There is an art to taking to good pictures at any event. Whether you are photographing a wedding, your kids birthday party or the Winter Olympics, you need to be prepared in order to get great shots. If you will be lucky enough to be going to the Winter Olympics, I would like to offer some tips that may help you get some good shots.
In fact, if you interested in photography, taking photos can be a very lucrative part time of full time career. In the United States, wedding photography accounts for more than $5 Billion per year. With some know how and a decent digital camera, you can be a part of this industry and can be making some extra income pretty quickly. Wedding photography is often how many top professionals began their careers, either for friends or learning in a wedding photography studio.
It is important that you are working with the elements of nature, such as the sun. You don’t want your shadow to end up in the pictures nor do you want the sun to glare out the bride and groom.
#1. You will need to consider the style of the photos to be delivered. As a result, it is very important for you to take a look at the portfolios of the potential candidates. You should never make your decision before you review the portfolio of a photographer!
The camera has a dominant role in all types of photography. We need to change your approach depending on the type of camera used. Most cameras have the ability to focus on a single object. The rest of the objects of the frame can be dark. You can create depth in an image with the ability to focus the camera. Depth in a picture really brings a framework for life. It is in the interest of an image can change depending on how they made their focus on objects.
Discuss the type of coverage you require and ask to see samples of complete weddings they have done. Pay attention to their personalities, is this the person you want to work with on your wedding day. Remember your photographer will largely be running the show on the day, particularly up to the meal. Be sure he/she has both the skill and attitude to do this without upsetting you or your guests.
We once shot a wedding at a very nice country club in Newport Beach, CA and the reception was about the worst we’ve ever seen. No, don’t get me wrong- the couple was beautiful, the table settings were elegant, the food was great, but there was one problem… The DJ was bad. I mean bride running out of the room crying-bad! I’m talking groom asking the DJ to actually leave- bad! Was it their first time? Maybe. Were they a “great deal” not so much. It was sad but I kept asking myself- what made the couple decide to hire THAT DJ? To me, it was obvious that these people never worked a wedding in their lives. I’m sure the couple would’ve gone a different route if they could do it all over again.
#3. You may also ask the potential candidates about the equipments they will be using on your big day. You should make sure that you will only hire someone who will bring two cameras on your big day. The point is that one of the camera can just break down during the day. You will not be able to get any photo if the photographer does not take two cameras!