Your body matters…your camera body, that is! As a photographer, it is crucial that you take the time to know and determine which camera body is the best for you and your shooting needs. Do you know which cameras have the best sensors or can handle a high ISO at low-lit ceremony sites and still produce high quality images your clients will be thrilled to print?
Here at ShootDotEdit, we believe “Fast is Best.” We know that one of the keys to success for you is to find ways to speed up various parts of your business. Whether you trim time from your shoots, regular tasks and projects, or post-wedding workflow, you should always think of new ways to become faster at what you do. As well as the tasks you take care of for your business, you spend a lot of time with your camera. During an engagement or wedding shoot, you likely spend hours shooting and adjusting settings on your camera to capture images for the bride and groom.
How well do you know the current camera you use? Have you discovered custom settings on your camera to help you quickly shoot during an engagement shoot or the wedding day? Custom settings for your camera can differ depending on the model, but all achieve the same goal: to eliminate time. Here are 3 custom camera settings you should use to speed up your shoots.
1. Use Back Button Focus
Does this sound familiar? During a shoot, you take multiple images in a row of the bride and groom, and in between each shot you pressed the shutter button halfway down to properly focus the image. You are confident you captured the best photos; however, when you take time to review, you realize that half of the photos are out of focus. Not only is this frustrating, but you risk on missing some of the best moments during the day.
When you think about all of the different elements that compose a strong photo, what is one aspect you have the most trouble with? For many photographers, lighting can be challenging to master, especially when it comes to utilizing off camera lighting. The key to enhancing your wedding photography images is to understand how light works and how you can apply any type of lighting to your shoots.
As the wedding day approaches, one of the things that couples are always concerned with is the weather. They want it to be sunny with no chance of rain. While you cannot control the weather, you can control the lighting situation!
Wedding receptions have a different vibe and energy altogether. With guests joining the newlyweds to celebrate their new journey, the fun part of the day takes over. From cocktails and cake cutting to dancing and toasts, a lot happens during the wedding reception, and it happens fast. And your job is to document the action in stunning photographs that narrate the story of each scene. So if you are wondering how to get it right and keep up with everything that goes on at a reception, this blog offers a checklist and useful tips to ace wedding reception photography.
There are many features in Lightroom that help you turn your images from a well-photographed picture to a visual masterpiece. And one such feature is the Gradient Filter tool. This filter allows you to apply graduated edits over selected parts of your image, giving it a slight edge over a physically graduated neutral density (GND) filter. In this blog, we will walk you through the different aspects of Gradient Filter in Lightroom and how to use it to enhance your photographs.
Being a wedding photography business owner isn’t just one job but several responsibilities and duties under one. One of the biggest responsibilities out of all is booking more weddings, and to do that, you need to market your business and services to the right people in the right way. This can often get stressful for many wedding photographers, but carefully planning and strategizing business tactics can help you avoid that stress. In this blog, we offer you 10 marketing tips for wedding photographers that you can use to grow your business digitally and offline.
Many wedding photographers would agree that creating a wedding photography shot list is one of the most crucial pre-wedding day prep that they do. However, creating the ultimate shot list will differ from wedding to wedding. While every wedding has some common activities and elements that can’t be missed, some cultural or unique traditions may require you to customize your shot list. Even though our template can help you create a shot list for your future weddings, don’t forget to consult your couple while working on it. Creating a shot list begins with asking the couple what they want, getting familiar with their vision, and then getting back to them with a carefully curated shot list that seamlessly blends their ideas with yours and also includes all the essential photographs.