From lighting and posing to post-production, this learning path teaches the art of family photography from start to finish. Understand the unique opportunities and challenges involved with family photography, get creative, and learn to use Photoshop and Lightroom to make your photos the very best they can be. Finish with a strong portfolio to share with prospective clients.
Learn how to pose children outdoors and at home.
Master using light to create creative family portraits.
Understand post-production techniques specific to portraiture using Lightroom and Photoshop.
Kids Photography: Posed Outdoor Portraits with Lauren Enright
Look at the techniques behind creating great natural-light portraits of kids in the environment that's most comfortable for them: the outdoors.
26m 29s • COURSE
Kids Photography: At Home with Lauren Enright
Learn techniques for taking intimate, natural portraits of kids in their home with these family photography tips.
1h 16m • COURSE
Kids Photography: Newborns with Lauren Enright
Get started in kids photography. Learn techniques for capturing beautiful, expressive portraits of brand-new babies with these newborn photography tips.
30m 34s • COURSE
Exploring Photography: Family and Group Portraiture with Natalie Fobes
Learn posing and composition techniques for capturing engaging portraits of couples, families, and other groups.
1h 44m • COURSE
Learning Natural Light Portrait Photography with Chris Orwig
Learn how to take effective portraits using natural light—even when the light isn't great.
2h 30m • COURSE
Silhouette Photography: Shooting and Post Processing with Erika Thornes
Learn how to capture a silhouette, whether you're using a DLSR camera or a mobile phone, by seeing how to use angle and light, leverage settings in your camera, and edit the image.
1h 42m • COURSE
Learning Photoshop Portrait Retouching with Chris Orwig
Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop to bring out the best in your portraits by retouching faces, correcting distortion, removing distractions, cleaning up the background, and more.
6h 9m • COURSE
Kids Photography: Retouching with Lightroom Classic CC and Photoshop with Erika Thornes
Learn how to choose the best shot from a series of kid photos, and see how to use Lightroom Classic CC and Photoshop to make your subjects look their best.
1h 9m • COURSE
Photoshop: Filters for Photography with Chris Orwig
Explore best practices for working with filters in Photoshop, and the optimal filters to use for enhancing your photographs.
1h 36m • COURSE
Creating a Photography Portfolio with Chris Orwig
Learn the concepts and steps behind creating a photography portfolio that showcases your work and conveys your personal brand.
2h 20m • COURSE
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Lauren Enright is a lifestyle and portrait photographer based in Illinois.
Lauren Enright has been photographing children, friends, and families for many years. What started as a hobby at a young age, quickly turned into a passion through her high school and college years, leading to the creation of lauren enright photography, located in La Grange Park, Illinois. Lauren photographed many neighborhood children throughout her years as a local babysitter, and with her husband, Joe; her three children; and their French bulldog, Marty, she continues to do the same. She hopes to capture the glimmer of love, laughter, and a little mischief in her work for all clients to enjoy.
Lauren continues to marvel at the day-to-day changes in watching children grow from infancy to toddler—and toddler into a very energetic child! She documents family life through her natural approach to photography where children are in their own element, and the little day-to-day interactions are captured. Though children may be Lauren's favorite subject to photograph, she is inspired by the simple looks of love in a newly engaged couple, lots of loud laughs with families, and the sweet stare from the beloved family pet. Find out more at http://www.laurenenrightphotography.com.
A Pulitzer finalist, Natalie Fobes shoots assignments for National Geographic and other publications.
Natalie Fobes is a multi-talented and diverse photographer and writer. The Pulitzer prize finalist has shot assignments for National Geographic, Smithsonian, Audubon, and other major magazines. Her images of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill are iconographic and she is known as the "salmon lady" due to her 10-year project photographing and writing about the salmon and the cultures of the salmon around the Pacific Rim. Her work is included in many public, private and corporate collections. Natalie's fine art portraiture and her wedding photography have won national recognition.The author of three coffee-table books has received many grants and commissions to pursue compelling documentary stories. She has camped out in the winter in Siberia with the Chukchi reindeer herders and perched in a blind in the cloud forest of Guatemala. Natalie's current documentary is on the impact of China's one-child policy in that country and the United States. She teaches in the acclaimed photography program at Seattle Central Community College and co-founded the Blue Earth Alliance, a non-profit dedicated to helping photographers shoot documentary stories about the environment, endangered cultures, and social issues. Her web site is www.fobesphoto.com.
Chris Orwig is a celebrated photographer, author, and teacher who brings passion to everything he does.
He authors courses for LinkedIn Learning and Lynda.com, and was on the faculty at the Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, CA. As a teacher, Chris subscribes to W. B. Yeats's idea that "education isn't about filling a pail, but igniting a fire." As a photographer, he agrees with Marc Riboud's observation that "taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second." For more information and inspiration, visit www.chrisorwig.com.
Photographer Erika Thornes makes images clients treasure. She is a member of PPA and ASMP.
Erika Thornes is a San Diego–based photographer with a lot of verve. She strives to learn, and loves teaching. Her goal is to discover something new each day and she loves to share what she can with those around her.
Erika's goal is to make images for clients to treasure: ones that will hang on a family's walls in 50 years. She wants the photos to become gifts and heirlooms that convey a sense of history and preserve moments in the life for a family. Simply put, Erika wants to capture images that stand the test of time.
Erika is a fully insured member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP). If you would like to know more about Erika, her work, and what kind of services she offers, check out http://www.erikathornes.com.