Knowing how to shoot weddings and having a wedding portfolio is absolutely critical to the survival of any modern day portrait photographer. Income generated by wedding photography is probably by far the most stable and substantial part of most portrait and event photographers. Personally, if it wasn’t for weddings, I would not be able to survive as a professional and maintain a studio.
I have over 13 years of experience working in the wedding industry, and having shot over 300 weddings I have a vast expertise that I will share with you during this 2 day masterclass. My extended wedding and engagement portfolio can be viewed here: http://www.photowedding.ca
This masterclass is designed to give you all the essential skills, knowledge and information to be able to start a wedding photography business. You will learn how to acquire a wedding client, shoot a wedding and produce a wedding album or a gallery.
Day 1, Field Work – Friday, September 28th, 9:00 AM-7:00 PM
Day 2, Wedding Photography Business Model, Portfolio Preparation, Saturday, September 29th, 12:00 PM- 5:00 PM
On the first day we will recreate and shoot an actual “wedding day”, beginning at the hotel suite with the bridal “getting ready” shots, including all the details shots, such as rings, flowers, shoes, dress, etc. Every student will rotate to make sure everyone gets all the necessary shots for their portfolio.
Once our bride is ready, we will shoot “home” portraits.
We will continue with limo shots outside. We will have a 1950′s vintage limo to work with and once we complete that, we will walk and shoot a few different Toronto downtown locations with the bride and groom.
Just like always, we will have both models from Canada’s top modeling agency – Ford Models, designer dress and wedding rings and custom made bouquet.
On the second day, Saturday September 29th, we will meet in studio and discuss all the business aspects of the wedding photography, beginning with advertising, clients interviews, signing of the contact, wedding photography packages design and continue with image editing, print and album making techniques.
We will visit the one of the Toronto’s leading printing labs that caters to wedding photographers and learn the latest trends in printing industry.
For this wedding photography workshop you will need:
- DSLR camera with at least 8 GB storage cards
- Portrait Lens, Macro Lens, Zoom Lens 24-70, etc.
- Flash unit with fully charged batteries (optional)
- Pen and a note pad to take notes
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Hope you can make it, as it will be an absolutely unforgettable and useful experience! Don’t miss your chance to get an amazing wedding portfolio and learn essential wedding photography skills. In just two days of this workshop you will acquire all the knowledge necessary to start your wedding photography business, knowledge and portfolio that would normally take you years to get on your own.