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Family Photography, Part 2: Consult and Portrait

with expert John Wiley & Sons

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Course at a glance

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Release date Release date 5/19/2015
Level Level Beginner
Runtime Runtime 1h 21m
Platform Platform Major browsers on Windows Major browsers on Windows Major browsers on Mac OSX Major browsers on Mac OSX Mobile Devices Mobile Devices
Published eBooks Published eBooks N/A
Hands-on labs Hands-on labs N/A
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Exams Exams N/A

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Course description

In this 4 part learning series, professional family photographer Michele Celentano shares her love for creating the perfect family portrait and the steps it takes to get you there. Michele discusses what equipment to use and how to choose the ideal location, or make the most of a not so ideal one. She then focuses on posing individuals and groups, working with natural light and how to connect with your clients to get the results you and they want. With Michele’s guidance you’ll gain the confidence and portrait photography skills you need to create frame-worthy family photos.


This course assumes familiarity with the workings of a DSLR and an understanding of camera terms. This course is part of a 4 learning series. These courses are Family Photography: Weddings, Light and Posing; Family Photography: Consult and Portrait Sitting; Family Photography: Children and Background; and Family Photography: Teenagers and Post Work. Please view the courses in the order listed if you are new to the material.

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John Wiley & Sons Our Creative Design courses are presented by experts from Wiley Publishing. Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. They are the publisher of award-winning journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services.

Course outline

Consult and Portrait Sitting

Consultation with the Client (20:33)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Consultation (05:16)
  • Warming Up (05:30)
  • Negotiations (04:37)
  • Tips (04:49)
  • Summary (00:10)
Indoor Portrait Photography (31:29)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Client Home Shooting (05:28)
  • Shooting Multiple Children (05:48)
  • Positioning (04:24)
  • Adding Parents (04:59)
  • Group Shot (04:31)
  • More Family Photos (05:56)
  • Summary (00:10)
Indoor and Outdoor Portrait (29:34)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Full Family Portrait (04:12)
  • Portrait Continued (03:27)
  • Current Portrait (02:18)
  • Outdoor Portrait (05:32)
  • Outdoor Location (04:25)
  • Natural Light (04:59)
  • Using Natural Light (04:17)
  • Summary (00:10)