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如何選擇婚禮攝影師(四)
How to pick your wedding photography (4)

2019/09/16

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之前講過在選擇婚紗攝影時,可以從個人性格、生活習慣和日常喜好這幾方面去了解自己,從而選擇合適自己的婚紗攝影師。至於婚禮日拍攝,要留意的地方就會有很大的分別了。因為婚禮當日的拍攝會受婚禮儀式和地點所影響,拍攝效果也會不同。相比於追求拍攝最完美的畫面,應更著重於婚禮當天的紀錄下新人、家人和朋友間的情感和回憶。

這個情況中,攝影師有沒有以下四點的能力,會對婚禮拍攝有很大影響。
1.對婚禮流程的了解和熟悉
2.對人與人之間情緒流動轉變的觸覺
3.面對現場發生突發事件的臨場應變
4.瞬速搵到合適拍攝地點的攝影眼

以上四點能力的高低,很影響攝影師能否可以把平時的攝影技術,在婚禮當日完全發揮。

第一種「對婚禮流程的了解和熟悉」
婚禮拍攝離不開流程,世界各地任何國家都有一套屬於他們當地的婚禮程序和儀式。攝影師需要熟悉拍攝的流程,不但不可以因拍攝而令原定流程延遲,或因趕流程而不拍一些原本要拍攝的環節,更重要的是可以在婚禮拍攝當日先知先覺,做到有如預知能力一樣,提前準備好捕捉下一個關鍵的瞬間,不會因為需要更換鏡頭、控制燈光、移動拍攝角度等等而錯過最好的拍攝時機。

第二種「對人與人之間情緒流動轉變的觸覺」
婚禮攝影與其他類型的攝影有很大的不同,不是只要有最好的拍攝器材或攝影技術就可以拍攝到最動人的畫面。婚禮是兩個人之間因爲情感而結合,而婚禮當天最重要的就是情感。父母與子女的愛、姊妹與新娘的愛、兄弟與新郎的愛、新人之間的愛。如果拍攝者不能感受到佢們之間的情感,就會錯過很多感性上的捕捉。

第三種「面對現場發生突發事件的臨場應變」
婚禮上即使有齊程序跟足,很多時候都會有突發的事情發生,令到與原定的情況有所出入。如果沒有足夠的應變能力,面對問題發生時手足無措,未能即時變通解決,就會浪費婚禮上寶貴的時間。

第四種「瞬速搵到合適拍攝地點的攝影眼」
婚禮日這一天要到很多個地點,而每個地點可以停留的時間卻很少。除了一般按照流程的找拍記錄外,很多時候程序與程序之間的空檔都會抽部分時間進行一些擺拍,而這段時間一般只有五至十分鐘左右。如果沒有一對瞬速的攝影眼,在這麼短的時間內就未必可以拍攝到一些唯美的畫面下來。

以上四篇文章分別講了婚紗和婚禮攝影上,選擇攝影師時可以留意的地方。如果各位係婚禮攝影服務選擇上有任何疑問,都希望可以幫大家解答到。



I have mentioned before that when choosing wedding photography, you may understand yourself from your personality, lifestyle habits and daily preferences, to choose the wedding photographer that suits you.  As for the wedding day shooting, there is a big difference in the aspects that you have to pay attention to. Because the wedding day will be affected by the wedding ceremony style and location, the photo shoot method will be different.  Rather than the pursuit of the most perfect photo, we should focus more on capturing the emotions and memories of the newlyweds and their family and friends on the wedding day.

 In this case, the photographer’s skills on the following four points will have a great impact on the wedding photoshoot.
 1. Understanding the wedding day rundown
 2. Able to sense the changes in emotions of the people
 3. Responding quickly to unexpected incidents at the scene
 4. Using the “photographic eye” to instantly pick up the most appropriate location for photoshoot

 The above four points have great impact on whether the photographer can utilize his/her usual photography technique to the max on the wedding day.

1 - Understanding the wedding day rundown
 Wedding day photography is inseparable from the rundown, and countries in the world have their own set of wedding procedures and ceremonies. Photographers need to be familiar with the wedding day rundown. They cannot delay the original rundown due to photoshoot, or miss out some of the photoshoot session because the rundown got delayed. More importantly, the photographer can be pre-emptive on the wedding day, to predict and be ready to capture the next key moment in advance. So that the best photo opportunity will not be missed because of changing lenses, controlling lights, changing angles etc. 

 2 - Able to sense the changes in emotions of the people
 Wedding photography is very different from other types of photography, it cannot be just using the best equipment or photography skills to take the most touching photos.  A wedding happens because of a combination of two people’s feelings for each other, and the most important thing on the wedding day is emotion. The love of parents and children, the love of bride and bridesmaids, the love of groom and groomsmen, and the love between the newlyweds. If the photographer can't feel the emotion between the people, a lot of emotional capture will be missed out. 

3 - Responding quickly to unexpected incidents at the scene
 Even if the wedding rundown is prepared with detailed steps to follow, there will always be sudden incidents that will make a difference with the original plan. If the photographer is not resilient enough, time will be wasted when facing problems and failing to solve them immediately.

4 - Using the “photographic eye” to instantly pick up the most appropriate location for photoshoot
 There are many locations to go on the wedding day, and each location can stay for a small amount of time only. In addition to the usual snapshots during the rundown, in many cases between the sessions, the photographer will take some posed photos, and there is usually only five to ten minutes.  If the photographer doesn’t have a pair of “photographic eyes”, it may not be possible to capture some beautiful pictures in such a short period of time.

 The four articles so far have discussed about pre-wedding and wedding day photography, on how you can choose a photographer.  If you have any questions about the choice of wedding photography services, I hope this information can help answer them.
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