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Contemporary Wedding Photography

Book Description

Wedding photography has become about story-telling - capturing the emotions and atmosphere of the day through reportage-style photography. This user-friendly manual reveals the techniques needed to create this contemporary style, for professional photographers looking to update their methods, or for aspiring photographers wanting to break into this lucrative market.

  • Includes all the advice you need, from preparation and planning before the wedding, to digital manipulation of your images and presentation to the couple.

  • Features comprehensive checklists, professional tips, tried-and-tested templates, advice boxes and step-by-step sequences to provide endless inspiration and guarantee successful shooting.

  • Demonstrates the fresh contemporary style preferred by modern couples.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Contents
    2. Introduction
      1. Digital Innovation
      2. Creative Approaches
      3. The Photographer’s Journey
    3. CHAPTER 1 Preparation
      1. Meeting Your Clients
      2. The Pre-Wedding Shoot
      3. Selecting Locations
      4. The Wedding Photographer’s Kit
      5. Sequence of Events
    4. CHAPTER 2 Directing Poses
      1. Natural Poses
      2. Romantic Poses
      3. Outdoor poses
      4. Dramatic Poses
      5. Directing Groups
      6. Directing Large Groups
    5. CHAPTER 3 Photographing Details
      1. Before the Ceremony
      2. After the Ceremony
        1. • THE BUSINESS ASPECT
      3. The Rings
        1. • SPONTANEOUS SHOTS
      4. At the Reception
    6. CHAPTER 4 The Wedding Story
      1. Part 1: At the Bride’s Home
        1. • BRIDESMAIDS AND FAMILY
        2. • THE BRIDE
      2. Part 2: At Home with the Groom
      3. Part 3: En Route with the Groom
      4. Part 4: Arriving with the Bride
      5. Part 5: The Ceremony
      6. Part 6: The Signing
      7. Part 7: Reportage Shots
        1. • REPORTAGE CONSIDERATIONS
        2. • REPORTAGE AND CHILDREN
        3. • SHOOTING REPORTAGE FOR THE ALBUM
      8. Part 8: Group Shots
        1. • GROUP SHOT CONSIDERATIONS
        2. • MANAGING GROUPS
      9. Part 9: The Bride and Groom Leaving
        1. • SHOOTING CONFETTI
        2. • THE CAR
      10. Part 10: The Reception
        1. • RECEPTION CONSIDERATIONS
        2. • INTERIOR RECEPTION SHOTS
      11. Part 12: Cake and Party Time
        1. • LIGHTING
        2. • FIREWORKS
        3. • PARTY TIME
    7. CHAPTER 5 Editing and the Digital Darkroom
      1. Editing Your Photographs
        1. • CROPPING
        2. • STORING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS
        3. • PRESENTATION AND MOUNTING
      2. Digital Darkroom
        1. • READING A HISTOGRAM
        2. • LEVELS, BRIGHTNESS AND CONTRAST
        3. • CLONING AND REMOVING HIGHLIGHTS
        4. • CONVERTING TO BLACK AND WHITE
        5. • TONING YOUR IMAGE
      3. Printing Advice
        1. • COLOUR MANAGEMENT
        2. • PAPERTYPES
        3. • PRINTING SOFTWARE
    8. CHAPTER 6 Designing the Album
      1. Album Styles and Choices
        1. Different Approaches
        2. Selecting the Images
      2. Designing the Album
      3. Magazine Style Albums
      4. Traditional Style Albums
    9. CHAPTER 7 The Business of Marketing
      1. Marketing
        1. Marketing glossary
        2. Marketing Tools
      2. Websites
    10. The A–Z of Professional Wedding Photography Tips
      1. A – Aperture
      2. B –Batteries
      3. C – Care and Communication
      4. D – Dress for a Wedding
      5. E – Expression
      6. F – Fun
      7. G – The Groom
      8. H – Heirloom
      9. I – Impression
      10. J – Job Satisfaction
      11. K – Kit
      12. L – Love
      13. M – Money
      14. N – Natural
      15. O – Organization
      16. P – Poses
      17. Q – Quality
      18. R – Respect
      19. S – Space
      20. T – Time
      21. U – Under-Promise
      22. V – Value
      23. W – Weather
      24. X – Roman numeral for 10
      25. Y – You
      26. Z – Zealous
    11. Index
    12. Acknowledgments
    13. About the Authors
    14. Contemporary Imaging Consultancy