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Family Group Posing

with Vicki Taufer

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  •   01 Class Introduction

  •   02 Favorite Family Group Poses


Class duration: 4h 55m

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About The Class

Taking a great portrait of one person can be a challenge, but how do you capture an entire family looking their most authentic selves? Well-known family and children photographer Vicki Taufer will show you how to focus on the relationships and keep your clients relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera.

Vicki will show you:

  • What props and gear you should have on hand to bring out the best in your group posing
  • How to shoot with natural light as well as in the studio, and what lighting you’ll need to highlight all group sizes
  • How to make your clients feel comfortable before the shoot to get authentic images
  • The most efficient workflow to make your post-processing work for you

Whether it’s a group of children with pets or the extended family with grandparents and cousins, Vicki will give you the confidence to tackle any situation and provide your client with images that they’ll want to purchase and hang on their walls for years to come.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

  2. 02

    Favorite Family Group Poses

  3. 03

    Plan the Photo Shoot

  4. 04

    Meet Three Person Family for Shoot

  5. 05

    Shoot: Get Family in Front of Camera

  6. 06

    Review Images from Shoot

  7. 07

    Shoot: Get Family Comfortable

  8. 08

    Family of Three Shoot Recap

  9. 09

    Tips & Tricks For Family Group Posing

  10. 10

    The Art Of Unposing

  11. 11

    Using Furniture In Family Portraits

  12. 12

    Demo: Using Furniture

  13. 13

    Shoot: Family With Furniture

  14. 14

    Shoot: Combine Family Members on Furniture

  15. 15

    Shoot: Siblings Laying On Rug

  16. 16

    Shoot: Close Family Image on Furniture

  17. 17

    Creative Shooting Spaces

  18. 18

    Tips For Photographing With Dogs

  19. 19

    Demo: Studio Lighting

  20. 20

    Shoot: Introduction to Shooting With Dogs

  21. 21

    Shoot: Favorite Poses With Dogs

  22. 22

    Introduction to Generational Photography

  23. 23

    Large Group Posing Options

  24. 24

    Demo: Large Group Posing

  25. 25

    Shoot: Favorite Poses For Multigenerational Families

  26. 26

    Shoot: Incorporate Ring Light

  27. 27

    Shoot: Colorful Generational Family Images

  28. 28

    Shoot To Sell Products

  29. 29

    Photoshop®️ CC Efficient Workflow

  30. 30

    Post Processing Before The Sales

  31. 31

    Sales Templates in Photoshop®️ CC

  32. 32

    Post Processing After The Sale

  33. 33

    Concluding Thoughts


Meet Your Expert

Vicki Taufer

Vicki has been an artist her whole life and a professional photographer for 12 of those years.Her business, V Gallery, focuses on offering a boutique experience to her children, family, and pet portrait clients. ... read more

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80% of students recommend this class.
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  • DOlores RUsso

    DOlores RUsso

    February 2018

    All I have to say is - Vicki you are a saint. To handle four kids, dog and their parents too, not to mention a class of students watching...AND YOU'RE TAKING PHOTOS, GOOD ONES!! All I know is, I could not handle that as you have even though I was a teacher for 25 years (K-12, all of them) - and wonderful people like you are far and few between. May you stay healthy and happy and continue interacting with kids and parents - you really have a talent! (I had to turn the sound off on the vid because it was driving me crazy,, with kids, dog, etc etc!)

  • user-01901f

    November 2017

    Fantastic posing class, loved watching Vicki in action. There are so many little things she said to the families she was photographing that really made all of the difference. Jed's product template creation and backend streamlining segment was great too!

  • Elizabeth Harrigan

    December 2017

    I absolutely loved the course!!! The teacher was extremely engaging, so much so, I lost track of time... I learned more from this course than any other I have subscribed to. Both Vicki and her husband are positive and passionate in their delivery. They also have developed a level of expertise and a passion to share their knowledge honestly. It wasn't about ego, but rather, a genuine helpful attitude, which was so refreshing!

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