Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Preplanning the photography of the event, part of Wedding Photography for Everyone: Fundamentals.
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In preparation for this course, I came across this great quote about planning a wedding…which I think is relevant to us here, and here's the quote.…It said that who knew that planning a wedding would be akin to staging a Broadway musical?…And it's really true, isn't it? Weddings are complicated.…There are so many different stages and phases and people involved.…And as a wedding photographer, we need to be keyed into that.…In order to be keyed into that, we really need to plan ahead to think about who is…going to be at this wedding? How we're going to photograph it?…What are the different stages and phases of the day?…You know, wedding photography is kind of unique in a way.…
Let me explain why. In most areas of photography, you practice,…you practice and practice, and then you do the important shoot.…In the wedding photography, it's completely the other way around.…Perhaps you're good at certain type of photography.…Perhaps you're good at architectural photography or food photography or kid photography, whatever it is.…
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.