A wide-range of photography styles
Because wedding photography documents a once in a lifetime social ritual, it's a stressful engagement where one must absolutely obtain the required images. The wedding photographer has to master different types of photography: portrait, couple, children and group photos; as well as objects and macro-photography. Ultimately, the wedding photographer must be able to create quality images throughout the event, in various styles, oftentimes during a 14-hour shoot day, and the photographer must infuse all images with the proper artistic flavor.
Needless to say, quite a few photographers arrive somewhat unprepared to their first wedding gigs.
Yet, for all its challenges, wedding photography has allowed many photographers to establish a solid business through a seasonal cycle that is key to a growing business.
The Course Philosophy
Anchored in current professional practice, we proposes a reality-based, hands-on 2-day wedding photography course specifically designed for the Canadian market. Your coaches Lana Nimmons, who has over 10 years wedding photography experience, and Luc Bourgeois, a photographer who's been teaching since the nineties, will guide you through the course's two main arcs: firstly, the skills-based knowledge that is accrued over time through technical and artistic practice. Secondly, the wedding photography process, from the first meeting with the clients, to the delivery of the last pictures. The class also includes an overview of business aspects specifically relevant to wedding photography.
The theoretical aspects of the course expose the technical issues and the sequence of events that make up a wedding day: the pre-wedding chaos, the ceremony, the portraits, reception, etc. Each part of the event in broken down into cultural considerations, image requirements and suggested equipment and approaches.
The practical aspects of the class involve in-class photography practice during both days, with the teachers commenting on participant's images. Students will also have to process and send in a selection of photographs during the week between the two classes.