Online Class

Wedding Photography: The Romantic Portrait Session

$24.99$49.99

Learn posing, lighting and editing techniques to capture the unforgettable wedding portraits of your clients' dreams.

Skill Level

Advanced

What You Get

  • 7 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 downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Discover valuable posing and lighting tips as you follow award-winning photographer Neil van Niekerk on an engagement and wedding day shoot. Watch Neil’'s client consultation, and find out how he collaborates with a couple to create personality-filled photos. Then, master traditional poses and essential sequencing strategies that will make your shoots faster and more effective. Prepare for high-pressure situations with Neil’'s expert advice on creating romantic, flattering shots in any location, and use focal lengths and aperture to eliminate distracting background elements and create an ethereal glow. Plus, save time and enhance your shots with Neil’'s post-processing tips.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Romantic Portrait Session Primer
03:27
Learn important tips and techniques from Neil as he showcases photos from his portfolio and explains his professional approach to wedding photography.
2. Getting to Know Your Couple
11:27
3. Making the Best of the Environment
15:09
4. Camera Settings & Lenses
16:56
5. Posing the Couple
34:44
6. Conducting the Shoot
25:25
7. Selecting the Images
14:38

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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