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Course Description

During the past five years, digital photography has grown by leaps and bounds. It is now considered so sophisticated that traditional film photography is fast becoming an artifact by many professional photographers.  In fact, 90% of wedding photographers are shooting digitally.

 

This course on Digital Wedding Photography will give you advice from experts, provide startegies for interviewing potential clients, review lighting techniques, help you make purchasing equipment decisions and suggest ways to manage and edit your images.  Additional topics of discussion include:

 

-     Photojournalism.


Photojournalism has, for a number of years, been the popular choice and has dominated the industry. And yet, today's photographers have no problem with posing an image, as long as the results look unposed and emotion filled. Today's photography is moving more toward fine-art imagery and like any artist, photographers throw the traditional rules aside and push their creativity.
 

-     Old Trends.


The popular saying "History repeats itself" is true as a recent development of formal posing techniques proves with the popularity and resurgence in group portraits. Traditionalists still stand by the tried and true because they evoke a period of elegance.
 

-     Current Trends.


Bridal magazines display the latest trends and poses that are as diverse as the wedding gowns worn by today's brides. Digital wedding photography is a passion revered by many, and while this course is intended to be a guide to the many aspects of wedding photography, individuality and self-expression is the key to the skilled professional.
 

-     Other topics.


Other topics will include the process of photo editing,  popular shots, the wedding photographers checklist,  marketing strategies, and much more.

 

Digital photography is here to stay and improving at record pace.  Professional photographers are reaping the advantages, and with the choice of both digital and traditional photography, the best of both worlds can be experienced.

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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the progression of wedding photography.
  • Describe learning the craft of digital wedding photography.
  • Describe the wedding photographer's approach.
  • Identify workroom and essential equipment.
  • Know camera style and composition.
  • Demonstrate posing the subject.
  • Describe group portraits.
  • Describe lighting techniques when doing digital wedding photography.
  • Know preparation and planning.
  • Describe the wedding day and what to expect as a wedding photographer.
  • Know the wedding reception and what to expect as a wedding photographer.
  • Know techniques on how to make your wedding subjects look great.
  • Define the wedding photographer's checklist.
  • Describe managing the computer and digital camera.
  • Identify wedding photography package ideas.
  • Demonstrate designing the wedding album.
  • Know marketing your studio and products for future wedding photographer clients, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 
 
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Universal Class, Inc. has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this approval, Universal Class, Inc. has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is widely recognized as the Standard of good practice internationally. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, Universal Class, Inc. is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its courses that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
 
 
 

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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1 - The Progression of Wedding Photography

Even today, with digital photojournalism taking over the world of photography, traditional wedding photography is still being practiced. This first lesson will discuss how wedding photography has changed. 35 Total Points
  • Review Article: Brief History of Wedding Photography
  • Review Article: Camera Changes
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 1 - The Progression of Wedditing Photography

Lesson 2 - Learning the Craft of Digital Wedding Photography

A wedding photographer cannot afford to wait until fall when the aspens are changing and the fall colors for a photographer's dream make a perfect background. Planning is crucial to a successful shoot. This lesson will discuss the skills that a Digital We 33 Total Points
  • Review Article: Starting as a Wedding Photographer
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 2 - Learning the Craft of Digital Wedding Photography

Lesson 3 - The Wedding Photographer's Approach

You'll want to lean toward more candid shots for the engagement photos. No doubt, mom and dad will want a cheek to cheek pose for themselves. The key is to establish interaction, relieve stress and put the couple at ease. 34 Total Points
  • Review Article: Wedding Photojournalism
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 3 - The Wedding Photographers Approach

Lesson 4 - Workroom and Essential Equipment

It goes without saying digital photography has become popular among many photographers with different levels of experience. The advantages can range from better image resolution, control and an easier post-production process. 31 Total Points
  • Review Article: Equipment for Wedding Photographers
  • Review Article: Digital Wedding Photography Equipment
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 4 - Workroom and Essential Equipment

Lesson 5 - Camera style and Composition

When it comes to exposure, the wedding day poses the greatest extremes – a white wedding gown and a black tuxedo being the ultimate. 34 Total Points
  • Review Article: Wedding Composition Tips
  • Review Article: Composition "Rules"
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 5 - Camera style and Composition

