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Know what you will be photographing ahead of time

Lesson 21 from: Getting Started with Wedding Photography

Philip Ebiner, Will Carnahan

Know what you will be photographing ahead of time

Lesson 21 from: Getting Started with Wedding Photography

Philip Ebiner, Will Carnahan

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Lesson Info

21. Know what you will be photographing ahead of time

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

Know what you will be photographing ahead of time

We went over the schedule of the wedding, we went over talking with the coordinator and I know this may sound redundant, but you need to know what exactly you are photographing on the wedding day. Now, of course, we've decided we know exactly, you know, the ceremony is getting ready all those things. But you also need to talk to your couple about what photos they specifically want, not only what photos they specifically want of themselves and each other, but also are there other people that are special at this wedding that they wanna make sure they get a very specific photo with? This is kind of a really fun light uh thing to add to one of your meetings with them, especially after you've booked them, right, sit your couple down and ask what exactly are we gonna be photographing? Who exactly will be at this wedding that you need to make sure you get a photo with. There's been times where there may be an elderly person in their family where they want to make sure that they will be seen i...

n the photographs. And so having a short list of people like that or specific events like that uh are very important. You can find these out by talking to your couple and just becoming friends with them. I had one bride who was very adamant. She had a picture that she had in her house for a long time of her grandmother, helping her mother into her dress and she wanted to replicate the same photo with her mother. And so knowing that I'm like, all right, I need to put a lot more emphasis on getting ready. I need to make sure to be there. I need to check the lighting, I need to do all these things because I know that she wants that specific photo. So finding out exactly what they want as far as photographs is really good and not all couples will actually have a list of exact photos that they want. So that might make it a little bit easier. But knowing what events might happen, that are specialty that are outside of our normal scheduling program, what people are there that are very important to be getting photos with and having a general idea of what is going to be happening as far as surprises go as far as specialty events, all these things are very crucial and you can add them into the PDF that we've added. Make sure that the night before your wedding, you go over all these things in your head, write them down if you need to put them on your phone. Lock screen, put them in a, a sheet in your camera bag, but just know that there are may or may not be extra things for you to shoot other than the typical scheduled things for a wedding.

Class Materials

Bonus Downloads

Wedding_Photography_Key_Moments_List.pdf

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