Shooting wedding photography
Wedding Photography - 21 Tips for Amateur Wedding Photographers
“Help me, I’m photographing my first wedding! Give me some wedding photography tips, please!”
It’s a question that photographers frequently ask. So while I’m not a pro wedding photographer, I thought it was time to share a few tips on the topic of wedding photography.
I’ll leave the technical tips for photographing a wedding to the pros. But, as someone who has been asked to photograph numerous friends’ and family’s weddings, here are a few suggestions.
1. Create a shot list
One of the most helpful tips I’ve been given regarding wedding photography is to get the couple to think ahead about the shots that they’d like you to capture on the day.
Then compile a list so that you can check each shot off. This is particularly helpful in family shots. There’s nothing worse than getting the photos back and realizing you didn’t photograph the happy couple with Grandma!
2.Find a wedding photography family photo coordinator
I find that the family photo part of the day can be quite stressful. People are going everywhere, you’re unaware of the different family dynamics at play, and people are in a “festive spirit” (and have often been drinking a few spirits) to the point that it can be quite chaotic.
Get the couple to nominate a family member (or one for each side of the family) who can be the “director” of the shoot. They can round everyone up, help get them in the shot, and keep things moving so that the couple can get back to the party.
3. Scout the location
Visit the locations of the different places that you’ll be shooting before the big day.
While I’m sure most pros don’t do this, I find it really helpful to know where we’re going, to have an idea of a few positions for shots, and to know how the light might come into play. Before one or two weddings, I’ve even visited locations with the couples and took a few test shots (these made nice “engagement photos”).
4. In wedding photography, preparation is key
So much can go wrong on the day, so you need to be well-prepared. Have a backup plan (in case of bad weather), have batteries charged, memory cards blank, think about routes and times to get to places. Get an itinerary of the full day so you know what’s happening next. If you can, attend the rehearsal of the ceremony, where you’ll gather a lot of great information about possible positions to shoot from, the lighting, the order of the ceremony, etc.
5. Set expectations with the couple
Show the couple your work/style. Find out what they want to achieve, how many shots they want, what key things they want to be recorded, how the shots will be used (for prints, etc.). If you’re charging them for the event, make sure you have the agreement of price in place upfront.
6. Turn off the sound on your camera
Beeps during speeches, the kiss, and vows don’t add to the event. Switch off your camera sounds beforehand and keep them off.
7. Shoot the small details
Photograph rings, backs of dresses, shoes, flowers, table settings, menus, etc. These help give the end album an extra dimension. Flick through a wedding magazine at a newsstand for a little inspiration.
8. Use two cameras
Beg, borrow, hire, or steal an extra camera for the day, and set it up with a different lens. I try to shoot with one wide-angle lens (great for candid shots and in tight spaces, particularly before the ceremony in the preparation stage of the day) and one longer lens (it can be handy to have something as large as 200mm if you can get your hands on one; I use a 70-200mm).
9. Consider a second wedding photographer
Having a second photographer can be a great strategy. It means less moving around during the ceremony and speeches, and it allows for one photographer to capture the formal shots while the other gets candid shots. It also takes a little pressure off you as “the one” who has to get every shot!
10. Be bold but not obtrusive
Timidity won’t get you “the shot,” so sometimes you need to be bold to capture a moment.
However, timing is everything, and thinking ahead to get in the right position for key moments is important so as not to disrupt the event.
In a ceremony, I try to move around at least 4-5 times, but I try to time my move to coincide with songs, sermons, or longer readings. During the formal shots, be bold, know what you want, and ask for it from the couple and their party. You’re driving the show at this point of the day and need to keep things moving.
11. Learn how to use diffused light
The ability to bounce a flash or to diffuse it is key. You’ll find in many churches that light is very low. If you’re allowed to use a flash (and some churches don’t allow it), think about whether bouncing the flash will work (remember that if you bounce your flash off a colored surface it will add a color cast to the picture), or whether you might want to buy a flash diffuser to soften the light.
