A couples wedding day is full of emotion and the creation of new memories and milestones. A wedding photographer’s responsibility to document these memories is a contract of trust and ability. We’ve rounded up five of the most helpful tips for amateur photographers interested in the benefits of wedding photography.
#1. Support a professional photographer
The most valuable experience you can gain in the industry comes from the support of seasoned professionals. The first step is to offer your services. Remember that assisting does not work as a second photographer, but helps the photographer with his needs. Try to work with multiple photographers as you gain knowledge and keep a log of questions to ask the photographer during their downtime or after the wedding is over.
# 2. Create a prep and returntop plan
Preparation is the key to a successful wedding shoot. If possible, visit the rehearsal where much of the information you need is available. Thomas Baskind Photography makes sure that you put together an itinerary before the wedding day and look for the location for lighting and ideas for the best shots. Some venues such as churches do not allow the use of a flash indoors, so please remember to check with the administration for permission to use a flash indoors. Packing a second camera and a couple of extra charged batteries can save lives when you have a dead battery or a dead camera. In preparation for your first wedding, learn as much as you can about the different types of lighting and experiment with them well before the big day.
# 3. Prepare a list of recordings with the couple
The list of shots you want is an important detail that shouldn’t be overlooked. The options are endless, with a pre-prepared agenda including the wedding details, wedding party, family, and other guests. The couple can approve the prepared list and add any recordings that are not included.
# 4. Capture the first moments
The memories of the “first moments” as a married couple are sacred and an integral part of wedding photography. how to position these shots if you are unfamiliar or new to wedding photography. These recordings should be part of the prepared list and include the first look, the first kiss, the first dance as a married couple and the cake cutting as some examples of the first moments to be captured.
# 5. Continuous shooting mode
Burst mode is a great tool for weddings because you can take multiple shots in seconds. Some of the best pictures are taken right after the first shot. Why? The parties relax and the facial expressions become natural, resulting in beautiful, candid images.
Remember, have fun and celebrate couple’s day. A happy and enthusiastic photographer creates a more relaxed atmosphere, and this is the best environment to capture the couples sharing with friends and family.