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Wedding photography is no child's play

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Having a high-end camera is only one small aspect of a perfect photograph

Learning the art:Model poses for professional photographers of Vijayawada during a day-long workshop on ‘Wedding photography' at Hotel Fortune Murali Park organised by Canon India in Vijayawada on Friday.—Photo: C.H Vijaya Bhaskar
Learning the art:Model poses for professional photographers of Vijayawada during a day-long workshop on ‘Wedding photography' at Hotel Fortune Murali Park organised by Canon India in Vijayawada on Friday.—Photo: C.H Vijaya Bhaskar

Proliferation of aim-and-shoot cameras has in no way reduced the prominence of professional photographers at weddings. Going by the amount spent on photography and video capturing of the wedding, top-level planning and high-technology equipment is utilised to freeze lively images for a lifetime, Chennai-based professional photographer and trainer K.L. Ponsing toldThe Hindu.

Anything between Rs.15,000 and Rs.5 lakh was the budget these days and there was no limit to innovation, which people were ready to lap up to make their collection of memories unique, he opined.

“We have shot several events with as much precision and dedication that goes into making of a movie and no wonder we need to use four to 10 cameras to capture every emotion from every possible angle,” Mr. Ponsing added.

Detailing several salient features of Canon high-end cameras that according to him were being used increasingly by professionals in wedding photography, he said that creating a unique finished product by properly controlling the light or making best of the available light distinguished the photographer from others.

Using a power-point presentation he explained all aspects of photography from choosing a camera, data card, to accessories, editing photos and preparing albums to a large gathering of professional photographers from Vijayawada.

Having a high-end camera was only one small aspect of perfect photography that draws the attention of people, he opined and said that it was a systematic way of going about doing the work what fetched good results.

A model in bridal dress was brought to the venue, where photographers were given hands on experience of shooing pictures in adverse lighting conditions, low light, or in the presence of strong video lights by properly adjusting the shutter speed, aperture and white balance of the camera. Use of various kinds of reflectors was displayed.

Bringing out the difference between news photography, fashion photography and product photography, Mr. Ponsing said that he trained several hundred students at an international institute run by him for fetching a diploma from United Kingdom.


  • A model posed for photographers to give a hands-on experience

  • Making best use of the available light is what distinguishes a good photographer



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