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Captured by the Light: The Essential Guide to Creating Extraordinary Wedding Photography (Voices That Matter) [Paperback]

David Ziser
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3 Feb 2010 Voices That Matter
IMAGINE THE ADVANTAGE YOU’D HAVE IF ONE OF THE WORLD’S TOP WEDDING SHOOTERS SHARED HIS SECRETS WITH YOU

World-renowned wedding photographer, and one of the most widely acclaimed instructors in the industry today, David Ziser brings his no-nonsense, straight-to-the-point teaching style to a book that totally rewrites the rules for how wedding photography is taught.

This groundbreaking new book is the first of its kind to focus on the exact areas that wedding photographers have been begging a top pro like David to cover, including how to create professional quality light and beautiful images in every situation, how to compose wedding images that sell, and how to create amazing images in the limited time and at the fast pace of a wedding.

But David doesn’t just stop there. He covers every aspect of what today’s brides and wedding couples want from a wedding photographer, including poses that work every time and can’t-miss lighting setups you can use again and again, and everything is laid out in a brilliant step-by-step method that makes learning these techniques so easy, you’ll be able to pull off these same looks yourself (without spending thousands on expensive equipment). Plus, the book is packed with David’s tricks of the trade that he’s picked up in a career shooting all over the world.

LEARN HOW THE PROS REALLY DO IT
Each year David trains thousands of photographers on how to shoot weddings like a pro. He knows the problems and challenges today’s wedding photographers face, and that’s exactly what he covers in this book. You’ll learn everything on the list here and much more:
  • Professional posing and composition tips
  • Simple on-location lighting setups that are specially designed for the wedding photographer
  • How to get gorgeous images using a minimal amount of time and equipment
  • Creative lighting techniques that anyone can use to create dramatic wedding portraits that will set you apart
  • David’s own camera settings and lens selections (which lenses to use when, and why), and how to get the best results with your existing gear
  • How pros use on- and off-camera f lash, and a host of tricks of the trade that will make you more profitable and have you delivering the type of wedding shots you’ve always dreamed of!
Plus, the book includes the complete cover-to-cover layout from one of David’s wedding album designs to help spark your creative juices and give you ideas to take your own layouts to the next level.

The wedding photography industry has been waiting for a landmark book that would become “the book” that finally changes everything, and that’s exactly what you’ll be getting with the purchase of this book.

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  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: New Riders; 1 edition (3 Feb 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780321646873
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321646873
  • ASIN: 0321646878
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 23 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 376,714 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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IMAGINE THE ADVANTAGE YOU’D HAVE IF ONE OF THE WORLD’S TOP WEDDING SHOOTERS SHARED HIS SECRETS WITH YOU

World-renowned wedding photographer, and one of the most widely acclaimed instructors in the industry today, David Ziser brings his no-nonsense, straight-to-the-point teaching style to a book that totally rewrites the rules for how wedding photography is taught.

This groundbreaking new book is the first of its kind to focus on the exact areas that wedding photographers have been begging a top pro like David to cover, including how to create professional quality light and beautiful images in every situation, how to compose wedding images that sell, and how to create amazing images in the limited time and at the fast pace of a wedding.

But David doesn’t just stop there. He covers every aspect of what today’s brides and wedding couples want from a wedding photographer, including poses that work every time and can’t-miss lighting setups you can use again and again, and everything is laid out in a brilliant step-by-step method that makes learning these techniques so easy, you’ll be able to pull off these same looks yourself (without spending thousands on expensive equipment). Plus, the book is packed with David’s tricks of the trade that he’s picked up in a career shooting all over the world.

LEARN HOW THE PROS REALLY DO IT
Each year David trains thousands of photographers on how to shoot weddings like a pro. He knows the problems and challenges today’s wedding photographers face, and that’s exactly what he covers in this book. You’ll learn everything on the list here and much more:
  • Professional posing and composition tips
  • Simple on-location lighting setups that are specially designed for the wedding photographer
  • How to get gorgeous images using a minimal amount of time and equipment
  • Creative lighting techniques that anyone can use to create dramatic wedding portraits that will set you apart
  • David’s own camera settings and lens selections (which lenses to use when, and why), and how to get the best results with your existing gear
  • How pros use on- and off-camera f lash, and a host of tricks of the trade that will make you more profitable and have you delivering the type of wedding shots you’ve always dreamed of!
Plus, the book includes the complete cover-to-cover layout from one of David’s wedding album designs to help spark your creative juices and give you ideas to take your own layouts to the next level.

The wedding photography industry has been waiting for a landmark book that would become “the book” that finally changes everything, and that’s exactly what you’ll be getting with the purchase of this book.

