Do not miss any important shots in wedding photography.
One of the more distasteful sides of wedding photography is when the bride and groom and the wedding photographer get involved in an argument about the things that are to be included and not included in a wedding photography service contract. The bride and groom will at times accuse the wedding photographer of not upholding his end of the bargain by missing out on some of the really important shots during the wedding day event. As the official Manchester wedding photographer, this is not something that you would like to come across with in any way, shape or form. This is an ugly argument that should be avoid and kept well out of the way as much as you can help it.
Talk it out with the bride and groom and ask for a specific list of shots that you will have to follow through with.
Get that list together and make sure that it is something that you are able to really follow all throughout the day of the coverage. You may also add in a few items of your own. Keep the list with you all of the time and really make it a habit to constantly check things off. This will ensure that you will be able to keep things on track and this will also make sure that you have some sort of proof by the end of the coverage that you have followed through on everything that the bride and the groom have included in the list.
Keep your distance if you want to keep taking interesting photos.
More often than not, people on average do not feel too comfortable when it comes to having a camera shoved in their faces all of the time. Unless they are seasoned models and celebrities, you will come across some challenges when it comes to capturing really authentic looking facial expressions all throughout the wedding event. People tend to get a little nervous and uncomfortable when they feel as if they are being scrutinized with a camera all of the time.
You can easily overcome all of these challenges by maintaining a safe and comfortable enough distance every once in a while.
Once you start seeing people you are photographing getting bored and just uninterested, scoot over to the back of the room and mount a telephoto lens on your camera instead so that you will still be able to capture the closeups needed for the wedding coverage. You will soon see that people will start to ease up a bit and be more candid and more natural looking in the process.
Keep in mind of the fact that wedding dresses involve a lot of white.
The problem lies on the fact that the camera does not see the dress as something that is all white. Instead, what it sees is a bright spot that needs to be “fixed” in order to save the rest of the photo. This can make the bridal dress come out looking dull and a bit gray. You can fix this by simply dialing in some positive compensation.