Shooting a wedding is like juggling 15 flaming, sharp objects. Take your eye off of just one and the results can be catastrophic.
Pye Jirsa of SLR Lounge solicited about 200 wedding photographers to learn about the common pitfalls to avoid when it comes to working the big day.
He runs down the full list in this video:
Some of the key takeaways:
- Don't back up without looking behind you (seriously, you don't want to be the hapless wedding photographer tumbling into a lake or water fountain and making this photographic blooper reel).
- Pack plenty of batteries and memory cards.
- Bring along at least one extra camera body.
- Keep your shutter silent so you're not disturbing people.
- Be culturally sensitive, don't step on the veil/train and don't block a guest's view.
Be sure to check out our profile of Pye Jirsa's lighting tips.