About the Author

David A. Ziser, an internationally renowned portrait and wedding photographer, has shared his knowledge with tens of thousands of photographers in five languages, and in 14 countries worldwide. His Digital WakeUp Call tour was acclaimed as one of the best-ever seminars on digital photography. David is a regular featured lecturer at the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI), and Imaging USA/Professional Photographers of America. He also provides training classes on DVD and online through Kelby Training, writes a daily photography blog, and writes for Professional Photographer magazine. David has been honored as a Kodak Mentor, and is one of 98 people worldwide who holds the distinguished honor of Fellow, bestowed by the American Society of Photographers.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Definitive Wedding Photography Compendium 31 Mar 2010
Format:Paperback
Ignore the US aspect of the writing and you will be accessing some great tips for your wedding photography. I have long been a fan of David's and most of his techniques have been published on his blog. However this book gives you the finishing touches to his ideas and coupled with his sessions on Kelby Training will give most wedding photographers the low down on applying David's tricks of the trade.
I use most of his suggestions and have found them to work well and lift my wedding photography to the next level.
The book is a great technique guide for any photographer venturing into weddings during these economically challenging times..
Anyone aspiring to be a great exponent of flash photography should read this book,and then look at what Neil Van Niekerk, Joe McNally and Damien Lovegrove are doing. A great combination of unique resources and mostly available on the web.

Great value book for all wedding photographers.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 19 Mar 2010
Format:Paperback
Whilst this is an American book and I am a rustic Welshman I enjoy the flowing style and both the artistic and technical content. I have warmed to American presentation being a NAPP member and having followed Scott and the boys for a number of years. The flow is great and the content is quite inspirational. It makes you want to get out there and shoot. If you have read more general books on photography this is definitely one to buy I have read certain sections a few times, the content being so extensive this was necessary to get it logged in. As soon as I read it I got my SB800 speedlights out and experimented. I am waiting for the upgrade to a Nikon D700 or similar to come out to use the high ISO capabilities to follow on from the book. Buy it you won't be disappointed (that is if you have no aversion to the US style of presentation).
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4.0 out of 5 stars good...but 16 Mar 2010
By Burnie
Format:Paperback
Nicely presented book with some good ideas but a little too "American" for my conservative UK tastes. There's a few techniques I'll try but I think the Neil Van Niekerk book on flash techniques works better. Not a negative review by any stretch but there are better books...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 4 July 2014
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Very Good Lots of good advice and tips well worth a read.
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I'm not a wedding photographer, just an amateur so this is my perspective. The book feels dated about 5yrs behind and the quality of the printing of photographs inside is average. There is some good advice and techniques which is applicable for today as light is light! The diagrams for lighting are reasonable but they don't show a 3 dimension only 2 which is a poor oversight as height of the light source would influence the outcome of the photo. I would only recommend this book for a total beginner as any photographer would be able to learn most techniques from the multitude of websites and YouTube tutorials out there. If this book was cheaper that the thirty bits I paid I would have given it four stars.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Informative guide 21 Feb 2014
By Craig
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I would have given this 5 stars but the book can be a little repetitious in parts. Overall though some nice ideas within the content.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a must for budding wedding photographers 19 Sep 2013
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An exciting view from a well experience professional ..... Well worth reading, full of inspirational facts and ideas and advise
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5.0 out of 5 stars Captured by the light 16 April 2013
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I bought this for a budding wedding photographer.
He said that it was the best book of advice that he had been given.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing short of brilliant
If you aspire to becoming a wedding photographer, this book is mandatory reading. It is a delightful book and in my opion will become the book by which all future wedding... Read more
Published 19 months ago by James
5.0 out of 5 stars Cheesy, not hip...but great!
I found I had to ignore the very USA, baroque heaviness of the book's design and even the photos BUT he absolutely knows what he's talking about and once you've made the cultural... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Flashman
5.0 out of 5 stars Captured by the light
Fantastic book. I got this for my Christmas and haven't put it down. I've stared a wedding photography business and this book is like a bible for me. Read more
Published 20 months ago by VML
5.0 out of 5 stars what a brilliant book
This is a remarkable book. Well written and with some humour. The layout and the examples showing lighting pistions are excellent which makes understanding so simple. Read more
Published on 3 April 2012 by chickwit
5.0 out of 5 stars A superbly crafted work
Everyone has said it all really. Mr Ziser has crafted an excellent read. The layout makes it easy to follow, and belies the years of experience summed up in what is a very concise... Read more
Published on 15 Sep 2011 by Paul Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars THE wedding Bible
There is only one thing wrong with this book, the Title.
It has a wrong title it should be "THE wedding photographers Bible"
This book is in reality 20 books. Read more
Published on 10 April 2011 by Mike L
4.0 out of 5 stars Captured by the light
Promise as it say ; the essential guide. Well explained guide for all the different types lighting for wedding photographers.
Examples in the book are good. Read more
Published on 4 Feb 2011 by Wertelaers Ronny
4.0 out of 5 stars Captured by the light
The book is an interesting and usefull guide to lighting, it's wedding focused but the tips will apply equally to portrait or studio photography.
well worth a read.
Published on 2 Feb 2011 by Swanseamale
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