At first, it doesn’t seem so bad to be able to shoot under a sunny weather. Sure, it could get pretty hot, but with that, you get the pretty clear image of the couple. You don’t have to take out your lighting equipment as well. All good.
Until you actually shoot during it. People’s eyes start to wrinkle due to the bright light. In order to avoid this, you either change your position to a sheltered location, use an umbrella or have the couple face against the sun. But we all know this is futile to do from 11 am to 2 pm.
So, there exists only two solutions for wedding photography Yorkshire. The first one is to head inside to shoot indoor and wait until the sun goes down a little bit or the second solution.
Use flash and reflectors
Photographers don’t use flash to light up dark places, but it’s also useful to light up parts of the couple’s body that are shadowed due to the sunlight. If you flash them and capture the picture, you will get a picture without the uneven shadows on them. But the problem with this is that light reflects easily on light colored surfaces, for example, white wedding dresses.
This challenges the photographer into having to play with white balance on the camera settings as well. Make sure to use manual setting, not auto, as it will manage to darken the whole scene from having too much light into the camera.
The next easy solution would be to use reflectors. If you know how to use them during your wedding photography Yorkshire, you will be able to achieve some amazing works like the ones done by Boho Chic Weddings. There are many different types of reflectors from matte white, shiny silver, shiny gold to black. Learn how to use each of them before you try using just any on your client.
Hiding from the sunlight shouldn’t be as hard as trying to find a place with high wall to block it. It can be as simple as having the taller groom to block the shorter bride. This will allow the bride to look at the groom without having to look at the sun. With a little sacrifice or a burning back, the bride will love this moment.
Using props like umbrella will also help with preventing the sunlight from making it hard for the couples to pose without squinting their eyes too hard.
Another way to take the picture is to take back shots of the couple. This allows you to forget about trying to cover the shadows while they face towards the sun. You also don’t have to care about their squinting eyes as you are only taking pictures of their back.
Will they love it? Absolutely.
Back shots tend to look good if you aim for a wide angle while the couple face towards an amazing backdrop. It can also be as close as a portrait of the bride’s back blurring the beach next to her.
You see, there are many ways one can use in wedding photography Yorkshire when you have to deal with sunlight. They are not hard to do, especially if you have the right equipment to work with!