Are You Prepared to Photograph Same-Sex Couples?
**UPDATE** For those of you who missed this webinar the first time around, you’re in luck. We’re trying a new day and time, rebroadcasting with Kathryn and Thea once more so you can hear their tips and ask your questions. Join us on Friday!
A few months ago we spoke with two amazing authors in a SmugMug podcast, Kathryn Hamm and Thea Dodds. Their book, Capturing Love: The Art of Lesbian & Gay Wedding Photography, was in the final stages of publication and we were thrilled that someone was finally addressing the issue of photographing same-sex couples.
Since then, their book has found astounding success. They’ve gotten so much feedback about the book that we knew that there was still much more to be discussed about this important topic and how it affects you, the photographer.
Lesbian and Gay Wedding Photography, the Online Edition
We’re welcoming Kathryn and Thea back to our educational program in this month’s SmugMug webinar! Join us on Thursday, June 27th, 2013, to hear more about the very real challenges you’ll face when photographing same-sex engagements and weddings, what you need to know to be taking on same-sex couples as clients, and how the field is rapidly changing every day.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
8:00 PM ET
Duration: 1.5 hours
The Art of Same-Sex Engagement and Wedding Photography
Despite the growing number of same-sex weddings in the US, portrait photography remains largely limited to working with heterosexual couples. The time has come for photographers to understand that not all engagement and wedding photos are made the same.
Now that marriage equality is recognized in twelve states and the District of Columbia, professional photographers should be asking: What does it take to be a successful pro in the same-sex market, and are you prepared to pose a same-sex couple in a way that properly communicates a message of love and intimacy? What more do you need to know to communicate that preparedness to prospective clients who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LBGT)?
Join the authors of the groundbreaking new book, Capturing Love: The Art of Lesbian & Gay Wedding Photography (which was recently featured in the June issue of Rangefinder Magazine), for this essential skill-based webinar about best practices for photographing same-sex couples in a rapidly shifting legal landscape. Though an advance purchase and review of Capturing Love is not required for this seminar, it is recommended to support the discussion. Buy the book here.
Win Free Stuff, Too
As an added bonus, our fabulous print labs will be donating great prizes to three lucky people who join this webinar! Here’s what we’ll be giving away:
- One 11X14 ThinWrap from Bay Photo
- One 20×30 Metal Print from WHCC
- 50% off any one item from EZ Prints
- $50 subscription credit from SmugMug
We’re heading full-tilt into wedding season and we hope that whether you’re a bride, groom, family, friend, event planner or the photographer, that your summer will be full of joy.
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