One aspect of shooting a wedding is capturing the bride and the bridesmaids. Of course that also brings into context the groom and the groomsmen. But in this article we shall be concentrating on the bride and her entourage.
No two wedding photographers have the same approach. Needless to say, they don’t rely on the same tools either. A photographer’s style and vision usually dictates the tools that he carries in his/her camera bag. However, there are some tools which are universally popular. These make up the essential wedding photography gear-list. You are likely to find them in most wedding photographer’s bag. Ok, without further ado, here they are:
The first thing that you need to ensure is that the flash and the camera are able to communicate with each other without issues. I know some of you with an eye on such things would already be saying PocketWizard.
Budding wedding photographers are often faced with a difficult decision to make. How to choose the right lens for the big day?
A photographer has to worry about a number things and when I say a number things it does not always have to be related with his/her shooting gear. As a matter of fact what a photographer wears is just as important as what he uses to make his images.
Living in the United States and having no introduction to Indian culture and traditions, it is hard to imagine the kind of business potential that Indian weddings could have for you; i.e., if you are open to shoot Indian weddings.
Tips on using flash with color gels at a wedding event to ensure that the ambient light in the photo is balanced and get perfect photos
The importance of pre-wedding shots before the wedding to avoid the fear of facing a stranger on the big day and ensure beautiful wedding photos
There are a million different moments in any typical wedding that are worth making a shot. As the bride or the groom it is impossible to know in advance all the shots that they want. Yes, even though it is their wedding it is the photographer (you) who is more experienced in this regard. It is a better idea to speak to your couple and decide in advance the shots that they absolutely want to have in the wedding album. Your opinion would be invaluable in this regard.
How to photograph the bride
Following on the series on posing tips for wedding photographers we shall be looking at some tips to photograph the bride in this article.