Online Class

Wedding Photography: Posing the Family

$44.99$59.99

Take charge of a hectic wedding shoot and capture polished family photos that will wow your clients!

Skill Level

Advanced

What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Neil van Niekerk
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Follow expert wedding photographer Neil van Niekerk on a wedding-day photo shoot and learn the best strategies for working with a large group in a small window of time. Conquer the dreaded shot list with a family diagram––at a glance, you’ll be able to decipher family politics, relationships and what shots you still need to take. Discover how to anchor your shots around the wedding couple, and delve into sequencing strategies that will make your session run smoothly. Explore Neil’s go-to setups for big groups, and confidently direct both men and women with natural, versatile poses. Create warm, flattering lighting indoors and out with simple flash and modifiers. Plus, learn shot-saving post-processing techniques to fix closed eyes and remove distracting glare from glasses.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Getting Started
04:09
Meet Neil, an experienced wedding photographer whose methods and process will help you work more efficiently and achieve the results you (and the bride) want.
2. Creating the Family Diagram
12:21
3. Sequencing
45:50
4. Posing Guidelines
26:17
5. Lighting the Group
14:35
6. Finishing Your Photos
12:18

Taught by

Neil van Niekerk
Neil van Niekerk
Neil van Niekerk is a portrait, wedding and boudoir photographer based in the greater New York area. Originally from South Africa, he teaches workshops and seminars on photography and lighting and maintains a popular photography blog, Tangents. Neil has also written several books on flash and lighting techniques in photography that have been translated into Polish, Portuguese and Chinese.
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