Photojournalistic Wedding Photography – Is it The Right Style for Your Business?

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Photojournalism at its core is quite simply journalism, the act of gathering and presenting information, through the use of photography, as opposed to other mediums. The job of a photojournalist is to capture moments as they happen with minimal interference. The mere presence of a photographer is usually going to shape the course of events …

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Wedding Photography Etiquette: Presenting Yourself Professionally to Your Clients

Being a wedding photographer is a challenging balance of technical skill and interpersonal skills. Finding that balance will be an ever-evolving process and each client will have different needs.

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Black and white portrait of photographer Paul Friedman

Paul was born in New Hampshire, is based in Maine and has been doing photography for 10 years, and 12 years since he’s been doing Photoshop. He’s been a self-employed, full-time photographer for four years, and is just as happy photographing weddings as he is photographing real estate, products, his dog, or anything else for that matter. He’s no loyalist, loves all cameras and is always looking for something new to play with, but is usually carrying a Canon camera. 85mm lenses are his favorite and everything he owns has gaffer’s tape stuck to it somewhere. You can see his work at mainemountainmedia.com.

How To Get Your First Wedding Photography Clients When You’re Just Starting Out

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So you’re ready to shoot your first wedding! It’s time to start building your wedding portfolio – so you might be wondering, how on earth do you get your first few wedding clients?

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Portrait of photographer Lauren Nihen sitting on stairs with a camera in hand

Lauren Nihen is an established wedding and portrait photographer. A lifelong Canon fan, she holds a passion for both the art and technical aspects of photography. While she’s rarely without her camera, she enjoys hiking and spending time hanging out with her husband and pit bull exploring their beautiful home town of Auburn, California. You can find her work at ldportraitphotography.com

How to Get Into Wedding Photography [A Guide for Beginners]

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Wedding photography is one of those industries that can seem daunting to the beginner photographer.

There is so much pressure to not only perform to a high standard but you also have to learn to cut through the noise of all the other wedding photographers to get to your ideal clients. I didn’t start out as a wedding photographer, in fact, I told myself I wanted to stay away from weddings.

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Portrait of photographer Lauren Nihen sitting on stairs with a camera in hand

Lauren Nihen is an established wedding and portrait photographer. A lifelong Canon fan, she holds a passion for both the art and technical aspects of photography. While she’s rarely without her camera, she enjoys hiking and spending time hanging out with her husband and pit bull exploring their beautiful home town of Auburn, California. You can find her work at ldportraitphotography.com

What Does a Wedding Photography Assistant Do?

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If you’re thinking about getting into wedding photography or being an assistant, you might be wondering what a wedding photography assistant does.

Some wedding photographers don’t even use them but they are sort of the unsung heroes of the wedding photography world, people who have a hand in greatly increasing the quality of photography for wedding photographers who employ them.

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Paul Friedman

Brandon Ballweg is a graduate of the University of Kansas and is a wedding and street photographer from the Kansas City area. He is the founder of ComposeClick.

How to Find Wedding Photography Assistant Jobs

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Wedding photography is not rocket science, although it’s certainly not easy and comes with a lot of responsibility. So in my opinion, if you’re looking to get a job as a second shooter, you should actually work as a wedding photography assistant first and get your foot in the door that way.

It lets you get a behind the scenes look at how a wedding photographer operates throughout a wedding day. You’ll pick up some technical wedding photography skills along the way as well as how a wedding photographer interacts with their clients and subjects.

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Paul Friedman

Brandon Ballweg is a graduate of the University of Kansas and is a wedding and street photographer from the Kansas City area. He is the founder of ComposeClick.

The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Photography: What You Should Know Before Taking that First Wedding Job

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Are you just getting started in wedding photography and looking for a resource to walk you through the ins and outs of shooting an entire wedding day?

Or perhaps you’ve been shooting or second shooting wedding photography and want to fill in some of those gaps in your overall strategy. There’s always more to learn after all.

My goal with this wedding photography guide is to show you how to shoot an entire wedding day from start to finish. Apply these concepts and you should be on your way to consistently shooting great wedding photography while being calm and confident in your abilities.

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Paul Friedman

Brandon Ballweg is a graduate of the University of Kansas and is a wedding and street photographer from the Kansas City area. He is the founder of ComposeClick.