Cliff Mautner

Cliff Mautner

Recognized by WPPI as "one of the top photographers and educators in the world," Cliff’s career includes over 15 years and 6000 assignments as a photojournalist with the Philadelphia Inquirer and work for an eclectic array of commercial clientele. After launching his wedding photography career, he became well known for his ability to create quality images in some of the most difficult lighting conditions.

In the second part of A Real Wedding, Live and Uncensored, Cliff continues the experience of putting you right by his side as he works to photograph a wedding as it happens. The class begins as the ceremony is about to start and continues to the dancing at the reception. All the way through Cliff brings you into the situation by thinking out loud as he calls on his experience to overcome challenges, adjust settings, change lenses, and adhere to the number one rule: Get the shot!

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In the second part of A Real Wedding, Live and Uncensored, Cliff continues the experience of putting you right by his side as he works to photograph a wedding as it happens. The class begins as the ceremony is about to start and continues to the dancing at the reception. All the way through Cliff brings you into the situation by thinking out loud as he calls on his experience to overcome challenges, adjust settings, change lenses, and adhere to the number one rule: Get the shot!

Get the inside scoop on what it takes to photograph a real wedding with Cliff Mautner! Cliff has shot over 900 weddings, and he knows that each one takes on a life of its own. In this first part of a two-part class Cliff takes you right into the unscripted action as he goes to work photographing a real wedding from the moment he arrives at the venue through shooting family portraits just prior to the ceremony. You'll learn about all the gear Cliff takes to a wedding and why it earns a place in his bag, you'll see how Cliff interacts with the bride and groom as he builds a rapport that helps to put the client at ease and keeps the focus on their big day, and you'll gain the benefit of Cliff's insights into how he approaches a wedding shoot, what his priorities are, and how he prepares for all the unpredictability that a wedding presents.

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Get the inside scoop on what it takes to photograph a real wedding with Cliff Mautner! Cliff has shot over 900 weddings, and he knows that each one takes on a life of its own. In this first part of a two-part class Cliff takes you right into the unscripted action as he goes to work photographing a real wedding from the moment he arrives at the venue through shooting family portraits just prior to the ceremony. You'll learn about all the gear Cliff takes to a wedding and why it earns a place in his bag, you'll see how Cliff interacts with the bride and groom as he builds a rapport that helps to put the client at ease and keeps the focus on their big day, and you'll gain the benefit of Cliff's insights into how he approaches a wedding shoot, what his priorities are, and how he prepares for all the unpredictability that a wedding presents.

Join Mia McCormick and world-renowned wedding photographer, Cliff Mautner, as they sit down to discuss Cliff's approach to creating inspiring photographs that capture the moments that people share. Over the course of an hour Cliff and Mia touch on the importance of setting the stage upon which the moments can take place, why you should focus on photographing the emotion that is being expressed by your subjects, on approaching each job with a clean slate to avoid falling into a repetitive rut, and so much more!

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Join Mia McCormick and world-renowned wedding photographer, Cliff Mautner, as they sit down to discuss Cliff's approach to creating inspiring photographs that capture the moments that people share. Over the course of an hour Cliff and Mia touch on the importance of setting the stage upon which the moments can take place, why you should focus on photographing the emotion that is being expressed by your subjects, on approaching each job with a clean slate to avoid falling into a repetitive rut, and so much more!

Join Kelby Training's own Larry Becker and world-renowned wedding photographer, Cliff Mautner, as they sit down to discuss what it takes to start and grow a wedding photography business. Cliff shares stories and hard earned wisdom on topics ranging from making the transition to wedding photography to the critical importance of providing good customer service to the future of the industry, and so much more. If you are just starting out in wedding photography or are wanting to take your current wedding business to the next level then this class made for you!

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Join Kelby Training's own Larry Becker and world-renowned wedding photographer, Cliff Mautner, as they sit down to discuss what it takes to start and grow a wedding photography business. Cliff shares stories and hard earned wisdom on topics ranging from making the transition to wedding photography to the critical importance of providing good customer service to the future of the industry, and so much more. If you are just starting out in wedding photography or are wanting to take your current wedding business to the next level then this class made for you!

