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How to Photograph Beautiful Brides
Cliff Mautner
with Cliff Mautner
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... READ MORE
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How to Photograph Beautiful Brides
lessons: 14 Course Lessons
duration: 58min
published: 2010
watched: 1211 Member Views
How to Photograph Beautiful Brides
with Cliff Mautner
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! BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)

Cliff introduces himself, talks about his gear and about how he mentally prepares before beginning a wedding day shoot

1min, 58sec
lesson 2: Getting Ready Mindset

It is very important to earn the bride's trust as soon as you walk in the room

2min, 58sec
lesson 3: Your Surrounding Light

Light is at the essence of everything you are looking for throughout the wedding day

5min, 37sec
lesson 4: Transitions

Watch the change in the light quality in the room change when Cliff closes all of the drapes

1min, 20sec
lesson 5: Capturing the Scene

Working the room and discovering the best angles and lighting

4min, 16sec
lesson 6: Setting the Scene

Setting the stage for the moments to take place and then letting the moments happen

6min, 20sec
lesson 7: Layers

Combining elements at different distance to compose an image

1min, 41sec
lesson 8: Shallow Depth of Field

It is alright to move the bride around to get the best light and to compose new scenes

4min, 54sec
lesson 9: Metering Mode

Cliff prefers the quickness and ease of shooting with matrix metering

2min, 58sec
lesson 10: What Are the Camera Settings?

There are no rules to good photographs, there are just good photographs

1min, 36sec
lesson 11: Beauty Shots

Light is the most important element. Trust is the second most important

13min, 10sec
lesson 12: Light Hunt

Helping the bride move in her dress and searching for some new shots to take

6min, 12sec
lesson 13: Adventurous Subjects

Getting more creative and adventurous with the bride

3min, 2sec
lesson 14: The Important Points

Cliff reviews and summarizes the most important ideas of this course

2min, 35sec
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meet  Cliff Mautner
One of the World's Top Wedding Photography Educators
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.
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