One of the main challenges that photographers encounter in wedding photography is the dulling or the graying of the wedding dress. You see, wedding dresses in general are white. That has always been the case and you can partly blame tradition for it. The thing is, bridal dresses have always been all white. Up until this day, brides left and right will still prefer to go for the dress that is in all white. The reason why this is an issue is because of the fact that the camera tends to compensate for the white dress because the light meter of the camera does not identify it as just so.
The light meter of the camera tends to recognize the bridal dress as a big bright spot that should be “fixed” in order for the rest of the picture to be saved. The best way for you to be able to compensate for this at some point would be for you to more or less dial in some positive exposure compensation. This way, the bridal dress will be able to come off as brilliantly white as it really is in real life. You will not only save the picture from dulling out, you will also pretty much save the dress overall. The bride will forever thank you for it.
Second camera body
You may think otherwise and the rest of the so-called wedding photography practitioners out there may also think otherwise but at the end of the day, a second camera body is something that you will absolutely need. You have to understand that not only will you have some sort of insurance for when something happens to your main camera at some point, you will also have a second camera to mount your other lenses to. You will be able to switch in between cameras other than having to mount and dismount the lenses every now and then. It will save you an awful lot of time as well as an awful lot of trouble as well.
You cannot afford to fail and you cannot afford not to have a backup for when something happens to your main camera and that is why a second camera body is absolutely necessary in making sure that you coverage will eventually be a success. This may not be the cheapest solution out there and this may be an issue because you may be a little bit strapped for cash since you are just starting out but there are other possible solutions to your predicament. You can rent out a second camera or you can borrow one from a friend who also happens to be a photographer.
You will also need a second shooter when it comes to wedding photography coverage.One cheap (and technically free) way for you to be able to do this would be to send an email blast out to the rest of the other new wedding photographers out there offering them your services. Like you, they are also probably struggling as well with regards to finding their own second shooter. You can offer them tit for tat.