Conducting a photo shoot with an entire family requires skills beyond professional camera handling. Join family photographer Tamara Lackey on location and in the studio as she teaches you everything you need to know to conduct a successful family photo session that stands out from the crowd. Tamara leaves no stone unturned as she discusses topics ranging from essential gear to how to prep the family before the shoot, and from choosing the right location to what to do after the family has gone home. Each lesson is full of tips and tricks that are sure to take your abilities to the next level.
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Join Tamara as she introduces the topics and concepts covered in this class.
Tamara walks through all of the gear she uses in a typical family portrait session.
Finding the right location for bringing out the best in your family group is an important aspect of a successful session.
The client's mindset can make or break the shoot, so it is important to set the stage for what will happen during the shoot to get them prepared.
Working with kids will inevitably involve trying to photograph fast moving subjects. Tamara walks through how she prepares for capturing the peak of action.
Remembering all the poses you want to capture during the activity of a shoot can be tricky. Over time, Tamara developed a portable posing playbook to help keep her on track.
The right clothing choices can make a huge impact on the final look of the photos.
Having a few locations within close proximity can help you add variety in looks and poses in the session.
It is entirely normal for family dynamics, such as fighting siblings, to emerge during the shoot. Learn how Tamara tries to manage and channel that energy to make it a successful shoot.
Due to the confines of studio space there is a greater need to choreograph the movements and poses of the family members.
Here is a series of simple compositions to add to your repertoire.
There are a number of important tasks to complete after the family has gone home and before you deliver the images to your client.
Tamara Lackey is a renowned portrait photographer and Nikon USA Ambassador whose lifestyle photography, from children’s portraits to celebrity portraits, has appeared in dozens of media outlets, including O -…