28 Days of Portrait Photography


Lesson Info

Your Block: Seeing is What You're Being

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!


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


  • I have purchased four of Sue's courses and love them all. I have learned so much. I found the lesson on connecting with people thru their eyes has made a huge difference in my photos already. Her before and after's made me cry. I want to be able to take these kinds of photos for my family and friends. I just love what she does. She is such a great teacher. I learn much better seeing things done, so this was the perfect choice for me to learn. I love Sue's humor, her honesty, her detailed teaching and sweet and wonderful personality. Her sessions will or should not disappoint anyone. It is the best money I have ever spent on self-help teaching. Thanks a million creative live. You GOTTA LOVE SUE!
  • I have just began this course and I am excited to see how following her model will help me to improve and get my business started. I have been through the first two days and there is lots of information to absorb and things to get in order before I begin the actual challenges. I am thankful that there are photographers out there who are will to reveal there secrets ad are truly invested in others improving themselves in all aspects of their life and not just their photography skills. Thanks Sue Bryce for your passion for empowering woman and your knowledge of creating and sustaining a business by being true to who you and commitment to the improvement of others! I am excited to grow myself and my business, I am confident this will be worth every penny! Were the templates for the email PDF included in this course
  • Based in Switzerland, I am an advertising/commercial photographer since 20 years and I am still learning everyday. I have bought several courses on Creativelive, all are great and inspiring. This one is also fantastic, thanks to Sue and her incredible experience and wisdom, you will improve your personality, your attitude and skills that will bear many fruits in your business and personal life. I highly recommend anyone who loves photography or dream to become a full time pro to invest in courses like this one. Thank you Sue, thank you all from Creativelive.