28 Days of Portrait Photography


28 Days of Portrait Photography


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Day 19: Glamour Shoot on Location & Shooting with Flare

so many people say to me what if I don't have a studio so today I'm taking my style of glamour photography on location and I want you to do the same thing we're going to look for flat walls we're going to look for corners we're going to look for easy beautiful light we're going to look for good locations and we're going to look for sun flare let's go go and create amazing gorgeous portrait's outside hi everyone we're shooting outside we shooting outside today and we're trying to replicate what I do in studio outside can you do it outside can you create the same looks let's have a look first of all found this amazing amazing alleyway got this beautiful did ivy on the walls I only have a very limited space that's not in direct sunlight clearly I cannot put her in the light but I'm going to show you that I can't put her in the light and why so I have this block here and I would have that perfect there but I have a karen my way so obviously I can't shoot there I've got here about a meter a...

nd a half away from the backdrop and the reason I've done that as I'm shooting here at one point eight let's have a look at the reason why when I shoot up here ok amanda's won't you stand nice and tall and bring you tend towards may let hands yet now stand up straight and just bring your chin forward and down so just reach in there to go stadia tip this way slightly and forward and down when I'm here and I focus on her I have a look at this I'm at one point eight see that beautiful drop away on that background background lets me let me put my it's up up to two point eight and see what I'm going to get obviously have to adjust my shutter speed ten forward and down and their area ten down a bit more that's two point eight okay still getting a nice drop away let's push it up teo if stuff up to four point oh because I'm on my thirty five mil which is a one point four leans okay ten forward and down and give me a slight tip that girl stay there little way smile in your eyes gorgeous right and at four point I you're gonna like drop away but my per food if stop here is going to be one point eight or two point eight two point eight good one point eight might be pushing it a bit far with the eye have a look at this what I'm about to do is change something stay there for a second she's got no bounce coming into here we're all ambient light so I'm gonna push you tenfold amanda stop or you've got a little teardrop okay lips together tiny loss smile in your eyes now I'm going to stay exactly still and I'm going to bring a reflector and so bring their victor riding like this up and onda and have a look at this I won't change my exposure and I just jumped up entire stop off under her eye so pull it down reflect back up that's it push your chin towards me gil don't go down with you here that's it now ten forward and down that so and stay there beautiful have a look at that light bounce up where two point eight now check this out I don't have a fan I do need a tissue so um I'll get you can you get me a tissue she's just having a little bit of a leaky I I don't have a fan on location so I'll show you the best thing better than a fan and that is a reflect us okay I want you to keep just push your chin towards made it's a girl stay the anan away suddenly leaking but that's right okay push your chin towards me don't move tiny little smile in your eyes loosen that good girl okay I want you to fan that reflected for me christine really fan it I'm going to get it on the down so relax your eyes kinda good girl there it is and big fan nice big suite good gil so if you can't take a reflector with you if you can't take a fan with you best thing you could do is family here like this I will pretty much fan it I would do anything it takes to get this here okay so I can get it here to fly and I'm getting it on the down fans so when I'm down I'm reflecting light back to her face so if you could see that in fact coming show instead of my position and just film here to the faith and watch that reflector guy just got a leaky I who's got make up on the eye that's right so the here come bored and you watch the difference insurance camera when I bring that reflected up you know two stops to the face just like that making sure you've always got a little reflector in the car and I can fan it and get light as well your purpose outdoor clever all right let's try one thing let's push you back here twigs right there and even at two point eight in my camera now oh I'm liking the winds picking up here even without the fan bring me a reflector christine pushing chin forward a little bit honey that's the one tiny little smile okay up and under making sure you're looking for that like that don't tip you hit away from the amount of push forward and down down down tiny little smile that's the one ok I love that now this close to the backdrop straighten that we hit again push your chin forward and down stadia I'm getting a bit of wind picking up now so I'm just going to drop my exposure back down I met okay let's see my shutter speed is at four hundred I met two point eight at one sixty because it's quite bright even they were in shape now I'm going to drop it down even more on goto one point eight my stop so that you can see this drop away tiny little smile through your mouth gurgle that's perfect give me a fan christine big sweep big slow sweep down sets it and I could just see it light up the face and pushed here at at the same time gorgeous so nice interesting backdrop something I dont you should get something I don't even have in the background so what I've done today as I found some twigs and I'm going to put a mandarin toe a black dress I'm going to leave here in front of the twigs and I'm going to photograph his through twigs to see if I can get a really gorgeous look so I'm going to go and get her changed and because we're on location she's getting changed in the back of the car wait going to film it live working okay we'll go get her changed were perfected one second so we shooting back on this amazing background with beautiful dicks on the wall so I would've got some twigs and I'm going to shoot through them so I'm going to show you how I focused through them so what I'm going to do is just get susan to come and stand right with me and hold them and we're gonna kind of fan them out like this and the reason we fanning them out is because I need to be out of chute here and find the focus between here so first of all I'm going to try about the same distance of the background I'm also going to use there is a reflected there so susan's going to do two things going to hold that light she's gonna hold the light for me she's gonna hold the twigs I can't man is gonna push your chin forward and then fled in her hands out your here is blowing beautifully right now and she's trying not to look freezing cold I'm going to shoot through the gap and what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna find my focus on her eye and a soon as I find my focus on her eye the twigs and the front go out