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How to Pose Family Portraits

with Michele Celentano

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  •   01 Introduction to Family Posing

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About The Class

get great shots of groups.

Capture the magic of a family in a group portrait. In How to Pose Family Portraits, Michele Celentano will teach you how to take memorable family photographs of groups – sized 2 to 100. You’ll learn how to use bodies as puzzle pieces and how to position them together as Michelle poses and shoots a family of eight.

This ninety minute class will offer up fresh inspiration for your group portraits and completely change the way you photograph families of all sizes.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Introduction to Family Posing

    01:51
  2. 02

    Floor Posing Small Groups - Live Shoot

    18:41
  3. 03

    Floor Posing Large Groups - Live Shoot

    10:34
  4. 04

    Single Chair Posing Small And Large Groups - LiveShoot

    17:59
  5. 05

    Large Wedding Group Pose - LiveShoot

    10:42
  6. 06

    Couch Posing Small And LargeGroups - Live Shoot

    15:00
  7. 07

    Wrap And Q&A

    09:56

Meet Your Expert

Michele Celentano

After 25 years of experience, Michele's passion for transforming her photography into works of art only continues to grow. She considers herself incredibly blessed to enjoy such a wonderful and amazing career. Michele was awarded her Craftsmen Degree from the ... read more

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  • Creativelive Student

    October 2015

    Fantastic! A noticed someones posing technique on a portrait and commented on it and they said to check out Michele Celentano on Creative Live.....well, I am so glad I did. This 90 minute video was jam packed full of great information on how to piece the puzzle of family posing. I learned a lot and can not wait to try these tips on my big family portrait session in 5 days time. I was panicking about this session, but now I feel I have a good understanding about the basics of family posing and how it is all just a puzzle that you slot the people in and create triangles, lines and how to make Mum look amazing! Thankyou :)

  • Billabongfox

    Billabongfox

    December 2014

    Amazing class! I would highly recommend anyone looking for more detailed and in-depth direction with family posing. Michele goes over how to start with a small group and build on to create large group portraits! She shows how to combine different family members to get a wide range of shots with more selection, which we all know translates into more potential profits in print and product sales. She demonstrates by posing a family on the floor, in chairs, and on a couch, using all age groups from 2 years old and up. I could spend an entire day listening to her! She does a great job explaining things and showing just how to do it. Great course, great video, great information! Thank you!

  • Joshua Meadows

    October 2017

    A good course on posing groups and families. It is good supplemental information if you've already studied some other posing courses. The only drawback for me is aspects of the photographers social interactions aren't to my liking (acting like a chimp and blowing raspberries). I will say though that she does have high energy and give compliments and talks with the subjects on things they like. That is what I would do on a shoot and she does that well. As for the posing it was macro level of fitting people together with a skimming of the minor details. It is a good condensed lesson and worth a watch.

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