How to Take Wedding Photos

Wedding Reception Shooting Tips: How To Photograph The Dances & Toasts

Wedding Reception Shooting Tips How To Photograph The Dances and Toasts

Wedding receptions are all about the fun, the dancing, and the party. Even though you can photograph groups quite easily during the cocktail hour or when everyone gets on the dance floor, what about photographing the first dances and the toasts? Wedding receptions are often fast-paced, and in those few hours, a lot goes down, which means that there’s a lot that you need to photograph too. Since things are happening so quickly, getting the proper lighting and set-up in place and managing the wedding reception timeline isn’t exactly a piece of cake. Therefore, in this blog, we take you through some wedding reception shooting tips on how you could improve the way you shoot first dances and the toasts. 

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Understanding the Art of Wedding Photojournalism

Understanding the Art of Wedding Photojournalism

Some photographers love a perfectly posed portrait, others look for the key moments during weddings, and then there are those who look for moments that happen in between. Wedding photojournalism may not be every photographer’s style of shooting, and you may not even agree with it, but it’s undoubtedly a beautiful way to capture your couple’s special day. Photojournalism is about documenting moments as they unfold without interrupting the moment. And similarly, wedding photojournalism is about going beyond the critical moments of a wedding and capturing moments just as they are. Portraits are essential, but they are not the whole story, so if you are looking for some guidance on photographing a wedding using the photojournalism style, here are some things you should know. 

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HDR Photography Handbook for Wedding Photographers

HDR Photography Handbook for Wedding Photographers

HDR photography or high dynamic range photography is often used to add a touch of drama to photographs. These photos are a composite of two or more images of the same scene taken at different exposures and then combined together to create one perfectly exposed image. HDR photos are often labeled as having a fake, overly-processed, and unnatural effect. However, this style involves techniques that require attention to detail while shooting and during the post-production stage, which can often lead to some beautiful wedding images. If your couple is looking for amazing and artistic imagery for their wedding photography, then you could try experimenting with this style, especially in outdoor photos. Here are 5 things to keep in mind as you start to incorporate more of this style in your wedding photos.

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Storytelling in Wedding Photography: 5 Ways To Get It Right

Storytelling in Wedding Photography: 5 Ways To Get It Right

Wedding photography techniques have evolved over the years. And one of the aspects that has gained more popularity over time is storytelling in wedding photography. Even though not every wedding photography style focuses on putting together a cohesive story, storytelling wedding photography is all about forming a visual narrative as you document your couple’s special day. And so, visual storytelling, which is one of the main components of this style, is about catching fleeting moments that may never happen again. It’s about making your viewer feel like they were in that moment, even if they weren’t. If you are interested in the art of storytelling through wedding photography, then this blog could offer some insights. 

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All About Natural Light Wedding Photography

All About Natural Light Wedding Photography

With its roots in Greek, the word photography literally means ‘drawing with light.’ So when we speak of taking images with the camera, we can’t proceed any further without discussing the importance and impact of light on the resultant images. While there are endless options for lighting equipment, many photographers choose natural light wedding photography. This style of photography allows you to simply document a moment as it is – organic and natural, without having to pause the scene to fix the lighting setup. However, even though many photographers prefer this style to document their couple’s big day, it can get tricky, especially in indoor venues. In this blog, we take you through the different sides of this style of photography and what you can do to perfect it.

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Bridal Portraits You Can’t Miss: Featuring ShootDotEdit Customers

Bridal Portraits You Can’t Miss: Featuring ShootDotEdit Customers

Bridal portraits are not just an excuse for the bride to wear her gown before the wedding. For some brides, it’s the day they get to be a model for a day and pamper themselves, and for others, the session is simply about the joy of taking beautiful photographs, which they can then share with their families and friends. As the wedding photographer, the bridal portraits session is a great chance for you to interact and establish a relationship with the bride. These portraits usually happen a month or two in advance, so that gives you plenty of time to help your bride get comfortable in front of the camera and with you. Every bride deserves some gorgeous portraits of herself, and we are here to help you deliver the best! In this blog, we share some stunning photographs of brides by some amazing ShootDotEdit customers and offer you some tips on preparing for the session.

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Top 10 Tips for Indoor Wedding Photography

Top 10 Tips for Indoor Wedding Photography

As a wedding photographer, you may not always have the chance to photograph in wide-open spaces with beautiful mountains or beaches adding that ‘wow’ factor to your photographs. Your couples might choose indoor venues, or weather conditions may force you to photograph indoors. Even at weddings where you do have a chance to shoot portraits outside, you might have to photograph the ceremony inside a church or any other type of venue. And even though indoor locations can also add a unique touch to wedding photos, indoor venues can sometimes be small or dark or maybe both. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t create stunning photographs in these situations. It’s all about having some (photography) tricks up your sleeve! From finding natural light sources to creating beautiful silhouettes, this blog offers you 10 tips on how you can improve your indoor wedding photography game even in less than ideal settings.

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Where to Stand as a Photographer During the Ceremony

Where to Stand as a Photographer During the Ceremony

In addition to the bride and groom portraits, bridal party photos, and detail photos, as the wedding photographer, you are also in charge of documenting the ceremony. However – ‘Where to stand as a photographer during the ceremony?’ – is a valid question whether you are a beginner or a longtime pro. The answer to this question is complex as there’s no single rule that can be applied to all weddings you photograph. A wedding ceremony may last from 15-30 minutes, but this might differ for weddings from different cultures. However, one rule will always apply: Try your best to not draw attention to yourself. While you might have to find your best spots depending on the venue, in this blog, we suggest five spots you could consider for wedding ceremony photography. 

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10 Must-Have Detail Photos For Every Wedding

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Couples spend a long time planning their weddings and pay a lot of attention to even the smallest details. The flowers, the cake, the reception set-up, the table settings – they are all planned with purpose and bonus! they make for amazing pictures too. Even though every wedding is different, there are some detail photos that are common at most weddings. From the rings to the dress, there’s likely something in these details that are personally connected to the couple that, when captured, will help you tell a better story.

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10 Tips For Taking Stunning Proposal Photographs

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Proposals are the beginning of a special journey for couples. It’s one of the most intimate and life-changing moments they go through together. Many couples often skip hiring a professional photographer to capture their proposal, but when they do hire one, it’s likely because photography is important to them and they want this special moment captured. So, if they hire you to take photos during the proposal, this blog post is for you! Here we share some tips on how you can get stunning proposal photographs.

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