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What to Shoot with a Wide-Angle Lens

At weddings, there are three things you’re definitely going to want to shoot with a wide-angle lens. One is the rice throwing (of course, they don’t actually throw rice anymore). You’ll want to shoot this with a wide-angle lens so you get the bride, groom, and—just as important—the crowd throwing the rice (or rice byproduct) behind and around them. The other thing you’ll want a wide-angle lens for is shooting the interior of the church. The bride is going to expect a photo that takes it all in and your wide-angle lens will be your Get Out of Jail Free card when it comes to covering this all-important shot. Lastly, you’ll want your wide-angle lens for shooting the bouquet toss and garter toss, so you can get both the tosser and the anxious crowd waiting to capture the prize (so to speak). Go wide, shoot from in front of the bride, and you’ll get it all in one shot (but don’t just take one shot—this is where a burst of shots will pay off).

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