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Lesson Info

Shoot: Portrait of Each Child

So now I want to get a headshot of each little one, and maybe something a little bit creative. So who wants to go first? Me! Okay, come on, Allie. Come on, you're doing so good! Have you done this before? (boots stomping) Have you done this before? Okay, stand right there. Now, Allie, look, tell me if you can see the rainbow in there, can you see it? No. Are you sure? (camera clicking) Are you sure you can't see it? (camera clicking) I see it, I see it! (camera clicking) Yeah, it's there, (camera clicking) I'm not even lying. (camera clicking) See it (giggles) (camera clicking) (Elena imitating the camera) (camera clicking) (group laughing) Nice job! Okay, Allie, hold on. I think you should do a spin, you should do a twist, alright? Ready, set, go. Go! (camera clicking) (group laughing) Well that, that was better than what I could have made up. (crowd laughing) (Elena laughing) Perfect, all right, let's get your sister in here. Okay, you can go back over there with Mom ...

and Dad, okay. (Allie imitating a car engine) Okay, so stand right here. (Allie shouting) I'm gonna move you this way. Stand like, actually stand right there. Okay, ready? Okay, can you tell me if you can see your eye in there? Do you see it-- Don't smile for a second. Oh, okay. Just relax. (camera clicking) Okay, now you can smile if you want to. (camera clicking) Beautiful, you know what you should do? Can you go like this, right here? Oh, yeah. (camera clicking) (crowd laughing) Oh, yeah you can! (camera clicking) Yeah! (camera clicking) (crowd laughing) Okay! (laughs) (Crowd laughing) Woo! (crowd laughing) I feel like the tether's making my thing go slower. (camera clicking) Perfect, good job. Amazing, okay, now we're done with the kids. So we have, at this point, some of the major benchmarks are done. You can let this come up (laughing). So I think that's important. I think it's important to get a portrait of each child. The parents want it. Even though I don't guarantee any shots, I think that that's one that you should get. (background noise drowns out other sounds) And so, let's see. Snuck mine in there. That's one of mine. But, I love like missing teeth, all the milestones.

Class Description

Stop making excuses for why you’re not calling yourself a photographer and get the tools needed to put yourself out there. Elena Blair is a lifestyle photographer with a six-figure business who started as your “mom with a camera.” With a knack for capturing authentic moments, posing for any age group, and running a business that continues to grow, Elena joins CreativeLive to give you a quick start into building your family photography business. In this jam-packed course you’ll learn:

  • What lifestyle photography is
  • Basics of gear and camera settings
  • Lighting and composition techniques
  • How to shoot with intention
  • Tips for finding your market and connecting with families
  • Posing techniques for a variety of families and age groups
  • Pricing your photo sessions
  • How to work with a 3rd party to help edit your imagery

If you have a love of photography and are tossing around the idea of turning your hobby into a business, this course will give you the confidence to take a chance, believe in yourself, and have the tools needed to be successful.