with Elena S. Blair
Join Elena S. Blair as she takes you through her shooting workflow while working with a family on location. Meaningful family lifestyle photography is in high demand. Creating phot... READ MORE
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The Complete Guide to Creating Natural-Looking Lifestyle Family Portraits
with Elena S. Blair
Join Elena S. Blair as she takes you through her shooting workflow while working with a family on location. Meaningful family lifestyle photography is in high demand. Creating photographs based on how you feel is more important than technical skill alone. Elena’s workflow is efficient and effective but what drives her is the opportunity to create timeless family heirlooms for her clients. In this class, Elena shares her process for getting clients ready, scheduling a shoot, selecting the gear she uses, working with her clients on a shoot, and selecting the final images that make up the gallery that is shared with the client. When approached through your creativity, family photography has the potential to be both profitable and fulfilling as an artist. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)
Join Elena as she introduces the class and discusses what will be covered in the lessons that follow.
lesson 2: Getting Ready
It is important to educate your clients about what to expect, so that they come prepared.
lesson 3: Shoot What You Feel
Shooting what you feel, not just technical skill, is what will set you apart in the industry.
lesson 4: Typical Gear
A self-described gear minimalist, Elena walks through the gear she uses on a typical shoot.
lesson 5: Start of a Shoot
Elena takes us through the start of a live shoot with a family of five.
lesson 6: Headshots
Now that the family is warmed up and some group shots are captured, Elena walks through her process for capturing headshots.
lesson 7: Movement Shots
Getting your family to move can create some really fun photo opportunities.
lesson 8: Choosing the Keepers
Elena shows her process for selecting the photos that will go into the gallery for the family.
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meet  Elena S. Blair
Elena is an award-winning lifestyle, family, and newborn photographer based in Seattle, WA. She strives to find the unique beauty of every family she works with. Elena is passionate about building community and encouraging other photographers to find depth and purpose in their work and business through both online and in-person education. She teaches on a variety of platforms, like KelbyOne, as well as independently.
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