"An ideal book for professional photographers...serious amateurs...and those everyday shooters who would...like to make better photographs at family weddings...loaded with good, practical tips on posing the bride, taking candid photographs, and capturing the atmosphere...fresh approach, illustrated with exceptional photographs...A good, solid choice for both academic and public libraries."--Library Journal. "One of the best organized books...on wedding photography."--Shutterbug.
Take it from the most successful professional photographers around: if you want to make a living from your camera, or travel the globe, or document earth-shaking events, or win admiration for your artistry, the way to start is... shoot weddings. Yes, follow these instructions from the experts, and by photographing weddings you can learn everything you need to know to become a success in your field, and get paid well for it. Master the disciplines for selecting the right film. Practice hand-eye coordination by taking so many pictures that you and your camera become one. Learn to survive your mistakes and turn them into teaching tools. Develop your skills so you can afford the finest equipment and succeed at the highest levels. You'll find hundreds of outstanding and imaginative wedding photos from the most modest ceremonies to the lavish celebrations of the rich and famous. Learn the secrets of what made these photos special, including how to make great shots from unobtrusive angles, how to transform med iocre work in the darkroom, how to select the situations that are right for a particular wedding--everything you need to enjoy a prosperous business and launch your dreams. 176 pages (150 in color), 8 1/2 x 11.