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When shooting a wedding, there are loads of essential photos that are important to the bride and groom. But chances are (and we can say this with experience) that a lot more than just them will care about the photos. Lots of bridesmaids (and no, we’re not kidding about this) go crazy over photos of them at weddings for the purpose of having better Facebook profile photos. And recently, PhotoDoto shared an infographic put together by photographer Barry Page.

The infographic pretty much hits the nail on the head by saying that these photos are important to every bride out there. But there is a lot more than this is that is important to every wedding photographer. For that, we’ve got a significantly more massive shot list for you.

We’ll also be updating our recommended Gear Guide very soon.

julius motal the phoblographer life in focus charles glatzer image 01Before he took his lens into the wild, Charles Glatzer got his start in wedding and portrait photography out in Long Island. His true passion was outdoors, and it is there that he carved out his place in the photographic world. Glatzer has traveled the world with his kit, and has produced a beautiful body of work that many won’t have the opportunity to create. With a steady hand and a keen eye, Glatzer has captured moments of the natural world, much like a street photographer captures moments of the urban world. Here, he shares his experiences and insight.

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All images by Joy Marie Smallwood. Used with permission. 

A while back, there was a pair of photographers that shot an entire wedding with an iPhone. This spurred many others to try to do this. But since being released earlier on this year, the Nokia Lumia 1020 (which has the best camera on the market) is a cameraphone that we haven’t heard much about in terms of professional work being done with it. But Joy Marie Smallwood decided that she’d be up to the task.

While the smallest concern for many professional photographers is gear, it’s still something that is essential to the picture capturing process. But Joy’s photos prove more than anything that it’s about having a vision first and executing it perfectly is what’s paramount.

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All photos by Ashley Eubanks. Used with permission. Also check out her facebook page.

Photographer Ashley Eubanks recently shot a very special engagement session. Her best friend came to her with the idea to shoot it with a Breaking Bad theme. Obviously, it was based on the hit TV series that recently showed its final episode. “We chose the scenes by looking at promo photos from the show and got inspiration from those!” says Eubanks. “We imitated some of the poses and whatnot. We just kind of went with it and did what felt right!”

More is on Ashley’s blog, but there are other photos after the jump.

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All images shot by Tony Corbell. Used with permission.

Tony Corbell has photographed hundreds of faces and hundreds of weddings. From heads of state and astronauts to newlyweds, Corbell’s career has spanned decades and earned him accolades. He also gives seminars and hosts workshops to help new photographers cultivate their vision. Aside from being a Kelby teacher, he is doing a workshop on creativeLive soon. Tony has also been shooting since 1979–which is longer than many of us have even been around.

Here, he shares his insights with us about the industry and the deep things that go into the creation of a photograph.

This December 9-11, Tony will teach a course on creativeLIVE dedicated entirely to studio lighting. During the course, which is free to stream live, Tony will explain lighting basics as well as the subtle lighting adjustments that turn average images into extraordinary. 

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Profoto B1 500 TTL product images (1 of 9)ISO 4001-100 sec at f - 5.6

What more could a photographer ask for than TTL communication between your camera and your monolight? Though many of us have been lighting the old fashioned way (with a hand held light meter and measuring tools) there are times that I’m positive that all of us have wanted TTL at some point or another. Today, Profoto has announced their brand new B1 500 AirTTL Monolight along with a new commander coined the Air Remote TTL-C. As is evident from the name, it is currently only available for Canon DSLRs.

We had the opportunity to play with a pre-production unit over the past weekend and so far, it seems like a big win-win situation for all. Wedding photographers, portrait strobists, and others may really get a kick out of what this light can do. And at $2,000 per head, it may even save them money without the need of buying battery packs and all.

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