Introduction to Family Photography

A course by Grazi Ventura
Family photographer. São Paulo, Brazil.
Joined September 2019
, Family photographer

Learn to photograph authentic family moments from preparation and editing to the final image

  • Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 96% Positive reviews (25)
  • 534 students
Introduction to Family Photography

Learn to photograph authentic family moments from preparation and editing to the final image

Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 96% Positive reviews (25)
  • 534 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Portuguese
  • Level: Beginner
  • 13 Lessons (1h 4m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever

The beauty of family relationships often appears in the most ordinary and unusual moments, and a photograph taken at the right instant is able to freeze those moments in time, telling stories about who we were once, how we lived, and who was around us.

In this course, the award-winning family photographer Grazi Ventura will teach you, step by step, how to find the perfect moment to capture a genuine family image. She will share the details of her production process, editing, photographic techniques and some secrets that can make all the difference when taking your pictures.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Preparation
  • U3
    U3. Photographing
  • U4
    U4. Post production
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Start the course by learning more about Grazi and her professional experiences as a photographer. She then shares the work of people who inspire and influence her work and, in addition, gives a first look at the content you will see in the course.

Learn the characteristics of documentary photography and what differentiates it from other photographic styles. Follow Grazi's first contact with the family, her briefing process, and the necessary equipment to take the photos.

After preparing the session well, in the third unit you enter the practical part. Learn photographic techniques and how to find the perfect moment for your click. Grazi teaches you how to deal with some unforeseen circumstances and frustrations, taking better advantage of them.

At the end of the course, with the photos taken, learn the process to organize, analyze and backup all the material. Soon after, enter the post-production stage, editing and retouching with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Finally, Grazi shows the formats for you to deliver your finished album and gives you tips that will add value to your production.

What is this course's project?

You will create a family photoshoot consisting of a day in their lives.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

Photographers and people who are interested in photography.

What you need

Basic knowledge of photography and, for the photoshoot a camera or smartphone, and a computer with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom installed for the final touches.


534 Students
25 Reviews
96% Positive ratings

Grazi Ventura

A course by Grazi Ventura

Family photographer

Grazi Ventura has a degree and a postgraduate degree in advertising, but after a few years, she changed her trajectory to the world of photography. She lived in Canada and it was in this country that her career as a photographer officially started.

As a professional photographer she experimented with different areas until, in 2016, she got to know family documentary photography and fell in love with it. Her first project in this style was widely recognized and published in different magazines such as: Cláudia, M de Mulher, and Pais e Filhos. Grazi has received several awards as a family photographer, among them, Inspiration Awards and Documentary Family Photographers from the Family Photojournalist Association.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2


    • Customer contact
    • Investigation
    • 6 tips
    • Photographic equipment
  • U3


    • Photographic technique
    • The moment of the click
    • Frustrations and surprises
  • U4

    Post production

    • Analysis of photographic material and backup management
    • Final image selection and retouching
    • Final delivery formats
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Final project

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Introduction to Family Photography. A Photography, and Video course by Grazi Ventura

Introduction to Family Photography

A course by Grazi Ventura
Family photographer. São Paulo, Brazil.
Joined September 2019
  • 96% Positive reviews (25)
  • 534 students