of focus push your chin forward and down good girl say they're okay now that is beautiful in it I want it even closer so susan's going to come closer I'm going to come closer and I'm going to get right up to this twig here I'm gonna find him I'm through them so I'm going to do two things one is I'm going to cross him mouth there it is beautiful tiny little smile in your eyes amanda that to go okay no I'm going to hold the twigs suit and I want you to find her here because I want to get some double action going through here and I want to try and get this focus and that's it so susan's kind of fan uh okay and just not so high push it in towards me amanda that's one stay there here it is and uh look at this okay I need more fan action and I need a more relaxed mouth on you on I just want to pull the hero so often when I'm outside I don't have a fan I can make the here look like it's blowing be really good if we had more hairspray is there his brakes isobel don't worry we can go on grab it is on the case okay we'll go and get some more hairspray I make it look like it's blowing and while susan's here take a couple more shots I'm going to try closer and I'm just going to be shooting through here I can't push you tin towards make a girl and now tiny little smile in your eyes that's it's all in your eyes could go there it is so I'm getting that's really dark and gorgeous and I love it so let's tune the twigs up a little and see if I can frame here so as you can see I'm going to pull the focus on the twigs so that you can see with a threat and there it is and then I'm going to push the focus through so that you can see where I met so by pulling focus onto the twigs and then push throw their iss and then you can see the difference there and it's creating this sort of dark moody yeah this side because this is the wind side and blow in the front here well well look like they're out there that's it and we just mess outed and nice and big you get perfect little dust now I love it when it blows across the face like that and this is a gorgeous look here we're going through twigs we've got a reflector hands flat going nice and tall and just head pushing your chin towards me see how it here's to slipped in here I love that I'm shooting through sorry just put that there for election mouth could go okay little smile in your eyes that you just bring those eyes up to me a little bit more mentor that's it good deal it's nice there there and here it was beautiful okay one more one more I can tell from here really important that we get some movement here let's relax it mouth okay say inspector here that's pushing your chin towards may so you see how close I am to twigs tio face okay they're okay relax at math girl perfect try just sitting over let's have a look at this I'm just going to go over her face that's it stay there dellinger election mouth now relax it open that's a little that's a little go let it go you keep shutting a big again give me a big fan step back so just give me a big fan go that perfect I'm just putting the twigs over here look at this movement did that again I'm going to do lots I'm gonna do a quick fire here which means okay with the quickfire I own even quickfire over two reasons one is if I've got a hot looking dead okay from here I only the quickfire for two reasons one if I got a family and I need to swap heads or two of that he is blowing and I know that he is going to be naughty so I'm going to do it so from here I want you to turn your body this way and I want you to hold your elbows that's a go drop your shoulders drop your elbows now I need you to lean forward I'll kick their door four don't move don't move it's perfect okay so from here I'm going to bring this around make sure got not lots of here open up the face make sure got a nice open face here now don't move your body I just want you to take your hands to hear touch your hips and with your hands touch your hips flat let's ago okay now just bring your chin around may okay this post doesn't make sense from the front but from here it does so you have a look here from here soon I want you to give me a nice big fan that's working her shoulder okay bring come around to me a little weed but more so that's a bring your turn around okay now let me just take this away then okay and we'll bring twigs back half okay bring it in all the way around to me now and down and down and down and down could you give me a big fan this is uh look at that like a chain around a little way but more turned down chin down that's it lots of fan and this is that knock it out nice big sweep down it's your down movements I almost hesitate down that that was perfect I could drop that bottom lip amanda lit that mouth opens may just a little bit more there it is we got it uh my goodness look at this and you're here it is perfect so you can barely see the twigs that is sitting over there you can just see them is its movement and it's just so perfect I think it's just working really really well okay one thing I might try that I maybe let's just try against here so from here just like I used the wall amanda I just want you to lean with one shoulder that take your weight away it's all about taking the weight away from here like we normally do that's it and now open your body up to may I want to shoot back on this wall I want your chin to come forward I feel like your lower body is towards me so just move your shoulder forward that's perfect now chin comes forward only a chin and then down here right so here we go there you may have to come around this side sean if I if you feel like you're getting two blocks from that camera you can get this angle because she puts it reflector up I'm going to be here I'm going to get you to pull that away right away there it iss and I'm gonna take another shot when it comes back up go see that can you just see how bouncing light up that easily can make such a difference in just such a difference to the face and you know what it does is it saves you on the retouching we're shooting on the forty five amanda turn your body away from may you yet just your body feed as well always move the feet okay now push the chin towards may everyone does the same thing now push your ten down that I'm still shooting at one point eight eight hundred and one hundred sixty so I just need lips together in a tiny little smile in the eyes more more more more on the mouth could kill there it is and that's beautiful well let's bring twigs backup and frame here with them right up and over the top sorry about the traffic but that's what you get when you're shooting on location I'm going to shoot through the twigs I'm gonna pull the focus on the twigs first you can see where they are then I'm going to pull a focus through the twigs at one point eight so that you can see exactly where I am and I love their let's open it up a little weed but more use it as a frame and there it is I'm going to pull the focus on the twigs uh her her it is now I'm gonna push through there it is dropped that bottom lip amanda drop it straight down now shut up to me now relax your mouth and really that to give me that beautiful little twinkle in your eye you got it girlfriends all right I love this let