Free Portrait Photography Class from Craftsy

Like most parents, I love taking pictures of my family! I wont’ lie, portrait photography scares me. Taking pictures of my crafts that don’t move, is tons easier! Something about moving targets makes me nervous. So I took Craftsy’s Free Portrait Photography Class online and learned some tips, tricks, and learned from a professional portrait photographer, Kirk Tuck.

What’s really unique about Craftsy classes, is you can ask your instructor questions, upload pictures to get feedback, and get personalized responses. While I was taking the class, it was fun seeing the questions/photos posted by other class members and reading the responses. I like how Craftsy creates a community feel with their online craft classes and you can complete the course on your own schedule at your own pace. Very neat way to learn a new craft or skill.

The class videos are high quality {HD} and you can bookmark spots in the video for easy reference later. You can also add your own notes.

In the course, Mr. Tuck uses a lot of studio/flash lighting with a gray studio backdrop. I definitely prefer natural lighting and love the natural light in my hallway with a southwest facing window and light gray walls. I love the neutral backdrop and the soft light reflects well there. Plus, I can usually get good eye lights naturally.

Mr. Tuck talks about how to help the subjects act natural and to get those fun candid shots, like the one above. I love pictures of my kids interacting with each other naturally. In the image above, I love the excitement and energy you can feel between these two!

Mr. Tuck gives great tips and tricks for taking pictures of kids, aka moving targets. I liked how he suggested putting kids down on the floor with toys and shooting them in their environment. This tip worked really well with my sweet baby girl.

If you want to learn how to take professional-looking photos of your own family, take Craftsy’s free Professional Family Portraits class. Sign up now for this free Professional Family Portraits class!

Learn how to take beautiful, professional-looking photos of your own family with Craftsy’s free Professional Family Portraits class. Sign up now for this free Professional Family Portraits class!

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Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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    I’m enrolled! Thanks! I’ll soon have two grandchildren living here in the same town for the first time, and I can’t wait to get a camera trained on them!

    I loved their knife skills free class; Craftsy is grrrrrreat!