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Damon Tucci is a professional photographer and studio owner who begain working as a cinematographer and later produced commercial shots for Walt Disney. He has photographed more than 3,000 weddings and has had images published in several publications, including "Central Florida Bride," "Food and Wine," "The Knot," and "Studio Photography and Design. "He lives in Orlando, Florida.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 127 pages
  • Publisher: Amherst Media (September 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1584282371
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584282372
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.4 x 10.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,035,649 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Damon Tucci has been a professional photographer for the past 15 years and has documented over 2500 weddings. His imagery is emotional, unique and interesting, just like the couples he photographs.

Damon's distinct artistry is a combination of talent and experience. He began his career as an underwater cinematographer and later as a photographer for Disney Photographic Services. It was at Disney that he carefully crafted his approach to capturing weddings. As describe in his new book, Step-by-Step Wedding Photography his method is a blend of stylized fashion and documentary.

Damon's non-traditional method of blending guided fashion poses with documentation has revolutionized the wedding industry. Today's modern couples don't want to spend precious hours on formal poses; they want to enjoy their day with family and friends. Damon's unique understanding of light allows him to capture these once-in-a-lifetime moments efficiently and in an unobtrusive manner.

As an artist Damon revels in breaking the rules. He firmly believes that if you don't love what you do, then do something else. His laid back personality is fun and easy going. Although he is a strict professional, his sense of humor is never far away and that makes working with him more like spending time with an old friend.

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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Conrad J. Obregon VINE VOICE on September 18, 2008
Format: Paperback
Sometimes I wonder if wedding photography is so competitive that practitioners are always trying to get any edge they can so that they are always willing to buy new books on wedding photography. Or maybe it's that the field looks so lucrative to outsiders that they are willing to buy wedding photography books to try and figure out how to get a piece of the pie. Or maybe it's that so much is on the line that wedding photographers will grasp at any straw to avoid an error. There must be some explanation of why there are so many books published on the subject. Here's another entry in the race.

After a brief introduction that deals with things like the initial meeting with the clients and advice like packing your bag yourself, the author follows the event in a time-ordered sequence from preparation of the bride until the end of the reception. Because he emphasizes the pressures of time to really capture the big day, he provides seven time-saving strategies. There are too-brief discussions of posing, lighting, file formats, lenses and post-production and then a message to find your passion and style.

The author is a great believer in available light photography, made easier by the newest low-noise, high ISO digital cameras. He gives us very little guidance on the use of artificial light. There is no mention of softboxes, or bounce light, or Gary Fong, all so beloved to wedding photographers.

The pictures in the book seem rather standard (except that Tucci loves to pose the bride by herself, without train, against a garishly colored wall or in an unusual setting). However, the information provided for each picture reveals his preference for wide-angle lenses (which on his Nikon camera with a crop factor of 1.5 are generally shot in the near normal range).
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Rice on September 29, 2008
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This book makes a great starting point for anyone entering the field of wedding photography. The author explains the entire process from meeting with the bride to shooting on the day.

His style is distinctive. He prefers natural lighting to flash and his posing is interesting and edgey. This is a hybrid of photojournalism and fashion photography. Meticulously posed bridal images that appear to be candid. Nicely create and composed images. I certainly recommend this book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By D. Waiters on September 18, 2008
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I really enjoyed this book and if I were teaching a intro to wedding class,
this book would be one of my textbooks. Why? Because it covers the basis first in simple to understand manner. What the book is not it is not the
intermediate or advanced wedding photography book. One thing I like was the section about packing your equipment and how to do so. Early on I learned this lesson and it saves me time as I know where everything is.

I do believe he could have gone into using flash and modifiers a little more
but there is only so much you can put in a book.

I have ordered two copies of this book for beginning wedding photographers that I know and I simply ask them to pay it forward.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By K. Bala on April 27, 2009
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This is a good starting point for wedding photography; it touches on an overview of the ins & outs of the basics. I read this before my first wedding shoot (an informal, almost "practice" wedding -the brides 3rd time around) & I noticed things like the "Aunt Edna" syndrome coming into play, where everyone thinks their a photographer & wants to "help". By far planning is key & this book helps you to do so! That being said, this book would be most helpful for the beginning wedding photographer (but not necessarily for the beginning photographer).
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dawn Johns on September 14, 2008
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A well written and organized approach to everything you should be doing as a wedding photographer on wedding day. Great photos grace the pages of this book as if you were paging through a wedding album. All aspects of the day are covered with good advice on each section. How the author constructs the content is enjoyable to read. Even though I have shot numerous weddings, I picked up a lot of useful information.

Again, I must emphasize the photographic content here. There are many good ideas to draw from. The images are current and trendy and they are exactly what brides today are looking for. You will always have the traditional poses but its the non traditional that will set you apart. Good advice to try especially if you're still shooting the way you were five years ago. The following quote is from pages 62-63 and stresses my point: "You must really immerse yourself to come up with the goods consistently (and by "the goods", I mean better-than-average photographs). In the competitive market of wedding photography, this is what you must produce to survive".
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on November 8, 2008
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Damon Tucci's STEP-BY-STEP WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY: TECHNIQUES FOR PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS covers all the basics of assuring wedding shots are given meaningful, poignant preparations, from how to embark on a great consultation plan to tips on anticipating photo ops and learning what to look for during the ceremony and at the reception. From the usual lighting and posing techniques to documenting all the emotions involved in a wedding, this offers many keys to success.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Speakeasy7 on May 14, 2009
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Even if the information weren't clear, concise, and nicely presented (not to mention very useful) this would still be wonderful book--the photographs are that good. Tucci's style is so vibrant and colorful, it just gets you excited about getting out there and trying something new. A great book from a great photographer and teacher.
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