Beginning Family Portrait Photography: Shoot Like a Pro

Go from boring snapshots to amazing family portraits. Your kids will LOVE to pose for you when they see your photos.

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          More than 2300 students have enrolled and have left  170+ 5-star, rave reviews. 

After taking my photography course, your kids and perhaps even their friends will be begging you to take their portraits too! 

  What You'll Learn: 

  • How to position your subject indoors and outdoors for the best lighting.

  • Posing ideas for women, men, teens and younger children.

  • How to choose the right camera settings for more attractive, professional-looking portraits.

  • The best types of lenses for portrait photography (for DSLR users).

  • Background ideas

  • How to edit your portraits in Adobe Lightroom

  This course will show you how to use the available light, without special lighting set-ups, to take amazing portraits of your kids. Outdoors, you'll learn where to position your subject and yourself in relation to the sun for the best lighting. You'll also get tips on taking indoor portraits without using your flash. 

  You'll learn a basic formula for your camera settings that will help you take better portraits. You'll also get a general understanding of exposure and how aperture, shutter speed and ISO work together. 

What you won't get is a lot of super technical stuff. This is a non-technical photography course designed to get you up and going quickly. It's created for parents and others who want to go beyond taking ordinary snapshots and learn how to take better portraits and family photos without a lot of equipment.

We've all taken those photos where the background looks great but your subject's face is so dark you can barely recognize them, or maybe you want to know how pros get the background to look all blurry in portraits. Many people are intimidated by using their DSLR or compact camera's manual settings and just don't know where to start. That Auto Mode is so tempting and easy. But getting out of the Auto Mode will open the door to more creative, professional-looking photos of your kids.         

          BONUS: You can go a step further and watch over my shoulder as I import and edit photos in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Lightroom is a popular, relatively inexpensive software program designed specifically for photographers. If you enjoy taking photos, you may want to consider this software. You can get a free trial at Adobe. 

  With my course you get: 

  • Over 2300 happy students have already taken this course

  • 100+ glowing, 5-star Reviews

  • Unlimited lifetime course access at no extra cost

  • All future additional lectures and supplementary material included for free, always

  • Unconditional, no questions asked, Udemy 30-day money-back guarantee

  Your children are growing fast. You don't want another day to go by without capturing memorable photos of them, not just quick smartphone snapshots.   

What You Will Learn!

  • Easy to follow
  • Relaxed, non-techie teaching style
  • An understanding of the best camera lenses for portraits
  • An understanding general camera settings to use to take portraits
  • Learn how to get more/less depth of field
  • Ideas for posing your kids for a more attractive composition
  • BONUS: Learn how to import images and make simple edits and enhancements to your portraits in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

Who Should Attend!

  • Beginner photo enthusiasts, parents and anyone who wants to learn how to take portraits without complicated lighting setups or extra equipment. DSLR users who are new to using manual settings.