What is Wedding Photography?

This deals with taking photographs of weddings and events. This is one of the most lucrative niches in photography. It is well sought-after because everyone gets to hire a photographer for their wedding. Many people might not take other kinds of photographs very often but when it comes to their wedding, they want it recorded in pictures.

To be a professional wedding photographer involves an exciting mix of portraiture and event photography in a wide variety of settings and groups. Wedding photography is very tasking and intense. It requires alertness and first-time accuracy because in many cases, if you don’t get the best shot you can on the first try, you might not get a second chance to retake it. A wedding photographer is always on their feet, moving around during the reception and ceremony. This requires that such professional should be quick in deciding on what images to capture and the best angles to take. You should be ready to take photographs outdoors on a sunny day and indoors for dimly lit receptions and dances. The celebrants often expect to get professional advice from the photographer on how to pose for photos, including other directions involving setting. This requires that the photographer should be confident and communicate well with the couple and their guests. The photographer should be cheerful enough to make the event memorable for the celebrants. The wedding photographer, like photographers in other niches, should be passionate about the work in other to have fun while doing it.

The Author

Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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