Taking your camera to a wedding? Disappointed by your results? Here are some handy tips on taking great photos; from how to cope with difficult lighting, taking pictures of children, ideas for unusual shots and - most important of all - capturing the happy couple’s special moments.
As a photographer going to a wedding as a guest, it’s hard for me not to scrutinise the official photographer’s every move. I’ve even followed them around, muttering “I wouldn’t have done it that way”! It’s even worse when you know the bride and groom really well.
I recently went to a wedding where the photographer turned up 10 minutes late, so I felt obliged to jump in and shoot down the aisle. Then I heard a screech, a door slam and someone run in, so I stepped back into the aisle and let them carry on.
Everyone wants to get a great shot of the happy couple on the day but the best bit about being a guest photographer is that you can take all those candid photos.