Wedding Photography From The Heart; Creative Techniques To Capture The Moments That Matter Page 2
Virtually everything I photograph is in “Program” mode. If you consistently and diligently practice with every lens you have at your disposal, you will develop enough experience and confidence to anticipate the result without needing to see it first. You can’t develop confidence without constant rehearsal and experimentation.
We can’t overstate how important it is to understand the basics of photography—lighting, composition, and exposure—before you can understand what it means to use Photoshop or other editing software on your images. Most of the tools and techniques in Photoshop were originally based on darkroom techniques, so this should be every photographer’s universal rule: Always understand your equipment and the technical aspects of photography from the get-go. Remember, your clients are relying on you to translate their unforgettable day into an unforgettable wedding album, and you don’t have the luxury of cleaning up your mistakes later; the right photograph needs to be created when you click the shutter, not your computer mouse. Experiment as much as you can to master the craft and become the very best artist you can be.
Written with Skip Cohen, president of Marketing Essentials International (www.mei500.com), “Wedding Photography from the Heart” is a must-have for all professional, semipro, and aspiring wedding photographers—as well as brides and grooms looking for inspiration. The book is available at booksellers and online at: www.randomhouse.com/crown/amphoto-books/. For more information and a catalog of Amphoto books, please visit the same website.
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