If you can’t use a flash, you’ll need to use a fast lens at wide apertures and/or bump up the ISO. A lens with image stabilization might also help. Learn more about using flash diffusers and reflectors.
12. Shoot in RAW
I know that many readers feel that they don’t have the time for shooting in RAW (due to extra processing), but a wedding is one time that it can be particularly useful, as RAW gives so much more flexibility to manipulate shots after taking them. Weddings can present photographers with tricky lighting that results in the need to manipulate exposure and white balance after the fact, and RAW will help with this considerably.
13. Display your shots at the reception
One of the great things about digital photography is the immediacy of it as a medium. One of the fun things I’ve seen more and more photographers doing recently is taking a computer to the reception, uploading shots taken earlier in the day, and letting them rotate as a slideshow during the evening. This adds a fun element to the night.
14. Consider your backgrounds
One of the challenges of weddings is that there are often people going everywhere, including the backgrounds of your shots. Particularly with the formal shots, scope out the area where they’ll be taken ahead of time and look for good backgrounds.
Ideally, you’ll want uncluttered areas and shaded spots out of direct sunlight where there’s unlikely to be a great aunt wandering into the back of the shot. Read more on getting backgrounds right.
15. Don’t discard your “mistakes”
The temptation with digital is to check images as you go and to delete those that don’t work immediately. The problem with this is that you might just be getting rid of some of the more interesting and useable images. Keep in mind that images can be cropped or manipulated later to give you some more artsy/abstract shots that can add real interest to the end album.
16.Change your perspective
Get a little creative with your shots. While the majority of the images in the end album will probably be fairly “normal” or formal poses, make sure you mix things up a little by taking shots from down low, up high, at a wide angle, etc.
17. Wedding group shots
One thing I’ve done at every wedding I’ve photographed is attempted to photograph everyone who is in attendance in one shot. The way I’ve done this is to arrange for a place that I can get up high above everyone straight after the ceremony. This might mean getting a tall ladder, using a balcony, or even climbing on a roof. The beauty of getting up high is that you include everyone’s face, and you can fit a lot of people in a single shot.
The key is to quickly be able to get everyone to the place you want them to stand, and to be ready to get the shot without having everyone stand around for too long. I’ve found that the best way to get everyone to the spot is to get the bride and groom there and to have a couple of helpers herd everyone in that direction. Read more on how to take group photos.
18. Fill flash
When shooting outside after a ceremony or during the posed shots, you’ll probably want to keep your flash attached to give a little fill flash. I tend to dial the flash back a little (a stop or two) so that shots are not blown out. But, particularly in backlit or midday shooting conditions where there can be a lot of shadow, fill flash is a must. Read more about using fill flash.
19. Continuous shooting mode
Having the ability to shoot a lot of images fast is very handy on a wedding day, so switch your camera to its continuous shooting mode and use it. Sometimes it’s the shot you take a second after the formal or posed shot when everyone is relaxing that really captures the moment!
20. Expect the unexpected
One more piece of advice that someone gave me on my own wedding day: “Things will go wrong, but they can be the best parts of the day. ”
In every wedding that I’ve participated in, something tends to go wrong with the day. The best man can’t find the ring, the rain pours down just as the ceremony ends, the groom forgets to do up his fly, the flower girl decides to sit down in the middle of the aisle, or the bride can’t remember her vows.
These moments can feel a little panicky at the time. But it’s these moments that can actually make a day and give the bride and groom memories. Attempt to capture them, and you could end up with some fun images that sum up the day really well.
I still remember the first wedding I photographed, where the bride and groom’s car crashed into a tram on the way to the park where we were going to take photos. The bride was in tears, the groom stressed out. But after we’d all calmed down, people began to see some of the funny side of the moment, and we even took a couple of shots before driving on to the park. They were among everyone’s favorites.
