Outdoor & On-Location Portraits After The Wedding
LATEST COURSE UPDATE: September 2018
Getting beautiful outdoor and on-location photographs of not only the bride and groom but the wedding party is an important part of the wedding day. When you learn these techniques, your portraits will not only stand out from the competition but you’ll give the bride and groom such a beautiful addition to their wedding story that will be cherished by them and their families the rest of their lives.
Please note that this course is part of my “ A Crash Course in Wedding Photography” and contains some of the exact same content as is in the complete course.
This 87 minute course starts with a brief discussion on equipment, then, more importantly, goes into great detail about lighting. It reveals how important lighting is to great photography, what the first thing to look for is when arriving at a location. By finding the right light, then learn how to use light to your advantage.
By looking at the many images shown and discussed in this course, you’ll learn some new set ups and posing techniques as well as how a slight refinement can make a drastic improvement in the portrait.
Take this course if you would like to take your portrait photography to a higher level.
Introduction to Course
A look at a brief introduction to this course
A look at using a reflector as a light modifier. The tripod I use is also discussed.
Here we take a look at my complete camera set-up including my bracket of choice. Having the right gear can help you take better photos plus, lower the frustration levels you may have in your equipment.
Here's a look at an update of another possible camera system & format that you may want to consider for your wedding and portrait photography.
This segment shows you the off-camera flash set-up I use and discusses what a difference a second light can make in your outdoor or on-location images.
Outdoor Portraits After Wedding
This segment starts with outdoor photographs of the wedding party. As we look at photos. I discuss the taking and the stories behind the photographs.
In addition to discussing more possibilities you have in doing outdoor photos, I also discuss the possibilities that are available to you behind the scenes.
The "Outdoor Portrait Adventure" continues by using architecture when photographing the bride & groom in the great outdoors. I also show how by adding musicians, you can even make the images look more romantic & exciting.
Using the 28-75mm f2.8 lens, I show how you can get the most from this lens when doing romantic portraits. Different lens settings are also discussed.
The romantic adventure continues using this lens as I discuss lens settings and show the difference a filter can make to your final image.
I show several images and the settings I used with this lens so you can see what makes this lens so spectacular for romantic portraits.
More images are shown as I discuss and show the advantages this fine lens has when you wish to isolate the subject even more by using aperture to control background blur.
Here I show the first thing I do when I enter an outdoor location, what to look for and make the best of the light that is available.
"Finding the Light" continues with more examples and ways to find and manage light.
On-Location Portraits After The Wedding
When doing wedding portraits on-location, there are many things that you can do to help you possibly get award winning images for the bride & groom. In part 1, I discuss the equipment I use, what to look for and even talk about and show you how a little adjustment in posing can make the difference between a good photograph and a great one.
More opportunities as I show you how I use architecture when photographing the bride & groom. Not only do these photos add pizzazz to the bride & groom's wedding story, but offer the possibility of creating award-winning photographs and beautiful sample prints.
Bonus Section: Portrait Selling Techniques
What are the sales techniques you can use to sell your wall portrait images? This presentation shows how you can enhance the experience when presenting your images to your clients.
An in-depth look at how to enhance the clients sales experience so they buy.
Here's what you need to do to present your artwork if you want to sell wall portraits and albums.
A review of all the key selling points that you need to know to be successful if you'd like to make money in photography.
Step by Step Sales Process
A look at the materials that you can use to increase profits.
This is the beginning of the sales process that shows how I use incentives and how you can too to sell more wall portraits and albums.
The sales process continues as I reveal step by step methods on how you can sell larger portraits and increase your profits.