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Wedding Day Photography: How to Shoot the Details

By Chris Nachtwey on May 17th 2014

Shooting the details at a wedding is very important, and also allows you to be creative and capture images that can add that extra sparkle to an album. In the B & H sponsored video below, Robert Harrington provides some great tips for photographing all the little details during a wedding day.





Robert does a great job explaining some very simple, yet effective techniques to create beautiful detail shots. His simple technique of shooting the rings and shoes on or against contrasting back grounds is a very effective way to make the details pop in the image. His thoughts on not taking hundreds of photos of the same thing is important to remember. There are a lot of detail shots to be made and you need to be as efficient as possible to capture all of them.


I really enjoyed the tips and tricks Robert mentions in this video. I feel that his tips are simple, effective, and produce great results. I highly suggest that you practice shooting details on your own at home. It’s very easy to set up some rings, flowers, shoes, and maybe even a cake to refine your techniques and be very efficient on the actual wedding day.

Via: B and H YouTube



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Chris Nachtwey is a full-time wedding and portrait photographer based in Connecticut. He is the founder and creator of 35to220 a website dedicated to showcasing the best film photography in the world. Chris loves to hear from readers, feel free to drop him a line via the contact page on his website! You can see his work here: Chris Nachtwey Photography

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  1. Juha Sompinmäki

    Ring shots are great. Just remember to give the rings back to the bride in groom in front of a witness or two :)

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