28 Days of Portrait Photography


28 Days of Portrait Photography


Lesson Info

Photo Critiques Images 131 through 141

qin shoulder hands excellent hourglass yes she's tapered asymmetry in composition perfect here make up outstanding photoshopped zero killing me beautiful shot love to see this before and after this woman here this woman he has spent more money than anybody after the the same this woman here is who comes to you for the makeover and they have executed this beautifully but I feel like they have finished it poorly a little bit more for the shop come on you can leave those crow's feet and just soften them down but just a little bit more to her face really accentuate her eyes you would have popped up here eyes if you put a boonen on her top under lead on a wit line a burning around her iris and a little dodge just to make her eyes go power but everything about that is good I've seen the scar for on her arm brings me to this question from sparkle hoof who asked can you suggest ways to pose women with larger arms twenty eight days is all about these nothing in twenty days it doesn't discuss ar...

ms arms is one of the biggest things that I pose every single time I oppose everything I poses around arms pull him away from the body lengthen them and if you can't then make them smaller and finish up which is just another reason everyone to purchase twenty eight days to see all of those videos and sue really does cover the arms so well in those it's all about the arms a woman went by shot shit like arms like this shot here she wouldn't buy this shot because of her arms ok other than the fact that she's kind of leaning on a camera bag um it's the arms that killed us for mai so when the armor's too blocked up like that it's because what she's leaning on us too high and now if she had come up the photographer had come around a little bit more and lincoln that person by having a smaller thing to lean on the camera bag or the suitcase doesn't really work you could have found you know it could have found some way to sit outside another cheer that would have worked our layer or steers where she could have reclined more stretched everybody lengthened her body because right now that elbow it's got no triangle underneath it so it looks big and the league's looked blocky and it's stopping you from looking at her beautiful face you've gotten so close in the hourglass but what you've done this shot it too low and not extended here out enough to put some space around her body as soon as you put triangles in space around your body then you get more movement you get more open in the body all right you know actually I really like this I'll tell you why this really classic shock for me because a woman always by the siri's here I feel like you here is a little bit waiting wigging meaning it's coming on to her face to match so it could have been pulled back on her face a little bit more and I just want to talk to you about static movement this pose here where I teach you about putting the arm behind the body it's I want you to focus on this she's on a diagonal like this ok which is what's wrong with this shot if he was straight up and down and her hips were out which make which would fill the frame then it would work that her hand was behind this is a classic model pose it's when they they interchange their arms so they worked the shoulder forward which she's not doing so she's just on the day going like this which is close but not quite what I love about it is the turn of address the blond over here the way it's been shot in the background works but I just want to see a little bit more control in your body posing here here so this pose here when you swap and do this change is all about that hand going under in this hip going out this hand can fall out but it really has to be the side race moment so a lot of time and I'm directing unlike push it out and push that hip out now you'll see that in twenty eight days a lot when I shot nikola and sally they're doing a lot of changeovers a lot of elbows back because I'm shaping from the front which is a classic fashion style capital you know with more body that really really works all right chin yes shoulder years hands okay the double hand is hard I do do it a lot it looks better if the elbows stretched out a little bit more you've got a good booty I feel like this knee is too close to the camera if it was pushed back you'd be a teenager teen okay we haven't seen a lot of lying down on ottoman shots interesting there now a lot of cover girl this knee is just very dominating push it back but you're in a good forty five I am looking at her face but I'm looking more at her booty which means that this is predicting forward I'm drawn down because it's predicted towards the camera keep it back but not so far back that it's popping out of the shoulder and just watch that you're not reading the chief so seeing your shadow area you've dropped down to dark out making sure that you don't get too dark there if you had stretched out of her right arm and pushed in the back you would have been perfect there this is a well executed lying down ottoman shot so it works in large array it works in a little black dress it works and jeans and a single it but if you're in jeans and a single it freely it up a little bit more smile if she had had a big killer smile I would have overlooked the me and the hands so I like where you're going you're on a good angle jackson would like to know about what is it acceptable to play with your hair like tugging it or twirling it or wrapping around your finger what is your take on that yes but I know this it's like doing freestyle dancing you get limited shots when people are moving on their own but when you're when you're posing them in a way that it looks perfect but the aesthetic you're gonna get a perfect shot every time if I'm playing with my here you're going to get a mixture of this you're going to get this you're going to get this you're going to get this you're going to get this and at what stage did my does my hand look good but if I say put your hand in your here and slide out and do bella hands then you'll get that every time cause I'm directing the hand and then I can take team good shots instead of hoping for one because what happens is you get a classic face shot we she's like going like this and she's doing this like should be painting or it will be a fuzzy hand and you'll be like no and it's like you just ruin an epic shot because you were like freestyle with that hand baby and just see how you go and it's like no we don't tell hands to freestyle because hence you know they try and take all the attention away from everybody you just put hands give them a job to do watch them keep telling and watch them cause hands is so naughty and keep coming back to her face every single time okay chin is not engaged here that okay the so close I love the