The Wedding Photography Blueprint by Nick Stubbs provides a valuable resource for all wedding photographers, whether you are a professional or an amateur starting out. It is one of the most in-depth and informative wedding photography online DVD courses available. Comprising of footage taken from a full, 2-day wedding photography course as well as an actual wedding, it gives you a full and comprehensive understanding of what to expect and what to do when shooting weddings.
The screen recordings for the Wedding Photography Blueprint are intertwined at various and well timed intervals throughout the course to highlight problematic images being worked on in Photoshop in order to salvage excellent looking wedding photos from somewhat mediocre RAW files. These are placed alongside many other traditional Photoshop tutorials which includes the use of recommended software and add-ons to make your images stand out from the crowd. This is one of the most important sections in the Wedding Photography Blueprint, as digital imaging plays an essential role in digital wedding photography. A wedding is one of the most important event in a couple’s lifetime, and there is absolutely no excuses for missing out on important images which failed to turn out as good due to lighting or technical glitches.
Historically, I ‘ve used a number of black and white films, including Ilford FP4 and Ilford Delta 100. Recently I have been using mostly Ilford’s XP2Super chromogenic film.
I use exclusively Ilford’s Multigrade IV RC printing paper – it’s reliable, consistent and I know how it behaves! (I do have some more interesting papers in the fridge, but somehow I never get around to trying them!).
Typically, your wedding day is one of the most important milestones in your life. You spend a fortune on flowers, stationery, dresses, a makeup artist, hotels and so much more. Your personality and style goes into those details. Whoever you are and what ever you like there is a wedding photographer out there for you.
Photographers come in many different personalities, sizes and styles. Some shoot in only one specific style and there are photographers who shoot in a variety of different styles. Then we have the real innovators who create their own style.
Whether you are just beginning to learn about taking that perfect picture, or have been behind the lens for some time now, finding tips and tricks to help you get the best photograph possible can be easy if you know where to start. Many of us who want to take better pictures have been in fact taking photos for years but are unsure of how to develop the skills necessary to get that one great shot that everyone will WOW over. Color, black and white or even sepia photos are all great ways to express your talents through subjects, but each setting has different aspects that need to be considered when shooting your pictures.
Have you ever imagined to capture all those treasured moments of your wedding ceremony in your own camera, I mean digital camera? Stop imagining, for digital cameras have made way to your wedding party to turn your world around. The quality of photos by digital cameras simply speaks for themselves. And beyond that, with digital wedding photography, couples can save their pockets by doing away with the wedding studio for the wedding proofs.
There was a time when the brides and grooms could do nothing but wait for weeks or even months following the wedding for the films to be developed. But things have changed now as digital wedding photography can bring pictures the very same day without much trouble.
Wedding photography is very much part and parcel of the modern couple’s couple big day. Soon-to-be-married couples are willing to spend small fortunes in order to have a beautiful wedding album. But wedding photography is not a new phenomenon as even the Victorians also liked having pictures taken of their wedding days.
Wedding photography dates back to the 1840s. Because photography was only in its infancy there were serious technical limitations on the kind of pictures that could be taken. There were none of the pictures taken outside that are popular today. The photos were not even taken at the church or in the reception. The happy couple had to pose, before or after the event, in the photographers studio. They wore their best clothes for the shoot, which meant no pictures of the bridal gown. Also, the idea of a wedding photograph was only the preserve of the better off during this period.
Beach photography and child photography go hand in hand. What better place to get authentic shots of children than in one of the best places to play on earth: the beach. There are many important things to keep in mind when taking pictures at the beach and when taking pictures of children. But if you relax, have fun with the kids and keep taking pictures you’re sure to get some that you’ll treasure.
Important things to remember when taking pictures at the beach: