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!
With the ever-changing trends in wedding photography, the job of a wedding photographer has become more than just about documenting the day. Now a wedding photographer also has to know (and show) the wedding photography style that appeals to clients who ultimately are looking for what they offer. We have seen styles evolve over time and watched photographers and customers take a common style and fine tune it to become truly theirs – ultimately becoming the photographers they are today. From artistic to documentary, this blog post is a compilation of our favorite wedding photography styles. Which one is yours?
Creating a wedding photography timeline is perhaps the most impactful preliminary work you can do ahead of the wedding day. A well-crafted timeline can help you set realistic goals, give you and your couples a heads-up if more time is needed to accomplish those goals, and also allow you to breathe more easily on the wedding day knowing you have everything covered. If you struggle with time management, or simply need a refresher on the best way to create a wedding photography timeline, this blog will help you stay on schedule and stress-free when you shoot your next wedding!
Do you live together, work together, shoot together, and love each other but still don’t know what gifts to get for each other on Valentine’s Day? We know the gift-giving struggle is real for couples who are in the wedding photography business together! So, if you are having a tough time deciding what to give or are unsure of even where to begin, we’ve got you covered! In this blog, we have compiled 15 gift ideas for photographer couples. These are creative and heartfelt gifts you can give each other based on your shared passion for photography (and some of them you may not have heard of before). Read on to find out how to surprise and delight the photographer in your life who you love.
While you may be completely efficient as a solo wedding photographer, some weddings are so grand that hiring a second shooter may become a necessity. You may not realize it, but that extra set of hands will make a complicated job more manageable. And while hiring a second shooter may make your life simpler and easier, the process of doing so may not be simple. In this blog, we offer you some suggestions on how you can find that perfect second shooter for your brand.