4,835 Views· Posted 08/28/2015
Susan Stripling offers a brief and spot-on set of practical tips for anyone considering or starting their own wedding photography business. Whether you want to shoot the occasional wedding or open your own studio with employees, Stripling’s down-to-earth pointers will put you on the right path.
6,921 Views· Posted 07/08/2015
In this video presentation, pro wedding photographer Susan Stripling imparts advice for fellow wedding shooters based on her years of experience in the business. She outlines eight pitfalls that if not prepared for, can ruin your whole day, and maybe your client’s wedding photography experience! Inside these tips, Susan shares her thoughts about time management, contingencies, gear issues, and client relationships. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other
3,057 Views· Posted 06/30/2015
New York City-based wedding photographer Ryan Brenizer starts this very informative tutorial with a piece of information familiar to any photographer—most of your time working on a job will be spent in front of a computer. Therefore, it is crucial to develop a system to streamline your workflow while guaranteeing the safety of your images. Using Carbon Copy Cloner to back up images, Brenizer then edits with Photo Mechanic and begins to process images in Lightroom, where he provides detailed and nuanced explanations of the tools available to
2,447 Views· Posted 06/02/2015
With very practical tips thrown into the mix, wedding photographer Karen Hill provides us with an exemplary version of a wedding-day timeline. She outlines the important sequences of a wedding-day shoot and the time she normally allots to each. Scouting, planning your moves and avoiding time snares—even if it means being polite but firm—are crucial to ensure that you are available to get the truly important shots. Regardless, Hill reminds us that “every wedding has its flow and it’s my job to tap into that flow.”
4,059 Views· Posted 05/14/2015
Adrian Toto understands shooting weddings as a photographer and as a videographer, but he rightly points out that knowing more doesn’t necessarily make it easier. The more you know, the more you want to incorporate into your work, but his wedding films certainly reflect the fine application of his knowledge. He speaks on two different approaches to filming a wedding: establishing your presence while remaining respectful of the ceremony, or shooting totally unseen, ditching the tripod and using a long lens from the periphery. He lovingly
2,135 Views· Posted 05/14/2015
Adrian Toto has an important piece of advice for wedding videographers: think about audio! Quality audio bridges the gap between fine art and storytelling and is imperative for a successful wedding video. Toto outlines the basic audio gear and mic setups needed to record a wedding, whether you are shooting solo or with assistants, and he mentions a few pitfalls that you can expect along the way, and how best to avoid them. His pointers are apt for a video team or anyone shooting solo, but his most practical tip—hire an assistant who is as
6,891 Views· Posted 05/11/2015
Ryan Brenizer offers five deceptively simple ideas to improve your lighting when shooting weddings and, with one glance at his dramatic and subtle lighting effects, it becomes clear that these ideas, when executed properly, will create gorgeous images. Brenizer likes to travel light and his tips often involve using speedlights, whether on camera or off. Creating effective backlight is a specialty of his and “playing billiards with light” refers to the way he bounces light from walls and ceilings for flattering illumination. He also discusses
4,030 Views· Posted 05/07/2015
With a very personable demeanor and his beautiful photographs as a calling card, Ira Lippke introduces us to the important aspects of shooting a destination wedding. Noting the importance of developing a trusting relationship with the couple, he speaks about the “immersive nature” and intimacy of travelling with the wedding party and how that provides the opportunity for amazing photos. He also provides several very practical tips and notes on his gear choices, but also makes it clear that while quality lenses and sensors are important, a
2,621 Views· Posted 05/12/2014
Professional glamour and wedding photographer Robert Harrington discusses some of the ways you can bring an element of glamour to your wedding and model photography. He suggests having your clients clip photos from their favorite magazines, study them, practice posing—it is always best to plan ahead. When the wedding day arrives, engage your subjects. Make them feel comfortable and unstressed. Consider all the angles, read the face and body language. If your subject has a less than ideal body, know how to pose them, sweep the leg back, use the
2,990 Views· Posted 05/08/2014
In this special on Wedding Tips, famed wedding photographer Joe Buissink visited the B&H studio to discuss the importance of storytelling and artistry within your work.
1,846 Views· Posted 05/07/2014
In this special on Wedding Tips, famed wedding photographer Joe Buissink visited the B&H studio to discuss the emotion behind capturing the first look at a wedding.
1,260 Views· Posted 05/06/2014
Mel DiGiacomo, a versatale photographer whose background ranges from sports to documentary photography, sits with B&H to discuss his journalist approach to shooting weddings.
11,298 Views· Posted 04/11/2014
In this quick tutorial, wedding photographer Moshe Zusman talks about how he handles lighting with different tools and light shapers. He suggests using off-camera flash for more creativity; you can start with speed lights, and then advance to studio systems with light-shaping tools such as softboxes, grid diffusers, and umbrellas. For more flexibility, you can use wireless triggering systems to fire your camera and flash. Zusman likes grid diffusers on a softbox because the light is more angular and he has more control; it’s easier to balance
5,658 Views· Posted 04/11/2014
Successful wedding photographer Ryan Brenizer shares his strategies and tips for making unique and dynamic engagement portraits for his wedding clients. Brenizer, whose approach to wedding photography is to show up for work with a fresh approach and a unique style, emphasizes the engagement portrait session as an important step in building trust with his clients, as well as coaching them to feel comfortable in front of the camera—a position in which most people are not immediately at ease. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view
8,467 Views· Posted 04/11/2014
In this B&H video, renowned wedding and portrait photographer Moshe Zusman displays the contents of his camera bag and explains the importance of all his gear. His philosophy: “quality, not quantity.” Zusman shows off his camera—and stresses the importance of carrying a backup camera—and reviews his favorite lenses and why they work well for his style of capturing a wedding. In addition to these basics, Zusman talks about speed light flashes, wireless triggers, speed light clamps, memory cards, and battery power. Watch this video and you