me just take a few more here just to show you this background just bring that little reflector are on belt out and to me that it could well there it is okay from here chen ford and down stop wowser you are a beautiful redhead look right from there yeah all right push that tend towards may work that our around the body just took that down suits just to touch in art relation mouth good girl enough a little bit more election math okay here we go now what happens if we don't have such a funky wall you say I'm sure you can find frankie walls anywhere but let's try and mix it up a little bit let's turn the camera around and go back to him as you can see we're in bright daylight we took three steps over away from the shadow there's no way I can shoot in this light the only way I could possibly shit in the lightest of all put a cover over here it's not going to work together into the shade unfortunately it's the only thing we can do but let's do a three sixty around the alleyway and show you what I can see here because justin and if sean follows me just really quickly I can take her from the ivy wall to the brick wall here come here amanda exactly the same thing if this works with here outfit then obviously this is gonna work and I contend here this way okay and just body away that's guilty in your hope away from may bring this hand up tio here that disobey lower and from there dropped this shoulder down and forward that's the one long chin towards me and around if we can improve this shot with their effectively don't bother now straighten up okay and bring your chin forward and down now I can shoot this here follow me with your chin on the forty five keep going keep going start now I can shoot this here okay and if I think that that wall's too busy what do you think ten forward and down a little bit more or I can find this wall here I'm actually really loving this I would love it says if you came to this side of sean and then give me a fan three here because sheet actually throwing this rid here is just so perfect on this brick and so I'm going to get soused to put some beer in here okay chin around to me just google stabia we're not moving any here heroin he would drop it down might be easier feeder getting caught up okay let's see if we can get some beer way getting any uh okay that didn't work working all right stay there stay there let me just take one tight magazine shot then if I can't get over here in their here off can you blow it no I'm talking I go from their lips together relax your mouth okay I just need the shoulder backs a rollaway that's put your chin for good gil ten forward towards may stabia lift your chin just a touch election mouth just dropped that reflected down just a little bit since you're in my life that okay chin down to make a good girl that's a bit more to down a bit more stop google they go it's beautiful I like that I shot that at one point eight I like it let's move on okay from here shawn's going to follow us again and we're going to go to this wall because there's an alleyway also has an open concrete slab and I think this is gonna work and then I'm going to try and pick up this light clear so let me see if I could just pick up this lightly and now come towards may sean if you come around and just see if you can get the clear this is an amazing light source susan do you want to just raced out there and show us a pullback some were really good so we can cut to that I want you to see one thing the light is really high at the moment but look at her here and it's picking up the light so beautifully from here let's just go hands on your hips put your feet apart and just rock on toe one hit okay whichever one you feel the most comfortable on and then I want that hand a little higher that's it now drop your shoulders down could gil and leave this hell boat out and then take this one back that's one and now push your chin towards may because when you pose everybody instantly tax that chin and and now chin down a little weave it like that that's a stabia see her come into play a face comes out beautifully I'm going to see if I can pick up that sun flare right at the top of I can't I'm going to go to a more open location where I can shoot it straight back into the sun I want you to relax your mouth straight down good girl there it is and of course if I want flair but take my okay my dear push forward forward there it is okay hands down straight down by his sides okay chin down to me now there it isthe okay he goes this way stop good girl okay I'm not quite getting into that clear it's not enough to give me a big bounce with faith but I'm going to take what I get around the eyes look together tiny smile ok see if you can give me a fan on the side to see if you can stand here and just hit it from side on and just see what we get okay it's bouncing quite a lot of light that's it we're getting a little bit of movement now I likely here on the face it don't move it okay here we go so he wanted to behave over there but it's silly not behaving here oh that was good okay from there hang on we're gonna lose it fringe okay perception ford perception forward and down stop down a bit more it was good stay there stay there one more one more I'm just trying to get it out of the flare I got it okay from here straight back to the concrete so straight back to the concrete using the wall again you know I'm always going to use the wall in two ways she's either going to be a caba girl pushed back drop the shoulders push your chin towards may that's it hands go higher and I'm always going to use it to ways I'm going to come right out and just like I do in the studio like a chin towards me and down stop okay and I'm going to shoot that nice and close here of course one of the most important things is making sure that she's always got gorgeous here I'm gonna put this very calm don't lose it all right there open it up through the cheeks we always opened the here up through the cheeks to define the face okay you need to drop your shoulders and move your hips don't let people be on an odd angle so that's it stay there and put this hand behind that kick your hip out more and I want you now to push your chin forward because as soon as she said of moving her hips down now that's it they're more stuff all right since she started moving her hips to chin tucked in I'm going to lift this up like it's flying it's exactly where I wanted to be and I want you to put your chin towards may a mentor and down down down down stop okay relax that mouth I want your mouth to relax open that's it stay be a good girl that look was absolutely beautiful don't move because I gotta get going okay so towards me I want you to be here and then tip stop okay lips together way don't really need a reflector here I've got a nice open face it's coming a little bit off what season's put down there but not enough to give me great reflection it's just perfect it's we found a little afternoon needs now the time is in the afternoon close to one thirty all right so here we are here chin down a little weed but amanda stop and now I'm going to turn this way just like I do and I love this tin down now okay I want you to relax your mouth good girl stay there