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Competing with mobile phones and family/ friend photographers

Lesson 68 from: Getting Started with Wedding Photography

Philip Ebiner, Will Carnahan

Competing with mobile phones and family/ friend photographers

Lesson 68 from: Getting Started with Wedding Photography

Philip Ebiner, Will Carnahan

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Lesson Info

68. Competing with mobile phones and family/ friend photographers

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

Competing with mobile phones and family/ friend photographers

This will be a very short thing I just wanted to say is in our current times, there are lots of cell phones out in the world and they are going to be competing with you as a photographer because everyone has a camera now in their pocket. And so you have to find a way to balance that. If you're lucky enough, the couple has asked the efficient to make an announcement to not use their cell phones or cameras because they have hired you and you're the professional and you will be there and they want them to be present at the wedding. That's usually the best case scenario. The worst case scenario is that people will be holding their phones out when the bride's walking down the aisle during the first kiss during the ceremony, they'll have lights on you just have to do your best that you can do. Oftentimes. Sometimes if that happens, I'll make sure to take a wide of everyone's phones out. So you can see so the couple can see what was going on at that time and normally they may not care. But th...

e best thing to do when you're there at the wedding is to stand your ground. Be where you need to be and be bold with where you need to go. Most people will see that you are the photographer with your equipment and they will back down or they will back off and it does help to have a 70 to 200 lens because you can shoot through a lot of that stuff and blur it out if you need to. The other thing you have to think about is sometimes there are family members who are photographer, hobbyists. Those people are great because obviously we're into photography. We all love it, but they will sometimes show up and try and be in your spot. Typically again, they're very respectful and they will back off from you as a professional photographer, but be courteous because you never know what family member they are. Be polite and be bold again, be where you need to be for your shot because you have been chosen to be there and you are being paid to be there. They are there as a guest. So make sure you get your shot. Don't let those people take you away from getting your shot and don't get frustrated by it because it's just gonna happen and you do not have control over it.

Class Materials

Bonus Downloads

Wedding_Photography_Key_Moments_List.pdf

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