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Wedding photography : creative techniques for lighting and posing
Ferro, Rick.
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Publication Information:
Buffalo, NY : Amherst Media, [1999]

Physical Description:
116 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 28 cm
General Note:
"Learn the secrets of shooting elegant and artistic wedding portraits"--P. [4] of cover.

Includes index.
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TR819 .F47 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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Creative techniques for lighting and posing wedding portraits that will set your work apart from the competition. Covers every phase of wedding photography. Includes b&w and f/c photos.

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Library Journal Review

These two books are remarkably similar in content and approach. The authors are experienced and successful wedding photographers; Ferro has shot over 10,000 weddings, and Cantrell complements her work at weddings by publishing in leading popular magazines. Both books cover all the essentials of planning and undertaking a wedding shoot. The Art of Wedding Photography is logically organized into a traditional format, with chapters treating every part of the wedding: before the ceremony, the ceremony itself, formals, and the reception. The concluding chapters discuss the wedding album and various aspects of marketing one's services. The photographs that illustrate the book are strikingly original. In Wedding Photography, Ferro covers the various parts of the wedding but also discusses a number of specific techniques for making wedding photographs. Many tips are obviousDthe magic of make-up and the appeal of soft focus, for example. However, the book includes many other nuggets of sound advice, such as hand posing and using the veil as a prop. The book is generously illustrated with excellent color photographs, including both traditional wedding poses and creative techniques. Both books will be helpful to professionals and to amateurs who are looking to break into this lucrative area of commercial photography. Recommended for subject collections in academic libraries and popular photography and career collections in public libraries.DRaymond Bial, Parkland Coll. Lib., Champaign, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 5
Chapter 1 Before the Wedding
Pre-Planning with the Couplep. 7
The Magic of Make-Up and Hair Stylingp. 8
The Appeal of Soft Focusp. 10
Elegant Hand Posingp. 12
Lighting and Posing the Bridal Portraitp. 14
Getting Started in Wedding Photographyp. 18
Chapter 2 The Ceremony
Preparing for the Ceremonyp. 20
Variations in the Ceremonyp. 22
Panoramic Imagesp. 25
Return to the Altarp. 27
A Plan for Formals After the Ceremonyp. 29
Chapter 3 The Bride and Groom
Capturing Emotionp. 32
Qualifying the Clientp. 35
Posing Formalsp. 37
Styling the Dress and Veilp. 38
Exit Shotp. 41
What a Good Assistant Doesp. 42
Polaroidsp. 45
The Veil as a Propp. 46
In the Aislep. 48
Environmental Shotsp. 50
Flowersp. 53
Black and Whitep. 54
Three Ring Exchangesp. 56
The First Time, Every Timep. 58
Working with Groomsp. 61
The Kissp. 63
Delicate Curvesp. 65
Camera Anglep. 66
Posing in Architecturep. 69
Using a Light Meterp. 70
Toning Your Printsp. 73
Bare Bulb Flash Lightingp. 74
Posing the Groomp. 77
Styling the Groomp. 79
Chapter 4 The Wedding Party and Family
Posing Groupsp. 84
Coordinating Your Shootp. 86
The Guysp. 89
Getting Carried Awayp. 91
Learning Namesp. 92
A Memorable Weddingp. 95
Pre-Ceremony Portraitsp. 96
Chapter 5 Creative Techniques
Double Exposuresp. 102
Silhouettesp. 104
Low Key Imagesp. 108
High Key Portraiturep. 111
Appendix I Photo Listp. 123
Indexp. 126