First Wedding Captures - Photo Tips for Amateurs

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Weddings that beautiful lifetime event is the most special day for the couple. Firsts are always so special, there is a lot of enthusiasm, and there are no inhibitions, one of the best ways of living your passion. Living your passion is a big responsibility and needs sincere efforts. So as you step into capturing your first wedding event, here are some tips that can keep you going.

First Wedding Capture Photo Tips:


1. Find your way into the heart of the couple

It is easy to feel LOST on your first wedding photo-shoot. But fortunately today for your preparation phase there are a lot of literature, audio-video available, and a strong social network. So if you’ve researched well, practiced your basics, your sincere efforts will most definitely reflect in what you capture. You will be exuberating with confidence, your captures will be professional and you can find your way into the heart of the couple.

2. Respect Boundaries

It is good to know your boundaries, and not cross them. The perfect moments happen when you feel you are not observed; the wedding photographer needs to be that inconspicuous presence. At your first wedding photo-shoot it is best to have that dialog with the clients and the minister to know the rituals, the flow for the day and what is expected, this will help you visualize and be prepared for the photo-shoot. You will also know your boundaries and can plan better.

3. Be in the moment, be prepared

There are no second takes for the wedding; if you’ve missed the moment you would have missed an essential memory. It is best to be alert, be in the moment, anticipate moments and capture them as they happen.

4. Basics all the way

The picture perfect captures have basics as foundations that will take you a long way. Mater your basics, remember about the exposure composition, aperture, shutter speed and ISO, learn, explore and experiment. These basics will keep you going on your journey in capturing wedding events. For the first wedding event, some trial shots could help you with finding feet before your run into capturing the live ceremony.

5. Invest in Post processing

Invest time in post processing your captures, to bring out the best in them. Enhancing, working and accentuating details will bring out better end results. Invest time in post processing and you will be amazed.

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