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Family Portraits That Sell

Michele Celentano
November 04, 2017
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
$99 ($79 for CPS Members)
Heard Museum
Monte Vista Room
2301 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85004


Family portraits can be the most profitable product line in your studio or business.  Photographing families can open sales for wall portraits, albums and beyond — but only if they are done correctly.

If you have ever wondered how to make people look so good they love every portrait you create, don’t miss this learning experience. Canon Explorer of Light Michele Celentano will be sharing her insight into photographing people and creating consistent and beautiful portraits.

You will learn time-tested techniques for working with children, making mom look great, and putting dad at ease.  Lighting, posing, communication, and knowledge of child development are all critical skills a great photographer needs to know.

Michele will be covering posing subjects in a natural relaxed way, putting groups of all sizes together, making people look thinner and younger without using a computer, getting those little ones to cooperate and many other ideas that will take your portraits to the next level.

Key Takeaways:
  • In today’s market, great posing and lighting skills are so important... cameras, lenses, and computer techniques will only take you so far.
  • Your best images start with you and with what you create in the camera. You will walk away from this seminar with new ideas you can put to good use right away!
What’s Included:
  • Full-day portrait photography lecture and demonstration seminar. Watch Bob use his unique portrait techniques.
  • Have Michele answer your questions about his photography style and give you advice on developing your own.
  • Canon Live Learning portrait photography goodie bag.
  • Continue learning with free portrait photography downloads from the Canon Digital Learning Center.
Featured Gear:

Michelew will be demonstrating her portrait techniques using this Canon gear:

Canon bodies
EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon lenses
EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
EF 200mm f/2L IS USM
EF 135mm f/2L USM
EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon Speedlites
Speedlite 600EX II-RT
Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT

Touch and try this gear and more during the seminar

What to Bring:

Attendees might consider bringing their DSLR and speed lights to follow along with the lecture and demonstration, although it is not required.

Skill Level:
  • Amateur (i.e. some experience and working knowledge of photography terms and basic camera operation)
  • Advanced Amateur (i.e. comfortable with manual camera operation, most photo concepts, workflow, and editing)

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