Castles are perfect venues for that romantic journey of a lifetime.The majestic dynamism of the architecture, rustic and impressive interiors, the idyllic natural surroundings are simply a dream come true. Every couple would wish to relive their big day, and a dream destination of having a castle as the wedding venue can just be that perfect set-up which will remain engraved for years to come. For a photographer, there are plentiful of photographing opportunities in a magnificent castle. Here are a few tips, which could help photograph the wedding:
Castle Wedding Photography Tips
The majestic dynamism of the castle is something, which you would most definitely wish to capture. Try and explore the surroundings to conceptualise the perfect backdrops for capturing your subjects and you will find them in plenty. Make a shot list with the backdrops and try and use the natural idyllic surroundings, they will make some real perfect captures.
Capture intricate details
A castle will be like a magical box, giving you plenty of photographing opportunities. So keep an open eye, and capture the intricacies, which the castle provides you. The couple will be on a lookout for reliving the corners through your captures. Remember not to miss out on them.
Use wide angle
Try and explore using the wide angle perspective. You may wish to move far away from the subjects to capture them with the backdrop of the castle. With a wide angle may help you capture your subjects distinctly with the magical backdrop. Remember to practice your basics.
Castle interiors could be dimly lit. In absence of good quality of light, you will still have to make the most of the beautiful interiors and capture your subjects through the ceremony. Try and understand the environment inside the castle and look out for the main sources of lights, and improvise with lights. Also consider using reflectors.
Know the rules
Every location has its own set of rules, it is nice to know them and respect the rules. Figure out what the rules are for the wedding ceremony and the rules on the wedding location so you can plan and prepare your shots in accordance. And remember that you already have a big advantage of a stunning wedding venue, make the most of it, and have fun clicking!