With 2015 coming to an end, here at ShootDotEdit, we love reminiscing on our wedding photography content you really loved. Over the past week, we have shared our Top Guide of 2015 and our Top 5 Webinars of 2015. Today, we are excited to share our top 10 blog posts of 2015. These posts feature tips and tricks to posing, lighting, and shooting during the wedding day, as well as actionable ways to grow and promote your business. Take a look at our top posts of this past year and make sure to let us know what your favorites are!
10. Go-To Poses for the Groom
During the wedding shoot, there is plenty of time spent on the bride and the important detail shots. Many times, taking portraits of the groom is not as much of a focus. In our blog post, we discuss how you can work with the groom to capture images which make him look his best. While you shoot the groom, you have the ability to document certain emotions he may not portray when his groomsmen are around. We provide 11 helpful poses for you to use when working with the groom to quickly capture the shots that matter.
9. How to Shoot in Harsh Light
As a photographer, one of the most difficult aspects of shooting is mastering various lighting techniques. In this blog post, we cover 3 simple ways for you to shoot through harsh light during the wedding day. From seeking open shade, to taking advantage of backlighting, and bouncing the light, we provide you with tips to create stunning images during any situation. The better images you shoot during the wedding day, the better your portfolio will look. When you have an easier time shooting through any light, your services will be more desirable to potential clients.
8. Tips for Shooting During Mid-day
When shooting the wedding day, it can become challenging to capture images which are flattering for your couple, especially when working with outdoor, harsh lighting. Mid-day is the time when the light can be its strongest, causing issues for your shoot. In our blog post, we provide 4 simple tips to help you shoot your couple’s portraits during the most challenging lighting of the day. Discover how you can work with the lighting situation and create images your clients will love with our quick tips.
7. Ways to Boost a Post in Facebook
In your wedding photography business, it is necessary for you to stay top of mind with couples who are ideal for you. Social media is one of the fastest and most effective ways for you to connect with your target market and meet new clients. Facebook, in particular, is a social media platform which is ideal for you as a photographer. With advanced targeting features, you can place your content directly in front of clients who are perfect for you. In the post, we cover how you can use boosting to reach specific audiences who are looking for a photographer.
6. Double Your Facebook Exposure
As you use Facebook in your business, are you properly using it to reach your ideal clients? There are many ways you can create a business page to build relationships with past, present, and future clients. In our blog post, we share 3 tricks to help you double your exposure on Facebook. From posting a variety of content, to tagging, you will learn actionable tips for running a successful business page to reach your audience. Discover the various ways to stay top of mind for your clients through this social media platform.
5. Photography Websites Done Right
When couples have their first experience with you, much of the time it is through visiting your website. Your website can be their first touch, meaning they will form an opinion about you from it. Since creating a positive experience for ideal clients is top priority, we put together 4 wedding photographers who have websites which accurately represent their brand. With examples of an ideal bio page, a stunning image gallery, and encouraging interaction through mobile devices, we share how you can create a website to attract and meet new clients for your business.
4. Top Off-Camera Flash Tips
In our 3 Simple Steps to Using Off-Camera Flash with Zach and Jody Gray, they discussed the importance of mastering your lighting skills during the wedding day. From their webinar, our top 5 tips cover how you can work through any lighting situations with strobes and speed lights. Do you struggle with understanding ratios and controlling the light? Zach and Jody’s advanced tips assist you in learning the benefits of working with off-camera flash during your shoots.
3. Top Tips for Posing
Since posing is an important topic to cover, we reached out to one of the industry’s experts in the subject. In our Live Posing Critique with Roberto Valenzuela, he shared how to properly pose your couples during the wedding day. Our top 5 tips blog post dives into the specifics of posing, such as paying attention to intricate details, placing focus on your couple’s interaction and emotion, and creating a distraction-free background. Roberto’s tips provide you with everything you need to create dynamic poses and stunning photos for the bride and groom.
2. Posing the Wedding Party
During the wedding day shoot, the wedding party is one of the must-have shots off of your list to capture. Many times, the bridal party is quite large and it can be difficult to hold the attention of every member. In our blog post, we cover 7 posing tips to help you quickly and easily work with a larger group. Understanding how to effectively pose can help you create dynamic photos in a shorter amount of time. We provide you with simple and efficient tips to move the shoot along, while capturing the best images possible.
1. Techniques to Better Bridal Posing
On the wedding day, the bride is one of your top priorities to capture in your images. She spent countless hours preparing and getting ready for her big day, so it is important you take the time to master her individual portraits. In this blog, we provide 7 techniques for you to use with the bride so you can make her look her best in each image. By helping her feel more comfortable and posing her in ways which flatter her body, you can create a memorable moment for her and produce images to reflect the experience.
2015 was a great year for learning and using advanced techniques in your wedding photography business. We hope you enjoyed our top 10 list and have found value in each one. To learn more about marketing your business for the new year, download our Guide to Marketing for Wedding Photographers!