From Start To Finish: The Portrait Shoot Playbook
Love portrait photography, but don’t know where to start when it comes to doing a portrait session? Or have you been doing sessions but feel like you could use some clear guidelines to follow so you don’t miss anything? If so, this is the book for you!
Tamara will step you through each aspect of a portrait photography session, from what to do to prepare for the shoot all the way to some best practices for delivering your final shoot to your client. And everything in between!
The Portrait Shoot Playbook is normally $99. But we have some awesome discounts and gift cards that will come with all orders, so if you purchase now during the pre-sale you will actually come out $6 ahead! (More detailed info below.)
$99 retail price
-$20 Pre-sale price
-$25 Nations Photo Lab credit
-$20 On1 credit
-$15 Westcott credit
-$25 Imagely credit (pre-sale only)
= +$6 in your pocket!
3-Day Portrait Photographer’s Workshop
NEW for 2018! Chapel Hill, NC: May 1st-3rd, 2018
Full price $1695
The highly interactive and hands-on shooting clinic will help you to master your technical skills behind the camera, as well as teach you how to setup and work with additional light sources – and better utilize available light in a more controlled fashion. The shooting clinics include one-on-one time with Tamara, image critiques, and a walkthrough of specific post-processing techniques.
The Family Posing Playbook
This brand new digital e-book contains a wealth of posing ideas, each with detailed Before & After images – as well as all technical settings, metering choices, lighting configurations, brief description of shoots … and a quick reference guide with easy bullet points to reference when posing and photographing children and families.
10% of all proceeds benefit Beautiful Together, a non profit organization in support of children waiting for families.
The Posing Playbook…For Kids Who Don’t Do Posing
This detailed guidebook contains a wealth of posing ideas, each with detailed Before & After images – as well as all technical settings, metering choices, lighting configurations, brief description of shoots … and easy bullet points to reference when posing and photographing children and families.
In other words, it’s not just about what the final shot looks like; it’s about how, exactly, you create it.
3-Day Level 2 Portrait Photographer’s Workshop
NEW! Chapel Hill, NC: April 10th-12th, 2018
Full price $1695 – 50% to reserve your spot
We know most photographers run into new challenges over time and/or may also feel stuck on certain aspects of their business. So we’re offering this new level 2 workshop to cover a variety of topics in a bit more depth than the first workshop.
In it we’ll cover more advanced shooting techniques, branding/marketing assessments, digging deeper into sales, ways to stand out from your competition, setup/light/shoot more styled portrait shoots vs lifestyle shoots, etc. We’ll be sending out surveys to get other points of interest as well so the workshop is tailored to the participants! :)
Capturing Life Better
Recipient of the Booklist’s Editor’s Choice Award for Media: This 90-minute DVD, 100-page book and quick reference guide combine nearly a decade of Tamara’s behind-the-camera knowledge and experience with her fresh and playful approach to capturing the emotion and authenticity of real moments. Tamara takes technical concepts like lighting, composition, styling and framing and puts them into simple to understand terms – breaking down each category into entertaining, everyday real-life situations. The Tamara Lackey’s Capturing Life Through (Better) Photography™ Gift Set includes all three products delivered in a beautiful ready-to-give gift box.
Envisioning Family: A Photographer’s Guide to Making Meaningful Portraits of the Modern Family
Family. A small word with powerful meaning. Most of us trace the roots of our own personal identity back, in large part, to our experience as part of a family. The actual definition of what a family is can vary widely. Yet, interestingly, most family photography is anything but varied.
If you’re interested in photographing family portraits with improved technical skill, more meaning, and more overall enjoyment, we invite you to check out why Envisioning Family is getting so many 5-star reviews.
The Art of Children’s Portrait Photography
The Art of Children’s Portrait Photography provides lighting techniques for studio and location shots alike and shows how to organize a children’s photo business and photoshoot and how to produce superior photos.
100% of author proceeds go to children’s charities.
Inside Contemporary Children’s Photography
Join Tamara Lackey in this 90-minute feature video for some detailed hands-on instruction, as she photographs a variety of children and families in the studio, on location and at a client’s home. Along the way, Tamara will explain – and show you – what you need to know to run successful portrait photography business.
Photography Mentoring Sessions (One-on-One)
A customizable 90-minute period for a full, uninterrupted overview of your photography, marketing, business and/or sales process – what you choose to focus on most is up to you. The feedback we’ve received from these sessions has been fantastic.
Detailed Image Critique Sessions & Portfolio Reviews
A portfolio review is an opportunity to have your selected body of work reviewed and critiqued for future artistic development and improved marketing/branding positioning. We hear that photographers get a whole lot of out of the experience. Discussions typically involve:
Image Critiques, which are detailed walk-throughs of individual photographs (including impact of the image, technical quality of capture, lighting, mood/feel, posing/placement, and composition)
A Detailed Review of the quality of post-processing, and any suggestions for improvement
An assesment of the overall style of the work
Combining artistry with spontaneous authenticity, Tamara’s new web series, the reDefine Show, examines the inspiring stories of top-tier creative artists who make it work. Tamara’s interview style showcases her abiding interest in real conversations that share practical tips, innovative methods, and previews of the newest and most useful technologies on the market.
Tamara Lackey´s Lush Albums by: Finao is a one-of-a kind album line for your one-of-a kind memories.
For an easy listing of some of my favorite gear, feel free to check out my custom page on Adorama.com. (And a big thanks to them for also sponsoring the reDefine Show, on AdoramaTV.) What’s in my bag? Main Camera Bodies: Nikon D4 DSLR Nikon D800 DSLR Favorite Lenses: Nikon 85mm 1.4 Nikon […]