Looking for some new ideas to spice up your wedding album? Talk to your wedding photographer to maximize the potential for your wedding photographs by implementing the following four shots.
POV: Point of View Shot. This means shooting the action from the point of view of the subject itself. Utilize POV shots when there is a lot of shots of the same action. A bride walking towards the groom with the camera looking over the grooms shoulder is a great example.
Rack Focus: Changing the focus between a close subject and a distant subject. These are cool because it puts the camera man in direct control of the audience. By switching the camera focus manually between subjects distant and close allows you to include two totally distinct subjects without cutting or moving the camera. The audience is forced to follow the focus since anything blurred cannot be easily interpreted. It adds a professional look to any video.
Crooked Angle: Turn the camera to the side so that the ground is no longer parallel with the square of the viewfinder. I am consistently amazed at how interesting these shots can be. I do not recommend a lot of movement during such a shot. Very slight movement at crooked angles is an easy way to create interest and cast your subjects in a new light.
Track Shot: Moving the camera in a definite path. I recently watched a new music video where the camera zipped around the band on a carefully built track. The band didn’t do much other than simply perform, but the speed of the camera flying around and cutting between the shots kept me interested during the entire song. This effect can easily be imitated by putting the camera on a wheelchair, skateboard, or even in your hand as long as it keeps a steady path.
These four classic shots will increase creativity and uniqueness of your wedding photos.
Contributed by Tyler Ellison.
Photo by DelPrincipe Photography