Camera Hacks to Make You Invisible as a Wedding Photographer

Set camera to quiet shutter setting

photographyWhat you should know as a wedding photographer is that you can actually set your camera to a quiet shutter setting whenever you are covering a wedding event. This will make it so much easier for you to take your shots without attracting too much attention to yourself while you are at it. There will be a lot of times wherein people will look up and start feeling and looking self conscious, knowing that the camera is aimed at them all throughout that time. This is something that can really ruin your work flow and is something that you should try to address as much as possible as a professional wedding photographer.

Try to read up on your camera manuals to see how you will be able to set your camera in that particular mode.

That way, your camera does not end up making too much noise whenever you press that shutter button down. If you can’t find the manuals, there are a lot of instructional videos online that will teach you how to do that at the end of the day. It is a little tidbit of knowledge that is definitely worth knowing and definitely worth investing your time and money in when it all comes down to it.

Use natural light as much as possible when you are taking your shots.

As a wedding photographer, this should be your staple go-to lighting option. If the venue is bright enough or has fairly adequate lighting, then natural light will be your best friend for the photos that you get to take. The use of flash photography is something that you should minimize, if you can help it. Harsh sporadic bursts of light can really ruin a moment and can take people by surprise as well. You certainly don’t want to startle the people that you are trying to take photos of. More than that, the aspect of being able to capture candid looking shots as a wedding photographer is next to impossible when you have the flash going off all of the time.

There is nothing more telling or more obvious than having a flash go off somewhere in the room. It tends to attract unnecessary attention and it is certainly something that you should try to veer away from as much as possible as a  wedding photographer. People also don’t appreciate the fact that the flash can turn out out to be a little too harsh on the eyes at times. It will make people squint during the process. You will most likely end up with photos of people with their eyelids half closed or altogether shut close and you certainly don’t want any of that in the images that you are able to produce.

Try to see if you can master natural light as much as possible.

Observe it in any way that you can. If you have the time to spare, take your camera out with you all the time and always practice with your shots so that you get better and better at what you do as a  wedding photographer.