Weddings are exciting; it is bliss to see every corner so beautifully alive and full of life. A photographing opportunity at a wedding can be really awesome and as a beginner it can both add to nerves as well as have that adrenalin effect while photo-shooting the event. Here are some simple steps, which can make wedding photography a smooth process:
Steps to Begin:
1. Know your contract
It is nice to know your clients well, their expectations and the contract details perfectly. The first dialog would set tone to the contract and also keep the clients posted about your experience in the photography zone. Once you know the details this would help you to start with planning and preparation.
2. Update skills
This will be a continual process; your passion to photography needs to be incessantly fuelled by keeping update with the newest wedding photography styles, trends and techniques. Observe stalwarts, be an intern, read wedding photography literature available in magazines, blogs and keep yourself enthused. Try and master basics and practice your shots, this will sure help on ground on the special day.
3. Prepare well
The heart to a good photo-shoot is making sure that you have planned and prepared well. Create a detailed plan, with checklists of gear to be carried and also the plan for the shots. It is nice to speak with the couple to get a quick insiders view for the shots to be taken, and this also sets a comfort tuning, the more relaxed the couple will be with you, the closer you will get to your perfect shots.
4. Be assisted
It is always nice to be assisted. This will make sure that you have not missed on capturing the special moments of the day. And as a beginner this will also put you at ease, once you relax and start enjoying the rhythm, remember you will get some really cool shots.
5. Have fun
The more relaxed you are, and as you are enjoying the photo-shoot, remember that it will reflect, and folks around will be at ease too. Don’t stress out; just be a part of the magic of the moment and you will find magic in your captures too.