Intermediate to advanced |
5 Mar 2021
28 May 2021 |
24 Sep 2021
This dynamic and fast paced Wedding Photography Course teaches you the skills set to shoot weddings at a professional level, to capture the flavour, the mood and the magic of the wedding day. In our Paddington studio you will shoot the bride before leaving her house - the ring, flowers, the dress and studio style shots of her. Then its an elegant, timeless shoot of our wedding models at some of the very best Sydney locations around the Rocks including the Opera House, Observatory point and a lot more great locations.
The second day of the course is devoted to marketing techniques, bridal photography packages, pricing and photography editing skills using Adobe Lightroom. This is the ideal course to build your portfolio. The group will be limited to a maximum of 5 persons for a highly personalised training experience using models and set props to re-create real life wedding scenarios.
■ An essential course for aspiring wedding photographers
■ How to shoot weddings for fun or profit
■ Learn how to capture beautiful, romantic & fun images at every wedding
■ The course is taught by experienced wedding photographer Andrew Thomasson
■ The best gear, shooting techniques, portraiture styles, attention to detail
■ Wedding packages, add value & editing skills using Lightroom
■ To learn the exacting craft of wedding photography
■ The perfect photography course for any person to learn for fun and profit
■ learn about people skills, being able to work under pressure, to handle any scenario, any weather
■ To be versatile, flexible, adaptable, personable, engaging & well organised
■ Suitable for the full demographic spectrum of photographers - starting out, single, a married couple, an early retiree
■ You want a full wedding photography career or just a part time job
■ You have been asked to be the wedding photographer for friend or family and need some training ■ A full day of practical shooting sessions - not sitting in a classroom
■ Discovering some of the best Sydney wedding photography locations
■ Small groups, detailed notes for a highly personalised learning experience
■ Detailed notes and portfolio critique of your 20 best images shot
FIND OUT IF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY IS FOR YOU
■ COURSE STYLE - this intensive 2 day course is structured to give the aspiring photographer a real life taste for the pressures you will encounter as a wedding photographer. We cover the essential of shooting a wedding and back it up with detailed course notes
See the FAQ section for further details on the information you will receive in your course notes:
There is also the option to bundle or package it with our world wide selling 'Online' Wedding Photography Course.
■ CAMERA GEAR - a quick guide to gear | full frame dslr cameras | cropped sensor dslr | prime & zoom lenses | quality compacts | mirrorless cameras | smartphones | drones | speedlite flash units | supplementary lighting | off camera lighting | tripods | filters | batteries, memory cards & backup | cleaning your gear | camera bags | accessories
■ CAMERA HANDLING - shooting modes | raw vs jpeg | metering modes | colour space | focusing modes | white balance | iso | picture style & control | exposure modes | adding light into shadows | using flash
■ LIGHTING - types | natural light | artificial light | white balance | time the light | silhouettes | twilight | night | venues at night | light trails
■ COMPOSITION - leading & converging lines | the rule of thirds | framing an image | reflections | look for unusual angles | odd & even numbers | colour | star bursts | motion | aspect ratio | focusing on detail | viewpoint | selective focus | vertical vs horizontal
■ PEOPLE - quick guide | candid | fashion & formal | single portrait | couples | groups | babies & children | families | pre wedding studio | portable studio | photo booth | frozen moments | interact with your subject | street | classic poses | unusual viewpoints | showing motion | humour & passion | framing | colour coordination | lens perspective & tilting | backgrounds | showing character | common mistakes
■ PREPARATION - overview | before the big day | suggested locations | time of year | time of day | weather conditions | location recce | etiquette | be adaptable | back up & storage | smartphone back up | workflow during the wedding | theft & insurance | your safety & well being | social media | blogging | pre wedding check list | shot check lists
■ DETAILS - it’s all in the detail | the ring | the dress | reflections | shoes | shooting churches & venues | food & drink - light, colour, selective focus, viewpoint | wedding cake & desserts | flowers | cars | carriages
■ WEDDING STYLES - formal | casual anywhere | casual beach | country | safari | themed | golf club | retro | photo journalistic | black & white
■ BACKUP, EDITING, SHOWCASING & UPLOAD - auto smartphone backup | home & office back up | basics of editing | editing in Lightroom | transferring files - hardware | uploading files - wireless | showcasing your images | social media | photo books & digital frames | traditional albums & print display
■ BUSINESS MODELS - shoot & burn | all inclusive - full service | part time | in person sales | sample wedding packages | wedding package pricing | added value products & services | a few marketing ideas | landing your clients | defining your target market | define your brand
■ FUTURE DIRECTIONS - amateur or pro | personality type | match your interests | practical tips for success | wedding photo gear in the future | computational photography | the end of the beginning | resurgence of film & retro | convergence of imaging devices
■ This course is suitable for intermediate to serious amateurs and pro photographers alike. If you are a beginner it is a pre-requisite you have to have done our 2 day Beginners course . If you are unsure about your competency in photography we have a simple photography competency test we will send you.
