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Family Portraits

with Michele Celentano

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  •   01 Class Introduction

    13:55
  •   03 P isn't for Professional

    42:00
  •   04 The Art of Posing

    44:15

Class duration: 13h 20m

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About The Class

illustrate relationships.

Learn family photography from Michele Celentano! You'll learn how to pose and light groups, but to be a family photographer you also have to be a psychologist, director, sales manager, a marketing director and postproduction expert. Spending three days with Michele will help you find the style of family portraits that you love, learn how to create portraits that illustrate family relationships and learn how to work with people of all ages, from newborn to 99.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    13:55
  2. 02

    The Elements of Art

    14:56
  3. 03

    P isn't for Professional

    42:00
  4. 04

    The Art of Posing

    44:15
  5. 05

    The Art of Posing Continued

    51:38
  6. 06

    Understanding Your Client

    1:06:44
  7. 07

    General Q&A

    24:46
  8. 08

    Posing Specific Groups

    30:11
  9. 09

    Michele's Gear Bag

    14:19
  10. 10

    Consultation with Parents

    24:25
  11. 11

    Shoot: Parents with Teens

    48:26
  12. 12

    Shoot: Mother with Teens

    14:35
  13. 13

    Shoot: Whole Family

    17:30
  14. 14

    Shoot: Portraits with Mom

    1:08:08
  15. 15

    General Q&A

    15:06
  16. 16

    Shoot: Just Kids

    28:32
  17. 17

    What Makes You Special?

    23:59
  18. 18

    Handling Client Objections

    15:49
  19. 19

    Client Consultation

    44:48
  20. 20

    Shoot: Indoor, Window Light

    1:06:50
  21. 21

    The Business of Photography

    48:06
  22. 22

    The Sales Session

    33:06
  23. 23

    Selling Products

    39:40
  24. 24

    A Little Inspiration

    09:09

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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  • Beckie Sibley

    October 2014

    Michele is a true artist in every sense of the word. While her photography skills are exceptional, it is her ability to work with families that absolutely had me mesmerized. She is a natural with people of all ages. Her teaching style is second to none. I especially appreciate that she had the CreativeLIve attendees jump in to pose the first family. With many of these courses, I find myself feeling completely inadequate because the instructors make it look super easy. When the student photographers worked with the family, they represented ME. This was such an encouragement. I also was thrilled that the second family was more of a challenge as it showcased Michele's talents perfectly. The business section was insightful and inspirational. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this course. It was a deal at $129. Thank you CreativeLive! And thank YOU, Michele. You are the best of the best.

  • Beckie Sibley

    October 2014

    Michele is a true artist in every sense of the word. While her photography skills are exceptional, it is her ability to connect with families that absolutely had me mesmerized. She is a natural with people of all ages. Her teaching style is second to none. I especially appreciate that she had the CreativeLIve attendees the first family. With many of these courses, I find myself feeling completely inadequate because the instructors make it look super easy. When the student photographers worked with the family, they represented ME. This was such an encouragement. I also was thrilled that the second family was more of a challenge as it showcased Michele's talents perfectly. The business section was insightful and inspirational. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this course. It was a deal at $129. Thank you CreativeLive! And thank YOU, Michele. You are the best of the best.

  • Courtney Zito

    Courtney Zito

    March 2017

    I love this class! I am transitioning from film & television to photography, specifically children and families, and this class is wonderful! I am only on Day 1, class 6 (The art of posing) and I have learned so much that I have already applied to my own photography. If you're like me, you have come across other's photos and thought "meh", and then you come across some and you are like "wow!". What is the difference? Well there are many factors that make a great portrait, but one aspect I hadn't spent as much time thinking about was posing. You don't think about how important posing is until you see it in action here. I am looking forward to the rest of this series and soaking up all of her experience and knowledge. She's cute and quirky, and very organized in her teaching. Thank you Michele, great class!

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