The Wedding Photographer's Handbook instructs the photographer in all they need to know about getting into the lucrative wedding photography business. The book is designed for two types of photographers: For photographers who are already in the wedding business but may want to get an edge. For photographers who have worked in other fields but may want to start taking wedding pictures. The Wedding Photographer's Handbook gives step-by-step instructions on how to book the weddings, what to photograph and how to deliver the end product.
Outlining a theory that combines the refinement of traditional posing techniques with the more organic, spontaneous techniques of photojournalism, this creative and informative resource offers poses that rely on personality and interaction. These instructions from a veteran wedding photographer provide the skills needed to recognize what makes a great pose and how to subtly direct your clients to achieve the needed balance between looking great and looking comfortable. Ultimately, this grouping of modern and traditional shots offers answers to the complications faced when attempting to pose wedding parties quickly while keeping the natural look that all wedding couples desire.
Master the demanding lighting needs for weddings of any variety with this comprehensive guide from an industry expert. All the basics are covered, including how to choose and use the right equipment, how to control light and shadow while outdoors, how to utilize ambient room light and natural light, and how to ensure the best color balance for each image. Technical tips from 40 top wedding photographers cover such specifics as producing window-light images and using such tools as scrims, umbrellas, and gobos. With the right lighting know-how, a photographer can capture with ease the candid looks and pure emotions of the wedding party.
Successful wedding photographers have to master all different types of coverage, perform under pressure, and work in an extremely limited time frame. Every step of the process is examined in-depth in this manual written for professionals by a professional--from selecting equipment, attracting clients, and framing shots, to the final creation of the wedding album and the revolutionary changes made possible by digital photography. All of the events of a wedding ceremony and reception are covered, with handy advice on getting the best shot for each one.
Creating a More Profitable and Fulfilling Business
Author: Damien Lovegrove
Pubpsher: Taylor & Francis
Have you ever wondered why some wedding photographers succeed, when many others fail? Why some prosper, while others struggle to make a profit? Or how some can retire young, while others can never afford to stop? In this book, Damien Lovegrove shares with you the secrets of fusing art with commerce and gives you the vital tools needed for great achievement. This stunning guide by two exceptional wedding photographers at the top of their game is packed with over four hundred pictures all with their own tales to inspire and inform. It provides a simple yet profoundly powerful recipe for success, both for photographers just starting out and seasoned wedding pros alike. * Discover how to master every aspect of photographing a wedding * Develop your style, and learn new shooting techniques * Understand how to read and use light quickly and effectively * Get to grips with selling, marketing, postproduction and product design * Improve your customer experience and increase your product value * Manage your time and become a more effective photographer * Learn financial mastery and how to avoid financial misery * Fast track your career and unleash your potential "This isn't just another professional guide, it's a blueprint for success… Becoming a wedding photographer is the easy part. What's difficult is joining the elite, the top wedding photographers who earn big money. Even then it's not enough to be a good photographer. You've got to be good at everything else, too. That's where this book comes in." Christopher Wordsworth, professional photographer, author and journalist. "Damien Lovegrove is among a very few photographers who have a deep grasp of business concepts. He generously shares his proven business and photographic system with us - invaluable to both the aspiring and experienced professional photographer in the digital era. A must read." Michael J. Marmur, MBA. President - Special Event Photography, Canada Damien Lovegrove has created a highly respected, world class photography business. He learned his trade as a cameraman and lighting director at the BBC. In 1998 Damien teamed up with his wife Julie to launch Lovegrove Weddings. They took the industry by storm winning a string of major awards and have since photographed over 300 top weddings for clients around the world. Their extensive knowledge gained from these lucrative commissions is condensed into this valuable resource. * Reveals all the secrets and systems required by wedding photographers to make a good profit * Shows how these wedding photographers have chosen a few rules to consistently use, and explaines how everything follows from consitent choices and decisions. Invaluable reference for all aspiring wedding photographers * 300 color and black and white images detailing the technical information of the shot
A Wedding Photographers Guide to Mixing Digital Photography and Video
Author: Jennifer Bebb
Pubpsher: John Wiley and Sons
A full-color reference-and-DVD package covers shooting and editing a successful multimedia project With the introduction of dSLRs with high definition video functionality, a new world of multimedia capture has been opened to digital photographers. This book shows you how to embrace the exciting new option of photo fusion, by incorporating digital video content with your photography. The author duo guides you through creating seamless multimedia presentations that maximize both still-frame and video photography functions on your dSLR. From the setting up and shooting, to downloading, editing and presenting a multimedia project, this book clearly explains how to move beyond stills into the exciting world of multimedia creation. Encourages you to embrace the exciting possibilities of photo fusion in the field of wedding photography Explains how to incorporate digital video content with photography Walks you through all of the necessary steps for shooting and editing a memorable multimedia creation Details every aspect involved in setting up, shooting, downloading, editing, and presenting a multimedia project Features more than 200 color images and an indispensible DVD of inspiring examples Packed with more than 200 stunning images and featuring a 45-minute DVD, Photo Fusion presents you with inspiration and instruction so you can create your own multimedia projects. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Business Techniques for Professional Digital Photographers
Author: Kirk Tuck
Pubpsher: Amherst Media
Targeting new and experienced commercial photographers alike, this invaluable guide explores the different aspects and challenges of succeeding in the industry. Approaching the subject systematically, the topics begin with determining what kind of commercial photography to pursue and how to get the training needed to carve out a niche in the market. Continuing to delve further, the topics expand to marketing techniques, negotiation skills, estimating and charging for work, maximizing profits while minimizing expenses, and ethical business behavior. Armed with this information, commercial photographers who are developing or expanding their businesses will know how to evolve and grow during periods of both prosperity and recession.
Creative Techniques for Lighting, Posing, and Marketing
Author: Rick Ferro
Pubpsher: Amherst Media, Inc
Master the techniques you need to capture stunning wedding images and build a successful business. Includes strategies - creating studio portraits - planning photography - posing - lighting techniques - marketing etc.
The Complete Guide For the beginner or experienced professional, this comprehensive guide tells everything anyone could possibly need to know about the skills and techniques of taking successful wedding photographs.
Ten Top Photographers Share the Secrets Behind Their Incredible Images
Author: Bill Hurter
Pubpsher: Amherst Media
The material in this book is the result of asking each of the 10 photographers a series of 14 questions carefully designed to get to the heart of the matters of creativity and profitibility. As each profiled photographer has a distinctive style, background, and personality, the resulting answers will engage, inspire, and educate readers on all aspects of the task of creating stand-out imagery in a field in which only the best survive and thrive.