So far in our Professional Photographer to the Rescue series we’ve revealed a pro’s tips for music photography and the secret to shooting wild landscapes. This week we meet a professional photographer from one of the more stressful niches you can shoot: wedding photography. Our pro joins an amateur photographer on his first wedding shoot, offering his expert wedding photography tips and insider knowledge on the best equipment to have, posing tips, photo ideas and more.
While there are all sorts of wedding photography tips out there advising on everything from portrait lighting and off-camera flash techniques to the best couple poses, we thought we would offer some very specific advice for which we often get asked: namely, how to preserve the highlights in the wedding dress when shooting bridal photography.
The formal and informal group shot is always very popular at any social event including birthday parties, weddings or even on a night out with friends. However, the same mistakes seem to crop up, and often someone is looking away or blinking, only some people are smiling or everyone won’t fit in the frame. We reveal our best posing tips for group photos so you can start to improve your techniques and to get a shot that everyone will love.
In a recent post we looked at how much to charge for wedding photos when wedding photographers are just starting out in the business. In this post we’ll investigate how to plan your wedding photography shoots from the very beginning. We’ll look at how to make contact with potential clients, how to secure bookings all the way up to tips you might not have thought of that will leave you extra prepared on the day.
If you want to break into the wedding photography business and start shooting weddings on the side, how much should you charge for your services when starting out? We spoke to a number of jobbing wedding photographers to get their opinion.
Do you fancy yourself a wedding photographer? Or, rather, have you had the role of wedding photographer thrust upon you by desperate friends and over-confident family members? Don’t freak out. Help is here.
In the latest of our Photography Cheat Sheet series we’ve come up with what we believe are four of the trickiest conditions for shooting wedding photography. Within our cheat sheet we’ve crafted a handy little flow chart to get you through four of the most challenging situations you will face as a wedding photographer: shooting the bride’s arrival, inside the church, photographing the bride and groom and, finally, taking pictures of family and friends.
A collection of essential wedding photography tips, techniques and tricks for beginners – from candid wedding photography to a more classic approach…
Follow our stress-reducing wedding photography tips for shooting the big day – and get wedding photos the bride, groom and family will love.