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The Ins & Outs of Wedding Photography + Wedding Photography (PreNup, Wedding Day, Album Design Making) + Same Day Edit (SDE)

The Ins & Outs of Wedding Photography (1 day)

More than half the new wedding photographers entering business each year either fail or never make it big. That's because they don't see the big picture: the days when a photographer simply shows up on W-Day are gone. Patrick Uy almost single-handedly raised the stakes in local wedding photography, and in this one-day seminar he shares the secrets that made his name a by-word among photographers and bridal couples. You provide the talent and the desire to succeed, Patrick will provide the insider's guide, discussing equipment required, possible problems with clients and suppliers, handling meetings and contracts, pricing, sourcing and delivering albums and frames.

It will cover the following:

  • Equipment, staffing, code of conduct
  • Shot list
  • Pre-event meetings
  • Pricing
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Contracts
  • Digital workflow
  • Photo albums
  • Compositions and treatments
  • Anticipating problems
  • Site investigation
  • Dealing with wedding coordinators, suppliers, other crew

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Wedding Photography: Prenup & Wedding Day Photography + Album Design Making (3 days)

Prenuptial: Prenuptial shoot is now very much a part of any wedding package. Learning new techniques and style will give the photographer a big advantage in booking an event. Coming prepared for a shoot differs a professional from an amateur.

Wedding Day Photography: A wedding photographer is only as good as his last booking. Meaning to say a booking either makes or breaks him. The professional wedding photographer must make a habit of delivering quality and distinctive style every time, all the time.

How does one stand out in this highly competitive field? Attract clients? Develop and market his own style? Deal with cutthroat competition?

For such an often-held, well-organized, synchronized event, a wedding can spin out of control in the hands of the unprepared photographer. The two nice people you made arrangements with suddenly balloon to a hundred uncooperative sponsors and family members. This workshop, handled by veterans wedding photographers Richel Mascariñas and Andy Samaniego, guides you with lectures and a simulated re-enactment of several key sequences including the dressing of the bride, the ceremony, and bridal portrait.

Wedding Album: This topic aims to establish an efficient workflow and high standard in the design process of wedding album production using appropriate layout efficient applications.

You'll also identify possible problem areas and how to deal with them, how to set up a seamless workflow, right up to preparing and delivering the finished album.

  • Prenup Photography
    • New ideas in prenuptial pictorials (studio & outdoors)
    • Green screen photography
    • Final products that can be delivered (prenup albums, guestbook, AVP, save the date photos, etc.)
    • Shoot with models
    • On-location reenactment with models, makeup artists, and actual gowns
  • Wedding Day Photography
    • What makes a wedding photographer professional
    • The obligations of a professional wedding photographer
    • Basic and recommended equipment
    • The importance of long and wide lenses
    • What a client looks for in a wedding photographer
    • The products and services offered by a wedding photographer
    • Contemporary styles of covering a wedding from traditional to editorial
    • Different traditions among different religious sects
    • Non-Catholic weddings
    • Church regulations and policies
    • Planning for and covering the ceremony and reception
    • On-location reenactment with models, makeup artists, and actual gowns
    • Production and post-production workflow, including backing up, weeding out, cleaning up
    • Photographer’s shot list vs client expectations. Building a shot list.
    • Creative lighting on the go using camera strobes
    • Shooting with and without flash
    • Capturing emotion and timeliness with the photojournalistic approach to coverage and album design
    • Location and studio bridal portrait
    • Shooting the wedding entourage
    • Pricing and marketing your services
  • Wedding Album Design (lecture-demo session)
    • Producing the album and enlargements
    • Imaging software
    • Client concerns and preferences
    • Design process (image enhancing, page illustration, printing and binding)
    • Wedding photography workflow (capture-sort-edit-layout-print-deliver)
    • Image-selection process
    • Principles in layout design
    • Editing techniques, different types of plug-ins and actions
    • Final products that can be delivered (wedding albums, prenup albums, guestbook, AVP, save the date photos, etc.)

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Same Day Edit: Wedding Videos at the Speed of Life (2 days)

Life's events don't stop for us to finish a video. The photography has to be coordinated and delivered, the clips have to be viewed and selected, and the video sequenced, edited, and score--all in a few hours.

Working behind the scenes in real time does not mean editing wedding videos is a passive job of waiting for clips to come in. Rather, it is a pro-active, hands-on job that requires complete control over the production. What this means is that the editor wears many hats--that of scriptwriter, storyboarder, director of photography, musical scorer, editor.

It will cover the following:

  • Understanding the project files, audio transitions, video effects and video transitions timeline.
  • The importance of creating personal key shortcuts during worktime.
  • Selecting the right music at the right moments.
  • How to finish on time or ahead of time.
  • Prioritization of files with real-time back up for both the raw files and working files.
  • Getting the right tool for the right job.
  • Basic color adjustment and cropping for cinematic output.
  • Troubleshooting for unrendered , unexported or time limited situations.

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Who should attend

The workshops will benefit photographers:

  • planning a career in wedding photography
  • making the switch from another field
  • intending to streamline an existing wedding photography business

The workshops will benefit photographers:

  • Completion of the PCCI Basic Photography workshop or equivalent experience with basic photography and lighting principles

For the Same-Day Edit hands-on workshop

  • Familiarity with a professional video editing software like Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro
  • Some experience shooting video (necessary to understand the workflow and needs of a project)
Terms and Conditions

Thirty percent (30%) downpayment is required upon registration. The balance can be paid in installments (cash, check or credit card). Payment schedule will be given upon registration. Downpayment is not refundable but transferable to other people or schedule.


  • May 15–17 (Mon to Wed) , Jun 1 (Thu), Jun 24–25 (Sat to Sun)

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM


PhP 12,500 (USD 480). Package fee is about 35% cheaper than taking each course separately.

Includes materials, lunch and snacks.

Be sure to read the Registration Info before registering.


Note: Your seat is not confirmed until we receive a 50 percent down payment.

Course Date(s)

Deposit payment at your nearest Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) branch, in the name of Philippine Center for Creative Imaging, S/A 1-249-91545-5. Fax deposit slip to 892-5281 with your name and class details. Surrender deposit slip on first day of class to get official receipt.

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