that's it right there and the sooner that wind starts picking up here even better and then lips together and tiny little smile loose not those shoulders I could just see some movement there that ten down a little bit more good gil that's the one the way she's looking at me now I just needed a push your chin forward and down stopped there it is okay straight out of camera I knew as soon as I see it like that it's good here is going to open this up and do that again chin down little smirk could gil oh sorry my bad link now and I can use the wall this way so stay away from the war bum away from the wall and just lean back with your shoulders turn your body away from a said that you're forty five push push push pushed pushed up okay from here I want you to bring your chin towards may and down the only way I can shoot on the wall forty five without an l shaped wall bring your chin around this way fourteen down is if I come into here in shoot closer to the ninety than the forty five I'm coming around obviously that hole right there it's going to be annoying but I'm goingto photoshopped that up because it's going to be too close to him and I want this hand to slide up albert around defines the way start the shoulder bring yoo jin this way stop and then down towards me have a look now here here is just picking up on this win and it's perfect drop your bottom lip good girl perfect lips together tiny way smile here it is gorgeous I love this turn around a little bit more pushing it chin ford that's right good girl stayed there nice and close and this year it's beautiful okay let's move on right so what I want to do now is I'm going to keep her in the black dress because it's not a real shoot it's just a real posing example of what we can find let's go and have a look I don't know what else is here we just stopped when we saw this wall let's go and have a look at what else we can find so what we're going to do here is have a look at this I'm an odd light she's in half light this is not gonna wick however look at this this is a little alcove we're right next to a dumpster okay so I got out of the dumpster a nice clean piece of cardboard so amanda can sit up here now remember I'm not about getting graffiti and old walls and things like that I'm a beauty photographer graham a photographer I like to be up close so what I'm looking for is something interesting but what I'm really looking for is that light there because I needed to take you out of that half light I needed to take it out of this strong light which I cannot photograph hair and find something interesting and the first thing I'm going to get her to do is scoot this way and then lean onto her shoulder there and you could just bring this elbow out and then shape your body with it so touch your hip that's it and you know down here and then that's it and then bring your chin towards may a soon as I engage her chin I know I'm there and now I just have to make sure her body line looks really great being the sound that's it and just touch the ground so here arms that gorgeous this looks people pull it down and now I just need to straighten you hit up a tiny bit and bring her chin down this way and slightly this way I don't know that I'm so much into the graffiti but let's have a look how it looks and see if we can make it look good and if we can't we'll move on I kind of like this chin up a little wee bit tiny little smile I think this is beautiful or okay let me just push up my exposure I'm just a little bit under and I'm going to go toe one point eight because I like shooting it they're right here there it is and okay straight away I'm getting a beautiful light to her face now so here tiny little smile in your eyes good girl there it is and I can shoot it this way come in straight away here and I'm going to pick up a little bit more graffiti on either side push your chin towards me and down that to girl stadia and down a bit more so I'm quite close is you can see I'm picking up that cross section I think this is gorgeous I think it works for here I think it would definitely shoot a suit a high school senior and magnon if she was in a really glam dress it would probably look even better from here I'm not too interested in this because this is a bit busy for me so let's go and find what else we can find I can have a look at this doorway over here let's going staying in there again I don't know so much about the orange brick but once you see what I can do inside a doorway of light you'll start looking for other doorways of light so we found this doorway let's have a look at that she's halfway in the light now let's have a look and take a shot to your face this is not gonna work even at one point eight so if I get it it slowly starts slipping backwards stop then she's out of the light there pushing your chin forward and down no reflector needed she's got a perfect light just took this way for me and bring your chin down now stop don't move even if I come up to here now and shoot back this way then I'm tiny little smile in your eyes she's got no direct sunlight just a little bit more smile now I'm dealing with the doorway on the right so let's step over here this way ok now two things now I'm photographing breaking brick instead of white doorway and all I have to be oh is get here in a position and she can leaning it's a wall so I can either come up nice and close here if you don't leave just yet stand up and just go back three inches that way okay now just drop your chin down and here it is from a right there now I don't know whether you like the orange brick so matching suits amanda's really here turned down I don't know the orange is really our choice of color for a big ground but what we can do is shoot it and just so that you can find doorways and alcove away from light okay from here now just laying with you're out there good gil this hand goes around all right now just good is leaning on that wall and I'm gonna push you turned down half an inch stop good girl don't move and there it is there and I can shoot this way too so I'm still a bit of a local give me my sittings I'm still at one point eight twelve hundred and fifty it's my shutter speed I met one sixty I so we've got a lot to like coming in here bring your chin down just a little bit and I just need a little bit more in the eyes good gill bette useful well look at that I mean that is just so gorgeous it doesn't matter to me that some brick I'm goingto have a boon in this highlight bring your chin forward and down to me a little way but more amanda stop right there that's where it's at for me as long as I'm finding gorgeous like like that I can always take a beautiful shot that would work with a couple that would work with mother and daughter that would work in a beautiful gown that would work in a slinky black gown all of that works for me just finding alcoves oh look at this blue gray wall okay how about we put how about we do a change of outfit we go to her redress dark gray war well let's go over there and there's no light okay getting changed in the car again this is all for may about getting all of my angles and I'm going to talk about a one eighty as you know I'm all about the one eighty met means one