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Children have vibrant and sometimes unpredictable natures. Capturing a professional-looking (and wiggle-free) portrait requires special preparation, coaching, and coaxing with your model. Learn valuable tips and tricks from a professional photographer and mother who has spent years photographing her son for both commercial and fine art venues. In the first class, you'll learn basic techniques for creating a professional portrait look with children and teens. The class will be divided into four basic scenarios: outdoor, indoor, low light, and partial indoors. Hands-on techniques will be shown with models via Zoom. In the second class, we will discuss our photographs, difficulties, successes, and other challenges you might have encountered while practicing. Your camera should be a DSLR or mirrorless system (no smartphone cameras). Prerequisites: Digital Photography: Nuts and Bolts for DSLR (LLART 193) or Digital Photography: An Introduction (LLART 115). Or, take our quiz.