styling I love the red lips I love the black hat I love the donnie dress but I want you to look at this image and tell me the truth do you believe that this girl is doing this okay because your expression does not match her pose there his styling is beautiful you shot well into the backlight but you need to straighten that hit up make it look more fashion and either bring those hands down straight down into cover girl because it's so close but I do not believe the shot now I want you to look at it and tell me if you believe the shot because I'm not believing the post but the way of starved here and captured here really good if those hands went there I would have believed it a lot more if your hands had been straight down like this I would have believed that little look on her face but she is doing a very advanced sixty hand pose so let's look at that if you were going to put somebody in a position where they've got because she's got a very neutral expression on her face so she's not overtly sixty she's cute she should have been here just with their neutral expression reed let's going and I would have fully believe that but you've been steered got it a sweeper to college taj and hold the top of your here which is to me a real sixty or supermodel face you know what she should have bean like really engaged into this shot she should have bean mohr pushed out on one side of her booty and really in that style opposing I feel like her expressions misaligned with her pose but you did get the post right you did get the expression right you just put them together in an incorrect way okay love the program and the black hat the claw the claw chlor oh that clause okay beautiful shot shoulder styling one arm dress beautiful would've loved it if that hand wasn't there or if it just had bean softer or even remember tapping the bris line and just straight off here this would have worked right down here let it float off soft belly hands her chin is connected her expression is connected sharp well shot well executed claw okay it's pulling the sim is down it's take leave hands out do you think hands have been the most critical thing today do you think hands have been the most naughty thing today I'm very ex prized to say that the expressions have been ah lot better than I anticipated and that I'm correcting more hands than anything you know my definition of hands my definition of hands is I can tell how advanced a photographer is by with a hands on an image no matter how well it is shot I can always tell when their hands not place well we're your et in your advancement for your photography so if that tells me that you guys are nailing just about everything about the hand's then I'm really really impressed and there's that little hand bomb again okay good shot well done here we make up for her age group for his genre but again makeup is a choice I wear heavy make up and I'm about the same age so uh just not feeling those hands I really love the duke allah taj I love the glittery nick line she's leaning forward and she's doing something that doesn't make scenes it's just not something I would do with a bar it just doesn't have that body language too may it they're talking in so I would love to have seen this you start the here well it could be a little bit more upright and take that hand away because you would have now that I would like to see what images around the shot just in case you know but this hand it's not believable to me you know magnificent I'm going to give that a ten out of ten that's a beautiful shot that awhile to maybe that's something you put in your folio something you put on your website it's ah beautiful shocked it's ah voucher it would exist in your folio for many years it's beautifully you you've seen an opportunity to photograph a girl with beautiful lips and sweeping here it works because of his styling is outstanding it's beautifully shot I love the pull towards the blue times very well executed beautiful glamour shot very contemporary and I love it love it really impressed with that okay my standard issue again is there the chin is board we've got a symmetry out our boat back everything's working and she's kind of just got an empty empty expression to me it's like you could have shot this in so many different ways you've now that I like there boob tube and I like the shape of it I like the contrast everything I even like the crop and how you just got the children the asymmetry standard issue maybe you could have tried just coming down a little bit lower so with a little bit more fashion and either fashioning upper expression a little bit more so just a little least of a smile that's a midway smile that's kind of a little bit too family portrait for me you could have really six this shut up so maybe you took lots of other shots in this pose and you've got bitter expressions but I just feel like this one's a little too hey and I don't want to be hey if it's going to be a glamour or a beauty shop I wanted to look like she's just stepped out of a magazine I wanted to even be here here or you know all knowing so just to me that expression is very neutral and it's very nice chocolate cake to one more yeah sure okay out chin is ford shoulder hands you know not many times to the hands work and symmetrical position like this it kind of works for this what I'm let down by a big shadow under her eye if this was retouched it would be beautiful you shot into the light I really like what you've done I even like the black brown I feel like the hands of very dominating but that's okay if you put them down I would have liked it more if you cross them over I would have born in love with it beautiful connection nice big blue eyes too big dark rings under the eyes that I don't want to see what it tells me is there's too much of a light source pouncing up from the bottom of the ground because what it's doing is it's hitting here and bouncing up under her eyes you can correct this two ways you could have put a cloth or a piece of fabric in front of her just off camera to just in front of his elbows that's taking the light off here because it's two directional or moved to reflect is closer to who to flatten out the light in her face but it's a gorgeous shot because it's a gorgeous girl okay again those hands of really strong those forearms are starting to dominate notice the more you look at them those forearms they're standing to really dominate I really hope he took more shots and crossed over here and head maybe little cat remember to extend the back arm to take the phantom and put it across the pose I do one hundred times in twenty eight days it's about going into a little feminine hands and it's about softening up the image so you can really focus on her face take away that highlight from the bottom that's bouncing up that's giving her that glowy look from the bottom

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