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Charleston Charm Wedding Photography Workshop

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Charleston Charm Wedding Photography Workshop

Presented by: Vanessa Joy

Presented by: Vanessa Joy


Join NJ/NYC luxury wedding photographer Vanessa Joy for a 4-day Workshop in Charleston, SC. Whether you specialize in southern charm weddings or big city weddings, you will walk away from this workshop with the skills and confidence you need to build a successful business.  Don’t miss four days chock-full of the beautifully stylized hands-on ceremony, bridal party, an engagement session, and reception shoots to add to your portfolio.

This is a unique workshop for wedding photographers looking to improve their photography skills, build their portfolios, and have some fun, too!

This workshop is for intermediate to advanced photographers but if you’re a beginner you’re sure to get a lot out of it as well. Basic understanding of your camera operations including using manual mode, f-stops and shutter speed is preferred. Photographers looking to refine their business strategies will enjoy the lecture portion of the workshop no matter how long they’ve been in business. Please read the agenda to understand the workshop outline.  

NOTE: Our host hotel is the French Quarter Inn, 166 Church Street, Charleston, SC 29401 where Canon has negotiated a special rate for workshop attendees which expires Friday, October 4, 2019.  Please call (843) 722-1900 and mention Canon to make your reservation arriving 11/10/19, departing 11/13/19.   

Key Takeaways:

  • Using natural light and the elements of design to compose stunning wedding images.

  • Learn to think on your toes as a wedding photographer while always keeping the client and your goals in mind.

  • Why and how focal length impacts composition (more than you think).

  • Setting up your camera to work the way you want.

  • Exposure: Getting it right every time and fast enough to keep up with a crazy wedding day.

  • Using depth of field as a creative tool.

  • Basic macro techniques.

  • Demystifying flash for typically natural light shooters.

  • Workflow from capture to print.

  • Optimizing your images.

  • The Business of Wedding Photography

  • Pricing and Packing for a Profit

  • Social Media and Marketing Tips

  • How to attract and maintain luxury clients

  • Doubling your income with in-person Sales

  • Each day will feature education on gear, posing, and methods as well as photography field sessions during all times of the day. You will have the opportunity to learn and experiment with a range of Canon EOS Bodies and EF lenses 

  • Expert instruction in the field and classroom from Vanessa Joy and support from Canon technical experts.

  • Access to the latest Canon gear including our new EOS R system

  • 1-2 Professional Prints of your work to take home from a Canon PIXMA Pro Printer

  • Canon EOS-1DX Mark II

  • Canon EF 35mm 1.4, EF 50mm 1.2, EF 85mm 1.4, EF 135mm 2.0, EF 100mm 2.8 macro, and  Canon 600 EX II

  • RT Speedlites

We recommend bringing a variety of lenses to shoot with (but we’ll have plenty on had to borrow as well). Vanessa’s favorites are the Canon EF 50mm 1.2, EF 85mm 1.4 and EF 135mm 2.0Speedlites are also encouraged for sunset and night photography as well as reception details.Plenty of charged battery packs and memory cards.A laptop computer for downloading and editing images.Bring layers of clothing; Weather can be variable from early morning to noon. Mornings can be in the ’40s and daytime temperatures can climb into the mid ’60s.

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Skill Level
Beginner,Advanced Amateur,Amateur,Professional
Date & Time
November 10, 2019 -November 13, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
French Quarter Inn
166 Church Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
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