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Documentary-Style Wedding Portraits

with Kirsten Lewis
Documentary-Style Wedding Portraits
Develop your signature style as you learn to create unique compositions, work with available light and capture compelling images of honest emotion.

Reveal the intimate moments behind every “I do” with award-winning photographer Kirsten Lewis as your guide! After Kirsten shares website and marketing tips, you’ll discover her favorite strategies for helping subjects relax during wedding day photo shoots. Learn to harness ambient light to create perfectly lit, romantic portraits at any indoor venue. Master gorgeous outdoor photographs with techniques for shooting in shade, shadows and harsh light and discover how to capture a dynamic range of images in less than 15 minutes with Kirsten’s innovative 360-degree challenge. Give your clients maximum visual variety with expert insight into lens choice and learn which creative risks always pay off for standout portraits.

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Lesson 1. The Documentary Style

  • Meet your instructor, documentary photographer Kirsten Lewis, as she shares her portfolio and philosophy for taking amazing photos. Kirsten guides you through the process of finding and branding a style and offers tips for creating a captivating website.


Lesson 2. Creative Indoor Light


Lesson 3. Outdoor Light Options


Lesson 4. The 360-Degree Challenge


Lesson 5. Lenses & Image Variety


Lesson 6. Unique Composition


Lesson 7. Deliver Your Best

"I really enjoyed this class and learned many things that I can use in other settings as well. It was just what I had hoped for. Documentary style connects with me and my personality . This class helped me realize this. I can hardly wait to start shooting."
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