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Wedding Photography Unveiled [BOOK REVIEW]

wedding-photography-unveiled.jpgYou 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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Christina N Dickson is a visionary artist and philanthropist in Portland Oregon. Her work includes wedding photography www.BrideInspired.com and leadership with www.RevMediaBlog.com.

  • http://www.grahammcbridephotography.com Graham McBride

    Its interesting book and I am waiting for my copy… Thanks for the post

  • http://www.elaphotography.com.au Elaphotography

    Thanks for the tip. I’ll surely grab a copy.

  • Jared

    i think i’ll buy one
    thanks Christina… youre a legend

  • http://www.alenabdula.com Alen Abdula

    The worst book cover ever, typography not image, but you know what they say “Don’t Judge the Book by It’s Cover”

  • http://jacquiescreationsbyhand.com Jacquie

    Good information, I live in a rural area. No Bookstore within 150 miles. I’ll look into ordering it.

  • http://www.photosbyrowell.com Rowell Dionicio

    Thank you for the review. I’ve been contemplating on buying this book and I think I will because I’d love to read the essays.

  • http://www.designer-cakes.com Wedding Cake Lady

    I came accross this article when searching google for wedding photography information for a blog article that I’m writing and although it’s not exactly what I was looking for, I found your article about the book interesting and being a cheapscate, I’m heading off down to the librabry to book a copy. Thanks, Janey.

  • http://www.kaehall-photography.com Kae Hall

    Love this book! Can’t recommend it enough – am exactly in this niche 1st year wedding photographer. Have read it 10 times by now and each time glean different information from it. Fantastic! The most satisfying “wedding photography” book I own and I own a few :)

  • http://www.formalkids.com.au Formal Kids and Bridal

    Great Blog. Good to see nice comments about weddings

  • http://www.atlantapinkstretchhummerlimousine.com/ Atlanta Girl’s Birthday

    :O So mUch Info :O ? THis Is the MOst AMAzing SIte DUDe? :D

  • http://www.cakeinabox.co.uk Wedding Cake Man

    Just bought this book for my partner, she cant keep away from it. Finally a present she likes! Michael :)

  • http://www.cakeinabox.co.uk Happy Man

    I purchased this book for my wife as a christmas present. She likes it very much. Finally a present she likes. Thanks Michael.

  • http://fotoivideo.com.ua I love wedding photo

    Necessary book, with pleasure will purchase. Thanks, Marina.

  • Mauius

    Interesting wedding photography book. I will present my fiance on 14 February 2011.

  • http://www.photo-revue.ru Photo-Revue

    The good book. Many new ideas in the wedding shooting.

Some older comments

  • Photo-Revue

    July 10, 2011 07:20 am

    The good book. Many new ideas in the wedding shooting.

  • Mauius

    December 14, 2010 08:59 pm

    Interesting wedding photography book. I will present my fiance on 14 February 2011.

  • I love wedding photo

    March 16, 2010 06:35 am

    Necessary book, with pleasure will purchase. Thanks, Marina.

  • Happy Man

    January 16, 2010 06:18 am

    I purchased this book for my wife as a christmas present. She likes it very much. Finally a present she likes. Thanks Michael.

  • Wedding Cake Man

    January 16, 2010 03:00 am

    Just bought this book for my partner, she cant keep away from it. Finally a present she likes! Michael :)

  • Atlanta Girl's Birthday

    December 24, 2009 03:24 am

    :O So mUch Info :O ? THis Is the MOst AMAzing SIte DUDe? :D

  • Formal Kids and Bridal

    November 13, 2009 03:37 pm

    Great Blog. Good to see nice comments about weddings

  • Kae Hall

    September 16, 2009 01:42 am

    Love this book! Can't recommend it enough - am exactly in this niche 1st year wedding photographer. Have read it 10 times by now and each time glean different information from it. Fantastic! The most satisfying "wedding photography" book I own and I own a few :)

  • Wedding Cake Lady

    June 29, 2009 09:18 pm

    I came accross this article when searching google for wedding photography information for a blog article that I'm writing and although it's not exactly what I was looking for, I found your article about the book interesting and being a cheapscate, I'm heading off down to the librabry to book a copy. Thanks, Janey.

  • Rowell Dionicio

    April 17, 2009 10:14 am

    Thank you for the review. I've been contemplating on buying this book and I think I will because I'd love to read the essays.

  • Jacquie

    April 17, 2009 07:24 am

    Good information, I live in a rural area. No Bookstore within 150 miles. I'll look into ordering it.

  • Alen Abdula

    April 17, 2009 03:30 am

    The worst book cover ever, typography not image, but you know what they say "Don't Judge the Book by It's Cover"

  • Jared

    April 16, 2009 12:59 pm

    i think i'll buy one
    thanks Christina... youre a legend

  • Elaphotography

    April 14, 2009 01:40 pm

    Thanks for the tip. I'll surely grab a copy.

  • Graham McBride

    April 14, 2009 09:14 am

    Its interesting book and I am waiting for my copy... Thanks for the post

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