Children and Family Photography


Children and Family Photography


Lesson Info

How to Stay Inspired

Hi, tamara. This is james from texas. You're a world famous photographer, speaker, trainer, author how do you stay driven? Because I keep thinking about the funny one that may mean serious. I'm waiting for the punch line. How do I save, driven, driven versus inspired, of course, are two different things, but I think we all have to know what works for all of us. For me, staying driven is a matter of do I love what I do and what can I do to make it something I love more? I mean, it really boils down to that, and I know without a shadow of doubt because I've experienced it so many times when I love that the money will follow because I'm better at it, and I lose myself in it and that's how that works. If you don't know that for yourself yet, and you'd like to try it, I strongly encourage you do so to start shaping your job and the work you do in a way that constantly carving out the stuff that dragged you down and you hate and you resist so much and better focus your efforts on the things ...

that you love being driven, I am driven by the fact I want to do it, I love doing it that's how I'm driven in that area in terms of staying inspired. I think again, the human contact and the connection is such a vital part being ableto make sure you're really careful who you surround yourself with, that you cut out toxic influences that every time you read this block or look at this person's post, you feel like crap. Well, then stop doing it. You know where to hang out with the person I feel so drained stopped doing it. But make it not something you know to be true, but something you're actually doing, moving over from theory to action on dh. Then, uh, in terms of imagery being inspired by imagery, just recognizing, of course, that it's everywhere what you look toward. And if you want to stand out in your market, stop producing work that looks like all the other work you see in your market. How do you say inspired is, how do you find a way to break out of that look and create stuff? That's very uniquely you.

Class Description

The best family portraits are those that capture the true spirit and personalities of their subjects. In Children and Family Photography, Tamara Lackey will teach you how to photograph individual children, sibling groups, and complete families in an authentic and exciting new way.

Tamara is a celebrated family and lifestyle photographer. In this class, she’ll teach you how to beautifully light, naturally pose, and creatively photograph children and their families. You’ll learn about:

  • The gear that’ll help you get you great shots
  • Which lights to use and when to use them
  • How to integrate the location into the shoot
  • Digital workflow and album design
Through instruction and demonstration shoots, Tamara will share her top tips on posing and lighting and she’ll teach you how to get everyone into a great group shot. You’ll also learn about what goes into her sales sessions and how she handles prints and portrait albums.

Whether you are a parent who wants to take better photographs for the family album or an experienced photographer hoping to expand into the family photography business – this class will equip you with the insights and skills you need to produce photographs that feel natural and look great. 


1Simple Posing: Young Girl
2Simple Posing:Young Boy
3Group Posing: Two Girls
4Backlit Shots: One Girl
5Shooting in the Shade
6Using the Rule of Thirds
7Review of Selected Images
8Working with Self Consciousness
9Training to Photograph Authentically
10Talking Through Self Consciousness with Subject
11ProFoto Strobes: 2 Light Sources with Pre-Teen Model
12Stylize and Prep for a Shoot
13Simple Family Poses
14Use Props and Backdrops During Family Posing
15Family of 5 Indoor Couch Scene
16Natural Light and Strobes
17Image Review of Family Photos
18Use the Right Light for the Right Occasion
19Ice Light Demo
20Constant Lights Demo
21Speedlight Demo
22TTL Demo
23Reflector Demo
1Pose Children in a field
2Build on your shots
3Capture Motion in a Wide Open Field
4Capture Splashing in a Lake
5Photograph Movement with Fast Moving Subjects
6Top Tips: #1 Simplify The Shot
7Top Tips: #2 Small Posing Shifts for Maximum Effects
8Top Tips: #3 Direct The Feel & Energy
9Top Tips: #4 Be the Destination
10Top Tips: #5 Mix it Up. Vary Everything
11Top Tips Q&A
12Family poses in a field
13Posing: Family of 5
14Dads and Daughter Family Shoot in Field
15Posing: Parent/Child Pairings
16Why Tamara Was Drawn to Family Photography: Beautiful Together
17Adoption Interview with Vicki Taufer
18Lackey Family Adoption Experience: FAQs
1Tamara's Gear: Cameras
2Tamara's Gear: Lenses
3Tamara's Gear: Accessories
4Mylio Demo
5Digital Album Design
6Sales Prep Process
7Photo Review With Client
8Selected Images and how to sell them
9Closing out the Sale
10Professional Photography Pricing
11Start Your Business
12How to Market Yourself
13How to Stay Inspired
14Photoshoot Recap
15Tamara's Top Tips Recap
16Tamara's Tools Recap
17The Importance of Family Photography