Wedding Photography

Wedding Photography
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Harness your passion for photography and your intrinsic creativity, and put them to good use in the highly rewarding wedding photography industry. Learn more about what makes a good wedding photographer, and pick up some invaluable skills and expertise, by signing up to this comprehensive online course, comprising video tutorials and exclusive content.

Make Money from your Passion

Turn your hobby into a lucrative career and build your wedding photography portfolio and business. As your experience grows, so will your reach, and the demand for your professional photographs will soar. There’s nothing more special for a loved up couple than their big day, and you can help them to celebrate in style, by providing them with long-lasting photos that will never fade.

Eight In-Depth Modules

Work your way through eight easy-to-manage modules, covering every aspect of a wedding photography profession. From setting up a business and creating a memorable business name, to learning how to shoot those all-important pictures, this fantastic course will have all the answers. In addition to the standard syllabus, you can also enjoy a bonus module which focuses on engagement shoots – a concept that is growing increasingly popular. Led by a professional photographer and videographer, you can have the peace of mind that you’re learning from the best, at every step of the way.

Key learning points

This course would be perfect for anyone wishing to venture into wedding photography as a career. It would be particularly useful for hobby photographers who have already mastered the basics and would like to hone their skills towards wedding photography specifically.

  • Introduce yourself to the course by learning more about what it takes to be a wedding photographer, what the course will entail and what you can do to guarantee success.
  • Gain valuable insight into how to set up a wedding photography business, from building a camera kit that suits your needs and launching a website, to pricing, gaining clients and the importance of contracts.
  • Learn more about what is required of a wedding photographer on the wedding day, including the key moments that would need to be photographed.
  • Identify the considerations that need to be made with regards to day vs. night and indoor vs. outdoor weddings.
  • Understand the need for a second shooter, and when they should be drafted in. Learn how to find a second shooter who will be as professional as you are.
  • Learn how photography on the big day should be scheduled, including first looks, family and couple shots.
  • Get to grips with how to shoot specific parts of the wedding day, including pre-ceremony details, bride and groom preparation, ceremony coverage, posed shots and reception coverage.
  • Learn more about the post-production workflow and how it complements the photo editing process. Touch on the features of the common editing programs, including Lightroom and Photoshop.
  • Recognise some of the factors that need to be considered when taking your business to the next level, including building out your portfolio, getting testimonials, using social media to expand, working with other wedding suppliers in a mutually beneficial way and dealing with saturated markets.
  • Make use of live sessions and downloadable guides, to help you master the techniques and tips covered in each module.

advantages of this course

  • Online syllabus allows students to learn at times that are convenient to them. Courseware is available 12 months.
  • Course is completely self-paced, and there are no deadlines to adhere to.
  • Lifetime access, so you can revisit the course modules and video tutorials to recap whenever you need.
  • Compatible across a range of devices and browsers; you’re not limited to one either!
  • Course led by a professional wedding photographer and videographer – you will be learning from some of the best in the field.
  • Use live demonstrations to see the skills and techniques used in real-life scenarios, including a walk-through of two full weddings.
  • Make money from something you love to do – isn’t that what everyone dreams of doing?

Create timeless photographs that, unlike memories, will never fade. Sign up today and you can start picturing your future as a professional wedding photographer!

Introduction
  • What's this course all about?
  • Why should you become a wedding photographer?
  • Who is the instructor (Will Carnahan)?
  • 5 Tips for Better Wedding Photos
  • How to Pose and Interact with a Couple(Live Session)
  • Wedding Pose Downloadable Guide - 7 Poses, 35 Shots, Endless Possibilities
  • How will you succeed in this course?
Setting Up Your Wedding Photography Business
  • Section Introduction
  • What type of wedding photographer are you?
  • How to build your starter camera kit. What equipment do you need?
  • What camera brand is the best?
  • Where should you buy camera equipment?
  • How to pick a name for your wedding photography company
  • Top Tips for Launching a Website
  • Action Item: Pick a Company Name & Build Your Website
  • Action Item Demonstration - Buy a Domain Name
  • How to build your wedding packages
  • Pricing to make Sales & Success
  • How to get your very first clients
  • The importance of contracts
  • The philosophy of a happy wedding photographer
  • Section Recap - What did we learn in this section?
Wedding Day Overview
  • Section Introduction
  • Taking care of business on the wedding day
  • What will you be photographing on the wedding day?
  • Action Item: List Out the Key Moments of your Next Wedding
  • Section Recap - What did we learn in this section?
How to Photograph a Wedding
  • Section Intro
  • Wedding Day Equipment Check
  • Wedding Day Considerations - Day vs. Night, Indoor vs. Outdoor
  • Do you need an assistant or second shooter?
  • How much should you pay a second shooter?
  • Action Item: Find a 2nd Shooter
  • Scheduling the Wedding Day (First Looks, Family Photos, Couple Shots, etc)
  • Achieving Your Look
  • How to Shoot: Pre-Ceremony Details
  • How to Shoot: Bride and Bridal Party Preparation
  • How to Shoot: Groom and Groomsmen Preparation
  • How to Shoot: Walking Down the Aisle
  • How to Shoot: Ceremony Coverage
  • How to Shoot: Ceremony Readers and Officiants
  • How to Shoot: Vows, Ring Exchange, and the Kiss
  • How to Shoot: Walking Out of the Ceremony and Post-Ceremony Activities
  • How to Shoot: Family, Group, and Wedding Party Photos
  • How to Shoot: Posed Couple Shots
  • Action Item: Save your Favorite Poses
  • Action Item Demonstration: Finding Inspirational Photos on Pinterest
  • How to Shoot: Reception Grand Entrance
  • How to Shoot: Reception Details
  • How to Shoot: Speeches and Toasts
  • How to Shoot: Cake Cutting
  • How to Shoot: The First Dances
  • How to Shoot: Bouquet and Garter Toss
  • How to Shoot: The Dance / Party Scene
  • Recap - What did we learn in this section?
Editing Wedding Photos - Post-Production Workflow
  • Section Intro
  • Which Photo Editing Application Should You Use?
  • Photo Editing Workflow in Lightroom
  • Exporting Photos from Lightroom
  • Photo Editing Workflow in Photoshop
  • Creating an Online Gallery: Zenfolio Overview
  • Using Lightroom Presets
  • Recap - What did we learn in this section?
Succeeding with Wedding Photography - Taking it to the next level!
  • Section Intro
  • Being Happy - Tips from a Wedding Photographer
  • Making It a Business and Sticking with It
  • Building Out Your Portfolio
  • Getting Testimonials - Yelp, Wedding Wire, The Knot
  • Using Social Media & Networks to Expand Your Business
  • Dealing with Saturated Markets
  • Competing with Family Photographers (Why is Wedding Photography so Expensive!)
  • Working with Other Vendors for Success
  • Section Recap - What did we learn in this section?
Course Conclusion
  • Thank You and What's Next
Bonus: Shooting Engagement Photos
  • Section Intro
  • What equipment do you need for an engagement shoot?
  • How much to charge for engagement photos
  • Picking the perfect location for engagement photos
  • Tips for posing and interacting with the couple
  • Review of Engagement Photos
  • Section Recap - What did we learn in this section?
Course Code
EC112581
Type
Online Course
Course Access
1 Year
Exams Included
No
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