hundred eighty degrees around amanda means I start here I come in and I shoot all the way around to here and I'm going to find one hundred eighty degrees on a wall and I'm going to stop halfway so I'm going to start halfway and I'm just going to start here first shot I always take chin forward and down nice noisy location today everyone sorry about that way asked everybody to be quiet but they said no okay chin towards me and down there it is just taking the elbows in instead of out so we take the alberts and by taking the hands out and they're both coming this way that's it sooners here elbows come in she's now got an hourglass which works better for her body and I'm gonna shoot with that so I just want you to bring your chin towards me there stop and towards me and down a little way but more I love this okay this is a beautiful shot keeper when I tucked it elbows to first drop the shoulders down and bring your chin towards me a little bit more and I'm going to go lower because I feel like I slimmed down too much all right so I'm gonna just flicked the here back here making sure that when they're not working against may bring your chin towards me and ford and down that to go do that again that tiny little smile is beautiful let's put some space above her because we don't just want to crop everything straight up and down that absolutely gorgeous well stadium and I just need you to bend this elbow and more unlike one albert going in further than the other this works for may push your chin towards may tip your head that way give me a tiny little smile and you're right there I love that good girl stay here push your chin towards me again okay now the rule of thumb is either she moves or I move so lean back against the wall that's in their role toe one side that's it now bring your chin towards may and now across this shoulder over okay and bring your chin forward and down so she moved plane I push it in for this outside glamour sheets proving to be a bit difficult down okay to him this way and then chin goes down down down forward and down towards me and dan I'm going to come above her to make it easy to get over his shoulder and I'm going to shoot top of the head frame down I'm cropping in camera and there I am there so she moves or I move that's the role and back here again with that shoulder across I'm going to give her a little bit more space shoulder shoulder shoulder good gilmore more chin towards may I could drop that bottom lip amanda okay from there little way smith beautiful beautiful big smile go well that was perfect look at you ok from here now she moves or I move so come fled again this time I'm going to move around here so stay with your back against the wall bring your hips away from the walls so you've got a little bit of a recline mohr and take your weight on your opposite foot so you bomb goes away from may now you bring your chin forward and down this way we're working into the wind now which is kind of cool this is picking up here this way and chin is ford and down down down I like that they're so let's have a look I've got beautiful color oh I like that that is just picking this up but I just want to clear that I I don't want me here in front of by thigh here it is just this little bit of the back be diligent with here because you're only going to be removing it and finish up later like a chain around to me a touch more and bring your chin down that girl there it is nice and close come right up into here chin up to me drop your smile that two girls davia okay one two three nice and close wow look they're the blue straight out of cameras is absolutely perfect I went hers until I went critical I followed it around and now it's absolutely perfect loud noise noise okay let's have a look the ear is really go back again were there that is really picking up in here all I have to do is give it a push your chin towards me I like this a lot I'm going to go backto horizontal it's all happening naturally absolutely chin up dulling election mouth and then chin down to this shoulder push it to the age that to go ice to may beautiful big smile well good killed it or just stay there stay there turned down a little bit more now easy smile does not huge huge that certain I see that god I gotta blink I gotta blanket the city but here it is perfect okay now one more thing she moves or I move then against the wall I might go out of frame here that you'll be able to see through shawn's if I move what am I getting does my light change does he hear change does my angle change follow me with your chin amanda that's it and I love this the light's changed considerably but it waiters on its back foot now going to engage it now I've got engaged the shoulder down here tip there because I want to give her a beautiful shape and then from here bring your tender ran and then you are via I like this way I'm just gonna pull the hearing out I've got light hitting the back of a hear their chin down stop and that is absolutely beautiful totally different look have a look with the lights transferred from the front to the back have a look where it's changed over we're not shooting into the bed right but we're shooting into an entirely different contract let's go and we've got a little bit more space because we've got a longer war here okay so bring your chin back to me and work your shoulder forward all right big mistake that a lot of people make is what what just happened in effect let me show you okay drop that bottom lip relax your mouth could kill that was beautiful lips together tiny smith okay so what happens here is I bought hitch into his shoulder and then I came around to this angle and I'm photographing this backdrop all the way back there which doesn't work right so I come back to the forty five here but it changes still away from me so what I have to do is get her to follow me with kitchen and then down ten fourteen down but now his shoulders not following a chin then I have to bring her chin to his shop sorry whose shoulder to her chance so make sure her face follows you and chin around this way a little bit more make sure her face follows you and then make sure her shoulder connects to her chin so that I can get that drop away and then I'm getting that background at forty five degrees so that's where I am to the camera so that works let's go and find another location this time I'm going to look at the water I want to go straight towards the sun I'm going to put her in a green dress I want to find a shadow wall I want to try and find some greenery and I want to find a sun flair and we're going to get it because the closer issued two three pm the biddy you're going to get it let's go get everybody takes this shot right girl sits on the tears son and I it doesn't look good doesn't look good for anybody mom all right let's move it around what I'm gonna do is take a shot of amanda like this sitting on the stairs I haven't asked you to do anything but sit on the stairs she goes no this is not working for me what I wanna do is square up gonna come around the back of this camera here I'm going to get here to recline two sticks up could gil and from there I just want you to touch your hip line and just lie down a little wee