Delving into the of wedding photography is a new thing for you and by now you are probably wondering what you should not miss to make sure you won’t make rookies mistakes and be able to advance smoothly in your career.
After harboring quite an interest in photography and even getting your own DSLR and walking around the town capturing moments, you probably find yourself offered by a family member or a close friend to bear the honor for being in charge of the photography session! You’re excited, probably confident in what you are able to do. But slowly, as you do your homework about the work of an Essex wedding photographer, the worry starts to creep in. Can I do it? Will it disappoint them? I don’t think I am confident enough. I’m too nervous!
Don’t worry about it too much; it is not uncommon for people to have multiple worries on their firsts; whether it’s their first date or job. Focus on what we have to say here, and you will know what to do.
Nervous? It’s okay.
You got to tell yourself that this is something you will have to do sooner or later so do not let yourself unreasonably nervous. That will ruin all your effort and even mess up with your concentration and skill.
Have you ever take random pictures in other weddings? Compare them and if possible, ask the couple if they like what you did and what they think about it. Ask for honest opinions and maybe assure them that rather than screwing their wedding photos, you’d rather hear honest words of what you are capable of doing.
Also, after learning a little about what kind of photos are usually done in a wedding, ask yourself if you can do it. Try reading magazines and look on multiple sites on brides, grooms and weddings for inspiration and to get a hang of it. Practice a little at home for poses you have in mind with siblings, friends or family.
Surely, you do not to fumble around what cameras, lenses or other equipment you should take on the day of the wedding. Decide them early on, including the exposure, style and setting you will be using, not testing them out on the spot.
You don’t feel confident? Or more like you know your own limit and are not sure that you can take up on the job? Don’t be afraid to say no. It is better than seeing the sour look they give when they see the results. Ask if you can be a secondary shooter on the day beside a main, more experienced shooter. It is also your chance to learn a little from the expert and to compare your perspectives and skills with a pro.
If you make mistakes…
That’s okay. Who does not make mistake? Even pro Essex wedding photographers make mistakes but it does not end with regrets and moving on. If you want to hold a more successful wedding photography you will learn from your mistakes. You note them urgently to not be repeated and see if there are any ways to prevent or fix it should the same problem arises.
Whichever line of job you are in, mistakes in part of learning process, so never be too burdened with them. Have fun with the party!