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Posted 05/07/14
In this special on Wedding Tips, famed wedding photographer Joe Buissink visited the B&H studio to discuss the importance of storytelling and artistry within your work.
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Posted 04/11/14
In this B&H video, renowned wedding and portrait photographer Moshe Zusman displays the contents of his camera bag and explains the importance of all his gear. His philosophy: “quality, not quantity.” Zusman shows off his camera—and stresses the importance of carrying a backup camera—and reviews his favorite lenses and why they work well for his style of capturing a wedding. In addition to these basics, Zusman talks about speed light flashes, wireless triggers, speed light clamps, memory cards, and battery power. Watch this video and you will know more about how to equip yourself for shooting a wedding without worrying. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at B&H.com.
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Posted 04/11/14
In this quick tutorial, wedding photographer Moshe Zusman talks about how he handles lighting with different tools and light shapers. He suggests using off-camera flash for more creativity; you can start with speed lights, and then advance to studio systems with light-shaping tools such as softboxes, grid diffusers, and umbrellas. For more flexibility, you can use wireless triggering systems to fire your camera and flash. Zusman likes grid diffusers on a softbox because the light is more angular and he has more control; it’s easier to balance exposures with off-camera lighting—and you get better skin tones. The tutorial also provides advice about when to use on-camera flash (for the processional only, not during the ceremony), building a studio-lighting setup on the site (key and fill, rim lights, umbrellas, softboxes to control light, and more), making wedding party portraits, and the idea of creating “first look” portraits of the bride and groom so you won’t have to squeeze their portrait session into a 15-minute cocktail hour. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at B&H.com.
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Posted 04/02/14
In this segment from B&H's "Wedding Event of the Season" seminar, recorded live at the New Yorker hotel, Mel DiGiacomo shares pearls of wisdom he's gathered during a decades-long career as a photographer.
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Posted 03/18/14
Join renowned wedding photographer Moshe Zusman as he explains his approach and shares some of his techniques for posing brides, grooms, and wedding parties. If you want your wedding portraits to possess pizzazz, character, elegance, and a natural feel, Zusman suggests that you treat each image as though it were part of a high-fashion shoot. You can achieve the best images by posing your subjects assertively—and you can imprint ideas in your consciousness by posing your friends, spouses, or relatives in practice. Plan in advance, scout locations, use natural light whenever possible, consider what your backgrounds look like, and let your subjects know that you wish to create a “GQ” vibe in their portraits, to set the mood and bring out their best attitudes. Zusman says the best photos come when you avoid having the bride, groom, and wedding party members stand up stick-straight; he explains how to make them look beautiful, fluid, and interactive. Zusman also discusses how groups will be affected by the environment in which you are photographing them, and then how you can use that space to craft luminous, attractive group portraits. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at B&H.com. Click to view all wedding videos and articles.
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