Wedding Photography Workshop | Light and Love

A few months ago, I partnered with SLR Lounge to record my first wedding photography workshop video! In the workshops, I take you on 3 stylized shoots to show you how I communicate, pose, and shoot to create the consistent style of imagery around which I’ve built my photography business. Beyond shooting, we dive into getting published, social media, and other valuable business advice. We also talk about working with vendors to execute a styled shoot and much more. Take a look at the trailer below or click here to purchase

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What’s in the Workshop?


Do more than just take amazing imagery and tell a captivating narrative to showcase your client’s story.

This portion of the workshop covers:

  • Why The Story Matters
  • How to Control The Location
  • Wardrobe & Makeup
  • Telling Your Client’s Story



Learn how to pinpoint your own unique style and get tips on all the ways you can best market yourself, your product, and your brand.

This portion of the workshop covers:

  • Defining and Communicating Your Style
  • Committing to Consistency


Overcome the challenges in posing your clients as you explore the ways to help get them comfortable in front of the camera, all the while giving them great direction for natural interactions.

This portion of the workshop covers:

  • Posing and Communication
  • Setting Up a Styled Shoot: Tell Your Own Story
  • Communicating and Creating Rapport with  Your Clients



Make the most out of each of your frames and learn the details to my film and digital shooting workflow.

This portion of the workshop covers:

  • 35mm vs. 120mm
  • Which Film Stocks I use
  • The Cameras I Use
  • Film Labs and Printers



With film, your images are only as good as your lighting. So, discover all the ways to best light your scenes for the most incredible photographs.

This portion of the workshop covers:

  • Framing and Background
  • Using the Reflector and Finding the Best Light
  • 3 Magic Angles
  • Light Meter and Sunny 16 Rule
  • Details and Food



Get all of my inside tips and tricks on how to become a featured photographer, how to make post-wedding sales, and more!

This portion of my workshop covers:

  • Getting Published
  • Selling Prints
  • Picking a Film Lab

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July 22, 2016 - 6:22 pm

Christine Sparrow - Great workshop! I love Caroline and her style so this was the perfect workshop for me. Though I have a long ways to go, I am excited to get started with the many things that I learned in this workshop. :)

Photography Tips: Shooting Film and Digital

I had last minute travel plans to Singapore with barely two days notice, and with the amazing power of social media, the Wedding Scoop reached out to me and helped me plan this amazing workshop in Singapore. It was incredible how everything came together and how they helped me bring my romantic garden dream to life. Check out the feature in the Wedding Scoop as well as more photos from the workshop attendees!

This post contains both film and digital images.  I often get asked how I edit my digital photos to blend with my film work and here I will share a few tips I have, but before I do, you should know a bit about me as a photographer/business owner to understand my motivation.  My goal is to minimize my post production time (I hate being on the computer), so know that these tips are how I get the look I want, while doing the least amount of work after a shoot.  By minimizing my computer time, I’m able to spend more time shooting and with my family.

Tips for how I edit my digital work to blend in with my film work:

1.  I don’t shoot digital and film at the same time -  it just creates more images to go through and more time to try and match the film and digital exactly (which is unnecessary, in my opinion).  I decide whether film or digital will be the right medium for the situation, and then I usually either shoot entirely film, or entirely digital… or break the shoot into smaller sections.  So in short, if I’m shooting film, I put the digital camera down, and vice versa.

2.  Having a good Lightroom Preset to emulate film saves me a lot of time!  I usually use this Lightroom Preset to look like Fuji film.  These presets get the photos looking good with very minor tweaks (if any), and since I don’t typically shoot it side by side with my film work, I don’t have to nitpick with my editing on matters that don’t necessarily make the photo look better.

3.  Know your craft!  I aim to get it right in camera – exposure, light, composition… No preset or action will make a poor photo amazing.  The more accurate you get your exposure in camera, the less time (if any) you’ll spend in post.  I challenge you to tape the back of your camera and see if you’re able to get the image you want without chimping.  If you shoot in splotchy light, you will get a splotchy photo, so unless that was your intention, you’ll be very frustrated while editing.

I had a wonderful time working with the incredible team at Wedding Scoop and am so impressed how quickly this all came together at the last minute. Thank you for an incredible workshop and this wonderful opportunity to work with all of you!

Hope these will help!  Feel free to ask any additional questions in the comments if you have further questions!

Shoot sponsored by The Wedding Scoop  |  Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens  |  Dress by Caramel and Co  |  Flowers by Shop Wonderland  |  Hair & Makeup: Andrea Razali, Indigo Artisans  |  Calligraphy & Sign by Pearlyn and Paper   |  Models: Mandi, Basic Models with her partner, Bryan

* These presets have been a game changer for me.  I used to outsource my post production but after getting these, I can quickly do them on my own now.  I’ll probably still outsource during peak season, but I like having the control now to tweak them myself.  I love these so much that I would promote it for free, but Mastin Labs wants to give me a few bucks if you purchase through the link above, so thanks!

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Propel 2014 Scholarship

propel 2014 workshop and retreat

Yes, a scholarship! I am awarding one seat to our upcoming Propel 2014 Workshop and Retreat. To enter:

1.  Submit an application to Propel 2014. (Skip this step if you already applied.)

2a. Post the above image on Instagram and hashtag #PropelWorkshops and #propelme.  Caption the image with why you want a seat at Propel 2014 and how Propel 2014 can propel you.


2b. Share this link from the Caroline Tran Photographer Facebook page with the same caption & hashtags as above.

Winner will be chosen based on the caption and application, and will receive one seat to our October 2014 Propel (tuition only).  Enter by July 21.  Applications will then be all reviewed that week and acceptance letters will be sent out by the end of the month via email/phone.  No credit for unclaimed/unused scholarship and is nontransferable.

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