100 Techniques for Professional Wedding Photographers by Bill Hurter

By Bill Hurter

From taking pictures formal family members pix in a dimly lit church to taking pictures energetic candids at a bustling reception, this valuable reference offers a hundred counsel for dealing with the method from begin to finish—choosing the easiest gear, taking pictures the simplest moments on movie, and embellishing and providing them afterwards. a variety of execs provide invaluable suggestion for electronic marriage ceremony photography, giving technical guidance on lights, publicity and metering, and colour administration, in addition to rules for scouting destinations, facing frightened brides, and photographing huge teams. considerable time is spent at the many elements of posing and lighting—for either formal and casual situations—with a watch towards improving the potency of the shoot and the ordinary attractiveness of the resulting images.

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A Special Group Wedding Photograph Marc Weisberg is a perfectionist, but when you see images like under and metered the flash output with my Sekonic L508 light this, you know why. “It was late in the day and we were losing meter. ” sun,” he recalls. “The shadows are actually from my trusty Quan- After the shoot, Weisberg added a few enhancements. “The sat- tum flash, mounted with a quick-release plate on a Bogen tripod uration was selectively bumped up with the saturation tool in at camera left.

This sometimes happens when a portrait is cropped. Instead, crop between joints, at mid-thigh or mid-calf, for example. When you break the composition at a joint, it produces a disquieting feeling. 21. Refine The Head-and-Shoulders Axis One of the basics of flattering portraiture is that the subject’s shoulders should be turned at an angle to the camera. With the shoulders facing the camera straight on to the lens, the person looks wider than he or she really is. Additionally, the head should be turned in a different direction than the shoulders.

Again, an air of relaxation best relieves tension, so talk to the person to take his or her mind off the photo. One of the best photographers I’ve ever seen at “enlivening” total strangers is Ken Sklute. I’ve looked at literally hundreds of his wedding images and in almost every photograph, the people are happy and relaxed in a natural, typical way. Nothing ever looks posed in his photography—it’s almost as if he happened by this beautiful picture and snapped the shutter. One of the ways he gets people “under his spell” is with his enthusiasm for the excitement of the day; it’s contagious and his affability translates into attentive subjects.

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