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Photographing Children: Portraits at Play

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Never miss a moment! Learn how to take gorgeous photos of children at play, for results you and your child will treasure for a lifetime.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Barb Peacock
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Take memorable photos of your child with step-by-step instruction from professional photographer Barb Peacock. First, discover how essential props and wardrobe are to a successful shoot. Then, learn how to take lifestyle shots that tell a meaningful story, and head to the park to capture natural-looking photos of your child in motion! Barb shows you when and where to shoot, how to frame your shots and how to get your kids to act naturally while playing outdoors for photos that truly reflect their personality. Plus, find out how to apply these skills to a larger canvas, with professional tips for capturing dramatic shots in a larger landscape. And, discover tricks for making the most of your time by shooting until the last possible second of the golden hour. Take this class today, for a lifetime of beautiful memories.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Window Light Portraits
Meet professional photographer Barb Peacock and preview the essential techniques you'll learn to capture gorgeous imagery of children at play. In this first lesson, gain familiarity with important camera settings before learning how to take beautiful head and shoulders portraits using window light.
2. Props & Posing Two Children
3. Shooting Lifestyle Photos
4. Shooting Outdoors
5. Children in Motion
6. Large Landscape & Last Light

Taught by

Barb Peacock
Barb Peacock
Barb Peacock is a professional photographer and philanthropist. She studied photography and filmmaking at Tufts University and began her career as a street photographer before working her way up to lifestyle shoots. Barb's clients include Arm & Hammer, Disney and Shape magazine, and her work has been licensed by Coca-Cola, Walmart and Volkswagen. She is also the founder of The Nightingale Project, a nonprofit that serves as a free traveling art school to those in need.

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