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100 Techniques for Professional Wedding Photographers by Bill Hurter

By Bill Hurter

From taking pictures formal relatives pictures in a dimly lit church to taking pictures full of life candids at a bustling reception, this valuable reference provides a hundred advice for dealing with the method from begin to finish—choosing the easiest gear, shooting the easiest moments on movie, and adorning and proposing them afterwards. quite a few pros supply necessary suggestion for electronic marriage ceremony photography, giving technical guidance on lights, publicity and metering, and colour administration, in addition to rules for scouting destinations, facing anxious brides, and photographing huge teams. plentiful time is spent at the many elements of posing and lighting—for either formal and casual situations—with a watch towards bettering the potency of the shoot and the ordinary good looks of the resulting images.

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Off the skin or clothing. Since kickers are set behind the subject, barn doors should be used to control the light. 37. Choose Broad or Short Lighting There are two basic types of portrait lighting. Broad lighting means that the main light is illuminating the side of the face turned toward the camera (the more visible side of the face). This is used less frequently than short lighting because it flattens and de-emphasizes facial contours. It is often used, however, to widen a very thin or long face.

Sult, many photographers use the Adobe 1998 RGB color space right up to the point that files are sent to a printer or out to the lab for printing. Is there ever a need for other color spaces? Yes. It depends on your particular workflow. For example, all the images you see in this book have been converted from their native sRGB or Adobe 1998 RGB color space to the CMYK color space for photomechanical printing. As a general preference, I prefer images from photographers be in the Adobe 1998 RGB color space, as they seem to convert more naturally to CMYK.

Whether it’s a bride and groom, mom and dad, or the best man and maid of honor, the basic building blocks call for one person slightly higher than the other. A good starting point is to position the mouth of the lower person even with the forehead of the higher person. Although they can be posed in parallel position (both subjects facing the same direction), a more interesting dynamic can be achieved by having them pose at 45-degree angles to each other, so their shoulders face in toward one another.

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