Photography is a beautiful journey, and every photographer wishes for perfect clicks. A wedding is a grand occasion to capture some magical moments, and a critical opportunity, where photographers know they can’t go wrong. The glow of the wedding couple to relive their special moments with the photo album is a priceless gift.
While every photographer makes mistakes, and also learns from it. One cannot wait to make those mistakes, here are some mistakes, which the Wedding photographer can take note of and avoid:
1. Know what your camera does
It is a must to know the various functions in your camera and what it does. The photographer must know of basics like, using flash, knowing about shutter speeds, the ISO, apertures and the depth of field, the red eye effect etc. The best way to learn the settings for a wedding ceremony, is to intern with a professional.
2. Photo Equipment failure
Essential parts of photo equipment failing during the wedding can be a disaster. And this is inevitable, after all any gadget can have occurrences of not working at crucial times. Especially during a wedding ceremony, where you rely on your photo equipment gear, remember that not having thought or planned for an equipment failure could be a huge mistake.
3. Lack of Planning and forgetting a shot
Wedding photographers need a lot of planning, as weddings have such well-thought intricacies, the rituals, the couple, friends and family and you wouldn’t wish to miss any of it. The photographer most definitely needs to make a checklist of shots and also remember to take them. Not capturing the details or folks could land into a lot of disheartenment.
4. Not having Backups
A photographer needs to have gear backup and also needs to take care of photo backups
. It would be a total disaster to lose all files clicked. Also knowing how to transfer the files quickly to a storage device would be an added advantage. Gear failure could again land the photographer into a situation of kinds, and it is best to have a backup for the photo gears.
5. Not shooting in RAW
Shooting in RAW will help photographers in better control, as they are unprocessed files as compared to JPEG. And not shooting in RAW may amount to lossy compression. For better image quality and processing possibilities the photographer needs to shoot in RAW.