Work on setting up a great background for the shots that you are taking as an Edinburgh wedding photographer.
Whenever you have a wedding to shoot, at some point or so, you are going to need to include some background that you need to incorporate into your shots. You can’t just always make a play for shallow depth of field all of the time. You are going to need something a little more interesting than that.
Variety is the key to success if you would like your photos to come out looking engaging and interesting in the photos that you get to take either of your clients or of the guests. Be very picky with the background that you post your subjects against. One particular example is when you are shooting outdoors.
Make it a point to go for a clean looking background.
A messy background can turn out to look a little too distracting. It will do more harm to your photos than good when it all comes down to it and that is something that you should try to avoid as much as possible. Go for backgrounds that are fairly neutral or clean. Make it a point to find points of framing when you are shooting for a nice background because this will work well for the symmetry of the photos that you are aiming for at the end of the day. This is something that you cannot afford to be lazy with. You need to seriously analyze the composition and how the background might turn out in the photos that you are trying to produce.
Don’t be too quick when it comes to discarding mistakes as an Edinburgh wedding photographer.
When you are in the middle of shooting a wedding event, don’t be too quick and too impulsive with the delete button. You might turn out deleting stuff that would have otherwise ended up looking good in the studio or with a few editing touches. The thing is, as much as possible, you should not be making decisions on the fly. When you are discarding these so-called mistakes right then and there from your actual camera, what you need to keep in mind is the fact that you technically have no means whatsoever to go back or to rewind in the event that you change your mind. The moment that you hit that delete button, you lose the image file forever. Regrets will always come last but they will never bring you back the photo that you deleted without a backup source. Make it a point to delete once you get back to the studio. That way, you can always rely on the computer’s recycle bin to back you up one way or the other. Plus, you get to take a better look at the pictures when it all comes down to it.
Get creative as a wedding photographer.
Don’t become overly comfortable with the usual techniques and strategies that you are used to. Make it a point to constantly push yourself to venture into other more creative approaches as you progress in your career as an Edinburgh based wedding photographer.