Thursday, January 15, 2009

More Wedding Photography Tips

Recently I advertised as being available for shooting small weddings, and - in preparation for
taking on someone's most special day - I've been brushing up on wedding photography ideas.

I'd recently run an ad locally on Craig's List, and already have had one contact. They're looking for someone to shoot their wedding early in May, and have limited funds. Luckily, they're having a small wedding, only around 50 attendees, so it would be a good practice wedding for me. Still waiting to hear back from them, which may never happen as there are quite a few photographers using Craig's List for local advertising

In the meantime, I've been researching wedding photography tutorials, and found this one through Digital Photography School:

Wedding Photography - 21 Tips for for Amateur Wedding Photographers

There's some really good ideas in this post, especially about pre-wedding preparation for the photographer, as well as simple things like turning off your camera's sound so your won't disturb the proceedings.

It's a good read, definitely worthwhile, and I've bookmarked it so I can find it again easily. Although it's suggested that these are tips for amateur photographers, I beg to differ. These are solid ideas that every wedding photographer - pro or amateur - can use to increase their skills.

1 comment:

Jonara Blu Maui said...

Oh cool..I hope this goes well for you. It will be some nice extra income. My sisters business really took off once she got into wedding photography. She actually did a couple weddings for free the first time and helped out another photographer as a second shooter just to get the feel for the whole process. Now she has too many to count under her belt!

You may have already seen her website but just incase you haven't: Aihara Visuals