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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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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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Wedding & Portrait Photographers International Convention 2010 in Vegas

Last year I attended the annual WPPI convention in Las Vegas and thought it was an awesome experience. There were a lot of great lectures, tutorials and contacts I made during the event. You also get a lot of free stuff :) So I definitely recommend it for any photographers looking to learn something new or be inspired.

The next one coming up is in March 4-11, 2010. The trade show is free I believe so even if you’re just in the area, its worth stopping by and taking a look.

Click here for the 2010 convention website and here for the list speakers.

 

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How to photograph subjects with a blurred background

This is our first 2 minute video tutorial in an ongoing weekly series.

This tutorial describes how to photograph a subject with an SLR camera and get a blurred background in 3 steps so that the model really pops out of the picture. Though the quality of the ‘bokeh’ (blurred part) does depend on the lens, this tutorial gives you the basic steps you need to start shooting some great portraits.

It was filmed on the beautiful University of Toronto campus with the help of our friend Elaine (thanks Elaine!).

PDN Wedding Photography Contest 2009

Top Knots is holding a wedding photography contest with a deadline of December 1st 2009, some great prizes, and the chance to be exposed in PDN magazine.

Last year’s winners were stunners and I expect the competition will be tough this time around too, but the rewards are worth it. Read on for the details!

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