Best Wedding Photography Courses

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Wedding Photography: Complete Guide to Wedding Photography

Learn exactly how to become a wedding photographer, start a photo business of your own, and shoot better wedding photos.

Created by Phil Ebiner - Top-Rated Instructor, 2 Million+ Students

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Students: 75102, Price: $124.99

Students: 75102, Price:  Paid

You're here because you want to become a wedding photographer, right?

Great idea, my friend. 

Average wedding photographers make over $3,000 per wedding. Great photographers can make $10,000+ per wedding. And money isn't the only reason to be a wedding photographer. It is an important job that helps capture a beautiful day and preserve memories for a lifetime.

What makes us qualified to teach you?

My name is Phil, and I'm co-teaching this course with my good friend Will Carnahan, a professional wedding photographer. I'm the creator of some of the world's most popular photography courses - with over 150,000 students and thousands of 5-star reviews like these ones from this course:

Amazing course- I love the fact that it covers every aspect of wedding photography. - Gergana Tzoncheva

The instructor gives a clear explanation on the topic that is good sound advice and I have learned quite a few things that will make life easier for me on my next shoot. - Peter Dee

I'm obsessed with weddings (after having my own), but this is bringing a new view to it -- from the photographer's perspective of the day. Very good tips and I appreciate the examples with the camera data. Thank - Aubrey Kvasnicka

Our Promise to You

We'll be here for you every step of the way. If you have any questions about the course content or anything related to this topic, you can always post a question in the course or send me a direct message. 

I want to make this the best course on wedding photography. So if there is any way I can improve this course, just tell me and I'll make it happen.

Get Ready to Jump into the World of Wedding Photography

If you're interested in using your photo skills to make people happy (and make money), this is a great course for you!

Here are just some of the things you'll be learning in this course:

  • Setting up your wedding photography business
  • Creating a brand, website, and portfolio
  • Putting together wedding photography packages and pricing them to make sales
  • Getting your first clients
  • Putting together an awesome equipment kit for shooting weddings
  • Knowing exactly what goes on during a typical wedding day and how to navigate it
  • Shooting beautiful photos of every moment (with a walk-through of two entire weddings)
  • Posing and interacting with couples (with a live demonstration of 5 basic poses)
  • Editing photos to make them look amazing in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Succeeding with your business and being a happy photographer
  • Using aerial photography in your wedding photography with DJI drones (coming soon)
  • much, much, more!

Please check out the entire course lesson plan below.

We promise that if you follow all of our lessons and exercises, you'll have a wedding photography business up and running by the end of the course.

With our 30-day 100% money back guarantee, there is nothing holding you back from jumping in right now and trying the course out.

Go ahead and click the enroll button, and I'll see you in lesson 1!

Cheers,

Phil

A Crash Course In Wedding Photography

Learn The Art of Wedding Photography

Created by Photofonz Media - Professional Photographer/Instructor

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Students: 2517, Price: $89.99

Students: 2517, Price:  Paid

LATEST: Course Update - June 29, 2021

        All right! So you're a pretty good photographer. You're friends, family and relatives tell you so. You're asked to cover many family functions and possibly may be asked to do some of their portraits. 

        You've even wanted to give wedding photography a go and thought about it for some time but didn't know where to start. Well, fear not! 

        With the proper training and knowledge, you have a great opportunity for being able to make a pretty good income in doing what you love to do. With this course, I'll take you step by step from the beginning stages. 

        You'll learn not only about the equipment that is important but how to get the most from the equipment you are using. You'll also learn to see and use light as I show you what to look for. 

        You'll also get a behind the scenes look as I discuss and show you how we document the wedding story. Then by adding the necessary beautiful classic portraits along with a touch of romance and adventure, the wedding story becomes complete. The result is a collection of beautiful images that now need to be showcased and I'll show you how. 

        With over 12 hours of instruction, here's some of what is covered: 

        1. Camera Bodies, Lenses, Flash Units, & More - Learn about some of the camera bodies I have used and use today for wedding photography along with some current recommendations. 

