Bridal Portraits: Lighting on Location

Damon Tucci Cr.Photog.

Capturing a wedding is more than just the actual ceremony; it’s a collection of all the special moments that make the wedding day. In this course, wedding expert Damon Tucci teaches you how to successfully shoot those “before” shots that help tell your client’s story.

Listen as Damon shares the instructions and suggestions to give your bride so that everything goes smoothly. Learn the proper amount of time to allow, what shots to take inside, who to pose and how to pose them.

Explore Damon’s lighting tips and techniques, both for shooting in the Bride’s Room as well as other areas around the venue. Discuss the use of natural light and how a “light cave” or shaded area can make for amazing images. Examine how and when to use reflectors and LED lighting to enhance your photos.

You’ll also discover the poses that make for award-winning wedding albums and how to create them yourself. From up-close and personal to full-length and profiles; from formal and reflective to casual and relaxed – Damon shows you everything you need to know to make the pre-ceremony shoot spectacular!

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Damon Tucci Bio

Damon Tucci has been a professional photographer in the Orlando area for the past 15 years and has photographed over 3000 weddings. Unlike many wedding photos from the past, his images are emotional, unique, and interesting; just like the couples he photographs.

Damon’s distinct artistry is a combination of talent and experience. He began his career as an underwater cinematographer, and later as a photographer for Disney Photographic Services. It was at Disney that he carefully crafted his unique approach to wedding photography, which is a mix of documentary and stylized fashion.

His award-winning work has been published in several regional and national magazines including Professional Photographer, Studio Photography and Design, The Knot, Perfect Wedding Guide, and Orlando Leisure. Damon is an active member of PPA (Professional Photographers of America) and a dynamic speaker who is frequently asked to lecture to other photography professionals across the country. He takes great pride in teaching others what he has studied for the past two decades and is honored to share his experiences with his students.

Damon’s non-traditional method of blending fashion with documentation is revolutionizing the wedding industry. Today’s modern couples don’t want to spend precious hours on formal poses; they want to enjoy their day with family and friends. Damon’s unique understanding of light, allows him to capture these once-in-a-lifetime moments, but in an unobtrusive manner that does not impact the wedding.

As an artist, Damon revels in breaking the rules. He firmly believes that if you don’t enjoy what you do, then you should do something else. His laid back personality is easy going and fun. Although he is a strict professional, his sense of humor is never far away, and that makes working with him more like spending time with an old friend.

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