Expert advice on becoming a successful wedding photographer Wedding photography can be a great hobby or home-based business. But while it's an exciting and lucrative field, it also has its challenges. Now, you can turn to Digital Wedding Photography For Dummies for friendly, hands-on guidance on selecting the right equipment, building a client list, and developing the skills and techniques needed to create stunning and memorable images. Covers tools and techniques practiced by some of the most successful photographers in the business Advice on camera settings, lighting, and angles How to create a professional experience that will put clients at ease Build a portfolio and connect with clients Start a wedding photography business Whether you're an aspiring wedding photographer who wants to learn about the techniques that make the best wedding photographers successful, or are in the business and want tips and advice to improve your skills, this practical guide has you covered.
Learn to capture stunning and memorable wedding photographs You only get one chance to photograph a couple?s dream wedding, and this complete resource is an essential addition to any aspiring or current wedding photographer?s shelf. From brightly lit outdoor weddings to poorly lit evening ceremonies, internationally renowned wedding photographer Kenny Kim offers unparalleled advice for working with clients, choosing the right equipment, composing beautiful images, helping your subjects with posing, and much more. Assignments at the end of every chapter encourage you to practice your skills and upload your photos to Photoworkshop.com to share your images and benefit from constructive critiques. Offers a strong understanding of photography?s fundamentals and explains how they are crucial to capturing memorable wedding images Escorts you through techniques for handling challenges with contrast, lighting, action, posing, etc. Shares insider advice on business basics, post-production editing, composition, and much more Covers lighting and exposure techniques for bright, normal, and low-light situations, which are common in the world of wedding photography Digital Wedding Photography Photo Workshop presents stunning photography and inspiration for all levels of wedding photographers.
Wedding Photography Unveiled reveals the art, philosophies, strategies, business practices, and techniques of twenty top wedding photographers from across the United States and showcases their favorite images. The focus is on the freshest styles–especially the blend of photojournalism with more relaxed lifestyle and high-fashion looks, including environmental portraits. These are the styles that today’s brides expect, inspired by the images they see in bridal, celebrity, and fashion magazines. With practical, priceless, straight-from-the-front-lines advice on equipment, setting rates, getting published, websites, albums, and more, this book will give you the inspiration, insight, and instruction you need to navigate the lucrative field of wedding photography.
Many semi-pro and professional wedding photographers are looking to "wake up" their style, stay current, and stimulate business. And today, that means lifestyle photography, also referred to as "fine art wedding photography." Fine art wedding photography isn't just a catchy phrase; it's a modern approach in which design is paramount. Fine art wedding images are more graphic and stylized than traditional wedding photojournalism, as if they were pulled from the pages of a glossy wedding or lifestyle magazine. Acclaimed wedding photographer Jose Villa was a pioneer in fine art wedding photography before it became a trendy buzzword. Here, he shares his secrets for bringing a stylized sense of composition, lighting, posing, and most important, design, to your images, while still keeping them organic and narrative. You’ll learn Jose’s trademark technique of capturing the more natural moment after a pose, and tips for getting images right in-camera to avoid the need for heavy postproduction. Final chapters show you how to integrate design through the delivered product, whether an album or slideshow, and continue nurturing clients after the wedding by expanding to baby and family portraiture. Packed with real-life examples, solid techniques, and stunning images from one of the wedding industry's brightest stars, this book will both educate and inspire photographers seeking to update their work and satisfy a new generation of brides.
In wedding photography, there are few second chances. Creating professional-quality images requires more than just a good eye, it takes a solid plan of action—and the ability to improvise on the spot when things don’t go as planned. In this book, acclaimed wedding photographer Damon Tucci takes you through the process he uses to maximize his efficiency, achieve dazzling results with natural light, make the most of even lackluster scenes and backgrounds, and come home with the “money shots” every time. From pre-ceremony preparations to the last moments of the reception, Tucci walks you through each step of the day, telling you where to be, what to look for, and how to ensure client-pleasing results.
This valuable resource focuses on what professional wedding photographers need to do to stay competitive and continue winning new assignments, despite an array of challenges. Though wedding budgets are often subject to cuts, photographers will learn how to finesse their operations, improve their marketing, and convert client contacts into reliable job streams. By running a lean business with few excess costs, this step-by-step guide lays out how wedding photographers can draw attention to their studio, generate demand, and create a brand that complements and promotes their unique vision. Included areÊtips for improving search-engine optimization, marketing, pricing, packaging, and contracts toÊenable aspiring and experienced professionals alike to follow their passions to success.
From the history of photography and how to shoot wedding portraits to creating stylish albums and working with digital output, everything a wedding photographer needs to know is included in this all encompassing manual. Photographers are provided with a shooting guide that walks them through the wedding day and offers advice on a variety of topics—including integrating detail, capturing the walk down the aisle, working in and out of doors, and finding and illustrating key relationships. Traditional and “in” methods of wedding photography are depicted in an educational timeline that explores past, present, and future trends in the field; current photo manipulation software, such as Adobe Photoshop and compatible plugins, are also discussed. Emphasis is placed on client interaction both before and after the big day, transforming prints into fine arts products, and developing and fine tuning a creative shooting style.