Get a tripod because it is one of the most useful wedding photography accessories that you will ever get your hands on at the end of the day. When you are dealing with a particularly challenging light setting, a tripod is something that will really be able to get you out of a pinch. You will not really be able to tell what kind of lighting situation you will be given to work with during the wedding photography shoot and that is why you need to make sure that you are prepared for anything and everything that could ever come your way.
A tricky lighting situation can cause disaster for your wedding photography shoot if it is not something that you will be able to address or handle just right when it all comes down to it. A tripod is something that is particularly useful when you are shooting in a low light setting. When there isn’t enough light coming into the sensor of the camera, it tends to intentionally slow down the shutter speed. What this means is that you technically run the risk of blurry pictures because the camera tends to vibrate or shake a little when it shifts to a slower shutter speed setting. When you have a tripod to anchor your camera down, you will be able to more or less keep things stable and steady and minimize the aspect of getting blurry pictures.
Although this isn’t really an absolute necessity in wedding photography, you will at some point or so need a flash diffuser that you will be able to use during low light settings. As much as possible, you should avoid from using flash during the wedding photography shoot. However, there will be certain instances wherein the situation is something that will absolutely request for it or require it. If you absolutely have to do so, then you should go ahead and use a flash diffuser. This is something that you will be able to use so that you will be more or less able to minimize any harsh contrasts or extremely bright lighting that may turn out to be unflattering for the photos that you are taking when it all comes down to it.
Strobes and umbrellas
You should also invest in strobes and in umbrellas. This kind of steady and bright lighting will really help you pull things through. Strobes are so much better than flash photography because you don’t end up startling the people that you are taking pictures of when it all comes down to it. Strobe take time to set up and they are not as movable or as easy to move around with though so make sure that you give yourself enough time in between to get things prepared.
Strobes are pretty great when you are shooting in an indoor setting and they are slightly expensive or costly but they work well in terms of artificial lighting and if it is possible for you to go ahead and do so, then you might as well go for it because it will make your wedding photography shoot turn out to be so much better than just regular flash photography.