28 Days of Portrait Photography


28 Days of Portrait Photography


Lesson Info

The 28 Day Study Group

twenty eight days study group you go to facebook you put in twenty eight days study group it's not one word it's separate words this website was started by laurie when we did twenty eight days that's been going for a year and three months who were you administrated there were photographers in the twenty eight a group just me and you just you okay and you run the challenges yes tell us about that hell everybody about that okay um well basically it's we have every session of circled sessions on the twenty eight day created by of course page so it's session one through twenty eight basically and what we do is we run each session one a week instead of one a day we're going to take twenty eight weeks to go through it because we understand of course that not everyone can get a model in every day for all the different reasons so we'll take a one week and we'll break it down basically threw in my file section on the toppers tabs a lot of people don't realize that there's a tab on the top it sa...

ys files you click on that and you go down and you just scroll through that menu and you're going to find every single session and you click that open and you'll see just a little synopsis of what that sessions about in my words basically so you can go back to each station yeah I didn't yeah he's files is in that like in their boxes that there's like a tab on the top yep says files yeah and that's where you find all of the sessions and we concentrate on one a week but you khun since since twenty eight day has been out a while and we're in cycle to we've already gone through it once we're going to continue to just having another cycle each time because we're going to also get new people coming in that one to start or that need to just pick up the ball and start doing it because people aren't doing it then we don't have enough engagement right now right in the group I would love to see more engagement on these files but the file system is how this group works and what makes it unique to any other photography group that you might see out there this is a true classroom style study program for free for free so the cool part is is you buy a workshop for one hundred ninety nine dollars that is like ninety three video on a business model and then you can go and join other people working through the model really working through it in the arena getting kicked in the face every day decide you and work through the challenges and go back through the challenges consider one thing if lori's doing this for free how she getting paid so I want everybody who joins that group that works within that group to consider how they can help lori do something and connect with her personally as well because somebody doesn't just create a community and then start working I mean doing twenty eight days was the biggest thing I've ever done if I was running weekly challenges from that I would be that would end me and to have people like this running community is absolutely incredible laurie is a human being and photographer needs to consider that her amazing goal is to create and run communities and now she needs to consider how she can monetize that because it is an entrepreneur working for free doesn't fly so it could be anything from laurie decided to maybe you should sit up eh um a paypal account you know maybe you can do every month if I'm donates one dollar to you and then you get a new laptop or a new camera or something but you don't get people that do this for nothing and the fact that she's done it is unbelievable because she just creates these communities and then the fact that she's working at every week I think is phenomenal and effect you guys is that it exists they're for free every week and I mean we just got hit largest showed me there with paige and she just got hit with a massive influx of people that have bought twenty eight days that adjoining the study group because they probably didn't realize it was that amazing this is not a group where you just bitch and moan or talk about people's private group it is a closed down group dedicated solely to ongoing education off a single workshop and I think it's an absolute incredible does anybody have any questions about twenty eight days study group you have to have bought twenty eight days in the past or have bought this week in order to get in you have to screen shot the receipt and send it to her but you have a friend they don't have from me they just have to asked to join the group you have to do two things and and the most important thing to dio I rewrote the description of the group that everybody can see and you click on twenty eight days and where would say description read that description on how to get in people aren't doing that there's eight hundred people sitting in that queue that have never sent me a screenshot and I know that it's gotta be over half of them that own this course so click one that's short description I even have in there how to take a screenshot there's a link to this great page that tells you if you have a mac or a pc commodity yep but it tells you no matter what kind of computer you have how to do one easily like a lot people don't know how so I've had a lot of people sent him to me that way take your screenshot asked to join so important I get a lot of verifies without without the efforts of joint and then it's almost impossible for me to go down through eight hundred people and fine believe me I framed gone dizzy fine trying to find the name so recently I've been asking if you asked to join months ago which I'm going to find we're going to find today a lot of people saying but I did ask to join or something or I did send this creature cancel that request if you did and you're now sending me the screenshot so that you float to the top and I don't have to go through a hundred people that would be great um but those are the basic rules on how to get in there's just two things you got to do well three you have to buy the course you know because it's only designed for people that owned of course um then again in that file session that file section you're going to find every single session that we have with sue and you can study with us on the current session like right now we're doing quashed I've been a world would have travelled this week connection yep yep it's going to be tennis photo actually on the group of whatever I get to a real my mac but but anyway connection expression what we're studying this weekend you should have gotten a model you should have shot that we're discussing it and the way we discuss it is in that file link there's a description and then we discussion it discuss it in the comments and what happens with that is because it's in the files it never gets lost in the shuffle so if you're in a group that pretty cool you're posting something it is especially in the end I was sue group it goes down down down really really fast it's like where's my post it's probably there you know but with the files now if we're talking