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Creative Concepts & Artistic Posing
Sunday, October 15

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This class focuses on capturing creative portraits of families, children and tweens. Maria will cover everything from prepping and styling to effectively working with clients. She will also demonstrate a live shooting session, followed by an editing session to demonstrate how she enhances the final image.

By the end of this class, students will have gained comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience in capturing creative family portraits. You will have learned how to effectively prep and style families, work with younger children, develop unique concepts, execute successful photoshoots, and polish the final images through post-processing.

Join us in this exciting class to expand your skills, unleash your creativity, and create memorable family portraits that stand out and evoke emotion.

Maria will cover:

  • Prepping and Styling: You will learn techniques for coordinating outfits, selecting props, and creating a cohesive visual theme that aligns with the creative concept. She will explore how to balance individuality with unity to capture the essence of each family’s unique dynamics.
  • She will delve into the art of working with families, including younger children and tweens. Students will learn effective communication strategies to establish rapport, engage with children, and ensure a relaxed and enjoyable photoshoot experience. She will discuss techniques for capturing candid moments, genuine emotions, and natural interactions within the family group.
  • Creative Concept Development: The class will explore the process of developing creative concepts that go beyond traditional family portraits. Students will learn how to brainstorm ideas, collaborate with families, and create unique and personalized concepts that tell a story or evoke a specific mood. We will emphasize the importance of tailoring concepts to suit the family’s personality and interests.
  • Through a live shooting demonstration, students will witness firsthand how to implement the discussed techniques and concepts. You will see Maria’s shooting workflow to ensure you capture all necessary images for the final gallery including group poses, individual poses, and interactions between family members. Students will observe how to utilize different angles, compositions, and lighting to capture visually compelling and impactful images.
  • Editing and Post-Processing: Following the shooting session, Maria will delve into the post-processing stage. Students will learn editing techniques to enhance and refine the final image. We will cover aspects such as color correction, exposure adjustments, retouching, and adding artistic touches to elevate the overall aesthetic of the photograph.

Meet Maria Arellano

Maria is an award-winning photographer that creates unique photography art for families.

At her studio, Maribella Portraits, she specializes in child, family, and Goddess portrait photography.

She offers a full-service studio, providing styling assistance, hair and make-up, and high-quality fine art products.

Throughout her career she has seen how girls and women are transformed by the power of our photography experiences.

Maria is passionate about supporting other photographers believing that as a community we can rise together. She feels that while nurturing your creativity and perfecting your art is important. Photographers need to focus on the business systems and marketing strategies that will allow them to succeed as professional photographers.