Outdoor prewedding photoshoot plans? Check some very important tips that you must keep in mind.
During the post-COVID-19 era, outdoor shoots are less preferred by people. But thanks to the improving situation in most of the areas, shooting outdoors is not impossible. Be it prewedding or fashion shoots or otherwise, shoot outdoors requires a great deal of preparation. I have compiled a list of very practical tips that you can actually follow to get the best results in outdoor shoots. Let’s make your shoot hassle-free:
1. Always shoot in golden hours
This is the first and foremost rule of outdoor photoshoots. In an outdoor shoot, you cannot adjust the light sources much. So it is best to shoot during Golden Hours. You should be shooting between 6 to 8 AM or 4 to 6 pm to achieve the best results. The light is soft during these hours and perfect for photography. Another related tip would be to use an open aperture lens to get a nice crisp shallow depth of fields.
2. Avoid shooting at day time
During the daytime, the sunlight is super harsh. It gives you a hard time capturing the shot you want. If in case you have no option but to shoot in the daytime, keep in mind to use neutral density 8 or 12 filters to cut down the harsh light.
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3. Don’t use the camera directly towards the sun
Don’t use the camera directly towards the sun because it may harm your lens and create sun flare in your images. To avoid this, you should use lens filters or change the image vintage point while shooting. Let me know in the comment if you want more information on this.
4. Avoid changing the lens in open areas at Outdoor
You must avoid changing the lens in an open area on the shoot location. Because while changing the lens, dust particles get stuck in the camera sensor and it harms the picture quality, as well as the camera body and lens from inside. Prepare in advance, the shot that you’re going to take and change the lens a night before the shoot day. In an unavoidable circumstance where you have to change, carry a camera cleaning kit with you in your camera bag and clean the lens properly before shooting.
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5. Always keep extra battery/battery pack for Outdoors
The worst thing on a shoot day is to go out of charge. So, It is best if you always keep extra batteries for your camera. Keeping extra batteries for flashes, battery packs for strobe lights would be good too. It should be the last thing that you want to happen in your outdoor photoshoot.
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Bonus Tip!: Use a longer lens to capture images outdoor. It gives you a more storybook view and produces more heartfelt images.
When doing prewedding shoots or any fashion shoot which is outdoors, these practical tips will help you a lot. Note these points in your photographer’s book and by heart them. Do remember them a night before the shoot and you will never face any basic issue in your outdoor schedules.
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