Being a wedding photographer is a challenging balance of technical skill and interpersonal skills. Finding that balance will be an ever-evolving process and each client will have different needs.
So you’re ready to shoot your first wedding! It’s time to start building your wedding portfolio – so you might be wondering, how on earth do you get your first few wedding clients?
Wedding photography is one of those industries that can seem daunting to the beginner photographer.
There is so much pressure to not only perform to a high standard but you also have to learn to cut through the noise of all the other wedding photographers to get to your ideal clients. I didn’t start out as a wedding photographer, in fact, I told myself I wanted to stay away from weddings.
Naming and organizing your photos is a crucial and often-overlooked part of your workflow as a photographer. It’s a bit tedious, but neglecting this step can make it difficult to locate photos.
The key is to determine what information is important, and then to use it to consistently name your photos and the folders where they are stored.
I will take you through the process I use to name and organize my own photos. If you’re looking to improve your organizational system, perhaps this will help.
There is a lot more to wildlife photography than just snapping a quick shot of an animal.
Good, attention grabbing wildlife photography tries to capture emotion within the photo and in turn tell a story. This isn’t always easy, as some animals move fast and others you can’t get close to. As a result, your choice of gear is almost as important as your technique in wildlife photography.
Food photography is something we see all the time – on billboards, magazine covers, the television, probably on your social media feeds, too.
When done well, food photography can produce enticing, tempting, make-your-mouth-water images. Done poorly, it can produce images that are incredibly unattractive and off-putting.
Chances are that if you’ve ever tried your hand at food photography, you know it can be harder than it looks to make images that truly capture the food you see in front of you.
If you’re thinking about getting into wedding photography or being an assistant, you might be wondering what a wedding photography assistant does.
Some wedding photographers don’t even use them but they are sort of the unsung heroes of the wedding photography world, people who have a hand in greatly increasing the quality of photography for wedding photographers who employ them.
Wedding photography is not rocket science, although it’s certainly not easy and comes with a lot of responsibility. So in my opinion, if you’re looking to get a job as a second shooter, you should actually work as a wedding photography assistant first and get your foot in the door that way.
It lets you get a behind the scenes look at how a wedding photographer operates throughout a wedding day. You’ll pick up some technical wedding photography skills along the way as well as how a wedding photographer interacts with their clients and subjects.
One year old birthday photography is much like any other type of event photography but you have the added unpredictability of a one year old and a bunch of other young children running around. But that just means you need to be on your toes and be ready for spontaneous action shots as they unfold.
If you’ve been to a wedding as a guest, you might have noticed the wedding photographer using two cameras.