More wedding photography tips from Image Control Photography, Essex leading professional wedding photographers talking about their experiences after carrying out hundreds of wedding photography assignments.
Wedding Photography Tip No.19 It’s a WHITE dress
You guessed it, bridal dresses are usually white. I did have one bride is a fantastic red dress. She looked fabulous, but I digress. As I said, wedding dresses are usually white, thus they need to look white in the wedding photographs. Now you camera doesn’t have a brain and can’t think “Hey, it’s a wedding dress, I will make that white”. Most cameras will look at the central area any expose in the photograph to a mid-grey tone. A Kodak grey card 18 tone to be precise. This is fine; however the dress in the photograph will have a tendency to be a little under exposed i.e. grey as it sees the wedding dress as a bright spot. To get over this raise the exposure slightly on the camera. It’s an easy fix.
Wedding Photography Tip No.20. The little things matter
Wedding photography is about marking the day. It costs a fortune, causes a huge amount of stress and the wedding needs to be remembered, all of it. Thus don’t forget the little details, like the couples ring on the bible, the buttons of the back of the brides dress, the figures on top of the wedding cake. The buttonhole flowers are a nice photograph. Remember all the little touches that the couple have planned, these need to photographed as the couple will want them as a part of the memories. One wedding we carried out a while back had the colour Orange as their theme. Everything was orange, thus we collected photographs of the orange cakes, table decorations etc. The bride and groom could not have been more pleased as it reflected their wedding perfectly. It is important to give the couple the photographs they want.
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