Art of Wedding Photography: Professional Techniques with Style

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The hottest, most lucrative trend in wedding photography is gorgeously illustrated and explained in this cutting-edge guide that shows professional photographers—and those aspiring to be—how to create the arty, hip, yet elegant wedding albums sought by today’s brides.

Images that look like they’re from magazines or art galleries fill these inspiring pages. Taken by a highly successful specialist in wedding photography, the pictures tell their unique, romantic story with a visual...

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Overview

The hottest, most lucrative trend in wedding photography is gorgeously illustrated and explained in this cutting-edge guide that shows professional photographers—and those aspiring to be—how to create the arty, hip, yet elegant wedding albums sought by today’s brides.

Images that look like they’re from magazines or art galleries fill these inspiring pages. Taken by a highly successful specialist in wedding photography, the pictures tell their unique, romantic story with a visual artistry and excitement that differs from staid, traditional wedding albums of the past. The book explains all the creative techniques—including wedding photojournalism—that produce such compelling pictures, and also fully explores the business side of wedding photography. Everything from finding clients to modeling the event and capturing the heartbeat of the day to selling the album and getting referrals is covered lucidly, with wisdom, authority, and humor—adding up to an immensely useful guide that can transform the career of anyone wanting to break into the profitable field of wedding photography. And for future brides, the book will provide visual inspiration on the must-have photography they want for their big day.

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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 obvious--the 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.--Raymond Bial, Parkland Coll. Lib., Champaign, IL Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817433253
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2000
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,219,662
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 9.33 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Bambi Cantrell, whose work has appeared in the New York Times, American Photo, Ebony, and Rangefinder, is one of the most sought-after photographers in the San Francisco Bay area.

Skip Cohen is president of Rangefinder Publishing and Wedding and Portrait Photographers International. With Bambi Cantrell, he is the co-author of Watson-Guptill’s top-selling The Art of Wedding Photography, The Art of People Photography, and The Art of Digital Wedding Photography. He lives in Santa Monica, CA.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2005

    Fantastic

    The definitive book on the subject I've ever read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2004

    Fantastic Book

    This is such a terrific book for beginners. It inspired me with its photographs and educated me with its text. If you're interested in creative wedding photography and sick of the same old traditional posed portraits, then this is the right book for you. I could have paid 10 dollars more and it still would be worth it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2004

    A Must Read

    I read this book to see if I would be interested in wedding photography. Bambi makes this read so easy to follow and understand. You are given access to some very useful and practical wedding photography tips and trade secrets. Bambi is obviously a master and it shows in her writing and her photography. If you are thinking of becoming a wedding photographer or already are, this book is a must have.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2002

    Buy this book - you won't be disappointed.

    I have read this book repeatedly since I discovered it last year. It is a must read for anyone who enjoys great photography. The pictures are original, timeless, and truly convey all of the emotion that surrounds a wedding.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2000

    Bambi's passion put in writing...

    This is the long awaited book by a one-of-a-kind photographer, Bambi Cantrell. Her enthusiasm, love, and artistic flair come out in this beautifully produced book with 200 of her wedding portraits. Skip Cohen's words help bring them into focus. I've read every wedding book out there and none of them portray wedding photography with the style that Bambi has. As you browse through her many images, she is right there giving you guidance and ideas to help steer you into the thought processes that go through her mind as she shoots a wedding. The majority of wedding photographers completely miss the 'moment of emotion' that Bambi routinely catches on film. After you read this book, you'll understand it's title 'The ART of Wedding Photography' and the reason why Bambi is so successful. This book is a must have for your collection for enjoyment, as well as your desk for reference!

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