Things to Know about Wedding Photography

Posted by Joshua Williamson November 5, 2015

Years ago, the best available method to record a particular event or memory was by getting people to sit for around for oil paintings which was then (for better or worse) replaced with the world’s first camera which took upto 8 hours to click a single shot. Fortunately for us lucky denizens of the 21st century, today the paraphernalia available to take photographs are simply mind-boggling and it has taken on a field of its own, with many talented photographers making their mark and continuing to churn out stunning creativity. When selecting someone to capture your special day, there are a few things to keep in mind.
 
MINIMAL INTEFERENCE
One of the main things people look for when looking for a photographer to document their big day which you too should bear in mind when hunting for the top wedding photographer in Sydney, is that they are able to capture all important moments without getting in your way. There can be nothing more annoying than a photographer who keeps stumbling over your wedding dress or worse still knocking a glass over in an attempt to creep through. Part of their talent lies in being able to take the best shots with minimal disturbance to the couple. So if someone points this out, keep hunting.
 
PORTFOLIOS
All photographers need to start somewhere true, however what they all must have are portfolios of their work. There is no way a client will trust word of mouth without being able to see what they are capable of. When it comes to something as important as a wedding, people are even more skeptical and will settle for nothing but the best. When looking for photographers, ensure they can give you portfolios of their past work. Even if they maybe one of the most famous names in the industry, sometimes their style may not resonate with you. You need someone who understands your requirements and is able to capture the day how you want it captured not them.
 
LIGHTING
One of the most important factors… or it should be the most significant factor in photography, is lighting. Photographers play with light all day and experiment with various ways in which to capture an image. When flipping through a portfolio, look at the lighting. Every photographer, even the top wedding photographer Sydney you are on the hunt for has their own style. One may have a portfolio of bright, sunny and airy shots that are full of light, whilst others may go for a more moody effect with low lights and shadows. People are all different and it depends on what you would want.
 
BEFORE MAKING A DECISION
Some photographers are obliging enough to do a few shots for you beforehand so that you both may get a feel of each other. It is a partnership so to speak, and the more comfortable you are with your photographer and vice versa, the better your pictures will be. It will also offer you both a chance to see if you are on the same page, and how you work together. Bear in mind that your wedding day will have you running around and you will not be able to instruct your photographer on the day so clear it all out beforehand.

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