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The Wedding Photography Field Guide: Capturing the perfect day with your digital SLR camera
     

The Wedding Photography Field Guide: Capturing the perfect day with your digital SLR camera

by Michelle Turner
 

At any wedding you attend, you will not only see the professional photographer, but a host of the happy couple's friends and family, cameras in hand, all looking to capture the definitive shot of the perfect day. The portability and adaptability of digital photography has opened up the world of wedding shooting; however, on such a special occasion it's vital that

Overview

At any wedding you attend, you will not only see the professional photographer, but a host of the happy couple's friends and family, cameras in hand, all looking to capture the definitive shot of the perfect day. The portability and adaptability of digital photography has opened up the world of wedding shooting; however, on such a special occasion it's vital that the photographer is confident that he or she is up to the job. The Wedding Photography Field Guide-although compact enough to fit easily into a suit pocket-offers comprehensive and easy-to-follow advice on how to do the special day justice. Whether it's dimly lit churches or lively dance floors, wedding photography presents particular and demanding locations, and you rarely have much time to shoot. All the situations you're likely to encounter are covered here, along with advice on the best equipment, posing, people-management, and technique. The book also explores different styles of wedding photography, from the classic formal portrait to modern reportage approaches, with inspirational shots from leaders in the field.

Editorial Reviews

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"Are you looking to break into the busy world of wedding photography? Need some tips on how to shoot those once-in-a-lifetime moments? Try "The Wedding Photography Field Guide" by Michelle Turner. It's packed full of handy hints that are sure to give you the inspiration you need for that special day.. designed to stimulate your creativity and ensure that you get all the shots you need on this happy day. For this reason, both pro and amateur photographers will find this a rewarding read.. The largest section of this book is devoted to the wedding day itself. As you would expect, all the major themes are touched upon here with advice on venues, ceremonies, and formal shots foremost among the offerings. However, there are interesting sections on setting up a photo booth for wedding guests, tips on post-wedding shots that "trash the dress", and examples of photos from seven real weddings that illustrate the kind of approach that Michelle Turner tries to teach you in this book.. a steal for anyone looking for a portable handbook that has all the essential skills needed to be a successful wedding photographer."—BrightHub.com

"The Wedding Photography Field Guide by Michelle Turner shares an impressive amount of information about shooting weddings. It starts with the gear you need and then moves through each part of the wedding day while sharing suggestions about photographing each part. And of course there are lots of beautiful example photographs of each part of the day. There is even information about post-processing, sharing the images, and a bit about the business aspect of wedding photography! A good read for anyone interested in shooting weddings."—MomandCamera.com

"Michelle Turner is a successful destination wedding photographer. Her 'funky and fashionable'shooting style has put her in a position of high-demand amongst her clients whose weddings take the photographer to stunning visual locations such as the Dominican Republic and Mexico. She is both a coveted national speaker and author and has published two books about fashionable wedding photography."—The Candid Frame.com

"Focal Press, the publishing company behind so many great photography technique and instruction titles, has a series of books they call their "Field Guide" series. These books are compact, only slightly larger than a 4x6 photo and about 200 pages. But they are stuffed full of the most crucial info on the topic at hand. Easily tucked into a briefcase or a camera bag, you can take these books anywhere. Read them on the subway on the way to work and make use of that dead time to learn new techniques. Then keep the book in your camera bag as a reference when on location. Subjects range from Weddings to Bird Photography to the DSLR."—Photo.net

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240817873
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/12/2011
Series:
Field Guide Series
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,334,149
Product dimensions:
4.76(w) x 6.17(h) x 0.51(d)

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
"Are you looking to break into the busy world of wedding photography? Need some tips on how to shoot those once-in-a-lifetime moments? Try "The Wedding Photography Field Guide" by Michelle Turner. It's packed full of handy hints that are sure to give you the inspiration you need for that special day.. designed to stimulate your creativity and ensure that you get all the shots you need on this happy day. For this reason, both pro and amateur photographers will find this a rewarding read.. The largest section of this book is devoted to the wedding day itself. As you would expect, all the major themes are touched upon here with advice on venues, ceremonies, and formal shots foremost among the offerings. However, there are interesting sections on setting up a photo booth for wedding guests, tips on post-wedding shots that "trash the dress", and examples of photos from seven real weddings that illustrate the kind of approach that Michelle Turner tries to teach you in this book.. a steal for anyone looking for a portable handbook that has all the essential skills needed to be a successful wedding photographer."—BrightHub.com

"The Wedding Photography Field Guide by Michelle Turner shares an impressive amount of information about shooting weddings. It starts with the gear you need and then moves through each part of the wedding day while sharing suggestions about photographing each part. And of course there are lots of beautiful example photographs of each part of the day. There is even information about post-processing, sharing the images, and a bit about the business aspect of wedding photography! A good read for anyone interested in shooting weddings."—MomandCamera.com

"Michelle Turner is a successful destination wedding photographer. Her 'funky and fashionable'shooting style has put her in a position of high-demand amongst her clients whose weddings take the photographer to stunning visual locations such as the Dominican Republic and Mexico. She is both a coveted national speaker and author and has published two books about fashionable wedding photography."—The Candid Frame.com

"Focal Press, the publishing company behind so many great photography technique and instruction titles, has a series of books they call their "Field Guide" series. These books are compact, only slightly larger than a 4x6 photo and about 200 pages. But they are stuffed full of the most crucial info on the topic at hand. Easily tucked into a briefcase or a camera bag, you can take these books anywhere. Read them on the subway on the way to work and make use of that dead time to learn new techniques. Then keep the book in your camera bag as a reference when on location. Subjects range from Weddings to Bird Photography to the DSLR."—Photo.net

Meet the Author

Michelle Turner, author of Wedding Photography Now!, has a thriving business as a wedding and portrait photographer, shooting nuptials across the United States and the world from her base in Maine. She also runs workshops and keeps her fans updated via her blog. Michelle was featured as the 2009 wedding and portrait photographer in the 2009 edition of Photographer's Market.

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