Using Wide Apertures To Create Beautiful Wedding Photography

Using wide apertures to create beautiful wedding photography is so simple even a beginner can do it. A lens with a wide aperture, such as a 50mm 1.4 prime, can produce a gentle blur in the background allowing focus to remain on what it important in the shot.

Using a flash can spoil a moment, and luckily there is an alternative. Opening the aperture of your camera lets more of the light that is already present in the room into the camera, resulting in brighter, happier photos.

Natural light can be a challenge for photographers, but shooting in natural light is sometimes unavoidable. More light can be let into the camera when the aperture is widened, with the side effect that depth of field will shorten. This can cause the background to become blurry, which can be highly desirable if the goal is to maintain focus on a subjects face.

The f-stop of the camera controls the width of the aperture, the opening that allows light into the camera. The lower the f-stop, the wider the aperture will be. Using a low f-stop will result in a brighter photo.

My favourite wide aperture primes are the Canon 35 f1.4, Sigma 50 1.4, Canon 85 1.2 and Canon 45 TS-E f2.8.

Controlling depth of focus is an important key to successful photography. With a deep focus, more of the image will be sharp. Consequently, more of the image will potentially distract the viewer from the subject. A shallow focus, which can be achieved with a wide aperture, can be used to eliminate unnecessary details from the background.

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Wedding Photography Tips

The wedding is normally one of the most important days in the lives of a couple. A great deal of planning and expense is usually involved and capturing the memories of the day is something that most people cherish. Pictures are a great way to capture and record many aspects of the wedding. So here are some wedding photography tips to consider.

The quality of the equipment used to take the wedding pictures is certainly a very important aspect. You can be the best photographer in the world but if your equipment is of poor quality, the results will be less than satisfactory. So make certain the equipment is suitable for the desired results.

Most people and even professional photographers use digital cameras. The resolution of the cameras is an important part of the quality and results which can be achieved. Cameras can range from 1 to 20 mega pixel resolution. In general, a higher resolution camera should be used for applications where larger pictures will be produced. A lower resolution camera will result in grainy looking pictures if they are enlarged too much.

So think about the types of pictures which will be taken and displayed and then make certain the camera has adequate resolution to handle these needs.

Lighting is also a vital consideration when it comes to taking good pictures. Many weddings take place indoors so limited lighting can be a factor. While some cameras have capabilities to handle low lighting situations, it may be advisable to use external lighting sources to enhance the overall results.

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