Wedding Photography Course
This one day introduction to wedding photography is a vibrant, realistic intensive workshop aimed at amateur photographers who would like to take the first steps into the wedding photography industry.
This is a superb opportunity to experience and tackle each individual episode of a typical wedding under the guidance of veteran wedding photographer, Jason Pierce-Williams.
The course is distinguished by its design, being constructed around real life episodes and the attendant real life photographic and logistic challenges which all weddings present to the photographer.
It is expected that by the end of the day you will have not only a far deeper insight into the dynamics of a wedding and how you, the photographer might respond to these events, but also, and consequently, come away with far more confidence and a much clearer idea of what to expect from your first, real life commissions.
A great eye opener and introduction to shooting a wedding. I learnt the most from little tips and tricks, especially for how to balance flash with ambient light. Jason’s style and delivery takes all the fear out of learnings. I would definitely recommend this course for anyone thinking about shooting a wedding.
I loved the fact that it was as realistic as possible and that Jason explained even the simplest things but so important. The “insider’s tips” were very helpful! Thank you!
I found the course a great insight into the format of a wedding photographers working day. The hands-on element was great, and we got lots of fantastic tips! Great day Thanks!
Great introduction to wedding photography
Our wedding photography course normally runs from 10.00am to 5.00pm with two coffee breaks and around 45min for lunch. The course will thus run for around the same time as a typical wedding commission.
Although the course is designed very much as a proactive workshop with constant discussion and analysis of relevant issues, it is also highly structured and episodic.
The events which we shall recreate, both in the studio and on real life locations, such as a local church, will run thus:
- Meeting the couple
- Bridal preparations
- Informal group shots in the morning
- Shooting the church, interior and exterior (details)
- Brides arrival
- Brides and bridesmaids entrance and walk up the aisle
- Shooting the ceremony including exchange of rings
- First kiss
- Signing the register
- Leaving the church
- First couple shots in the church
- General congratulation
- Group shots
- Couple shots
- Bridal shots
- Shooting the reception venue
- Entrance of the couple
- Informal table shots
- Cutting the cake
- First dance
Each and every one of these episodes presents its own unique challenges both physical, logistical and, of course, photographic. We shall deal with each event in turn and through discussion, analysis and Jason’s broad experience as a documentary style photographer and portraitist, gain invaluable knowledge, tons of top tips and great insight into what is really involved when we shoot a real wedding.
A wedding, if we shoot it in a documentary way, is not just a vehicle for editorial glamour shots. It is much, much more. This course will explore how we can produce a genuine, comprehensive photographic record of the day, and how we can, therefore, produce images which your clients will treasure for the rest of their lives.
|Course key facts|
|Course level 1
intermediate and advanced
optimal tutor attention
10:00am – 5:00pm
Wimbledon Art Studios10 Riverside Yard
London SW17 0BB
For more pictures please visit: http://www.ajwilliamsphotography.co.uk
Jason has been a photographer since 1995, working for magazines within the music and dance culture industries and freelancing in portraiture photography.
His work reflects a great passion for photojournalism and reportage with a definite twist of fine-art which gives much of his imagery a narrative of its own. While pushing the edges of creativity he also works discreetly, recording your day but never controlling it.
He follows a personal ethic that wedding photography is about observation, not orchestration, and this ability and commitment to step back and watch rather than intrude make his images distinct, personal documentaries of individual, often highly intimate emotions.
His deep understanding and control of natural light and flash photography, along with his largely unposed framing and composition have allowed him to develop a crisp, uncluttered and uniquely personal style of wedding photography which distinguishes him from many mainstream wedding photographers in the UK.
If you have any questions about this workshop – feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our studio on 020 8947 8118.