Evening Wedding Photography Tips for an Amateur

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The evening setting in brings along a romantic illuminated site,which is simply perfect for the wedding. Every wedding is unique and every story dear. So an evening wedding most definitely strings the romantic at heart. For the wedding couple it is an evening, which they will cherish and live for a lifetime. For the photographer, it is a good photographing opportunity. Here are some simple basics, which will help you as you photo shoot the big day:

Evening Wedding Photography Tips


1. Explore location

Exploring the wedding location, will give you that added benefit of familiarizing yourself with the venue. This will also help you in conceptualizing your frames and how you will capture the story of your clients. It will give you an early advantage to what the venue has to offer you. Whilst exploring, try doing it at the same time that the wedding will be conducted in a few days, so that you get a feel of what the evening will have to offer you on the big day.

2. Make best use of source of lights

As the evening sets in, try and make the best use of the golden hour. The colors are amazing and you will get some perfect clicks with the evening hues as they fade into the illuminated night. As you enter the lit up wedding venue, try and look out for the best sources of light to capture your subjects and make the best use of the light sources.

3. Capture the ambiance and mood

There is something magical about the lit up venue, so try and make the best of the ambiance and capture the mood of the moment. Every corner of the venue for the big day would be lit up, and the usages of light sources such as streamers, candles, and lanterns could help you get some perfect backdrops. The reflection of the moment on your subjects will make some excellent photographing opportunity. So be ready, and keep clicking.

4. Practice basics

Practicing basics will help you have a smooth photoshoot. So keep researching, testing the settings and practicing. You may wish to avoid the usage of flash to capture your subjects with the illuminated backdrop. In case you wish to focus only on the subjects try point and shoot, and the usage of flash. Use higher ISO, and slow down the shutter speed. You could also consider usage of tripod for avoiding any blurs during your captures.

5. Keep an open eye, look out for opportunities

Evening weddings may offer some excellent opportunities, like fireworks, the sparklers, the reflection of lights on water bodies, and the majestic venue all lit up. So keep an open eye and make the most of what the evening has to offer you.

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