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Laura Ross, Publicist

Weddings: From Snapshots to Great Shots

New Book and eBook Reveal Everything Photographers Need to Know to Capture the Big Day

Berkeley, CA—October 25, 2011— From beginning to end, the wedding is one of the most important days to a bride and groom, and they depend on their photographer to capture every special moment of this once-in-a-lifetime event. Weddings: From Snapshots to Great Shots, written by professional photographer Suzy Clement, helps photographers--both professional and aspiring—conquer the fundamentals and take authentic and memorable shots that capture the essence of the Big Day.

Clement starts with the basics—exposure, metering, composition, lighting, depth of field, and motion blur and panning—and covers the key camera features that affect the image. She provides expert advice and techniques for each stage of the day, breaking down the demands into manageable portions, with advice on moments to watch for, must-have shots, and how to bring a photographer’s own unique artistic expression to the event.

This friendly and knowledgeable guide will help photographers:

  • Understand how to create a schedule for the day’s photography, prepare for the shoot, and effectively scout the site before the wedding
  • Learn tips for packing a bag, lens choices, lighting options, and working in black and white or color
  • Find the story of the wedding day as it unfolds—getting dressed, the ceremony, bride and groom and group portraits, the reception, wedding details, guests, departure—and use limited time effectively
  • Master the techniques for organizing and presenting images to the couple after the wedding, including editing down, categorizing images, and using online versus hard copy proofs

Readers can share their wedding photos and tips at the book’s Flickr group:

Weddings: From Snapshots to Great Shots is now available at, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers worldwide.

About Suzy Clement
Suzy Clement has photographed weddings in the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. Her award-winning work has been featured in: Elegant Bride, Martha Stewart Weddings, InStyle, Brides, Photo District News, People, Wedding Bells, San Francisco Magazine, and Sunset. Books featuring her photos include InStyle Weddings, I Do! The Great Celebrity Weddings, and Wedding Photography Unveiled: Inspiration and Insight from 20 Top Photographers.

About Peachpit
Berkeley-based Peachpit has been publishing the industry’s best-selling books on the latest in photography, graphic design, Web design and development, digital video, digital lifestyle, and general Mac computing since 1986. Its award-winning books, eBooks, videos and applications feature step-by-step explanations, time-saving techniques, savvy insider tips, and expert advice for computer users of all experience levels. It is the home of the internationally recognized Visual QuickStart Guide series, the design imprint New Riders and its acclaimed Voices That Matter series, Adobe Press, Apple Pro Training Series, and Apple Training Series, and is the publishing partner for Kelby Training/NAPP and others. Peachpit is part of Pearson (NYSE: PSO), the international media company. Pearson's primary operations also include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group. Learn more at and