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Wedding Photography, Part 1: Gear & Bride Shoot

with expert John Wiley & Sons

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Course at a glance

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  • Creative Design Power Pack
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Release date Release date 9/22/2015
Level Level Beginner
Runtime Runtime 1h 2m
Platform Platform Major browsers on Windows Major browsers on Windows Major browsers on Mac OSX Major browsers on Mac OSX Mobile Devices Mobile Devices
Published eBooks Published eBooks N/A
Hands-on labs Hands-on labs N/A
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Exams Exams N/A

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Course description

In this 5 part learning series, you’ll join visual storyteller and celebrity photojournalist Bob Davis as he walks through a day in the life of a wedding photographer. Bob takes you from the bride and groom getting ready, to formal ceremony portraits, to photographing the first dance. Bob also covers how to get detail shots, work with outdoor lighting, and how to set up speedlites indoors. From the ceremony to the reception and everything in between, this video course is jam packed with tips and tricks for every wedding photographer, no matter the skill level.


This course assumes familiarity with the workings of a DSLR and an understanding of camera terms. This course is part of a 5 part learning series; Wedding Photography: Equipment and Bride Shoot; Wedding Photography: Pre-Wedding, and Portraits; Wedding Photography: Ceremony; Wedding Photography: Reception & Engagement; and Wedding Photography: Post Work. Please view them in the order given if you are unfamiliar with the material.

Meet the expert

John Wiley & Sons Our Creative Design courses are presented by experts from Wiley Publishing. Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. They are the publisher of award-winning journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services.

Course outline

Equipment and Bride Shoot

Shoot Equipment (35:47)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Basics (05:28)
  • Camera Gear (03:21)
  • Memory Cards (02:20)
  • Lenses (01:28)
  • Light meter and Lights (04:49)
  • Gels (01:35)
  • Camera Bags (05:51)
  • Light Equipment (04:59)
  • Larger Light Modifiers (02:46)
  • Other types of Lights (02:46)
  • Summary (00:10)
Bride Shoot (26:31)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Survey Area (01:53)
  • Light Setup (01:47)
  • Camera Setup (04:34)
  • Aware of Surroundings (03:09)
  • Change Angle (02:29)
  • Adding Lights (03:13)
  • Avoiding Post Touch-ups (01:16)
  • Front Shots (03:12)
  • Shots with the Dress (04:35)
  • Summary (00:10)