Weddings are about celebrating; they should be fun. The more fun you have as the photographer, the more relaxed those you are photographing will be. Perhaps the best way to loosen people up is to smile as the photographer (warning: I always come home from photographing weddings with sore jaws and cheeks because of my smiling strategy).
How to Photograph a Wedding
Knowing how to photograph a wedding well requires a great deal of responsibility and serious proficiency in photography. This subgenre of portraiture, along with high-end photojournalism, doesn’t allow for mistakes.
There is no room for wrong exposures and out of focus images because there is no second chance to capture a certain moment. Having a few wedding photo tips and practicing them can help greatly when on location for the shoot and to be a successful wedding photographer.
Despite these frightening facts, wedding photography whether an indoor or outdoor wedding photography shoot, can be an extremely rewarding experience for a photographer. It brings together many different elements and styles found in other genres, such as glamour, landscape and documentary photography.
Some exceptionally creative photographers organize surreal photo shoots to give a certain fairy tale touch to weddings, while others rely more on unique post-processing techniques.
No matter these different approaches, one thing holds true for sure – wedding photography has to be extraordinary!
Beautiful, emotional and in a way, magical.Image by Adrianna van Groningen
Engaged couples often have high expectations when it comes to their wedding photographs and it is not always easy to meet such demands.
In order to perform your best under such pressure, it is crucial to be well-organized when photographing weddings. You should have a reliable gear and bring a second shooter if possible. It is also important to be punctual and know the schedule so that you don’t miss any important moments.
As a wedding photographer, you will be expected to cover all aspects of the wedding like rehearsal party, bridal party, wedding venue, table settings, wedding ceremony, dance floor photos, wedding party, wedding reception, bridal portraits, family photos, etc. Whether you are an assistant photographer working for a professional wedding photographer or you have your own wedding photography business, here are some of the best wedding photography tips that will help you to capture those personal moments on the wedding day.
Since the gear is so essential, we will start with hints and tips for wedding photography equipment and work towards more specific advice on shooting techniques.
What is The Best Gear For Wedding Photography?1. Full-frame camera (plus backup camera)
By far, the most popular choices at the moment are Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Nikon D850 or Nikon D5, as well as mirrorless models Sony A7R III and Fujifilm X-Pro2.
It’s problematic shooting weddings with DX cameras because wedding halls are often poorly lit and you need the bigger sensor in order to be able to shoot without a flash or LED lamps. In addition to full-frame models, medium-format cameras such as Pentax 645Z or Hasselblad H5D-50c perform outstandingly well.Image by Michael Gaida on Pixabay2. The best zoom and prime lenses for wedding photography
In order to have a great variety of shots, it’s good to alternate between zoom and prime lenses. As for the best lens for a wedding, the following lenses are highly esteemed among wedding photographers:
- Canon 35mm f/1.4L,
- Canon 85mm f/1.2L II,
- Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II,
- Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8,
- Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II,
- Nikon 24mm f/1.4G.
- Sigma art lenses are also very popular nowadays, such as Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART.
It’s next to impossible to shoot weddings with kit lenses due to their f-stop limitations and inferior quality.
Fisheye lenses are a nice extra feature to include in your wedding gear, because they give a unique look to everything, even to most ordinary scenes. The barrel distortion toward the edges of the frame can have a rather artistic vibe.
Also, lenses like Nikon 16mm f/2.8 FX or Canon 8-15mm f/4 USM are a common choice.3. Using flash at a wedding
On-camera or off-camera flashes are necessary when shooting weddings (but make sure you check first with the celebrant as a courtesy). While you don’t have to use them all the time, sometimes it’s impossible to avoid them. The best solution is to have a model that supports both TTL and manual mode.
TTL mode is really helpful for wedding photographers since they move around a lot and don’t have enough time to change settings for every shot they take.
