If you think you can take the responsibility of documenting beautifully this very special day in people’s lives, Congratulations! If you doubt your skills , keep reading…
A wedding is the last place you want to struggle learning your camera settings. So, know your craft as you only got one chance.
Are your portaits beautiful and your candids a hit? Be honest with yourself. There is tons of shooting you need to do before jumping into weddings. How good are you at shooting children? Yes , children! Ok, pets will do too. Why children? Because they don’t pose for you or wait until you are ready. They are too busy playing ( Let Them Run Around: Photographing Children. So will be your wedding subjects. Except for the group photo and some portrait posing, those people are not your models. They have a schedule, they have better things to do than posing for hours until you get THAT shot.
Can you direct a shoot? Can you pose a group of people so everyone looks at their best? Normal people don’t just sort themselves for a group photo. They can’t see the big picture. You are the one that need to make sure no face is hidden and that everybody looks at you the moment you shoot. Have you done that?
Can you shoot in low light , meaning high ISO with acceptable noise results? And then in the next moment, shoot in bright sun? In the rain? In snow? Have you checked the weather forecast? Can you shoot with flash? Without flash? In RAW format? How good are you at editing your pics? Removing wrinkles, spots , skin imperfections? Changing a face for a group photo?
As a professional photographer, you should be free to use your camera and build your business. That means taking the focus off of time-consuming busywork like color-correction and retouching. Photographer’s Edit processes your images to your standards, freeing you to focus on what really matters.
I don’t reccomend their photographer , sorry. for 3000 Euros there are much better ones see the Gallery
Welcome into my blog. I hope you’ll like it here .
Who am I and why photography?
I am a personal photographer for my family and especially for my two daughters as my man doesn’t like the camera. I fact he dislikes it so much that I learned not to tell him when I shoot. The kids, they are better. Sometimes they even ask me to take a picture of them. Especially the older one, “so she can remember”. And that’s exactly why I use cameras. To keep a record of beautiful moments.
My favourite type of photography is lifestyle photography. Real moments, real people, real emotions, real environment and natural light – captured in a photo. This is my strength. This is where I get a kick. I believe in backlight sun, natural light and the unexpected. I believe in “get it right in the camera”, magic and my MKII.
Studio? Not for me. Too staged. Too controlled. Too artificial. Too superficial. My studio is nature, outdoors, indoors .Where real emotions happen.
It’s a beautiful world we live in!
My editing / retouching – minimal. I’d remove a pickle or under eye circles, but won’t make you look like you’re not yourself. I won’t remove your wrinkles or make your skin look perfect. Because this is not who you are. I don’t believe in spending hours in Photoshop, fixing things in pictures. I don’t have time for that.
I find tripods quite annoying and avoid shooting with them.
I wish I had a reflector and a couple of more lenses.
Location? 3km above Innsbruck , in the magical land of Tyrol, Austria.
Canon or Nikon ? Canon . I always had Canon s.
Cameras : Canon 5DMkII , 50mm lens and a 75-300mm zoom. I started with a Canon 1000D and switched to the MKII about two years ago as I needed more ISO sensibility than the 1000D could offer as I often shoot without flash in rather dark conditions and fast moving subjects. Beacuse even at ISO 6400 , the MKII photos still rock! View all posts by Anna Moritz