Captured by the Light: The Essential Guide to Creating Extraordinary Wedding Photography

Captured by the Light: The Essential Guide to Creating Extraordinary Wedding Photography

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By (author) David Ziser

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  • Publisher: New Riders Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 312 pages
  • Dimensions: 224mm x 226mm x 13mm | 862g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Berkeley, CA
  • ISBN 10: 0321646878
  • ISBN 13: 9780321646873
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (some col.)
  • Sales rank: 63,122

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IMAGINE THE ADVANTAGE YOU'D HAVE IF ONE OF THE WORLD'S TOP WEDDING SHOOTERS SHARED HIS SECRETS WITH YOU World-renowned wedding photographer, and one of the most widely acclaimed instructors in the industry today, David Ziser brings his no-nonsense, straight-to-the-point teaching style to a book that totally rewrites the rules for how wedding photography is taught. This groundbreaking new book is the first of its kind to focus on the exact areas that wedding photographers have been begging a top pro like David to cover, including how to create professional quality light and beautiful images in every situation, how to compose wedding images that sell, and how to create amazing images in the limited time and at the fast pace of a wedding. But David doesn't just stop there. He covers every aspect of what today's brides and wedding couples want from a wedding photographer, including poses that work every time and can't-miss lighting setups you can use again and again, and everything is laid out in a brilliant step-by-step method that makes learning these techniques so easy, you'll be able to pull off these same looks yourself (without spending thousands on expensive equipment). Plus, the book is packed with David's tricks of the trade that he's picked up in a career shooting all over the world. LEARN HOW THE PROS REALLY DO IT Each year David trains thousands of photographers on how to shoot weddings like a pro. He knows the problems and challenges today's wedding photographers face, and that's exactly what he covers in this book. You'll learn everything on the list here and much more: * Professional posing and composition tips * Simple on-location lighting setups that are specially designed for the wedding photographer * How to get gorgeous images using a minimal amount of time and equipment * Creative lighting techniques that anyone can use to create dramatic wedding portraits that will set you apart * David's own camera settings and lens selections (which lenses to use when, and why), and how to get the best results with your existing gear * How pros use on- and off-camera f lash, and a host of tricks of the trade that will make you more profitable and have you delivering the type of wedding shots you've always dreamed of!Plus, the book includes the complete cover-to-cover layout from one of David's wedding album designs to help spark your creative juices and give you ideas to take your own layouts to the next level. The wedding photography industry has been waiting for a landmark book that would become "the book" that finally changes everything, and that's exactly what you'll be getting with the purchase of this book.

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David A. Ziser, an internationally renowned portrait and wedding photographer, has shared his knowledge with tens of thousands of photographers in five languages, and in 14 countries worldwide. His Digital WakeUp Call tour was acclaimed as one of the best-ever seminars on digital photography. David is a regular featured lecturer at the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI), and Imaging USA/Professional Photographers of America. He also provides training classes on DVD and online through Kelby Training, writes a daily photography blog, and writes for Professional Photographer magazine. David has been honored as a Kodak Mentor, and is one of 98 people worldwide who holds the distinguished honor of Fellow, bestowed by the American Society of Photographers.

Customer reviews

By Wailoung Ng 02 Jul 2010 5

I'm just starting out as a wedding photographer so have been looking at many videos online and buying many books based on wedding photography and how to control light in all situations.

Of all the books that I have purchased I can say that this book is by far the most informative, has a balance of images and text to get the point across, shows many tricks of the trade, equipment used, etc.

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is considering doing wedding photography as a side business or full time or even if you are just interested in general indoor and outdoor portrait with the use of strobes. You won't be disappointed.

Thumbs up for 'Book depository' also. My original order got lost in the post and they sent out a replacement order straight away. No questions asked!

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IMAGINE THE ADVANTAGE YOU'D HAVE IF ONE OF THE WORLD'S TOP WEDDING SHOOTERS SHARED HIS SECRETS WITH YOU World-renowned wedding photographer, and one of the most widely acclaimed instructors in the industry today, David Ziser brings his no-nonsense, straight-to-the-point teaching style to a book that totally rewrites the rules for how wedding photography is taught. This groundbreaking new book is the first of its kind to focus on the exact areas that wedding photographers have been begging a top pro like David to cover, including how to create professional quality light and beautiful images in every situation, how to compose wedding images that sell, and how to create amazing images in the limited time and at the fast pace of a wedding. But David doesn't just stop there. He covers every aspect of what today's brides and wedding couples want from a wedding photographer, including poses that work every time and can't-miss lighting setups you can use again and again, and everything is laid out in a brilliant step-by-step method that makes learning these techniques so easy, you'll be able to pull off these same looks yourself (without spending thousands on expensive equipment). Plus, the book is packed with David's tricks of the trade that he's picked up in a career shooting all over the world. LEARN HOW THE PROS REALLY DO IT Each year David trains thousands of photographers on how to shoot weddings like a pro. He knows the problems and challenges today's wedding photographers face, and that's exactly what he covers in this book. You'll learn everything on the list here and much more: Professional posing and composition tipsSimple on-location lighting setups that are specially designed for the wedding photographerHow to get gorgeous images using a minimal amount of time and equipmentCreative lighting techniques that anyone can use to create dramatic wedding portraits that will set you apartDavid's own camera settings and lens selections (which lenses to use when, and why), and how to get the best results with your existing gearHow pros use on- and off-camera f lash, and a host of tricks of the trade that will make you more profitable and have you delivering the type of wedding shots you've always dreamed of!Plus, the book includes the complete cover-to-cover layout from one of David's wedding album designs to help spark your creative juices and give you ideas to take your own layouts to the next level. The wedding photography industry has been waiting for a landmark book that would become "the book" that finally changes everything, and that's exactly what you'll be getting with the purchase of this book.