As a wedding photographer, portrait taking is not something that you can really do away with. As a matter of fact, it might be even quite fair to say that roughly around 1/3 of the pictures that you are taking in Lancashire wedding photography will turn out to be portrait shots. Try to observe the different wedding photography albums available online or through your previous works. Most of these works focus on portrait shots and that is something that should remind you again and again to work on the portrait taking aspect of your career as a wedding photographer. Most of the portraits have very minimal elements to work with. What this means is that you need to make the most of whatever you have access to during that particular time that you are shooting the portrait shots in the scene right before you. Always digitally whiten the teeth of the subject. This is not something that a lot of people pay attention to but you can see that this is really something that can make the portrait shots come out looking different and special. It takes nothing more than a few editing brush strokes so pay attention and make the teeth come out looking great in the finished portrait shots.
This is another element in the portrait shots that you can definitely manipulate to your advantage as a wedding photographer. People aren’t perfect. Most of the skin tones out there might have some blemishes and color inconsistencies somewhere along the way and this is something that you should seriously prepare for at the end of the day. You can play around with the skin tone that you are aiming for. You can opt to whiten it a little bit or darken it a little bit. You can modify it any way that you would like to go ahead and do so for as long as you do not change things up too much to the point wherein it might eventually turn out to be quite uncharacteristic of the person who is the subject of your portrait shots in the first place. Another technique that you need to make the skin come out looking radiant and glowing as ever is exposure compensation. When the skin comes off looking a but bright, the camera will automatically try to dull it out and the results are unappealing. Dial in some positive exposure compensation to balance the photo off a bit and do make the skin look clearer and more vibrant.
Do you ever marvel at those breathtaking and almost impossible wedding pictures of, say, the bride looking like she is floating in mid air? Chances are, some editing action and special effects are in play and that is something that you will need to learn for a little bit every once in a while. Make sure that you get to brush up on your editing skills so that you will be able to incorporate the kind of effects that you would like to play around with at some point or so.