with Kirk Tuck
Online Class

Professional Family Portraits

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Overview

Bring out the best in your subjects with professional photographer Kirk Tuck’s advanced strategies for family portraiture. Transform any setting into a portrait studio with Kirk's quick tips on composing a shot, and easily create ideal lighting indoors and out with the use of bounce flash, umbrellas and affordable materials like foam core. Discover the key to engaging your subject as Kirk reveals how to capture shots of energetic and oftentimes impatient toddlers. Shoot flattering portraits of mature subjects with professional exposure and composition techniques. Learn how to direct and pose a large group, and then move into post-processing to erase blemishes, soften wrinkles and modify color cast for polished images that families will be proud to display in their homes for years to come.

Details

  • intermediate
  • 5 episodes
  • 1h37m

Included in this Class

1. Welcome to Your Free Mini-Class!
1m

1. Welcome to Your Free Mini-Class!

Overview on how to use your FREE mini class!

2. Introduction & In-Home Photo Shoot
35m

2. Introduction & In-Home Photo Shoot

Meet your instructor, Kirk Tuck, and learn about his preferred lenses. Then jump right into photographing children and family groups. Photographing children can be a challenge because they are always on the move. Kirk provides tricks for catching young children's attention and demonstrates how to photograph them with a flash. You'll also get tips on props and posing, learn to manage light and shadows and set your subjects up for a fun and successful photo shoot.

3. Ambient Light, Garage-Style
22m

3. Ambient Light, Garage-Style

Set up an impromptu photo studio in your garage! Kirk shows you how to get great shots with ambient light and focuses on photographing mature subjects. He reviews the differences between broad and short lighting and shows how to pose for both. Learn how to set up your fill lights, use an off-camera flash as your main light and take environmental portraits.

1. Welcome to Your Free Mini-Class!

1. Welcome to Your Free Mini-Class!

2. Introduction & In-Home Photo Shoot

2. Introduction & In-Home Photo Shoot

3. Ambient Light, Garage-Style

3. Ambient Light, Garage-Style

4. Locations for Group Photos

4. Locations for Group Photos

5. Processing Basics in Lightroom & Photoshop

5. Processing Basics in Lightroom & Photoshop