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Take your newborn photography journey to the next step! Join Tracy Sweeney as she takes you through six different live newborn shoots from concept to completion. Tracy starts the class with a look at her lighting and gear, and then quickly moves on to the hands on tasks of creating props, attention to styling and posing, wrapping each newborn for their comfort and for creativity, how she works through each photo session, and then a close up look at her post processing workflow techniques from Lightroom Classic to Photoshop. By the end of the class you’ll have new skills for creating timeless artwork that your clients will treasure.

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June 2020

Take your newborn photography journey to the next step! Join Tracy Sweeney as she takes you through six different live newborn shoots from concept to completion. Tracy starts the class with a look at her lighting and gear, and then quickly moves on to the hands on tasks of creating props, attention to styling and posing, wrapping each newborn for their comfort and for creativity, how she works through each photo session, and then a close up look at her post processing workflow techniques from Lightroom Classic to Photoshop. By the end of the class you’ll have new skills for creating timeless artwork that your clients will treasure.

Go behind the scenes with Tracy Sweeney during a sunset beach photo shoot with her two five year old daughters. Tracy shares her process and thoughts for guiding and directing the girls during the shoot, as well as her choices in gear and camera settings. After the shoot Tracy takes a deep dive into her post processing workflow using Lightroom Classic and Photoshop. Sharing her techniques for bringing out the beauty, light, and color in the photos from her sunset shoot will reveal how you can apply that to your own photography. Tracy wraps up the class with a demonstration of how to breathe life and color into photos that were taken in less than ideal natural light.

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May 2020

Go behind the scenes with Tracy Sweeney during a sunset beach photo shoot with her two five year old daughters. Tracy shares her process and thoughts for guiding and directing the girls during the shoot, as well as her choices in gear and camera settings. After the shoot Tracy takes a deep dive into her post processing workflow using Lightroom Classic and Photoshop. Sharing her techniques for bringing out the beauty, light, and color in the photos from her sunset shoot will reveal how you can apply that to your own photography. Tracy wraps up the class with a demonstration of how to breathe life and color into photos that were taken in less than ideal natural light.

Take your family portrait skills to the next level with Tracy Sweeney! Join Tracy for an in-depth look at her process for creating beautiful images in even the drabbest locations. In this class you will learn what to look for in locations, how to minimize background distractions, what to think about when choosing a lens, how to make the most of available light, techniques for posing families, and so much more. Tracy demonstrates her process during two on locations shoots, with one in an urban industrial setting and another in a more natural rural location. Tracy ends the class with a look at her post processing workflow from the two on location shoots.

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May 2020

Take your family portrait skills to the next level with Tracy Sweeney! Join Tracy for an in-depth look at her process for creating beautiful images in even the drabbest locations. In this class you will learn what to look for in locations, how to minimize background distractions, what to think about when choosing a lens, how to make the most of available light, techniques for posing families, and so much more. Tracy demonstrates her process during two on locations shoots, with one in an urban industrial setting and another in a more natural rural location. Tracy ends the class with a look at her post processing workflow from the two on location shoots.

Join Kaylee Greer for an around-the-world adventure in dog photography! In each lesson Kaylee peels back the curtain and takes you behind the scenes to show you what it took to get the shot. Consider this class a backstage pass to some of her most fun and unforgettable photo shoots. It’s never a perfect process, and you’ll quickly find that behind every amazing photo there’s a certain amount of love, madness, whimsy, hard work, trust, patience, and determination needed to bring her vision to the world.

Adventures of Becoming a Dog Photographer: A Behind the Scenes Look at What it Takes to Get Amazing Portraits of Dogs close

January 2019

Join Kaylee Greer for an around-the-world adventure in dog photography! In each lesson Kaylee peels back the curtain and takes you behind the scenes to show you what it took to get the shot. Consider this class a backstage pass to some of her most fun and unforgettable photo shoots. It’s never a perfect process, and you’ll quickly find that behind every amazing photo there’s a certain amount of love, madness, whimsy, hard work, trust, patience, and determination needed to bring her vision to the world.

Join Tracy Sweeney to learn how she creates authentic and dynamic photos of siblings in rain or shine. In this class Tracy shares from her treasure trove of secrets to ensure you can achieve the shots that parents just cannot create on their own. From the importance of managing expectations and planning a session to capturing the final images, Tracy teaches you what she’s learned from years of experience. You’ll even get to watch Tracy work her magic during several on-location shoots. By the end of the class you’ll be on the road to developing an effective workflow that’s guaranteed to give you confidence and wow those family clients.

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December 2018

Join Tracy Sweeney to learn how she creates authentic and dynamic photos of siblings in rain or shine. In this class Tracy shares from her treasure trove of secrets to ensure you can achieve the shots that parents just cannot create on their own. From the importance of managing expectations and planning a session to capturing the final images, Tracy teaches you what she’s learned from years of experience. You’ll even get to watch Tracy work her magic during several on-location shoots. By the end of the class you’ll be on the road to developing an effective workflow that’s guaranteed to give you confidence and wow those family clients.