bit sam and amanda that to go okay technic elbow back down a little bit I know it's hard not your shoulder though list up nice and tall with your head and shoulders shoulders go back to the wall and just bring your chin towards me okay chin down a touch just the tip of a here is in light I'm going to come up to here I'm going to shoot it this way okay what I don't want to see is the top of the steer well what I don't want to see is any light coming in here soap respect to the wall a little weed but more cookie oh there it is ten down just a touch I'm on the thirty five so I can get nice and close okay there it is that's nice and if she's reclined too much I want to come down push back to the ward amanda a little weed but more and I'm in nice and close to here which is lovely just making the best of an awkward situation awkward like I don't have a lot of room to move here this was my option and come forward amanda sit sit up and come towards me see this she was in the light and that's not working for anybody from here come to here and just touch down the reason I'm just getting here that touched down here is to bring their arm away to create triangles push back with your shoulders that to go bring your chin towards me and down stop pushback any further there it is and I want to come into here now nice and close use that wall use that top light perfect really close up close and personal with gil that's beautiful right there and we can come in here turn up to may respect you head back to the wall that say there and I'm into here tin down here to tickle you got it nice and close up there that's air shot beautiful big smile go perfect let's go and look with some clear get these girls are gonna pull it out here like this today out put my hair spray down always take his prey on location he's right everybody needs his prey all right there's my flea okay it's sitting quite high in order to shoot that without clearing the building behind here I'll show you a couple of things I'm goingto ordered to do here first of all I'm not shooting the clear I'm shooting something close to it that's not clear I've got a building in the background so I'm going to come down to in this way and in order for him tio for me to shoot lower I need her to come towards me and down its chin down just attach okay now I'm dropping into the clear here I'm getting closer till you hear this way to me stop now I'm going to look for the clear all right so I'm going to move around there it is drop that bottom lip amanda that's it stay there okay I'm gonna push my exposure now so I'm at one point eight I'm right on there I so I'm going to move it to here right I am gonna put down I'm gonna find it clear there it isthe sitting right on the head now okay and I'm gonna shoot it the so I'm just bringing that light and okay let's try and get softer kill says not picking up so much light through the here it's more filtering around your face nice and full of we can wait okay there it isthe right I'll open this up now so nice and tall up into that light a manner but come right up onto tippy toes just get as far as you can and then bring your chin forward that's it so I'm getting here to come right up into my life way only have daylight we only have natural light would take whatever we can get so if I have to get her up into the light that's okay just tip your head this way and then just give me a chin down this way that's it see this fleet coming through chamber this way let's go stop okay I'm going to go into life here and film was clear so that I can show you so here we are pointing towards the water I'm recording I'm going to come down down down because she has to bring your chin towards me and follow me down other ways I'm not quite there then I'm just going to pick up the ftl ear there okay I need to focus and then I'm just going to pick up the flea you watch this I'm coming into the fleeing now this is where I wanna shoot okay so I'm gonna go off live you and I'm gonna go for it all right from here just lift your chin up sorry that's a girl and just election mouth can be took that way amanda no other way sorry there go chin down just to tickle all right now going into the light now they're gonna pull back to get that light all right stay there okay I'm currently shooting at one point eight okay chin down just to touch okay little we smile girl that's beautiful all right let's see if we can find more she's standing up into the light and I want that time to come down just a little wee bit more okay here we are bright light made is kneeling in the garden and I told her to feel like a wooden I'm just trying to get the pink flowers so I'm going to get season to put a reflector up and over and block it's much like to hear is possible I'm going to take a still take that light away from me soon I'm going to take a still there it is hard light put it back again and this is all we can get right now so this is the situation we're in and this is what we want to capture straighten you get up to may and bring your chin towards me and down so amanda's kneeling and flowers I'm ex supposing for her face here push that reflected down a little weed but that's it chin down now good girl stabia I'm pushing my exposure our permit sixteen hundreds of a sick and I'm shooting at one point eight because I want that drop away around the flowers nice and soft I'm nice and close like air elected mouth could gil that's beautiful the wind is picking up here a little smile perfect it's gorgeous wow that's really amazing okay so we're doing the best with what we've got in this situation um I don't mean amanda uh wait in the base without flowers and I'm really loving this how about you put a hand on you happen albert goes back as you can see she's just kneeling down on the ground uh just up and over with that reflected chin this way okay I want you to straighten your body up and sorry just take my my friend I want you to bring your chin towards me and that you albert around there that one push your chin towards me now good girl davia okay just come up and over with that reflect us is a little higher thank you that's beautiful oh I love this and there is one point let's pick up some of that pink bring their victory over a little bit more no this way sorry that's it that's it okay let that bottom let go just like that we're in an este lauder ad okay relax legs we got people walking past but I'm at one point eight don't really care and also that was a blank just wait for that winds beautiful amanda don't move from the doing such a good job and I'm just going to pull back and take a scene for you were this close to the city wear this close to the city way yeah this christ to the city and this is what we're doing right here okay we're more late we get in there I just want you to tune this way yeah so bring this need towards me so you stage your knee let's attend this way put this hand behind you drop it down let to go and bring your chin all the way around to the shoulder that's the one I like how this here's falling so let's go into here let's bring a little bit forward straighten you lead up to may that girl chin this way and chin down now that's it it's going to get that focal point over