Weddings connect friends and family. It is a warm feeling to find folks coming together to bless the couple and the feeling is what truly makes weddings truly special. It is an emotional tour to have grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles and other folks on the big day enjoying and celebrating. Senior citizens make interesting and lively subjects; the chiselled look, wrinkles and beautiful eyes are a photographer’s delight. As you wish to put your best foot forward whilst capturing senior citizens at the wedding, here are a few tips, which will help you through the photo shoot:
Tips to photography Senior citizens:
1. Bring out their personality
Each subject is unique. And it is best to capture in a way that brings out their very best. One would connect to the pictures better when it reflects them perfectly, so keep an open eye and capture well.
2. Be Sensitive
They may walk slowly, due to a surgery, they may hear less, or not see well but they are the life of the big day. Remember to be sensitive, keep chairs handy, treat them specially and they will open up to you for your captures.
3. Connect to your subjects
Listen and connect to your subjects. Conversations and open dialog always help in connecting to subjects. Use humour, light moments help making moments less stressful.
4. Try various angles
Try shooting various angles, they may bring in a new perspective and also help in lean looks.
5. Blend poses
Try and blend classic and contemporary poses. The natural poses work wonders. You could blend some poses, which could make some good clicks.
6. Use soft focus filter
Using soft focus filter could help you soften your subjects’ wrinkles. Try and explore a few clicks to have some satisfying end results.
7. Capture emotions
Weddings are events, which are hi-wire on emotions. For the senior citizens, watching their little ones finally making the vows, it is a moment of pride and some tear-filled moments of joy. Keep your camera ready to capture emotions.
8. Originality and creativity counts
Every wedding, every subject is unique. Be original and creative, connect to the moment and try and work from your heart you will find some really unique and gratifying captures.
9. Right Lighting
Natural lighting works wonders. Find the right light sources while capturing your subjects. You may also consider usage of fill-flash, reflectors to avoid harsh shadows on your subject’s face. Explore the location and find the best spots for natural lighting.
10. Shoot quickly
Remember that you will have loads to capture on the big day. Be sensitive to your senior citizen guests and make sure that you have your multiple shots but quickly and proficiently.