PPA Charities: Simple Posing and Lighting for Family Portrait Month

  • Instructors:
    Mary Fisk-Taylor

    PPA Members:


    Hosting a great charitable event involves strategic planning, and Mary Fisk-Taylor, PPA Charities Board of Trustees member, shares her essential tips to building a successful Family Portrait Month fundraising event!

    Mary discusses the simple lighting and posing techniques that work for her studio and allow her to seamlessly move through multiple sessions in a single day (and eliminate post processing time!). With sample client images and photos of her setup, you’ll see options to build an indoor camera room that works with your needs! There’s no “right” way to run the event, but with guidance and suggestions from PPA Charities, you can be confident in creating a popular and successful experience that will bring clients in the door for Family Portrait Month!

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  • Duration: 0:19:08 Expand video to full screen for best view.

      • Mary Fisk-Taylor

        M.Photog.Cr., CPP, ABI, API

        Mary Fisk-Taylor has been a member of the Professional Photographers of America since 1999. Along with her business partner, Jamie Hayes, they operate a high-end wedding and portrait business in Richmond, Virginia. Hayes & Fisk the Art of Photography is a home-based studio located on almost one acre of beautiful gardens and they have successfully created one of the most sought after Portrait and Wedding studios in their area.
        Mary was named Photographer of the Year in 2007 and has won Best Wedding Album of the Year in Virginia several times. Nationally she has had her albums in the top five. She has won numerous Best in Show awards, Kodak Gallery Awards, Fuji Masterpiece Awards, Loan Collection prints and albums. Mary is also a recipient of the prestigious Virginia Award, which honors photographers for their commitment and dedication to their state association, and the business of professional photography.


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