Online Class

Professional Family Portraits

Free!

Learn essential skills for successful family photo sessions with toddlers, mature adults and groups, FREE!

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 5 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Q&A in our virtual classroom with fellow crafters and makers
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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

Class 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.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Welcome to Your Free Mini-Class!
00:51
Overview on how to use your FREE mini class!
2. Introduction & In-Home Photo Shoot
35:29
3. Ambient Light, Garage-Style
21:55
4. Locations for Group Photos
10:21
5. Processing Basics in Lightroom & Photoshop
28:49

Taught by

Kirk Tuck
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.
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