Wedding Photography Modern Art Photograph
Wedding Venue Victorian Belle
Wedding Photographers in Portland Robert Knapp at
Modern Art Photograph, Portland Wedding Photographers
12-02-22 VICTORIAN BELLE WEDDING Photography for HEATHER & DEVON
Winter wedding at the Victorian Belle in North Portland. Lots of low light photos with and without flash. Theme of winter holiday, converse sneakers and s'mores! Stay warm out there people!
Covid restrictions postponed this wedding TWO TIMES! We finally had our day to celebrate.
Wedding Photography is an exciting and fun. Learn how to set yourself apart from other photographers.
You will find inspiration everywhere when you start to look. Talk to your clients. Ask what photos they are interested in. Find out what photos drew them to you. Try different ways to work with the ambient light you are given at their wedding. Then try to incorporate those elements into your own work.
Create a Plan.
Before you start shooting, make sure you have a plan. This includes knowing where you're going, who's there, and how you're going to capture the moment. It also means having a clear idea of what kind of shots you want to take.
For wedding photography a timeline of the day is generally the plan. The key moments of your wedding photography are going to be the same at most weddings. It's really important to talk to the couple getting married. Find out the moments that are important to them.
Shoot at the Right Time.
Wedding days are long days. Don't waste your energy. Sick with the couple. What they are doing is what you are photographing with a few exceptions.
During the day you can use natural light. Incorporate some flash to see how it works from time to time. Shooting at night gives you more control over lighting. It's really important to check your work as you go. Low light photography can be really beautiful when done properly. If you can help it, don't use a flash.
As a documentary wedding photographer it is important to photograph what presents itself to you. Remember, you are not telling a story with your wedding photography you are documenting one. I find it best to work with natural light as much as possible. Flash is there if necessary. If I am shooting at night the same rules apply. I have better control over the lighting and can create some interesting effects.
Be Creative with Lighting.
Natural light comes from a source. Sometimes porting your camera at the subject with the light coming from behind them is the best way to go. This can brighten your background drawing a contrast between your subject and the background
Sometimes working with the direction of the natural light is required finding angles to provide that contrast is important when all the lighting remains constant.
Try putting down the flash at night. Let the ISO rise a bit. Let the shutter speed fall as low as possible. Shoot with the f-stop wide open. It will be different for every lens but you should have a really well lit photo even in the darkest setting. Pictured above the bride and groom are roasting s'moors with their friends nearly in the dark. The photos are all taken without flash and they are AMAZING. Between the firelight and the Christmas lights around the wedding venue the photos are lit nicely.
Weeding out the photos is one of the most important parts of editing. If there is something wrong with the photo, such as a turned head, blinking eye, or a bad angle, it needs to be removed. Once the photos are edited, they are color corrected. Color correction is done using Adobe Photoshop. After the photos are color corrected, cropping happens. Cropping means taking out unwanted areas of the photo. Cropping is very important because it can really flatter the subject of the photo. After cropping, the final step is uploading the photos to the server. Uploading the photos to the server allows the client to view them anytime they want.
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