I’ve got my fingers crossed for the future of wedding photography.
I love it, I love the people, and I love all the people who make it possible.
The same could be said for the industry.
As I look back at my own wedding photography career, I’ve noticed a recurring theme in the imagery and techniques that I’ve found most useful.
There are three basic techniques that have become my go-to for wedding photography in the last decade or so.
First is called ‘color’, and it’s a subtle color shift.
You can do this in the shadows, in the foreground, or in the middle of the frame.
I like to start by adding a little bit of white, like a white line.
Then, in addition to that, add a little more blue or purple.
You could also use some kind of shading or shimmer, or maybe some kind, like smoke.
The third technique is called motion, and it works the other way.
It takes a frame of your wedding and changes the lighting around it.
You’ve got the bride and groom, and the bride is moving in a circle, or slightly.
You’re adding a blur or some kind.
Then you’re also changing the color of the background.
Then it’s about adding some contrast.
And lastly, there’s something called ‘shadows’.
This technique can be used in the background of a shot, but also in the shot itself.
And it’s used all over the place.
For example, you might have a couple of couples standing in a field in the sunset, or you could have two people standing in the same spot in a parking lot.
The last technique is a lot less subtle.
It involves changing the perspective, adding contrast, and a few other things.
So there’s a lot to learn about these three basic methods, and you can find them in any of the many wedding photography books I’ve read.
But let’s start with the most basic technique, and talk about it for a minute.
You’ll often see people refer to color as being the most important aspect of wedding photos.
But color isn’t always as important as you think.
When you look at a picture, you can’t see the colors, or the shadows.
You only see the highlights, the highlights are what really matter.
You don’t see any of that nuance that color brings to your wedding photos that I’m talking about.
When people talk about color, they’re usually talking about shadows.
They don’t really mean colors.
They’re talking about contrast.
What does that mean?
Well, it means that there’s less contrast.
If the contrast is high, the background will be dark and the foreground will be bright.
But when the contrast drops, the foreground becomes lighter and the background becomes darker.
This is because contrast is what gives color depth and color texture.
Contrast is what makes colors feel real.
You see it in color photography as well, in people’s faces, in things like shoes, in paintings.
Contrast, contrast, contrast.
When it’s really high, you’ll see more contrast in the highlights and less in the dark areas.
But if you’re really low in contrast, there will be no contrast.
It will be more of a gray, a dull gray.
And that’s because you’ve created a low contrast area.
Contrast helps to make shadows and highlights stand out in a photograph, and to make them look like they’re more real.
But shadows and highlight areas are just a little brighter than the background, and when contrast drops there’s no contrast either.
So, what does this mean for the wedding photographer?
There are a lot of photographers out there who are doing the best they can with limited resources, and they’re not getting it right.
And what they’re doing is making things too bright, too saturated, and then they’re missing out on the color.
This isn’t good for the bride, the groom, or anyone else.
They should be shooting in a neutral palette, using low-contrast colors, using very little contrast, not too much.
And so, what’s wrong with a neutral color palette?
It’s not just about the colors.
It’s about the way that you create those colors.
What I’m going to do here is give you some examples of what color palettes are supposed to look like.
And you’ll also see how the different color tones of different colors look when they’re applied in that same palette.
But first, let’s talk about the basics.
A Neutral Color Palette What is a Neutral Color?
A neutral color is the color palette that you’d use when you’re not trying to get a color that will stand out.
A neutral is a color where the colors are evenly distributed across the whole image.
It means that you don’t want to make the colors too bright or too dark, or too contrasty.
It also means that the background is a neutral tone, not an intense color.
There’s no way to achieve