Focal Press Book: This Modern Romance: The Artistry, Technique, and Business of Engagement Photography

Focal Press Book: This Modern Romance: The Artistry, Technique, and Business of Engagement Photography

Focal Press Book: This Modern Romance: The Artistry, Technique, and Business of Engagement Photography

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Focal Press Book: This Modern Romance: The Artistry, Technique, and Business of Engagement Photography

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  • Stephanie Williams & Christen Vidanovic
  • Softcover Book, 198 Pages
  • Date Published: November 2013
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  • 1Description

This Modern Romance: The Artistry, Technique, and Business of Engagement Photography written by Stephanie Williams & Christen Vidanovic and published by Focal Press covers how to get started and excel in an engagement photography business. The 198 page book was published in November 2013 and details the approach photographers should take when booking sessions, building your brand, technical skills, and more. The book features tips and testimonials from professionals in the industry as well as clients and has inspirational images.

Stephanie Williams is a professional photographer and has her own blog, This Modern Romance. She has been featured on the cover of Pacific Weddings, Destination Weddings and Honeymoons, Destination I Do, California Wedding Day, and Australia's White magazine as well as in the pages of The Knot, Bridges, Oui, and Southern Weddings. Williams has also been on numerous blogs and internet publications like Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, and more. She was listed as one of the top 20 destination wedding photographer in the work by Destination Weddings and Honeymoons and in 2011 she was honored as one of PDN's Rising Stars in Wedding Photography. She resides in Orange County, California.

Christen Vidanovic is an Oahu-based photographer with a journalism background who specializes in weddings, fashion, and editorial photography. She can be seen in various local and worldwide publications like SMART, FreeSurf, Pacific Edge, The Honolulu Weekly, and Jetstar in addition to the photo collections of many Honolulu fashion designers.

The Intention of the Engagement Session
Educating couples & planting the seeds
Client rapport and building trust
Value added to your packages and print sales
Current Trends in Engagement Photography
Using props
Bridal blogs
Finding inspiration and staying relevant
Choosing your Equipment
Being comfortable with your equipment
Film & digital
Stephanie's camera bag
On Lighting
Different types of lighting
Getting creative with lighting
Scouting & Location Selection
Finding locations that inspire you and your couple
Permits and travel fees
The Art of Directing & Creating Flow
Psychology behind putting your couples at ease
The art of directing
Using your own voice and body language
Composition & Color
Rule of thirds
Lens choice
Fine art style
Keeping it simple
Wardrobe & Styling
Using props
Storyboarding your session
Moodboards and stylists
Work flow and Post Processing
Post processing techniques
Ways to proof and sell to your couples
A Note on the importance of Branding and Online Presence
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
Type of Media Book
Author Christen Vidanovic
Publisher Focal Press
Publication Date November, 2013
13-Digit ISBN 9780415828260
Number of Pages 198
Binding Type Paperback

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