Learn about natural light.
You should learn the intricacies of natural light and of how it works and affects the photos that you are able to take as a wedding photographer. There are so many things affecting natural light at the end of the day that you will need to really make sure you know the basics as much as possible so that you will know how to manipulate it and make it work for you and for what you are trying to accomplish during the wedding photo shoot. As a wedding photographer, you will need so much more than just average knowledge about natural light. Take any free time that you can get your hands on to make sure that you are able to observe natural light and that you are able to find out about it as much as possible at the end of the day.
Natural light is something that easily changes depending on the surrounding variables that are affecting it from the weather of the day, to the time of the day, to the colors that surround it, to the level of humidity during that very moment, and so on. The point of it all is that it is different every single time. You can’t expect to have an exact same experience with natural light no matter how careful you are in replicating a certain situation because there will always be other elements that you will not be able to control when it all comes down to it. You need to make sure that you are able to prepare for anything that can happen. You need to be able to respond to the situation as they come along. A great wedding photographer Scotland should know how to respond to the moment and work with whatever is being handed to him during that very moment.
Make it a point to really get to talk to the pastor or to the minister who will be marrying the bride and groom.
You need to know how they do things. You need to know what particular traditions and practices they would like to adhere to or uphold as much as possible during the wedding ceremony. There are a lot of religions or churches out there that are actually a bit strict when it comes to the access that they give out to the official wedding photographer during the wedding. There will be times wherein you will not be allowed to be right next to the bride and groom all of the time.
For moments like these, you will need to resort to shifting to the back of the room and to keep your distance while you are more or less switching to a longer lens so that you will still be able to keep up with the close up shots that you need to take of the couple during the solemn wedding ceremony. This is something that you will need to go through with because you need to make sure that when it all comes down to it, you don’t end up offending anyone or ruffling anybody’s feathers because you weren’t able to do all of the right background research needed for you to know how to conduct yourself as a wedding photographer during the wedding ceremony.