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Perfecting the Shot: Photographing Babies & Toddlers
Tamara Lackey
with Tamara Lackey
Portrait photography with babies and toddlers might be one of the most challenging subjects you'll ever face. Capturing cute expressions or perfect poses requires just the right ba... READ MORE
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Perfecting the Shot: Photographing Babies & Toddlers
lessons: 12 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 22min
published: 2014
watched: 2044 Member Views
Perfecting the Shot: Photographing Babies & Toddlers
with Tamara Lackey
Portrait photography with babies and toddlers might be one of the most challenging subjects you'll ever face. Capturing cute expressions or perfect poses requires just the right balance of patience and persistence. Leading lifestyle and portrait photographer, Tamara Lackey walks you through easy, but useful tips on how to catch those "keeper" shots. You'll follow Tamara, along with two different families in multiple locations, as she teaches her time-tested techniques that are sure to help you respond to shifting moods, feelings and expressions from your smallest of subjects. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)

Join Tamara as she introduces the course and goes over the material that will be covered.

2min, 35sec
lesson 2: Choosing Clothing

The clothing helps set the mood of the shoot, so taking the time to select clothing that coordinates well between subjects takes the final shots to the next level.

8min, 11sec
lesson 3: Setting Up the Room

Arranging the room to fit your shoot is a good thing to do while the subjects are getting ready.

2min, 54sec
lesson 4: Scouting Outdoor Locations

The second location for this family will be outdoors, so Tamara scouts the location to look for the best spot and consider the lighting.

3min, 47sec
lesson 5: Bedroom Shoot: Part 1

With the bedroom set up and the subjects dressed it is time for the cozy bedroom shoot.

12min, 5sec
lesson 6: Bedroom Shoot: Part 2

After a change of clothing and family grouping it is time for a few different poses.

3min, 48sec
lesson 7: Bedroom Shoot: Part 3

Having a variety of views of the same subject gives you more to choose from in your final shots.

8min, 28sec
lesson 8: Outdoor Shoot

After a short break for the baby, Tamara has moved the family outside by the pool.

9min, 45sec
lesson 9: Lily: Part 1

A new family brings a change of location and a new approach that starts with getting warmed up with the new subject.

6min, 53sec
lesson 10: Lily: Part 2

With our subject a bit more engaged in the process it was time for a change of clothing and location.

10min, 23sec
lesson 11: Lily: Part 3

The next location goes out onto the street in front of the house where we have more room to move.

5min, 17sec
lesson 12: Lily: Part 4

An outfit change accompanies a change in location to wrap up the shoot.

7min, 58sec
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Tamara Lackey
meet  Tamara Lackey
Renowned Portrait Photographer & Nikon USA Ambassador
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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