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Outdoor Wedding Photography Tips for Beginners

There is only one principle, “Follow the light,” when it comes to the Best outdoor wedding photography tips.

Nowadays, outdoor wedding photography has become a trend at the wedding. As the fad continues expanding, its appreciators also attract many couples to plan for outdoor wedding photography. On account of this new trend, many outdoor wedding cinematography tips were generated.

The professional photographer became more artistic and designed the posse for wedding pictures. Also, they said newly wedded couples only visit a few places, gardens, beaches, churches, etc. But not anymore, because we bring some secret photography tips to make your shoot memorable and precise. We recommend you to click pictures at different places while covering an event.

Top 11 Best outdoor wedding photography tips

From planning to get ahead of the wedding, photography has its own challenges and difficulties. Given below are some tips you should follow to make your event memorable.

Create a checklist

One of the most supportive tips We’ve given concerning wedding photography is to advance the couple to contemplate the shots that they’d like you to catch on the day.  Then prepare a checklist so you can verify each shot. This will help you, especially in family shots. There’s nothing more regrettable than getting the photographs back and acknowledging you didn’t photo the cheerful couple with Grannie!

wedding shots check list

Coordinate with a family member

Mostly on wedding family photographs, some portion of the day can be very upsetting. Everyone is going all over the place, and you are not aware of the diverse family subtleties at play. Individuals are in a “happy soul” (and have regularly been drinking a couple of spirits) to the point that it very well may be very riotous.  To prevent this problem, asked the couple to nominate a relative (from both sides). So, they can gather everybody together, help get them in the shot, and keep things moving so the couple can return to the gathering.

bridesmaids and groomsmen in outdoor setting

Visit Shoot location

If you are a new photographer, I suggest going and visiting the location. It will help you know about the lighting, get you the idea of a couple of positions for shots, and take testing shoots.

In case of outdoor wedding, check out the tips you can follow to make preparations.

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Preparation is key to success

Remember, everything can go wrong, so always prepare for the worst. Have a plan B (if the weather is bad or the lighting is not right). Keep everything extra such as the batteries, memory cards, etc.

Show sample to a couple

If you want to know the expectations of the couple, show them your previous shoot sample. It will help you to find out what they actually want. Always have an agreement with the couple before the event. Also ask the couple what kind of ideas they have to pose for the shoot.

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Second Photographer

One and one make eleven. Having a second photographer means work is divided between two people, so less moving around during an event. Also, one can click candid, and another one can click formal shoots.

outdoor wedding photographer

Learn how to play with light

The key to success in photography is to learn to play with light or diffuse it. Usually, churches have low light environments. If you are allowed to use it, use a flash diffuser (they typically don’t let it). On the other hand, if you can’t use a flash, then don’t be panic; use a fast lens with a wide aperture.

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Raw Shooting

We usually don’t use RAW shooting due to a shortage of time and extra processing. But I think weddings only happen once, so using a RAW gives quality and provides flexibility to adjust the shoot even after clicking them. In other words, during a wedding, the photographer has to face tricky lightings. Thus RAW allows you to adjust white balancing and exposure after the shoot.

outdoor pool wedding

Study your background

During a wedding, people move around frequently, so there is more chance they can destroy your background. To avoid this problem, spend time studying the scene. I would suggest choosing the background with shaded spots and direct sunlight.

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Don’t delete images immediately

The mistake usually the photographer makes is that they immediately delete images due to workload. Don’t do that, keep in mind images can be cropped and manipulated.

Use your creativity

Use your artistic mind to click creative shots. Mostly, all the wedding albums have the same formal poses. Try to blend things by taking pictures from different angles, up high, etc.

outdoor photo shoot of couple

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