— Tamara Lackey




About This Course

Family portraits are a timeless tradition that allows us to capture the essence and love shared within a family. In this inspiring workshop, renowned photographer Tamara Lackey shares her expertise and insights on how to capture modern family portraits that are authentic, creative, and visually compelling.

With years of experience and a passion for storytelling, Tamara guides you through every step of the process, from planning and preparation to posing and post-processing. Whether you're a professional photographer looking to enhance your family portrait sessions or an amateur photographer eager to capture beautiful images of your own family, this workshop provides valuable techniques and practical tips to elevate your skills and create stunning portraits.

The workshop begins with a discussion on the importance of understanding the dynamics and personalities of each family member. Tamara emphasizes the significance of building a rapport and creating a relaxed and enjoyable environment that allows genuine moments to unfold naturally. By establishing a connection and trust with your subjects, you'll be able to capture their true essence and create images that reflect their unique story.

Tamara dives into the art of composition and lighting, exploring different techniques to create visually captivating family portraits. You'll learn how to utilize natural light and artificial lighting sources to create depth, dimension, and a pleasing balance of shadows and highlights. With Tamara's guidance, you'll master the art of framing and positioning your subjects within the frame to create visually engaging compositions that draw the viewer's eye.

Posing is a crucial element in family portraits, and Tamara shares her insights on how to create natural, relaxed, and expressive poses that capture the genuine interactions and connections between family members. She encourages the use of prompts and games to elicit authentic emotions and expressions, resulting in photographs that tell a story and evoke a range of emotions.

Beyond the technical aspects, Tamara delves into the importance of storytelling in family portraits. She guides you through the process of capturing meaningful moments and creating images that go beyond mere documentation. By incorporating elements of the family's lifestyle, interests, and relationships, you'll learn how to create images that reflect the true essence of the modern family.

Post-processing is the final step in bringing your family portraits to life, and Tamara shares her editing techniques to enhance the visual impact of your images. From color correction and retouching to creating a consistent and cohesive look, you'll discover how to elevate your photographs and create a signature style that sets your work apart.

Throughout the workshop, Tamara provides valuable insights into her own creative process, sharing personal stories and anecdotes that inspire and motivate. Her passion for capturing authentic and emotive family portraits is infectious, and her expertise shines through in every lesson.

Whether you're an experienced photographer or just starting out, this workshop is designed to empower you with the knowledge and skills needed to create modern family portraits that are artistic, compelling, and emotionally resonant. Tamara's warm and engaging teaching style, coupled with practical demonstrations and real-life examples, ensures that you'll leave this workshop with the confidence and inspiration to take your family portrait photography to new heights.

Don't miss the opportunity to learn from one of the industry's leading photographers. Enroll in this workshop with Tamara Lackey and unlock your creative potential in capturing the modern family portrait. Let your photographs tell the story of love, connection, and cherished moments that define the essence of family.

Acquired Knowledge

During each shoot, Tamara offers tips and best practices of how to handle the moment - both in terms of the technical side of camera specs as well as dealing with the family dynamic.


Tamara Lackey
Tamara Lackey is a renowned portrait photographer and Nikon USA Ambassador whose lifestyle photography, from children's portraits to celebrity portraits, has appeared in dozens of media outlets, including O - The Oprah Magazine, Men's Journal, Vogue, Nikon World, The Martha Stewart Show, and The Today Show. For the last eleven years, Tamara has run a busy, associate-based studio focused on portrait, commercial, and editorial work.


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