Flashes that are most common for wedding photography are Canon 600EX-RT, Nikon SB-910, Godox TT350 and Yongnuo YN-622.Image by Jgkstreety on Pixabay4. Portable continuous lighting
Flash is not the only option for wedding photographers who need to cope with poorly lit venues
Portable LED lamps are getting more and more common these days since they are highly reliable and it’s easy to control and change their strength and direction.
The only issue is that some models have short battery life. The most popular LEDs are Lowell GL-1 Power LED, Yongnuo YN-160 Video Light and Westcott Ice Light.5. Light diffuser
Probably the easiest way to improve the quality of light from the camera mounted flash is to bounce the light off of a ceiling or wall.
However, wedding photography is quite demanding and it requires really soft light in order to achieve those truly flattering portraits. Diffusers such as the splendid Gary Fong (Lightsphere) or a typical Omni-bounce are widely used among wedding photographers.6. Drone
A drone may be the latest fad among wedding photographers and videographers. However, high-end clients usually expect to have a couple of aerial shots at their wedding so it’s not a bad idea to invest in drone technology.
DJI Mavic Pro is a great choice but make sure you research first.7. Additional equipment
There are a few other gadgets to have in mind when shooting weddings. If you’re using multiple flash setups, you’ll definitely need wireless radio triggers to sync your flashes.
Furthermore, for those who don’t have any photo assistants, it’s advisable to carry tripods, monopods and super clamps, because they can hold anything in place securely.
Finally, things like a heavy duty camera backpack, extra memory cards, and extra batteries are a must, because accidents happen and it’s good to be prepared for any kind of troublesome experience.Image by maya 7966 on Pixabay
Wedding Photography Shot List Reminder
Even though every wedding is a little bit different, there are some common points to keep in mind when planning your shoot. Shooting the couples' engagement photos will also help to meet up with them and get to know them better. Knowing how to photograph a wedding well involves knowing this shot list well too.
Making a simple list of shots you have to take is a great reminder and it can help any photographer deal with chaotic experiences much better.
Group photos with family members and guests tend to be the most stressful part of the shoot, so it’s good to write down what kind of photographs or family shots you can’t miss under any circumstances.
The shot list should be divided into four parts – pre-ceremony, ceremony, reception and portraits (single and group shots) and each part should have at least 15-20 different ideas to work through.
When it comes to larger weddings with 100+ guests it is essential to speak to the bride and groom and make a list of guests they want to be photographed with.
If you will be shooting a destination wedding, there are many things you will need to talk about and plan besides the shot list mentioned here, so you get the entire wedding captured without any hassle.Image by NGDPhotoworks on Pixabay
How to Photograph a Wedding: Getting TechnicalAvoiding wrong exposures
As we’ve already mentioned, there is no room for mistakes in wedding photography. The photos have to be shot in RAW because wedding albums are always edited in Lightroom and Photoshop and JPEGs limit you in what you can change and add in post-processing.
In order to avoid wrong exposures, there are two very useful tricks:
- Firstly, it’s not necessary to shoot in manual mode all the time; aperture priority mode comes in handy when you need to walk around looking for special moments but you don’t want to worry about your shutter speed.
- Secondly, using live view exposure preview can eliminate those test shots you need to take before nailing the right exposure. This can be a true life-saver if you don’t have time for test shots.
One more thing to be really careful about when shooting weddings (and especially when shooting a bride) is the highlight warning. Most cameras nowadays have this setting; the areas of the image that are overexposed will flash red on your LCD screen.
This usually happens when you shoot a bride outdoors in the sun and it means you have to lower your exposure so that you don’t lose the fine details of her wedding dress.
It’s always safer that the wedding photos are slightly underexposed than overexposed, in case you can’t get the perfect exposure.Image by Jasenka GrujinOptimal aperture and shutter speed
While it’s hard to recommend the best combination of aperture, shutter speed and ISO for wedding photography, there’s a certain range of settings that work well in the majority of cases.