        2. Understanding Lens Speed & Focal Length - Learn how the characteristics of the lens affect your photographs and use it to your advantage. 

        3. The Lens - Final thoughts - What if you were on a tight budget and are limited to lens choices, what would they be? Here I discuss several lenses that I recommend for wedding photography and show the type of images they produce. 

        4. Making The Most From On-Camera Flash - In this segment, you'll learn the many uses of on-camera flash along with the many accessories that can help you get the most from your flash. 

        5. The Double Light Advantage - See the different ways a second light can be used to add not only impact but dimension to your images. 

        6. Other Must-Have Accessories - Here we take a look at some camera accessories and learn how they can make your photographic life so much easier while getting great results. 

        7. Getting Creative With Shutter Speed - Learn how shutter speed can affect your images and what you can do to minimize or eliminate blur caused by camera shake. You'll also learn about the effects that can be achieved when ambient light is mixed with flash. We also take a look at getting creative with rear curtain sync. 

        8. The Wedding Story Documentary - Here I talk about the documentary style of wedding photography and its importance. However, by adding two additional styles, the wedding story now becomes complete and adds a touch of elegance & romance. 

        9. Pre-Ceremony Photographs -  15 different lectures show how to cover a rehearsal dinner, pre-ceremony photos of the bride, the groom, processional and detail photos. The many emotional sides of the wedding processional continue with images and discussion. I also point out the advantage of using a zoom lens to capture a wide focal length range. No need to change lenses here. 

        10. Indoor & Outdoor Wedding Ceremonies -  Here I discuss many different ceremony photographs you may have the opportunity to photograph. We also talk about tough lighting situations and the many photo possibilities as the bride & groom prepare to walk out after the ceremony. As we look at outdoor weddings, I point out how to look for light to your advantage. Also discussed and shown, is the importance of using a lens that can take you from a wide focal length to telephoto in a second. 

        11. Altar Return Photographs - More on altar return photos as I discuss lighting and the use of proper natural posing, making the altar return photos fun, yet done in a timeless classical style. 

        12. Outdoor Portraits After Wedding - In this segment I show and explain how you can get some of the most beautiful photographs of their wedding day, their outdoor wedding portraits. 

        13. Finding The Light - Here I show the first thing I do when I enter an outdoor location, what to look for and make the best of the light that is available. 

        14. On-Location Portraits After Wedding - When doing wedding portraits on-location, there are many things that you can do to help you possibly get award winning images for the bride & groom. In part 1, I discuss the equipment I use, what to look for and even talk about and show you how a little adjustment in posing can make the difference between a good photograph and a great one. 

        15. Photographing The Reception -  I talk about how receptions can vary from region to region and show images as I talk about some of the things that take place at the wedding reception. Here I start with the introduction and the many photo possibilities available.  As the wedding reception approaches the end, photo coverage continues with images that lead us to completion of the bride & groom's beautiful wedding story. 

        16. Preparing & Showing Your Images - Now that you've completed photographing your wedding and of course, you've done a great job! Here I talk about the important steps that you should take to not only safeguard your images but to make your workflow more efficient. 

        17. Creative Effects Filters & Enhancements - Here we take a look at the process of fine-tuning and enhancing some of your images and we start with one of my favorite filters. Using some of these filters and enhancements can set you apart easily from amateur to experienced professional. It also puts you more in demand for the bride & grooms looking for high caliber wedding photography. 

        18. Choosing a Wedding Album Style - See some of the most beautiful weddings albums made and two important reasons you must use albums like these in your wedding packages. 

        19. The Ideal Wedding Dream Team - Learn why you must put together a wedding team and how this benefits you in several ways. 

        20. Booking Your First Wedding - Several ways you can go about booking your very first wedding and once you have a few weddings under your belt, what you can do to turn your bookings into a snowball effect. 

        21. Handling Your Competition and Much More! 

        Take this course today. Someone has to not only photograph the many weddings that are out there but if done properly you can earn a very good income. 

Wedding Photography

Bob Davis, an elite member of the Canon Explorer of Light, shares 25 years of expertise.

