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Tamara Lackey
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Tamara Lackey is a photographer and Nikon USA Ambassador, speaker, author, and host
Tamara Lackey is a photographer and Nikon USA Ambassador, speaker, author, and host

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My new book, Start To Finish: The Portrait Shoot Playbook is available!

All final gifts with purchase have been locked down (there are now $95+ worth of them!), some wonderful reviews have already come in, and THIS BEAUTIFUL THING is ready for purchase here: http://tamaralackey.com/playbooks

You can learn more about this 250+ page comprehensive guide on everything you need to know to prepare for, shoot, and deliver a photography session, read reviews, and even watch this little video I made about it, all here: http://tamaralackey.com/playbooks
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Going through all final touches on The Portrait Shoot Playbook before releasing it, soon! It's a BEAST of a book, over 250 pages & tons of imagery assembled from a wide variety of shoots, locations, and timeframes.
***Final pre-sale deal with $6 CREDIT BACK, with pre-sale gifts, is here: https://tamaralackey.com/product/portrait-shoot-playbook***

I have loved reviewing the so very many subjects I've shot just in the last few years, like this handsome little guy from the Dominican Republic, photographed with the +Nikon USA D800 & 105mm 2.8 lens, at f3.5, 1/160 sec and ISO 100.
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It's been a long while in the making, but I am so happy to share that my brand new book From Start To Finish: The Portrait Shoot Playbook (How To Prepare For, Shoot, And Deliver A Photography Session) is now available for pre-sale!

And, thanks to some incredible pre-sale gifts, the $89 purchase price now actually puts $6 back in your pocket. What?! Yes, that is correct - you can see all the details here: https://tamaralackey.com/start-to-finish-the-portrait-shoot-playbook-how-to-shoot-a-photography-session

Why did I write this book? One of the most common questions I get in my workshops/presentations/mentor sessions is, basically, some form of: "Okay, sooo what are all the things I need to know when it comes to shooting a photography session?" I've always joked that so much goes into doing it consistently well that I could write a book on it. And so I did. Note that it is also available for international purchases, since it is downloadable.

How do we get down to the $6 back? Because the current pre-sale price (the book is being released at Thanksgiving) is $79. In addition, generous gift cards from some incredible product and software companies, +Nations Photo Lab​ (my favorite print lab), +Westcott Lighting​ (great lighting options for days!), +ON1​ (their new Photo RAW 2018, amazing), and Imagely​ (beautiful web templates with SEO/Wordpress boosts) are all given at purchase, which actually knocks it down to getting $6 back when you cash them in - more information on all that AND your purchase link is here: https://tamaralackey.com/product/portrait-shoot-playbook

Please note that some of these deals go away after the book is released. +Adorama had actually offered gift cards for the first run of initial purchases, but those are already gone. So if you're interested, now is a great time to buy.
As always, 10% of all proceeds from The Portrait Shoot Playbook will go towards our non-profit 501(c)(3) BeautifulTogether.org, as well.
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Thank you, +Adorama TV, for this beautifully produced Spotlight Film on me, my photography, and my work with our non-profit BeautifulTogether.org
It is an honor to be profiled by you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kcjaf0qK8Og

The talented +Alana Casner, Director of Creative Content for Adorama TV, produced this piece. She asks about my start in photography, as well as my progression to where I am now. But much of this piece is about my focus on art and activism – and my take on the impact photography, video and social outreach can have when it comes to creating real change in the world.
This film incorporates footage of me photographing a multitude of portraits in Ethiopia while building a portrait gallery for Kidane Mehret orphanage in Addis Ababa. I love seeing all those sweet little faces in action here. In addition to work I have done for Beautiful Together, I also care rather deeply about animal rights - and I have greatly enjoyed eating entirely plant-based meals for the last six years. So when the Adorama creative team asked me about other work that I would love to profile, I knew right away what that would be. I asked if they would be up for filming at an animal sanctuary, somewhere I have always wanted to shoot. They were immediately on board.

I flew to Manhattan, rented a car and we all drove about 90 minutes north to +Woodstock Farm Sanctuary. We met up with a few other friends along the way, like Becky Brooks, with +Animoto, Sarah Gross, head of the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival and +Rescue Chocolate and Rachel Atcheson, liaison for animal welfare for Bill de Blasio / the NYC Mayor’s Office. In addition to the video team, we were also joined by my whole family, since they were all quite excited about spending time with the animals. Much of the spotlight video shown in the piece was filmed while we were there, and it was truly a wonderful experience photographing such a wide variety of animals who had arrived at the sanctuary from significantly abusive and neglectful situation BUT were now, happily, absolutely thriving. The experience was actually so impactful that we filmed a whole separate piece while we were there, a standalone video on the sanctuary, as well as my suggestions on how to photograph subjects more creatively in restrictive conditions. That piece will be coming next!

