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Creative Wedding Photography

with Susan Stripling

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  •   01 Introduction and Gear

    27:53
  •   04 Indoor Lighting

    27:54

Class duration: 15h 0m

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About The Class

artistic, compelling, and successful wedding photography.

Join award-winning wedding photographer Susan Stripling for a 3-day journey through the world of artistic, compelling, and financially successful creative wedding photography.

Throughout this course, you’ll explore lighting, posing, capturing detail, and much more. Susan will simplify the potentially daunting process of selecting the right equipment for every wedding’s needs. You’ll learn about transforming poorly-lit or visually uninteresting wedding settings into picturesque images.

Susan will also guide you through the workflow she uses, and explain the composition principles that result in dynamic images. You’ll explore concrete, on-the-fly troubleshooting strategies for unexpected wedding events.

By the end of this course, you’ll have the tools you need to think on your feet while photographing every phase of a wedding, with jaw-dropping results.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Introduction and Gear

    27:53
  2. 02

    More Lenses and Accessories

    18:30
  3. 03

    Gear Q&A

    36:38
  4. 04

    Indoor Lighting

    You can use every kind of light to your advantage, no matter how harsh – Susan tells you how to do it.

    27:54
  5. 05

    Outdoor Lighting

    17:26
  6. 06

    Lighting Q&A

    22:13
  7. 07

    Unusual Angles and Framing

    33:29
  8. 08

    Image Space and Leading Lines

    22:43
  9. 09

    Background, Stories, and Moments

    19:26
  10. 10

    Shoot: Getting Ready - Rings

    31:44
  11. 11

    Shoot: Getting Ready - Details

    36:47
  12. 12

    Shoot: Getting Ready - Hair and Makeup

    39:43
  13. 13

    Shoot: Getting Ready - The Dress

    18:02
  14. 14

    Shoot: Getting Ready - Portraits with the Veil

    23:23
  15. 15

    Shoot: Ceremony - Processionals

    33:57
  16. 16

    Shoot: Ceremony - Family Formals

    16:53
  17. 17

    Ceremony Q&A

    13:19
  18. 18

    Outdoor Shoot: Portraits with Flash

    18:59
  19. 19

    Outdoor Shoot: Natural Light

    29:45
  20. 20

    Outdoor Shoot: Shooting into the Sun

    13:38
  21. 21

    Outdoor Shoot Q&A

    09:06
  22. 22

    Shoot: Reception - Details

    29:24
  23. 23

    Shoot: Reception - Toasts

    13:16
  24. 24

    Shoot: Reception - First Dance

    23:57
  25. 25

    Reception Q&A

    12:18
  26. 26

    Introduction to Post-Production Workflow

    35:17
  27. 27

    Workflow with Sidecar Post

    46:01
  28. 28

    Client Communication

    1:08:19
  29. 29

    Finances

    44:03
  30. 30

    Finances Q&A

    36:02
  31. 31

    Photo Contest Winners

    03:41
  32. 32

    Marketing

    51:52
  33. 33

    Final Q&A

    25:19

Meet Your Expert

Susan Stripling

Susan Stripling never knew that she'd end up a wedding photographer. Though she purchased her first camera in high school she went to college to study theatre and dance, obtaining a BFA in 2001. Shortly upon her move to New ... read more

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90% of students recommend this class.
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  • user-343746

    May 2017

    Outstanding, one of the best courses on Creative Live. Wow! The delivery is sharp, on point, and focused. I've learned tons. There are so many gems I've watched this video many times and have now purchased more videos from Susan Stripling. Outstanding presenter. My photography has already improved greatly by implementing some of the techniques shown.

  • Creativelive Student

    March 2014

    The content of the course was perfectly taught at a "real" level. Susan's work clearly, speaks for itself, but her willingness to be so generous with her knowledge is fantastic. She has become an instant favorite of mine and her style is truly special and unique. The course was reasonably priced and I am beyond thrilled that I have taken the time to learn from one of the best in the industry. INCREDIBLE course in every way!!

  • Sean

    July 2017

    I Loved this course. I would definitely take another course by Susan Stripling. Her images are beautiful. She has the posing, timing, lighting, mood, etc. all down perfectly and makes amazing, beautiful pictures. She is an excellent communicator as a teacher too.

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