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Wedding Portraits - Getting the Perfect Shot at Tricky Locations
David Ziser
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Wedding Portraits - Getting the Perfect Shot at Tricky Locations
lessons: 25 Course Lessons
duration: 2hr, 18min
published: 2009
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Wedding Portraits - Getting the Perfect Shot at Tricky Locations
with David Ziser
Wedding photographer David Ziser takes viewers along with him to three location shoots as he sets up wedding portraits at a park, church, and a beach BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Welcome (free course preview)

David talks about the location shoots that are included in this course and gets started with a daylight shoot at the park

11min, 46sec
lesson 2: Background Clouds Behind the Groom

From the park location, David directs an off-camera flash setup with large white clouds in the background

2min, 5sec
lesson 3: Camera and Flash Adjustments

Get the light on the subject and fill that light with the off-camera flash

4min, 0sec
lesson 4: High Key Bridal Shot

Light colored background with the bride popping forward

5min, 53sec
lesson 5: Direction of Light

No flashes. Just studying the light and placing the subject in camera in the best place

5min, 26sec
lesson 6: Under a Canopy

This new setup positions the bride and groom under a heavy canopy of trees

6min, 21sec
lesson 7: Stone Steps

Great leading lines make a nice background for a casual shot of the groom

6min, 11sec
lesson 8: New Park Location

Walking through a scene and deciding what will work best for quality pictures

12min, 45sec
lesson 9: Twirls and Swirls

Quick portrait and creating a composition on the fly

49 sec
lesson 10: Natural Light

No flashes. Just using the loop lighting pattern to make a pretty photograph

8min, 33sec
lesson 11: Bride and Groom on the Bridge

The lighting really comes together in this final shoot at the park location

3min, 27sec
lesson 12: Sacred Heart Church

This magnificent old Florida church is a beautiful location that David has shot in before

6min, 36sec
lesson 13: Bride Near the Back Pews

Starting from the back of the church and moving to set locations around the church

7min, 7sec
lesson 14: Groom at Second Location

Working from the back of the church and shooting towards the altar

4min, 26sec
lesson 15: Repeat of the Pews

The rows of pews creates a compositional line bringing focus to the subjects

4min, 56sec
lesson 16: Low Angles

Getting low to shoot up into dramatic backgrounds

6min, 13sec
lesson 17: Stained Glass Window

Positioning and patience will allow the sun beams to come down beautifully onto the bride

1min, 57sec
lesson 18: Rays and Pillars

Positioning the bride and groom near the stained glass window with pillars in the background

2min, 55sec
lesson 19: Repeating Arches

Utilizing the looping light pattern and repeating background

2min, 18sec
lesson 20: Bride at the Front of the Church

This setup brings the bride towards the front of the church

4min, 26sec
lesson 21: Spiral Staircase

Using fisheye lens in a tight location to get an interesting shot

3min, 44sec
lesson 22: Above the Head

Using a fisheye lens and the monopod to position the camera well above the subjects

2min, 6sec
lesson 23: Outside the Front of the Church

Adjusting to the light outside the church and shooting the couple in front of the church

9min, 25sec
lesson 24: Sunset at the Beach

Time is very important as the sun drops from behind the subjects on the beach

8min, 53sec
lesson 25: Backlighting as the Sun Fades

Making the most of the fading sunlight with some backlight shots mixed in

5min, 51sec
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