Weddings are a vibrant splash of colours. There is so much happening at weddings that every wedding photographer would need to keep alert and be on their toes. You can plan for every detail, but you cannot plan for the amount of light that will come your way for the perfect clicks you wish to shoot. So it is best to anticipate such situations of low light during weddings and just be prepared. Having bountiful light would be a blessing, but then it is very logical that the light conditions vary even through a day, and hence it is best to know your basics as a photographer, practice and be ready. Here are a few tips as an amateur photographer, which will keep you going through the big day:
Low Light Wedding Photography Tips:
1. Stand closer to the light source
In situations where you find low light, it is best to figure out your best sources of light and stand close to the light source. So big open windows, doors with good amount of light streaming would help you capture your subjects well. The light streaming in will help illuminate your subjects naturally and you would get some reasonably quality captures.
2. Shoot in RAW
It is best to shoot in RAW. The image file can get a bit bulky, but the uncompressed file can give you some really quality outputs, which can be further processed. This possibility of further enhancing the image is something, which you would wish to look forward to.
3. Use a Tripod
In low light conditions it is best to use a tripod. Using a tripod will enable you to get sharper captures of your subjects. So unwanted blurring can be avoided in situations where the lighting conditions are not conducive for your photo-shoot.
4. Technical basics
Make sure you remember your basics; they will always remain as the fundamentals to some awesome clicks. So use the aperture priority, makes sure that you have the lowest f-stops on your fastest lens. And remember to use flash as the situation demands, your inner gut instincts tell you to.
5. Practice is the key
Every wedding event, the rituals and ceremonies will be unique. It is best to keep practicing in all situations, this will keep you update and you will be able to master your basics. Remember to practice in low light conditions, so during such an eventuality during a wedding, it will be smooth run for you on the big day.