How many photos of what sizes are needed to capture a whole day of wedding activities?
This topic is always present whenever we talk about wedding photography.
There is no correct answer to this question; the only thing that can be given is a range/interval, as the focus of the question is not on how many photos the photographer can take, but rather depends on the richness of the content of the wedding activities on that day.
Filling all the time with activities will definitely result in more photos than a wedding without any scheduled events. This is normal and to be expected, if that’s the kind of itinerary you desire.
Everyone expects that the flow of time cannot be paused when participating in a wedding.
（I have no intention to discuss or engage in the previous instances where photographers requested a reshoot, as that is neither normal nor correct, and it is not something I would do.）
Everyone expects to see the entire process when looking at the content captured by a photographer. There is no correct answer as to how many photos are needed to depict a moment in time, but most people would expect not to have too many photos for documentation.
In other words, if a wedding event can be divided into many time points, each time point is expected to be captured from different angles with a reasonable number of photos. When a photographer takes more than three shots of the same action or scene, I believe it exceeds the average person’s expectations.
I can say that more than three is too many. On one hand, the number three already represents the majority. On the other hand, there is no change in the visual. If you see the third one, I don’t believe anyone won’t feel a sense of repetition.
Being mediocre and filling in the numbers? Why does it keep repeating? I can’t understand.
This kind of thinking will arise, and then the photographer’s professionalism will be questioned.
When listening to music, don’t you find it boring when the singer repeats the same lyrics more than three times in a row? I do.
Especially when listening to rap, based on my past experiences, the proportion of lyrics I hear makes me resistant to listening to this genre of music. As for the songs, I don’t have a resistance towards them. To be precise, my tolerance is higher, unlike lyrics that can only be repeated for a few seconds, their duration can be extended.
I also wish that I could perfectly capture a moment or even a small period of time with just one photograph, but the reality is that if I want to enhance the viewing experience, I must use many more images to stack details and emotions.
Even if you can express the moment with just one photo, it is still based on the comparison and contrast of many photos to reach a conclusion.
So, it is possible to ask how many photos, but the answer will never be a specific number, just a range.