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					Some Tips for Artistic Wedding Photography


If you've ever seen wedding photography from decades ago you may realize that everything about the
wedding has been documented but you really can't call the photos artistic wedding photography. Many
years ago it was even considered bad taste or rude manners to smile for a photograph so no wonder wedding
photos were rather bland and boring! But today brides and grooms plan weddings that are personal and
unique and nothing like their parent's or grandparent's weddings, and of course will expect some artistic
wedding photography to complement the personality of the wedding and reception.


Composing artistic wedding photography and taking unique photos isn't as hard as some people believe it is.
There are a few simple tips and tricks you can employ to take your photos from bland and boring to
absolutely breathtaking.


For one thing, start by studying the artistic wedding photography of others that you see and that really
catches your eye. What is it about these photos that appeals to you? Is it an unusual pose for the bride and
groom? Many today have portraits where the subjects face either other rather than the camera, or for
wedding portraits they're actually walking away. This can express how they're heading off to their new life
together. Remember that artistic wedding photography usually starts with the subject in the photos, so don't
settle for average or common poses. Study how others have dressed up their photos this way as inspiration
for your own.


Keep in mind that even the most artistic wedding photography should still reflect the personality of the bride
and groom and the wedding overall. If the couple is very fun and whimsical and you insist on having those
elegant poses this just won't work out well. The opposite is true as well - some are so concerned with fun
and silly but artistic wedding photography that they don't realize they're making the couple uncomfortable or
aren't matching the theme and tone of the wedding. A ceremony and reception at an elegant country club
will probably mean that the couple won't want to toss around a beach ball between them, but a wedding at
the beach should be treated a bit more casually.


Practice the elements of artistic wedding photography. Go in your garden and take photos of the blossoms
and blooms and pay attention to how different colors and contrast can make them "pop." Remember this
when taking wedding photos as some forget to get contrasting colors in a shot. You'll also need to do some
manipulating with your artistic wedding photography; pose the place settings and move the flowers or
candles in closer if need be. You can practice this at home as well by purchasing cheap items at a discount
store and arranging them on your own table or in your studio. This way you can really hone your talents at
artistic wedding photography even before you get to the wedding and can be sure to create some really good
photographs.


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