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Capturing Life Through (Better) Photography

A Fun & Informative Alternative To The Digital Camera Manual: What You Need To Know To Take Better Photographs
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154 students enrolled
Created by Tamara Lackey
Published 8/2012
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What happens when you merge high-end professional photography and over thirty years of cinematography expertise? A fun, upbeat and downright captivating guide to capturing life's moments as they unfold naturally, through (better) photography! Tamara shares her unique approach to photography in this comprehensive guide to techniques for taking better photos at home or on-the-go, in peaceful settings or during life's chaotic, action-packed moments.

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What Will I Learn?
Better understand the basic principles of exposure in a fun and easy-to-learn way.
More quickly assess interaction, lighting, composition, and background considerations before you ever snap the shutter
See how new techniques, or simply adding new equipment and/or accessories, can ease those common photo-taking frustrations
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  • Have any form of camera!
  • Willingness to have fun while learning how to take amazing pictures!
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 17 Lectures Collapse All 17 Lectures 01:31:23
3 Lectures 24:35

Did You Read Your Manual?
Documenting LIfe
4 Lectures 24:21
Documenting Life

Documenting Personalities

Everyday Documentation

Near & Far
3 Lectures 10:25

Macro: Extreme Close Up

Parties, Special Events & Outings
2 Lectures 07:13
Parties + Special Event

A Night Out and About
Fast-Moving Subjects
3 Lectures 20:04
Pets + Animals


Sports + Action
Closing Thoughts
2 Lectures 04:45
The Whole Picture

About the Instructor
4.2 Average rating
16 Reviews
174 Students
2 Courses
Photographer and Studio Owner

Tamara Lackey is a portrait photographer whose work has been described as "expressive, soulful, funny, beautiful" and has appeared in a multitude of publications, from O Magazine to Men's Journal and Parenting Magazine.  Her imagery has also been showcased on ABC's The Martha Stewart Show, ABC's Extreme Makeover:  Home Edition, CNN's Anderson, and NBC's The Today Show.  When not shooting, Tamara is writing about and teaching photography, business and work/life balance at workshops and conferences around the world.  She is also the host of reDefine Show, a biweekly web series about the many paths to creative success.

The author of "The Art of Children's Photography" and the producer and host of "Inside Contemporary Children's Photography", Tamara latest products include the Booklist Editors' award-winning "Capturing Life Through (Better) Photography" media series and her most recent publication, "Envisioning Family", a photography book about the heart, soul and documentation of families (New Riders Press: Voices That Matter).  She and her associated-based studio are located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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