Wedding photography is as important as acquiring a piece of artwork. With the expectation that it will increase in value as it grows older. Though a casual Wedding Photographer, it seems that my skill is more challenged when I’m engaged on such thrilling activity.
I get excited to receive random bookings from friends and acquaintances asking me to capture their moments. This leaves me great satisfaction at the end of every celebration. I love capturing raw emotions of the celebrants and guests.
Here are few important pointers that I normally observe during weddings. I have to note them down so I won’t miss any chances.
- Create a ‘shot/photo list’ before the event. With the help of the couple we discuss the details and I give them overview of the things that I will be dealing on the big day.
- Checking the gadgets and getting it ready before the event is really important. SD cards needs to be emptied, battery re-charged, lenses tucked inside the camera bag.
- It helps to have two cameras. One in portrait lens and another in wide angled 18-200.
- Take lots of day shots as I am more of a natural light photographer and not a big fan of flash aided photos. As much as possible take 1000 photos per hour. Too unrealistic but I wish to try.
- Take shots of small details. This is the part which I like the most. It requires few creative touches to make things just right.
- Have fun! I make sure that I find joy in what I do so as to minimize the stress and perhaps loosen the smiles of the people around me.