As we all know, when it comes to weddings, the first step is the longest and the trickiest one. The world of wedding photographers and videographers is filled with chaos. This is the one thing every beginner must keep in mind, to prepare and prepare until you are ready to handle that beautiful chaos.
With the right amount of preparation, one can easily turn a crazy celebration into a classy event, in terms of exceptional quality of photography and videography. The fact is that a perfect wedding shoot requires capturing the spark of the event. After all, wedding photography and videography are some of the most important parts of a wedding.
As is capturing those moments of joy, laughter, and immense emotions for future generations to cherish. Especially, when it comes to shooting your first wedding, there is no scope for disappointing your clients.
Therefore, here are some tricks and tips that might come in handy, to excel at your first wedding shoot.
● Getting the right Camera Gear
If you have stepped into the competitive world of shooting a wedding, you need to know your gear. Firstly, if you are planning on being a professional wedding photographer and videographer, you need to have the right gear. Selecting a camera with diverse features like a quiet shutter and dual memory card slots is of the utmost importance. You can follow up with Canon or Nikon and other wide range of cameras that are perfect for shooting a wedding. Make sure to carry both a zoom and a prime lens, so you can switch easily from taking portraits to candid shots.
● Camera specifications efficient for wedding photography
The camera setting you chose to shoot on will differ, depending on the change of location and lighting. When you shoot a wedding where people are at the center of attention, one can easily control the depth of field in the Aperture Priority Mode.
As you know that in a wedding you use an array of settings, here are a few that can be highly helpful:
– Focus Mode: Single Shot
– Aperture: f/4.0 for close-ups & f/7.1 to f/8.0 for small and large groups.
– ISO: Varies from 100 to 1000, depending on the amount of light.
– Focal Length: Varies from 35mm, 50mm, 85m, and 100mm.
– Image Stabilization: Always ON
● Scout the Venue
Every wedding photographer or videographer must know the importance of scouting the venue a day before the shooting. In a location like Houston, TX, you have to prepare for diverse weather conditions. Especially for outdoor shooting scenarios, scouting the venue becomes essential as you need to figure out appropriate locations for taking photographs and videos. Actually, the process of scouting the venue remains incomplete without planning a list of pre-decided shots.
The fact that your first wedding shoot might make you nervous and it is alright to make mistakes. After all, when you get over your first wedding shoot, you gain confidence. The only way to improve your photography and videography skills and techniques is to do more shoots.
To Wrap It Up!
Along with these tips and tricks in your mind, there are numerous other things that one can do to produce exceptional photographs. Like, organizing your gear from camera to lenses and tripods to monopods. Along with optimal research on the location, perfect wedding photography comes from a photographer who is in sync with the Bride and Groom. The most important trick, along with optimal preparation is to know what shot to take and when to do so.
Last but not the least, extra preparations go a long way. So, do not let lack of experience stop you from producing photographs and videos straight from the heart. Having said that, if you are looking for professional photography services at an affordable rate, David Baker Studios is the place to go!
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