One Wedding: How to Photograph a Wedding from Start to Finish

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Brett Florens walks you step-by-step through one real wedding (the celebration of Claire and Chris), revealing his go-to shooting techniques and time-management strategies. Florens begins by customizing image concepts to suit the clients’ personalities and style. On the engagement shoot, he takes you through setups with Claire and Chris that begin with natural light then escalate to multi-strobe approaches. Florens launches his wedding-day coverage with early-morning shots of the guys and the ladies, creating a ...
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Overview


Brett Florens walks you step-by-step through one real wedding (the celebration of Claire and Chris), revealing his go-to shooting techniques and time-management strategies. Florens begins by customizing image concepts to suit the clients’ personalities and style. On the engagement shoot, he takes you through setups with Claire and Chris that begin with natural light then escalate to multi-strobe approaches. Florens launches his wedding-day coverage with early-morning shots of the guys and the ladies, creating a variety of group and individual images indoors and out. At the ceremony site, he has advice for documenting each event and creating formal portraits of the couple and guests. After a quick-but-efficient break for location portraits, he concludes the day’s hour-by-hour coverage with standout shots of the reception, made with strobe, ambient light, and bounce flash. Throughout, he demonstrates how shooting with the album(s) in mind will ease the post-event design process and boost your sales. In this practical, inspiring book, you’ll see real wedding photography as it is rarely revealed: from the perspective of a single event, start to finish.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608956951
  • Publisher: Amherst Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/13/2014
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 948,317
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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Internationally acclaimed photographer Brett Florens, launched his career in 1992 while fulfilling national service obligations in the Police riot unit. Since then, Brett's devotion to photography has taken him from photojournalism to a highly successful wedding, commercial, and fashion photographer, with longstanding clients such as Wonderbra, Playtex, Quiksilver and Roxy. Brett has achieved numerous accolades along the way, the most recent of which, was the prestigious distinction of being chosen as the representative Nikon Wedding Photographer worldwide: being among 12 other photographers who were chosen as the best in their particular field of photography at the Photokina Exhibition in Germany. Brett has produce tutorial DVD’s and has published a book titled – Brett Florens’ Guide to Photographing Weddings. He currently travels extensively hosting workshops and seminars. BrettFlorens.com
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Table of Contents


About the Author
Introduction
1. Deciding on What to Shoot
Pitching the Idea to the Client
Styling and Preparing for the Shoot
2. The Engagement Shoot
3. Engagement Shoot Design
Scene 1
Scene 2
Scene 3
4. The Wedding Day
The Groom Gets Going
Guys on Location
A Quick Break
Focus on the Bride
Out w ith the Girls
Get Me to the Church on Time
Here Comes the Bride
Congratulations!
Family Business
Bridal Party Portraits
The Tw o Together
Celebrations
Let the Party Begin
5. The Day After
6. The Days that Follow
7. The End of the Road
Conclusion
Index
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2014

    I was a recently lucky enough to get my hands on the brand new b

    I was a recently lucky enough to get my hands on the brand new book:  One Wedding - How to Photograph from Start to Finish by Brett Florens.  When the book came in the mail from Amherst Media, I couldn't wait to crack the binding!  The cover showed exactly what I was hoping to see from Brett's wedding work. A large wedding party grouped beautifully.  Brett opens his book with "The Journey".  He briefly explains his process and outlines the book before jumping right into Engagements.
    In the engagement section of this book, Brett explains his careful research for the clients and goes on to explain that meeting with them before your engagement session is essential to gaining client trust and in making them more comfortable. He outlines his entire shoot with gorgeous photographs illustrating where his inspiration came from to his finished product.  Brett even goes as far as giving his reasons for his album layout design with illustrated examples.
    From engagements we go hour by hour into a couples wedding day.  Brett takes us on a journey into his thought processes, planning, and execution.  He shares his camera setting information, his reasons for positioning poses, and teaches how to bring fashion photography lighting and posing into our own weddings.
    When the wedding day is over, Brett takes us with him to shoot a post session!  We see learn the importance of such a session for the couple and we step by step instruction in planning and adding these to the couples album with a flow that continued from the wedding day.
    Brett closes the book by showing us his spreads for the wedding album.  He is thorough in his how's and why's and teaches us the most dynamic way to display the clients images.  He explains the differences in a parent book from a client book.  He even goes as far as making each bridal party member their own mini books customized with their own view of the wedding.Brett Florens is a master at his craft and I enjoyed this book immensely.  It is a terrific companion to his recent CreativeLive class.  I especially love his unique posing techniques.  Large groups have always been a trouble area for me, but Brett's techniques were so interesting that I have a renewed excitement for family formals at my next wedding!  If you are looking for an interesting and new way to view wedding photography, I highly recommend this read!

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