Wedding season is just around the corner, so there’s no time like now to learn some new tricks and brush up on your existing skills. In this series produced by Profoto, wedding photographer veterans, Justin and Mary Marantz, take you on a walk through of 20 different weddings, explaining lighting setups, must-have shots, and walk through of showing you exactly how they photograph in different settings and locations. The videos were made over the course of year, so you get a wide range of scenarios to learn from.
Here’s a sampling of the videos from the collection along with a playlist at the bottom so you can watch all the episodes.
Shooting the Reception Details in a Time Crunch
When you plan for two hours of shooting and only actually get seven minutes, things can suddenly become very stressful. Especially when shooting million dollar receptions, which is exactly what happened in this wedding walk through. See how the two photographers were able to get all the shots in less time than it takes to unpack all your gear.
Shooting the Wedding Dress
Learn how a travelling with a $5 plastic hook can save the day (over and over again) and what shooting angle creates the most compelling photos:
Bride Getting Ready
Typically, there’s a lot of things going on in the bride’s staging area and it’s usually all happening very fast. When taking photos of the women in the bridal party getting ready, having a second shooter in the room can be a lifesaver. Here, the photographers explain why, and which positions they take when shooting the wedding preparations.
The Guys/Groom Getting Ready
Very rarely do things go as planned. As Mary states in the intro of this clip, “Show me a situation where the photographer planned to go au natural light, and I’ll show you a situation where it goes wrong.” For some reason, the men in the wedding party are usually stuck in dark conference rooms where lighting leaves a little to be desired. This video is perfect to show you how to handle these types of situations and get great photos of the groom.
Walk Through a Wedding with Justin and Mary –The Series
Or, if you want to take in all the information at once, you can sit back, relax, and learn with this playlist that will automatically play each episode for you one after another. Some of the other topics covered are shooting the cake cutting, photographing the flower girl, capturing candid shots, and how to photograph the happy couple when it’s dark. Dig in, below, or head over to the Profoto Youtube channel for more.
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