Today we are going to discuss How Natural Light helps in taking great wedding photos. Wedding photography using natural light is simply a great Idea, but it have got some challenges. Only an experienced photographer can take those challenges and click great wedding photos using natural light and low light lenses. In Indian weddings, natural light does play many roles. Most weddings happen at day time or early in the morning. And most of them are outdoor weddings, though outdoor weddings are gaining popularity now a days. If you get chances to shoot outdoor weddings or if you want to capture wedding photos using natural light, make sure that you follow these tips. Learning how to use natural light will give you the confidence to shoot in any lighting available. Surely wedding photography using natural light is wonderful idea, we have come across many professional wedding photographers who have learned how to use natural light after experimenting with it for many years. If you need much softer light for your photos, look for an open shade near the wedding venue. It should be a spot where direct sunlight is not hit but still provides ambient light. Such spots can be found under large trees, the space between two buildings or walls, etc.The most important tip you should remember is to use prime fixed lenses. Wedding photos that are taken using natural light need a lot of sharpness and they should be properly exposed in camera. The reason why we suggest you use prime lenses is that they feature wider apertures. and wide open apertures help you grab much light. Also, you will get a good Bokeh in the background with prime lenses. Time is very important in natural light photography. The changing intensity of natural light during a day time plays a significant role in determining the ideal time for the perfect click. One minute, the sun can be casting its rays on your subjects, and the next minute, it will hide under the clouds, and diminish. Therefore, do a thorough research and identify the type of light you want in your photos. And let the wedding couples be ready for the shoot accordingly. Good romantic wedding photos can be clicked during the golden light of a day. The two hours after sunrise and two hours before sunset is the perfect time to capture the most beautiful images in golden light. If you still can’t find a good spot to use natural light for your photos, don’t worry. Use the window light to capture amazing indoor wedding portraits. Position your subjects near the window in a manner that they are illuminated from the side. Unless you are creating silhouette photos, keep in mind that you don’t position your subjects directly in front of the light.Trust us, once you understand the rules of the game and techniques of natural light photography, you will become an expert in it and will be clicking images with wow effect.
Today, we will be discussing what couples should know while hiring a professional wedding photographer for their wedding. So we would like to share a real-life experience of a couple we recently talked with. When a couple decided to get married two years ago, after being in a relationship for more than 1 years. To their surprise, their families were the most excited about the wedding. That was the first wedding in both families after many years. Nearing the wedding date, everybody in both the families started preparing for the wedding. They bought the jewelry and clothes three months prior to the date and the wedding venue was decided. Also, they gave the order for the wedding cards to print exactly two months before the wedding date.It was just three weeks left for the wedding, and then the couple realized they hadn’t selected the wedding photographer yet. They started running from people to people to find the best wedding photographer but in vain. Because many of the best photographers got booked months earlier to the wedding season. Finally, their friends suggested one.They contacted him and chose the package he offered and they were promised an wonderful wedding album as a part of the package. But on the contrary to the couple’s expectation, they received a wedding album with a lot of normal poses and a few irrelevant pictures. There were no candid photos or lively moments as the couples wished. Both of them felt really helpless about what had happened. And later they came to realize that it wouldn’t have happened if they hired the wedding photographer at least one month earlier. If they could give him a proper idea about how they wanted their wedding photography to be done, the result would have been much better. Keeping this example I think, it will be great if you get to know the common wedding photography mistakes. Check out the list of things couples should avoid while hiring a wedding photographer.Don’t go for quantity go for quality candid pictures.
We believe, it is always better to have a few of great memories of your wedding in your album than a hundred common pictures. Hence, regardless of your budget, choose quality over quantity of the Pictures. There are a lot of ways to find great photographers who work for small budgets as well. Make sure that you ask him to focus on capturing your best candid moments together and with your family rather than some unwanted clicks. You can choose a wedding photographer friend of yours, or go with someone your friends or relatives suggested to cover your wedding or someone you find on internet.
We recommended you to take your photographer to the venue before your wedding day. Otherwise, you can give him a clear picture of the venue via photos. As a matter of fact, this is one of the most common mistakes all couples do. Unless you have a clear idea of your wedding venue, your photographer might not get a good vision on how to plan your wedding photo shoot.Hiring the photographer without meeting him, in fact an understanding between the photographer and the couple is very important in creating great wedding photos. So it would be good if you meet your photographer in person before you decide to hire him. You can share your ideas with him so that he can conceptualize your wedding day in the most beautiful way. Obviously, it does make a lot of difference.