Wedding Photography for Beginners

Wedding photography is a hard market to break into. That being said, it is also an enormous industry offering lots of work to budding photographers. Here are some tips for taking wedding photographs that will get you noticed:

  • Build up a portfolio. Take shots at weddings you attend and put them into your online or print photography portfolio – with the bride and groom’s permission, of course! You can then begin to advertise your services.
  • Get the dress right. Wedding dresses are difficult to shoot due to their colour – it’s very difficult to get overexposure. Use a setting to balance exposure automatically and take plenty of shots to overcompensate.
  • Take arty photographs. People love to be able to look back on the beauty of the wedding day. Of course, they want to see themselves and their guests looking happy but they also want to remember the scene and how beautiful it looked.