There’s a lot of confusion (and a couple of myths) about the correct way to resize images for web before uploading them to your website. We want that balance of the image looking fantastic, and the site still loading really quickly. This quick guide should get you the best results!
A year or so ago, I wrote a blog post on why I switched from Nikon to Sony. A few people asked why I didn’t move to the Nikon mirrorless system. And the answer was simple, I didn’t want to risk shooting a wedding with a single memory card slot.
I shoot RAW to both cards at every wedding. And have a rigorous backup process once home too. I know lots prefer to have their backup as Jpeg, but if my main card failed, I’d still want to have the RAW files. That’s just personal choice. I just believe that shooting a wedding with no real-time backup whatsoever, is irresponsible when there’s no real need to.
I love dancing shots at weddings! Nothing like getting stuck into the middle of a party and capturing everyone having an awesome time. But invariably the lighting for the party isn’t great, what’s fantastic for a party atmosphere isn’t always good for a photographer. So if you want to capture some incredible dancing shots, you’re going to need to add your own light.
I get emails on a monthly basis asking for advice on where to get started with wedding photography, can I give someone any advice on getting started, can they tag along to a wedding to learn or come and second shoot for me. As flattering as it is to be asked for this advice, and as much as I’d love to be able to give people advice tailored to where they currently are in their journey, I simply don’t have the time to do this.
So I thought I’d put all of my thoughts down here, a mixture of advice, lessons I’ve learned along the way and things to consider before you get started, or make that next step!