Tamara Lackey @tlackey

Portrait Photographer & Author





About Tamara Lackey

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 - The Oprah Magazine, Men’s Journal, Vogue, Nikon World, The Martha Stewart Show and The Today Show. The recipient of the 2014 WPPI Adorama Inspire Award, Tamara speaks at a range of venues, from delivering presentations on the Google Stage to speaking at international photography and lifestyle conventions to delivering private workshops around the globe. Tamara has co-produced and hosted a number of live broadcasts and her web series, reDefine Show, is a mix of inspiring stories of top-tier creative artists who make it work with detailed walkthroughs of her photography. The author of four books, her latest are Envisioning Family and The Posing Playbook, and her edutainment media set, “Capturing Life Through (Better) Photography” won the Booklist Editors’ Choice Award. Most recently, she was the subject of a 5-part web series Nikon produced about photographing portraits, entitled Nikon Behind The Scenes. For the last eleven years, Tamara has run a busy, associate-based studio focused on portrait, commercial and editorial work. She and her husband, three children, and three dogs all live together in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Tamara's Courses

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    The Business Side of Tamara Lackey, with Tamara Lackey and Mia McCormick

    Their conversation begins with a look back at how Tamara got started in photography and we quickly gain some insight into how she turned that passion into a… Learn more

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    Perfecting the Shot: Photographing Babies & Toddlers, with Tamara Lackey

    Portrait photography with babies and toddlers might be one of the most challenging subjects you’ll ever face. Capturing cute expressions or perfect poses requires just the right balance… Learn more

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    Picture Perfect Beach Portraits, with Tamara Lackey

    The beach environment, while beautiful, can present a range of challenges; from harsh light to blowing sand, that can easily take a toll on your subjects, your gear,… Learn more

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    Contemporary Children’s Portrait Photography, with Tamara Lackey

    This class is all about photographing kids! Tamara covers the technical side of working with natural light, reflectors, and her go-to gear, as well as the critical people… Learn more

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    Capturing The Modern Family Portrait, with Tamara Lackey

    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… Learn more

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