What comes to our mind when we think about a GoPro action camera? Probably snorkeling, mountain biking, snowboarding, skydiving, or…weddings? Okay, probably not that last one, until now. As the wedding photographers in Kolkata, we may not have thought about it.
GoPro cameras are tiny, lightweight, and comically easy to toss into your camera bag on wedding days. But what for, you ask?
Here are 10 ways to use the GoPro camera at your next wedding.
1. Exchange of gift: The bride and groom these days to give each other a gift the day of the wedding. Ask if you would be allowed to place a GoPro inside of the gift box to imagine the reaction of the person receiving it. This could work for wedding party gifts, too!
2. Time-lapse videos: Videos are very useful for setting the scene, establishing your location, or progressing from one time of day to another. Get a shot of the sun rising or setting, the clouds floating, the reception or ceremony spaces filling with guests, or the wedding party getting ready. Set up the GoPro on a tripod mount or a flex clamp and let the camera do the capture!
3. Tucking away the camera: Try putting the camera behind the altar at the mandap or Wedding Venue. This will give a whole new outlook of the ceremony film!
4. Relying on Dog’s View: If the couple is having their dog to be part of the wedding, get creative. GoPro makes a harness that can be used on all dogs. The GoPro will attach to the dogs back allowing you to get a different scene from their perspective.
5. Attach the camera to a special guest: Assemble a GoPro on a person using the chest mount or wrist strap – this could be a member of the wedding party, or even the bride/groom. See the day through their eyes: walking down the path, dancing on the dance floor, or getting into a cake fight. You, as a candid wedding photographer in Kolkata you will get plenty of candid film footages.
6. Outside or Inside the Car: Use the suction cup to assemble the GoPro to the car. Set it up as a time-lapse to capture the drive from the Barat to the venue or attach to the side for a unique perspective of the bride and groom after Vidayi getting in and out of the car.
7. Hide in Floral Arrangement: A perfect way to capture a time lapse of the bride and groom when toasts are being made, getting film of them stealing kisses throughout the night or the camera-shy guests dancing from an insignificant angle place the GoPro in a centerpiece or floral arrangement for a completely unique view of the bride and groom at the table, or of the guests at the reception.
8. Getting Ready Shots: Place a GoPro on the back of the door where the groom’s suit is hanging (or on a window, etc). When the suit jacket or sherwani is removed from the hanger, you’ll now see a different angle of the groom getting ready with his party.
9. Selfie Stick: Get the guests in on the fun, and capture the party from their perspective! Attach a GoPro on a selfie stick and bring it on the dance floor.
10. GoPro to the bottle: On a bottle of preferred drink in the groom’s room, attach a GoPro to the bottle, to get really up near and personal!