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Art and Craft of Keepsake Photography Engagements and Weddings: How to Take Perfect Photos and Make Stunning Invitations, Announcements, Albums, Thank You Notes, and More
     

Art and Craft of Keepsake Photography Engagements and Weddings: How to Take Perfect Photos and Make Stunning Invitations, Announcements, Albums, Thank You Notes, and More

by Barbara Smith, Skip Cohen
 
A wedding is one of the most meaningful events in many people's lives, and the photos of that day must capture the magic. The Art and Craft of Keepsake Photography: Engagements & Weddings shows amateur and professional photographers how to shoot dynamic images that go beyond documentation to communicate the emotion of this all-important event. Simple, straightforward

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A wedding is one of the most meaningful events in many people's lives, and the photos of that day must capture the magic. The Art and Craft of Keepsake Photography: Engagements & Weddings shows amateur and professional photographers how to shoot dynamic images that go beyond documentation to communicate the emotion of this all-important event. Simple, straightforward step-by-step projects then demonstrate how to transform those photos into unique mementos-cards, invitations, albums, and more-that will be treasured long after the rice has been thrown and the bouquet has been tossed. With The Art and Craft of Keepsake Photography, you'll learn how to: Capture all the "must-have" photos of the engagement, the shower, the ceremony, and the reception-even if you're not the official photographer, Use digital techniques or an alternative photo process to turn photos into unique works of art that can be the basis for artistic invitations, Create professional-looking layouts with a digital-imaging program, Craft personalized wedding stationery that showcases photos of the bride- and groom-to-be and features beautiful papers and embellishments, Preserve cherished photos from the wedding in handmade albums, Promote your own business creating custom-made stationery. The first in a series, The Art and Craft of Keepsake Photography: Engagements & Weddings will start you on a lifelong journey of creativity.

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Library Journal

Wedding and portrait photographer Smith specializes in creating photography-based stationery products. Writing for amateur and professional photographers, she focuses on the new technologies that make it easy to create custom invitations, announcements, thank you notes, and keepsake photo albums. Believing in both quality and simplicity, she recommends ways of working with a small kit of equipment based on one camera instead of a vanload of cameras and lights. Three chapters on defining one's style, photographing the engagement and shower, and photographing the wedding are followed by five chapters on working with the photos. This book fills a niche in the ever-changing world of photography and do-it-yourself crafts. Smith's enthusiasm and highly creative yet practical style recommend this work especially to beginners. Advanced photographers and professionals should see Marcus Bell's Master's Guide to Wedding Photography.


—Daniel Lombardo

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817441159
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Smith designs custom photography-based stationery products. She has created an extensive line of greeting cards and related items for the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, for the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, and worked with home decorating guru Rachel Ashwell of Shabby Chic Design to create hand-assembled note cards. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

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