27 Mar 2018
Wedding Photography Tips
“Weddings present, to us, the ultimate challenge: to combine all different facets of photography on one day, at one time. And the overhanging pressure of this is only going to be once, there’s no going back and doing it tomorrow.”
Whether you’re just getting into photography and want to take better photos of your family and friends’ weddings, or a passionate enthusiast looking for advice on how to become a professional wedding photographer, this guide will run you through everything you need to know.
Wedding Photography Equipment Checklist
There’s no getting away from the fact that photographing weddings is one of the most challenging tasks a photographer can undertake. You only get one shot at capturing those all-important moments, so it’s essential to make sure you have every piece of gear you might need, and to know exactly where it is at the drop of a hat.
Wedding photography lenses: If you’re just starting out then feel free to stick with whatever lens you are most comfortable with, whether it’s the kit lens that came with your camera or perhaps a fixed 35mm or 50mm lens.
That one of the main challenges he faces when photographing wedding days is that “there are so many people to navigate around.” This makes it doubly important for a pro photographer to have the right lenses at hand, to ensure the moments that matter most are captured for the bride and groom.
“The most important thing We’ve learn in photography in general, over the last twenty years, is to follow light. Light is everything. If you can see light and you can follow it, then you can create.”
All-round default lens is a 24-70mm f/2.8 zoom lens, which enables us to take awesome wedding photos whether he needs to get right up close to his subjects or zoom in from a distance.
When we’re in particularly tight and up close situations, We use a super wide 16-35mm f/2.8 zoom lens, which allow us to capture as much as possible in the frame, even when he is surrounded by people or in tight spaces where we can’t easily position ourselve.
When it comes to shooting the finer details of the wedding, such as macro details of rings, jewellery, perfume, wedding dresses and shoes, We use a 100mm macro lens.
In low light conditions, such as wedding parties or dancefloor shoots, we relie on his 50mm f/1.2 and 85mm f/1.2 lenses. The low aperture on these lenses really let in as much light as possible to capture the image.
We also mentions that our absolute favourite lens for shooting weddings is his 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom lens, which we like using to crop in really tightly and to eliminate objects that are not crucial to the scene. This is a great lens to get up close to the bride and groom when they are saying their wedding vows, for example, or for other intimate moments where, as a photographer, you don’t want to interfere in any way.