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Family Portraits

3.7/5
Course participants’ average review after course completion.
(34 Reviews)
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$249.00
($380.00 if purchased separately)

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Description

About this series

From baby photography to family group portraits, Sandy shows you how to capture wonderful images across the generations. She’ll also explain how you can stay fresh and relevant through the years by updating family portraits and creating seasonal themes. This series will help you make your clients look their best by using creative lighting. You’ll learn how to use flash to control light anytime and anywhere – in the midday, at sunset or in the studio.

Lighting skill level: Basic

Duration: 2 h 42 min

What you'll learn

Courses in this series

Course 1

Capturing the early years – Baby photography

Study how to photograph a baby in natural daylight and then mix ambient and flash light together.

Course 2

Tweens to teens – On location portraiture

Learn to adapt your lighting to express the subject’s age and individual personality in different rural and urban locations.

Course 3

It’s all in the family - Group portraiture

Explore lighting and posing families in different conditions, such as shade and sunlight, as well as before and after sunset.

Course 4

The magic of childhood - Studio portraiture

Discover some easy ways to build up your studio photography session with creative lighting and achieve magical results to impress your clients.

What you may need

Essential information

Recommended gear

  • 2 x lights for off-camera use (3 x lights in course no. 4)
  • 1 x light modifier (e.g. softbox, beauty dish, umbrella)
  • 1 x light modifier for restricting light (e.g. barndoor, grid)

Useful knowledge

  • Lighting skill level: Basic
    • No or little experience of off-camera lighting
    • Want to start exploring simple lighting techniques
  • Camera skill level: Comfortable handling the camera in manual mode

Reviews

Ricky Yunata
04 July, 2020

Great post processing tips and 3 lights studio setup

mike
08 July, 2020

Glad to see the segments are getting longer in part 2 - don't care for the 3 minute segments in part 1 - too short
Don't care for the "sell more product" lines
Post segments are borderline-OK to review a few pics but don't need a Lightroom course
Somehow get the feeling the "kids" in part 2 are all models-it just didn't look like dealing with real unexperienced subjects which would have been useful to learn

mike k
12 July, 2020

Guess I just don't care for her style-When backlit by a low sun using strobes from the opposite direction looks very fake

Art P.
19 May, 2020

I am confused about the camera settings . I assume the camera is set to manual with you setting f stop, iso, and shutterspeed with the light on TTL. However you said you didn't use a light meter and let the camera and light do all the thinking. Please clarify.

Peter Müller
23 July, 2020

I didn't like it at all

Paul
10 January, 2020

Good start for basic session. Where does Dad fit in? Siblings?

Kaye Rubi
09 December, 2019

I would have like to hear more about the light settings - I understand Sandy was using TTL but I thought she could have explained this process and also manual mode on the B1s

Randy King
09 November, 2019

The studio session was worth the price of admission for the entire set. Excellent details for working with children, set design, and digital finishing. The only negative feedback is, if you're going to tell me you're using a gray card to set your white balance in the camera, tell me how you're doing that. Lastly, mentioning things that have made your life easier without telling what they are (brand) and where to get them, it really doesn't help, e.g. light stands.

Randy King
09 November, 2019

Posing and working with the toddler was great, would have liked to hear more about that. In fact, working with multiple subjects is why we bought this video set.

Randy King
09 November, 2019

The park shoot was great, I would liked to have heard about how you set white balance in your camera, when shooting in shadow and using strobe. The alley shoot probably would have benefited from an ND filter to prevent sky blowout. There are lots of rules in photography... why say there isn't?

Chris dade
01 October, 2019

for me, her voice sounds exhausting and not smooth. Makes me weird and its hard to listen..;(

Anonymous
15 September, 2019

its lost my money

Lars Hedberg
12 April, 2019

Very very useful! Thank you very much Sandy!! I am so impressed with your way of being as educational as you are in action...

fitogram photography
26 March, 2019

thanks for all

fitogram photography
26 March, 2019

well done

Juergen
03 February, 2019

Very helpful

Rawa Alsalti
21 September, 2018

Actually it is an Amazing course and it is so useful. I am wondering if there is any chance to have a certificate from your side that I have attended this course and took all the benefits related to baby photo shoot rules and positions.

Gunjan shah
26 July, 2018

Amazing i learnt alot

Charles Kraft
04 August, 2018

Good course for intermediate photographer

Bob Clark
26 August, 2018

I found this course way to basic, I was hoping for one that would have taught me more in the process. What I mean by that the thought process like ok I want to darken the sky and light the subjects. How do you start out, from what I have seen on other video's first shot TTL which gets you close then move to manual etc: The presenter was fine just not what I expected at all. I have purchased 1 BX-1 and 2 A-1. Just looking for more in-depth direction on how to use them.

Chuck McHugh
26 June, 2018

Helpful, concise guidance - I appreciate the ability to access these videos to review, and refresh my memory on content

Chuck McHugh
30 March, 2018

highly useful content presented in a user friendly manner

Anonymous
23 March, 2018

more detail and possibly longer would improve depth of lessons.

Chuck McHugh
27 March, 2018

Most helpful - easy to apply lessons to the real world

Wei Chen
02 March, 2018

Hope more explanation about shaping tools
Photographing the sunset in the wild,Why not use a diffuser or umbrella?

jeff
07 April, 2018

good

Anonymous
20 February, 2018

I liked that it has very handson, short with a lot of info, but I also felt it was a little basic. Excited to go into the rest of the series.

Anonymous
31 January, 2018

more information on setting up light positions and using the remote

Courses in this series

Part 1 of 4 Capturing the early years – Baby photography

Capturing the early years – Baby photography

Study how to photograph a baby in natural daylight and then mix ambient and flash light together. Read more
Part 2 of 4 Tweens to teens – On location portraiture

Tweens to teens – On location portraiture

Learn to adapt your lighting to express the subject’s age and individual personality In different rural and urban locations. Read more
Part 3 of 4 It’s all in the family - Group portraiture

It’s all in the family - Group portraiture

Explore lighting and posing families in different conditions, such as shade and sunlight, as well as before and after sunset. Read more
Part 4 of 4 The magic of childhood - Studio portraiture

The magic of childhood - Studio portraiture

Discover some easy ways to build up your studio photography session with creative lighting and achieve magical results to impress your clients. Read more
Meet the teacher
Sandy Puc'
Sandy is an internationally acclaimed photographer, educator and author with over 20 years experience. From children's photography and families, to pregnancy and newborn portraiture, the idea of the family is central to Sandy’s work. As an experienced educator, Sandy shares her knowledge and passion for photography through many US speaking engagements and international tours.
Meet the teacher

Sandy Puc'

Sandy is an internationally acclaimed photographer, educator and author with over 20 years experience. From children's photography and families, to pregnancy and newborn portraiture, the idea of the family is central to Sandy’s work. As an experienced educator, Sandy shares her knowledge and passion for photography through many US speaking engagements and international tours.

Profoto products in action

You don’t need to own Profoto products to learn from this series. But just in case you’re interested, here are the ones we used:

Profoto B1X

Profoto D1

Umbrella Shallow White

RFi Softbox Octa

OCF Beauty Dish White

OCF Softbox Rectangular

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