Create Your Own Style to Make Your Mark and Stand Out From the Crowd
Wedding Photography Style – As time goes on and you shoot more and more weddings, you will create, discover and nurture your own style and that is what you can become well known for.
For me, I would say my style is fairly traditional in a reportage way with the images being bright, bold and colourful. I don’t like to mess about too much with over-Photoshopping or filtering as I like to try and enhance the day itself not add to it.
I also try and capture the day as naturally as possible and work on the principle that if they wanted “cardboard cut-out” style portrait images all the way, they wouldn’t have booked me after seeing my portfolio. I do take the bulk standard group shots but try and keep them to a minimum.
Some people like to, and use filtering and special effects very well, some are amazing with it and that is their style and the reason they get booked by certain people.
The beauty of wedding photography is that there are so many different styles and techniques and so much to learn, there is work for us all (as long as people keep getting married).
I would say not to go looking for a particular style or “image” but let it find you. Sounds a bit “cheesy” I know but it happens if you give it time.
You will find your own technique for composition and lighting along with how you put people at ease. You may make them laugh or you may have the skill to bring out the fun-loving, playful attitude that sometimes vanishes from people under the stresses and strains of the big day.
You will find your own way of processing in Photoshop and may even opt to go solely with black and white for example.
Whatever wedding photography style you find that works for you, stick with it, “if it ain’t broke, don’t try and fix” it as they say.
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