In todays blog we will be looking at how wedding photography in Scotland has changed throughout the years and the
differences in photographing a wedding 20 years ago compared to now.
Changes for wedding and event photographers in Scotland
- Technology has advanced rapidly and it has changed the expectations of the client and also increased the possibilities for wedding photographers in Scotland.
- Photographers are now expected to take a lot more photographs and supply a larger number to the client. In the old days you maybe gave the customer an album with about 30 photos in it. Now you give them a choice of albums, images with a USB stick, and or a link with the photos, or a combination of all these things.
- You can photograph in very low light now due to the capabilities of modern DSLR cameras, this means you can get more dance photos and images without flash, which will not be too noisy.
- Wedding photography has changed now to include more fashion type images. The wedding photographer in Scotland of today is expected to produce stylish images, in addition to capturing the day.
- Today, there are a variety of different styles in photography and it all depends on your preferences as to which one you go for. You can choose a formal wedding photographer who prefers posing the couple and guests, or you can go for a more candid approach from a photographer who prefers a more reportage style of photos and this is the service I tend to promote to my customers. Of course, the reality is usually somewhere in between.
- There will be more editing involved now. In the film days, you had the darkroom and beyond that, the main work after the wedding was selling prints and preparing the album for the customer. Now there is a lot more scope for editing the photos, but this takes time unless you outsource it. Guests may also buy digital images on line.
- People tend to want some photos right away for social media before you finalise the photos and this can even be achieved on the night.
- You may be more likely to be working alongside a videographer these days and some photographers work jointly with videographers on the day.
So, I hope this has given all you event photographers in Edinburgh and wedding photographers in Glasgow an insight into the changes in our industry, so out you go and get snapping.