Nowhere is this more true than in the competitive world of wedding photography. You may have shot a few weddings for friends, and now you’re getting offers for paid shoots. While exciting on one hand, this can also give you a case of pre-wedding nerves!
In this post we’ve rounded up 10 essential wedding photography tips for the ‘almost-pro’ photographer who wants to take his or her wedding photography to the next level.
Wedding Photography Tips for the Almost-Pro: 01 Pre-wedding planning
Arrange a pre-wedding shoot with your bride and groom away from the venue. Try using a 70-200mm lens at f/5.6 to ensure both are in focus. Keep it relaxed – this is all about getting to know the couple and their requirements.
Wedding Photography Tips for the Almost-Pro: 02 Start off simple
Taking your lights into the bride’s bedroom may not be the best start to her day! Make use of window light and meter off her face, underexposing a little to control highlights on the dress.