Photography literally translates to painting with light, which also means that lighting is one of the most essential aspects of photography. There are different types of lighting too – natural lighting, ambient lighting, off-camera lighting, and so on. Even the sparklers at a sparkler exit could be one of your lighting options. But in this blog, we will be focusing on the third one and bring you some off-camera lighting inspiration by ShootDotEdit customers. When you learn how to control the light in your photos (like these pro photographers did), you can instantly change the scene and setting according to your preferences and get stunning images of your couples and their guests. You could go dark, moody, and dramatic, or keep the lighting more light and airy. Plus, there are multiple benefits attached to learning about lighting. As a wedding photographer, you don’t always get to have a say in your couple’s wedding venue, so when you find yourself in a venue that has less than ideal lighting, you could refer back to these photos and tips to help you navigate the session.[···]
Think of a beautifully decorated venue with bad lights! If you’ve been there before, you probably already know it’s a wedding photographer’s nightmare! Lighting in photography can dictate the mood, message, and emotion of any scene. It is one of the building blocks of creating a photograph. How you use it and what type of light you use could significantly help you transform your images. Different types of lighting work for different genres of photography. The two distinct types of lighting scenarios that are often used, based on the quality of light, are hard light and soft light. And learning the key differences between the two could allow you to have a better understanding of what works best for you and your wedding photography style. In this blog, we take a deep dive into the hard light vs soft light discussion – so let’s get started![···]
Knowing your lighting could be a game-changer, and using the right lighting techniques could help you take your photography to another level of artistry. Moreover, using flash opens up a whole new world of creative possibilities. If you have already ventured into photography and have a decent understanding of your camera but are new to using flash, this blog offers some basic flash photography tips and tips on how you could use different types of flashes to enhance your photography game.[···]
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.[···]
ShootDotEdit’s Fast Five — 5 useful quick tips you can apply to your photography business right now!
As a wedding photographer, you’ve probably Googled ‘best photo location near me’ many times when looking for unique backgrounds for your couples. It can be a challenge — finding the perfect spot. It’s also a challenge finding the perfect spots you haven’t already used for other clients…
You don’t want to fill your portfolio with different couples all in the same poses at the same locations. Plus, your clients often want shots that are unique to them and their love. So how do you find those new and amazing photo locations (or use familiar spots in new and exciting ways)?
Find out in this week’s Fast 5!
Let’s get to it!
You probably have picked up some awesome lighting techniques along your journey as a wedding photographer. And you know that lighting can be liberating OR one the most challenging aspects you face. Every shoot you encounter is different and each requires you to have a vast knowledge of photography lighting techniques (and how to properly use them) to nail the session every time.
We reached out to wedding photographer Mark Condon from Shotkit to discover his secrets to photography lighting techniques you can use for your upcoming shoots!
Check them out in this week’s Fast 5 on Lighting Techniques!
When it comes to Reception Lighting for Pro Wedding Photographers, depending on the venue and time-of-day, sometimes all you need is an on-camera flash and maybe a couple off-camera as well.
It can be tough to nail the lighting down just right, but to help you out, we’ve put together 5 quick tips to help you get the perfect light at your receptions — everytime.
And now – ShootDotEdit’s Fast Five — 5 useful quick tips you can apply to your photography business right now![···]
There are several lighting scenarios you can face during the wedding day. Some of those moments will provide you with challenging elements you need to overcome with specific lighting techniques. One of the most challenging parts of the wedding day to capture is the reception. This part of the wedding day is fast-paced and often features unfavorable reception lighting scenarios. When you are faced with difficult lighting scenarios, it can be valuable to learn how to overcome the issue and produce the best light possible for your images.
In her final post of the Wedding Lighting Master Class series, ShootDotEdit Wedding Pro, Leeann Marie, Wedding Photographers, shares reception lighting tips for photographers. She will share 4 wedding reception lighting setup scenarios you can practice. Keep reading to learn more.
Depending on your location, and the time of year, there is a chance you will need to learn how to shoot in unfavorable weather. And since lighting photography is challenging enough without difficult weather, we reached out to a wedding pro to gain the best photography lighting tips to help you shoot in even the worst scenarios.
In her latest article with us, ShootDotEdit Pro, Leeann Marie, Wedding Photographers, has expert tips on how to create the best lighting for cold, rainy, and snowy wedding portraits. If you haven’t read the other 4 posts in this series, see them below:
As one of the last parts of the wedding day, the reception is one of the more challenging to shoot. With conflicting light and constant movement, it can often be difficult to quickly set up light and capture the best shots. How can you create light and document some of the most important details from the wedding reception? In her fourth post of her series, Leeann Marie, Wedding Photographers shares her photography lighting setups and tips to help you work quickly through this part of the day. Keep reading to discover Leeann’s suggestions for lighting wedding reception details.