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    9 pro tips for first-time wedding photographers

    | Photography Tips | Weddings | 05/08/2014 00:01am
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    We’ve already covered the essentials of how to photograph a wedding for the first time so you know that it’s a good idea to have shot list, shoot in raw format and double-up on kit. But the professionals have a few more helpful tricks that we’d like to share with you.

    9 pro tips for first-time wedding photographers

    Pro tips for first time wedding photographers: 1. Turn off the beep

    Opinion is somewhat divided on the focus confirmation beep for everyday shooting, but if you’re at a wedding you should definitely turn it off.

    There are at least three good reasons for this. Firstly, you want to blend into some scenes as much as possible, so you don’t want the beep drawing attention to the fact that you’re about to take a photograph.

    Also, if you’re allowed to shoot in the church during the ceremony, you don’t want the beep to interrupt the flow of events or be recorded on any video that’s being shot.

    And finally, the bride and groom expect you to know when the subject is in focus and not rely on an audible beep to say it’s okay to take the shot.

    SEE MORE: 10 wedding photography mistakes every beginner will make (and why it’s OK)

    Pro tips for first time wedding photographers: 2. Be smart but comfortable

    Our professional photographer's recommended gear: bum bags

    Most weddings are pretty fancy affairs and you don’t want to let the side down by turning up looking like a pile of washing.

    Equally, they tend to be long days and you have lots of kit to carry around so you should probably avoid a constricting, stiff collar, heavy suit and new, tight shoes.

    Wear clothes that are smart, but comfortable – especially the shoes.

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    Posted on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 at 12:01 am under Photography Tips, Weddings.

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