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Wedding Photography: Rapid-Fire Tips and Tricks
David Ziser
with David Ziser
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Wedding Photography: Rapid-Fire Tips and Tricks
lessons: 15 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 9min
published: 2009
watched: 753 Member Views
Wedding Photography: Rapid-Fire Tips and Tricks
with David Ziser
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lesson 1: Shooting in Natural Surroundings (free course preview)

David talks about the problem situations that wedding photographers must sometimes overcome when shooting on location

3min, 12sec
lesson 2: Avoiding the Dappled Lighting

Changing position and using an off camera flash to begin setting up the shot

1min, 43sec
lesson 3: Building the Photograph

Experimenting with lighting and lenses to create the quality bridal shot

3min, 43sec
lesson 4: Longer Focal Length

Reduce background elements by increasing focal length

2min, 32sec
lesson 5: Head and Shoulders Shot

Fighting the light background to make this setup work

7min, 38sec
lesson 6: Pampas Grass Background

Working with lenses, reflectors, and distance to use some pampas grass as a background

6min, 21sec
lesson 7: Bright, Direct Sunlight

How to get the shots while working in direct sunlight

2min, 58sec
lesson 8: Checking for Blinkies

One way of setting exposure to make sure you don't have any blinkies in the camera's display

4min, 6sec
lesson 9: Brick Background

Experimenting with the bride in front of an exterior brick wall and windows

9min, 40sec
lesson 10: Working with Available Light

Pillars' curved surfaces will show you the direction of the natural light

4min, 4sec
lesson 11: Leading Lines

Pay attention to the geography and position the bride and groom in places that draw attention to them

4min, 29sec
lesson 12: Finding a Location

Looking for a location with good available light and setting up the shot

4min, 18sec
lesson 13: Classic Profile Views

Starting with some classic angles and experimenting from there

3min, 41sec
lesson 14: Directional Light

Continue changing the position of the camera and the subjects to find that perfect directional light

2min, 43sec
lesson 15: Posing for the Final Shots

The day finishes up with a beautiful setup with great lighting and converging lines

8min, 24sec
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