Created by John Wiley & Sons - Video Training

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Students: 2459, Price: $49.99

Students: 2459, Price:  Paid

You are cordially invited to join one of the industry’s best, Bob Davis, for a day in the life of a wedding photographer. Bob explores the many challenges that wedding photographers face and walks you through the different ways to overcome them. From the ceremony to the reception and everything in between, this course is jam packed with tips and tricks for every photographer, no matter the skill level.

Visual storyteller and celebrity photojournalist, Bob Davis has over 25 years of experience as a professional photographer. As a Canon Explorer of Light, Bob has been chosen as one of an elite group of 60 photographers representing Canon and united by a passion for photographic excellence. Bob's work has been featured in publications such as O Magazine, Time, People, OK, Rangefinder, and a variety of other digital photography resources. His clients include Oprah Winfrey, Selma Hayek, and Eva Longoria. More information on Bob's distinguished career as well as extensive examples of Bob's photography can be found at www.bobanddawndavis.com.

Visit www.DigitalClassroom.com and www.wiley.com

Wedding Photography, Complete Guide From Zero to Profits

Wedding Photography, learn how to be successful AND profitable. Learn from my 15 years experience in wedding photography

Created by Chris Parker - Photography | Photoshop | Lightroom | GIMP | Taught by a Pro

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Students: 1290, Price: $49.99

Students: 1290, Price:  Paid

Hello and welcome to my Wedding Photography course!  Learn how to be a successful and profitable wedding photographer.  Plus, you'll learn how to shoot different parts of the wedding day as I show you 870+ photos for inspiration.  

My name is Chris Parker and I have 30 years experience as a pro photographer.  15 of those years in wedding photography.  During that time, I personally photographed over 500 weddings!

If you're interested in becoming a wedding photographer, I'll share with you my 15+ years experience on how to not just be successful... but PROFITABLE!

There's more to be a wedding photographer than just photography.  It requires knowing how to run your business.  You'll learn everything you need to know to be successful.  Everything from starting up, pricing for profit, marketing, building a network and more.

  • Learn free marketing techniques to grow your business... SEO, Social Media tips and more
  • Learn advanced, paid marketing opportunities to skyrocket your business
  • Learn what to do if you're unable to attend the wedding you booked, due to events out of your control... I'll show how/what you need to do to keep this from ruining your reputation and business
  • Learn the 5 key "terms of agreements" you should include with your contract
  • Learn how to book weddings now if you have zero experience
  • Learn how to easily add wedding images to your portfolio with no experience
  • Learn the 3 types of insurance you must have before you shoot your first wedding
  • See what's in my camera bag... it's less than you may think
  • Learn the 15 steps to starting a wedding photography business, before shooting your first wedding...  action item checklist included
  • Learn how I booked 62 weddings in my first year of being a wedding photographer
  • Learn how I shot fewer weddings each new year AND increased profits
  • Learn the steps that allowed me to earn $1,512,483 in 15 years... and allowed me to work part-time
  • See hundreds of my wedding photos and learn from them... photo tips and what you'll need to capture on the day of the wedding... checklist included
  • Learn how to price your wedding photography for profit

Once you're done with this course, you'll be well on your way to a successful and profitable career as a wedding photographer. 

iPhone Photography The Complete Course | Take Amazing Photos

Sharpen your iPhone Photography skills: Ideal for Hobbyists, Enthusiasts, Wedding Photography & Portrait Photography

Created by Michael Harrison - iPhone Photographer | Senior iOS App & Web Developer

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Students: 1290, Price: $49.99

Students: 1290, Price:  Paid

In this course you will learn how to take great photos using your iPhone. This course will help anyone who wants to get into the exciting and growing sector of iPhone photography.

Take Professional Photographs using only your iPhone, which you will be Proud to Share with your Friends and Family or Use for Work. 

