Tips To Capturing Beautiful Wedding Photos

 

One of the moments that most people would love to preserve is the events on their wedding day; digital wedding photography is instant, and this is why some people consider the wedding photographer almost as important as the person performing the wedding ceremony. DVD’s have made the wedding day come alive, but still, images always win the day because they capture a ‘moment in time.’

Fortunately for wedding photographers, they can use an assistant to help them get the right shots but if you’re a friend taking pictures, then how do you take good shots of the day? Here are some tips if you find yourself at a friend or relations wedding taking photos with your digital camera.

Most importantly try to ensure you don’t have poor background scenery and that there aren’t too many people in the shot. Portrait images (those that show just head and shoulders) can be very effective especially if the background is hardly in the shot.

Try to get guests that have spectacles on to either remove them or hold their head at an angle so that there isn’t a reflection obscuring their eyes. If you are shooting into the light, remember to compensate and increase the aperture otherwise the couple (or guests) will appear dark in the image.

Candid shots are also dramatic, and these portraits often reveal more than the quality of the picture itself; in fact, many professionals use the zoom to capture intimate and memorable moments. To avoid missing what will probably be great shots, don’t put your camera down because with digital wedding photography you can guarantee the moment you do, something worthwhile will take place.

All your efforts will be wasted if you forget to have fresh batteries or carry enough memory for your digital camera to take every image from the day. A one-gigabyte card should be the bare minimum you have if your camera is a six mega pixel model, a larger capacity if the camera has a higher mega pixel rating.

High-resolution images are clearer and have greater color depth, but it also means they can be printed out at larger sizes. Once you have the images, it is only a matter of printing out the ones you want and saving all of them on a CD for permanent storage or presentation.

Light has a temperature. On your camera set to an indoor setting, a photograph taken inside a room will have an orange tone to it if the camera is set to outdoors. It you have a choice of light on your camera choose “Incandescent.”

If you can set this adjustment, you have a good chance of recording a pleasing photograph. However, you will probably have a slow shutter speed, which means that you will need to lean on something stable to minimize camera shake.

A few of things to remember:

  • If you are shooting at a slow shutter speed, anyone that moves will be blurred.
  • If you are shooting in a dark place, your aperture will probably be quite large. Therefore your depth-in-field will be quite shallow.
  • If your camera can shoot in RAW, it is most certainly worthwhile to do so.

Capturing beautiful digital wedding photography shots will depend on how much you enjoy taking pictures and whether or not the couple means anything to you.

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Ever since the invention of world’s first camera in the year 1826, the art of photography has been seen as something very interesting and amusing. In olden days photography started out as a means of recording and keeping a note of major historical events happening at that time for the future generations to see. Over the years great advancements were made in the technology of cameras. And as time went on photography turned into one of the prime artistic ways of showcasing and displays the things around us and all over the world. People started to do photography as a hobby. As the rage of photography continued to grow universally, people began taking it up as a major profession. Also the income earned in this field acted as another chief attraction for people.

Decades back the old school cameras had such a backward technology that it would require hours for those to just click a single photograph, also the photographic films used to be of a very substandard quality. Even not too long ago people would use those still cameras that had a reel containing limited amount of films making the person able to take only that many photographs. But over the years we have seen drastic changes being made to the technology of cameras which in turn changed and improved the way Photography was done. Companies started inventing compact and small sized digital cameras that could click as many photographs as the person desired to take. Cameras being digital meant that no photographic reels were needed, the photographs could get stored in the camera’s memory and then later transferred to computers or other electronic devices. Having not to deal with photographic film reels, gave people the freedom to take as many photographs as they wanted at a time. Also as cameras started to get digitalized, advancement in the technology meant that now Photography could be done more perfectly. The clarity, colours, brightness and contrast of photos improved thus increasing the quality of Photography. The latest technology professional cameras contain such a wide range of functions that it gives the photographers complete freedom to alter and make various changes in the captured photographs as they like. The appearance of the surrounding and of the people in the photographs can now be made to look different. Retouches can be added to the photographs, anything that we want to catch more attraction can be highlighted in the photographs also if we wish to remove something that we don’t like the look of can be omitted very easily by making few retouches to the photograph. The pictures can be zoomed and can get highly defined to the point where there is no difference left between clarity that a photograph showcases and what our human eyes see.

With rapidly increasing advancements in camera technology, the areas of interest for photography have also varied and increased. From photography of people to photography of nature to fashion photography, there is nothing left to be captured and made a part of the art of photography. Photography has become the main medium of displaying and showcasing the world.