about connection and an expression we have cycle one you know banter and now we have cycle twos and because facebook has now allowed us to put a photo in comments it's beautiful because then that's where you put your photos here's my example how di dio what could I do better and people are interacting there so yep and then if you if you decide like yesterday elisa had asked me if she could post about men and that was soon we can't post about men we can't post about children we can't post about a lot of different things I'm keeping that only women modern women portraiture basically but the twenty eight days group you can you can because soon covers everything families men that's a stupid question the file's think is it on now on just the group ability for all facebook groups to be and to do that yeah so if you're building say a group page for your clients and it's a private group page just for your clients I suggested this in my marketing facebook is free you don't have to go and build a block if you want it want just want on facebook let's say you start accepting clients into a private group and then you start cataloguing um like a blogger on files sir instead of it just being a running feed so if they're not on facebook for a week they miss a whole other staff they could go back to that that's something that anyone can do on a growth absolutely and you can tailor to however your needs fit that psycho I didn't know that yeah max aka big changes a lot of things but he doesn't always surprise me with good things yeah there are good things with facebook actually the group system is amazing red a bowl I can't not tell you the testimony that goes on in that group and in bed was too but you really need a little more detailed and we're honest and more straight forward because people let their guard down in twenty eight days more because it's such a precise group of people with the same ball so I need you to understand if lori can create a community and support it like that she needs to be supported as well and we're going to try and find more ways to support her to keep supporting us so she does personal work I'm allowing laurie to link anything she does personally to twenty eight days because she's running that group and nobody else runs or markets himself in that group so we opened up and bid was two more mentors and more people that can contribute because there's so many people in that but twenty eight days exists only as this workshop working and anything laurie does personally because she's doing that for free so huge props to you for what you do and you know in teams of purpose she was already doing it for free because she also did creative life students creative life alumni what other groups did you start well it all started with the creative live alumni group experiencing growth I took I was a student here twice on guy ask craig if I could start a group for the alumni people that actually have set foot into the creative life studio and it's a nice group since that and creative life junkies of course was already there since those two groups there used to be a lot more banter in there but now there's like a photography group for everything you could ever think of now so you know that's wonderful twenty eight days and that was two are my main too and then what we did with him that was su is soon decided that she wanted to focus more on twenty eight days because she does not have the time to interact you know so and that was soon we now have I think twelve mentors go to people that I trust to answer questions about marketing and so forth you know that are actually a lot of them are doing the sioux model and then we're extending it just a little bit more from the modern women's portraiture workshop we kind of modelling after that too to get a little more experimental stuff in there and everything that more women but it's all women you know but any questions about that online people are very supportive laurie and saying thank you and saying let me go back to the chat rooms saying how what a great group it is first there are some people in here somebody is suggesting that yes if we all give you one dollar that that would be fabulous start and I didn't come here knowing that she was going to say this by the way I mean that's very generous for her to say because I I I might need the first issue but I did it's from my heart I do it from my heart because you know do I want so I want to learn this myself yes I'm this this group creation for with sue was about almost intentionally that I wanted to learn more too and you're in the chat room and creative life and I love the chat room creative lives but guess what when this ends today that ends and you're done talking to people you're done sharing ling's you're done all this stuff you know what did you do about that or whatever I wanted another form of communication for people to continue talking about what she is teaching and testimonial place for people to hold each other up to cry to laugh to celebrate to almost quit and then people raised people up way don't allow any crap in there no one's allowed to bully people they get kicked out right away if you see it once in a while of course is sixteen thousand members we will find those people and get him out but we're only talking about the good people really and the testimonials are crazy and they're not they're attributing it to both creative lives sue workshops and the group interaction and the way that there's so much support there you're seeing we're seeing people opening studios that probably wouldn't have done it without these two models working together opening really live studios showing her pictures it's been going on like crazy nick is one of them it's been you wouldn't believe how many people have opened a real studio signed a lease and done this revealed I get emails do you know how many e mails I get a day that is the questions to know how many thank you e mails I get unbelievable I read every single one of them but the one thing that I love raiding the mice is today I did four thousand dollars sound today I did an eighteen hundred dollars sound today so I do three thousand dollars south today so I didn't eight thousand or thousand people seemed to me the groundbreaking sales and they just uh just when I read those emails but do you know how many people stop by just to thank me like when I asked for questions thank you for doing this for flying to seattle and doing this well it's so amazing anyway um I love it please join it it please support laurie it's really really important there is no such thing as a free lunch my dad told me that he said there's no such thing as a free lunch and I don't believe there is ever a free lunch people do something always to get something themselves so you need to consider that in when you be you ask for something when you expect something support sometimes even just networking with people is enough to pay them back sometimes giving them something a connection and network anything it's enough to give them back

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