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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.

Newborn Photography Master Class close

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.

Family Photography: The Art of Storytelling close

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.

Illustrated Holiday Cards close

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!

How to Photograph and Create Fun Holiday Cards close

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!

Get ready for your next outing as the family photographer! Typical family outings occur in places with busy backgrounds, challenging lighting, uncooperative children, and lots of motion from place to place. Join Annie Cahill at the Miami Metro Zoo as she walks you through everything you need to know to capture those great moments during your next family adventure. Annie spends the day with a family, and their two small children, as they experience the zoo, and along the way teaches you everything from how to capture kids in motion to what camera settings will give you the best image quality, and from how to pay attention to backgrounds in group photos to how to get into some of the photos yourself. By the end of the class you'll know what gear you need, how to prepare for the day, and how to come away with some great photos that will serve as mementos for years to come.

Mastering the Family Outing – Miami close

May 2015

Get ready for your next outing as the family photographer! Typical family outings occur in places with busy backgrounds, challenging lighting, uncooperative children, and lots of motion from place to place. Join Annie Cahill at the Miami Metro Zoo as she walks you through everything you need to know to capture those great moments during your next family adventure. Annie spends the day with a family, and their two small children, as they experience the zoo, and along the way teaches you everything from how to capture kids in motion to what camera settings will give you the best image quality, and from how to pay attention to backgrounds in group photos to how to get into some of the photos yourself. By the end of the class you'll know what gear you need, how to prepare for the day, and how to come away with some great photos that will serve as mementos for years to come.

Join Pete Collins for this special holiday class that is all about taking those Christmas photos on Christmas morning. If you just got a brand new DSLR camera and you want to learn how to make your photos better, sharper, faster, and not drive your family crazy while you do it, then this class is for you!

A Beginners Guide to Photographing Christmas Morning close

December 2013

Join Pete Collins for this special holiday class that is all about taking those Christmas photos on Christmas morning. If you just got a brand new DSLR camera and you want to learn how to make your photos better, sharper, faster, and not drive your family crazy while you do it, then this class is for you!

This class is all about photographing kids! Tamara covers the technical side of working with natural light, reflectors, and her go-to gear, as well as the critical people skills needed to recognize personality types, handle tantrums, and roll with the range of moods your subjects will exhibit.

Contemporary Children’s Portrait Photography close

March 2013

This class is all about photographing kids! Tamara covers the technical side of working with natural light, reflectors, and her go-to gear, as well as the critical people skills needed to recognize personality types, handle tantrums, and roll with the range of moods your subjects will exhibit.

Conducting a photo shoot with an entire family requires skills beyond professional camera handling. Join family photographer Tamara Lackey on location and in the studio as she teaches you everything you need to know to conduct a successful family photo session that stands out from the crowd. During each shoot, Tamara offers tips and best practices of how to handle the moment - both in terms of the technical side of camera specs as well as dealing with the family dynamic. <br> <br> This class is perfect for anyone looking to get into or needs to brush up on family portrait photography.

Capturing The Modern Family Portrait close

January 2013

Conducting a photo shoot with an entire family requires skills beyond professional camera handling. Join family photographer Tamara Lackey on location and in the studio as she teaches you everything you need to know to conduct a successful family photo session that stands out from the crowd. During each shoot, Tamara offers tips and best practices of how to handle the moment - both in terms of the technical side of camera specs as well as dealing with the family dynamic. <br> <br> This class is perfect for anyone looking to get into or needs to brush up on family portrait photography.