Captured by the Light: The Essential Guide to Creating Extraordinary Wedding Photography [NOOK Book]

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IMAGINE THE ADVANTAGE YOU’D HAVE IF ONE OF THE WORLD’S TOP WEDDING SHOOTERS SHARED HIS SECRETS WITH YOU

World-renowned wedding photographer, and one of the most widely acclaimed instructors in the industry today, David Ziser brings his no-nonsense, straight-to-the-point teaching style to a book that totally rewrites the rules for how wedding photography is taught.

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Captured by the Light: The Essential Guide to Creating Extraordinary Wedding Photography

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Overview

IMAGINE THE ADVANTAGE YOU’D HAVE IF ONE OF THE WORLD’S TOP WEDDING SHOOTERS SHARED HIS SECRETS WITH YOU

World-renowned wedding photographer, and one of the most widely acclaimed instructors in the industry today, David Ziser brings his no-nonsense, straight-to-the-point teaching style to a book that totally rewrites the rules for how wedding photography is taught.

This groundbreaking new book is the first of its kind to focus on the exact areas that wedding photographers have been begging a top pro like David to cover, including how to create professional quality light and beautiful images in every situation, how to compose wedding images that sell, and how to create amazing images in the limited time and at the fast pace of a wedding.

But David doesn’t just stop there. He covers every aspect of what today’s brides and wedding couples want from a wedding photographer, including poses that work every time and can’t-miss lighting setups you can use again and again, and everything is laid out in a brilliant step-by-step method that makes learning these techniques so easy, you’ll be able to pull off these same looks yourself (without spending thousands on expensive equipment). Plus, the book is packed with David’s tricks of the trade that he’s picked up in a career shooting all over the world.

LEARN HOW THE PROS REALLY DO IT
Each year David trains thousands of photographers on how to shoot weddings like a pro. He knows the problems and challenges today’s wedding photographers face, and that’s exactly what he covers in this book. You’ll learn everything on the list here and much more:
  • Professional posing and composition tips
  • Simple on-location lighting setups that are specially designed for the wedding photographer
  • How to get gorgeous images using a minimal amount of time and equipment
  • Creative lighting techniques that anyone can use to create dramatic wedding portraits that will set you apart
  • David’s own camera settings and lens selections (which lenses to use when, and why), and how to get the best results with your existing gear
  • How pros use on- and off-camera f lash, and a host of tricks of the trade that will make you more profitable and have you delivering the type of wedding shots you’ve always dreamed of!
Plus, the book includes the complete cover-to-cover layout from one of David’s wedding album designs to help spark your creative juices and give you ideas to take your own layouts to the next level.

The wedding photography industry has been waiting for a landmark book that would become “the book” that finally changes everything, and that’s exactly what you’ll be getting with the purchase of this book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321718365
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 2/17/2010
  • Series: Voices That Matter
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 1,053,262
  • File size: 36 MB
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Meet the Author

David A. Ziser, an internationally renowned portrait and wedding photographer, has shared his knowledge with tens of thousands of photographers in five languages, and in 14 countries worldwide. His Digital WakeUp Call tour was acclaimed as one of the best-ever seminars on digital photography. David is a regular featured lecturer at the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI), and Imaging USA/Professional Photographers of America. He also provides training classes on DVD and online through Kelby Training, writes a daily photography blog, and writes for Professional Photographer magazine. David has been honored as a Kodak Mentor, and is one of 98 people worldwide who holds the distinguished honor of Fellow, bestowed by the American Society of Photographers.
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  • Posted March 11, 2010

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    Interesting, beautiful design, well written, but limited usefulness

    I'm a part-time wedding photographer who has shot 100+ weddings. Just thumbing through this book, with its gorgeous photos and intelligent presentation, I knew I had to buy it. After reading it, I felt I had gotten a half-dozen or so useful techniques - well worth the purchase price. However, the book is based on about three premises: you have a high-ISO capable DSLR (he only covers Canon's line), you have a well-trained assistant to put a backlight behind your subjects, and you only photograph the weddings of beautiful people at stunning locations. This is not to denigrate the book at all -- if it helps you shoot like David Ziser you will have benefited tremendously. But if you're a solo photographer shooting with average equipment you might find it less than useful. Still, it's great to aspire to shoot like this and as such the book is photographically inspirational.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 27, 2010

    Helpful and insightful guide to basic wedding photography

    A more contemporary view in to wedding photography, than cutting edge. Insight into equipment and lenses used is a plus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 18, 2010

    One of the best wedding photography books I have read

    David is truly a master at lighting and composition in creating wonderful wedding images. In this book he describes in detail how to create these wonderful images through the use of proper lighting and composition technigues. He teaches lighting applied from on camera, off camera and natural lighting sources, allowing you to get wonderful images no matter what the natural lighting situation is. Each lesson is clearly explained, step by step, to give you clear instructions on how he uses each concept. If you apply what he teaches in this book, you will definitely take your wedding photography to the next level. This book is a must read for all wedding photographers, no matter what level they are working at.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2012

    Really informative. More for intermediate photographers that are wanting to further their lighting experience and expertise.

    I like this book. I refer it from time to time even though I have already read it from front to back.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    A great book so long as you can look past one thing

    David Ziser does a great job of explaining how he shoots, what he looks for, what he shoots with (and why). His photos are wonderful.

    But one thing that will nag at many of you is the page of pages of photos where he casually mentions how his assistant helped light this shot or that.

    I don't know about you, but I've never had an assistant at my wedding shoots. It's just me. And while some of the things he talks about can certainly be done with a fixed light location, others simply can't.

    If you can get past that, this is a well-written, easy to read experience. Sort of like Scott Kelby's photography (not Photoshop) books, but with more detail and background.

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