This new course is designed to teach photographers the techniques used by professionals to get great photos – every time – even in the most difficult conditions at parties, weddings, concerts, corporate functions, nightclubs, fashion shows, fast-moving sports games, festivals, and more. To have the equipment and knowledge ready so you’ll never again feel nervous or out of your league when photographing an event again. Found here: Secrets of Successful Event Photography
Let’s face it, we are all event photographers. Even if you have no desire to shoot professional events for money, if you are the person in your family with a decent camera, then you get called on to shoot the kid’s birthday party, your friend’s concert, the school play, or the family reunion.
Some of the many topics covered (25 videos):
- How to get sharp photos of moving subjects. No more feeling frustrated over photos ruined by motion blur.
- How to avoid the dreaded tourist perspective that identifies your photos as the work of an amateur.
- How to instantly double your chance of nailing the most difficult shots at a concert or stage show. This is a huge stress relief.
- The secret ninja photographer trick that gets you VIP treatment and access to places the public can’t go. You can start doing this tomorrow!
- Flash: Learn which kind of flash you need (and which to avoid) how to use it, how to modify it, and whether you should add a bracket or diffuser.
- Three pro tricks for getting great candid shots – and the common mistake that can spoil them if you’re not careful.
- Learn which popular flash diffuser could get you in big trouble at public events! Don’t make this embarrassing mistake.
- Which pieces of your camera gear may be preventing you from getting great event photos.
- How to outsmart your camera’s built-in light meter to get the exposure you want instead of the exposure it wants.
- Full-frame vs crop-sensor cameras. Does it really matter? Is it worth the money? See side-by-side photos that reveal the truth.
- Four pro tricks for stabilizing your camera when you can’t use a tripod—two of them using nothing but your own body. No more frustration over photos ruined by camera shake!
- How to approach strangers at public events – even if you’re painfully shy, this trick will have you laughing and chatting with them while they beg for you to take their photo.
- Stop fighting your camera. The two common situations when you should switch from autofocus to manual focus and nail the shot easily.
- How to get the beautiful light from your flash that you see in professional photos – without buying a single new piece of equipment.
- The 12 crucial questions you must ask before accepting any event photography job for money – missing even just one of these questions can be costly.
- Three simple tricks to avoid missing a key moment—and exactly what to do if you do miss one (this could save you a ton of grief and upset clients.)
- What to do when a crowd of iPhone shooters gets in your way.
- The key person you need to befriend at any professional event – and how to win that person over.
- The secret advantage of using a flash bracket that has nothing to do with flash.
- The sneaky problems that can come up at corporate events—and how to handle them without getting flustered.
- How to work a room most effectively to get the shots you need—and the shots your client expects from you.
- How to tell a story with your photos that captivates your audience and keeps your clients coming back for more.
- How you can get 16 times more light to reach your camera sensor – imagine the difference in dark conditions.
- The secret pro trick for bouncing flash when you’re outdoors. No more harsh-looking direct fill flash.
- One simple trick you can do to your flash to save yourself countless adjustments in post-production.
- How to get your flash to recycle more quickly between shots (and avoid missing key moments).
- The best place to aim your bounce flash (it’s probably not where you think).
- Phil’s favorite flash diffusers that take almost no space in a camera bag.
- What is Middle Gray and why does it matter?
- How using slow-sync flash can revolutionize your photography (or ruin it if you’re not careful).
- The advantages (and the perils) of rear-curtain flash sync – and the bottom line on whether you should use it.
- What order should you present your photos in? If you think it’s chronological, you’re in for a surprise.
- The foolproof way to shoot people at tables (no more awkward table shots).
- What women love you to do before photographing them.
- How to deal with clutter – like plates, napkins, food – to get clean photos.
- How to keep your extra photo gear safe when you can’t stay near it.
- The simple off-camera flash trick that you can do to make any party look more exciting.
- How to get crisp photos of stage performers even in very low light – no more photos ruined by motion blur.
- How to get a seat in the front row for kids’ school stage performances
- How to create relationships with speakers at public events that can lead to lucrative future photography work.
- What to wear when you’re shooting a stage event. Don’t embarrass yourself by missing this one.
- Is carrying two cameras worth the hassle and expense?
- The iPhone app that Julie recommends for event photographers – it’s probably not what you think.
- The eternal debate: RAW or JPG? Learn why Julie and Phil have different answers and why both are right – depending on the circumstances.
- How your camera can automatically keep fast-moving subjects in focus (this trick is a must-know for sports, racing, dancing, etc).
- The Lightroom filter we use uses in nearly every set of event photos to improve the appearance of flash. (We can’t live without this tool).
- The simple key that separates professional looking public event photos from amateur snapshots.
About the producers:
Phil Steele began his event photography career more than a decade ago at the world famous Burning Man festival and has subsequently shot hundreds of events, with special emphasis on nightlife, parties, festivals, concerts, and fashion shows. His event photos have been published in books and magazines around the world, and his photography training videos have been watched by millions.
Julie Kremen has been a professional event photographer for more than 15 years, specializing in weddings, private parties, corporate events, and music. Hundreds of Julie’s concert photos have been published on RollingStone.com and in Downbeat magazine, including five magazine covers. Julie has traveled to more than 50 countries as a photographer, and she is the founder and president of San Diego Photography Tours.
How to get a copy:
It carries a 60 day no-questions-asked guarantee, if you are not satisfied with any part of the course just let them know and they will give you a full refund so there is no risk in trying it.
Found here: Secrets of Successful Event Photography
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