Created by noted wedding photographer Susan Stripling, The Wedding School is a subscription based educational community designed to help wedding photographers keep their skills sharp.
The tool was a “soft-launched” in February and went live to the public in March.
The Wedding School was designed to offer continuous education for photographers. Stripling hosts video lessons where she explores different granular aspects of running a business, marketing, actually shooting a wedding, post-production and even, photography skills.
Currently, prospective “students” can sign up for a one-year subscription that costs $599. The school only offers open enrollment once a month.
Next week, starting on April 19, The Wedding School is throwing a three-day live event that anyone can attend. Through live streaming classes, viewers can get a taste for how classes and workshops are run by the school.
The workshops will be taught by a number of notable photographers including Parker Pfisters, Rachel Brenke, Julia Kelleher, and Rob Greer. For the full list check out The Wedding School website.
In a sponsorship deal, the classes will also be streamed at Animoto, 17hats and Snapknot.
Interested photographers can purchase a subscription April 18 through April 24. During April’s Open Enrollment period, users can sign up for the subscription at a discounted price of $349.
The main subjects tacked during the live events will be the business of photographers, the craft of photography, and the purpose of photography.
Interaction between students and lecturer is limited, but in the streaming interface will be a place for users to ask questions that a moderator will pick to ask the lecturer.
The site is mostly ready. Most of the subjects on the site have videos already associated with them, but a number of them don’t or have a place holder set up. However, there are plans to start releasing new videos over the next six weeks.
The Wedding School is also designed to be something of a closeknit community with a private Facebook group and Q & A sessions with Stripling.