Bride and Groom Portraits: What to Do If You're Indoors

 

Wedding Photographer Survival Kit

 

Lesson Info

Bride and Groom Portraits: What to Do If You're Indoors

Class Description

When it comes to running your own wedding photography business, it's not IF something will go wrong, but WHEN! In Wedding Photographer Survival Kit, Susan Stripling will help you handle all of those inevitable "whens" with grace, humor, and strength. 

From scheduling disasters, to rooms with no windows, to reception halls with low ceilings, Susan will teach you the tips, tricks, and skills you need to survive wedding season unscathed. You’ll learn how to: 

  • Create beautiful images in low light situations 
  • Pose awkward clients for flattering photos 
  • Deal with challenging family dynamics 
  • Work in direct sunlight 
  • Negotiate favorable contracts with difficult clients 
After this class you’ll feel confident that, no matter how challenging the circumstances, you’ll be able to produce beautiful photographs and resolve issues quickly. 

Whether you're just starting out or still find yourself fretting during difficult situations, Wedding Photographer Survival Kit with Susan Stripling will give you the skills you need to thrive.

Lessons

1Class Introduction 2The Gear That Will Save You in Tough Situations 3How Lenses Shape the Image and Help Tell Your Story 4Light Modifiers for Your Survival Kit 5Gear to Spice Up Bland Images: Prisms, Mist and More 6Walkthrough of a Difficult Venue 7Why Each Room Works and Why It Doesn't 8Wedding Day Details in a Difficult Situation: Dress 9Wedding Day Details in a Difficult Situation: Rings 10Wedding Day Details in a Difficult Situation: Shoes 11Photographing the Bride Getting Ready in Difficult Scenarios 12Photographing the Bride Getting Ready in a Small, Cluttered Room 13Photographing the Bride Getting Ready in a Dark Hallway 14Photographing the Bride Getting Ready in a Doorway 15Portraits of the Bride in a Small Room 16Removing the Surrounding Space for a Bridal Portrait 17Window Lit Bridal Portrait in a Tough Space 18How to Shoot a Quick and Simple Bridal Portrait 19Photographing Guys, Complaining Brides and "Helpful" Bridesmaids 1Portraits of Bride and Groom: Ideal Situations 2Portraits of Bride and Groom: When Things Go Wrong 3Bride and Groom Portraits: What to Do If You're Indoors 4Bride and Groom Portraits: How to Pose an Awkward Couple 5Family Formals: How to Achieve Your Ideal Situations 6Family Formals: When Things are Less Than Ideal 7Family Formals in an Awful Space 8Family Formals Recap and Questions 9Photographing the Reception 10Reception Q&A 11What Can You Do to Safeguard Your Business? 12Contracts Q&A 13Dealing with Social Media as a Wedding Photographer 14What if Advertising Isn't Working? 15What to do When Everyone Just Wants More 16When Everyone Says I Am Too Expensive 17When You Hate Your Job as a Wedding Photographer

Reviews

loveashg
 

I found this course extremely helpful. I own Susan's 30 day bootcamp class and I think that this course is a great supplement to that course. I don't work with an assistant so it was very helpful to see how she would approach a scenario without an assistant. It was also great to see her point of view and thought process when scouting locations for portraits and witness her ability to make something beautiful out of "not so pretty" or difficult locations. It helped me to take a better approach to finding the light, and really paying attention to all of the different details throughout a room. Her business tips were awesome too. I could go on and on but maybe you should just get the course. It's worth it.

Kamera
 

Good and useful course as typical of Susan Stripling; I also own Creative Wedding Photography. However, all the class materials should reside on the Creative Live website -- not just the Power Point presentation. I understand Susan's desire to drive people to her website to increase visibility and sales of her own products, but the strategy isn't very customer-centric for CreativeLive customers. People shouldn't have to "google" the name of her company to find the information that she references in this course; and then once on the website scroll through outdated or unwanted information to find, as she states at her website, "Below is the list of gear (as promised) that I've mentioned on Creative Live." If people are smart enough to find CreativeLive, they'll be smart enough to find on the web any presenter that they like or want to know more about. The folks at CreativeLive ought to address this type of behavior before it sets a bad precedent for future presenters.