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Tips for taking Great Wedding Photographs – Learn how to optimize your techniques (contd..)

Tip 606 (Use burst mode when necessary): For important events such as when the actual exchange of garlands or exchange of rings happen or the kiss happens, use burst mode. This mode allows you to capture multiple photos of the same event within a short period of time, capturing at least one good photo of the event.

Tip 607 (Make sure that you have identified the proper gear): Before going in for the wedding, make sure that you have identified all the required camera equipment. This includes – the camera, filters and lenses, enough memory cards and charged battery packs, portable drives in case you want to do a quick backup, tripod or monopod, equipment to have an overhead camera.

Tip 608 (Identify whether you need an assistant): If you are a professional, then you may already have a crew. However, if you are an amateur or doing this for a friend, then evaluate whether you will need somebody to help you (and may not call that person an assistant if there are sensitive egos involved)

Tip 609 (Get your calibration done early): Typically, at the various locations, you will need to ensure that you have the exposure levels, white balance settings, and other such settings ready. You cannot hope to do this properly at the actual time of the marriage, so plan for doing this some time before the event (making sure that the required light settings will be the same)

Tip 610 (Get shots of the wedding preparation): Wedding photography just does not mean that you take shots of the time when they say ‘I do’. You need to take shots of the time when the bride is preparing, when there is a bridal shower, when the groom may be having a party for his friends (with the assumption that you are expected to take such shots)

Book: Step-by-Step Wedding Photography: Techniques for Professional Photographers (by Damon Tucci) –

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