Wedding photography Lebanon has become a very lucrative profession these days, especially for the budding, talented and different thinking photographers out there. Although, one needs to have specific skill sets to actually become successful at this profession and thrive.
What are the skill sets necessary for becoming a successful wedding photographer?
Charisma – A successful wedding photographer needs to be charismatic. Yes, I agree that it is very important for a photographer to have good photo taking skills but there are several photographers with excellent photo taking skills available in the market. To stand out of the lot, you need to have good spoken skills. You should be able to communicate with all freely, make them laugh, be good with kids, gentle and polite but at the same time also have the right amount of firmness in your tone so that you are able to convince people to cooperate with you. On the professional side, you should have unique ideas which you are able to show to your client and convince them that they are the best options.
The Eye – A photographer needs to have a vision to actually visualize the photograph before clicking it. You should know about the right location and lighting where the photos should be clicked. I tend to do a lot of legwork to actually find the most suitable and exotic location at the venue for the photographs. It is super important.
Well Versed – You should be aware of the shots very well. You should know about the venue, lighting, decoration, bride’s dress, favorite poses, number of best men and bridesmaid and all the other possible aspects by heart. This always gives a very positive and personal feeling to the client and they feel that the photographer is really interested and good at what he does. I usually note down all the important points on a piece of paper and have it at all times in my pocket to be used in case I miss out on anything.
Adaptability – A wedding photographer should be adaptable. This is really important as many couples are sure of the style of photography, poses, background and other things they want. So, you need to be fine in adjusting your style to their wants. Rather you should be able to create a vision of what they want and adjust your style accordingly.
Patient – A wedding photographer should be extremely patient. Sometimes at the time of family photographs, it takes long to collect all the people or there is a lot of confusion. This usually happen in all the weddings where the group of friends and family is big. In such scenarios, a photographer cannot lose his temper. In such situations, I just stay calm and try to take help of the best man and the bridesmaid to help me in coordinating everything.
Becoming a good and successful photographer involves many skills and not every photographer can become a successful wedding photographer. It requires a lot of hard work and diligence. But definitely this is a career path you should opt for if you are really interested in photography and have got good people skills.