Professional wedding photographer Cliff Mautner walks through challenging wedding photo scenarios with the first dance, toasts, and family photos. He discusses when it’s best to mix in flash with ambient lighting to create texture, dimension, and mood - all with one just speedlight.

This class is perfect for a photographer looking to gain new insights into wedding photography.

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Professional wedding photographer Cliff Mautner walks through challenging wedding photo scenarios with the first dance, toasts, and family photos. He discusses when it’s best to mix in flash with ambient lighting to create texture, dimension, and mood - all with one just speedlight.

This class is perfect for a photographer looking to gain new insights into wedding photography.

In a perfect world, wedding photographers would have an unlimited amount of time to capture the perfect wedding photo with the perfect light for their clients. In reality, the time is fleeting and the light is whatever's available - but, if you ask your client for a little of their time up front, you have a unique opportunity. Join renowned wedding photographer Cliff Mautner on location as he shares his personal tips and tricks in some offbeat places he discovered over the years for its light. This class will teach you to do the one thing that will make you the wedding photographer of recognition in your own location - be the person who takes as many different pictures as possible in the fastest time possible, in the most interesting places possible, that are beautifully lit and different from what everyone else does. Warning: This class contains no gazebos or rose gardens!

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In a perfect world, wedding photographers would have an unlimited amount of time to capture the perfect wedding photo with the perfect light for their clients. In reality, the time is fleeting and the light is whatever's available - but, if you ask your client for a little of their time up front, you have a unique opportunity. Join renowned wedding photographer Cliff Mautner on location as he shares his personal tips and tricks in some offbeat places he discovered over the years for its light. This class will teach you to do the one thing that will make you the wedding photographer of recognition in your own location - be the person who takes as many different pictures as possible in the fastest time possible, in the most interesting places possible, that are beautifully lit and different from what everyone else does. Warning: This class contains no gazebos or rose gardens!

Wedding photographers do not get to pick the shooting schedule on the day of the wedding, which means they may be shooting portraits at odd times, when lighting conditions are not at their best. In this course, Cliff Mautner shows viewers some tips and tricks for creating consistent, quality wedding images regardless of the lighting conditions. He starts with early morning light, tackles the bright sun of high noon, and races the falling sun of dusk. This course is designed to help photographers take anytime light and make good light out of it.

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Wedding photographers do not get to pick the shooting schedule on the day of the wedding, which means they may be shooting portraits at odd times, when lighting conditions are not at their best. In this course, Cliff Mautner shows viewers some tips and tricks for creating consistent, quality wedding images regardless of the lighting conditions. He starts with early morning light, tackles the bright sun of high noon, and races the falling sun of dusk. This course is designed to help photographers take anytime light and make good light out of it.

Cliff Mautner shares his personal tips, tricks, and photographic techniques that he's mastered throughout his career to capture beautiful portraits of the bride with each and every shot (no matter the location). In this course, Cliff discusses the importance of putting the bride at ease, how he positions himself and the camera while shooting, staging scenes in order to capture the best light, and much more. Cliff also shares his personal camera setups used at his own wedding shoots. If you're a wedding photographer then this is a must-see course!

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Cliff Mautner shares his personal tips, tricks, and photographic techniques that he's mastered throughout his career to capture beautiful portraits of the bride with each and every shot (no matter the location). In this course, Cliff discusses the importance of putting the bride at ease, how he positions himself and the camera while shooting, staging scenes in order to capture the best light, and much more. Cliff also shares his personal camera setups used at his own wedding shoots. If you're a wedding photographer then this is a must-see course!

Unleash your creativity with this exclusive look at how one of today's hottest wedding photographers captures some of the most creative wedding photos seen anywhere on the planet!

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Unleash your creativity with this exclusive look at how one of today's hottest wedding photographers captures some of the most creative wedding photos seen anywhere on the planet!