Lighting

Reception Lighting Tips for Photographers: 4 Scenarios to Practice

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During the wedding day, capturing unforgettable images during the reception can be challenging. This part of the wedding day is fast-paced and often features unfavorable reception lighting scenarios. When you are faced with difficult lighting scenarios, it can be valuable to learn how to overcome the issue and produce the best light possible for your images.

In her final post of the series, ShootDotEdit Wedding Pro, Leeann Marie, Wedding Photographers, shares reception lighting tips for photographers. She will share 4 wedding reception lighting setup scenarios you can practice. If you haven’t read the other 5 posts in this series, see them below:

1. Bridal Prep and Details
2. Family Formals
3. Wedding Party
4. Reception Details
5. Cold, Rainy, and Snowy Portraits

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Best Photography Lighting for Cold, Rainy, or Snowy Wedding Portraits

Depending on your location, and the time of year, there is a chance you will need to learn how to shoot in unfavorable weather. And since lighting photography is challenging enough without difficult weather, we reached out to a wedding pro to gain the best photography lighting tips to help you shoot in even the worst scenarios.

In her latest article with us, ShootDotEdit Pro, Leeann Marie, Wedding Photographers, has expert tips on how to create the best lighting for cold, rainy, and snowy wedding portraits. If you haven’t read the other 4 posts in this series, see them below:

1. Bridal Prep and Details
2. Family Formals
3. Wedding Party
4. Reception Details

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Photography Lighting for Awesome Wedding Reception Details

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As one of the last parts of the wedding day, the reception is one of the more challenging to shoot. With conflicting light and constant movement, it can often be difficult to quickly set up light and capture the best shots. How can you create light and document some of the most important details from the wedding reception? In her fourth post of her series, Leeann Marie, Wedding Photographers shares her photography lighting setups and tips to help you work quickly through this part of the day. Keep reading to discover Leeann’s suggestions for lighting wedding reception details.

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Night Photography Tips: How to Shoot Outdoor Receptions

How to Shoot Outdoor Receptions at Night

Here at ShootDotEdit, we provide photo editing services for professional photographers. We also provide education for photographers and talk quite a bit about what many face during the wedding day shoot. From getting ready problems to wedding timelines falling behind, there are plenty of scenarios that arise. With any scenario you face, it’s important to be prepared and ready so you can capture the images that matter. Today, we want to focus on the last part of the wedding day and the challenges it can bring.

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2 Simple Photography Lighting Techniques for Wedding Photographers

2 Simple Photography Lighting Techniques

As a wedding photographer, lighting is one of the most challenging aspects you face. Every shoot you encounter differs, and it requires you to have a vast knowledge of photography lighting techniques and how to properly use them. We reached out to wedding photographer Mark Condon from Shotkit to discover his secrets to photography lighting techniques you can use for your upcoming shoots!

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4 Photography Lighting Techniques for the Wedding Party Portraits

Wedding parties, just like family formals, can be challenging to shoot, especially depending on how many people are involved, the scene where you are shooting, and the lighting conditions. Lighting, as many other parts of the wedding day, can be unpredictable on every shoot. In her third post of her Wedding Lighting Masterclass, ShootDotEdit Pro, Leeann Marie, Wedding Photographers will share her photography lighting techniques to help you shoot dynamic images quickly for the wedding party.

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5 Tips to Identifying the Characteristics of Photography Lighting

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As a wedding photography editing service, we know the struggles you face when it comes to lighting. It’s unpredictable and every shoot brings something new. Seasoned wedding pros and educators, Justin and Mary Marantz, have spent years refining and mastering their lighting techniques. When it comes to understanding lighting, these two are some of the best in the industry. Today, they are sharing photography lighting tips you need to know to bring with you on every shoot.

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Off Camera Flash Techniques to Create Dramatic Wedding Reception Images

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Here at ShootDotEdit, we specialize in professional wedding photo editing and we’ve heard from many that one of the most challenging aspects of being a wedding photographer is that, often times, you have absolutely no control of the situations you encounter to photograph. One specific aspect of that challenge is the lighting conditions you encounter. Knowing how to use off camera flash can help you overcome these challenging wedding photography lighting scenarios.

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In our Off-Camera Flash Techniques for Wedding Photographers Guide, created with SLR Lounge, we discuss a few scenarios that may occur during the getting ready part of the day. Throughout the first and second post of this series, Pye Jirsa from SLR Lounge shared his suggestions to set up the lighting for the getting ready scene and indoor portraits to help you develop unique and dramatic images. For the third post, he will share off camera flash setup wedding reception tips that can help you create memorable and dramatic wedding reception images.

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4 Scenarios to Pull from for Dramatic Indoor Flash Photography

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One of the most challenging aspects of being a wedding photographer is that, often times, you have absolutely no control of the situations you encounter to photograph. One specific aspect of that challenge is the lighting conditions you encounter, especially when it comes to indoor locations. Knowing how to use indoor flash photography can help you overcome these challenging wedding photography lighting scenarios.

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Photography Lighting Setups During the Wedding Family Formals

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It’s that part of the day… the wedding family formals, where you have to (quickly) gather the bride and groom’s family members and take a few memorable photos of everyone together. This is where your skills and confidence as a photographer comes in handy – especially when it comes to photography lighting. Because lighting is unpredictable, you must be prepared for any type of condition during this part of the wedding day. With multiple people together (their attention spans fading…), how can you create the perfect light to quickly capture these images? In the second post of her Wedding Lighting Masterclass, ShootDotEdit Customer, Leeann Marie, Wedding Photographers will share her wedding photography lighting tips to help you shoot confidently through the family formals.

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