Radiant Image teaches you the skills set to shoot at a professional level, to capture the flavour, the mood and the magic of the day. Ideally you will have completed our Digital 1 course or be at a similar level of competency. You will be given a number of assignments to complete on the course which will be professionally critiqued. The group will be limited to a maximum of 10 people for a highly personalised training experience using models and set props to re-create real life wedding scenarios.

COURSE OUTCOMES:

  • What camera gear and lens combinations
  • Honing technical and artistic skills to a professional level
  • Reportage, casual, formal and other wedding photography styles
  • Understanding of styles – from contemporary to traditional
  • Challenging Master Class exercises and assignments
  • Real life scenarios including brides, cars, church and reception
  • Different packaging and pricing structures
  • Money making tips to improve your profits
  • Post production, album and presentation display
  • A professional portfolio and certificate of achievement
WHAT THE COURSE COVERS:
    • Overview of your DLSR digital camera functions
    • Operation of external flash unit
    • Flash and night portraits / use of prime lenses
    • Lens perspective to suit the subject
    • Creative use of depth of field
    • Single, couple and group positioning
    • Reportage, casual, formal styles
    • Exposure compensation, exposure bracketing
    • Channels & parameters , colour temperature
    • Advanced composition and painting with light
    • Timing on the wedding day, attention to detail
    • Pre-wedding shoots and other extras
    • Getting ready – bride & groom shots
    • The wedding ceremony, beaches, gardens, churches and other venues
    • White balance & bracketing, use of ISO
    • After the ceremony, bridal party, family, friends
    • Post-ceremony location shoots
    • Reception, speeches, 1st dance, party
    • Cameo shots: the flowers, the cars, the rings, table settings, food, the cake, the wine
    • Artistic shots: the shoes, the dress, the lapel, unusual locations
    • Post-wedding workflow and production
    • Preparing the images including: filing, colour balance, cropping, conversion to B/W, print output, display, coffee table books, albums
    • A short business model seminar (1 hour)