The wind in your heart, the beautiful scenic facets as backdrop, and the element of dynamism, makes an outdoor wedding photography really challenging. But challenges surpassed and your perfect captures are worth every bit of your professional effort that you put in. Every wedding needs detailed conceptualizing and planning. Outdoor wedding has that added element of a weather surprise, rains, too much wind, harsh sunlight, all such aspects drive the photographer to be prepared. Practice in all weather situations will help on the big day. Here are some simple tips for the outdoor wedding photography.
Outdoor Wedding Photography Tips:
1. Use Metering
The light meter will help read the light reflected and its entry in the lens in your camera. While capturing your subjects you could try using the spot metering, which will work well in backlit scenes.
2. It’s all in the eyes
When capturing your subjects, the outdoors holds challenges such as being too windy or even harsh sunlight. This may pose situations where the subjects may tend to close their eyes, or even squint. So you may wish to capture the couple in shades of trees, churches, awnings, umbrellas that will help your subjects and smoothen the process of your photo shoot.
3. Try Angles
The outdoors gives you the flexibility of moving around effortlessly. So do explore and try out different angles to capture your subjects. Take into account the light source, and make sure that the shadows are not cast on the faces of your subjects while capturing. Also the different angles may bring in varied dimensions of the backdrop.
4. Simple Basics
The simple photography basics for outdoors are something, which you would love to explore. So try the fill flash, use a shallow depth of field, and try the while balance settings to ‘shade’. Remember that these settings will need to be adjusted according to the weather. So keep practicing and master your basics.
5. Be prepared
The outdoors brings in that element of dynamism, so you may just have that sudden outpour. Anticipate and remember to always gear up and be prepared for the unexpected. After all when you brave the odds and still have your captures for the couple, you will feel rewarded with that good word of mouth and a heart filled with satisfaction of having done a good job.