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Family Group Posing

via CreativeLive


Taking a great portrait of one person can be a challenge, but how do you capture an entire family looking their most authentic selves? Well-known family and children photographer Vicki Taufer will show you how to focus on the relationships and keep your clients relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera.

Vicki will show you:

  • What props and gear you should have on hand to bring out the best in your group posing
  • How to shoot with natural light as well as in the studio, and what lighting you’ll need to highlight all group sizes
  • How to make your clients feel comfortable before the shoot to get authentic images
  • The most efficient workflow to make your post-processing work for you

Whether it’s a group of children with pets or the extended family with grandparents and cousins, Vicki will give you the confidence to tackle any situation and provide your client with images that they’ll want to purchase and hang on their walls for years to come.


  • Class Introduction
  • Favorite Family Group Poses
  • Plan the Photo Shoot
  • Meet Three Person Family for Shoot
  • Shoot: Get Family in Front of Camera
  • Review Images from Shoot
  • Shoot: Get Family Comfortable
  • Family of Three Shoot Recap
  • Tips & Tricks For Family Group Posing
  • The Art Of Unposing
  • Using Furniture In Family Portraits
  • Demo: Using Furniture
  • Shoot: Family With Furniture
  • Shoot: Combine Family Members on Furniture
  • Shoot: Siblings Laying On Rug
  • Shoot: Close Family Image on Furniture
  • Creative Shooting Spaces
  • Tips For Photographing With Dogs
  • Demo: Studio Lighting
  • Shoot: Introduction to Shooting With Dogs
  • Shoot: Favorite Poses With Dogs
  • Introduction to Generational Photography
  • Large Group Posing Options
  • Demo: Large Group Posing
  • Shoot: Favorite Poses For Multigenerational Families
  • Shoot: Incorporate Ring Light
  • Shoot: Colorful Generational Family Images
  • Shoot To Sell Products
  • Photoshop®️ CC Efficient Workflow
  • Post Processing Before The Sales
  • Sales Templates in Photoshop®️ CC
  • Post Processing After The Sale
  • Concluding Thoughts

Taught by

Vicki Taufer


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