  • Find out how to take fantastic photos using iOS 10 (the latest software)

  • Recognise some practical aspects of photography – things like how to stand and how to hold your iPhone

  • Learn the basics principles of photography – a must for beginners, a refresher for seasoned professionals

  • Maximise the quality of your photographs by learning the inbuilt tools to edit and perfect 

*** Update = Night Mode and the Ultra Wide Camera Lens - March 2021 ***

*** iOS 14 Update - July 2020 ***

*** iOS 13 Update - September 2019 ***

*** iOS 12 Update - June 2018 ***

*** iOS 11 Update - June 2017 ***

Vastly improve your skills at iPhone Photography

 

 Over the last 100 years photography has continued to evolve and change, the latest chapter now being smartphone and iPhone photography. These changes require photographers to continually change, adapt and update their skill base.

This course therefore uses the latest iPhone and the latest software to make sure you are at the absolute forefront of this new exciting avenue of photography and keeps you ahead of the competition.

 

Content and Overview 

This course actively encourages you to get involved, after many lectures there are small tasks set which help you to put into practice what you have just learnt. Although you could just sit and go through all of the lectures, the course is designed to be as practical and fun as possible as well as academic.

The course is split into 4 easy to understand sections – (1) Understanding the software and what you can do with it (2) Some basic principles of photography which will help you to take great photos (3) Learn how to use other equipment when using your iPhone, and (4) Make those great photos even better by showing the power of photo editing.

During the course you will also visit many locations and examine many photographs taken by the lecturer – this makes the course a lot more interesting and fun, rather than it being delivered in a boring “classroom” format.

As well as video lectures so you can see how to do everything, there are also quizzes for you to check your knowledge, and interaction with the lecturer and other students in the online groups – this allows you to share your new skills with others also taking the course and provides support and encouragement for you to keep carrying on and improving even after completing the course.

So by the end of this course you will no longer be bemused when you look at those “Shot on an iPhone” posters and wonder how they got those photos looking so good – why? – because you will be taking those great photos yourself!!!

Whether you need these new skills for your professional work, or you simply want to show off to your friends and family then this course is really for you, in fact, it is the only one you need to look at.

This course was initially shot with an iPhone 7 using iOS 10.

Wedding Photography: Tips, Tricks & Ideas for Amazing Photos

Learn these creative tips, posing and planning ideas for better wedding photos, and become a great wedding photographer.

Created by Bernie Raffe AMPA - Award winning portrait & (ex) wedding photographer

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Students: 1020, Price: $34.99

Students: 1020, Price:  Paid

Does this sound like you?:

You’re a photographer who's been asked to take photos at a friends wedding. They asked because they’ve seen some of your nice images, but you’re naturally concerned that you’ll let them down.

You have a few weddings under your belt, and want to gain confidence, improve quickly and develop your own style

You’ve photographed quite a few weddings but want to learn some new creative ideas

...or maybe you’re just interested  in learning how to become a great wedding photographer

What you’ll learn:
Learn how to capture some of the wonderful emotional moments throughout the day, how to get very natural looking posed photos, how to relax the couple and familes for more natural expressions, plus you’ll be amazed at some of the creative ideas that you can easily use yourself.

This course covers the whole wedding in chronological order, from the bride getting ready at home or hotel, through to their first dance. Learn from the huge number of wedding images shown throughout the course (complete with camera settings), while I narrate and explain how I achieved the photos.

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Here are just some of the things you'll learn in this course:

  • Learn how to cope and take great images during the (sometimes stressful) getting ready phase.
  • Discover some creative and unusual ideas for great photos while the bride gets ready.
  • Ideas for photos while guests and familiies arrive at the the church or ceremony
  • How to take great ‘Ring’ photos before the ceremony
  • Learn the secrets of great processional (and recessional) photo, i.e walking the aisle
  • Discover the many ideas for photos during the ceremony and how to plan in order to capture some ‘moments’
  • Learn some useful techniques to use while the couple are signing the register/ marriage license
  • Learn what to do and get some great photos when everyone leaves the church or ceremony and mayhem ensues!!
  • Ideas for taking the couple with their posh car or carriage as they leave for the reception
  • Learn to capture some fun confetti throwing moments
  • Great tips for the formal individual and group photos
  • Don’t just stick to the line-ups, but learn some creative ideas for photographing the bride and groom, and the groomsmen and bridesmaids.
  • Learn to capture the fun atmosphere of the wedding speeches
  • Tips for photographing the first dance.

