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About CourseLearn how to cultivate beautiful memories for your client families! Join Tracy Sweeney as she shares her years of experience as a family photographer to help you prepare for success in this business. Tracy starts off the class with a focus on planning, preparation, and scouting; all of which will help you get the most out of your session while feeling confident and looking professional. From there you’ll witness Tracy at work with two different families in a park and on the beach. Tracy talks through her approach to lighting, to working with the families, the importance of building a relationship with the family members, and how she poses them as a group and one-on-one. After the shooting is done, you’ll head to the studio where Tracy teaches you her post processing workflow from Lightroom through Photoshop to create the final images that go on to become family treasures for years to come.
- Lesson 1: Getting Started 03:44
- Lesson 2: Planning the Session 10:18
- Lesson 3: Scouting the Location 03:45
- Lesson 4: In the Park 16:40
- Lesson 5: At the Beach: Part 1 08:16
- Lesson 6: At the Beach: Part 2 03:42
- Lesson 7: Post Processing: Beach Shoot 10:18
- Lesson 8: Post Processing: Park Shoot 05:18
- Lesson 9: Conclusion 03:05
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Tracy Sweeney, owner/photographer of Elan Studio in Bristol, Rhode Island, is an international award winning child, family and commercial photographer whose work has been featured in Click Magazine, Digital SLR Photography Magazine, Professional Photographer, Rangefinder,The UK Daily News, Buy Buy Baby, Babies R’ Us and Target Stores. Tracy loves capturing simple, candid moments, the indelible beauty of new beginnings and life. She is also an educator and published author with a Masters Degree in Education and Doctoral work in Curriculum, Instruction and Technology. Tracy lives and works by the sea with her husband and five children. Join Tracy, as she demonstrates how to establish connectivity and effortlessly evoke natural emotion in family photography.