28 Days of Portrait Photography


28 Days of Portrait Photography


Lesson Info

Photoshop Video: Glamour Shoot on Location & Shooting with Flare

right outdoor selection I just want to take you through very different component that when I'm shooting in the studio two reasons I don't have reflectors all the way around here I also have like that I don't know a situation that I've never shot in we did not scout these locations we were trying to just fly by the seat of our pants so that we could show you the variations we're going to get by trying to shoot my style outside so this was not about doing epic scenes or getting anything in the background this was about moving through the city and taking images that will like what I would take in the studio looking for corners looking for walls looking for any interesting scenario that was goingto serve as a background and I really loved when we found this wall here so when we started off here with this ivy wall I'm shooting this at one point eight so I've dropped her right back my deep the field I'm going to shoot the usual two point eight one point eight but I really wanted to see the d...

ifference is I was going to get one point eight in the background obviously one point eight is a bit of a dangerous if stopped I went up to four here and we started to work our way backwards and see what we're going to get and then I settled on you that's still at four so I'm for twelve hundred twelve hundred my share of speeding at one sixty eyes so because it was quite bright and head that one reflected as you saw in the shoot that susan was holding I shot this on the thirty five mil so no differently than I would shoot my cover girl shot she's lifted up nice and tall her chin is forward we've got her elbows and shoulders pinned back exactly the same scenario changed her outfit and we were looking through twigs here so what I did was I shot the twigs and focus this just gives a whole new focal point around the outside of the image so there it is there and then I pulled the focus back to her eyes through so that you could say and there they are there that's where it belongs through there and he and really amazing two things one of them is these images do require a little bit more photo shot than what I would do in the studio because of the lining scenario to the face and that you also get the opportunity with the twigs on the background to create doubt got t beautiful images that look amazing and I love all of these which is just looking through that they so what the twin shooting remembering here I'm still at one point eight I'm just shooting through them I'm nice and close you'll be out of c from the behind the scenes with a ratio to twigs at the quite close to my camera I get right in there I make sure they frame the face and I just love how interesting it is because even when they hear in there right out of focus it puts such an interesting feel across the front I love this when we turned to the right so she was flat against the wall I turned to the side and these are all gorgeous and I shot down the wall so they can be cropped tight see the bottom of that reflector and they're easy to crop out like those and that's no different than I would do back light on the wall in the studio on the twix just bring in a whole different component that would work with an evening gown seniors gown it would work with a debutante or a cocktail dress on the brick wall I didn't really like we only took a few there I love that brick wall is I love the break but I didn't really like the orange brick and particularly not because amanda hayes I read here this was a classic misuse of the thirty five mill where I've made her look too skinny this is where I should have pulled down lower esso I didn't make you look too slim or use my fifty mil so I was using the thirty five mil and I love the thief five mil but remembering it's great for kids but I don't get that distortion in alina body then we turned into the back line this I absolutely love there was not enough back right to get a full fleer now remember I'm going to hit these and photo shop just because I don't like those but not anything around here love the amount of light that's hitting here and filtered these are going to look gorgeous this whole sequence I think to really really well I love that then we pushed you back under the light so that was in front of that concrete wall and then we pushed you back to the concrete wall where the light was no longer hitting my leans and I love that teo I think they're going to finish absolutely beautifully so there's just something about that that's so gorgeous I'mjust going tio take that one and market I'm going to take this one a market because I want you to see me with that background as well and then with things we went down we were here I still like that I love concrete concrete shooting against concrete fantastic so always looking for expression that's cute and that little smile we went vertical moving the hits left and right then we put her on the wall and turn to the side again the wind actually picked up her here and she is that beautiful natural here through the air which I love absolutely love that and then when I got to the end here way that's gorgeous she's so beautiful and here is amazing I'm going to bring that out that's gonna look amazing when we're on the graffiti wall this is probably not my favorite we didn't stay here too long we were just looking for lines are definitely like little alcove I liked it for light but again it was orange and I felt like it was too strong in here here and then we put here from that orange brick straight into that blue wall across the road and I just saw that when I looked up and that to me is outstanding for both the dress her here and I can't wait to finish that I loved every part of the sequence and it's go through and pick your favorites I love the sideways movement which has tended to move here and there was a little bit of natural when going on in here here that's the thing about shooting outside as you don't get a wind machine love that beautiful big smile gorgeous gorgeous haas redress is so acute and thats so beautiful that so perfectly amanda gorgeous big smile love that too okay we'll finish that one because I want to show you that I think it's gorgeous and this is beautiful so dear I really just march down there and I knew that I knew he was in the sun they there was no way that you could take a photograph here and all I had to do was drop her onto that steer with his elbow and come around to her parallel I love that and then as we started to take photographs I pull back so that you can see exactly where she is she's sitting right there so we're hiding from the light and we're also just push back nice and tight it there's no scenario in which you can't find a wall no scenario in which you can't get up close that's cute I did make a mistake here he didn't take a ticket with may we were in the public garden we could see the city in the background I wanted to shoot through these flowers I was really struggling to find something via right in this pack because there was no density it was shooting straight back to the city so what I actually did was bought her ford and got hit and kneel down into the flowers and so this sequence ended up being one of my absolute favorites to shoot here in and I shudder in nice and close and I shot this all at one point night so these she is there kneeling in the flowers with hash light on here in the city behind your I put a reflector instead of reflecting light back to here I put a reflector over the top of her here as you saw in the video and that blocked the light to her face which meant I could expose for her face and then the city just dropped out of the background so I ended up getting some tight shots of here and these pink flowers which I love and they were beautiful so I'm going to show you how I'm going to finish that and then we were getting a nice natural little bit of movement in the here which was beautiful like this and as we came down like this whole siri's we tuned his side on and who needs into the flowers so there is always some way you can kneel down and look for light some way you confined the situation outside we can take something really beautiful and thats it when I pulled back I wanted to be able to show you exactly where it is and I know you get to see that behind the scenes so that was perfect this whole scenario love that love that image of her just gorgeous the green just works we were actually getting changed in the back of the car so on we were lucky because susan's car has tinted windows so she could get changed quite comfortably in the back of the car so not your most ideal situation but if you don't have a studio and there is no excuse that you can take these sort of beautiful images out about then we set in the garden were in a public garden and there we are sitting in this garden people walking past and I just pulled a nice and tight I looked for the sun flare behind here coming through these beautiful flowers and through here read here and absolutely gorgeous I love what's going on with this side of the image with the blue coming through the ribs and I can match that on this side in photo shop and just bring that highlight back and she looks gorgeous and it's going to be really easy to photo shopped there so as I moved around looking for that fleer looking for different expressions looking for that soundly through who read here and it's what we got in all of them work for me and so now I'm going to pick my favorites and I'm going to open them finish up and finished them off for years this one here have that reed here so gorgeous okay so there she wasjust sitting exactly like that in the garden working his shoulder forward and they shot the perfect so from here I'm going to go back up and I'm just going to select my on initial selection that I liked just to show you I'm going to work on them and I love that perfect and what's this I don't really need to open those ones they're pretty self explanatory their love those that perfectly war all that and that was one of my favorites there that was one of my favorites in the back light miss beautiful shots through there one of those will decide which one you do one of those and show you okay

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