Wedding photography is one of the most demanding jobs and it takes up a lot of hard work and dedication. Taking good photos alone will not suffice as there are many stages involved in starting and building a successful wedding photography business. A few of these initial stages that you must consider are listed below;
Determine your own style
When you are starting, have a crystal clear picture of what style you plan on giving to your potential clients. You need to ask yourself what makes your photos unique and different from others. These styles can range from candid photography working with natural lights to studio like setting wedding shoots. Always make sure to choose the style you are most comfortable with and the one you enjoy most. You could also expand to areas of being a videographer or filming in your wedding packages. Passion is what will drive you to have a successful business. Have some practice sessions with your close family and friends and move on to random people to get true feedback.
One of the most effective ways of getting experience in this field is by working as an assistant to a professional photographer, established studio or simply by putting up an quality Singapore photo booth at weddings. This will not only give you firsthand experience in how photos are taken in real weddings, but will also expose you to the various equipment and technicalities associated with it. You will learn how to direct a wedding photo shoot and what it takes to be a photographer and videographer for such a special event of a couple’s life. This is also an ideal platform to build a client portfolio.
Post processing skill
In wedding photography, there is very little chance for mistakes as a wedding happens only once for a couple and it is absolutely crucial that every moment is captured and captured immaculately. Therefore, apart from spending time learning to take photos, you must also spend an equal if not more time on various photo editing software such as Photoshop or Lightroom to educate yourself on being proficient in the skill of processing photos. It is always good to teach yourself apart from taking up any courses or workshops on photography processing as this would limit your knowledge to only what you have been taught. Technology is constantly changing so keeping up with it when it comes to software and various techniques by yourself will only keep you well ahead of the game. It will also build your confidence and help you be more creative and unique in your own style.