We all want to capture the important events in our lives with photos. Photographs are capturing a moment in time that you never want to forget about.
You can take your camera everywhere and always try to catch a moment, or you can go for traditional photography poses. You will probably get great shots. However, a picture of a bride posing at the altar does not bring back the laughter of three bridesmaids trying to get the dress on her!
That is not to say that you cannot set up lovely backdrops from Denny Manufacturing for a few shots, but then hang around and get some shots that no one expected.
Below, we will give you three tips for how to get those special photos. These photos are your memories. They are shared among friends and they capture the real flavor of the day.
Tip 1 – Use natural lighting
If you are indoors open the drapes and blinds. There are high-quality lights you can used for posed photographs, but nothing beats the sun for grabbing that split second photo If you are covering an event that goes outdoors, be sure to be position to see all the action.
A bride laughing with her bridesmaid, A child watching a balloon float away in the air. The toothless grin of a baby as her grandfather plays with her in stroller. A groom hugging his grandmother with tears of joy in her eyes.
Tip 2 – Make it fun
No matter what the event, a wedding, anniversary, holiday party, birthday, or a “just because” gathering, it is supposed to be happy. People are there for a happy occasion. So put on some music, let people make silly speeches or eat lollipops from a candy buffet. These are the pictures of life that you want. These are the photos you will show your grandkids and their grandkids. Capture the true personality of your guests. If you have a grumpy old aunt and she sits at the table giving everyone dirty looks, get that too! That is how your aunt is. That’s her personality. She is loved in spite of herself so get the shot and include it.
Tip 3 – Know your equipment
If you have a high-quality camera, it is going to give you high-quality photographs. But, will it give you the best photographs it can? That is up to you. Get to know your camera. Read the information that comes with it. Practice with it. Know how to focus and lock focus. Know how to use the flash indoors and outdoors. You have seconds to get a shot.Get several by moving the subject closer. Zoom in on their face. Know how to adjust the photo and always be prepared. Being prepared in a split-second is what gets you the perfect shots. Going out with a camera you have not practiced with and are not comfortable with will guarantee a wasted day.
When you go to a photo shoot, no matter how casual, be prepared. You will be moving around a lot. You will be getting shots from up close and further away. Be sure your camera is ready and that you have all the supplies necessary to get the photos that will be cherished, Remember, you are not just taking pictures, you are recording a day in someone’s life, The day will come, when those photos are all that is left with a family. Do everything you can do to capture your subjects true personality.