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Wedding Photography: Stunning Off- Camera Flash Photography Techniques
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Wedding Photography: Stunning Off- Camera Flash Photography Techniques
lessons: 15 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 8min
published: 2008
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Wedding Photography: Stunning Off- Camera Flash Photography Techniques
with David Ziser
Professional wedding photographer David Ziser takes us through his processes during a bridal shoot while utilizing an off-camera flash BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction and Solving Problems (free course preview)

Every wedding location is different and comes with its own set of challenges for photographers

5min, 16sec
lesson 2: In Front of the Altar

Here are some tips for using directional lighting and for posing your subject

4min, 41sec
lesson 3: Setting Up Your Off-Camera Flash

Diffusing your flash through an umbrella will soften the light on your subject

8min, 6sec
lesson 4: Highlights Next to Shadows

Using your off-camera flash to illuminate your subject's face and creating a nose shadow

5min, 17sec
lesson 5: Correcting Exposure

There's the blinky method for identifying and eliminating blown-out highlights

2min, 42sec
lesson 6: Changing Composition

Positioning your subject in the classic S curve, and reducing shutter speed to lighten the background

6min, 28sec
lesson 7: Adjust the Pose

Shooting the subject from different angles and using the subject to cover objects in the background

4min, 16sec
lesson 8: Spice It Up

Using a small, floor flash to illuminate the bride's veil

1min, 24sec
lesson 9: Stained Glass Background

Shooting the bride in front of a colored window

7min, 13sec
lesson 10: Survey the Surroundings

It's always good to walk around a new location and find the best angles for your shots

2min, 56sec
lesson 11: Bouncing the Light

One technique is to bounce the off-camera flash off of a white wall which will produce a large, diffused light source

3min, 6sec
lesson 12: Beautiful Bridal Images

Playing with the location, the pose, the light source, and the shutter speed in order to get an eye-catching set of images

7min, 7sec
lesson 13: Looking For a Background

Keep an eye out for interesting backgrounds that really fit your bridal portrait

2min, 40sec
lesson 14: The Floof and Run

You might need an extra pair of hands to accomplish this bridal shot setup

3min, 25sec
lesson 15: Cheating the Shutter

One more portrait technique and a summary of everything we covered in the course

3min, 53sec
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