Photographing Families: Use Natural Light, Flash, Posing and More to Create Professional Images

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This comprehensive volume teaches photographers simple approaches for producing client-pleasing family portraits in any location and with the use of minimal equipment. Family photographers must face all of the typical challenges that the average portrait photographer faces, but as the subject numbers increase, so do the number of issues the photographer must confront in order to produce a pleasing, saleable image. The methods used to produce 60 high-end images of actual family groups are shared here—including ...
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Overview


This comprehensive volume teaches photographers simple approaches for producing client-pleasing family portraits in any location and with the use of minimal equipment. Family photographers must face all of the typical challenges that the average portrait photographer faces, but as the subject numbers increase, so do the number of issues the photographer must confront in order to produce a pleasing, saleable image. The methods used to produce 60 high-end images of actual family groups are shared here—including what went in to the conceptualization process; the posing and grouping strategies; and how the photographer can establish rapport with his subjects, especially with babies, children, and disinterested teens—address the entire range of obstacles portrait photographers must overcome. Also featured are tips on modifying and manipulating studio and natural light, how to use physical elements as posing aids, and what tools are needed for off-site work. With lighting diagrams and alternate images, each section in this book illuminates the many aspects of family portrait photography, equipping and inspiring photographers to create to create quality, heirloom-worthy images.
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"Warnock and Jacobs show readers how to finesse every aspect of the shoot – from background selection and lighting, to posing and expression." —Savvy Jones, sirreadalot.org
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"Valuable insight into the demanding world of professional commercial photography."  —Shutterbug on Professional Commercial Photography

"This guide promises to help you improve your photography business by taking your images to the next level."  —Shutterbug on Professional Children's Portrait Photography

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608956456
  • Publisher: Amherst Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 495,522
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Lou Jacobs Jr. is a professional photographer; the author of more than 30 photography books, including "The Art of Off-Camera Flash Photography," "Photographers Lighting Handbook," "Professional Children's Portrait Photography," and "Studio Lighting"; and a regular contributor to "Rangefinder" magazine. He lives in Cathedral City, California. Tammy Warnock is a portrait photographer working from her studio, True Blue Photography. She lives in Los Alamitos, California.
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  • Posted January 28, 2014

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    Photographing Families is a great little tip book particularly f

    Photographing Families is a great little tip book particularly for the beginning photographer. Over 50 scenarios of family photography are gone over in this book giving you a full spread of knowledge for making better family images. Each scenario is two pages with plenty of photos to guide you in utilizing that particular bit of info. There are tips on lighting, posing, location, and many other other areas of family photography. There's something for everyone to learn in this handy book.

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