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Envisioning Family: A photographer's guide to making meaningful portraits of the modern family (Voices That Matter) Paperback – December 25, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0321803573 ISBN-10: 0321803574 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: Voices That Matter
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: New Riders; 1 edition (December 25, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321803574
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321803573
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #687,942 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Tamara Lackey is a photographer, author, teacher, and speaker with a passion for the creative arts. A mother of three, Tamara has photographed thousands of families over the years. Her work has been described as "expressive, soulful, often funny... beautiful" Appearing in a multitude of publications, including O -  The Oprah Magazine, Vogue, Food and Wine, and Parenting Magazine, Tamara has been profiled in Rangefinder, Professional Imagemaker, and Professional Photographer magazines. Her imagery has been showcased on NBC's The Martha Stewart Show, ABC's Extreme Makeover:  Home Edition, and PBS' Need To Know.

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Tamara Lackey's images have been described as expressive, authentic, and moving. Featured repeatedly in Rangefinder Magazine, Professional Photographer Magazine, and Professional ImageMaker, she speaks and teaches at workshops and conventions throughout the world. She released "Inside Contemporary Children's Photography", a 90-minute feature video for portrait photographers and "Capturing Life Through (Better) Photography", a book & DVD set for every day shooters.

Tamara's work has appeared in a variety of publications, including Vogue, O Magazine, Town & Country and Parenting Magazine. Her photography has also been showcased on NBC's The Martha Stewart Show, NBC's The Today Show and ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

Her books include The Art of Children's Portrait Photography, Capturing Life Through (Better) Photography and Envisioning Family. She also hosts reDefine, a web series focused on the business of creative inspiration - redefineshow.com.

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I love her style in all its forms (personal style, family style, photography style - all of it).
Karen Meissner
Enter "Envisioning Family" an incredible book that amasses so much information it will leave your head spinning, in a good way.
Brandy Fortune
This book is great for any level of photographer who wants to learn about photographing children and families.
Andrew N.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By JUDY P ERMITANO on January 2, 2012
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I first came across Tamara Lackey via her Creative Live session which gave me lots of information, a good dose of inspiration and a feeling of wanting more. I started following her and was able to attend one of her workshops which did not disappoint. While I learned a lot during the intense 3 day workshop, I know there's a lot more to learn so I pre-ordered this book back in Oct. Finally got my copy a week ago and I finished the book in one seating. It's like a good novel that you just can't put down except instead of fiction, I am getting loads of very good information from one of the best creative/business professional in the industry.

I would recommend this book to anyone who is just starting out to someone who is already in the thick of their photography career. Tamara breaks it down to the reader in a way that only she can, with wit and common sense that makes her so relatable. The book covers a spectrum of topics from portrait photography essentials, gears, prepping for the shoot, connecting with subjects, location scouting, lighting, basic composition and posing, and even the basics of setting up your own studio. It is a very practical reference book that focuses on the day to day realities of a working photographer and not so much of the technical literature that some authors tend to focus on.

Definitely a good investment!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Brandy Fortune on December 31, 2011
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I am a big fan of Tamara Lackey. I've read her book "The Art of Children's Portrait Photography" which contained a wonderful dialogue on the phycology of children and the different types of personalities they have and how to work with them. Her method is the best I have ever seen. I also watched her CreativeLive workshop on the same topic, which allowed me to watch her in action and learn even more. I then attended her photography workshop in Bar Harbor Maine, which had half a day dedicated to the business side of running a photography. It was intense and amazing and you got a very clear idea of how Tamara runs her studio and all that is involved in it. The entire workshop was amazing and worth every penny.

I was always left wishing she had a book out there with LOTS of color photographs, because I am so inspired by her photos. Enter "Envisioning Family" an incredible book that amasses so much information it will leave your head spinning, in a good way. She gets personal and talks about what family really means to her and how her own children have effected her photograph. It contains a nice breakdown of how she works (shooting JPG! *GASP* When you get it right in camera you don't have to shoot RAW, though I still do because my exposure can sometimes be off a smidgen with those moving kids) and what lens's she uses and why. You learn all about how she works and why she works the way that she does.

This book applies to any sort of photography that has you photographing people outside and in there homes (and in the studio) so its really a phenomenal book for ANY photographer not just children and families.

Another key part of the book is just that, families. It's a lot more difficult to juggle getting the shot when you have Mom, Dad and three siblings vs.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Joe I on June 24, 2012
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This book was everything I expected, plus more.

Lackey opens with two chapters explaining a bit about the history of what we consider "the family unit." She also touches on views of various family networks around the world. Her personal experiences--especially those of adoption--are explained as she weaves her views about the ever-evolving redefinition of what we call "family."

Equipment and studio space considerations and explanations are next discusses. Lackey describes her kit and studio, succinctly telling the reader what her options are and why she selected what she did. If one shoots a variety of subjects and has a variety of lenses, this section will help to avoid over packing.

The remainder of the book is a wonderful quilt of topics (lighting, locations, posing, and interaction) with beautiful, warm, and funny photographs of children, pets, parents, and locations that illustrate the topic addressed. With work seen in O, The Oprah Magazine, Vogue, Men's Journal, and Professional Photographer magazines, one can be certain that the images are clean, breathtaking, and send messages about how we see--and should see--what this world calls "a family."
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By rebecca brooks on February 23, 2012
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Tamara is just such a great resource for people who value other human beings and what photography subsequently can do to convey your love for others.

I'm not a professional photographer (although I probably spend like one on gear in some months). I value my equipment and the people I choose to shoot my shutter toward. She really breaks both the technical aspects and the humanity of photography in such succinct, wonderfully illustrative and moving ways that you can't help but be compelled to take your camera and use it for the good of your fellow man (and know what lens to use when doing so) immediately after reading this book.

I bought my first DSLR last June and quickly delved into the realm of photography. My camera's manual and Tamara's other book, "Capturing Life Through Better Photography" helped me as a newb. This book helps me on a different level. I know the basics of my camera and I relish in her expertise and love of her subjects as she explores the art of photography in this book. I can't recommend this book enough.

I cried during the 1st 2 chapters and learned my gear (and the gear that I aspire to have) in the subsequent chapters. Bravo, Tamara. This book rocks.
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