The shutter speed of 1/60 or 1/80 prevents blurriness while the aperture that is in between f/1.8 and f/5.6 can accommodate various types of portraits. For example, the depth of field at f/2.8 is usually more than enough to have both the bride and groom in focus, while the aperture of f/5.6 works well with larger groups of people.
If the light conditions are reasonably good, ISO doesn't have to be more than 400. Under any circumstances, raising ISO more than it’s necessary should be avoided.Using Servo AF
Besides ideal exposures, the correct focus is something that every wedding photographer has to be extremely careful about. AI Servo AF is the ideal mode for shooting moving subjects at wedding venues. This AF mode is designed to capture moving subjects properly when the focusing distance keeps changing. If you hold down the shutter button halfway while in Servo AF mode, your subject will be focused continuously.Image by Toanmda on Pixabay
Flash OptionsOn-camera or off-camera speedlight
Using an on-camera speedlight gives very limited possibilities to wedding photographers. Yet, it can be used for outdoor portraits, combined with natural light. In such case, speedlight plays the role of a fill light, which usually works great.
If a speedlight is used indoors, its head should be angled slightly sideways to get a directional bounce and avoid overly flat or washed out images. Off-camera flash is a much better option for weddings. Professional wedding photographers often carry 3-4 speedlights with them along with a few transceivers.
The main advantage of this approach is that there is no direct light hitting the subject; the light source is always slightly off on the side. This kind of setting can be used not only for portraits but also for detail shots such as rings shots, cakes and flowers.
The third option would be asking an assistant or second shooter to hold the off-camera flash at an arm’s length away from the camera. While this is not always practical at crowded wedding venues, it can yield great results under the right circumstances.Using rear curtain sync
It’s a good idea to change the default flash setting from front curtain sync to rear curtain sync when shooting weddings.
Rear curtain sync tells the flash to go off at the end of the exposure, not at the beginning of it. This means that any motion blur will appear behind the subject instead of in front of it, which makes dancing scenes much more realistic.Image by Rojurnalist on Pexels
Photographing The Bride And The Groom
When thinking and planning how to photograph a wedding, clearly the stars of the occasion are the bride and groom and these can be some of the most precious shots you will take on the day. Here are some things you should give special consideration to.Candid shots
A great weddings album features a nice balance of candid moments and posed shots. It is up to your clients to decide what approach they cherish more so that you know what kind of shots should be more dominant.
You should definitely ask the couple about any special requests they may have.
When it comes to typical moments for a candid approach such as the first kiss, first dance, smiles of parents and close relatives, these happen very fast and you have to be very attentive to them.
Other interesting moments that are worth paying attention to are photogenic kids smiling and playing around, people whispering about something seemingly important, unexpected laughter and so on.
We can’t plan or recreate such moments and that’s why they represent a real treasure. They are rare and couples usually love such shots.Image by Jasenka GrujinPosing techniques
Posing people doesn’t require any special talent – anyone can learn it.
One of the basic rules to apply when shooting couples is to make people touch each other. Possibilities are countless; they can hold hands, rest heads on each other’s shoulder, lean against each other, lay folded in each other’s arms and so on.
There is something very intimate about seeing people touching and it can make your portraits much more powerful. If your clients are adventurous and in good physical condition, you can ask them to do something more acrobatic as well; they can jump, raise each other, crawl, swim in a nearby river or ocean – there are basically no limits.
Another great suggestion for posing is to make people play around with their clothing and accessories.
For instance, you can tell the groom to unbutton and button his jacket up or ask the bride to be playful and spin around to show how gorgeous her wedding dress is.
A photographer who can bring out people's inner child is doing a great job!
Posing groups of people is much more demanding than posing couples, but this is the perfect occasion to ask the second shooter to help you manage these groups efficiently. It is crucial to align the group properly and to make sure everybody is focused on the camera because these issues can’t be fixed in post-processing.
