A camera can stall the entire world. It captures the world as we see it and also the world beyond it. I feel photography as a painting with colors and light. Weddings are the most beautiful happenings on earth and wedding photography is the photography to showcase the activities during weddings (Pre and Post wedding).
Weddings are a grand affair and the only sweet memories that remain with us for the rest of our lives. The wedding pictures should come out as amazing as the wedding happens. Wedding photography has different shades, as weddings are always colorful and filled with emotions. Weddings are not about emotions and sentiments, a lot of fun and frolic play an important role in brushing the canvas.
According to history, the concept of wedding photography came into existence after the Second World War. Earlier, photography was a bulky task where they generally used films, negatives and later came the analog cameras and now we see professional photographers using digital SLR’s.
Analog cameras provided only low quality photographs but with SLR’s we have high quality pictures and can also manipulate ambient light which is always a challenge for a photographer.
We have different approaches to wedding photography, but mostly we see Traditional, Photojournalistic and Contemporary wedding photography.
Traditional photography as the name suggests provides traditionally posed pictures taken on the Big Day and Photojournalistic photography comes from editing and adding up extra technical options to the wedding pictures. We have many software options for photography editing and enhancing the pictures. Mostly, we see photographers blending these styles. Contemporary/fashion-based Photography is complete poles apart to traditional photography where the photographer takes the ambience and the plot from the day. Contemporary photographers are professionals who provide indoor and outdoor photography and also photojournalistic features required to enhance the photographs.
The wedding photography market is unorganized and welcoming many styles, ideas and experts. With the latest technology now in hand, people randomly get into wedding photography without prior experience. It is important that one has a lot of patience and interest as it is back-breaking work and one has to be attentive throughout the ceremony for long hours and one should be able to predict and capture emotions. People aspiring to become wedding photographers can get professional training from reputed institutes. There is always a good demand for wedding Photographers and hence what is important is to maintain exceptional quality in work.