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How to Capture Wedding Photographs in Low Light Conditions

Wedding reception venues are not the same every time. You may have to take photographs in a location where not enough light is available. Whether you are shooting in an open garden or inside a large hall, lack of lights can be a big headache. For example, if it’s an outdoor wedding reception and there is not enough light in the garden, it can cause difficulty for you. Similarly, indoor locations are often dimly lit, especially the dance floor, to create a romantic mood. While a dimly lit place may set a romantic mood for the guests, as a professional wedding photographer, you have to face the trouble. The couple will always expect clear and bright shots from you and if you tell them that “there was not enough light and that is why the photos are looking dull”, they will simply think you are giving an excuse.

How to Capture Wedding Photographs

Therefore, you must learn the techniques to take perfect wedding photographs when the lighting is not good enough. Here are a few tips that will help you handle low light issues during the wedding reception.
# Zoom in: Generally, cameramen use the zoom lens to zoom in and take close shots to capture the precious moments, but when you don’t have enough lights, the camera zooms may not reveal much detail. Therefore, it’s better to walk and be close to your subject so that the lens gets all the details without any camera zoom function. For closer shots, use smaller lens like 35mm or 50mm. Take photos from different angles to make sure even if a few shots are not good, you get at least one great shot. Just make sure you are not close enough to create any discomfort.
# Use flash intelligently: Flash is the best friend for a wedding photographer, but as we are talking about low light conditions, flash needs to be used carefully. The problem with flash is that it lights up the subject in front of the lens, but not the background. As a result, the person looks very bright but red eye issues occur. Therefore, it’s important to use a diffuser to evenly distribute the light produced by the flash. In case you don’t have a diffuser, there is a small trick that can help you. If the ceiling is colored white, target the flash towards the ceiling and hit the shutter. The flash will light up the ceiling and as the reflected light showers upon the people on the floor, you will able to capture a natural photo with enough light.
# Utilize the “slow” flash feature: It’s a common feature that can be accessed under flash settings. What it basically does is that it slows the shutter speed. So, when you set this function and shoot, the flash captures the action in front of the lens immediately, but as the shutter speed is slow, it stays open for a few extra seconds and captures the light in the background. This leads to an even balance of light.
# Use black and white: Photoshop is one tool that should be credited for artistic wedding photography. It lets you correct errors, add effects, correct colors, brightness and a lot more. In short, Photoshop can make any picture look perfect. So, when you start editing the wedding photographs, find out the photos that look ugly in color and transform them into black and white to get rid of lighting issues. Increase the level of brightness to make sure the photos look high quality and crystal clear.
# Edit the dark background: Suppose, you had taken a photo of the couple in the evening at the garden of the venue and there was not enough light. So, even if the subjects look bright (thanks to flash), the background still looks dark as the diffuser couldn’t help much in a large, open area. In that case, you can simply change the background in Photoshop. If you had taken a photo of the garden in the morning, use it as the background. The morning photo will help you maintain the twilight look, yet there will be enough natural light to make the photo perfect.
Wedding photography is an enjoyable job and as you now know the tricks for low light photography, I hope you won’t face any trouble making your clients happy.
Author Bio:
Dax Vyas is associated with Adayofbliss. Adayofbliss is a one of the leading wedding photography company in USA. They provide a variety of destination wedding photography services designed to capture the events of your special occasion. You can also connect him at Face book and twitter.

Cloud Computing services and how to choose a consultant judiciously

For an individual business owner or for a company, choosing a right partner for the service is a tough one. Choosing a good solution provider or a consultant has been always a tricky part. A mistake in choosing the right partner may cost you money and time.
For example, if you or your company is looking for a consultant in the field of cloud computing solutions, then there are a number of consulting companies or solution providers are available in the cloud computing market. Finding the cloud computing partner among the numerous consultants becomes more complex. If you are not well prepared to face the complexities then it’ll make even more complex. This article will detail about the cloud computing services and the basics of how to choose a better cloud computing consultant?
Cloud computing environments services
During the past five years, the internet is witnessing a mass shift in the field of cloud computing. There are many consultants around the world who provide consulting in the field of cloud computing and one such company is Dex consulting.
This is one of the reliable and experienced consulting firms in the business from the year 2007; these people even have branches in India, United States and the United Kingdom. This consulting firm is serving clients from USA, UK, India and Australia.
The introduction of cloud computing has enabled many small and big business firms to leverage this latest technology in internet. The cloud computing services will enable the present businesses to get more benefit from the existing resources, thus improving the productivity and reducing the cost. During the past 5 years, the number of businesses had reported that cloud services have increased their profits.
Firm like Dex consulting provides various business improvements consulting based on the cloud computing technology. These people provide training and awareness on the cloud computing to the business managers. This will enable the business managers to decide on the cloud computing services. Some of the cloud expertise lies in Amazon web services, Windows Azure and SalesForce.
Basic phases in choosing a consultant
While choosing a cloud computing consultant for your business, follow the phases found below to get better results.
  • Plan about the problem or requirement you have in hand. The solution or project should have a clearly defined goal to achieve.
  • Do a research on the internet to find a good list of cloud computing consultants.
  • Prepare a brief requirement specification and send it to all the potential consulting companies.
  • Shortlist the consultants and arrange a first contact meeting.
  • After this phase, make a final three or five consultant list from the above shortlist.
  • Now conduct the second phase of briefing with the top 3 selected consultants. In this phase the in and out of the project should be discussed to get a better solution at optimum pricing.
  • Final negotiations should be on the time frame and cost of the project to decide the perfect consultant for your project.
Tina is a freelance writer who writes on different topics such as technology, gadgets and social media. She holds bachelor’s degree in electronics. Her famous articles includes article on Dex consulting. She loves to travel and make new friends.