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July 19th "Newborn Fine Art Digital Composite" Tara Ruby

  • Monday, July 19, 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • 4ORE Golf. 6909 Marsha Sharp Fwy, Lubbock, TX 79407


  • FREE For Members
  • West Texas Photographers meeting are FREE for first time guest. We look forward to seeing you there.
  • If you have attended before and are not a Member of West Texas Photographers (SPPPA) the fee is $15/ meeting

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July 19th "Newborn Fine Art Digital Composite" Tara Ruby

Newborn portraits have been around for many generations. There is a fascination with capturing the very first few minutes and days of life and being a newborn portrait photographer has quickly grown into one of the most popular types of photography in the market. In my class we talk about taking newborn portraiture into the fine art realm and creating masterpieces and one-of-a-kind images for parents that they can cherish for many generations. Your only limitation is your imagination and we will discuss how to find ideas, how to safely capture newborn images for the composite, how to capture the digital background, how to market these images to your clients, and how to sell them to your clients. A solid foundation in photoshop helps as we discuss how to manipulate images in photoshop for a composited image. All of the basics of this workflow are covered, from capturing a newborn's portrait, to capturing the digital background (or learning where to find the perfect digital background) and finishing with putting it all together in post-production. We will finish with learning about where to gather props, the best vendors out there that support this type of work, and even some conversation on competing with these images. I can't wait to share the fun and exciting world that I find myself in daily with you.

Tara is deeply embedded into military life, being a disabled veteran and a military spouse. She has a sincere love of working to support our US Military and the families nestled within. She has worked to pioneer her own personal style of motherhood and military photography that has earned awards from organizations such as the WPPI, PPA, NAPCP, and the Army community. Cosmopolitan magazine has called her work “stunning”, “powerful” and notes that her work caused “the internet to lose its collective mind” and the Gulf Coast Breastfeeding Center said, “Tara Ruby is to Breastfeeding as Ansel Adams was to landscape”. In Ron Howard’s Project Imaginat10n contest, she was a finalist, has images in the full-feature documentary, Homecoming The Film, and has her image displayed in the US Army Women’s museum in Fort Lee, VA. Tara is a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography, holds an Associate's title with WPPI, and a Photography Craftsman Degree with PPA.

*Meal is an extra fee and optional.

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