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Lifestyle Family Photography: Posing and Direction

with Elena S Blair

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  •   03 Three Keys to Posing Success


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About The Class

Create artistic and authentic portraits

Posing and guiding is an art form. Lifestyle Family Photography has gained a lot of popularity in the industry. What many don't understand is that quite a bit of posing goes into that lifestyle look. When you step into a lifestyle family session you need to have go to poses and the ability to guide your families into genuine emotion and interactions, all while keeping the session under control. During this posing class Elena will teach you what it takes to execute emotive family posing as well as give you step by step instruction for some of her favorite family poses. You will learn exactly what to do and say to create artistic and connected family poses.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction: What are you going to learn?

  2. 02

    Posing is Necessary

  3. 03

    Three Keys to Posing Success

  4. 04

    Posing Formulas

  5. 05

    Types of Poses

  6. 06

    Demo: In-Studio Posing

  7. 07

    Posing Q&A


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Elena S Blair

Elena S Blair is a Seattle-based photographer, mother of three, and owns a thriving lifestyle family and newborn photography business. She strives to find the unique beauty within every family she captures. Elena is also passionate about building community and encouraging other photographers to find depth and purpose in their work and business through both online and in-person education. She is the co-founder of Ladyboss Workshops with CreativeLive instructor Sandra Coan to help up and coming women photographers create profitable businesses.

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  • Kristen Anderson

    Kristen Anderson

    September 2018

    I would recommend it because it shatters a few misconceptions about building a lifestyle photography business that a newcomer like me battles on a daily basis. So much information on the internet and just so much of it is false and should even apply. But we do, we waste our time and resources on pursuing phantom myths about the business and we suffer. Our families suffer. Elena addresses some of those misconceptions here and gives you some tips and models to follow to help navigate as a new start up business. She made me feel like my passion for this is not misplaced and to keep going. This isn't an all encompassing tutorial on everything you need to have a successful business. If you are looking for that, you won't find it...and heaven help you if that's your goal. But, it does do what it says it will do. Help you learn and understand the necessity of posing in a lifestyle shoot and implement poses that will put you and your families at ease and on the path to a successful session. I'd definitely recommend it for it's price point. It was very useful.

  • JennMercille


    April 2018

    Elena Blair is a talented, positive and creative teacher. She is a great communicator, and builds you up as the student to be proud of where you are as an artist, while at the same time, motivating and inspiring you to take it to the next level. It was really neat to get a front row seat to her process. She is very energetic, and offers a refreshing perspective on how to run a session and a business. Awesome class! I can't wait to see what she does next!

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    July 2018

    Excellent course and great teacher. I love how clear and conscience she is. I also appreciate how she gives specific examples of her work, and step by step instructions on how she sets everything up. There are so many tips that I will be incorporating. I would highly recommend this course.

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