… plus much much more, please check out the course lessons below for more info.

What are the requirements?

  • You should have a DSLR or ‘Mirrorless’ camera
  • You should have a reasonable understanding of your camera.
  • You should be personable and enjoy meeting and chatting to new people
  • You’ll benefit if you’ve attended a wedding or two
  • You’ll need to be enthusisastic, and keen to learn and practise.

Enroll now or watch a couple of free lectures to get going!

Wedding Photography Pricing Mastery

How to Price Your Wedding Photography And Optimize Your Packages For Maximum Profit

Created by Laurence Kim - Photographer, Small Business Coach and Teaching Expert

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Students: 526, Price: $34.99

Students: 526, Price:  Paid

Are you satisfied with the money you're making with wedding photography?

Are you sure your pricing is working?

Here's the bad news: the average wedding photographer leaves $500 to $1,500 on the table with every single wedding by improperly pricing themselves.

Now for the good news: you can make back that lost income almost overnight. And that's without improving your current website, portfolio, marketing, etc. All it takes is some thought and an hour on a word processor.

I spent 15 years in sales and marketing before I launched my photography business in 2006. Unlike most photographers - who are obsessed with cameras, lenses and photography technique - I have always been obsessed with business. From day one I was experimenting with marketing, pricing and sales to find out how to make the most money I possibly could with wedding photography.

Using this system I went from earning $0 on my first wedding to averaging over $5,000 per wedding within my first 2 years in business.

In this course I will show you exactly how to lay out your pricing. You'll learn:

  • the 10 most important principles for wedding pricing success
  • how to set your starting price
  • when and how to raise (or lower) your prices
  • how to build wedding packages that work
  • how to sell more album packages
  • how to make sure you don't get "bargained down" with every single wedding
  • how to handle down-payments and refunds

There's no fluff and no padding in this course. It's not a minute longer than it needs to be for you to learn the system. I'll walk you step-by-step through the entire pricing process. Nothing will be left to guesswork.And if you have any questions that are not answered in the course, I'll be there to answer them in the discussion section of the course. Every wedding you book without using the methods in this course is costing you money! So don't delay and please enroll now.

Start a Profitable Wedding Photography Business

Your step-by-step plan for creating a thriving wedding photography business from scratch.

Created by Laurence Kim - Photographer, Small Business Coach and Teaching Expert

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Students: 520, Price: $29.99

Students: 520, Price:  Paid

Thinking of starting a wedding photography business but you're not quite sure where to start?

Confused about pricing, marketing, sales, wedding albums, etc.?

If so, you're not alone.

This course will take you through a proven, step-by-step system to start a profitable, sustainable wedding photography business.

You'll learn:

  • how to smartly spend on the gear you need
  • how to build a starter portfolio
  • how to book your first wedding
  • how to set up your business infrastructure
  • how to build a fantastic website and blog that bring in customers
  • how to build wedding packages for maximum profit
  • know when to raise (or lower) your prices
  • how to market your business
  • social media tips
  • how to sell wedding albums
  • best practices

I'll take you by the hand and lead you step-by-step through the entire process of getting a wedding photography business started. If you have any questions, my goal is to answer them within 24 hours whenever possible.

What the course will not cover: This is not a course on the art and technique of photography (lighting, composition, posing, etc.)! While that's an important topic for another day, this course is focused like a laser beam on the business of wedding photography.

Who is the course for? The course is for students just starting or thinking of starting a wedding photography business. I take nothing for granted and start from the very beginning. However, it's also a good primer on the basics of running a photography business and I'm sure even intermediate level photographers will pick up useful tips.

What are the course requirements? I'd suggest that students come to this course with a basic photography kit (camera, lenses, flash) and a good understanding of basic photography: how to take sharp, well-exposed, and well-composed photographs.

We all need to start somewhere. But why struggle on your own? Take this course and give your wedding photography business a head start!

Wedding Photography Album Sales Mastery

How to make additional album sales after the wedding without any "selling".

