..and should be able to take photos that make people look twice.
Gone are the days when a North Wales wedding photographer took dull, uninspiring, awkward, ridiculous photos and poses and you just can’t help but wonder how such a picture was taken. Blame technology, blame the trends.
Today, the landscape of wedding photography and photography in general has literally changed. Today, photographers are artists with an arsenal of digital and artistic skills such that every photo taken these days, after simple or thorough editing, looks like a masterpiece in its own right. Again, thank technology, thank the trends.
As a wedding photographer, you must keep being creative. To compete in this rapidly evolving market, every wedding photographer irrespective of style or the kind of niche you have chosen for yourself must strive to be artistic. You should have a number of artistic skills at your fingertips such that you beautifully utilize whatever environment you find yourself in. Setting the couple on an epic-looking hill, utilizing negative space, toying with shadows, changing your perspective and focusing on tiny, usually over-looked details can be entirely creative. Again, there are no limits to what you can do. Make use of that stool by the corner or that soccer ball lying around. Whatever environment you find yourself, you are the authority in that space and that is your creative niche in that moment.
Learn from others
There have been people in this field before you. So, you don’t have to repeat mistakes others have made which you can easily avoid by learning from them. Look for a few wedding photographers whose work and portfolio you admire. Explore what they do differently. Does he or she use a certain lens type? Does he or she use a certain camera? Is there a special type of lighting? What kind of editing software does the individual use? What type of photography lessons does the individual attend?
While it is appropriate to learn from others, every individual is unique. Three wedding photographers can take the same pictures of a bride walking down the aisle or the groom crying joyfully and looking at the end results, after a couple of edits, you will see entirely different photos, and it’s all because each individual sees things different. So, does North Wales photographer http://www.mauricerobertsphotography.com/ and it reflects in their photographs, leading us to the next point.
Explore your own creativity. You cannot afford to be a copycat when you can do things entirely differently. Even if you have to imitate other people’s work, add a bit or a lot of ingenuity. When exploring your own creativity, you can make all the mistakes you want. It’s permitted. If your admired photographer uses black and white for certain photographs, see if making the photos sepia or going vintage or adding a bit of colour can make all the difference to you. See if changing the angles can capture a certain moment and tell a different story.
That way, you start to bring your own creativity into what someone already does.
If you are newly starting out as a North Wales wedding photographer, you want to start being creative as soon as possible. It is most likely what will sell you at first. Creativity is unlimited. The major chunk of being creative rests on you. Say no to static and apathetic wedding pictures.