As summer gets closer, the wedding season is also getting closer. As a photographer, that means you have lots of job ahead of you. Whether this is your first time of shooting or you have been shooting before, your main goal is to shoot a perfect picture.
Here are tips to help you take the best wedding photos.
- Scrim or Diffuse. You might find yourself shooting under harsh sunlight, and that is often the case during summer weddings. Using an inexpensive diffuser or scrim can help you take awesome photos. My advice is that you use a 5-in-1 system that’s using the translucent fabric from the reflector to shade the person you are shooting. However, you might have to increase your exposure by around 1/3rd of a stop to compensate for the little amount of light landing on the person you are shooting.
- Get wet. Its summer! It’s time to have fun. To take more professional photos, you have to think outside if the box. Try to offer the couple a shoot that is very daring. You can shoot the images of the couple underwater or you can shoot the couples with just the waves of the ocean crashing around them. These photos will be super creative and dramatic. However, you should not shoot this type of picture on the wedding day; the bride will definitely not want her cloth all wet.
- Shooting in the rain. We all know that summer doesn’t guarantee a perfect weather, but with a little creativity and preparation, you will still get great results despite the uncertain weather. For instance when rain starts falling during your wedding, instead of sitting and thinking of how disorganized your job is, you can think outside the box and try to achieve some romantic images even with the bad weather.
- Night shooting. The good thing about summer is that it offers us mild temperature enough to shoot images outside even in the evening. Technology has also helped photographers a lot especially when it comes to night shooting. When shooting in the night, look for great lighting either form the streets, cafés, or restaurants.
Shoot wide and high. To capture the couples and friends professionally and creatively, you should try to shoot from different angles. Ask your subjects to look directly at the camera and wait for the camera to click. Doing this lets you achieve a stunning photograph at a very brilliant angle.
— Jennifer Whittle (@JWhittle87) 18 de noviembre de 2017