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Wedding Photography, Part 3: Ceremony

with expert John Wiley & Sons

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Course at a glance

Release date 9/22/2015
Level Beginner
Runtime 1h 13m
Closed captioning N/A
Transcript N/A
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Hands-on labs 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

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


First Look and Processional (24:31)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Introduction to First Look (01:03)
  • First Look, Groom (03:01)
  • First Look, Bride (04:18)
  • The Ceremony (03:09)
  • Setting up Speedlites (01:21)
  • Camera Settings (04:56)
  • The Processional (02:57)
  • Enter the Bride (03:22)
  • Summary (00:10)
Photographing the Ceremony (27:02)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Ceremony Pictures (02:39)
  • No Flash Pictures (04:10)
  • Recessional Pictures (02:47)
  • Ceremony Q&A (04:31)
  • Family Formal Portraits (04:54)
  • Ring Shot (04:17)
  • Wedding Reception (03:21)
  • Summary (00:10)
Shooting the Reception (22:22)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Set up Triangle of Lights (04:31)
  • Camera Setup (05:05)
  • High Speed Sync (02:39)
  • Cake Cutting (03:35)
  • Long Lens (03:53)
  • Flash Exposure (02:16)
  • Summary (00:10)