What will you learn?

Technical Camera Settings

  • Camera settings: ISO, shutter speed, aperture 

  • How to get a blurred background

  • How to get fast moving kids in focus

  • Using Shutter & Aperture priority

  • Speeding up camera settings to capture candid moments

  • Focus settings - Metering vs. spot focus 

  • How to adjust settings for certain background


  • 10 poses that work with every kid

  • How to manage kids energy and attention span

  • Prompts to get natural expressions

  • What to focus on for portrait backgrounds

  • Seeing the area like a photographer

  • Working with parents expectations

  • Incorporating props

  • Framing the person in the photograph

  • Working with kids instead of fighting against them

Composition and lighting

  • Rule of thirds

  • Shooting through objects

  • Leading lines

  • Front lighting vs. Back lighting 

  • How to easily change your focus point

  • How to frame a person in the shot

  • Using open compositions to add variety to poses

  • Detail shots

  • Adding personal elements to your images

About the Posed Portrait Lesson

About the Posed Portrait Lesson


2 Hours

The lessons are held based on your schedule. I offer times Friday mornings and weekends.

Fill out the contact form below for exact availability.


Platt Park

Wash Park

Ruby Hill Park

Congress Park

City Park

Outdoors as long as weather permits. 

Indoor location available with additional fee



Includes 2 hour lesson, information handouts, and extended online learning opportunities.


Designed for people who have basic knowledge of their camera settings including the exposure triangle.  If you want to gain experience posing kids, getting great expressions, using depth of field, and mastering lighting.

I'm Ready to Learn!

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Unafraid Art  |   |   (425) 213-9117   |   Seattle, WA

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