Synopses & Reviews
Take control of your digital photography and learn the skills and techniques required to record once-in-a-lifetime events–weddings. This beautifully illustrated guide by pro photographer Suzy Clement will help you conquer the fundamentals and take authentic and memorable shots that capture the essence of the day.
Clement starts with the basics–exposure, metering, composition, lighting, depth of field, and motion blur and panning–and covers the key camera features that affect your image. She provides expert advice and techniques for each stage of the day, breaking down the demands into manageable portions, with advice on moments to watch for, must-have shots, and how to bring your own unique artistic expression to the event.
Follow along with this friendly and knowledgeable guide and you will:
- Understand how to create a schedule for the day’s photography, prepare for the shoot, and effectively scout the site before the wedding
- Learn tips for packing your bag, lens choices, lighting options, and working in black and white or color
- Find the story of the wedding day as it unfolds–getting dressed, the ceremony, bride and groom and group portraits, the reception, wedding details, guests, departure–and use your limited time effectively
- Master the techniques for organizing and presenting your images to the couple after the wedding, including editing down, categorizing images, and using online versus hard copy proofs
And once you’ve got the shot, show it off! Join the book’s Flickr group, share your wedding photos, and discuss how you used your camera at flickr.com/groups/weddingsfromsnapshotstogreatshots.
Now that you've bought that amazing new DSLR, you need a guide that goes beyond the camera manual to teach you how to take great shots!
For photographers interested in wedding photography, this guide by pro photographer Suzy Clement, will help them conquer the fundamentals and capture authentic and memorable images.
Weddings: From Snapshots to Great Shots is geared to help beginning-to-intermediate digital photographers break down the demands of the day and bring their own unique artistic expression to the event.
Clement starts with the basics--composition, light, depth of field, motion blur, and panning--and covers the key camera features that affect your image (regardless of what type of DSLR you have).
Clement provides expert tips and techniques for finding the story of the wedding day as it unfolds--getting dressed, the ceremony, bride/groom and group portraits, the reception, wedding details, guests, departure, and more--with moments to watch for, must have shots, and how to work in challenging settings.
She also includes smart recommendations for packing your bag, lens choices, lighting options, and working in black and white or color for each stage of the day; and even provides recommendations for organizing and presenting your images after the wedding.
Beautifully illustrated with large, compelling photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera and head to a wedding!
About the Author
Suzy Clement has shot weddings in the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. She has a natural, photojournalist style, and aims to tell a story of the engagement and wedding day with her photos. Her award-winning work has been featured in: Elegant Bride, Martha Stewart Weddings, InStyle, Brides, Photo District News, People, Wedding Bells, San Francisco Magazine, and Sunset. And she has been featured in the books: InStyle Weddings, I Do! The Great Celebrity Weddings, Wedding Photography Unveiled: Inspiration and Insight from 20 Top Photographers. She has a strong desire to share her approach and help emerging photographers improve their work rather than just showcasing her images. Suzy blogs at: http://suzyclement.tumblr.com/.