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Photographing weddings can be a fun and rewarding experience, whether you’re the official photographer for the event, or simply a relative or guest who wants to record a few memories. There are several schools of thought when it comes to shooting weddings. For example, there’s a more-formal approach which involves careful posing, and is based on studio portraiture. There’s also the photojournalistic approach, which means that you capture candid moments as they occur, with little or no posing of the bride and groom.
Many couples prefer to incorporate both styles into the recording of their
wedding day. Some parents want formal family portraits, while the bride and
groom may prefer a more spontaneous approach.
You can begin by photographing the bride preparing for the big event. Take
pictures of her having her hair and makeup done, and trying on her veil. Try
to capture the look in her eyes as she sees herself being transformed. Likewise,
you might want to photograph the groom and the groomsmen before the ceremony.
If the wedding is outdoors, then you can use a much slower speed, like ISO
100-400. While photographing the wedding ceremony, try to be as unobtrusive
as possible while still capturing the important events, such as the exchange
of rings and the kiss.
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