Step-by-Step Wedding Photography: Techniques for Professional Photographers

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Amherst Media, Jul 21, 2014 - Photography - 128 pages
Photographing a wedding is one of the most demanding tasks a photographer can undertake. Because of the tremendous import of the event to the couple, their families, and their guests and attendants, there is no room for error. It’s the photographer’s job to get the images the couple expects and to capture those images in a stylish, highly artistic and professional manner as every important minute passes.
With countless weddings under his belt, super-shooter Damon Tucci knows what it takes to get the job done. In this book, he presents 60 lessons that show you just what’s expected and precisely how to make it all happen so that you can rest knowing that your couple’s big day will be elegantly and flawlessly chronicled, from start to finish. Beginning with a look into the strategies you’ll need to implement to ensure all of your bases are covered, Tucci gets you up to speed with initial lessons on ensuring the clients are a good fit, conducting an effective and efficient client consultation, and determining the must-have shots. Next, he moves on to cover the equipment needed for the wedding, the need for backups, and tips for paring down to the essentials.
Targeted lessons will also show you how to anticipate the big events in the preparations, ceremony, and reception, so you can get all of the money shots that EVERY client demands. You’ll also find plenty of lighting and posing ideas for the bride, groom, attendants, and families, so you can make sure that everyone looks their very best as your chronicle this meaningful and momentous day. Lastly, Tucci takes an in-depth look at the postproduction phase of the job, showing you how to carry out simple tasks using a host of popular programs and plug-ins. With Tucci’s help, you’ll learn to create the kinds of portrait looks that today’s clients demand.
 

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Contents

Introduction
7
The Consultation
13
Gathering the Gear
20
Posed Images of the Women
26
Two Photographers
37
Outdoor Ceremonies
49
Lighting
55
The Reception
68
TimeSaving Strategies
87
See Beyond What Is There
93
Posing the Bride
99
Posing Groups
106
OffCamera Flash 110 Video Lights
112
Lenses and Focus
119
Index
126
Copyright

Parent Dances
76

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About the author (2014)

Damon Tucci has been a professional photographer for the past 20 years and has documented thousands of weddings. His imagery is emotional, unique and interesting, just like the couples he photographs.
Damon’s distinct artistry is a combination of talent and experience. He began his career as an underwater cinematographer and later as a photographer for Disney Photographic Services. It was at Disney that he carefully crafted his approach to capturing weddings.
As describe in his book, Step-by-Step Wedding Photography his method is a blend of stylized fashion and documentary. Damon’s non-traditional method of blending guided fashion poses with documentation has revolutionized the wedding industry.
Today’s modern couples don’t want to spend precious hours on formal poses; they want to enjoy their day with family and friends.
Damon’s unique understanding of light allows him to capture these once-in-a-lifetime moments efficiently and in an unobtrusive manner.
As an artist Damon revels in breaking the rules. He firmly believes that if you don’t love what you do, then do something else. His laid back personality is fun and easy going. Although he is a strict professional, his sense of humor is never far away and that makes working with him more like spending time with an old friend. Damon currently has two books published with Amherst Media.

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