Focusing solely on the bride, this wedding portraiture book provides methods for pre-wedding shots, on-location photographs, and studio sessions. Included are ways to achieve proper exposure and contrast, tips for orchestrating props, and lighting and posing techniques to minimize and conceal flaws. Accompanied by stunning full-color photographs and accompanying technical tips, this guide also includes a complete listing of all the details and preparation work that will ensure a smooth shoot, including pre-wedding appointments and ways to eliminate distracting background elements.
Engagement photography used to mean the traditional, conservative headshots found in wedding sections of newspapers everywhere. But The Art of Engagement Photography shows wedding photographers how to tap into a new revenue source by offering couples personalized, upscale engagement sessions and beautiful, romantic images to use in their wedding decorations, invitations, and albums. Wedding and lifestyle photographer Elizabeth Etienne has created an essential guide to the art and business of shooting contemporary engagement photography, featuring insider advice on selling the session, research, posing, postproduction, pricing, and even how to make residual income from the stock and microstock markets.
"Includes: how laws about photography are made on a local, state and national basis; the enforcement of laws, both criminally and civilly; photography in public and private places; privacy issues; understanding restrictions on subject matter, such as copyrighted material, currency and military installations; lawful and unlawful seizures of your film and equipment; establishing your personal ethics as a photographer." - back cover.
"Full of instructive images and insightful hints, this book is indispensable for photographers who want to boost their wedding-album business. Showcased are the album styles of 15 top wedding photographers, with insight provided into each artist's creative process, client service skills, and album design. Examples include Michael Ayers's one-of-a-kind pop-up albums; photojournalism trendsetter Andy Marcus's magical designs; and Gigi Clark's unique presentation in an archival box. Savvy photographers will learn how to turn an album purchase into a multiple-album sale, how to add on a la carte images, and how to make networking and referrals generate business so they can concentrate on photography."
Most amateurs dream of taking professional-quality portraits; Steve Sint can show them how. After shooting over a million portraits, he has a wealth of knowledge to share, on everything from the basics of good composition to the fine details of advanced lighting techniques. Sint simply delivers a complete course in digital portrait photography: he discusses set-ups and backdrops; the most flattering ways to pose both individuals and groups; tips on making the sessions fun and comfortable for everyone; and insider info on using electronic flash, both indoors and out. For those hoping to go pro, an entire chapter offers all the nuts and bolts information needed to turn your passion into a career!
How to Capture Images with Style for the Modern Bride
Author: Jose Villa,Jeff Kent
Pubpsher: Amphoto Books
Many semi-pro and professional wedding photographers are looking to "wake up" their style, stay current, and stimulate business. And today, that means lifestyle photography, also referred to as "fine art wedding photography." Fine art wedding photography isn't just a catchy phrase; it's a modern approach in which design is paramount. Fine art wedding images are more graphic and stylized than traditional wedding photojournalism, as if they were pulled from the pages of a glossy wedding or lifestyle magazine. Acclaimed wedding photographer Jose Villa was a pioneer in fine art wedding photography before it became a trendy buzzword. Here, he shares his secrets for bringing a stylized sense of composition, lighting, posing, and most important, design, to your images, while still keeping them organic and narrative. You’ll learn Jose’s trademark technique of capturing the more natural moment after a pose, and tips for getting images right in-camera to avoid the need for heavy postproduction. Final chapters show you how to integrate design through the delivered product, whether an album or slideshow, and continue nurturing clients after the wedding by expanding to baby and family portraiture. Packed with real-life examples, solid techniques, and stunning images from one of the wedding industry's brightest stars, this book will both educate and inspire photographers seeking to update their work and satisfy a new generation of brides. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Packed with all the latest ideas and techniques that usually can only be gained from experience or from keeping up-to-date with all the latest literature, this guide to studio portrait photography explains how to get the best results and the lighting techniques required. Also included are details of many special techniques that will show the reader how to select and use special filters, how to take high-impact close-ups, how to handle exposure testing and control and lots more besides. Illustrated with b & w and colour photographs throughout.