Tamara Lackey @tlackey

Portrait Photographer & Author

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About Tamara Lackey

Tamara Lackey is a renowned professional photographer, author, speaker and web series host. Her authentic lifestyle photography, from children's portraits to celebrity portraits, is praised within her industry and published internationally. Tamara's work has been featured in dozens of media outlets including Vogue, O - The Oprah Magazine, Town & Country, Parenting Magazine, Food & Wine, Men's Journal, Professional Photographer Magazine, Rangefinder Magazine, NBC's The Martha Stewart Show, ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, CNN's Anderson, PBS' Need to Know and NBC's The Today Show.

Tamara's new web series, the reDefine Show, examines the inspiring stories of top-tier creative artists who make it work. Tamara's interview style showcases her abiding interest in real conversations that share practical tips, innovative methods, and previews of the newest and most useful technologies on the market.

Tamara is also a sought-after professional speaker and educator. Her first instructional book for professionals, The Art of Children's Portrait Photography, went on to be re-published and translated into seven languages. She quickly followed that with her critically-acclaimed professional portrait video Inside Contemporary Children's Photography and then the Tamara Lackey Style Book, developed in collaboration with Kubota Image Tools.

Translating her professional acumen and intuitive teaching skills to an amateur photographer audience, Tamara released a unique "edutainment" book, video and iPhone app set, Tamara Lackey's Capturing Life Through (Better) Photography™, which won the Booklist Editors' Choice Award in Media for 2011. Tamara's latest book, Envisioning Family, was released in January of 2012 (Pearson: New Riders Press: Voices That Matter).

Tamara's Courses

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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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