Pain Points

After polling nearly 200 wedding photographers, we found that most photographers view the reception as the most difficult part of the wedding day, particularly when it comes to lighting setups. That said, this chapter focuses on the gear and lighting techniques needed to make photographing the reception a relatively pain-free experience.

Here are the other pain points (or challenges) shared by photographers:

Chapter One

  • 1.1 Wedding Workshop 8: Photographing the Reception | Trailer
  • 1.2 Pain Points
  • 1.3 Must-Have Gear
  • 1.4 The Intuitive Guide To Flash Power
  • 1.5 Light Control Is The Name Of The Game
  • 1.6 The Perfect Exposure: Step-by-Step
  • 1.7 Gelling Made Simple
  • 1.8 To Rim Or Not To Rim
  • 1.9 Risk Vs. Reward
  • 1.10 Lighting Guide Legend
  • 1.11 Assignment: Perfect Exposure
  • 1.12 Chapter One Quiz
  • Chapter Two

  • 2.1 The Grand Entrance - Goals and Must Haves
  • 2.2 Fixed Pinned OCF
  • 2.3 Moving Pinned OCF
  • 2.4 Bounce Flash
  • 2.5 Direct Flash Done Right
  • 2.6 Assignment: Grand Entrance
  • 2.7 Chapter Two Quiz
  • Chapter Three

  • 3.1 First & Family Dance Goals And Must Haves
  • 3.2 Fixed Pinned OCF
  • 3.3 Moving Pinned Light
  • 3.4 Bounce Flash With Rims
  • 3.5 Assignment: Family Dances At Wedding Receptions
  • 3.6 Chapter Three Quiz
  • Chapter Four

  • 4.1 Toasts and Speeches | Goals and Must-Haves
  • 4.2 Fixed Pinned OCF
  • 4.3 Bounce Flash
  • 4.4 Assignment: Toasts and Speeches
  • 4.5 Chapter Four Quiz
  • Chapter Five

  • 5.1 Cake-Cutting Goals And Must-Haves
  • 5.2 Pinned Constant Or OCF
  • 5.3 Bounce Flash With Rims
  • 5.4 Assignment: Cake Cutting Capture
  • 5.5 Photographing the Reception: Chapter Five Quiz
  • Chapter Six

  • 6.1 Bouquet/Garter Goals And Must-Haves
  • 6.2 Pinned OCF
  • 6.3 Bounce Flash
  • 6.4 Assignment: Get The Garter (Or Bouquet)
  • 6.5 Chapter Six Quiz
  • Chapter Seven

  • 7.1 Open Dancing Goals And Must-Haves
  • 7.2 Pinned Constant Or Off-Camera Flash
  • 7.3 Direct Flash Dance Floor Twist
  • 7.4 Bounce Flash With Rims
  • 7.5 Direct Flash
  • 7.6 A New Twist On Dance Floor Pics
  • 7.7 Chapter Seven Quiz
  • Chapter Eight

  • 8.1 Constant Light: Flower Petal Toss
  • 8.2 Constant Light: Lightsaber Arch
  • 8.3 Bounce Flash: New Year’s Countdown
  • 8.4 Natural Light: Sparkler Exit
  • 8.5 Assignment: Creative Exit
  • Chapter Nine

  • 9.1 Lighting Techniques For Miscellaneous Reception Portraits
  • 9.2 Almost Perfect Ambient Light Refined With Bounce
  • 9.3 Commercial Vs. Stylized Lighting And Post-Production For Both
  • 9.4 Assignment: Reception Portraits
  • 9.5 Chapter Nine Quiz
  • Chapter Ten

  • 10.1 Outro And Goodbye
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