Welcome to Wedding Photography
Photography is an infinite world. There are so many different types of photography and many different kinds of people that enjoy it. As a hobby it can be relatively inexpensive or one that you can invest a lot of money into. Photos are so special because they give us memories of special times, places and events in our lives. We can hold onto these memories forever with a photograph.
As much as people love photos, many people love taking them even more. Whether it’s a mother who takes photos of her children at every special moment in it’s life be it the first smile, first step, first spaghetti meal or maybe a father who never forgets his camera for a soccer or rugby game, or maybe someone who loves nature hikes with her camera. These people are not exceptions. They all have an eye for those special moments and they all appreciate the camera for it’s ability to capture that moment and freeze it in time forever.
Photography has become an increasingly popular hobby in the past years. There are many photography societies and photography courses to choose from. The digital camera has made it much easier for everyone to take snap shots of family, pets, nature and so forth. However, for the person who takes his photography seriously there are many aspects of photography to consider. What kind of photography you would like to be? A wildlife photographer, a wedding photographer … this will depend somewhat on the type of equipment you will require. It will also offer opportunities of making some money.
Wedding photography used to be considered somewhat boring and unimaginative but over the past years it has become an exciting and sought after profession. Wedding photographers have stretched their imaginations to the limits and beyond and come up with creative, unique and fun posses and locations.
If you are thinking of becoming a wedding photographer, a good idea might be to ‘shadow‘ a professional photographer. This will enable you to learn ropes and get some good experience.
If you are just starting out here are some helpful hints you may want to consider:
- Get to know your camera by reading the instructions carefully from beginning to end. Practice taking shots at various angles and from different distances to figure out how to get the best results. Work with the lighting options, including flash, for balance of perspective and shading. Keep spare fresh batteries and check them often to make sure they don’t give up just when you’re ready for that perfect shot.
- Learn how to place people and objects in your viewfinder, as well as how to center landscapes. A basic book on photography or even a few suggestions in your camera kit can teach you how to arrange people within a pose to get the best results.
- Practice makes perfect. Keep a spare roll of film on hand and take pictures of anything cute or challenging. That will help you get used to the camera and equipment so that you will be ready for the big picture when the opportunity arises. A tripod or another piece of stabilizing equipment is a good idea to hold the camera steady for photographs.
- Ask a professional for a few hints. Perhaps he can keep you in mind for any upcoming special events, like weddings, birthdays, or holiday celebrations. There are also many photography books available if you want to learn more than the basics.
- Protect your camera. Don’t let it get wet and avoid leaving it in the car where it can get damaged by heat or cold. Keep your camera in a carrying case, and store it safely in a cupboard where it cannot get damaged at home. Do not lend out your camera unless you’re willing to risk getting it back damaged, broken, or not at all.
- Store your photo’s in photo albums with acid-free paper backing, and arrange them in an order that will help you locate specific prints when required. Keep the negatives on hand for a year or two in case someone wants a duplicate picture.