Wedding Photography Course Outline
Wedding Photography Course Outline
- Unit 1
- Unit 2
- Unit 3
- Unit 4
Unit 1 Getting to Know Wedding Photography
Lesson 1.1 Basics of Photography
In Lesson 1.1: Basics of Photography, we begin by introducing you to the wedding vendors, photographers, videographers and industry experts who have helped NYIP put this Course together. From there, well begin to review the basic compositional techniques it takes to make any great photograph.
Lesson 1.2 Building Your Wedding Portfolio
In Lesson 1.2: Building Your Wedding Portfolio, we will help you look at the steps you can take to turn your passion for this specialty area into a businessor to channel your passion into taking better wedding photos for yourself, your family and your friends.
Lesson 1.3 The Wedding Team
In Lesson 1.3: The Wedding Team, we remember the professional importance of being an easygoing and flexible team member. In preparing you for this, well start with a review of the parts that make the well-oiled wedding machine run smoothly. Well begin with the wedding and event planners.
Lesson 1.4 Wedding Trends
In Lesson 1.4: Wedding Trends, were going to examine some of the trends in the business. From stylistic changes to routine business dynamics of the industry, this lesson will help familiarize you with the massive wedding industry, ensuring that youll fit right in when you one day join the field.
Unit 2 Wedding Photography Fundamentals
Lesson 2.1 Following the Light
In Lesson 2.1: Following the Light, well help make sure that youll have the ability to capture the perfect wedding day shot regardless of what the given lighting is like at a certain location, any time of day or year.
Lesson 2.2 Day-Of Wedding Photography
In Lesson 2.2: Day-Of Wedding Photography, well start by unwrapping renowned wedding photographer Jerry Ghoiniss 5 steps to create the perfect wedding image. From posing to location, well then dive deeper into these 5 elements, helping you master each skill along the way.
Lesson 2.3 Posing Essentials
In Lesson 2.3: Posing Essentials, well talk about all about the basics of posing and making sure everyone looks their best. From learning to flatter all figures in a composition to accommodating the potentially stressed-out mood of the bridal party, this lesson will ensure that you can help everyone look their best on the big day, no matter what.
Lesson 2.4 Ethnic and Culturally Diverse Weddings
In Lesson 2.4: Ethnic and Culturally Diverse Weddings, well explore the many wedding rituals specific to a multitude of different cultures. By gaining more insight into the traditions of different families, youll be well-equipped to capture special moments accordingly.
Lesson 2.5 Gear
In Lesson 2.5: Gear, well talk to some experts of the industry about their gear preferences as we help you develop a better idea of what youd be most comfortable shooting with. From camera basics to specialized lenses, this lesson will help you explore the tools needed to capture the most meaningful shots.
Unit 3 Advanced Wedding Photography Techniques
Lesson 3.1 Getting Ready Photography
In Lesson 3.1: Getting Ready Photography, well take you through the entire wedding, sequence by sequence. By understanding the typical trajectory of the wedding day overall, youll be more prepared to capture moments when you know what to expect and when to likely expect it throughout the day.
Lesson 3.2 First Look Photography and Family Formals
In Lesson 3.2: First Look Photography and Family Formals, we prepare you to capture the best shots of when the bride and groom first see each other dressed and ready on the big day. From scheduled shots to the more spontaneous, well prepare you to work with any couples situation to catch the best, most meaningful moments.
Lesson 3.3 Photographing the Ceremony
In Lesson 3.3: Photographing the Ceremony, well walk through a typical time schedule trajectory of the wedding day and ceremony. Although some ceremonies are only a few moments long and others take hours, this sequence will help you learn to schedule your time and workflow accordingly.
Lesson 3.4 Photographing the Reception
In Lesson 3.4: Photographing the Reception, were going to break shooting the Reception up into segments: room details, cocktail hour, the First Dance, the meal and the dance floor, to ensuring that youre comfortable and prepared to capture the best action after the ceremony.
Lesson 3.5 Videography
In Lesson 3.5: Videography, we will give you an introduction to video cameras and other equipment and basic techniques, and as we let you view some professional wedding videos and observe best practices in action.
Unit 4 Professional Pathways
Lesson 4.1 Going Pro
In Lesson 4.1: Going Pro, well talk about the right way to take the skills youve learned throughout this course and launch a legitimate, functioning business in the real world. From developing a business plan to Incorporating your business, this lesson will give you the information needed to effectively get your first business up and running.
Lesson 4.2 Whats My Brand
In Lesson 4.2: Whats My Brand, we're going to explore how vital good branding will be to your success in professional photography. Starting with an understanding of wedding photographer profiles and personality types, well help you determine what story youd like to tell clients about yourself and your work.
Lesson 4.3 Marketing
In Lesson 4.3: Marketing, well dive into everything from emails, wedding albums, business cards, stationery, your email signature, networking, updating your blog and social media profiles, and how all of these things promote your businessor don't.
Lesson 4.4 Packages, Prices and Storytelling
In Lesson 4.4: Packages, Prices and Storytelling, well help you develop a finalized workflow for delivering finished wedding packages to your clients. From file editing, backing up and image manipulation to delivery of proofs, this learning sequence will help you establish a seamless, timely workflow of delivering a finished product to the couple.