Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Identifying the goals of your photographs, part of Wedding Photography for Everyone: Fundamentals.
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One of the things that often happens to us as photographers is because we have a digital SLR,…someone will say, "Hey, can you photograph my wedding?"…In the previous movie we talked about why we say yes to those requests, why is it that…we photograph weddings, what motivates us?…Well, here I want to shift our focus to another question, the question here is what type…of wedding photographer do you want to be? You know, who you are as a wedding photographer, it's incredibly important.…If you want to go to a wedding site or to look at a wedding magazine and to read about…how to find, and hire a wedding photographer, you know what your will your discover is first,…they will always say look for someone who has beautiful photographs, whose imagery you really like.…
Second, look for someone who you feel like you could connect with, who has the presence,…because this person will be with you throughout the day.…And as a wedding photographer, in a sense you are an ambassador for the bride and groom…as you interact with so many different guests and bring those guests together.…
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.