How to Be Invisible as a Wedding Photographer

Go under the radar

wedding photographyWhen you are out and about covering weddings, you need to make sure that you don’t become all that “visible” as a professional  wedding photographer. This means that you should go out of your way to really go under the radar as much as possible. Don’t let people notice you or your presence all that much because this can really get in the way of things especially when you are trying to get some shots done in at some point or so. When people don’t notice you all that much, you can move around as frequently and as fast as you would like to without ever feeling awkward or without feeling ill at ease during the process. This is something that you should always try to aim for, if you can attain it.

No heads up

One thing that can really help you out as a  wedding photographer is by not giving people a heads up that you are prepping up to take that shot. This means that you should go out of your way to make your shots can did as much as possible. When things are staged and posed for all of the time, it can take away the authenticity of the moment as well as fail to capture the rawness of the emotions that you are trying to capture when it all comes down to it. It can really help you out a lot when people aren’t posing for you all of the time. You have to understand that some people aren’t that comfortable around a camera. Some people might attempt to cringe or run away when they notice a camera aimed at them and this is never something that produces great looking shots. You should always go for something more spontaneous and something that people won’t really be able to refuse at the end of the day. Some people might look up and get startled, giving them that classic Bambi deer in the headlights look. That look is never flattering for anyone so try to avoid it as much as possible.

Minimize your gear

Another great way for you to minimize the attention that you might end up attracting as a  wedding photographer is for you to aim for a minimized gear when you are carrying it around with you all of the time. Carry only the things that you absolutely need during that particular moment. If you need it in the shots that you are taking, then by all means, go ahead and carry it. However, if you think that there is something that you can do away with in the meantime, then perhaps you should try to see if you could set it down for a bit. You don’t have to bring everything around with you when you are covering the wedding. Clunky photography equipment can call attention to yourself and this is something that you should try go avoid at all times. Make sure that you use a camera strap as well so that you don’t have to hold everything by hand all of the time.