- Series: A Lark Photography Book
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Lark Books; 2 edition (September 1, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1579905463
- ISBN-13: 978-1579905460
- Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,965,408 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Wedding Photography, 2nd Edition: Art, Business & Style (A Lark Photography Book) Paperback – September 1, 2005
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And started to thumb through it
The more I read, the more convinced
I was, that I needed this book
Steve Sint presents a no nonsense approach to the subject
Many authors tell you what you should do
but not how to do it
An example, is the chapter on Flash photography
He explains why he uses the flash in the manual mode
and the exact settings he uses
Most authors leave out all the details
This is a great book
at a reasonable price
The 200-page tome is loaded with wedding photos, but they are mostly of the cheesy variety, right down to the double-exposure technique that lets you superimpose a close-up of a smiling bride over the interior of a chapel. To me, that photo epitomizes all that is corny and dated about wedding photography, and it drives home the reason why we desperately needed (and got!) a new school of wedding shooters -- Joe Buissink, Yervant, Bambi Cantrell, Jeff Ascough, Anna Kuperberg, Sean Watson -- to rescue the genre from death by embarrassment.
The business advice Sint offers is often pretty questionable too. Case in point: He presents another double-exposure shot where you see the exterior and the interior of a church at the same time, superimposed, and writes "If you're the only photographer in your area who shoots pictures like this, you'll get a lot of referrals because of its [sic] uniqueness." Yeah, in 1986, maybe. Most Gen X and Gen Y brides go wouldn't be caught dead with photos like that in their albums. Has Sint looked at a recent issue of, say, the Knot?
A large photo on page 17 shows a couple posing at Rockefeller Center in New York, and despite that location offering a wealth of cool angles, it's not much of a shot compositionally, with the bride and groom placed dead center, and lots of distracting elements all around them (exacerbated by an f-stop of perhaps f/8 or f/11, which doesn't appreciably blur the background). But worse is the unflattering gleam on their faces, a greasy-looking sheen probably caused by the photographer's fill flash.Read more ›
I found the photography examples rather cheesy and old. The "Posing" chapter starts with a full page image of a bride and groom (almost smack in the middle of the photograph) and the groom's arms hanging down to his sides. I'm new to wedding photography, but even I know that's poor posing! It has some good points, but I wasn't too impressed.
If you're into Traditional style of photography, this is a very good book for you to read. The author breaks the wedding down to almost every kind of picture you should create and how to make it sell at the end. It will be useful to you.
So far, after having read 4 separate books on wedding photography this is my least favorite.
Topics discussed in a chapter by chapter format include: posing, lighting (which I found most useful), equipment and others.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I purchased this book more for style than technology. I would be the wrong person to give good tips on the equipment chapter in this because I didn't read it. Read morePublished on February 12, 2010 by A. Miller
I'm not new to photography but have not shot a wedding yet and am doing a couple of them this year and I love that this book covers everything from the equipment, to all the "money... Read morePublished on December 24, 2008 by Doctor C
It is the first wedding book that I like out of three that I have. Easy to read and understand, covered every area that I had questions about, nice and light humor. Read morePublished on August 17, 2007 by Oleg Shpak
I have bought several books on posing and wedding photography. This is my first covering the most important aspects of the wedding photography business. Read morePublished on May 12, 2007 by Jose R. Bas
I've been reading through this and have found it very informative. I'm happy with my purchase.Published on March 27, 2007 by Annalisha Johnson
I flicked thru a number of wedding books at B&N and this one actually was pretty good! So i bought it! I'll keep it short:
1) Nice easy reading... Read more