Couples often ask me the same question:
What wedding photographer does on the wedding day and why it is so expensive?
So I decided to write a small article about it.
Price for the wedding photographer can range from 2,000 to 10,000 dollars for one photo shoot per day. And this is a fair price, considering all the skills that every wedding photographer should have. First of all, the wedding photographer has to know all the details of portrait photography. He / She may need to make several hundred portraits, many of which have to be highly artistic. In this case it will be images that need to be done quickly, in shooting mode with a constantly changing view of lighting.
For example the newly married couple and the guests were in bright outdoor light, and now they entered the dimly lit lobby, and the registrar. Portraits of themselves will certainly be different in character – from shooting full-length one person to the group photos.
The photographer always needs to be ready to press the shutter button, but it should not interfere with the course of event.
Maybe the couple at the wedding table to stand up several times to shoot with friends, but events such as the exchange of rings or the presentation of a bouquet occur only once during the entire wedding day. By the way it is very important to know how to use modern cameras, light, assistant, people on the wedding day and knowledge of the techniques of computer retouching.
Also, before the wedding I create so cold `to shoot list` that consist from more than 30 items.
Typically, a professional photographer carries two cameras. Not so important, what company has made them. Camera should be switched to the RAW-format. No less attention should be paid to the optics. Best of all use high-aperture lenses.
I also often use professional photo studio light equipment. It’s very helpful when you shoot on sunny day or in dark banqueting hall.
I think that’s all ^_^.