Lessons and Demos for the Family Photographer: Classic Images


Lessons and Demos for the Family Photographer: Classic Images

Photo courtesy of Kathy Tarantola

Give a man a fish, and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. The same applies to photography for the family record-keeper. Even if you could afford to have a pro shooter around 24/7, you'd still end up missing the best shots -- learning to do it yourself is your best bet.

Photos courtesy of Frank Siteman and Andrew Slaton

In this class, you will learn skills that will improve your images and your reaction time -- sometimes the perfect moment lasts only seconds and you need to learn the situational signs as to when it is about to happen.

Photos courtesy of Andrew Slaton and Michael Hart

Take control of your camera and develop an understanding of what to look for in random surroundings and unexpected props, so that you are able to take an image that is more than a frozen instant in time, and instead tells a story.

Photos courtesy of Jill Enfield and Frank Siteman

Lessons will include tips, techniques, and easy step-by-step instruction based on camera controls such as aperture priority, shutter priority, and a full range of manual settings.

Photos courtesy of Alex Lippisch

 You will also learn the classic theories of composing powerful images with strategies for conveying emotion, humor, and noteworthy details of the moment. There are effective techniques to guide the eye of the viewer so that they take in the image in the way that you intended. It's not that hard to get it right.

Photo courtesy of Russ Burden

The same approach applies in capturing unforgettable images of babies, siblings, teens, and anyone and everyone who is part of the family experience. You will use these skills forever when you are taking photographs of family reunions, kids' sporting events, holidays, graduations, and every precious moment in between. 

Photo courtesy of Kathy Tarantola

The above photo of the Romneys was taken by Boston DPA Instructor Kathy Tarantola. She is not alone in her impressive clientele. DPA Instructors have photographed celebrities, politicians, and athletes from all over the world for publications like National Geographic, The New York Times, and Vogue. More than that, they have photographed their own families and friends. These impressive photographers dedicate their weekends to teaching you skills that will improve your images so they can become family heirlooms.

Photo courtesy of Frank Siteman

The three-hour session consists of a lecture, including powerful images, to teach the easy-to-follow rules for this sort of photography. Additionally, there will be a live demo to bring theory to life.

Photos courtesy of Frank Siteman and Suresh Shivdasani

Want more instruction for this lifetime endeavor? With this class, you are entitled to a 25% discount, where the instructor works with you and two of your family members for a great foundation to capture memories from this point on.