Wedding Photography: Rapid-Fire Tips and Tricks By David Ziser

1 hr 9 min
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In the end, you’ll come away with an arsenal of solid techniques that you can put to work right away for better photos and higher profits.

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David talks about the problem situations that wedding photographers must sometimes overcome when shooting on location
Changing position and using an off camera flash to begin setting up the shot
Experimenting with lighting and lenses to create the quality bridal shot
Reduce background elements by increasing focal length
Fighting the light background to make this setup work
Working with lenses, reflectors, and distance to use some pampas grass as a background
How to get the shots while working in direct sunlight
One way of setting exposure to make sure you don't have any blinkies in the camera's display
Experimenting with the bride in front of an exterior brick wall and windows
Pillars' curved surfaces will show you the direction of the natural light
Pay attention to the geography and position the bride and groom in places that draw attention to them
Looking for a location with good available light and setting up the shot
Starting with some classic angles and experimenting from there
Continue changing the position of the camera and the subjects to find that perfect directional light
The day finishes up with a beautiful setup with great lighting and converging lines
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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 Jose Parcerisa Vilatarsana Jose Parcerisa Vilatarsana

    David congratulations, excellent video showing many techniques, the photographs you show after your shot are extraordinary of course very well edited, it could be nice if you could show us how you do this.
    Once again congratulations and thanks for sharing. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  2. Profile photo of easymaths easymaths

    This is exceptional wedding photography. I am not a wedding guy (He says that) but now I can improve my photos at friends’ weddings. I like his humour more than his photography. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  3. Profile photo of tandlh tandlh

    This is an exceptional course. Seeing how he sets up and changes with the conditions is excellent. I don’t think anything could be improved on here. —- Yes, please post my feedback

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