Regular and candid wedding photographer
The regular photographers are great photographers too. They are very good at what they do. They are good at documenting the wedding and especially capturing groups of people (friends & family with couple) the regular photographer is better equipped with both crew and his style of work to document everyone who attended.
While these posed group pictures are being taken, a really good candid wedding photographer should be busy capturing blink-and-you-miss-them moments.These could be your father laughing, your aunt scolding the caterer or your grand mom sobbing in silence. These are moments that are part of your story that an experienced candid wedding photographer can capture.
Further, some of the best candid wedding photographers spend extraordinary effort in editing the pictures. They are in tune with global tools and trends in editing and styles. Due to which you might receive more vibrant pics and pictures that are ‘alive’.Also, there are new ways of showcasing your pics that are constantly cropping up. Currently the candid are in trend, maybe black & white will be tomorrow.One should hire a candid photographer once you understand and agree with the aesthetic that particular photographer believes in and delivers. Also prepare your family that they must trust the photographer’s choices and let him/her do her job during the wedding.
CAPTURING REAL EMOTIONS
Unlike a traditional photographer who will call out to the guests, guide them and will have a vocal presence at the wedding, the secret strength of a candid wedding photographer lies in his ability to remain inconspicuous. Guests by default have an allergy to photographers. The presence of a photographer can make them conscious, uptight and artificial. They will not let their guards down,lest the photographer get them in an odd un-poised moment that they later regret. This is a natural tendency of all human beings. Skilled candid photographers understand this and work around guests with stealth, such that they don’t interfere with the natural emotions of the event.
MAKING THE PICTURES LOOK REAL WITH EFFUSION OF EMOTIONS
Another aspect of Candid photographers is they take artistic photographs using as much natural lighting as possible in contrast to the traditional photographers. Wedding Photography using ambient light is tricky since it might result in high noise blurry pictures if not done right. Where possible, photographers try and take pictures with off-camera light sources. Where the lighting is good, they avoid using artificial lights completely. This helps in giving more depth to the pictures rather than flat pictures that lack depth when the on the camera mounted flash is used.
GOOD AND ARTISTIC EYE
A Candid Wedding Photographer will always have an artistic eye to for pictures. The most successful candid photographers have a good eye. A good eye makes good pictures. Unless you have a good eye, you will never be able to make good pictures, even after following all the rules a candid photographer must follow. Photography is a form of art, and anyone who thinks otherwise is fooling himself. If you like the style of a particular kind of photographer, it is because he has a great eye for photography. We have observed this – almost all the successful candid photographers have a good eye.
Yes, post processing! This is a huge component of Candid Wedding Photography. The primary reason being Candid photographs have great scope for color balancing and adjustments compared to flat pictures with the flash fired on them. This is because of the depths caused by shadows in the candid style of taking a picture. A good candid photographer will always have great post processing skills too!
There is a strong correlation with correct framing, composition, depth & all real photography is candid photography. Just by pure definition, Candid photography is the art of taking pictures in a Candid or natural manner without interfering with the subjects. But candid photography is much more than this! The above points mentioned together describe the art of Candid Photography. In other words, a “candid” wedding photographer will strive to capture real moments rather than asking people to, say, gather and pose in front of the camera.