Export Pictures to Animoto


Wedding Photography: Capturing the Story


Lesson Info

Export Pictures to Animoto

With this now, it's about, ya know, color correcting and enhancing, which we'll get to in a minute. But I'm just gonna show you just how quick, say it is to do this slideshow thing with Animoto. So I've selected some images here, so what I would do now, assuming that I've color corrected them, and I've applied a preset. Okay, which is very, very important, and we're going to export and export to Animoto. Now, as I hit export this will automatically export all the files, and you see it happening on the top left hand corner. To the correct resolution to Animoto website, okay. So once this is done, I'll show what happens in a minute. It is absolutely awesome, it is so quick and easy. So once you've picked your 70 photos, at the moment I've got 51 images. So imagine, say another 30 images, look how quick it's doing it. So it doesn't take a very long time to be able to do this. This has been a huge time saver for us when we do slideshows. Absolutely. Did you have any questions Chrissy whi...

le this is. Absolutely. Processing away. Absolutely, so we have some questions here about when you're importing the images. Do you import each wedding into its own catalog, or do you have one large work catalog? Each wedding into its own catalog, Okay. The reason being that you can work with each wedding individually. But also, you're not having these catalogs that are huge, 'cause imagine shooting 40, 50 weddings a year, and it's, ya know your catalog will get slower and slower, with more information. So, one nice beautiful catalog, per job, keeping all your collections in there, and keeping it all beautiful and nice, and it's awesome. So, okay, now it tells me that the upload is complete. So 51 images were successfully exported to Animoto. Great success. Great success. So we press okay, the Animoto website is launched, and here it is, and it's loading the video creator. This is just so awesome. I love this. So, I'm gonna pick this star, which is documentary. Let me just close these ones off, for a little bit. Okay, and go into create. And there are my images already imported into that, okay. Now I can add text, and of course, I can add music. I can do all sorts of things. Okay, so if I go into change song, 'cause there's already music on there. I can navigate to, and upload one of my own songs from my own music library, which is royalty free, which is, I suggest you do. And there it is, once I've done that, I go into then produce. If I go into produce, I'll give it a name, and then I choose the resolution I export to. 480, 720, 1080, et cetera, et cetera. So we'll export to 1080, obviously, to play onto a projector, so it plays at the best quality possible, on the night. And then that allows us as well to either load that little slide show onto a USB for our clients. And give them the USB on the night, with the slideshow on it. I know I do that because most people after, the day after a wedding have a get together of some point. And I actually remember doing it for some close friends they did the slideshow the night before, then they invited us over for the barbecue the next day. Went around for the barbecue, walked up to the front door, and I heard the music from the slideshow. So I walked in, the slideshow is playing, she says to me "Ryan, it's the ninth time we've played it this morning." It was just a beautiful story. It is, because people are excited. But also, ya know, what's really cool about this thing with Animoto, is that you could pick, I don't know, three or four images and do a really, really small low resolution slideshow, to just put on Facebook or Instagram. Just a couple images dissolving, just to create interest. Ya know, which is a lot more powerful than just the steady shot sometimes. Yep. Ya know, there's many different ways this becomes a very, very powerful marketing tool. Okay, so at the end of the day, this slideshow, 1080p is given to the client, they play it, they share it with their friends, and so on, and so on. A lower resolution one, they could share it on their social media as well. Which is, bonus for you. As a photographer, to bring in clients through the door. Okay, so that's how we do same day slideshows.

Class Description

Weddings are rife with storytelling potential. The gathering is inherently romantic and celebratory. People reminisce about the couple’s past. Spirits are high, music is playing, and as the night progresses, the dance floor fills with joyful motion. The emotional and physical energy of weddings makes for good photography, but a wedding photographer does more than simple, passive documentation of the revelry. Great wedding photography immortalizes the story of the event by combining a mastery of technical skills in a highly dynamic environment, and the social skills to put people at ease and capture genuine moments.

Join Rocco Ancora and Ryan Schembri for this in-depth class on wedding photography and powerful storytelling. In this class, you’ll learn:

  • The fundamentals of shooting a wedding - lighting, exposure, composition
  • How to maximize the use of natural and artificial light to create the mood
  • What to do once the wedding is over - image culling, album development, and sales
This class places heavy emphasis on developing strong posing and direction techniques, and deploying them in a natural, non-confrontational manner. Rocco and Ryan believe that the job of the wedding photographer is to understand the story of the evening, and to document it as a journalist would - with technical confidence and the mind on storytelling. All levels of wedding photographers will benefit from this class. Learn how to deliver the product that will most effectively tell the story of the client’s most important night.


1Class Introduction
2Define the Goals of Wedding Photographers
3The Importance of Wedding Photographers
4Shooting Philosophy
5How to Build a Shot List - Bride, Groom & Formals
6Tye the Wedding Story Together
7Capture Stories in Wedding Pictures
8Get the Right Exposure
9The Theory Behind Lighting
10The Power of Short Lighting & Backlight
11Shoot with Low Ambient Light Indoors
12Seven Fundamentals of Pose
13Continuous Light Sources for Indoor Photography
14Use Available Light for Indoor Photography
15Flash for Indoor Photography
16Outdoor Photographing with Available Light
17Group Posing & Lighting Techniques
18Groom and Groomsmen Posing & Lighting Techniques
19Couple Together Posing & Lighting Techniques
20Creating a Memorable Client Experience
21The Power of a Same Day Slideshow
22What do Couples Look For in Wedding Photographers?
23How to Successfully Interview a Couple
24The Importance of Wedding Photography
25Example Couple Interview
26A Workflow That Works in Lightroom
27Workflow Overview in Lightroom
28Manage Wedding Images in Lightroom
29Export Pictures to Animoto
30Color Correcting Images in Lightroom
31Optimize Images Through Lightroom
32Color Management in Photoshop
33Rocco's Skin Retouching Technique
34Image Toning to Create Distinct Looks in Photoshop
35The Value of a Wedding Album
36Traditional Design Elements in a Wedding Album
37Magazine Design Elements in a Wedding Album
38What Makes a Good Wedding Album?
39How to Sell the Wedding Album to Your Clients
40Wedding Album Workflow