BOOK-1629 Family Portrait Photography

$ 28.45 $ 34.95

$ 28.45
Take great family portraits and market your work. Includes: posing, lighting, working with clients, shooting on location, attracting business, running promotions and presenting your portraits effectively.

A virtual clip book of ideas about poses for groups. Photo District News Highly recommended. Library Journal

PROPS: "Using props within the photographic images is an area where photographers have very strong, and often opposite, viewpoints. When I must use something other than people, I prefer to use props readily available within the location, whether it's a front porch, a tree, the side of a hill or a sand dune. Since these elements are already part of the landscape, they are natural for people to sit or stand on, or to lean against."

"Professional Photographer Ed Lilley begins photographing 2.5 hours before sunset. Lilley says the perfect light comes on a humid night with a heavy haze. 'If you can look directly at the sun and not burn your eyes, you've got good light,' he says. Then he uses the sun as a main light source directly into the subject's face, or slightly off to an angle."

"Ask the client to describe the clothing she is thinking of having her family wear for the portrait. If she has not yet decided, ask her what she wants to wear, and help her make decisions from there. My goal with clothing is to make it almost neutral. I don't want clothing that is so trendy it will be out of style the next year, nor do I want it so 'busy' it detracts from the faces. "

"When younger children do not want to be photographed, it is often because they are showing off for their parents. The first thing to do is reassure the mother not to worry. If she does not get stressed out over her child's behavior, the bad behavior will often go away."

8.5 X 11, paperback, over 50 b&w and color photos, 120 pages, index

Helen Boursier has operated a portrait studio since 1983. She works exclusively with black and white portraits of families and children.

Hours of Operation

Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm Pacific Standard Time
Toll Free 800.466.1755
Local 760.547.2900

Rush Orders, Expedited and Out of Country Shipping

Please call our customer service department at 800.466.1755
Unless otherwise noted all orders ship via USPS priority mail except oversized items will ship UPS.
We cannot ship a tube larger than 6 feet internationally.

Custom Orders

When you have completed your purchase our graphics department will send you an artist proof
within 24 to 48 business hours. Once you have approved your proof your order will then
go into production which takes 7 to 10 business days.

Muslin Orders

Muslin takes 4 to 6 weeks for production.

Heavyweight Cloth, Lightweight Cloth, Diamond Cloth, Floor Drops

Heavyweight Cloth, Lightweight Cloth, Diamond Cloth and Floor Drops take 7 to 10 business days for production.

Vinyl and Poly-Nylon

Vinyl and Poly-Nylon take 7 to 10 business days for

Returns Policy

Due to the nature of our products, we can only offer store credit and replacement orders.
NO refunds for returned items.
We will not accept returns for custom items, seasonal items, CDs, DVDs or other media
All returns must be made within 14 business days of receiving your merchandise.
Restocking fees may apply for backdrops and props.
Shipping costs cannot be refunded. If you were not able to apply a discount code the discount amount will be sent to you as a Gift Card No Exceptions.

Shipping Policy

Orders are processed Monday through Friday.
Orders are not processed or shipped on weekends or holidays.
Please keep this in mind when ordering.
We will notify you if there is an issue with filling your order.
Shipping fees are based on your order's weight, destination and shipping method.
Shipping times are not guaranteed.
We make every effort to get your merchandise to you as soon as possible.
Quality workmanship takes time, so please be patient.
Please be aware that ordered items may arrive in separate boxes.

Printing Details

We do not color match. Colors may vary from material to material and will vary slightly from what you see on screen. Cost is $25.00 per proof starting on the third proof. Once a proof is sent and you cancel an order you will be charged for the proof fee.

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