10 essential wedding photography tips for the almost-pro

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.

10 essential wedding photography tips for the almost-pro

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.

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