Influenced by the Western proverb “Marry in June, good to the man and happy to the maid.” The upcoming June will be the peak season for new people to hold weddings. I believe that many girls also yearn for self-service wedding dresses during their travels. This time, Apple asked documentary photographer Andy Kuo to share his process of shooting wedding dresses with iPhone 13 Pro Max. Andy, who has an occupational therapist license, applied his past experience to the pre-communication of photography, and slowly gained insight into the shooting. The style and yearning that the audience likes, understand and find the resonance point, and capture the most natural and sweet moments. Using the iPhone to replace the single-lens camera is not only lighter, but also shortens the distance in front of the lens, and can bring the wedding dress to marriage. With the meaning of life, this time he shared many practical tips, suitable for all heavy iPhone users!
#Preliminary work for shooting wedding dresses
As a photographer, Andy usually chats with the new couple about the common memories between the two before shooting, such as the places they traveled together, the memorial places they started dating, the snack bars they often go to, their favorite corners at home, etc. , so before preparing the wedding dress, you might as well ask yourself what kind of scene you want to choose, and you can also prepare objects that have a sense of existence for each other, such as common interests such as planting, cooking, favorite snacks, etc., together If the raised furry child can enter the country, it will add a sense of dialogue to the picture, bring out a natural atmosphere, and capture the most beautiful moment of “the happiness of preparing to enter the marriage”.
# Master the light with the built-in “Photo Styles”
In addition to mastering the light to add natural elements through the scene’s window scene, you can also use the built-in “photography style” of the iPhone 13 camera to allow the system to directly analyze the appropriate color temperature to adjust the light, and match it with filters to maintain the real image. The sense of detail, such as the popular Japanese and Korean light wedding dresses, pursue a bright picture style. Using filters such as “bright” and “bright” can create a warmer color presentation. This advantage is not only that you can see the results now, but also You can shoot satisfactory works without much post-production.
#LivePhotosFind the perfect moment
Photographer Andy also mentioned that he likes to use “black and white” and “retro” filters. Through the light and shade of only black and white, and the changes in shades, the emotions and eyes of the characters are more displayed, and the bright colors are removed and left in the picture. The emotions and lines of the avatar, and because such filters magnify the facial expression, in order to find the most natural interactive angle, you might as well use the function of recording 1.5 seconds of content in the “original photo”. Select the most satisfactory picture from the changes, click “Set as the main photo” and then click the “Original” button again to close the function, and you can leave a static result.
#Wide-angle lens creates a sense of fun
In fact, the powerful “ultra wide-angle lens” can not only be used in landscape photos, and Andy played a lot of interesting pictures when trying to shoot portraits, such as “overhead angle” focusing on the face, with different focal lengths, you can To achieve the effect of elongated ratio such as fisheye lens, at the same time, the screen can be adjusted to a “16:9” ratio, so that the eyes can focus on the left and right sides of the screen to create a visual picture of the movie, which can be effectively used by shooting from a top view or an elevation angle. The light entering the lens can also be cropped to avoid background elements with poor effects, making the protagonist more vivid.
#Portrait mode shoots the ideal look
The iPhone’s much-loved “Portrait Mode” function is of course also a must-have for wedding photography. It can bring out a focused depth of field performance, highlighting the protagonist in the scene, not only for newcomers, but also for details such as bouquets and rings. superior. It also has the effect of close-up characters without getting too close, which reduces the pressure of the huge lens attention, and in the complicated background, the triple focal length and auto focus characters can easily create a delicate depth of field, and the contrast between the edge and the bokeh can show. The beauty of time condensed.
# Try multiple angles to capture the picture
Even the same set of clothing can be stitched together to create an interesting sense of picture through shooting from different angles. For example, “looking up” can show the integrity of the newcomer’s clothing; “looking up” can avoid the clutter of space and place characters in the picture. The specific corner of the picture is cleverly composed; and the “overview” reflects the atmosphere of the entire scene and the appearance of life. As long as the built-in camera nine grid lines are turned on, you can avoid the skew of the picture, grasp the blank area and the position of the key characters, and add these creative ideas. Using photos is very useful when creating electronic wedding invitations, record books or wedding photo cards.
#When the light is not enough
In addition to being able to open the built-in RAW file function of the iPhone before shooting, so that the photos can retain more details and can be adjusted after post-production, if there is insufficient light source during shooting, Andy suggests pulling the scene to the window and taking Outdoor natural light sources, the light entering from the side can make the facial features and characters more three-dimensional. In addition, table lamps and small lamps at home can be used to reflect through the ceiling and walls to create soft ambient light.
#Make more use of small things on site
In addition to finding people from different angles, many objects on the scene can also be used as props, such as indoor circular mirrors, and reflection shooting from a side angle to create a shy and cute newcomer, or use plants as Prospect, creating a tidbit-like sense of record. When you come to the outdoors, you can use the interaction of benches, bouquets and other interactions to take dynamic pictures. The most natural interaction can add a happy atmosphere to the photos.
#Give you some styling tips for self-service wedding dresses
For newcomers who want to travel or plan their own self-service wedding itinerary, Andy mentioned that in addition to preparing a tripod and adding a countdown function, the selection of clothing can take the light route, not necessarily gorgeous white gauze, sometimes The combination of simple tones, monochromatic clothing embellished with color jumping accessories, light-colored dresses, shirts, or light wedding dresses can make it easier to move and change scenes when shooting, and retain mobility to capture the most natural look. And not limited by clothing, you can immerse yourself in the world of two people.
Photo Credit：Andy Kuo（@andykuophoto）
Wedding Gown：Ethereal Studio
Make up Artist：Cathy Luo Make up & Design Studio
Florist: Slow | Slow Manner
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