Photography is an art. It has to be done with utmost care and understanding. While photographs can be anything that any person can take, the best of photography should always be left to the pros. The pros to this industry have developed a few tricks of trade, following which you can actually get to develop your photography to fall in the category of the professional ones.
1. Group Shots
One important shot at every wedding is the shot wherein all the guests are found in the shot. This is the shot in the album that will get the family the feel of the toghereness the family had at the time of the wedding.
The best way to arrange this would be to get all the guests high up at one place just after the ceremony. The key to the high place is to get the faces of all the people in one shot, and also to get the shot in the quickest possible way.
2. Flash Fill
If you are shooting after the ceremony or taking posed shots, a little flash might have to be attached. The shots might actually have to be dialed back a little so as not to lose in on the flash fills. The shots need to be dialed out a little so as not to blow out on the shots. But specifically in midday or in improper lighting conditions, a fill in flash should be used.
3. Shooting Continuously
Keep your camera on the continuous shoot mode and use it, all along the day. This can come in very handy on a day filled with action. It so happens sometimes that the informal shot taken right after the shot wherein everyone was posing can actually turn out to be a way better shot.
4. Expect the unexpected
Every wedding will bring you something unexpected. The best man can not find the ring, the bride tricks her vows, the groom usually rifles his fly, the flower girl decides to sit down mid-way, the bride tricks her vows and several other moments that can get a little panicky. But these are actually the memories that will help keep the mood uplift. In fact these relaxed moments may later prove to be the best ones.
Wedding are celebrations, in fact they should always be fun. Get in the fun and it will actually soak you in. in fact the best way to loosen people up, is to smile as the photographer.