Wedding Photographer Portraiture Techniques

Work out your angles when you are shooting portraits as a wedding photographer.

wedding photographerAngles are everything to portrait photography and as someone who makes a living off of wedding photography, which is mostly comprised of portrait photography, you can understand how important something like this will turn out to be when it all comes down to it. There are things that you need to watch out for when you are deciding on the right kinds of angles of you to go ahead and check out din portraiture. The first thing that you need to know is the fact that when it all comes down to it, there are certain angles that work for women and for men and you need to be well aware of them all of the time.

Women look better when they are shot at a slightly downward angle.

This approach capitalizes off of making women look softer and somewhat more feminine, particularly making the jawline a bit smaller or leaner. As for the men, a slightly upward angle will do it in. It lends a certain sense of power and authority and this is something that you can seriously go ahead and take advantage of when it all comes down to it.

Whiten teeth.

Aim to whiten the teeth of your subjects in the photos that you produce as a wedding photographer. The teeth of the subject are oftentimes neglected or altogether ignored. This is sad because the effects of whitened teeth can turn out to be quite tremendous when you come to think about it. Teeth are naturally yellowish due to the usual stuff that people end up eating or drinking. Although you can’t really do anything about the actual teeth of the subjects you are working with, you can certainly do something about the portraits that you get to produce somewhere along the way. A few editing strokes can have you end up with subjects’ teeth that are so much whiter and brighter than usual and this is the kind of thing that can make an entire world of difference for your portrait shots at the end of the day. Learn a few basic skills in editing and get something like this done in a matter of minutes.

Have the subject face away from the sun when outdoors.

Shooting outside will always be a challenge. You are pretty much under the mercy of the elements the entire time that you will be there. It can rain anytime and it can also turn out to be a little too bright as well. What you need to do is to make sure that at some point or so, you get to position the subject the right way when faced with a particularly bright sun outside. Unless you want photos of the subject squinting all of the time because of too much brightness from the sun, you should best be advised to make sure that you opt to have the subject face away from the camera as much as possible.

Compose and focus.

Compose and focus, in that order and not the other way around. Do not focus before you compose because you will end up refocusing your camera anyway. It will be a waste of time.