Wedding photography - improving your shooting workflow
As a companion piece to the previous two articles
• Tips & advice for second shooters at weddings , and
• Tips on improving your photography technique,
I want to offer some advice on shooting workflow. Not post-production workflow, but rather some things to look out for while shooting.
These articles with tips are just as relevant for any area of photography. The techniques here are applicable to any field or level of photography. I feel so strongly about the advice here, that I'd go as far to say that the further Read more inside...
Wedding photography: Controlling those found moments
This photograph of Catherine, during the preparation on her wedding day, triggered a question in album of photos I posted on Facebook. The question was about the focal length I used, and also about how did I get this photo?
The answer is that this is a found moment - a candid moment - that I controlled. As I discussed in the article - wedding photography – a photo-journalistic style, or more posed? - I often guide things along on the wedding day. If I see something that I could nudge towards being a better photograph, I have no Read more inside...
Wedding photography - Tips for detail shots of the wedding rings
In photographing the detail images of the wedding rings, there are a few things to aim for:
- context within which to place the rings,
- a few images with different angles,
- great lighting which is easily achievable.
Then we also have to take care of the depth-of-field and the tricky focusing ... Read more inside...
Walking past this Tiffany's jewelry store, I was immediately drawn to their window displays. Now, I am usually drawn to displays of high-tech toys and cameras and stuff ... not displays of jewelry stores. But these window displays were eye-catching and effective. It made me stop to take a closer look.
The photograph above is of one of the six display windows. And it should be immediately obvious why these simple displays have such impact - there is a very clear appeal to your emotions. Read more inside...
The processional is technically probably the most difficult part of a wedding to shoot and get right. Light levels are low in cavernous churches, while people are walking towards you. Getting enough light on them, and having that light look good, as well as getting the image sharp .. that's a tall order.
In the photo at the top, the adorable flower girl just had to stop and check in with dad half-way down the aisle.
[ 1/80th @ f4 @ 1600 ISO // Nikon SB-900, Nikon D3, Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 ]
I use on-camera flash to photograph the Read more inside...