Weddings that special day which one wishes to remember and relive in years to come. As a photographer it is a huge responsibility to get those perfect shots for the couple. As a beginner you would not have inhibitions and there is freshness in perspective, so follow your instincts, learn from everything which the environment has to offer and go create that magic for the special day.
Here are a few things as a learner we would wish to keep in mind:
A Learner’s perspective:
1. RAW Vs. JPEG
Remember to shoot in RAW
; the post-processing control it gives you is quite amazing. Learn more about RAW it does give you that extra edge which will give you excellent results. JPEG files are compressed and the data contained will be lesser. As a photographer you would wish to capture those shots in the RAW format.
2. Triple Basics
The mastering of triple basics are essential for any photographer, experiment with ISO settings, a high ISO for low light will be something to look forward to especially in weddings which are indoors and have less light. Aperture will determine how you wish your subjects to be in focus, excellent when you wish to have the background out of focus, and highlight the subjects in question. Shutter speed will help with the motion in photo. These are simple essentials for every learner.
3. Capture the moment
Once the basics are a part of your system, then remember not to get too much bogged down by all the functionalities. Follow your instincts and remember that the spontaneity of the moment counts more than requests for poses. Poses are important, but the more you focus on listening for the perfect moments, the better will be your captures.
4. Explore Experimenting
Take your hobby and turn into your passion and you will have magical moments captured. Remember to explore experimenting while photographing; it is your own unique perspective, which will make you stand out. Every client is unique and you would need to experiment and explore what would suit best.
5. Edit or Not to Edit
Photographs do need editing, but the more you rely on taking those natural spontaneous shots, editing software will only enhance those photographs. It is nice to know what the editing software can do, but do not just simply rely on them.