There are many challenges for beginning photographers trying to start their own wedding photography business. I like to think I became a wedding photographer because of my passion and love for photography. You have to have love for your trade ask yourself if you want to be a professional or just someone who carries a camera around. There is a good possibility to make decent money being a wedding photographer. The problem is wedding photography attracts a lot of people who are looking for a quick dollar. This is the problem in wedding photography. There are too many photographers that don’t have any skill and lack the passion for what they do.
What is an adequate photographic equipment for a Wedding Photographer in Dorset? Simple: the top, the best, the most expensive. No way around it. It is useless for me to list camera models here, because especially with digital photography, cameras evolve very quickly and before long this article would be dated. Instead choose a brand among the world’s five best (Leica, Hasselblad, Mamiya, Canon, Nikon), look at the top 3 most expensive cameras… and pick one. That is the camera you will be expected to use at a wedding. Anything less will not be top notch photo equipment.
At the beginning of planning a wedding, while you are writing everything down you need to realise that it will only be one day and then it is all over. The only thing that you will have after that day to remember the day by is your photo’s and your video. That is where you can make or break your day. When you decide on a low-priced photographer, without a good look at the portfolio, speaking to the photographer about the ideas you have and to hear what ideas the photographer has, you are making a big mistake. Once again your photo’s will be the only thing left after the day is over.
There is much more involved in wedding photography than having a camera. You have to a strong skill set that can take years to master. You have to have a personality that works well with others. You can really find yourself in situations that require patience and understanding. A wedding day can be pretty stressful. You may find yourself with a screaming bride or an irate mother of the bride. You just have to understand it’s not just about picking up a camera and walking around snapping shots. For this reason I’ve come up with a few steps that all beginning wedding photographers should keep in mind before starting a business.
Once you’ve picked up your camera and a lens, I recommend you shoot. Just take pictures of anyone and anything. You should shoot all the time, you’re going to make mistakes. The idea is to make them now.
Are you aware of the common wedding photography mistakes? The first one is, to try saving money by hiring cheap and inexperienced photographers. There is an appropriate old saying – “you get what you pay for”. You should be ready to pay the right sum for good quality services.
A great way to keep up on your photographer’s work is to follow their blog, which is an on-line journal. Usually they will update their blog a couple times a week and you can see their most current work.
These are the common mistakes people often make when deciding on a wedding photographer. REMEMBER a wedding is a magical moment that many people will cherish for the rest of their lives and what better way to remember the precious wedding day than photos? Try not to make these mistakes and you’ll be very glad that you didn’t. Enjoy your wedding day!