■ It's essential to have some background photography knowledge, the course is easy to understand, step by step procedures to teach you every facet of camera handling skills and compositional, lighting and a myriad of other techniques to become a competent wedding photographer
■ What is important is to have good camera gear. Whilst a cheap $500 DLSR is capable of taking good photographs, you need camera gear that reflects your commitment and professionalism to your craft and a bag of quality camera gear does just that. If you are looking to break into the wedding photography business and have not yet purchased any camera gear 0 we will send you a suggested camera gear list to reflect your commitment and budget. We also rent quality camera gear.
■ Any full or cropped frame DSLR camera or mirrorless camera is ideal. Full frame cameras with their bigger sensors will give better results in certain situations. For this course one DLSR or mirrorless camera is sufficient. For shooting weddings you also need a back up camera in case of equipment failure
■ We also suggest you have a quality compact such as a Sony RX100, Lumix LX100, Yashica, Fuji or equivalent. These are particularly good as back up cameras
■ The two main lenses in a wedding photographers camera bag would be a 24-70mm and a 70-200mm (preferably on its own dedicated full frame camera body), a wide angle such as a 16-35mm, a telephoto lens eg 70-300mm or a mid range lens (eg 24-105mm or a 24-120mm). A few prime lenses such as a 50mm f1.8 and a portrait 85mm f1.8 is an inexpensive addition to your kit
■ At least one external on-camera flash unit is essential to do this course. To shoot weddings you will need another one as a back up
■ We highly recommend you have a quality smartphone with at least one optical zoom lens. Great for air dropping samples of the shoot to anyone at the wedding (or wedding planner) or capable of taking a great portrait shot or a selfie in its own right. Also instant posting on social media sites
■ A sturdy tripod, U/V, polarising filters and a 5-in-1 reflector (a 42" one is a good size)
Andrew photographed our wedding in the English Lake District last August and did a brilliant job! He shot from 10am to 2am in the morning and the thousands of imaging are fantastic. Now I have my own photography business i know what pressure is like on these long shoots
Great job shooting the Bronte Flight Centre! Looks like they our client is bailing out at the right time .. retail strips are not going to be hot sellers in the near future. Are you able to send me hi-res of just the external whole building shots please? Thanks
We have worked with Andrew for 19 years now and he is unfailingly reliable and always goes out of his way to help out our business. He have given us training in property photography and is always giving free advice on how we can further improve.
As director of a company which represents hundreds of professional photographers running courses around Australia its always a pleasure dealing with Andrew and Focus 10. They run highly professional Australia wide photography courses and from the feedback from my clients they do a great job, they are reliable and honest and always do the right thing by their clients - we highly recommend them.
This has to be one of the best value and most comprehensive beginners photography courses. A huge amount of content, outside shooting with 10 workshops, 2 night sessions and an additional 4 hour workshop of our choice. I went from zero to hero in my understanding the fundamentals of photography. Keep up the good work!
Focus 10 recently ran a incentive, team building program for us called 'A day in the life at ING'. Their organisation and expertise was impeccable handling over 240 of our staff over 3 days. We think highly of Focus 10 and have a relationship spanning 15 years.
Focus 10 Photography is our corporate photographer shooting all or staff and website photographs. They particularly understand how photographs play a crucial roll in our marketing and branding. Andrew understands that we are a people business. Many of our clients started with us as start-ups and have gone on to become multi-million dollar enterprises. Their services and value for money is hard to beat.
Andrew did a great job with his aerial photography of our property in Bathurst and saved us a lot of money with the inspection of our powerline insulators
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Why choose Focus 10 Photography?
Our practical and interactive photography courses are designed to stimulate your passion in all things photography. Whether you want to develop your hobby or to become a professional photographer, we have a course suitable for you. 69 lifestyle and business courses across Australia.
We believe in perfectly sized groups , lots of individual attention from our professional tutors & enjoying the camaraderie of fellow photographers. Our business & lifestyle courses are all about improving your photography skills in a stimulating, dynamic and fun scenarios - not passively sitting in classrooms.
You're working with professional photographers who you can trust & whose status has been formally validated & recognised with wide-ranging photographic expertise. Your tutors have instructed 1,000's of people on Focus 10 courses over 29 years & authors of 15 Online Photography courses.
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