Wedding Photography — I found Chris Stambaugh to be an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and outgoing teacher who is full of information he is more than willing to share. ===> Don R.
If you are just contemplating photographing your first wedding or if you are a seasoned pro, there is plenty in this class that will help you to photograph with the skill and confidence you need. Instructor Chris Stambaugh MPA condenses his 22 years of experience in one intensive weekend of fun and photography.
Chris will walk you through a wedding from beginning to end. Starting with techniques to better communicate with your bride and groom and proper planning to eliminate surprises and maximize the potential for great photographs. You move on to learning detailed techniques for each segment of the wedding day including the pre ceremony getting ready pictures, the church ceremony, the portrait session and the reception. Learn when to use a photo journalistic approach and when to take charge and direct your photo session.
During the Wedding Photography Class, posing and lighting techniques are demonstrated with a live model. You will learn and practice photographing with natural light and flash photography. Proper posing of a Bride, Groom, couple and groups are demonstrated in this class.
We finish with a segment for those who wish to enter into wedding photography as a business. Different options for presenting your photographs to the client are discussed as well as various pricing concepts to ensure that you are profitable.
About Your Instructor for our Wedding Photography Class
Chris Stambaugh has been a professional photographer for over two decades. He has been commissioned to create photographs across the country and has photographed many of Alberta’s prominent figures. Chris has won numerous awards for his work and has been a five time finalist for Alberta Portrait Photographer of the Year and a finalist for Canadian Portrait Photographer of the Year. He is the past president of the Professional Photographers of Canada and has been given the title “Master of Photographic Arts” and “Honorary Lifetime Member” by this association. Recently, Chris as become a prominent photographic educator and has lectured to professional photographers across Canada. In addition to the workshops with the Burwell School of Photography, Chris offers classes with Edmonton’s Metro Community College and NAIT Continuing Education.
Wedding Photography — Chris is so enthusiastic and inspiring! His qualities, teaching skills, and experience in the field, really helped me to be more confident and interested in Wedding Photography! Thanks for this opportunity!
What You Will Learn During our Wedding Photography Class
- Introduction to wedding photography
- Equipment consideration for wedding photography
- Planning ahead for the big day
- Portraiture versus photojournalism
- The wedding day
- Planning for the portrait sessions
- Selecting locations for the portrait sessions
- Understanding light
- Flow posing
- Traditional and modern posing
- Photographic composition
- Prices and marketing
What to Expect
- 12 hours of classroom instruction
- Lunch on both days
- Certificate of completion
- Small group size, limited to 14 participants
Prerequisites for the Wedding Photography Class
- Digital Camera Fundamentals Class or equivalent experience
- (Recommended) Photography Fundamentals Class or equivalent experience
- Bring your whole kit: camera, lenses, flash, and tripod
- $325 Canadian Dollars (plus GST).
- Current currency exchange information between the Canadian dollar and your local currency is available here.
The May 14-15 offering of the Wedding Class will be held at:
- Oliver Community Hall,
Edmonton, T5K 2K9.
This edition of the Wedding Class will run from 9 A.M to 5 P.M. Saturday and from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. on Sunday
Policies and payment information are available here.
For additional information, please contact us at:
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Phone 780-669-1261 or toll-free at 1-877-778-1745