This past weekend Samantha and her sweet husband came down and took our family pictures before my parentals head off on their mission this upcoming Monday. I picked her brain afterwards for some tips, we discussed some of my issues specifically wanting to take better portraiture photos. One of my specific issues was regarding grainy-ness of my photos.
Ugh, so grainy. Anyways she said its because my ISO is way WAY to high. Her tip was to start as low as 100 if possible and if the lighting is bad, go up. She also said that its partially because I'm underexposing my subjects by not changing my exposure time so it lets in more light. This can also make it more grainy, and doesn't exactly make it easy to edit. All great tips.
The good news is I have two bridals to do, possibly three in the next month, and a wedding on August 6th. AH! Freaked out, Insecure, Neurotic, Emotional wreck. I'm trying to make myself feel better as I get prepared, but its really hard since this is my first wedding, ever. Good news is I'll get to practice as a second photographer as one of our friends weddings beginning of August so hopefully I'll learn A LOT!
Tips? Seriously. Lots of tips for shooting your first wedding. I need them.