Being a wedding photographer might be the biggest joy of your life, but it can also be frustrating sometimes. You might not always get the ideal lighting or space at the wedding venue. So, what do you do in this situation? Navigate your way around the darkness (or brightness) and tight spaces with these tips.[···]
A wedding day shot list? Do I really need one?
The resounding answer is YES.
And it all starts with asking the couple what they want, what is special to them, and then setting realistic expectations for their requests balanced against the timeline and the location where the wedding will be held.
Here are 7 amazing and easy to follow tips on creating a wedding day shot-list.
Time and again, we hear photographers talk about reasons to shoot film. Film Photography has been tagged as a ‘dying art’. Many digital photographers believe that analog lost its charm ever since digital cameras came into existence. However, there’s a passionate segment of photographers (including pro wedding photographers) insisting that film photography is only gaining popularity over time. Film photographers believe there’s something compelling about the grainy depth of analog images. Also, the thoughtfulness that goes into shooting images on film is hard to imitate with digital photography where you know you can keep on photographing the good, bad, and better photographs, rapid-fire, and they’re forever stored on your memory card.
The recent revival of film photography as an ‘artistic movement’ has also compelled companies like Kodak and Fujifilm to revisit their product lineup to incorporate film offerings once again and Photography Labs that develop film for pro photographers have also begun to show back up.[···]
ShootDotEdit’s Fast Five — 5 useful quick tips you can apply to your photography business right now!
A major part of the wedding day story is retold with the wedding detail shots. Because, at a wedding, every detail is planned. From the guest list to the attire to the fold of the napkins. The planning that goes into most weddings is the culmination of countless decisions and immeasurable effort. So capturing the most important detail shots and moments are essential to your success.
As the wedding photographer, you get to be the one to document the day as it all comes together. And it’s your job to help encapsulate all the tiny little nuances.
So here, we’ll cover the FIVE basic rules you should follow to capture the perfect wedding detail shots.
Elopements and Small Weddings: Featuring Carrie Ann Doyle
How to successfully photograph elopements and small weddings is a specialty of Carrie Ann Doyle. Living only 12 miles from one of America’s most picturesque national parks, Carrie Ann Doyle is uniquely positioned to capture the kind of “Adventure” wedding photography only seen in magazines.
Her first elopement shoot in the Glacier National Park was featured on Huffington Post Weddings and used by the official Glacier National Park tourism department for advertising weddings. Carrie has been a successful wedding photographer for 12 years, specializing in elopements for the last several years. So who better than Carrie to give us some tips on how to successfully photograph elopements. We’ll let her take it from here.
As a wedding photographer, every client you book will have unique timelines, ideas, and expectations for their big day. One of the differences your client may have in their timeline is whether or not they will take part in a first look wedding photography session. A wedding first look is when the bride and groom decide to see each other before the ceremony in their wedding attire. The main purpose of a first look is to allow the couple to experience this special time privately and more intimately.
Here at ShootDotEdit, we see plenty of first look wedding photos as a part of our color correction services for photographers. And since we know it can be one of the most important parts of the wedding day, we reached out to Ruth Terrero of Ruth Terrero Photography, a wedding photographer who is no stranger to mastering the first look, to gather her insights on the best ways to set up and shoot the first look for your clients.
Here at ShootDotEdit, we provide photo color correction services for wedding photographers. We also partner with wedding pros to discuss topics that are most relevant to you and your photography. When the cold and, depending on where you live, snowy winter months arrive, there are several challenges that may arise during your wedding shoots. To gain insights into successfully shooting winter wedding photography, we reached out to Adam Shea of Adam Shea Photography. As a Wisconsin-based photographer, Adam has extensive experience photographing weddings and engagements in extremely cold conditions. Read below to find tips and tricks that will make your life, and your client’s experience, a much happier one.
As a pro photographer, knowing the ins and outs of how to shoot a wedding is crucial for capturing the best images possible. Here at ShootDotEdit, we know there are several options photographing a wedding. In addition to providing you with wedding photo editing services, we love to connect with other vendors and pros in the industry to gain valuable information on topics that are relevant to your photography business.
That’s why we reached out to our friends at The Lake House, Guest Cottages of the Berkshires, a venue who hosts weddings throughout the year and works hand-in-hand with photographers. Today, they will share their insights into how to shoot a wedding, including 18 of the best wedding photography tips for you to use. Read on to learn their tips on how to take great wedding photos your clients will love.
Outside of our wedding photo editing services, we connect with industry leaders to bring you valuable information to use in your photography business. To help us out with finding the best shooting locations, we brought in Melissa Jill Photography, an established Arizona wedding photographer. She is going to break down a ton of tips and tricks for finding great photography locations.
This December, let’s talk about Pro Photography Gear with industry expert, Mark Condon of Shotkit and our awesome sponsor, Adorama! Join us for a Live Q+A, where you can ask Mark ANYTHING about gear!