Gain the confidence and skills you need to turn spontaneous moments into unforgettable photos! Learn expert strategies for indoor and outdoor family shoots guided by professional photographer Kirk Tuck, and discover how to think like a storyteller for compelling photos that capture your subject’s personality. Explore the key settings behind blur-free action shots, and unlock the secret for shooting successfully in harsh sunlight. Use bounce flash for flattering indoor portraits, and dive into Adobe Lightroom with essential presets and advanced techniques for professional images that will bring out the best in everyone. Plus, learn how to size, format and export photos for personalized greeting cards that showcase your family and your photography skills!
Meet your instructor, Kirk Tuck, and learn some of the foundations for getting great family photos.
Shooting outdoors in the sun and in the shade presents some exposure challenges. Kirk shows you how to get a great shot wherever the light falls.
If your family is always on the go, why not get some action shots? Freeze that trampoline jumper high in the air or create motion blur as you capture an intrepid scooter-rider.
Capture those quiet, indoor moments with ambient light. Kirk shows you how to create beautiful, natural portraits of your family.
When chronicling your family's events, think like a storyteller. Kirk explains how to plan and choose your shots so to create a beginning, middle and end in an engaging package.
Using Adobe Lightroom, Kirk demonstrates how post-processing can enhance a photo that captures a great moment but has some technical problems such as under- or overexposure. Add sharpness and saturation or crop your photos to make them more compelling.
Kirk walks you through some of the more advanced features of a photo-processing program such as Lightroom, explaining how to use the histogram, tone curve and HSL sliders to enhance your photos. Learn how to remove blemishes, use presets and share your photos.
Kirk gives a quick review of the common settings on your digital single-lens reflex camera.
"I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the tutorials and teaching style of this instructor. Even though I stopped to make tons of notes, everything still flowed for me. In addition, the questions asked by fellow classmates and the responses were extremely helpful. Thanks so much and I know I'll be going over and over these lessons."
- P Kirby