Outdoor & On-Location Portraits After The Wedding
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Outdoor & On-Location Portraits After The Wedding

Photographing The Bride & Groom & Wedding Party
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Last updated 11/2015
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What Will I Learn?
Take beautiful outdoor and on-location photographs of not only the bride and groom but the wedding party . Not only can these beautiful portraits set you apart from the competition and help you book more weddings, but give the bride and groom such a beautiful addition to their wedding story that will be cherished by them and their families the rest of their lives. This course starts with a brief discussion on equipment, then, more importantly, goes into great detail about lighting. It reveals how important lighting is to great photography, what the first thing to look for is when arriving at a location. By finding the right light, then learn how to use light to your advantage. By looking at the many images shown and discussed in this course, you'll learn some new set ups and posing techniques as well as how a slight refinement can make a drastic improvement in the portrait. Take this course if you would like to take your portrait photography to a higher level.
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Requirements
  • Before taking this course students need to know about the basics of photography and how to use their equipment. They should know or learn how f stops and shutter speed affects the photographs they take along with knowledge in other camera controls such as using and setting the ISO, etc. Students taking this course should have the proper equipment. A good DSLR or Mirrorless camera is recommended, along with a lens or two and a flash unit. Other equipment include the necessary camera bags, tripod, etc. I cover all the equipment I use and have certain recommendations and things that can help you not only do a great job but make it more enjoyable.
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LATEST COURSE UPDATE: November 2015

Getting beautiful outdoor and on-location photographs of not only the bride and groom but the wedding party is an important part of the wedding day. When you learn these techniques, your portraits will not only stand out from the competition but you’ll give the bride and groom such a beautiful addition to their wedding story that will be cherished by them and their families the rest of their lives.

Please note that this course is part of my “ A Crash Course in Wedding Photography” and contains some of the exact same content as is in the complete course.

This 87 minute course starts with a brief discussion on equipment, then, more importantly, goes into great detail about lighting. It reveals how important lighting is to great photography, what the first thing to look for is when arriving at a location. By finding the right light, then learn how to use light to your advantage.

By looking at the many images shown and discussed in this course, you’ll learn some new set ups and posing techniques as well as how a slight refinement can make a drastic improvement in the portrait.

Take this course if you would like to take your portrait photography to a higher level.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for photo enthusiasts who have a passion for photography and would like to learn how to take beautiful outdoor and on-location photos of the bride and groom and wedding party. A basic understanding of photography can be helpful when taking this course. This course may not be for those who expect results without putting any effort into doing the things this course teaches.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction to Course
1 Lecture 01:34

A look at a brief introduction to this course

Preview 01:34
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Equipment
3 Lectures 13:36

A look at using a reflector as a light modifier. The tripod I use is also discussed.

Preview 02:51

Here we take a look at my complete camera set-up including my bracket of choice. Having the right gear can help you take better photos plus, lower the frustration levels you may have in your equipment.

Preview 06:00

This segment shows you the off-camera flash set-up I use and discusses what a difference a second light can make in your outdoor or on-location images.

Off-Camera Flash
04:45
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Outdoor Portraits After Wedding
9 Lectures 01:04:04

This segment starts with outdoor photographs of the wedding party. As we look at photos. I discuss the taking and the stories behind the photographs.

Outdoor Portraits After Wedding Part 1 - Wedding Party
09:44

In addition to discussing more possibilities you have in doing outdoor photos, I also discuss the possibilities that are available to you behind the scenes.

Outdoor Portraits After Wedding Part 2 - Behind The Scene Photos
10:32

The "Outdoor Portrait Adventure" continues by using architecture when photographing the bride & groom in the great outdoors. I also show how by adding musicians, you can even make the images look more romantic & exciting.

Outdoor Portraits After Wedding Part 3 - Using Architecture & Music
10:36

Using the 28-75mm f2.8 lens, I show how you can get the most from this lens when doing romantic portraits. Different lens settings are also discussed.

28-75mm Romantic Portraits Part 1 - Lens Introduction
06:29

The romantic adventure continues using this lens as I discuss lens settings and show the difference a filter can make to your final image.

28-75mm Romantic Portraits Part 2 - Getting The Most From This Lens
05:52

I show several images and the settings I used with this lens so you can see what makes this lens so spectacular for romantic portraits.

70-200mm Romantic Portraits Part 1 - My Favorite Lens
05:21

More images are shown as I discuss and show the advantages this fine lens has when you wish to isolate the subject even more by using aperture to control background blur.

70-200mm Romantic Portraits Part 2 - Advantages of Background Blur
04:26

Here I show the first thing I do when I enter an outdoor location, what to look for and make the best of the light that is available.

Finding The Light Part 1 - First Thing To Look For
06:25

"Finding the Light" continues with more examples and ways to find and manage light.

Finding The Light Part 2 - There Is No Substitute For Beautiful Light
04:39
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On-Location Portraits After The Wedding
2 Lectures 08:38

When doing wedding portraits on-location, there are many things that you can do to help you possibly get award winning images for the bride & groom. In part 1, I discuss the equipment I use, what to look for and even talk about and show you how a little adjustment in posing can make the difference between a good photograph and a great one.

On-Location Portraits After The Wedding Part 1 - A look At Different Locations
04:41

More opportunities as I show you how I use architecture when photographing the bride & groom. Not only do these photos add pizzazz to the bride & groom's wedding story, but offer the possibility of creating award-winning photographs and beautiful sample prints.

On-Location Portraits After The Wedding Part 2 - Different Perspectives
03:57
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Bonus Section: Portrait Selling Techniques
5 Lectures 25:04
Welcome to the "Portrait Selling Techniques" Bonus Section
1 page

What are the sales techniques you can use to sell your wall portrait images? This presentation shows how you can enhance the experience when presenting your images to your clients.

Enhanced Sales Presentation Introduction
07:25

An in-depth look at how to enhance the clients sales experience so they buy.

Enhanced Sales Experience
03:20

Here's what you need to do to present your artwork if you want to sell wall portraits and albums.

Creating The Atmosphere
06:39

A review of all the key selling points that you need to know to be successful if you'd like to make money in photography.

Putting it all together
07:40
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Step by Step Sales Process
3 Lectures 16:30

A look at the materials that you can use to increase profits.

Selling Tools
04:39

This is the beginning of the sales process that shows how I use incentives and how you can too to sell more wall portraits and albums.

Sales Process Part 1
04:34

The sales process continues as I reveal step by step methods on how you can sell larger portraits and increase your profits.

Sales Process Part 2
07:17
About the Instructor
Photofonz Media
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2,345 Students
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Professional Photographer/Instructor

Ferdinand Neubauer, founder of "Photofonz" Media wanted to give photo enthusiasts an opportunity to further their knowledge and passion in photography through on-line education. He shares his knowledge and experience from the many phases of photography he has been involved in, from his part time start up when he booked wedding and portrait assignments from their dining room. He built a full time home studio, then moved into a commercial studio space. He operated his studio there for twenty more years before selling his studio. He now spends his time doing occasional assignments and education in the field of photography.

He earned his Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman degree from the Professional Photographers of America and the Accolade of Photographic Mastery degree from the Wedding & Portrait Photogs. International. His Award Winning prints have been displayed at Walt Disney’s Epcot Center. Other awards include the Kodak Gallery and Fuji Masterpiece Awards.

Whether you are looking to advance to a more professional level of photography as a photo enthusiast or you would like to make photography your career, he has been there and shares his knowledge, experience and his passion for those wanting to get into the wonderful adventures of photography. Where there is never a dull moment.