Photography has constantly evolved and new aspects are constantly being brought to light.
Lighting is known as one of the most important elements that defines what an image will look like. Who would like to see a flat picture without a play of light? Whether natural or artificial light, you have to be aware of where the light comes from, where it hits the subject and whether or not it creates shadows or lights. An easy way to gauge how the lighting will affect an image you’re trying to capture is to just play Squintand you get a glimpse of the rays in your frame.
Most of the time, photographers shy away from natural light settings as this drastically reduces control.
However, freedom creates space for a lot of creativity. As with wedding shots taken during the day, natural light flows through and adds to the coveted shine.
Shot by Shrey Bhagat
While pictures from pre-wedding parties like Sangeet are always preferred and remembered for his Carefree and camaraderieIt’s time to change it up a little. There are many moments that happen at a wedding that are good enough for action shots, be it during the Haldi ceremony, when the bride and groom’s friends and cousins run after each other and pour all sorts of inventions on their heads, or the secret bar area, where the wildest moments often take place.
The participants in weddings are increasingly sensitive to the photo team and the organizers, sometimes they have conversations, sometimes they try to check whether they can catch a glimpse of themselves in the photos and videos. These equations also make it a much more interactive and fun experience for photographers, allowing them to get raw and honest shots.
Shot by Shrey Bhagat
Recording some instances in documentary format at a wedding is definitely out of the box, but makes an interesting addition to the after-films. The conversation the groom has with his friends while getting dressed for the pheras and the bride’s panic outbursts turning into a riot of laughter with her friends by her side are worth seconds to be captured what puts a smile on the customer’s face even years later.
Portrait photos are a classic, but clichéd, way to get this job done, but even this category is making headway.
Couples want a few shots for photo frames at home, but they also want their chemistry and individual personalities to be reflected in the pictures. Be it with their dog or a fun photo of them where their tongues aren’t goofy with each other, there is an active element that is added to the otherwise typical pose style of portrait photography.
Based on the idea of dumb, natural portraits, open seconds are increasingly valued and loved. Foreseeing a moment before it happens and setting the lens at a desired angle will not affect the moment.
Shot by Shrey Bhagat
With the increasing number of Instagram influencers and “bridal bloggers”, wedding photographers are inundated with requests for images that summarize the couple’s entire wedding trousseau. From outfits to makeup to shoes, handbags, jewelry, hairstyles and much more, every little detail is tracked to get featured on social media stories and posts.
Saving time on photography is what couples and their immediate families find hardest during the festivities. Everyone is always up to date and tries to get to the events in good time before their guests arrive. A few minutes away from the chaos add elegance and grandeur to wedding albums. Not only does everyone look good once they are dressed and before they get lost in the festivities, but those few minutes with immediate family members will prove valuable in hindsight too.
These unconventional nuances of wedding shooting are steadily gaining ground against traditional styles, which we also believe will never be lost entirely. There is always a mixture of conventional and contemporary elements, but however you prefer her images, photographs will always bring back memories of long-gone but deeply cherished moments.
(Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of YourStory.)