It’s necessary to take extra shots for each group and try out 2 or 3 different alignments especially for very large groups. Switching from couple portraits to group portraits also means that you should probably change the aperture in order to avoid mistakes with a too shallow depth of field.Image by Jasenka Grujin
The Secrets Of Great CompositionAvoiding bad backgrounds
Most wedding photographers have at some point forgotten to notice a bad background and regretted this mistake while doing post-processing.
Fixing bad backgrounds can be an extremely time consuming and painstaking task. Yet, it's so easy to lose track of backgrounds and concentrate solely on the subject especially during weddings; this “background awareness’’ should be trained in order to avoid repeating the same mistake over and over again.
In fact, backgrounds should be treated just like one of your camera's settings – they are as important as shutter speed, aperture and ISO.
Bad backgrounds come in all shapes and sizes – weird or tacky patterns, too many details or distracting details, unpleasant colors, people who are unaware that someone else is posing and so on. Take everything into consideration.Image by Jasenka GrujinTraditional Vs Unusual Shots
There’s nothing more important than a great variety when it comes to composing your wedding photographs. You should know the classical rules but also be able to break them in a meaningful way.
The rule of thirds is one of the most typical rules and while it’s probably over-hyped, it can still help you become mindful of off-centre compositions.
You have to be aware that every setting has its own ‘’default rules’’ and you shouldn’t force your ideas before considering these rules. For example, when you encounter a scene with almost perfect symmetry in the background, a symmetrical composition is something you should start from.
The same goes for asymmetrical backgrounds; instead of trying to fix them, you can align your subjects in a rather unusual way or come up with some avant-garde posing ideas.
If you can’t control the chaos, join it!Image by Fabio Alves
Another great way to spice up your compositions is to follow the lines; for instance, if you see a bunch of lines going in the same direction, follow them and place your subject at the end (or at the beginning) of those lines.
You can add a dash of creativity to your wedding photography compositions by utilizing reflections, such as mirrors, glass tables or puddles of water. You can even shoot some fine art photography styles for a more classic look. This way you will be able to capture unique and great wedding photos.
Another way to create something intriguing is shooting through objects, such as leaves or branches – this approach adds intimacy to the scene because the photographer plays the role of “spy”. Getting close-up in your compositions also adds this vibe of intimacy but it can be used to capture interesting details as well, such as jewellery, flowers or the bride’s hairstyle.
Using wide compositions can be as powerful as shooting close-ups, just in a very different way. When you have a gorgeous sunset or a historical building, it’s important to capture their beauty because they make a dramatic backdrop for the newlyweds.Image by Jasenka Grujin
Meaningful Post-Processing for Wedding PhotographsEditing trends vs personal aesthetics
Wedding photography, just like the entire business of weddings, is influenced by the flow of trends. There are so many tutorials on wedding photography and so many Lightroom presets you can buy that it’s hard to understand where to start and how to create images of the highest quality.
Rather than following all these trends, the best solution is to talk with your clients openly – they can tell you what they like. Some clients prefer intensely processed photos that look like digital art while others like it natural and minimal. Some prefer black and white, while others want everything in color.
It’s important not to insist on your own aesthetics – you should try to make your client’s wishes come true as much as you’re able to.Image by SevenMinuteChannel on PixabayAvoiding chaos and randomness
In order to save your time and avoid frustrations, try to organize your editing workflow efficiently. Once you have opened all the files and decided which ones you want to keep, you can start with making basic corrections in Lightroom.
These corrections include:
- color temperature
When you come across images that have been shot in similar conditions, you might want to group them and process them using the ‘’sync’’ option in Lightroom, which is extremely useful for wedding photography.
After you have completed the basic corrections, you can move to Photoshop and work on more complex steps of editing such as skin corrections and various custom effects.
While there are no rules when it comes to these advanced steps, skin corrections should be done really well, because your clients certainly want to look their best in their wedding photographs.
The same goes for fixing common issues such as garment wrinkles – every wedding photographer should be proficient in this.Image by SevenMinuteChannel on Pixabay
Rejoice With Your Clients!
