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Digital Wedding Photography For Dummies

Digital Wedding Photography For Dummies

Amber Murphy

ISBN: 978-0-470-88736-3

Mar 2013

320 pages



Expert advice on becoming a successful wedding photographer

Wedding photography can be a great hobby or home-based business. But while it's an exciting and lucrative field, it also has its challenges.

Now, you can turn to Digital Wedding Photography For Dummies for friendly, hands-on guidance on selecting the right equipment, building a client list, and developing the skills and techniques needed to create stunning and memorable images.

  • Covers tools and techniques practiced by some of the most successful photographers in the business
  • Advice on camera settings, lighting, and angles
  • How to create a professional experience that will put clients at ease
  • Build a portfolio and connect with clients
  • Start a wedding photography business

Whether you're an aspiring wedding photographer who wants to learn about the techniques that make the best wedding photographers successful, or are in the business and want tips and advice to improve your skills, this practical guide has you covered.

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting the Big Picture: Becoming a Wedding Photographer 7

Chapter 1: The Wide-Angle View of Wedding Photography 9

Chapter 2: Basic Photographic Equipment and Know-How 21

Chapter 3: Understanding Lighting and Composition Techniques 45

Chapter 4: Capturing a Wedding’s Excitement and Emotions 65

Chapter 5: Exploring Photographic Styles 83

Part II: Lights, Camera, Action: Capturing the Wedding Day 95

Chapter 6: Preparing Your Gear and Yourself 97

Chapter 7: Shooting Scenes to Frame the Wedding Story 107

Chapter 8: Herding Cats (Also Known as Shooting Portraits) 119

Chapter 9: Getting the Must-Have Moments 135

Part III: Creating the Package for the Newlyweds: Editing and Album Design 165

Chapter 10: Back at the Studio: Getting Organized and Preparing to Edit 167

Chapter 11: Editing Your Images 181

Chapter 12: Making Your Photos Available on DVD and Online 203

Chapter 13: Compiling and Designing the Wedding Album 219

Part IV: Building Your Portfolio and Business 241

Chapter 14: Putting Together Your Portfolio 243

Chapter 15: Crafting an Effective Business Model 251

Chapter 16: Getting Your Name Out There 265

Part V: The Part of Tens 277

Chapter 17: Avoiding Ten Common Wedding Photography Mistakes 279

Chapter 18: Ten Tips for Working with a Second Shooter 285

Index 291