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You are a first-year wedding photographer. You’ve shot a dozen weddings, or so. You are establishing your work flow routine, discovering a consistent style and flair in your work. People are beginning to refer to you as a “wedding photographer” in their social circles.
So what’s next?
You’ve checked out “next level” books on wedding photography at Borders and Amazon.com, and everywhere in between. But you’re not impressed with the publications out there for the wedding photographer who is more than a novice, but not quite a pro.
Sure, you can find books on creating shot lists, finding inner inspiration and direction, and on post processing and image creation. But what about a book that assumes you already have a good idea of what you are doing and where you want to go, one that gives you “keys” to help you move forward and get beyond where you are now?
Enter Jacqueline Tobin’s Wedding Photography Unveiled, by Amphoto books.
This is not a book with a list of dos and don’ts, whys and how-comes. Instead, Tobin, the deputy editor of Photo District News, takes us on a journey through the shooting lives of the top twenty wedding photographers around the world. Each photographer has written a short essay on “Getting Ready,” “The Ceremony,” “Portraits and Formals,” and “The Reception,” and also includes thoughts on business basics and how to get published. These photographers lay out the science of what they do and how it works, and includes stories to illustrate their points.
It’s not too much to ask that books for artists are artistic. Wedding Photography Unveiled doesn’t disappoint in this area. The stunning design is published more in the format of an editorial magazine than a typical photo book. Full page spreads, text overlays, and creative placement of text and images keeps the reader interested and engaged while learning from these pros.
Perhaps the challenge with “next level” wedding photography study is that at certain point, you really need a mentor, an experienced, knowledgeable, and personable individual who will help guide you to successfully attaining your full potential in their industry.
Who knew that mentor could come in the form of a book.
Wedding Photography Unveiled is a book that any first- or second-year wedding photographer can’t afford to not own.
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