her right eye with that shoulder forward I want to go nice and low tip that way could go stop okay relax your mouth here amanda that's a that's a good girl beautiful I'm going to shoot this hit sixty frames a second slow motion I'm just going to do this here I want you to hold your gaze in the camera and then I want you to look down and then I want youto look at tiny little smile good gil and now look down huge big laugh smile go perfect one more time look down and then just very slowly look up to may big smile beautiful now look down stay there may eyes that cannot lecture eyebrows for election mouth relax that mouth down beautiful big smile guy gotcha thank you okay what we're doing here is looking for flair we've got light behind amanda she's got beautiful red here we've found some plants to sit in just stay there follow your chin down this waist up this arm goes slides up and down a bit further elbow goes back that's a girl come around I'm just getting susan to block the top of the flare just so I could direct it straight down to here and let's see what getting here I'm going to shoot through the plant because I just love this right now I'm just going to come into here I'm at one point eight I met a lot sorry it's a blink I'm loving that pull away from their little way that morgan gil I'm coming up I'm going to come down susan lift up that reflector okay there's people walking past let them what path and tiny little smile good girl that's it okay pull away from here just a little way but more stay there don't move okay now look at this light here susan try and drop down towards here that's it the one just bouncing it back to her face I'm going to set it right on top of my camera good gil stay there nicely done so you got a nice amount of light coming through here reelection mouth honey really that locked a little smile in the eye that's it a little bit more you got it stay there and it's going to come under this plant nice and low love that okay from here I'm going to just try and tip up this way this's beautiful let's go into the light here let's see if I could just shoot through if there's too much twigs here I'm gonna pull back straighten you hit up amanda that's it an election mouth fear good girl little we smile lips together okay I've just got to clear those twigs of these two matching front I'm gonna pull back there it is okay away like this a lot stabia I'm just going to pick up the clear I've taken my lens hood off not that I had it turned around the right way anyway okay just got people walking in my background so wait a second it's come under here chin towards may she could just keep putting her chin towards may I'm nice and load not so far that's it lift up that's the girl I'm going to really pick up the fleeing now it's just reaching for focus because there is more light behind so let's see what the I'm just wait for this person to get past gonna get comfortable I'm just gonna come up into my vertical uh turn around to me now good girls day beer I'm still shooting three quite a lot of twigs so much pull away that's it stay there okay you can have it I'm in the front but one of them has to go back so put your hand there but not so far hand goes onto the thigh maybe bring this hell go back a little bend it that's it perfect lot straightened you hit up and then bring your chin towards me down I could give me a tip this way and chin down now chin down now chin down two down two down stop I'm going to keep coming to the flare all right so I'm gonna come down into the fleer down a bit more yeah okay I've got a nice clear cutting down through the face now but I like it well that's great let's see if I can get that horizontally here we g o really pushing into that flat in there are so we're sitting right at that three clock back sun's getting really low I'm focused on her right I love that little smile see my camera's reaching a little bit to find that focal point this is a lot of flea coming across his face I'm gonna hit it and let's try and do it without that reflector so if you happen to find yourself on location without a an assistant that you can still find this clear so I'm going to be here up in her eyes and is going to come down I'm gonna pick the flare up until it hits your face and I'm just gonna look for that focal point and tiny little smile so that's without susan holding that reflector up to may so if we have to we can do without it all right from their tune your body completely side onto me this way that's it I can't sitting nice and tall in fact that's it and let's just bring your chin all the way to the shoulder and work that shoulder forward that's the one I'm going to shoot down into the twigs give me tip this way and chin goes back this way he's directly side onto me now you're going to pick up a much clearer as they can and to hear I love this position bringing chin towards me and down good girl don't move well okay chin down a bit more election mouth can you just give me a match here around the side as you can could kill that's beautiful state they're okay with that shoulder forward give me some space between your chin and your shoulders so long nick that's it let's start with the becky ahead that's it and then took four debt so when there it is okay so from here on down now ten downtown downtown down more down down okay push you tend towards may I'm right in the flame now but I she asked me to with his shoulder so I need this hand here to come downhill I need to create space here so I'm gonna kick that forward now bring it around to me now okay so chin around stop here it is now I have to find the flares to give me a tip I'm nice and close there it is this is my standard post in the studio as you well know ten down drop their bottom lip that's a girl tiny little smile care's gonna clear this side and let's go beautiful big grin here okay perfect lips together there's that flare give me some light their co ver su see if I can bounce back into her face that's it perfect the headset okay gosh that's easier on my eyes give me tip this way oh I loved that girl what we're doing here is we're just come back to a thicker bush coming down to that was perfect thicker bush I'm just getting susan's about from light back here putting a tend towards may nice and close let's see what we can get through here that's it so I'm gonna pull the focus on the plants so you can see where I met then I'm gonna pull the focus on his face and just straighten you hit up that start reelection mouth selling let it go and just a tiny little smile and I push your chin ford that's it stay there perfect pushing tin down there okay I don't want to much over her mouth so I'm just gonna push this down that's it she's gonna hold it and I've got a clear her face three here to pull across here to mei that search stay there nice and close to the face shooting through appreciation for big way smile good girl beautiful thank you love that lets go and see if that works for some guys

Class Description

Sue Bryce's 28 Days is the all-in-one portrait photography class that teaches you posing, shooting, marketing, selling, and everything else you need to know to run a successful contemporary portrait photography business. 

