How to become a wedding photographer

How to become a wedding photographer

Wedding photography has long been established as a popular way to make money from your photography, but it can also be stressful, time-consuming and expensive to get started. 

Because of that, it’s a good idea to start off slowly, perhaps shooting weddings for family members or friends, before deciding if it’s really for you. Along with the necessary photographic talent – because the photos you take will be a couple’s greatest reminder of their day – you will need to be authoritative and take charge of proceedings when it’s time to get your images, but also be friendly, approachable and great with people.

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The sister print publication to this website, Digital Camera Magazine is Britain's best-selling photography publication – and it can also be purchased outside the United Kingdom as Digital Camera World. 

Digital Camera Magazine is packed with more expert advice and more inspirational images than any other title, with the sole aim of helping you become a better photographer. Every issue we also bring you a selection of great gifts which are designed to help you get more from your photography – everything from tips cards and cheat sheets to free software and bookazines. 

In addition to inspirational images, interviews, projects, mini tests and tutorials, each issue is packed with news, reviews and comparisons, as well as photographer vs photographer shootouts and head-to-head challenges using the best photo editing software.

The magazine is captained by Editor Niall Hampton.