Thursday, August 30

Wedding Photography: Lessons Learnt 1

Here’s a slide show of my friend’s wedding, Wai Wai. It was a great learning experience shooting his wedding and am ultimately grateful for him for allowing me to tag along his official photographers. Will try to post up the actual photos because the video ones are really low in quality. Now to just burn the bulk of photos to Wai Wai. I reedited the set of photos like 4-5 times because each time there was something new learnt. Was much fun actually.

Amongst the tons of things I’ve learnt is:

1) Shoot in RAW if possible

The big issue here is about white balance. With RAW you can shoot without worrying about your light source and doing a whole lot of tedious color correction later in photo shop. Moreover, with adobe’s RAW converter, the resolution of your photos are way better then jpeg. Not to mention being able to bump up or down the exposure a few stops digitally in photoshop. Which brings to us to the next issue:

2) Have plenty of memory

It’s never enough. You’re most probably shooting in RAW and emptying your shells at an average 1200 shots per wedding. Also, don’t store everything in one card. Have a few 2GB cards instead of one big 8GB piece. It’s more for safety reasons in terms of the cards being lost or corrupted.

Next, it’s actually best to have some sort of medium you could download it quickly to; a portable hard drive or laptop. The thought of having all your photos corrupted would definitely make you feel like running to another country in fear of your client suing you.

To be continued

1 Eye Balls:

Wai said...

love the music, love the photos, love the slide bro :) can't wait to see more!

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