This series begins with two sessions of intense instruction on business, pricing, and overcoming your fears. Following the kickoff, Sue delivers short sessions exploring 28 different topics essential to any successful portrait photography studio. Sue covers flow posing, connecting with clients, posing and shooting groups, marketing to your key demographic, sales, and more.

In this comprehensive series you'll learn Sue's inspiring approach to styling, posing, marketing, selling and so much more!


1Teaching 2 Photographers in 28 Days
2First 2 Years: The Truth
3Rate Your Business
4Year One in Business
128 Challenges
3Price & Value
4Checklist, Challenges, and Next Steps
1Day 1: The Natural Light Studio
1Day 2: Mapping Your Set and Outfits
1Day 3: One Composition - Five Poses
1Day 4: Flow Posing
1Day 5: Posing Couples
1Day 6: Capturing Beautiful Connection & Expression
1Day 7: The Rules - Chin, Shoulders, Hands
1First Weekly Q&A Session
2Day 8: Rules - Hourglass, Body Language, Asymmetry, Connection
1Day 9: Styling & Wardrobe
1Day 10: Shooting Curves
1Day 11: Posing & Shooting - Groups of 2, 3, and 4
1Day 12: Posing & Shooting Families
1Day 13: Products & Price List
1Day 14: Marketing & Shooting the Before & After
1Day 15: Phone Coaching & Scripting
1Second Weekly Q&A Session
2Day 16: Posing Young Teens
1Day 17: Marketing & Shooting - Family First Demographic
1Day 18: The Corporate Headshot
1Day 19: Glamour Shoot on Location & Shooting with Flare
2Photoshop Video: Glamour Shoot on Location & Shooting with Flare
1Day 20: Photoshop - Warping & the Two Minute Rule
1Day 21: Posing Mothers & Daughters
1Third Weekly Q&A Session
2Day 22: Marketing & Shooting - 50 & Fabulous Demographic
1Day 23: Shooting into the Backlight
2Bonus: Shooting into the Backlight
1Day 24: Marketing & Shooting - Girl Power Demographic (18-30s)
2Photoshop Video: Girl Power Demographic (18-30s)
1Day 25: The Beauty Shot
2Bonus: Vintage Backdrop
1Day 26: Marketing & Shooting - Independent Women Demographic
1Day 27: Sales & Production
1Day 28: Posing Men
1Bonus: Pricing
3Photography, Style, Brand, and Price Part 1
4Photography, Style, Brand, and Price Part 2
5Marketing Part 1
6Marketing Part 2
7Money: What's Blocking You?
8Bonus: The Folio Shoot
1Photo Critiques Images 1 through 10
2Photo Critiques Images 11 through 27
3Photo Critiques Images 28 through 45
4Photo Critiques Images 47 through 67
5Photo Critiques Images 68 through 84
6Photo Critiques Images 85 through 105
7Photo Critiques Images 106 through 130
8Photo Critiques Images 131 through 141
9Photo Critiques Images 142 through 167
10Photo Critiques Images 168 through 197
11Photo Critiques Images 198 through 216
1Identify Your Challenges
2Identify Your Strengths
3Getting Started Q&A
4Rate Your Business
5Marketing Vs Pricing
6Facing Fear
7The 28 Day Study Group
8Selling Points
9Interview with Susan Stripling
10Emotional Honesty
1Sue's Evolution
228 Days Review
3Student Pitches
428 Days Testimonial: Mapuana Reed
5How to Pitch: Starting a Conversation
6Your Block: Seeing is What You're Being
7Your Block: Valuing and Receiving
8Building Confidence: Your Own Stories
9Building Confidence: Your Self Worth
10Pitching An Experience
11Pitching An Experience: Your Intentions
12Pitching An Experience: Social Media
13Final Thoughts