Wedding photography is very joyful and is something beyond description! But if you’re a beginner in the field, then professional wedding photography can be a real challenge for you. 

In this post, we will share some of the best beginner photography tips on, how beginners can take beautiful wedding pictures? 

Starting Fresh – Donʼt rush 

I have seen some bad photography advice are going around on the Internet from the photographers suggesting that if beginners havenʼt shot any wedding before, they can do it now! Why isn’t it right? You will learn, product photography, wedding photography, people and the events, etc. all in one day and make lots of money while youʼre at it. This is a bit of terrible advice. 

It’s better to learn photography first. And after that, you can take an internship with professional wedding photographers Washington DC

Start with Assist a Professional Photographer

If you’re a beginner, you should learn about the don’ts and do’s of wedding photography before shooting. Learning the basics of wedding photography from an experienced photographer will help you avoid the common mistakes that beginner photographers usually make.

To assist a professional wedding photographer is the first thing you should do before taking wedding photography assignments. You can find the best wedding photographers Washington DC easily.

You will learn new techniques through experience which you can apply later to other shoots as well. Some of those tips you may be familiar with, but there will be a lot of new things for you to learn.

Know your gears and Carry Sufficient Accessories

Know how to fix your camera. All the photographers know their camera well, but I’m sure that they donʼt want to know it on the wedding day whether they know or not.

Don’t forget to check your gadgets and make sure that all your gadgets are working properly. It’s recommended that you should borrow an extra camera, lens, lights, batteries and memory cards with you so that you are all good for unforeseen circumstances. To avoid any bad circumstances like data loss, keep the backup of your captured pictures on a laptop in real-time. 

Choose the Location

Arrive a few hours early at the wedding venue and look for the best locations for photography and visualize where you would shoot the couple, rings, dress, family, friends, decorations and the group photos. If possible, visit the a few days earlier before the actual wedding day to find out the best locations to shoot. That way thereʼs no rush at all and you might spare some time on the wedding day to enjoy the delicious food as well.

Don’t Be Discouraged By Rejection.

Know that you’re not going to book every single inquiry you get. Get used to hearing “No” as well. It doesn’t indicate that you aren’t talented or lack thereof. Keep in mind that not every client will hire photography services in Washington DC you offer. 

We hope that you found these beginner photography tips helpful. If you did, please share it with others to help them.

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