If there’s one book which I’m sure every amateur wedding photographer would appreciate having while they’re getting their business off the ground, that is none other than Steve Sint’s “Wedding Photography: Art, Business and Style” book.

He does have a new book out but for now, let’s focus on how the original edition of this particular title. I can’t even remember how many times, when I was first starting out, I took this book out whenever doubts as an amateur photographer assailed me.

Much like a student studying for a test, I used Steve Sint’s book as a guideline to increase my knowledge about the basic aspects of wedding photography that I typically did not have a clue about. When you read the book, you will see how the author started with the ABC in wedding photography: how to start a wedding studio or work for one, how to build your very own repertoire of wedding photos and how to frame and pose your subjects.

The good thing about the middle part of the book is that good and bad examples are given – so you would pretty much have an idea about whether the photos that you’re churning out at that point in your career were passable or not.

The succeeding parts of the book talked about how to use a flash, how to relate and sell your wedding packages and more importantly, how to promote your business. Thinking back, if I had to scrimp on other things that I didn’t have money for back then, Steve Sint’s book is the one thing that I wouldn’t have regretted purchasing. It’s that useful, especially for those who are just starting out – and wish to succeed – in the wedding photography business.

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