What techniques turn a single wedding photograph into a powerful, multi-dimensional storytelling tool? In this captivating course, professional wedding photographer Jim Garner will teach you how to transform your photography business by thinking like an artist. Jim will share hard-won industry secrets — learned from decades at the helm of one of the nation’s leading wedding photography studios — guiding you through the creative journey from picture-taker to storytelling. You’ll explore tools and strategies that will make your workflow more streamlined and your studio more profitable. During live action photo shoots, you will watch Jim’s “story shooting” philosophy in action — as he demonstrates how posing, shooting, and lighting contribute to the strength of the visual story. By the end of this course, you have a full grasp of the art of storytelling and be able to apply this new way of thinking to every aspect of your business.
- Access 64 lectures & 25.5 hours of content 24/7
- Evaluate yourself & your business
- Identify your style
- Learn the 5 steps to experimental style
- Define your goals & make a 10-year plan
Recognized by American Photo Magazine as “One of the Top Ten Wedding Photographers in the World.”
Jim’s career began in 1993 as a commercial photographer, where his skill for combining technical expertise with an elegant, modern aesthetic enabled him to build a solid business based on satisfied clients and referrals. He continues to be one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading commercial photographers to this day. Jim’s fascination with communicating people’s life stories has also led him down a different road: to become one of today’s most sought-after wedding photographers.
By fusing several elements—an editorial fashion sense, a taste for distinctive colors and textures, a relaxed shooting approach and a strong passion for capturing “real life” moments—Jim has developed a unique style that consistently wins accolades and awards. For the past several years, J. Garner Photography has won in multiple awards within the Professional Photography Industry. To look at Jim’s prize-winning work, visit www.jgarnerphoto.com.
An expert in his field, Jim has been published in numerous photography industry publications including Rangefinder, PPA and American Photo Magazine as well as Marie Claire. He is also a popular educator and public speaker.