Wedding photography has come a long way since it became an accepted means to capture memories of a couple’s special day. While couples take beautiful shots in a photography studio prior to their big day, capturing your wedding dinner photographs is a perfect opportunity to get candid moments spent with guests.
Considering that a wedding dinner reception will hold at night, the following lighting tips will enhance the quality of your photos.
Even-out the light. A good photo should not blow the subject out of proportion and leave the background looking very dark. To capture every important detail and information, make use of the hot shoe which a nice flash has to manually control lighting.
In the absence of a flash which might be beyond your budget, employ the use of a camera which has a large flash that intuitively knows how bright it wants the flash to be.
Spread the light evenly. The best way to achieve this is with the help of a diffuser. It is typical for a diffuser to come with a nice flash. As you face the flash upwards, it hits the ceiling and spreads evenly.
This trick makes the light appear softer on your subjects. The photos that you take will look great when lighting is balanced this way. Use your camera’s “Rear” or “Slow” setting.
The learning curve for getting the best out of this feature is small. With a little practice you should be able to use this feature which is common with most modern cameras. Essentially, the flash shoots quickly while the shutter’s speed is slow.
In simple terms, the shutter is able to capture the light which is available in the background by staying open a little longer. Be close to your subjects when use this tactic in a dark room.
Capture all the action. Your focus should not be on the bride and groom alone. By capturing the guests and the caterers as well, one can feel the energy and action in the room as they look at the wedding dinner photos.
Be ready to take photos of any exciting thing you see from the best possible angle. These lighting techniques can be used by a good photographer to capture wonderful moments as they unfold at a wedding dinner reception.
If done right, the photos will be presented in an artistic and interesting way.
Make sure you partner with a reputable wedding catering service. They are relied on by most couples who hire them as a good source of referrals.