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How to Become a Successful Portrait Photographer

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Mia McCormick catches up with Tamara Lackey on location for an inspiring conversation about Tamara’s journey to becoming a successful portrait photographer. Their conversation begins with a look back at how Tamara got started in photography and we quickly gain some insight into how she turned that passion into a sustainable business. Over the course of an hour Tamara shares her thoughts and experiences on everything from the choices she made early on to develop foundational principles that continue to guide her business decisions into the future, to the importance of developing a work-life balance that keeps you excited about getting up and facing the world each day. watch course

Lesson 1 : On Getting Started
Lesson 2 : On Developing a Guiding Principle
Lesson 3 : On Pushing Yourself to the Next Level
Lesson 4 : On Building a Business Plan
Lesson 5 : On Doing What You Love

Meet The Instructors | Tamara Lackey & Mia McCormick

Tamara Lackey

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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Mia McCormick

Mia McCormick

Mia McCormick works as a Director/Producer for Bluewater Media and is a contributor to B&H Photo. She is the producer and host of several interview series designed to lift the voice of women in this industry. Her break out series of inspirational interviews for B&H called "Women of Influence" received national press. She travels across the county teaching at conferences like WPPI, NECC, and PSW.

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