Updated on July 6, 2015
Tips On Capturing The Beautiful Gardens and Views In Your Wedding Photos
Many wedding ceremonies before and now have been held outdoors. Marrying out in wondrous gardens have been an option taken by lots of couples. It may be because of the fresh air and sweet smell nature brings or the spacious area that exudes some kind of freedom. But whatever the reason, it stands that an outdoor wedding is a popular choice, more so nowadays.
Now with the beautiful gardens of Leeds and the views that comes with them, it is important to be able to capture your wedding photos well, in respect to them. Being outside can bring many complications too, so you and your photographer should be able to work around them.
There will likely be trees on the site and with sunlight, it can create shadows that can cause problems as you shoot. If these happens, you must use the glow to your advantage. Change location can be done if possible. You can instruct, say, the bride and groom to move even just for a little bit for you to properly take photos. Supposing that cannot be done because maybe you are in the middle of the ceremony, the best that you can do is to play around the settings of your camera and then, fix whatever needs to be fixed during the editing phase.
In any case, natural light, as mentioned, can still be a tool for a good photo. But then again, you will need all the skills and techniques that you have and bring them out to the table. Your high quality camera and equipment can be very useful as well. Cases may happen that there will be poor lighting, so integrate off-camera flash lights. Other than that, you can also have an assistant to hold a reflector for you.
And with the beauty that nature showcases, a variety of wide shots should be done to take its loveliness on film. Of course, you cannot forget about your subject. Take the time to shoot from different angles and to appreciate the details on the decorations too.
Shooting in RAW can prove to be beneficial too. This just means you are going to get an image file that is not processed yet. Therefore, it gives you more freedom when it comes to tweaking and editing.
Furthermore, focus is essential. You have to be able to seize a moment and/or a subject properly. In taking a wide shot of the newlyweds, for example, you must be able to shoot it that the background does not dominate them. It should be that the view will complement the moment that is happening.
The celebration will likely continue until night time, so the use of flash will not be avoided. This again rises the need for the flash in your own camera and then a flash from a light stand.
Once more, the results of all the picture taking will then upon the photographer’s skill and experience. It is really best to still practice, more so in a garden setting.