Kirk Tuck

Professional Family Portraits

Kirk Tuck
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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.
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.
Posing your subjects, especially large groups, can be a challenge. Kirk directs a family photo shoot outdoors and shares his tips for putting everyone in their best light.
Even the best portraits can use a little tweaking in a photo-processing program. Kirk explains how to use Lightroom or Photoshop to adjust shadows and saturation, remove blemishes, soften wrinkles and generally help your subjects look their best.
4 Lessons
1  hrs 37  mins

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.

Kirk Tuck

Commercial photographer Kirk Tuck has photographed many extraordinary people, from President Bill Clinton to Academy Award winner Renée Zellweger. He’s also authored several books, including Photographic Lighting Equipment: A Comprehensive Guide for Digital Photographers, Minimalist Lighting: Professional Techniques for Location Photography, and Commercial Photography Handbook: Business Techniques for Professional Digital Photographers. A frequent lecturer and workshop instructor, Tuck resides in Austin, TX.

Kirk Tuck

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  2. Ada

    My dad was self a self taught old school photographer. When he passed away he left me his collection of cameras. Although none were digital, gifts he bestowed upon me were 2 Minolta X-370's, a Petri 7S, amongst others. I enjoyed watching him and learning some old tricks. I would love to learn more about Digital Photography however, my passion would be a black room and being able to continue my venture in discovering double shoots in one frame. I am a seasoned traveler and would love to take this course to enrich and highlight the areas I am not familiar with. I have trouble remembering so it is pertinent that I learn by watching. I have an extensive family and would love to continue my endeavors in photography so that I can become their and others photographer. Looking forward to starting this program soon. Thank You!

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