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Family Portraits

Michele Celentano

Family Portraits

Michele Celentano

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Lessons

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1 Class Introduction Duration:13:55
2 The Elements of Art Duration:14:56
3 P isn't for Professional Duration:42:00
4 The Art of Posing Duration:44:15
5 The Art of Posing Continued Duration:51:38
6 Understanding Your Client Duration:1:06:44
7 General Q&A Duration:24:46
8 Posing Specific Groups Duration:30:11
9 Michele's Gear Bag Duration:14:19
10 Consultation with Parents Duration:24:25
11 Shoot: Parents with Teens Duration:48:26
12 Shoot: Mother with Teens Duration:14:35
13 Shoot: Whole Family Duration:17:30
14 Shoot: Portraits with Mom Duration:1:08:08
15 General Q&A Duration:15:06
16 Shoot: Just Kids Duration:28:32
17 What Makes You Special? Duration:23:59
18 Handling Client Objections Duration:15:49
19 Client Consultation Duration:44:48
20 Shoot: Indoor, Window Light Duration:1:06:50
21 The Business of Photography Duration:48:06
22 The Sales Session Duration:33:06
23 Selling Products Duration:39:40
24 A Little Inspiration Duration:09:09

Class Description

Learn family photography from Michele Celentano! You'll learn how to pose and light groups, but to be a family photographer you also have to be a psychologist, director, sales manager, a marketing director and postproduction expert. Spending three days with Michele will help you find the style of family portraits that you love, learn how to create portraits that illustrate family relationships and learn how to work with people of all ages, from newborn to 99.

Reviews

Beckie Sibley
 

Michele is a true artist in every sense of the word. While her photography skills are exceptional, it is her ability to work with families that absolutely had me mesmerized. She is a natural with people of all ages. Her teaching style is second to none. I especially appreciate that she had the CreativeLIve attendees jump in to pose the first family. With many of these courses, I find myself feeling completely inadequate because the instructors make it look super easy. When the student photographers worked with the family, they represented ME. This was such an encouragement. I also was thrilled that the second family was more of a challenge as it showcased Michele's talents perfectly. The business section was insightful and inspirational. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this course. It was a deal at $129. Thank you CreativeLive! And thank YOU, Michele. You are the best of the best.

Beckie Sibley
 

Michele is a true artist in every sense of the word. While her photography skills are exceptional, it is her ability to connect with families that absolutely had me mesmerized. She is a natural with people of all ages. Her teaching style is second to none. I especially appreciate that she had the CreativeLIve attendees the first family. With many of these courses, I find myself feeling completely inadequate because the instructors make it look super easy. When the student photographers worked with the family, they represented ME. This was such an encouragement. I also was thrilled that the second family was more of a challenge as it showcased Michele's talents perfectly. The business section was insightful and inspirational. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this course. It was a deal at $129. Thank you CreativeLive! And thank YOU, Michele. You are the best of the best.

Courtney Zito
 

I love this class! I am transitioning from film & television to photography, specifically children and families, and this class is wonderful! I am only on Day 1, class 6 (The art of posing) and I have learned so much that I have already applied to my own photography. If you're like me, you have come across other's photos and thought "meh", and then you come across some and you are like "wow!". What is the difference? Well there are many factors that make a great portrait, but one aspect I hadn't spent as much time thinking about was posing. You don't think about how important posing is until you see it in action here. I am looking forward to the rest of this series and soaking up all of her experience and knowledge. She's cute and quirky, and very organized in her teaching. Thank you Michele, great class!