But, for now, here is the new Spotlight Film itself ->
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kcjaf0qK8Og

All images shot with +Nikon USA D5 and D810, with 24-70mm f2.8, 85mm 1.4 and 105mm 1.4 lenses.
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We are so grateful to +Nations Photo Lab - they have been working on overdrive for us lately. They are currently producing over a hundred large pieces - canvas, metal, standouts, gallery blocks and a number of mounted prints, as well as shipping them all to NYC for us for our BeautifulTogether.org Gallery Exhibit, hosted by +Adorama. Tickets for the evening are available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beautiful-together-gallery-exhibit-tickets-36428729310

AND THEY ARE DOING IT ALL AS A DONATION to our Beautiful Together non-profit work supporting children waiting for families. An incredible donation. We truly appreciate their generosity, friendliness, reliability - and, of course, the quality of their work.
And, separately, they are printing some lovely pieces for our studio and our clients - like this awesome family's order, which we are packing up now for delivery. I particularly love that they are getting a big canvas of their dogs bouncing off the grass ;)
For any of your future NPL orders, feel free to use these promo codes to get additional discounts, even on top of their existing sales:
Promo: 30% OFF CANVAS GALLERY WRAPS
Promo Code:TLAUGCAN17
Duration: 8/8/17 – 8/13/17
ONE TIME USE ONLY, ROES OR WEB
Promo: 20% OFF NEW FRAMES!
Promo Code: TLFRAME17
Duration: 8/21/17 – 8/24/17
ONE TIME USE ONLY, ROES OR WEB
Promo: 10% OFF PRINTS
Promo Code: TLAUGUST2017
Duration: All Month!
CAN BE USED MULTIPLE TIMES, ROES OR WEB
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Preparing for the BeautifulTogether.org Gallery Exhibit in NYC in a few weeks. Pulling together years of photographs to make selections = not an easy task. Looking at all the sweet faces of these children who live in institutions = even more difficult; just wanting so very much to connect them with families who would absolutely love them. Until then, our 501(c)(3) non-profit BeautifulTogether.org works to improve their lives as they wait, through a variety of projects and funds (https://beautifultogether.org/projects).

Please join us for our Gallery Exhibit at the very cool Union Square Ballroom - right off Union Square, a seriously amazing location - on August 17th. A huge thank you to +Adorama for securing the venue AND kindly hosting this event and to +Nations Photo Lab for generously sponsoring the printing and some rather beautiful wall art production. If you cannot attend this event, we will be launching an online auction to help support this 100% volunteer-driven work one week prior, with some wonderful giveaways from some of the top names in the imaging industry - and more. Grateful to those companies who have already offered to sponsor tables at the event (Triple Scoop Music, ON1, Profoto - and more already circling back!).
Here are all the details and a chance to reserve your free ticket:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beautiful-together-gallery-exhibit-tickets-36428729310

Shot with +Nikon USA D5 and 105mm 1.4 lens.
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Leaving for Detroit today for the Legends of Photography tour! My program kicks off tomorrow (Monday) at The David Whitney Hotel, aLoft. I'll be joining +Sandy Puc for the evening, as we present on photography, lighting, posing, business and more. Details here: http://photographylegends.com - and you can register for my specific leg of the tour at: http://www.sandypuctours.com/tamara-lackey
Use LASTLEG promo code for $20 off.

Big thanks to +Nikon USA, +Nations Photo Lab, +Adorama, +Profoto, +Triple Scoop Music & +Fundy Software / Lush Albums for making this possible!
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When a ridiculously cute laugh meets lens flare bouncing around everywhere meets lively bounced light.
That SWEET FACE.
Shot with +Nikon USA D5 and 70-200mm f2.8 lens at f3.2.
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I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it. ~ Rita Mae Brown

This festive #throwbackthursday was shot during a road trip through Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. I photographed this with the +Nikon USA D810 and 24-70 2.8 lens. The dance, however, is all hers.
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Mount Mitchell at twilight. Layers and layers of blue mountains, pink clouds, and soft hues.
Shot with +Nikon USA D5 and the 70-200mm 2.8 lens.

#landscapephotography #nikonlove #mentorseries
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