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Basics of Wedding Photography – Part 4/4

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In this fourth and final part of the Basics of Wedding Photography, we’ll talk about shooting group portraits and finally the reception party.

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Long Exposure Photography Tutorial – 4 Steps to Amazing Light Trails

This week’s 2 Minute Tutorial shows you how to photograph traffic light trails in 4 simple steps. This is an example of long exposure photography.

Basics of Wedding Photography – Part 3/4

So far in Part 1 and Part 2 we’ve looked at:

  1. Understanding and setting expectations with the Bride & Groom
  2. Preparing your equipment
  3. Planning logistics.

We’re now ready to tackle the big day and take some great photos. Here’s what you should keep in mind as the day progresses.

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Matin Photo Vest Review

The Shooter Vest by Matin is a popular photo vest that retails for CDN$ 60-70.

This is a 2 minute review of this jacket that points out its main features and flaws.

Basics of Wedding Photography – Part 2/4

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Ok, so you’ve got your equipment ready, the next step is to scout out the location ahead of time and be prepared for the conditions. This post will guide you through the process.

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Basics of Wedding Photography – Part 1/4

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Wedding photography is a very challenging endeavor and there are a lot of things a photographer must prepare for and be aware of before they even attempt their first wedding. First of all, just because you’ve attended a wedding doesn’t mean you can photograph it well. We highly recommend that any would-be wedding shooters first begin by assisting as a 2nd shooter with an experienced wedding photographer before even attempting one on their own. It’s fairly easy to become a 2nd shooter, as long as you’re a decent photographer, as many wedding photographers are looking for reliable 2nd shooters all the time on the internet.

Once you’re ready to try going out on your own, remember there is a lot at stake in shooting a wedding, so being prepared can help smooth out the day and ensure you do a great job that the bride and groom appreciate.

This guide will delve into some of the basics of wedding photography, and help you in your development in this highly demanded skill.

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Portrait Photography using Fill Flash in 3 Easy Steps

Our second Two-minute Tutorial #2 -- How to take pro-quality portrait photographs using a fill flash.

This tutorials shows you how to take great portraits indoors using a fill flash. A fill flash is a flash is used so that it doesn’t overpower the background and instead just ‘fills’ in shadow areas, while the photo captures much of the ambient light. This results in a much more natural looking portrait which doesn’t look like a ‘paprazzi’ shot of a celebrity at a party.

Take a look and let us know whether this was useful to you.

5 Must-Watch Movies for Photographers

There aren’t too many photography movies I’ve seen that photographers would find worthwhile or truly useful.  Sure there are some movies that have photographers as the star, but usually the whole photography part is glossed over.

This is my list of must have movies about photographers or photography that one could actually learn something from and be fired up to head out and shoot some picture after watching. What are they?

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Top 6 Game-Changing Photographers Who Inspire Us

There are thousands of photographers online nowadays and as a result it’s so much harder for anyone to make a real impression on people. With all these photography resources at our disposal, I think there’s a real threat of information overload! So I’ve taken the liberty of listing out my favourite inspirational photographers. Of course there are hundreds more, but I only have so much room on this blog :)

These photographers really take creativity and execution to another level in my book. These are the guys who’s blogs you need to be subscribing to if you’re not already, because you’ll not only be inspired every week but you’ll probably learn something too.

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The end of DigitalJournalist.org?

The very popular DigitalJournalist online photojournalist magazine reports that they may have to end soon because its main sponsor, Canon, has pulled out. That’s quite unfortunate since DigitalJournalist is an amazing resource for photojournalists, and showcases very important stories by some really talented photographers.

They’re asking for help from their readers through paypal pledges to keep the site afloat for now. I hope they can achieve their goals as the site is one of my favourites.

“If you value The Digital Journalist, this is the time to step up and make a pledge. If enough people do, we may be able to keep The Digital Journalist — and visual journalism — alive. Consider it as an investment in yourself, and the future.”
- Dirck Halstead, Editor and Publisher

For more about this take a look at their announcement here.