Today we are going to look at how wedding and event photographers in Scotland deal with the changing seasons and in particular, winter time.
I will be photographing a wedding in Scotland at the weekend and summer is on the way out, although not totally. As the clocks have not changed yet, there will still be some available light until the speeches, however, it is likely to be colder, which could affect the length of time you have as a photographer in Scotland in September, to take the photos of the couple. Here is an example of some winter event photography in Scotland, particularly the final image from North Berwick Colour Infrared – Colin Wright Photography (edinburghphotographer.com) This may seem a strange comment but they will be reluctant to stay as long outside and you may have to be quicker, as the bride especially could start looking cold and this can ruin the photos. The other main factor can be the the guests, who will be less likely to linger outdoors with their drinks, this means you have to adopt a very different style of photograph, often using flash more often. So here a few quick tips for winter wedding and event photographers in Scotland:
Tips for winter event photography in Scotland
- Take advantage of the surroundings ie more autumnal surroundings, although less reliance on trees for shelter.
- The sunlight will not be so harsh, so it is advantageous for wedding photographers in Scotland.
- You may have to operate quicker due to the cold weather if photographing outdoors.
- If it is cold, all you will get outside is photographs of the guests who smoke, be aware of this and adjust your shooting programme accordingly ie more usage of flash and more crowded areas, making it a bit more difficult, but not impossible for the event photographer in Edinburgh.
- If you need to take photos outside do it as early as possible, or when you get a break in the weather.
- The clothing of the participants will be different, ie people tend to wear entirely different clothes for winter weddings than they do in the summer, this also goes for the event photographers in Scotland, so dress according to conditions.
- Allow for rain, it is more likely in the winter, so bring these brollies if you want outdoor photos.
- Speak to the wedding couple about the weather possibilities ie they may have an ideal vision of their wedding photographs being outdoors in the sun, but you may have to point out tbe reality, if for instance, they are getting married in November in Scotland.
- For sports photographers in Scotland, dress accordingly and protect your gear.
- Just enjoy the photoshoot, no matter what time of year it is.
Here is another article on winter photographer to assist you in your winter photography this year.
So everyone, hope this helps.10 Best Winter Photography Tips For Shooting Outdoors – 500px
Until next time.