Miksang is a Tibetan word for ‘good eye’. Photography is meditative in its own way. When meditating you get in touch with your inner self and you are in the moment. Photography requires the same discipline of calming ones mind and being in the moment. Weddings have a special aura and it needs a passionate photographer to be able to look at things in a new perspective. And not be bogged down by pre-conceived notions, techniques, the DSLR camera, the gear one is carrying, just have that innate ability to see things, be in sync with connecting the heart, mind and eye and beautifully capture expressions and moments as they happen.
1. Magic is all around
Magic is not something that is surreal. It is in everyday moments that you will find magic. And weddings are full of it. So as a photographer, you may have captured multitude of weddings. Remember that the magic is in the moment. Be in it and you will find your perfect captures.
2. Appreciate every little detail
Weddings are planned with such intricate and fine details. If you keep an open mind you will see things as they are and observe and also appreciate every little detail. It is the manifestations of keeping the good eye, which will help you, capture details, which will go a long way in making your photo journey and the photo album complete.
3. Reject nothing
As you capture, remember not to judge. So keep clicking, and don’t reject or delete any of your images that you capture. During your post-processing you may just be surprised by some of your captures.
4. Don’t wait for perfect moments, remember you are in it
At times you may just anticipate moments and wait, remember when you are not bogged down by perceptions you will find that your perfect moments are just happening. So just be ready, and click!
5. Innate ability to see clearly
Every good photographer invests a lot in updating skills; learning techniques, know the camera and gear. Once you know these basics they are an inherent part of your system and remember these basics will simply come back to you at the right moment, it is as easy as walking. So the best is to experience stillness, be aware and build on that innate ability to see clearly. As you do, remember that is just what you need for picture perfect moments.