The Art of Photography: Capturing The Moments People Share By Cliff Mautner and Mia McCormick

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Join Mia McCormick and world-renowned wedding photographer, Cliff Mautner, as they sit down to discuss Cliff’s approach to creating inspiring photographs that capture the moments that people share. Over the course of an hour Cliff and Mia touch on the importance of setting the stage upon which the moments can take place, why you should focus on photographing the emotion that is being expressed by your subjects, on approaching each job with a clean slate to avoid falling into a repetitive rut, and so much more!

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Everyone has to start somewhere, and putting yourself in situations that can lead you down the path is one of the most important steps you can take.
Set your stage for the beautiful moments to unfold in great light and then let them happen.
Capturing moments that are full of emotion is the key to capturing powerful images.
When you are seeing the same situations over and over again you need to push through and find ways to approach each new situation with a clean slate, and not just create the same images over and over again.
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Cliff Mautner


Recognized by WPPI as "one of the top photographers and educators in the world," Cliff Mautner's 28-year career in photography includes 15 years and 6000 assignments as a photojournalist with the Philadelphia Inquirer, and work for an eclectic array of commercial clientele ranging from Comcast to Subaru. After launching his wedding photog...

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Mia McCormick works as a resident video technology expert for KelbyOne and B&H Photo. She's a KelbyOne Instructor with courses ranging from basic camera operation to capturing outstanding video on your DSLR. Mia also conducts a series of business and inspirational interviews providing insights from some of the world's leading photog...

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  1. Profile photo of Bill Ryder Bill Ryder

    I have just posted a comment on 5th January 2015 and noticed it says it was posted 2 years ago???

  2. Profile photo of Bill Ryder Bill Ryder

    Seen 4 videos of Cliff & love the fact that he uses the light so well & lets the subjects interact naturally with each other. Very enjoyable & informative lessons, thanks!

  3. Profile photo of Christopher Christopher

    This was a brilliant watch. I agree totally that it can be very easy to do the same thing for every wedding but you won’t do yourself or your clients any justice.

  4. Profile photo of Gianpiero Meloni Gianpiero Meloni

    Pure Inspiration. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  5. Profile photo of Aydinodyakmaz Aydinodyakmaz

    Great talk by Cliff. Coming from a film back ground I enjoyed his inspirations. I think I’ll shoot more stills now! Thx —- Yes, please post my feedback

  6. Profile photo of fotarte2013 fotarte2013

    Just Love IT! No more Words! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  7. Profile photo of Robinson Acosta Robinson Acosta

    Another fantastic course from Mr. Mautner. Thank you, sir. And thank you, Kelby Training for so many wonderful courses. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  8. Profile photo of abuyck abuyck

    Mia is doing a great job with these interviews. She is prepared, and personable. I am really enjoying this addition of interviews to Kelby training. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  9. Profile photo of photograferz photograferz

    Best wedding photographer that I have encountered! There needs to be more courses from Cliff on This guy could change the way wedding photography is shot and viewed for the next 25 years. I would love to see a course that follows Cliff through an entire wedding. Lets see more of Cliff in the future, I’d be willing to pay more for my subscription! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  10. Profile photo of Paul222 Paul222

    What a great course. Mia is such a great interviewer and Cliff is full of life experiences which he describes so artfully. I will have to listen to Cliff describe what he has captured and the circumstances that he experienced at least one more time. —- Yes, please post my feedback

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