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Authentic Family Posing

with Tamara Lackey

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About The Class

upbeat and authentic family photos.


It can be difficult to get authentic expressions while shooting group shots, but the best family portraits have personality. Learn how to help your subjects open up in Authentic Family Posing with Tamara Lackey.

In this fun and upbeat class, you’ll learn group posing tips that produce flattering shots without sacrificing genuine expression. Tamara will take you step-by-step through the dos and don’ts of group posing and offer lots of helpful tips on keeping the whole group happy while doing it.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    07:07
  2. 02

    Four-Point Lighting

    07:38
  3. 03

    Organic Directive Posing

    20:41
  4. 04

    How to Put Posing and Expression into Action

    14:02
  5. 05

    Posing Groups: Focal Plane

    06:21
  6. 06

    Photographing Complex Groups

    12:47
  7. 07

    Posing Playbook and Charity Work

    08:32

Meet Your Expert

Tamara Lackey

Tamara Lackey is a renowned portrait photographer and Nikon USA Ambassador whose photography has appeared in a multitude of media outlets, including O Magazine, Men’s Journal, Good Morning America and on The Today Show. She speaks regularly at quite a range of programs, seminars and conventions, from delivering presentations on the Google stage to leading private workshops around the globe.  ... read more

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  • Leo Williams

    September 2019

    Tamara Lackey has a skill for teaching her expertise that is always amazing to learn from. I saw some reviews saying this sounds like she is advertising her book. However, I never got that feeling. In fact, referring to her book sounds like an extension of this class for those that want to learn more. The Class itself is a GREAT refresher, and it is PERFECT for a quick recap if you are going on location. This class does seem to be straight to the point in a good way, and there are great takeaways, such as her lighting technique and lens choice. I rec​ommend this class : ).

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    Creativelive Student

    June 2016

    I agree with the others that the info was great and useful, but I would have loved to have seen more. While the price of $29 might make one "assume" it's just a little tidbit, I was hoping for more! I love Tamara! I have some of her other classes and it wasn't a waste of money, just would have liked to have seen more ... like even more of the videos of actual shoots. That's so helpful for me ... to see what happens with real live people at real live photo sessions.

  • user-a32c70

    October 2015

    I liked this course, but it felt like a little bit of a teaser. It touched on a lot of different things, but wasn't very comprehensive. I wish it had a little more depth. Kind of felt like one big ad for the posing handbook.

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