Digital Wedding Photography: Tips and Tricks when Capturing Unforgettable Moments
Flipping through a photo album, looking at those pictures that captured unforgettable moments, reliving the events and feelings with it is one of the most satisfying and pleasant ways of spending your spare time.
And no doubt, a married couple will look at that photo album where their wedding photos are kept and treasured.
It’s of little wonder why soon-to-be-married couples hire professional digital photographers. Without a doubt, these guys are the experts when it comes to capturing every detail.
So your friend is about to get married? Do you have a digital camera that you want to put to good use in this upcoming and unforgettable event?
Let me help!
Here are a couple of tips and tricks that you could use with your digital camera, not just for our friend’s wedding BUT on any occasion and even ordinary days.
Check them out…
If you’re planning to take a candid picture of the couple, or any subject, make sure that the environment and the background is appropriate.
Also, you want a picture that’s NOT so crowded to put more emphasis on the couple.
Most of the time, during such occasions, it’s a little hard to focus on the newly-wed couple, a lot of people are gathering around them, it’s crowded!
Instead of going for a whole body photo, shoot the camera from the shoulders and up.
If you’re going to take pictures of guests who’re wearing glasses, kindly ask them to tilt their heads a little bit – sideways or downwards. That is to avoid the glaring effect from the flash that’s reflected by the shades.
NEVER EVER take pictures of anyone and situate them against the light, doing so would produce dark and nearly-unrecognizable images.
Be alert at all times!
When an opportunity for a dramatic candid shot is present, be there to capture it with your digital camera. It’s NOT just about the quality of the picture, the emotions and the intimate messages of those pictures matter just as much.
You don’t want to miss any of the great moments in your friend’s wedding.
Bringing a couple of memory cards is a MUST. These events last for hours. And within those hours, the number of intimate moments and opportunities for candid shots are endless. You want to capture as many of them as possible.
Here are some things to keep in mind when buying extra memory cards…
– 3 mega pixels – a 256 MB memory card
– 4 mega pixels – a 512 MB memory card
– 6 mega pixels – 1 gigabyte memory card
Do NOT use low resolutions, especially if your captured photos will be hung afterwards.
Such pictures will be displayed and you want them to be of high quality. Higher resolution means better quality of images even for larger print sizes.
Always keep a copy of your best shots so you could take some notes about the techniques you used and re-use them for another occasion.
Happy picture taking!