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Wedding Photography Tips

Wedding Photography Tips

We've put together some quick tips to help you're wedding photography. You might not be as professional as the official photographer but with the help of these hints and tips we hope you take the perfect picture at the special occassion...

  • If you're not the official wedding photographer, keep out of their way. It's a difficult enough job to do!
  • Arrive early at the church/venue and work out the best photo locations, taking into account the weather and the direction of the sun
  • Take an umbrella!
  • Seek permission if you wish to take photographs indoors
  • Take spare memory cards as you may not have time to delete unwanted shots as you go along
  • Use a camera tripod
  • Don't be shy - talk to the wedding guests and tell them when you're taking the photograph. This will help avoid 'wandering eye' syndrome when everyone looks in different directions
  • Make a list of the traditional groups that you should photograph and make sure you don't miss any important shots
  • Ask the bride and groom if there are any particular photographs they want
  • Be on the look out for informal shots - the most successful informal-looking pictures have usually been set up by an experienced photographer!
  • Use fill-in flash and carry a reflector to use with your camera when the light is strong or dull
  • Besides photographing groups, take plenty of close ups. Portraiture is popular at weddings