Created by Laurence Kim - Photographer, Small Business Coach and Teaching Expert

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Students: 345, Price: $29.99

Students: 345, Price:  Paid

Are you satisfied with the money you're making with wedding photography?

Are most of your wedding clients buying albums?

Are you getting additional album revenue after the wedding?

Do you hate selling?

Here's the bad news: the average wedding photographer leaves $500 to $1,500 on the table with every single wedding by not knowing how to sell albums and get additional album revenue after the wedding.

Now for the good news: you can make back that lost income very quickly by putting in place a proven system to sell albums.

That's what this course delivers: a proven, step-by-step system to sell more albums and get additional album sales after the wedding.

And the best part of this system is that you won't be using any distasteful sales techniques.

There's no asking for the order. No bait-and-switch deception. No hard sales pitches.

The system works great even if you're an introvert or simply hate selling.

I spent 15 years in sales and marketing before I launched my photography business in 2006. Unlike most photographers - who are obsessed with cameras, lenses and photography technique - I have always been obsessed with business. From day one I was experimenting with marketing, pricing and sales to find out how to make the most money I possibly could with wedding photography.

Using this system I went from earning $0 on my first wedding to averaging over $5,000 per wedding within my first 2 years in business.

In this course I will show you exactly how to get more album revenue. You'll learn:

  • important album pricing principles
  • how to sell more album packages
  • album design principles
  • how to price your albums
  • how to get your clients to buy more album pages (without selling)
  • album best practices

There's no fluff and no padding in this course. It's not a minute longer than it needs to be for you to learn the system. I'll walk you step-by-step through the entire album sales process. Nothing will be left to guesswork. And if you have any questions that are not answered in the course, I'll be there to answer them in the discussion section of the course. Every wedding you book without using the methods in this course is costing you money! So don't delay and please enroll now.

Wedding Photography: Build a Referral Generating Machine

A step-by-step system to get a continuous stream of referrals for your wedding photography business.

Created by Laurence Kim - Photographer, Small Business Coach and Teaching Expert

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Students: 218, Price: $34.99

Students: 218, Price:  Paid

Do you want more wedding photography clients but are not sure how to get there?

Are you spending thousands of dollars on advertising with limited effectiveness?

Are you spending hundreds of hours on social media but getting no results?

It doesn't have to be this way.

Within 3 years of launching my wedding photography business, over half of my business came from referrals.

Referrals are the MOST effective way to generate new business. Nothing is more effective than a referral.

Just think about it - what would make you more likely to eat at a new restaurant: an advertisement you see in a newspaper or a glowing testimonial from a friend that ate there?

It's not even close.

In this course you'll learn a step-by-step system for generating referrals from clients, from wedding vendors, and even from other photographers. This won't be a vague outline - I'll give you exact instructions: what to say and what to do.

Follow the steps outlined in the course and you'll be on your way to generating a referral generating machine for your wedding photography business.

Here's what some students have said about this course:

- Amazing course! Gives a lot of concrete and simple steps. Thank you very much!

- Wow... this course was EXACTLY what I needed to hear. I have been capturing wedding moments for 8 years now and this course will take me to the next level and I also love how its broken down into small 5-7 minute videos..it makes the information way more digestible.! I am already going to be implementing his techniques today!

- I really liked taking this course. The information was clear, concise, and actionable. I immediately did many of the things that were recommended in the course and made two connections that I am hoping will eventually lead to referrals. Also, I asked a question and Laurence actually replied:)

- I love Laurence Kim's easy-to-follow guidance! His ideas on creating a wedding referral program are fantastic, and I really enjoy his clear and straightforward delivery format. Well done, Laurence!

Learn Wedding Photography

Introduction to wedding photography

Created by Oluwadamilola Adewale - Wedding Videographer

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Students: 27, Price: $59.99

Students: 27, Price:  Paid

This wedding photography course is very detailed. It starts with talking through concepts and thoughts and where a photographer who is running a business mindset should be before even picking up a camera. things that motivate Olu himself as a photographer, how to be different and stand out to gears and a very detailed on the day how to shoot with a live bride and groom model, makeup artist in a class room/hotel room setting.