Photography 104 C

Wedding and Event Photography

  • 3 Units -
  • 2 hour lecture,
  • 4 hour lab

COURSE CONTENT AND SCOPE (instructional topics or units)

  1. Understanding Available Light
    1. Intro to Available Lighting Situations at a Wedding
    2. Camera Settings for Different Light Sources
    3. Color Casts & White Balance Settings
    4. Finding Ideal Light
    5. Dealing with Harsh Lighting
  2. Lens Choices at a Wedding
    1. Intro to Zoon and Prime Lenses
    2. Lens Selection for Each Wedding Scene
    3. The Effects of Focal Length
    4. Study of Depth of Field
  3. Subject Interaction
    1. How to Put Your subject at Ease
    2. Building Subject’s Confidence for Better Portraits
    3. Posing Techniques
  4. Becoming a Great Assistant Wedding Photographer
    1. Introduction to the Flow of the Wedding Day
    2. Responsibilities of the Assistant Photographer
    3. Expectations of the main Photographer
    4. Ceremony Posing
    5. Complimentary Shooting (Lens, Position, Camera Angle)
  5. Shooting Details & Decor
    1. Overview of Gear Required
    2. Camera Angles
    3. Handheld vs Tripod
    4. Lighting the room/tables/cake
    5. Key shots for Editorial Feature
    6. Shooting for Florist/Catering Managers
  6. Family Formals & Group Shots
    1. The role of the Second Shooter during Family Formals
    2. Time Management
    3. Shot-lists/Recruiting Help
    4. Posing Large & Small Groups
    5. Dealing with Small Children
    6. Lighting for Group Shots
    7. Candid Photography During Formals
    8. Common Pitfalls and Problem Solving
  7. Photographer’s Checklist
    1. Create a Complete Photography Checklist for a Wedding Day
    2. Discuss Gear Preparation
    3. Backup Gear & Plan of Action in Case of Failure
    4. Camera Synchronization
    5. Wedding Day Itinerary
    6. Call Sheet with Contact Info
  8. Post Production Techniques
    1. Culling Images
    2. Color Correction
    3. Contrast and Density
    4. Basic Retouching
    5. Black & White Conversion
    6. Filters/Actions