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Wedding Photography Bath - Fuji Xpro2

This Gallery is a few images that I photographed as Naomi and Daniels wedding photographer in Bath a couple of weeks ago, wedding photography with these cameras is an absolute blast, the wedding images are stunning from this camera.

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Camera Auto Modes

You may be drawn into a false sense of security, they all sound great in theory however scene modes are only the same as Auto mode, the camera still does everything with regards to the photo such as exposure, focus, and everything else, you as the photographer are completely kept out of the process.

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Flash Photography

 Flash Photography

You can do some pretty amazing things when you get to grips with your Flash Photography, obviously that little blast of light is fantastic at adding a touch a fill when taking photos outside where the light may just add that extra lift to portraits especially under the eyes where you could have shadows, its a must for wedding images, photographing in all types of lighting.

If you are taking a photo where the backlight is very harsh and you want to capture the subject perfectly however you don't wish to crop the image but wish to have the full shot, you will find that you possibly need to punch up the flash, this could be due to the Aperture you have set because if you have done your research, Aperture effects the flash power but also to pop the subject in the image, you will probably find that increasing the flash by 2 stops will provide the effect you want to achieve. Whilst photographing weddings in this wonderful location of somerset, flash is a brilliant little tool to add to your wedding photography skills!

Its fabulous to use when you wish to freeze action, if you are taking an image in bright sunshine, you will probably find that using an N/D filter will help you use a smaller F-stop which will allow he flash more power for the image.

Flash is a fabulous tool to use when capturing the first dance at a wedding or photographing the guests dancing, for that really whacky shot, use rear curtain flash which will let the background blur whist the flash freezes the motion of what you have focused on, it provides a superb effect with sparklers etc. although its not really my thing, the images you see where the Bride and Groom are waving fireworks, sorry! As you all know, I prefer to take natural photographs at a wedding, capturing the atmosphere at a wedding, for me its all about photographing wants happening, not interfering, being unobtrusive allows me to take those images that are real!

There are some really crazy things you can try with flash, if you place a Neutral density filter on the lens and set a high F-stop, you can reduce the ambient light and then punch the subject with flash, in the light of day you can make the photo look as if it was taken at night.

Many wedding photographers fear taking photos in harsh sunlight however another little tip that you can use on certain images is too stop down the lens or increasing shutter speed to reduce ambient light and then use manual flash to take over the image, I have taken photos in harsh sunlight using this effect, the image attached to this blog is one such image, the sun was very harsh as it was taken on a summers day here in somerset, her dress is still perfectly exposed, no blown out areas, even skin tones are pretty good, this is the sort of things you can practice, see what you can produce when using your Flash gun. Learn to use this fabulous tip when photographing a wedding it really helps your Bride to pop out of the image.

What i'm trying to say is “Flash Photography isn't scary” get out there and have some fun, you wont break the camera, practice some of these crazy ideas and let me know if you find any other ideas on how to use your flash Gun.

www.thefxworks.co.uk for more tips and tricks.

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Shutter Priority Mode

Freezing action is something photographers have been fascinated with, the ability to freeze photographs of fast-moving action, the Bride tossing her bouquet to her girlfriends at her wedding is a must for fast shutter speeds you could also set the camera to continuous focus and firing mode to fire off several shots at once.

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Aperture Settings

Controlling the depth of field is an essential skill in photography, it allows everything in a landscape photograph from the closest detail to the farthest, to appear in focus, or lets say your taking a portrait photograph of the Bride and you want the Brides eyes to appear sharp, selecting the correct aperture will provide you with the perfect detailed shot.

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RAW versus JPEG

RAW/RAF/NEF are the file formats offered by most DSLRs and when you move beyond Auto into the magic world of manual, these are basically related to how your images are saved onto the memory card by the camera.

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Auto Exposure versus Manual Exposure

The beautiful Mother of the Bride attached with this Blog was taken at a wedding in somerset just the other week, tell me, was this auto exposure or manual, did the camera select the correct settings, creating the soft bokeh and the beautiful natural color balance?

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Posing the Bride

Photography is all about emotion and this emotion, connection has to start with you as the photographer, this then absolutely impacts on the photograph.

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Direction of Light

Photographing weddings in Somerset can be a challenge due to the changes is weather, we provided our wedding services last weekend and we experienced every type of weather throughout the day, from brilliant sunshine through to those black overcast skies, very challenging and this is when is vital to clearly see the direction of light as it changes through the wedding shoot.  

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Direction of Light

So many options are available to us as wedding photographers, understand the light and then control the camera to produce your art.

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Photography Tips & Tricks

If you do have the opportunity to try some more artistic photographs using off camera lighting, you can take your images to a new level but ensure you get the safe shots first, once you have those in the bag, then play away.  

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Judging Exposure

Judging Exposure to get that perfect wedding photograph, you want the dress to show all its beautiful detail for the lovely Bride on her wedding day. 

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Mastering Fill Flash

If you practice with flash you will be amazed at what can be achieved, it’s really not that difficult but you have to play, if your photographing a wedding, nail the important photos first and then play. 

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Time Flies!

Keep your camera to hand and Photograph those everyday little things; they will bring back so many memories.

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