Your job as the official wedding photographer of a certain wedding event is something that will more or less usually require long hours.
This can pose a challenge for you because you run the risk of running out of memory space or batteries somewhere in between. You can’t afford to run short of either one. This is something that you need to remind yourself again and again. A decent wedding photographer York will always make sure that he enters the battle field ready and prepared for whatever that might be thrown at him. He certainly wouldn’t slip up with something as basic such as batteries and memory cards. Your clients will perceive you as someone who is negligent and unprofessional if you allow yourself to run out.
Invest in a lot of memory cards
Whatever amount of memory space you may think you will need, double it as much as possible. Make sure that your memory cards are always well maintained ad are always in the best possible condition all of the time. Make a habit of always making sure that they are wiped clean after each and every single use. This will get to help minimize any formatting issues that you might have in the future. You should also make sure that your memory cards are stored in a hard case container and handle the well and fragilely as much as you possibly can. As for your camera batteries, you need to invest in at least two extra batteries per camera. Always go through the motions of charging your batteries fully in advance whenever you have an event to shoot. If it’s possible for you to do so, talk to your clients and talk to the people in charge about the possibilities of setting up a place or an area in the venue wherein you will be able to charge the camera batteries that are empty.
You should also prepare for moments during the wedding photo shoot wherein people are starting to feel a little comfortable and a little bit antsy about having the camera shoved in their faces all of the time. As the wedding photographer, this is your cue. You need to start distancing yourself from people and you should start shifting to a longer lens so that you will still be able to get close up shots even if you aren’t right next to the things or people that you are taking photos of. The use of a longer lens will basically allow you to scoot to the back of the room and give people some amount of privacy. Once you are able to keep your distance, you will start to notice people getting more and more comfortable with themselves and with the situation. They will come out looking less awkward because they don’t feel the scrutiny of the camera all that much anymore. This is something that you will need to be sensitive to and considerate about. You have to remember that not all people are used to being right in front of the camera all of the time.