In the photography world, wedding photography is the most popular. Because a love-struck couple out there always need a veteran to help them capture the most beautiful and important moments of their special day.
There isn’t any recipe that can make your wedding photography a success, but of course, there are some handy tips & tricks that can bring in decent wedding pictures. It’s up to you, how do you transform the decent into extraordinary. And how creative a photographer can be, not in the camera – unlike what you’ve often heard.
Having said that, a photographer cannot unleash his/her creativity with faulty camera settings. So, how do you choose the correct settings of your camera for the best wedding photography?
If you have no idea, here’s a list of some safe camera Setting Tips & Tricks of your camera:
This is the fact and there can’t be any debate over it that when it comes to post-production RAW gives a lot more detail to work with. So, if you enjoy the editing and post-processing work, tab from JPEG to RAW.
Auto White Balance
If you choose the RAW as your default setting, confidently leave the color temperature of your camera setting. It’s rare when the camera is wrong, but the photographer can correct it in the post.
Everyone loves the out-of-focus and dreamy backgrounds in their wedding photographs. Don’t you? If that’s your thing too, pick a 2.0 & wider lens and is high on bokeh. Remember, the more light you let in, the wider you go, which helps with shutter speed requirements and also keep ISO low.
Faster Shutter Speeds
A photographer can use faster shutter speeds to eliminate the blur motion, or you use it more creatively to convey the speed and movement. Avoid the blur motion by using faster shutter speed. If you do so, while the shutter is open the subject will move to a lesser extent and reduce the blurring effects.
A situation that involves a lot of action and moving subjects can cause grief afterward. Especially for the indoor photography when the light isn’t good enough and your camera setting might default to slow shutter speed to go with your aperture selection. Let the camera choose the aperture for a photo – when it’s shutter that a photographer is choosing – you might be left with less background blur and more depth in the pictures that you may not like.
So, here, manual capturing is the best way to go.
Reasonably high ISO
If all other tricks fail, and the light isn’t great for faster shutter speeds or you don’t have a lens that can go wide enough, then ISO is here to rescue. The only thing you have to make sure is, not to ramp it up beyond a point where photos may start losing the detail.
Focus and Recompose
We understand that there might be some auto-focus deficiencies in your camera settings. For the solution: with the use of focus point selector place the focus point on the subject. To acquire the focus, click on the Back / AF-ON button. Release the button to keep and lock focus. And when you’re happy with the composition, recompose the shot and take a photo.
We agree that a lot of practice is required for your photos to be sharp (also needs supportive lens); especially, when you are dealing with wider apertures that tend to blur out almost everything.
There you have it now. Our tips & tricks for choosing the best camera settings for wedding photography. If you have any advice you’d like to share from your experiences, comment below.