Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Documenting the extended family, part of Wedding Photography for Everyone: Fundamentals.
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Next, we are going to take a look at a few photographs that will help us think about…some issues to consider whenever we are photographing groups of people together, when we are photographing family.…In weddings, family is so important.…In many situations, this may be the only time that these family members are together, and…as time passes, these family together photographs become more and more valuable.…So let's first start off with this picture here.…This is another transitional photograph, it's out of focus, it's not well composed, but again, it's important.…
The bride all of a sudden noticed that some of her family members arrived, and I love her smile.…I knew that there was a picture there, so you take a transitional image in order…to get to the next photograph just recompose a little bit.…Again, a great candid expression.…And then of course, you capture the family members that are arriving, like these little guys, the kids.…You know, kids at weddings are so much fun.…They are dressed up, they feel the excitement of the day. You want to capture those pictures.…
Chris Orwig has been in exactly this position, and in this course, he shares his experiences and creative insights, all liberally illustrated with examples from weddings that he has photographed. The course begins with details on preproduction—your gear and equipment decisions and the importance of talking to the bride and groom about their goals for your photographs. It also explores some key strategies for documenting the ceremony and the celebration afterwards. Lastly, Chris reviews some postproduction strategies for enhancing your images and delivering them to the happy couple.