In addition to all these rules, there’s one thing no wedding photographer should ever forget. A wedding is a happy event and a great occasion for everyone (including photographers) to feel good and enjoy the abundance of positive emotions and small joys of life.
If you shoot such a special event while in a depressive or anxious mood, this will surely affect the experience of your clients.
Connecting with people around you in an emotional and not just in a strictly professional way will make the quality of your work and your own experience much more profound.
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Wedding photography is two things: speed of thinking and realism — Russian photo
Wedding photography is two things:
speed of thinking and realism
December 21, 2019
A wedding is a special holiday in the history of every “newly made” family. And not to capture it in the pictures is a real crime. A member of the Russian Photo club, reporter and wedding photographer Evgeny Rudnitsky knows how to create an unforgettable light atmosphere in photographs that will melt the heart of the viewer in a matter of seconds. Tips for a beginner wedding photographer, about directing wedding photography and its main components in an interview for our magazine.
— Eugene, please tell us about your professional path in the world of photography.
— Photography began for me since childhood. In the village, dad took pictures of me at FED 5c, then at home in the bathroom, by the light of a red lamp, we developed the pictures. I loved these photos, and the camera itself, and most importantly, these moments of magic. Much later, when compact electronic cameras appeared, I began to photograph everything that I saw, in the hope that I would take a picture with a sunset or a dandelion on an ordinary soap dish, which would be worthy of all the best awards in photography, but for some reason I don’t out. However, I liked the process itself, and now I have a brand new Canon 450D SLR in my hands, which my parents gave me for my birthday. It was from him that something began that later grew into a professional activity.
After several years of theory and practice at home, I went to study as a photojournalist at the Yu. I liked being at the center of the event, I liked taking shots that, perhaps someday, many years later, will gain value. In the process of learning, I also got the first wedding orders, as most often happens, from friends or acquaintances. It was scary and unclear how to shoot a wedding, but the desire to learn something new overcame fear. Of course, the first shootings were like the first pancake - lumpy, but the couples still had photos for memory. The desire to become a wedding photographer and learn how to shoot beautifully became huge, and I began to work in this direction.
— What attracts you to wedding photography?
- Wedding photography should be done without regard to the monetary component. First of all, you must do the work, putting your soul into it, try not to repeat yourself from the previous shootings, make the story of this particular day and these guys who trusted you. To be able to win over a couple so that they trust you and feel like with their old friend. You need to adapt to the surrounding conditions and make decisions instantly, because every minute of the wedding day is precious! And if it comes out, you get a huge buzz from work.
— What do you think is the most important thing in wedding photography?
- Two points: the speed of thinking and realism. Let me explain. The wedding day is often very dynamic, and your work most often depends on the circumstances - the groom is late, the decorators do not have time to decorate the site, the weather or route changes dramatically, and so on. Under these conditions, you need to quickly, right on the go, come up with and adjust a shooting plan so that every minute is in work and used to the maximum on my part. As for realism, I mean the output image. I am a supporter of reportage photography, it is important for me to make the story as realistic as possible, close to what happened on that day. I try to avoid staging when it can be done, and significant color correction.
- Tell us about the difficulties you faced or are facing during your wedding photo session.
- Difficulties can arise long before the wedding photo shoot. For example, many couples choose a photographer without understanding what they want at the exit, or understanding, but not comparing it with their wedding day. They see his portfolio, they like how this or that wedding was filmed, they say: “We want something like this,” and when we start discussing their wedding day, it becomes clear that the story that they took as an example, in these conditions it will be incredibly difficult to reproduce.
— What is the minimum set of photographic equipment you need for photography?
— Every wedding is unique. For each wedding, you need to choose your minimum set of photographic equipment. But, of course, in 90% of cases, my kit consists of two cameras, a universal fast lens with a focal length of 24-70 2.8, a portrait lens with a fast aperture of 50 or 80mm. A set of flashes, a reflector, as well as a mobile studio light for organizing small photo zones at banquets.
