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Tips to Preserving Candid Wedding Moments With a Digital Camera

Jul 17, 2008
So much happens at a wedding that without photographic images, many of the days events would be lost. Professional digital wedding photographers are usually hired to ensure that memories of the day stay captured and ready to be looked at whenever the couple desires. Looking at an image captured during the wedding or reception can bring the memories back even more than watching a DVD!

If you are taking photographs without help, it isn't easy to create that perfect shot as there is only so much you can do on your own. Ensuring photos taken with your digital camera are something special for your friends or relations on their big day might be a little easier once you have read the tips in this article.

If you only remember one piece of information from this article, remember to make sure that the photographs have a nice background as it is one of the first things you'll notice when you look at them. Don't worry too much if you can't get a full body shot of the couple. One way to get around this problem is by taking a portrait shot of them.

Try to get guests that have spectacles on to either remove them or hold their head at an angle so that there isn't a reflection obscuring their eyes. If you are shooting into the light, remember to compensate and increase the aperture otherwise the couple (or guests) will appear dark in the image.

A zoom lens will often enable you to take pictures that would not otherwise be possible as people are not so conscious of their photo being taken. You should be alert at all times when shooting digital wedding photography since you can seldom ask people to keep posing for you and the day is all about spontaneity.

Your digital camera should be equipped with enough memory to ensure that no great moment is missed. In other words, make sure to have an extra memory card - especially if you want to preserve as many moments as possible. As a general rule, if your camera has a 6 mega pixel resolution then you will need a large storage capacity card that will hold a few hundred shots at high resolution. A 1 gigabyte card should be sufficient.

The reason you need to set the cameras resolution to the maximum is because the colors will be richer. Plus, if you want to enlarge the photos, it won't be a problem. This is achieved by saving the images to your computer where you can print them out at your leisure on special photographic paper.

If you are used to regular film photography, you may find the change to digital wedding photography a little strange at first. But persist and you may find you enjoy it more.
About the Author
Del Haven Studio is the office of a proven Virginia Beach Photographer who is experienced in preserving all the fullness of your memories. Visit the website today and see slideshows of her portfolio as a Virginia Beach wedding photographer and other locations.
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