On this channel where we have susan stripling teaching strategies for shooting in difficult situations now susan is a internationally known, award winning wedding photographer who is laughing at me in the corner. She is a wonderful person who has taught here on creative life. She taught thirty days of wedding photography, which was an amazing course that led you through all you need to know to run a wedding business. She's, also an author who has taught, has written many books about both the business and the shooting side of photography, and she is here for us, so I hope that you will help me welcome susan stripling. So what we're here to talk about today are case studies, and I know that that's kind of an odd topic what's the case study? What is it? Why is it important? And how is it going to help me in my photography business? Well, case studies in wedding photography or important because you're going to learn the following, you're going to figure out what you're seeing, how you're l...
earning to see it, how can you learn to see it? And what are we even looking for? And I noticed when I was starting my wedding photography business that I would look at other photographers websites, and I would see these amazing images. They were posting and I would think I can't take pictures like that you know, my my venues don't look like that my clients don't look like that my clients are awkward in front of the camera or I'm working in catering halls or the churches I work in are ugly and I had so many excuses for why I couldn't make great images and I realize that the only person holding me back was actually me so what's important here are the behind the scenes images that you're going to get to see and we're going to get to that very shortly we're going to spend the very beginning of this class I guess for those of you who've ever heard me teach before which if anyone's watch thirty days you got to hear me for a really long time we're going to talk about some fundamentals really quickly light background selection the gear you bring on the wedding day because you do need to talk through those tools before you actually get out there and start shooting once we get into the actual case studies of this case studies class you're going to see behind the scenes images and then what I was able to do in those behind the scenes images to make portrait or to shoot details you're going to see me use sparkly hugs to make a picture of a ring you're going to see us shoot a really beautiful portrait on the street in brooklyn with a terrible background, we're gonna go to a parking lot you're going to see how I used one clients living room in ten different ways, and I think that that's very helpful for people because it really does break down the mystique of it all depends on your location or it all depends on your client or I can't do this because this if I can do these things and the scenarios that you're going to see, you can do anything anywhere. So for those of you out there and for those of you at home who are getting out your paper and getting ready to write everything down when we get to the case studies, you actually don't have to do that because I have a book actually have two books, case studies, volume one in case studies, volume two, which is out today and it's going to detail everything that we talked about today and mohr. So you don't have to feel like you've to write down the excess data for all of these pictures or to write down the steps of how you got from a to b to c you want to see the behind the scenes images in these books, you're going to see the final images you're going to read a description on how they were made, and you'll have access to all of the camera settings and everything