Often than not, wedding photographers will face a handful of problems. That perfect place, with just the exact nice weather and all happy clients are rare or even nowhere to find. As a person that works on jobs that only happen once and does not allow mistakes to happen, you are demanded to be creative and quick-witted at times. Though those are true, it is always better to be ready yourself by finding out more on what you can do when faced with several troubles that beginners and even professionals alike face from time to time.
The worst weather conditions that many photographers will face are: rainy and too sunny. Each serves a different reason. Rainy weather means your clients and you will be ready to get wet and it is impossible to do before the ceremony. As opposed to your initial idea of taking pictures early around the venue with your clients, the plan seemed ruined, but if there is a will, there is a way.
- Plan with your clients and make necessary changes in scheduling
- Use umbrellas for your clients and incorporate romantic, movie-like scenes for them
- Kiss under the umbrella
- Running together
- Blocking the view for curious viewers to imagine the rest
- Don’t wait until the rain stops
- Use back flash for nice shadows
- Is that a puddle of water? Great! Natural image reflector!
- More indoor pictures
- Explore even more corners of your indoor wedding venue
Sunlight is among the worst enemies of wedding photographer Peterborough who are trying to make that timeless picture without horrible shadows on your clients face and standing against the scorching sun.
- Get manual; your camera has automatically try to ‘fit in’ with the background light, but as you know these automatic system does not produce the best pictures
- Back poses; instead of taking the couples pictures from the front, opt for posing their back against the camera with a 45 degrees or so view of their faces.
- Make use of trees and buildings to block the sunlight; important: it does necessarily mean that you deliberately take pictures in darker places. Have these sun blockers protect only your client, so the exposure won’t be so horrible on them. The background can still be super bright from the harsh sunlight.
- Use flash camera to make your own exposure
- Have the couples ‘protect’ each other. The groom being the taller one that protects the bride form the sunlight creates a subtle, cute picture.
And many more ideas you can incorporate and these are just several ways you can use to tackle common weather problems.
Moving on to technical possible technical problems you can avoid and possible solutions.
Always make sure you don’t run out on juice in the middle of shooting the bride walking to the aisle!
It can be because you did not do the battery check or that your main camera is acting up and asking for a sudden leave. A wedding photographer Peterborough should always bring an extra camera to the site.
No matter how much you love natural light, the sun and venue just won’t cooperate with you most of the time. The place can be too dark because it just rained, or too bright because of the crazy sunlight. Knowing how to play with lightning and exposures will definitely help you in taking great pictures without having to pray to Zeus every time you set out to a wedding party.