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You all have been asking for a wedding photography workshop and we are proud to finally announce the Ultimate 2-day Wedding Photography Workshop Intensive! Learn more by watching the video above, or reading all of the details below.

We’re debuting this workshop at the FStoppers Workshop at the Atlantis Resort on the Island of Nassau in the Bahamas on Wednesday May 28th – Sunday June 1 2014.

What is the FStoppers Workshop Atlantis?

Fstoppers has brought together 10 instructors who are considered leaders in their specialties. Small class sizes, paradise as our shooting location and life-changing education is going to make for an amazing workshop experience. [Sign up Here!]

Check out the FStoppers Workshop Atlantis video by clicking below:

The Ultimate 2-Day Wedding Workshop

The Lin and Jirsa Photography Team shoots over 200 weddings a year. By using virtually every lighting, posing and shooting tool available to us, we have created a unique photographic style and look that has become a part of the Lin and Jirsa brand. We will be teaching students all of these lighting, posing and shooting techniques to help you in creating your own amazing and unique images regardless of the shooting situation.

We are also going to walk through several components of the wedding day. From capturing bridal and groom preparation portraits, to shooting wedding venue and details, to techniques on how to light and capture wedding party and family formals, to how we light for awesome dance floor shots!

Learn Posing for Wedding Photography
We will be instructing students on our Foundation Posing techniques that will enable you as a photographer to communicate posing instructions and always have posing ideas at the ready on any shoot, for any couple. [Sign Up for the Workshop Here!]


Learn Wedding Photography Lighting
For lighting, over the years we have developed a mobile and affordable toolkit of lighting accessories that allows us to create virtually any type of look or effect in any scene.

From natural light photography utilizing reflectors and scrims, to off-camera pocket strobes to create dynamic portraits, to small constant lights to create moody and atmospheric portraits. All of which fits into a single easily portable lighting bag that is used on each shoot. [Sign Up for the Workshop Here!]


Learn to Capture Bridal Preparation
We’ll give you hands-on experience with capturing bridal preparation using a combination of window light and off-camera flash.[Sign Up for the Workshop Here!]


Venue and Details
Venue and Details are a huge part of the day and a great opportunity to wow your planners and venue coordinators. We are going to show you exactly how we capture venue details that will amaze every vendor you work with.


Wedding Party and Family Formals
Family formals and wedding party pictures can be intimidating because you need to balance so many variables. Perfect lighting, the right background, getting great expressions, and pose variations are just a few of the factors you need to know. [Sign Up for the Workshop Here!]


Creative Compositions
Creative compositions and a unique use of your environment will quickly make your photography stand out. Learn how we scout locations looking for objects and often hidden elements that help us to create awesomely unique images.


Dance Floor
Dance floor shots can be tricky because they’re often in very dark environments. Learn how we use off camera lighting and camera techniques to get captivating, exciting, and well-lit dance floor images. [Sign up Here!]


Advanced: HDRs in Wedding Photography
We cover advanced camera techniques such as natural HDR photography, a technique that can truly differentiate your photography. There are specific ways to process HDRs for wedding and portrait photography which we will also cover in this workshop. [Sign up Here!]


Advanced: Composites in Wedding Photography
Sometimes the perfect shot is actually multiple shots combined into one. We’ll teach you how to composite images for results that are otherwise impossible. [Sign Up for the Workshop Here!]


Build Your Portfolio!

For the workshop, we will be flying out and using our beautiful models Ryan and Jackie (which you might remember from the Natural Light Workshop DVD) so each of you can walk away with awesome images featuring a beautiful couple for your portfolio. [Sign Up for the Workshop Here!]

Itinerary for the Wedding Photography Workshop

The workshop will be a 2 day intensive, and when I say intense, I mean intense! Due to the amount of information we will be covering, students should come prepared to work as each workshop day will start at 8am and will last at least 10-12 hours if not more.

Here is the breakdown of the itinerary (subject to refinement/change):

  • Day 1 will be focusing on lighting and capturing techniques for couples portraiture, or the engagement session. We are going to be covering shooting techniques, posing, natural light modification, and advanced lighting/shooting techniques for couples portraiture.
  • Day 2 will be focused on lighting and capturing techniques for the actual wedding day. We will be walking through specific elements of the wedding day to show you lighting and capture techniques. If time permits, we would also like to take students back to the hotel for a bit of post production instruction, however our main focus for this 2 day intensive is shooting!

Who is this workshop for?

So, who is this class for? Well, this class is for anyone that wishes to simply take better portraits. Whether you want to be a professional, or simply take better portraits in general, this class will give you the knowledge and tools to take your craft to a completely new level.

Because of the sheer volume of information that we will be covering including in-camera capture techniques, we do recommend that students at least have a basic understanding of exposure and how to use their camera in Manual Mode as we will not be covering camera basics. [Sign Up for the Workshop Here!]

Recommended equipment For The Wedding Photography Workshop

Also, to get the most from this class, we recommend that students bring the following equipment.

  • Basic or Advanced DSLR Body
  • One or more of the following lenses (24-70mm, 70-200mm, 50mm, 100mm, etc)
  • A sturdy tripod
  • Shutter release (nice but not a must)
  • 5 in 1 reflector (such as a Westcott 5 in 1)
  • 1 or 2 off-camera flashes that can be controlled via radio control
  • Radio control system to control off camera lights
  • 1 or 2 constant flash or LED lights (such as the Brinkmann Dual Xenon or Lowel GL-1)

In case you want to see our exact gear setup, here is our official gear listing showing all of the items we will be using to demonstrate these techniques. These items have all been tested and put through their paces, so we can wholeheartedly recommend each of them. Of course you don’t need everything on this list, but we recommend you bring along a suitable substitute in each area.

  • Primary Constant Light: Lowel GL-1
  • Secondary Constant Light: Switronix TorchLED Bolt
  • 2x Off-Camera Flashes: We use old Nikon Flashes and Vivitar flashes.
  • Radio Triggers: 3x Pocket Wizard Plus 3s
  • Reflector Modifier: Westcott 5 in 1 Reflector
  • Flash Diffuser: Any dome diffuser for your flash (clear is better)
  • Tripods: MeFOTO Road Trip or MeFOTO Globe Trotter
  • Memory Cards: SanDisk Extreme w/ ThinkTank Pixel Pocket Rocket
  • Travel Cases: ThinkTank Airport International and Pelican 1510

What Else Do You Get?

In addition to 2 full days of in-person instruction, every student will walk away with the following which features over $400 worth of our critically acclaimed workshops on DVD for future reference:

We have designed this class to be an incredible value for what is included. For quality purposes, we want to keep each class small between 10-15 students so everyone can get individualized attention. So it is highly recommended that you sign up early to reserve your spot! [Sign Up for the Workshop Here!]