Techniques of Good Wedding Photography

One of the many subjects that you will tackle as an amateur photographer is wedding photography. Here are some techniques that will help you to succeed in this.

When doing wedding photography, I find that it is really helpful if you are using two cameras. Source one that you can use - either by borrowing or getting an extra one that you have - and fit it with lenses that are different from the first one. Get a wide angle lens and put it on one camera. This is perfect if you are taking candid pictures or shooting in tight areas. The other camera should have a longer lens; go as high as 200mm if you can.

Remember that when doing wedding photography, you need to be bold with taking the pictures but you must never be an obstruction. You have to be bold at taking a particular shot that you think is lovely. At the same time you must try to never disrupt what is going on. Remember that this is a special day for the couple and you are only there to capture the memories. You get the chance to ask for all the poses you want once you are already taking the formal shots. Think about the placings and the poses that you think will make the picture work.

Diffused light can be your best friend when you are doing wedding photography. You have to be able to bounce the flash. This has to do with the effort to be unobtrusive. Most churches have really low lighting so you are often forced to work with a flash. You can opt for a lens equipped with image stabilization to aid you in this.

You might often shy away from shooting in RAW since you know that this takes up more time in the after-processing stage but this could be a great opportunity when doing wedding photography. It gives you more leeway to manipulate the image.

Since you are using digital photography, you can make your mark as a good wedding photographer if you can show the shots right away. Do this during the reception so that the audience can already see the shots you have taken of them.

It will also be beneficial if you ask another person to do the wedding photography with you. This is a great technique since it means that you will not move around as much. There are many things going on in a wedding and it is great if you can capture most of it.