Don’t be afraid of toddlers! Join Tracy Sweeney as she shares her best practices for photographing these little movers like a pro. In this class Tracy teaches you the importance of setting expectations with the parents and shares her tips for coaching the families through a session. You’ll learn her approach to posing toddlers and creating natural opportunities for keeping them engaged. You’ll get to see Tracy putting it into practice through three different live shoots with toddlers and their parents, and at the end of the class Tracy shares her post processing workflow to help you become more efficient at creating your final images. With all of these tips and techniques in your bag of tricks you’ll be ready to create dynamic portraits that your clients will cherish.

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November 2018

Don’t be afraid of toddlers! Join Tracy Sweeney as she shares her best practices for photographing these little movers like a pro. In this class Tracy teaches you the importance of setting expectations with the parents and shares her tips for coaching the families through a session. You’ll learn her approach to posing toddlers and creating natural opportunities for keeping them engaged. You’ll get to see Tracy putting it into practice through three different live shoots with toddlers and their parents, and at the end of the class Tracy shares her post processing workflow to help you become more efficient at creating your final images. With all of these tips and techniques in your bag of tricks you’ll be ready to create dynamic portraits that your clients will cherish.

Join Elena S. Blair and Sandra Coan to learn how to build your family photography business into something that will prosper and thrive! Family photographers create memories and heirlooms for their clients, and you should value what you do for your families. In this class you’ll get off on the ground floor with some business basics, then move on to learning how to build your brand, develop a social media presence, get your website working for you, and put it all together to execute a solid marketing strategy. You have to do the work to promote yourself, but with the right pieces in place you’re on the road to success.

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July 2018

Join Elena S. Blair and Sandra Coan to learn how to build your family photography business into something that will prosper and thrive! Family photographers create memories and heirlooms for their clients, and you should value what you do for your families. In this class you’ll get off on the ground floor with some business basics, then move on to learning how to build your brand, develop a social media presence, get your website working for you, and put it all together to execute a solid marketing strategy. You have to do the work to promote yourself, but with the right pieces in place you’re on the road to success.

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.

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May 2018

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.

Join Tracy Sweeney for a masterclass in newborn photography! Filmed on location in Tracy’s studio, you’ll learn the essentials for getting started photographing newborns. Safety and comfort is job one in newborn photography, and Tracy starts off sharing her methods for keeping babies safe, warm, and soothed. From there, Tracy takes you through her choice of gear and lighting, and then gives you a front row seat for a series of newborn sessions. You’ll learn how to wrap the baby, how to pose the baby on a variety of props, and how to maximize the time spent on set to give you a variety of looks in a short amount of time. Family photos are part of the package, and Tracy shares her process for working with the family in a variety of configurations. After the shooting is done, you’ll learn Tracy’s workflow in Lightroom and Photoshop for creating the final polished images that go on to become timeless heirlooms for the family.

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August 2017

Join Tracy Sweeney for a masterclass in newborn photography! Filmed on location in Tracy’s studio, you’ll learn the essentials for getting started photographing newborns. Safety and comfort is job one in newborn photography, and Tracy starts off sharing her methods for keeping babies safe, warm, and soothed. From there, Tracy takes you through her choice of gear and lighting, and then gives you a front row seat for a series of newborn sessions. You’ll learn how to wrap the baby, how to pose the baby on a variety of props, and how to maximize the time spent on set to give you a variety of looks in a short amount of time. Family photos are part of the package, and Tracy shares her process for working with the family in a variety of configurations. After the shooting is done, you’ll learn Tracy’s workflow in Lightroom and Photoshop for creating the final polished images that go on to become timeless heirlooms for the family.

Learn 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.

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April 2017

Learn 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.

Illustrated Holiday Cards

with Pete Collins

Spent all your money on Creative Cloud and new gear? It is time to get creative. How about making your own cards with some simple and easy to make elements in Illustrator? This class will help you create some great stuff for your family and friends while also helping you gain a greater understanding of how things work in Illustrator.

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December 2015

Spent all your money on Creative Cloud and new gear? It is time to get creative. How about making your own cards with some simple and easy to make elements in Illustrator? This class will help you create some great stuff for your family and friends while also helping you gain a greater understanding of how things work in Illustrator.

It's the holidays, and you need to start thinking about how to make those holiday cards. You're into photography, and into Photoshop. Instead of taking the same picture for your holiday card, or running to the mall to get that moment with Santa - how about making a card that they'll really remember. This class will show you how to use a simple playground to make a funny scene using simple gear and Photoshop. We'll then move back into the lab and show you post processing tricks that will take that image to the next level. We'll even add to the Christmas Card by using compositing - and our library of Santa Claus pictures that are yours to keep!

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December 2015

It's the holidays, and you need to start thinking about how to make those holiday cards. You're into photography, and into Photoshop. Instead of taking the same picture for your holiday card, or running to the mall to get that moment with Santa - how about making a card that they'll really remember. This class will show you how to use a simple playground to make a funny scene using simple gear and Photoshop. We'll then move back into the lab and show you post processing tricks that will take that image to the next level. We'll even add to the Christmas Card by using compositing - and our library of Santa Claus pictures that are yours to keep!