- Language: English
- 61 Pages
- Published: December 2010
- Region: Global
Digital Wedding Photography Secrets
- Published: March 2009
- Region: Global
- 240 Pages
- John Wiley and Sons Ltd
A full-color guide to taking stunning wedding photos from "America's Most Popular Photo Expert"
Wedding photography has grown into a major industry with droves of digital photographers in the field, all looking for a competitive edge. Whether you're new to the field or you're looking for some fresh new ideas, this full-color guide is packed with more than 200 tips, tricks, and secrets for taking stunning and memorable digital wedding photos.
Top photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Rick Sammon explores the wedding photography market from the angles of both novice and experienced digital photographers and offers guidance for choosing and using digital camera equipment, accessories, software, and printing options.
- "America's Most Popular Photo Expert" Rick Sammon shows you how to set up the scene for an incredible wedding shot—both posed and candid
- Shows how to prepare for a variety of conditions in all types of settings, including exotic locales
- Demonstrates best practices for post-shoot digital darkroom workflow
- Explains how to manipulate photos to include impressive effects
Brimming with lavish inspirational color photos, this is the must-have book if you're looking to bring a unique style to your wedding photography skills.
The Learning Process.
Basic People Photography Tips.
Place the Subject Off Center.
Master Studio-Style Lighting.
Watch the Hands.
Work Close for an Intimate Portrait.
Expose for the Highlights.
Envision the End-Result.
Make Pictures; Don’t Simply Take Pictures.
Always Consider Digital Noise and ISO Setting.
Use—Don’t Overuse—the Disequilibrium Effect.
The Camera Looks Both Ways.
People Photography Tidbits.
Make the Time.
Part 1: Rick’s Recipe.
Know Your Gear.
See the Light.
Get to Know the Bride.
Scout the Location.
Point and Shoot in the Studio.
Practice Studio Lighting with a Dummy.
Cover the Excitement at the Bride’s House.
Don’t Miss the Key Ceremony Shots.
Don’t Forget the Details.
Be Creative with Group Photographs.
Utilize Nice Natural Backgrounds.
Shoot from Creative Angles.
Learn Digital Darkroom Enhancements.
Part 2: Lights, Camera, Computers…Action.
Digital SLR Choices.
Popular Zoom Lenses.
Professional Portrait Lenses.
Telephoto Zoom Lenses.
Apollo Speedlite Kits.
Basic Hot Light and Strobe Light Kits.
My On-Location Light Controller and Tote.
Home Computer System.
Portable Computer System.
Printing Your Own Work.
Behind-the-Scenes with Diffusers and Refl ectors.
Part 3: The Studio Shoot.
Painting with Light.
Basic Three-Light System.
Change the Color of the Background.
Begin with the End in Mind.
Experiment with Creative Poses.
Behind the Scenes: Painting with Light.
Behind the Scenes: Three-Light Set-Up.
Don’t Forget the Fun!
Part 4: Weekend Wedding Photographer.
Shoot Candid and Formal Photographs.
When Color is Preferred.
Envision the Black-and-White Image.
Shooting Head Shots.
Get the Three-Quarters Shot.
Brides Love the Full-Length Shot.
Get Good Color Indoors.
Choose the Best Background.
Blur and Blowout the Background.
Consider the Bride’s Feelings.
Before the Big Event.
Hit the Ground Running.
Join the Fun.
Create a Mood.
Go for Rembrandt Lighting.
Capture that Beautiful Catch Light.
Make the Most of Mirrors.
Photograph What’s Important to the Bride.
Here Doggie Doggie.
Create an Intimate Portrait.
The Head-and-Shoulders Shot.
The Wedding Ceremony.
Getting the Standard Limo Shots.
Master Fill Flash.
Respect the Subjects and Situation.
Capture the Key Shots.
Tell the Whole Story.
Look for Creative Angles.
Don’t Overlook the Details.
Frame Your Subjects.
Use the Disequilibrium Effect.
Master the Art of Walking Backward.
Compress the Brightness Range.
Separate the Subjects.
Take Advantage of the Situation.
Watch and Fix the Background.
Before the Cake is Cut.
Getting a Good Flash Exposure.
Envision the End Result.
Don’t Forget the Kids.
Don’t Rush Off.
Shoot a Sequence.
Working with Reflectors.
Using Fill Flash Creatively.
Take Advantage of Lens Flare.
Look for Pictures within Pictures.
What is a Good Exposure?
Choose a Creative Background.
Indoor Fill Flash.
Fun Group vs. Posed Group Shots.
Capture Fleeting Moments.
Creative Side Lighting.
Create a Private Moment.
Bend the Rules.
Shooting at Night.
Part 5: Pros Share Their Shooting Secrets.
Go For It.
It’s All About the Light.
The Little Things Really Do Matter.
Make Your Vision a Reality.
Work Into the Night.
Master Low-Light Photography.
Shoot with Your Heart.
Scout the Location.
Go Beyond the Clichés.
All Together Now.
Get Cinematic with HDR.
Follow Your Heart and Have Fun.
Carve Out Time.
Part 6: The Woman’s Touch.
Be Cool, Calm and Collected.
With a Little Help From Friends.
Be a Friend.
Follow Your Instincts.
Part 7: The Creative Touch.
Anticipate the Moment.
Focus on the Attendants, Too.
Set Yourself Free.
Keep It Fresh.
Use Natural Light when it Feels Right.
Bring Your Own Lights.
Think Outside the Rectangle.
Scan the Crowd.
Work with Refl ections.
Do a Double Check.
Observe Body Language.
Part 8: Photoshop Must-Know Info.
Never Work on the Original Image.
Learn Camera RAW.
Understand Image Resolution.
Love those Layers.
Think and Work Selectively.
Get to Know Options.
Master All the Adjustments.
Don’t Overdo It.
Expand Your Horizons with Plug-ins.
Part 9: Photoshop Enhancements.
Save the Bridal Gown.
Draw More Attention to the Subject.
Change the Direction of the Light.
Don’t Overlook Basic Enhancements.
Blur Reality for An Artistic Image.
Easy Selective Color Adjustments.
Save Time! Use the Image Processor.
Mix It Up.
Make the Bride Glow … More.
Create the Disequilibrium Effect.
Create Dramatic Shadows in the Studio.
Soften Skin in an Instant.
Blur the Background.
Dress Up your Web Site with Drop Shadows.
Create a Thank You e-Card Template.
Create the Best Black-and-White Image Ever.
Create a Beautiful Vignette.
Add a Sense of Motion to a Still Image.
PhotoTools and PhotoFrame Totally Rock.
Color Efex Pro Plug-In.
Rick Sammon's specialty is photographing people. Rick has written 31 books as well as countless articles for PC Photo, Outdoor Photographer, and Layers magazines. Each year he gives more than a dozen photography presentations and workshops worldwide, documenting his travels with photos from such divergent locales as the Arctic, New Guinea, Botswana, Antarctica, Nepal, and Galapagos. Rick has also created lessons for the Canon Digital Learning Center. To learn more about Rick or to learn some great new digital photography tips, visit www.ricksammon.com.