Wedding Photography: Tips to Capture Tabletop Settings

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The wedding venue simply comes alive on the big day. The splash of colors, the lights, the décor all just make every corner completely stunning. The couple and the family go into months of detailed planning for the special day and tabletops and the settings are planned with great care. The wedding event organizers make that plan, a living reality for the big day. As a wedding photographer, you would wish to capture every memory for the couple. It is after all an inherent part of their story. And table settings intricately set-up is worth capturing. Here are some simple tips as an amateur photographer, which would make your photo shooting a smooth process:

Tips to capture tabletop settings


1. Table centerpieces

The table centerpieces make a great capture; it gives that table setting a unique and personal element with an added vivacious touch. So capture the centerpieces, be it candles, flowers the seasonal settings. Each centerpiece concept would need a different technique. So just remember your basics and have fun clicking.

2. Backdrops

If the table arrangements are set outdoors; then you would have some awesome backdrops like the beach, mountains, lush lawns, or the riverside. Make sure to use wide-angle lens to capture the backdrops and the nestled table settings.

3. Intricate details

Keep an open eye to capture the tables that are set-up with fine linen, glassware, napkins, and exquisite crockery. The menu card, which is placed on the tabletops are also worth capturing. Focus on the intricate details and you will find a range of clicks for the wedding photo album.

4. Lighting

The lighting plays an important element during the photo-shoot. Explore the venue and scan to see whether the arrangements are indoors or outdoors. And use your techniques in accordance. You may wish to use flash for the indoor setup and also bounce flash for those perfect clicks. For the table settings outside, you could adjust the white balance and keep a check on controlling the exposure for some good clicks.

5. Vary angles

Capture the table settings from various angles for some range of clicks. Try a high viewpoint captures to get a view of the tables from above, you may find this gives you some interesting clicks.

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