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Learn to capture the personality of a bride and the energy and emotion of the moment during a wedding photography session. In this course, photographer, teacher, and author Chris Orwig shares his creative insights for shooting authentic and beautiful bridal portraits. The course begins with details on preparation: talking with the bride about her desires for the portrait, and scouting the location to find the best places to shoot. Next, Chris photographs a bride, illustrating techniques for lighting and employing props to help relax the subject and add fun and energy to the photograph. The course concludes with a review of the photos and some ideas for further inspiration.
One of my good friends, David (UNKNOWN) who is an excellent photographer and educator has sort of popularized this saying, and here it is. Gear is good, but vision is better. And I think it's true, and that's why we spent all this time working on our vision. What type of photographer do we want to be, what type of images do we want to capture, but now we are going to shift our focus towards gear. One of the things to keep in mind with gear is that, in this day and age, almost any camera can be used. And what I mean by that is that a camera phone, or a pocket camera, or an entry level camera.
Well, all of those work. They're all winning contests. They're all creative photographs that are hanging in museums. And so, as you think about your gear, just keep that in mind. Also keep in mind this. Who you are really, really matters. I mean, gear's important, but again it's the who that perhaps matters even more. And as I was thinking about that I came across a couple of quotes that I wrote down in my journal that I wanted to share with you. The first one is by Arnold Newman. He's one of the kind of founding fathers of environmental portraitature and as a referenced him previously he said this.
He said that we don't capture images with our cameras, but with our hearts. In other words. It's what's on the inside that really matters. Or perhaps, we could take the same message from Ansel Adams who said, you know, the most important component of a camera is the person behind it. So again, who we are and how we approach our gear, I think does really matter. That being said, there may be a point where we need to spend some time thinking about what type of gear do we actually use? Perhaps we don't have gear that will help us actualize our vision or make that come to life.
In situations like that you may need to borrow, buy or rent gear. And as you do that tnough keep this in mind. The gear won't make you a great photographer, although it might help. So in the next couple of movies let's look at a few specific gear considerations as we're thinking about how we can create interesting bridal portraits.
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