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SkillSet: Wedding Essentials

with Vanessa Joy , Sal Cincotta , Joe Buissink , Roberto Valenzuela , Marcus Bell , Scott Robert Lim , Susan Stripling , Jim Garner and Brett Florens

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About The Class

a complete guide to shooting, editing and selling wedding photography.

Learn the essentials of wedding photography in this comprehensive collection of the top segments from the CreativeLive catalog. Get an inside look at the techniques used by some of the industry's leading professionals – everything from shooting to editing to sales and marketing.

Whether you are trying to break into wedding photography or inject new energy into a flagging wedding photography business, this collection is for you. This series of videos was assembled to guide and inspire wedding photographers and help you develop the business and technical skills you need to flourish.

You’ll learn how to get the best possible images in camera, on the wedding day. This collection will cover everything from posing to lighting to composition – tailored specifically for wedding photographers.

SkillSet: Wedding Essentials also covers what happens after a wedding. You’ll get an overview of the workflow, retouching, album design, and post processing techniques you need to get your clients images they will love.

But beautiful images and smart post processing won't get clients in the door by themselves. You’ll also learn about the business of being a wedding photographer. This collection is a compendium of marketing, pricing, and business knowledge from some of the top working photographers in the industry. Plus there is some inspiration in the mix to get you excited about implementing everything you've learned.

Breathe new energy into your wedding photography with in this impressive collection of some the most educational segments in the CreativeLive catalog.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Jim Garner: Defining Your Goals - 10 Year Plan

    26:28
  2. 02

    Jim Garner: Unleash Real Profit

    34:21
  3. 03

    Jim Garner: Album Design: The Formula

    40:19
  4. 04

    Jim Garner: Album Design: Demo with Andrew Fundy

    21:24
  5. 05

    Susan Stripling: Unusual Angles and Framing

    33:31
  6. 06

    Susan Stripling: Marketing

    52:58
  7. 07

    Susan Stripling: Master Wedding Details

    1:02:33
  8. 08

    Sal Cincotta: Pricing

    Get Sal’s Pricing Framework so you are compensated for your talents and your business thrives!

    27:13
  9. 09

    Scott Robert Lim: Group Posing

    17:30
  10. 10

    Susan Stripling: Background, Stories, and Moments

    19:28
  11. 11

    Susan Stripling: Image Space and Leading Lines

    22:44
  12. 12

    Marcus Bell: What Make a Good Photograph

    1:22:59
  13. 13

    Brett Florens: Let's Talk About Lighting

    24:06
  14. 14

    Roberto Valenzuela - 21 Points for Posing

    45:16
  15. 15

    Jim Garner: Photographing in the Bright Sun

    27:59
  16. 16

    Sal Cincotta: Shooting the Ceremony

    52:43
  17. 17

    Marcus Bell: Location Shoot: Landscapes

    36:13
  18. 18

    Vanessa Joy: The Same Day Edit & How to Market It

    33:33
  19. 19

    Vanessa Joy: The Same Day Edit Checklist

    27:35
  20. 20

    Marcus Bell: Workflow and Presets

    39:29
  21. 21

    Scott Robert Lim: Starting Your Business From Scratch

    31:35
  22. 22

    Sal Cincotta: Packages

    49:04
  23. 23

    Joe Buissink: The Pitch

    32:05
  24. 24

    Joe Buissink: The Pitch, Continued

    1:02:37
  25. 25

    Scott Robert Lim: 17 Ideas to Change Your Life

    29:07

Meet Your Experts

Vanessa Joy

In her first three years of business ownership, Vanessa achieved honors such as 20+ publications in print magazines (including 3 cover photos and interviews in PDN and Rangerfinder), a Grand Imaging Award from PPA and 2nd place wedding Image Award ... read more

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Sal Cincotta

Sal is an award winning photographer, author, and wppi platform speaker.Sal is one of the most sought after business consultants in our industry, helping studios and photographers take their businesses to the next level.In 2007, gross sales were less than ... read more

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Joe Buissink

Joe Buissink photographs weddings all over the world and has over the years been a favorite wedding photographer among many celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson & Nick Lachey, Brendan Fraser, Kelsey Grammer, Hillary Swank & Chad Lowe, Christina ... read more

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Roberto Valenzuela

Roberto Valenzuela is a wedding and fine art photographer based in Beverly Hills, CA. His academic background is in Economics and Marketing. However, it was his 10 years as a concert classical guitarist which has given him a unique outlook ... read more

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Marcus Bell

Marcus Bell is one of Australia’s most awarded and published photographers. Often chosen by brides for his emotive,documentary style Marcus is also known for his landscape wedding imagery, dubbed “Weddingscapes” by some. He isthe youngest photographer to become a Grand ... read more

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Scott Robert Lim

Internationally acclaimed, master photographer, Scott Robert Lim (Photog Cr. AOPA) was awarded the prestigious 2009 WPPI Kodak Award and was inducted into WPPI’s Society of Excellence and has earned an Accolade of Outstanding Photographic Achievement by one of the world’s ... read more

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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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Jim Garner

Recognized by American Photo Magazine as “One of the Top Ten Wedding Photographers in the World.”Jim’s career began in 1993 as a commercial photographer, where his skill for combining technical expertise with an elegant, modern aesthetic enabled him to build ... read more

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Brett Florens

Internationally acclaimed South African photographer Brett Florens launched his career while fulfilling national service obligations. With no previous photographic experience, he learned to document the politically motivated crimes and violence that are an important slice of South Africa's history. His ... read more

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