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Digital Photography Tutorial - Weddings Pt. 3

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The advice in this tutorial is based on shooting a traditional British Christian church wedding, for the simple reason that it's the only kind of which I have first-hand experience. If any readers would like to share their experiences of photographing marriage ceremonies in other traditions, please feel free to use the comments section at the end of the article.

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In part one of this tutorial I discussed preparations for shooting a wedding as the official photographer, including what sort of equipment you'll need and planning for the big day. a In part two I talked about your duties on the big day, what sort of shots to take at each stage and how to take them. In today's third and final instalment I'll take a look at sorting, processing and presenting the photos you took, including making a wedding album.

The traditional end product of a wedding photographer's work is the wedding album, a pictorial record of the wedding day, and hopefully something that the happy couple will treasure for the rest of their lives. Creating something of such significance should not be undertaken lightly, so you owe it to the couple, be they clients or friends, to do the best job you can and to use the best quality materials in its preparation.

These days of course many couples will have access to a photo-quality printer of their own, or may want to email wedding pictures to friends or relatives. They may even have a website or online gallery for wedding pictures, so they will probably also want digital copies of the pictures, on a CD or DVD. You can include this in the service you provide.

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