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July Wedding Workshop

Pick up your camera and join Master photographer, Louise Michaud in a fun, informative, career jumping weekend workshop in Wedding Photography. Located in the historic district of Salem, MA, the studio of Louise Michaud Photographer is a perfect setting for an inspiring experience.

During the course of the workshop, Louise takes you to some of her favorite shooting locations in the near by parts for a hands on posing and lighting demo. As a great addition to the workshop, a local church is used for a learning session on the how to of gracefully chasing a bride and groom down the isle. Louise will help you gain knowledge of the technical aspects of wedding photography like using an on and off camera flash, natural light and when to use fill flash and reflectors (allowing space for you creative visions), as well as walking you through “booking a client” business forms, and work flow organization.

Join Louise for a pleasant weekend to enhance your career, photographic skills and creative energy so that you can make your passions a reality!

Further details can be found under the “workshop” section of www.louisemichaud.com

NATURALLY COAXED

Ana Morais

Photography by Ana Morais

Settings: Nikon D80, ISO 200, Shutter Speed 1/500 sec, Aperture 2.8, Focal Length 78mm

Lighting: All Natural

Posing: Coaxed

Expression: Natural

I love this couple’s expression, informally held bouquet and carefree veil blowing in the wind. Ana selected a fast aperture (2.8) to blur out the background which makes the cars less distracting. This separates the subjects from the background. Also, I applaud Ana for utilizing the Dutch tilt. She used the landscape to create diagonal lines resulting in a much more dramatic composition. Ana also coaxed the bride and groom into two perfect profiles. Job well done Ana!

STUDENT CRITIQUE

Nicole’s Student Work

Photography by Nicole DeMaria, Gown by French Bridals, Hair and Makeup by Lee Aldrich, Louise Michaud Photographer Worshop

Settings: Shutter Speed-160, F-stop 5.6, ISO 800, Camera – Canon Digital Rebel, Camera mode AV, Art work none.

Lighting: Natural indirect sunlight.

Posing: Face – “Perfect Profile,” Crop – 3/4, The bride appears relaxed, as her flowers are pointing down while her mind races – preoccupied with questions.

Composition: This is a strong composition. The brides face follows the “Rule of Thirds” which creates a focus and drama within the photograph.

Expression: Natural & pensive. Perfect for the pose.

Comments: Nicole did a beautiful job finding the natural light and posing the brides face in “perfect profile.” She used the diffused sunlight to light the “Mask” of the face and photographed into the shadow side creating dimension within the photograph. She captured a beautiful texture by allowing the natural light to gently touch upon the gown. This crop provides extra space on the right to compliment the brides expression.