In the recent times, wedding photography has gone beyond the traditional close-ups and group photographs. With the increasing number of demands from clientele, wedding photographers, now have freedom of experimentation, which allows them to discover their creativity.

What makes a good photograph? It is how the photographer perceives a subject and frames the visual into the most interesting angle that is of utmost importance. It requires a certain presence of mind from the photographer’s point of view and his/her ability to capture the action and special moments.

Especially as a new wedding photographer, you may feel stressed and overwhelmed for you first new weddings. Over the time, as you start to gain more practice and experience, and with helpful wedding photography tips, you can improve your skills, gain more exposure and get hired by clients.

The first step is to be confident. This helps in a number of different ways. It ensures that you are not shy or nervous and misses all the great shots, but also helps because it keeps you from shaking the camera when snapping shots. Even with an expensive, professional camera, the pictures may still come out blurry if the camera is shaken while taking pictures.

Another important step is to create a “shot list” before going to any job. This is vital to keep you organized and on track while at the wedding. The average wedding takes place over the course of a day, and with all the excitement and business of the day, it can go faster than expected.

Following are the some wedding photography tips:

1.Study the location

Whether you are a professional photographer or a beginner to photography, you must study the location of the wedding in advance. At times, there may be more than one location. You have to know how these locations will appear at different times of the day.

2.Ensure you shoot with enough light

If it’s indoors, you have to ensure that there is enough natural light filtering through the windows and doors. In the outdoors, you need to think about harsh sunlight. Harsh sunlight is something that will definitely not flatter your photographs.

3.Try variations in angles

Standing in one spot and clicking photographs will only give you boring results. You have to be a little bold and try various angles even if it means you would have to stand in various awkward positions. The key element is to capture the perfect angle and mood of the moment.

4.Help the couple feel at ease

As a wedding photographer, you should have great vibes with people. On the wedding day, there are chances the couple may feel stressed or nervous and you must ensure they feel at ease. Make the guests also feel comfortable to avoid getting serious shots.

Author's Bio: 

Social Photography was started by Erin Michelle Slobogian also known as EMS. She received a bachelor of photography at Emily Carr Institute of Arts and Design. She has been shooting weddings since 1994, has produced 4 solo shows as well and has been a part of numerous group shows and publications.