Weddings are magical, the charm that can just about draw anyone to bless the wedding couple. The instinctive ability of the photographer can help capture the aura. It is the vision of a good photographer who could get some stunning live moments captured. Here, are some simple ways of being effective with your captures:
1. Capturing Camera-shy subjects
The wedding couple are the models for the day and it is obvious that they may not be modelling everyday. There would be subjects who are camera-shy and may not be comfortable during the photo-shoot. It is nice to go by your instincts in dealing with your subjects, remember each subject needs a different way of handling. The best shots are when your subjects are relaxed, and then the poses will not seem mechanical. And you would realize in time that the natural spontaneous moments are your perfect captures.
2. Story in Poses
Wedding poses taken elegantly can make the end results really effective. Have a dialog with the couple, make them relax, and request for poses, which are a perfect fit for the couple. Some poses are awkward and out-of-place and you can sense it, avoid overdoing and try and capture the story in the couple with as natural poses as possible.
3. Look around for the photographing opportunities
The wedding venue is bridal in its own respect, so beautifully decked up, and calling for attention. Do look around and try and capture the details, after all there was a lot of effort placed in every corner and some of the final shots would just make your story for the wedding couple complete. Listen and you will know your best photographing opportunities are closer than you think.
4. Adding Grain
Explore the usage of adding grain to some of the wedding rituals, which will simply enhance the moment. Adding grain could bring out a scintillating effect, remember to experiment and check out what adding the right grain really does.
5. The Action and Photographing opportunities
Wedding ceremonies and rituals are packed with action, the friends; family emotions spilling in every corner are actions, which need attention and capture. Do try and look out for action during the event and remember to be around to capture it. For a few events, which run parallel, having an assistant could help, this would help you not miss out on any photographing opportunity and you could have a complete story captured effectively.