Live Wedding Shoot, Start to Finish By David Ziser

1 hr 23 min
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Wedding Photographer David Ziser invited the Kelby Training cameras to follow for an entire wedding shoot. His day begins with some shots of the bride getting ready, then outside for group shots, then on to the ceremony and reception. David lets viewers see his equipment choices, shot selections, lighting techniques, camera positioning, and finally, he talks about the process of choosing which images to work with in post-processing.

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David discusses the theme and content of this course and then opens up his camera bag to show viewers what equipment he will be using throughout the shoot.
David arrives at the bride's house early to get some shots of the bride in the final stages of getting ready.
While taking shots of the entire wedding party at an outdoor location, David fights with the ambient light, clouds, and shadows to get the shots he wants.
David organizes shots of the various members of the wedding party just before the ceremony.
David avoids being obtrusive as he discreetly photographs the wedding ceremony inside the church with limited use of flash.
After getting some final shots outside in sunset, David goes inside the reception to capture the entrances, the cake, dancing, and some experimental shots at the end of the evening.
In this final lesson, David reviews the shots from the wedding and talks about camera settings and lighting technique.
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David Ziser


David Ziser, an internationally-renowned wedding photographer, has shared his knowledge with tens of thousand's of photographers in five languages and in 14 countries worldwide. Studio Photography acclaimed "Award winning photographer, David Ziser, is showing the world how to take wedding pictures." The Dallas Morning News extolled Ziser ...

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  1. Profile photo of Vansphoto Vansphoto

    Excellent! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  2. Profile photo of Curt Nordling Curt Nordling

    This was a particularly useful video because it was done during a real wedding. I really appreciate the couple who agreed to let Kelby Training record their event. And, as usual, David did a terrific job conveying his skill and how he crafts making beautiful wedding images. WELL DONE to all involved with this video! Thank you! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  3. Profile photo of lucienr lucienr

    Thanks for the good course ! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  4. Profile photo of Shawn Shawn

    Very good and helpful —- Yes, please post my feedback

  5. Profile photo of jameschidlow jameschidlow

    Very informative course, nice to see the day as it is in real life! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  6. Profile photo of bspldng bspldng

    This was a super video! What made it so great was the fact that the entire wedding party were not beautiful actors. It was the REAL thing with normal people. Thanks David for sharing your knowledge. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  7. Profile photo of Jonathan Brandon Jonathan Brandon

    Great class in that it shows you all parts of the wedding.
    One of the most informative classes on KelbyTraining for those thinking about becoming wedding photographers.
    A great add-on to this class would be one that talks about all the other parts of the workflow (ex. marketing, package pricing negotiation, budgeting for assistants, location permits, post-production image selection, printing, etc.). —- Yes, please post my feedback


    David Ziser has changed the way I see the world photographically. His time tested ways work, just simply work. Some may call him old fashioned, but I think he is just a stickler for details, and this level of care translates to timeless images for his clients, and now to my clients as a result. Thanks David – also thank Scott for having David contribute so much. —- Yes, please post my feedback

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    Very helpful tips and great refresher for me. I also appreciated the comments about needing to respect the wishes of the priest, rabbi and ministers. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  10. Profile photo of tandlh tandlh

    This is another great course from David Ziser. For a beginning wedding photographer or someone with a little experience this course gives great insight into how the flow of a wedding day will go. If you’re a beginner it will give you great advice and build your confidence. If you’ve done a few weddings this may give you some new ideas and let’s you bounce what you’re doing against a very experienced wedding photographer and get confidence, suggestions, or new ideas. This video alone is worth the monthly Kelby Training fee. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  11. Profile photo of waltersedward waltersedward

    Excellent walk thru!! Got a great feel for the flow of work during the wedding.

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