Common Mistakes With Wedding Photography

If you’re a professional photographer or even just a competent amateur, documenting a wedding is one of the ultimate missions you can embark on. There’s a lot of pressure to get it right, and failing to capture the most crucial moments in the best possible way can be extremely disappointing for everyone involved. If you’re thinking of taking on the challenge, bear in mind all these common mistakes and see if you can avoid them.

Lack of experience

Practice makes perfect, and if you haven’t spent some time getting to know your trade, it’s not likely you’re going to achieve amazing results on the big day. Maybe you’ve been asked and feel pressured to say yes, but if you have enough self-awareness to admit you’re not confident enough in your ability to capture the wedding properly, it’s best to say no. If you’re not sure whether your equipment is ideally suited to wedding photography, it probably isn’t.

Bad exposure

A giant white dress in bright lighting is not the easiest object to photograph, but you’re going to spend all day trying to. Overexposing that image is going to render the bride a blob. On the other hand, underexposure will ruin the effect of the bright white and make the dress look dull. You can mess up the exposure on the rest of your pictures too, don’t get us wrong, but the bride’s white dress will be the most noticeable casualty of poor exposure and that’s not something most people want to risk. Luckily using your camera’s settings smartly should solve this problem without too much effort. Continue Reading


If there is one thing every photographer wants it is to be a great photographer. Being a great photographer entails more than just owning the camera and taking photos. It has more to it. A great photographer shoots wonderful pictures. Pictures that grabs the attention of people from a distance. Professional photographers produce images that have a strong structure, great composition, color, gesture, and lighting, among other elements that make a great photo. Ever wondered how they do it. What are the tricks? You are just in time for an overview of some of the photography tricks and tips for excellent photos. Let’s get started.

photography tricks

1. Use a polarizing filter

A polarizing filter normally improves the colors of the surroundings especially the sky, and the objects around you. This is through its ability to reduce reflections from water, glass, and metal surfaces. Furthermore, it protects the lens of your camera.

2. Decide on your backgrounds carefully

Objects or substances that are included in the picture maybe a distraction to the viewers. This shifts the attention from the main object. Decide on simple backgrounds for instance plain backgrounds that have simple colors and patterns.

3. Use the right ISO

ISO, the International Standards Organization is a standardized industry scale that is used to measure sensitivity to light. Therefore, ISO will determine how fine your image comes out. You should know when to use a higher or a lower ISO. For instance, when it is dark, you might consider using a higher ISO maybe in the range of 400 to 3500. Alternatively, for sunny days or bright environments, use a lower ISO number, maybe about 100. Nevertheless, in case of a bright setting, one can use the Auto Setting on their camera. Continue Reading