Continuing from my previous article, about Wedding Photography is the following
- Involve the Couple:
Your goal is to make sure the couple you’re capturing is very satisfied with your output. Walk them through your plan so they can have a clear perception of what you will do. Find out what they want to achieve, how they wish to utilize the photos (print etc.). Set a clear agreement in terms of your package price and its benefits, hours of coverage and when you will provide all the end products. Remember to deliver on your promise and avoid any delays.
- Give close attention to small details:
The ring, the dress, the shoes, flowers, table settings, menus and much more – these are intricate things about the wedding which are, in most cases, rarely looked upon. Capturing these things in your photos will help give the final album that extra dimension.
- Two Cameras are better than one:
Having two cameras will give you the flexibility of taking photos on different perspectives. I usually set my cameras with different types of lenses. One, I keep with a wide angle lens (great for taking shots in tight spaces, for candid shots & particularly before the ceremony). Second, I keep one camera with a longer lens (a 200mm if you can get your hands on one – I use a 70-200mm).If you don’t have a second body, you can always borrow or rent from a generous friend.
- Consider having a Secondary Photographer:
Weddings are huge events and there is no way you will cover all that’s happening around you when you are alone. The best way to handle this dilemma is by having a second photographer.It gives you the freedom to concentrate on the more formal shots and details while your colleague takes care of the candid shots and in between. The strategy takes off that pressure on you being ‘the ONE’ to get every single shot!
Contributed by Glenn Wesley Dulay