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How to shoot: Reception intro and Grand entrance

Lesson 43 from: Getting Started with Wedding Photography

Philip Ebiner, Will Carnahan

How to shoot: Reception intro and Grand entrance

Lesson 43 from: Getting Started with Wedding Photography

Philip Ebiner, Will Carnahan

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Lesson Info

43. How to shoot: Reception intro and Grand entrance

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

How to shoot: Reception intro and Grand entrance

We have gotten through the wedding, right? We are, we are done shooting uh the ceremony. Hopefully, we've done the pre ceremony. Obviously, we've done um we've been able to do the group shots, we've done portraits, we've done the formal photos. Um So what's left? Right? The reception, the reception is uh broken down into several parts. And so just for ease, these lectures will be a little shorter, but just for ease for you to be able to get back to them specifically, I'm gonna break them up into little sections for here for you in these lectures. So in this uh in this one, let's just talk about the reception in general. What happens typically during the reception, the grand entrance is the first thing to shoot that. Think about that, like the ceremony, right? It's going to be two people walking in or it's gonna be multiple people walking in, right? Because we have the grand entrance is usually the bridal party or the parents. So I like to look at that like I'm shooting um the ceremony.

It's more documentary style. You kind of have to go with the flow and see where you're at hopefully there'll be enough light because they're being presented. So you don't need to use a flash when I'm shooting a grand entrance. I usually use a 70 to 200 I step back, I get out of people's way and I try to find a spot where I know I can nail them coming out of the doors. Very similar to the ceremony. Right. When we're looking down the aisle and waiting for someone to come, we'll be on that 70 to 200 so that we can adjust quickly. So that's gonna be the first thing at the reception before that you're gonna be able to shoot the details of the reception and that's gonna be in our next lesson.

Class Materials

Bonus Downloads

Wedding_Photography_Key_Moments_List.pdf

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