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Action Item: Find inspiration

Lesson 42 from: Getting Started with Wedding Photography

Philip Ebiner, Will Carnahan

Action Item: Find inspiration

Lesson 42 from: Getting Started with Wedding Photography

Philip Ebiner, Will Carnahan

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Lesson Info

42. Action Item: Find inspiration

Lessons

Class Trailer

Introduction

1

What this course is about and how to succeed

01:48
2

Why you should become a wedding photographer

01:32

Starting Your Wedding Photography Business

3

Business Section Intro

00:28
4

Building your kit

06:00
5

Where You Should Invest Your Earnings

04:30
6

Will's Wedding Photography Kit

09:57
7

Choosing Your Business name

04:50
8

Action Item - Choose Your Name

00:25
9

How to build your Wedding photography package

06:58
10

Setting Your Wedding Photography Prices

10:16
11

How to Get Your First Clients

06:54
12

Talking with Clients

09:41
13

The Importance of Contracts

04:27
14

The Wedding business workflow

06:34
15

Good Accounting Practices

02:26
16

The philosophy of a well run business

03:38

Wedding Day Overview

17

Wedding Day Overview - Schedule of Common Events

13:32
18

Taking care of Business before the shooting day

02:37
19

Tips for working with a wedding coordinator

03:31
20

Action item - List out the key moments - Try to memorize

00:31
21

Know what you will be photographing ahead of time

02:23
22

Conclusion to section/ recap

01:32

How to Photograph a Wedding

23

Introduction - The meat of the course

01:11
24

Equipment checklist/ cleaning lenses and cameras

08:24
25

Do you need an Assistant/ 2nd shooter?

05:07
26

Being a second shooter

08:32
27

What to wear as a photographer

05:09
28

How to shoot: Getting Ready/ Hanging out

05:18
29

How to Shoot: Dress/ Rings/ Bride details

10:41
30

How to Shoot - Groom Portraits & Posing

09:11
31

How to shoot: Groomsman

12:51
32

How to shoot: Bride Portraits & Posing Interior

04:49
33

How to shoot: Bride Portraits & Posing Exterior

08:14
34

How to shoot Bridesmaids

12:56
35

How to shoot: First Look

03:28
36

How to Shoot: Posed Couples Portraits

06:34
37

How to shoot: Walking down the Aisle

10:17
38

How to shoot: Ceremony Coverage and vows / ring exchange

09:17
39

How to shoot: First kiss and walking out

05:39
40

How to shoot: Formal family and group Photos

12:26
41

Action Item: Save your fav pose

01:14
42

Action Item: Find inspiration

02:07
43

How to shoot: Reception intro and Grand entrance

01:34
44

How to shoot: Reception Details

04:55
45

How to shoot: Reception Speeches and toasts

04:41
46

How to shoot: Reception First Dance

06:23
47

How to shoot: Reception Bouquet and Garter toss

04:46
48

How to shoot: Reception Dancing and Partying

05:58
49

Recap of “How to shoot”

02:47

Editing Wedding Photos

50

Introduction to Editing Section

01:25
51

Photo applications and Profesional Apps

03:42
52

Organize, rate, and cull

28:21
53

Editing detail shots

31:42
54

Editing bride getting ready

29:23
55

Editing Demo: Editing Outdoor Ceremony

23:10
56

Editing single portraits

52:10
57

Editing Demo: Black and White editing

09:39
58

Editing Demo: Stylized Editing/ Finding your editing Style

12:20
59

Advice on how to edit hundreds of photos efficiently

06:01
60

Exporting your photos for client/ portfolio/ print

10:05
61

Delivering Digital images to your client

07:06

Succeeding with Wedding Photography

62

Intro to Succeeding in Wedding Photography

00:48
63

Being happy as a wedding photographer

07:05
64

Making it as a business and sticking with it

03:14
65

Getting Testimonials

01:35
66

Using Social Media and networking to expand business

02:08
67

How to deal with unhappy or difficult clients

04:37
68

Competing with mobile phones and family/ friend photographers

01:58
69

Working with other wedding vendors

03:16
70

Section conclusion

00:53

Conclusion

71

Thank you!

01:29

Lesson Info

Action Item: Find inspiration

Your second action item is to find inspiration like you've gone and to find poses that you like go and find wedding photos that inspire you. Look at the color, look at the composition, look at what the people are doing in frame, look at the poses like we had just done, but find inspiration and get those together. Now, Pinterest is a good place to do that. Screenshotting, taking photos of stuff, creating a book, printing them out, making a collage, whatever you need to do to find inspiration, go on Instagram and save uh wedding inspiration photos. There's a ton of wedding ins rational photos on social media, Pinterest, Instagram, Google, but find it right? Go look at stuff. Start studying, start immersing yourself because that's what's gonna help you get to your style. Once you find inspiration, find the stuff you like start to look at the themes, right? Like if you're picking out a lot of black and white Candids, chances are, that's probably something that you're gonna be aesthetically...

interested in doing. And the more you study those, the more you'll feel comfortable doing that in the field. Same with if you're starting to pick really saturated, colorful, you know, pose shots with vignettes, maybe that's something you need to look into. Trying more of the idea here is to go and start looking for inspiration that's going to push you when you're actually photographing weddings. It's OK to try and mimic someone else's photograph. It's not like you're copying their style because you still have to go out in the field, do the right settings, put them in the right place, get them uh to pose correctly and shoot it and edit it. So finding inspiration, trying to replicate that there's nothing wrong with it. That's how you work as an artist. And if you can figure out how to do that as an artist, it will in it will inform and make all the business stuff much easier, right? And then people will start to see that in your work. They'll start to see that you're building your own style, you're building your own inspiration and your own photography business. So go out, look for inspiration, study it, think about how it's done and then put it into action.

Class Materials

Bonus Downloads

Wedding_Photography_Key_Moments_List.pdf

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