For any wedding photographers like us at White Balance Studio, travelling has a major benefit. Seeing the world with your camera in tow can also allow you to develop the core abilities that make you great at what you do.
One of the challenges of being a great wedding photographer, for instance, is creating beautiful imagery amid surroundings you may be unfamiliar with. Photographers will often be unaware of the look of a venue where a wedding is taking place, nor the specific way that it has been decorated for the married couple’s special day. Being able to adapt to whatever surroundings you encounter (and being able to take wonderful photographs among them) is something that one will grow comfortable with when they are travelling. Stumbling upon interesting architecture in a city or a natural wonder in the countryside will prepare you for this test as a wedding photographer.
As a traveller, seeing a new place where you have never been before allows you to appreciate small details
that one might not notice as a life-long resident. Going to New York for the first time you may, for example, be struck by the unique way the city looks from the steam that emanates from grids. Travelling to Nice for the first time you may, on the other hand, be fascinated by the unique appearance of the city’s sky. Appreciating these minor details is what distinguishes great wedding photographers. First of all, it allows you to improve shooting the details of a wedding dress, jewellery or venue decorations. However, it also gives you the ability to notice spontaneous little moments of beauty during the reception that make one wedding unique from the next.
They say travelling can broaden your horizons, open your mind and allow you to experience cultures you may normally not have been aware of before. However, as we can see, it is also an amazing experience for any professional photographer.