When you’re having your wedding photos professionally taken, you might want to ask your photographer to use some different techniques rather than posing statically and artificially. The current trend in wedding photography is towards far more candid real life shots, so here are some different techniques you can ask your photographer to include in your wedding shoot.
Flash photography makes most people uncomfortable and can kill the mood of a candid shot. Ask your photographer to shoot using natural light as far as possible for beautiful and naturalistic results.
Most people know this expression, but in photography, it can turn an image from static to dynamic in a second thanks to the change in pace and perspective. Don’t be afraid to ask your photographer to play with different angles and perspectives like crouching or shooting from on high to bring something unique to your wedding photos. This playful approach also takes the formality out of the process, leaving everyone more relaxed.
Airbrushing has developed a bad reputation, but still ask your photographer to use soft focus and other filters for a more glamorous effect.
Ask your photographer to experiment with depth of field, to help separate you from the background or to create some beautiful effects. A good photographer will know all about creating different effects using different apertures. Bokeh photography can produce some extraordinary images by playing with silhouettes and diffused light for wedding photographs that are very different and quite lovely.
The more natural you want your shots to be, the less you want to be aware of your photographer. Ask them to use a long lens so they can capture intimate and interesting shots without you being aware of their presence.
Colour photography will capture every nuance of the day, from the colour of the bouquet to the best man’s socks. But ask them to include some black and white shots for classic, old-school glamour and to capture more subtle moments of intimacy and emotion.
At GN Photo Art we’ll work with you to incorporate a wide range of photographic techniques into your wedding shoot to capture every detail of your day. Contact us to find out how we can create the perfect wedding album for you.