— Do you think you have your own style in wedding photography? If yes, how would you describe it?
— My own style in wedding photography is an abstract thing for me at the moment. If you look at the photographs of different series mixed up, you can notice their common style, but as a photographer I am in constant search of something new, I try to somehow change in terms of the style of photographs.
— Are there your inspirations among wedding photographers? Why?
— I follow the work of Alexei Malyshev and Konstantin Eremeev — I like their reporting component, work with light and angles, it inspires me. Ivan Troyanovsky makes incredible works that convey the whole gamut of feelings. There are many other great and talented photographers that I follow and inspire, but the work of Alexey, Konstantin and Ivan is in the top for me.
- Define the phrase "wedding photographer". Who is he?
- A wedding photographer is an open, sociable, cheerful, creative, reliable and responsible person who loves his job very much.
- How to start your professional career in wedding photography for a beginner ?
- For a beginner, I advise you to watch high-quality wedding content as much as possible, to gain a lot of experience in order to make quick decisions during shooting. Examples shot in certain conditions will pop up in your head, and you will be able to quickly react, build a frame and not miss the moment.
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Wedding photography - Wedding photography services on photo and video
We implement high-quality projects of any complexity. We carry out works in the conditions of weddings in the temple, ceremonies and celebrations. Give company employees a record of an important event. We will do the job responsibly, create an excellent wedding video.
After preparing the bride and groom for the event, that is, the process of dressing, creating hair, makeup and other things, traditional ceremonies are held. A full-fledged shooting of weddings provides for the stage of compiling a video with the ransom of the bride, the process of a trip to the place of painting. We will work with the highest quality to create an excellent, positive clip. Contact the studio to order services.
Prices for video filming services 90
An important stage is the ransom and other wedding ceremonies. Fixing them allows you to make the video the most interesting, positive. Such events provide for many nuances and requirements. In the turmoil, the operator must capture excellent shots in order to make a full-fledged clip out of them. However, the process of filming requires appropriate technical parameters. Our staff will provide the necessary equipment to obtain high-quality images.
It is necessary to provide wedding photography and video shooting to the studio, because operators guarantee a good result. Amateur videography does not provide many good shots. A novice cameraman will not be able to beat the shots to get a great angle and great material. Employees of the company will provide responsible recording of the event.
You can apply for an order on the website and in the office of the organization in Moscow. We carry out work using professional equipment of various types. If necessary, the employees will perform aerial video filming, as well as create a clip of the newlyweds' wedding walk. Visit the site to apply for a project study.
Professional wedding photography services
Newlyweds always want to capture their important date on video and photos. This allows you to save the memory of the birth of a new family. Our videographers will help create romantic and attractive video clips that will show the newlyweds themselves, relatives, parents, friends and guests of the holiday. Our operators have all the necessary professional skills and knowledge that help them do the job as efficiently and efficiently as possible.
When filming a wedding, a multi-camera and reportage type is usually used. We take a responsible approach to each stage of work, which allows us to achieve the most ideal results. The cost of shooting a wedding will be formed from its type, urgency, timing, venue and the desired format of the video (clip, film, etc.). Wedding photography is a unique opportunity to keep the warm moments of the holiday forever.
A wedding celebration is the most important event in the life of newlyweds.
Since many parts of the event are forgotten over time, and you want to keep the memory of them, the best option is to order a wedding videographer and cameraman. Creating a film from the wedding will allow you to enjoy the mood and atmosphere of this day at any time. Our specialists use modern technologies and high-quality video cameras when shooting weddings. Accordingly, the videos are professional and clear. Improve footage allows video editing. It can also be used to add various special effects and musical accompaniment.
Video filming of weddings in Moscow
Filming of weddings
In the studio you can order professional services of a photographer, videographer, and specialists also perform video editing.