Lesson 6 - Posing the Subject

The colors and play of sunlight in the background shows the photographer knows his/her stuff. It certainly looks like he/she gave understandable directions to the subject. 34 Total Points
  • Review Article: Posing Wedding Groups
  • Review Article: 20 Wedding Poses
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 6 - Posing the Subject

Lesson 7 - Group Portraits

Many of the group photos are a disappointment mainly to the photographer and frequently to those in the group. Did you notice that the photographer included his open kit in the shot? 32 Total Points
  • Review Article: Photographing Groups
  • Review Article: Taking Great Group Photos
  • Take Poll: Groups
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 7 - Group Portraits

Lesson 8 - All About Lighting

The key to understanding the correct indoor lighting and creating this in your photographs is to comprehend the single light concept. 33 Total Points
  • Review Article: Wedding Photography Lighting Tips
  • Review Article: Guide to Outdoor Lighting
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 8 - All About Lighting

Lesson 9 - Preparation and Planning

To avoid wedding mishaps, a stress-free wedding starts with preparation. Success depends on how well the photographer and clients prepare for the shoot. 34 Total Points
  • Review Article: The Preparation
  • Review Article: Wedding Photography Preparation
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 9 - Preparation and Planning

Lesson 10 - The Wedding Day

Planning wedding photo shots is almost as important as planning the wedding, as the pictures will be a helpful reminder of that special day 35 Total Points
  • Review Article: 21 Wedding Photography Tips
  • Review Article: Tips for Better Wedding Photography
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 10 - The Wedding Day

Lesson 11 - The Wedding Reception

This lesson will discuss many of the photographs and photography tips that take place during the wedding reception. 33 Total Points
  • Review Article: Reception Ideas
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Chapter 11 - The Wedding Reception

Lesson 12 - How to Make Your Wedding Subjects Look Great

Tips on how to make the bride shine, images of the wedding attire, the rings, and other wedding ritual shots are discussed in this lesson. 33 Total Points
  • Review Article: Photographing the Bride
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 12 - Changing Your Subjects to Shine

Lesson 13 - The Wedding Photographer's Checklist

This lesson will discuss the wedding photography checklist as well as other preparation tools. 34 Total Points
  • Review Article: Wedding Photography Checklist
  • Review Article: 10 Ways to Overcome Wedding "Jitters"
  • Take Poll: Preparation
  • Complete: Lesson 13 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 13 - One Size Doesn't Fit All

Lesson 14 - Managing the Computer and Digital Camera

This lesson will discuss what wedding photographers must do after the pictures are taken and on your digital camera. 35 Total Points
  • Review Video: Converting Wedding Photos to B&W
  • Complete: Lesson 14 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 14 - Managing the Computer and Digital Camera

Lesson 15 - Wedding Photography Package Ideas

Wedding Albums are almost a thing of the past. This lesson will discuss the emerging trend. 33 Total Points
  • Review Article: The Business of Wedding Photography
  • Review Article: 15 Factors in Pricing Wedding Photography
  • Complete: Lesson 15 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 15 - Tying Up Loose Ends

Lesson 16 - More Details on the Editing Process

Graphics editing programs can be expensive and difficult to use. This lesson will go over how you can try out some of the editing programs already available with your computer. 34 Total Points
  • Review Article: Wedding Photography Tips
  • Review Article: Wedding Photography 101
  • Complete: Lesson 16 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 16 - Let the Images Flow

Lesson 17 - Designing the Wedding Album

What makes album designing unique is to turn it into a creative design, which means no templates. This takes more time, but nevertheless this is an important service a wedding photographer should be able to provide. 34 Total Points
  • Review Article: Wedding Album Design
  • Review Article: Three Examples
  • Review Article: ISPWP
  • Review Article: Wedding Album Software
  • Complete: Lesson 17 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 17 - Designing the Wedding Album

Lesson 18 - Marketing Your Studio and Products

Before any business, including a photography business, can produce product, there must be the knowledge of whether there's a market for that product and how profitable it might be. 113 Total Points
  • Review Article: Direct Marketing Tips
  • Review Article: Marketing
  • Take Poll: Course Completion Poll: Your Thoughts
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Lesson 18 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 18 - Marketing Your Studio and Products
  • Complete: The Final Exam
684
Total Course Points

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Course Title: Digital Wedding Photography 101
Course Number: 7550549
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: How To
CEU Value: 0.9 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
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