“In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.” -Alfred Stieglitz
Weddings, engagement parties, bridal showers, baby showers, birthdays, and holidays are all happy occasions that people want to remember and hold onto forever.
Is it possible to capture a moment and keep it forever?
Absolutely. Photographers do more than take random pictures; they capture memories that people want to remember for a lifetime.
Photos taken by professional photographers are stored in albums that can be reviewed to bring back positive memories of special events.
Does a career as a photographer interest you? Do you want to brighten people’s day with pictures? Are you curious about how to become qualified in wedding or event photography? If you’ve answered yes to the three previously posed questions, you’re reading the right article!
In today’s feature, we will help aspiring photographers acquire information about how to become specialised in wedding and event photography.
Being a second shooter at weddings will help amateur photographers gain experience and impress future clients. (Source: pixabay)
There is big money in shooting weddings and special events. According to 2018 estimates, the average cost of a wedding in the UK has skyrocketed to over £30,000!
While these numbers may seem absurd, essential elements that make a wedding day unique such as a caterer, a wedding dress, a tux, a venue, a cake, a photographer, and a videographer add up quickly.
Engaged couples willingly spend thousands of pounds on professional wedding photographers.
Amateur wedding photographers who are looking to make it big in the industry need to work hard at putting themselves out there; especially in the beginning.
The following are some helpful tips to establish yourself as a professional and frequently booked wedding photographer:
The previously mentioned four tips are from experienced wedding photographers who also had to fit to get their foot in the door. While it might not be easy to get started as a professional photographer, a rewarding career in photography is definitely worth any efforts made!
Bring extra flashes, lenses, and cameras to wedding shoots in case of malfunctions. (Source: pixabay)
The exchanging of meaningful vows, the joy of seeing loved ones reunite, and the pricelessness of sharing special moments such as the first dance, the cutting of the cake, and the first look.
All of the previously mentioned events occur on a wedding day and set it apart from all other special days.
To effectively remember every precious moment, the bride and groom hire a professional wedding photographer.
While it is essential to state that a photographer’s professionalism, attention to detail, experience, and overall talent convince clients to hire them, there are certain elements that make shooting a wedding or special event run smoothly.
But what tools are needed to become skilled at weddding or event photography?
Before talking with my dear friend Ashley MacPhee, one of Montreal’s top wedding and unique event photographers, I thought that a lot of expensive equipment was necessary to shoot special event moments successfully. However, I was completely wrong; that’s why it’s essential to consult with the pros!
Therefore, without further delay, Ashley suggests that when starting out the following components be present when shooting a wedding or special event:
By taking into consideration the previously mentioned necessary components, your first special events as a professional photographer will be an outstanding triumph!
Also, as a blog writer, you sometimes find yourself feeling stumped with new themes, so I personally want to thank Ashley MacPhee for her tips on helping amateur photographers prepare for shooting a wedding or special event. Check out her website to read her blog posts, portfolio, and contact information. Although she’s based in Montreal, she’s more than ready to travel anywhere to shoot special events internationally!
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Some people spend most of their lives capturing unique moments on their camera. (Source: pixabay)
Do you want to become the best at what you do? Do you want to take pictures that photographers such as Annie Lebowitz, Mario Testino, and Steve McCurry would marvel at? Do you want to create art?
There is no doubt about it, photography is an art!
Therefore, to create art, there are specific techniques taught by the most celebrated photographers that should be taken into consideration.
While it is true that some photographers are born with unique abilities that skyrocket them to success, many of the most magnificent shots ever taken were the result of hard work, determination, passion, love of photography, and tips from more experienced cameramen.
Therefore, without further ado, the following are useful tips for photography amateurs from knowledgeable professionals:
Whether shooting weddings or other important events, there are many elements and much essential information to consider. Nevertheless, if photography is your passion, go for it! While a career as a photographer is hugely competitive, following your dreams and taking pictures of people’s precious moments are priceless.