Changing Trends of Wedding Photography that Wedding Photographers Must Understand!by Alex Messarra Photography
Talking about wedding photography, there was a time when only two kinds of bridal shots were capture one was full length and another was the bust length. These shots were technical, economical and looked beautiful. But after watching a bunch of such photographs one more prefix that came into mind was boring! Wedding photographers today make use of cutting-edge photographic skills to create beautiful and exciting wedding albums and stories. Today, it has become easier and less expensive to click a dozen wedding images. And with advancements in technology and need of impactful variety two new and different kinds of photos came into the picture that broke the standard full length and bust length stereotype photographs.
First one is the Long Shot –
Today the brides love venues that have beautiful gardens or thought-provoking architectural particulars. And hence, the deciding factor of today’s wedding photography is mostly based on the features of the wedding hall picked. As that is the case, instead of clicking the bride from head to toe for all your photographs you can look for a bigger picture and include the beauty of the surrounding in your arrangement. Additionally, instead of using a normal lens to capture picture at 15 feet, you must use a wide-angle lens and back out to 25 or 30 feet. You can also mix these scenic pictures with traditional ones to create the showstopper wedding photographs. Try to include archways, winding paths, or interesting windows in your frame to make the photographs look classier.
By keeping your subject (i.e. the bride here) small in the bigger picture, you can flaunt both the subject as well as the entire backdrop beautifully. And such type of environmental photographs often suits 30x40 inch display portrait well. But beware! Although this kind of photographs create the great impact you cannot click all the photographs in this way! By doing so, you might make the bride feel unimportant! As she might wish to show off her wedding gown and her makeup which is not possible with long shot pictures. Wide angle lenses also make it possible for you to take the long shot even indoors.
The second one is the Tight Shot –
As the name suggests these shots are taken tightly (closely). With such shots, you can capture the bride closely and eliminate the surrounding environment. While the long shot requires a beautiful scenic backdrop, the tight shot can be captured just against a block wall just as easily as it can be done in a royal garden. But there are few cautions that you need to consider! Firstly, use a longish lens as with wide angle or normal lens prominent facial features such as a big nose gets highlighted which the bride might just hate! Secondly, as some of the longish lenses do not focus close enough to achieve the impact that you wish for, make sure that you are prepared with close up accessories carrying in your bag. But you should not keep on clicking such photographs as the bride might complain of not clicking her favorite headband or any important accessory that she wants to flaunt!
Want to eliminate a background that looks trashy? Just move in close and crop it out! Another important tip here: as the tight shots highlight the complexion issues or prominent features of the bride, you just ask the bride to lower her veil before shooting as it adds fascinating highlights and variety to your subject!
When you go for the long shot as well as tight shots, the wedding album gets interesting stories to tell that will be loved by all! This will definitely get you bigger print orders!
This article is written by Natemessara Photography, one of the most renowned and acknowledged Houston wedding photographers.
Created on Jan 10th 2019 23:05. Viewed 713 times.