Remove Crappy Objects | Use Existing Light For Speed

Not everything that is included in the scene as you find it belongs in the scene. For example, when shooting table tops for reception details, look for table numbers. If they are not elaborate or thematically linked to the table, take it out of there. The same goes for objects like salt and pepper shakers.

If a pin light is already setup for the table you’re shooting, try to use that pin light and shoot from an appropriate angle. You’ll find this by walking the room and seeing which objects are lit and finding the best angles.