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Glamour Photography

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Bonus: Relaxed Mouths

Sue Bryce

Glamour Photography

Sue Bryce

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Lesson Info

11. Bonus: Relaxed Mouths

Lesson Info

Bonus: Relaxed Mouths

the one thing I wanted to remind you see that you asked us to remind you was about the soft mouth oh least let's quickly do that we've got a minute don't wait we've got time to read it then ok so let's uh put it here I'm up when I get to live you then head knife we're gonna show you that well I might just take it off so just kneel down and elbows down and just elbows out so just relax you're about that put you here tell me about your sitting over there okay so just a normal face for me all right sophie may it sitting up tour is lifting up through your crown that's ago and pushing it in towards me it's very important gesture chin better so chin ford and down and then what I want you to do is completely re election mouth look in the camera don't look at me okay I won't need a reelection mouth with no smile in your mouth okay now what I want today is just give me a tiny little smack tiny little speck in the eyes and beautiful big smile guy I can't so mother his two speeds should I photogr...

aph to she only has that tiny will smith and then she has a big smile and you noticed with the images that's what I've taken I'm taking their tiny little smirk and a big smile but when you relax your mouth and then that's it pure natural mouth is slightly up on the left hand side like a little smoke right okay so if I take a federov here like this then hear mouth looks like it's almost smiling at me better eyes on but when I say smile with your eyes so I strayed into the camera that's it can you see that did you see that shift really big change right really important and there's a whole box over your face over here that make a difference okay so I I noticed that it is really settled but it's really important swap places um coming here t y o k abbas down that all right so what I want you to do is completely relax your face eyes down night not chin down just eyes down yeah that's ago I can't get my focus now election mouth eyes up to me okay very gently I want you to bring your chin up stop can you see how her natural mouth is right there now I want you to do that with it tiny little smile in your eyes now stop there that it was a perfect example of asking someone to smile with their eyes in her mouth moved very slightly which happens to everybody and that's exactly right when you say a little smile in the eyes naturally the mouth and his instinct to smile but then the I smile and then the mouth sort of re sticks and so when you look straight down the camera at may and chin up just a little wee bit and chin up a little bit and now tip this way stop and keep giving me those eyes good girl now lips together and give me a little smirk now give me your little weight you've got this little half smile you do like a little soft yeah beautiful little house smile and beautiful big green guy and t wise is a crack up a swell e thank you sandra so you can see how everybody's doing it everybody is doing the same thing everybody's working their expressions right okay so it's always just a normal face first that's exactly right and the first thing you do is lift your eyebrows up elbows onto there okay and just all right right yeah gunter I look into the camera islands may okay stop there right now I want you to go math together lips together that completely relaxed that mouth now I just want a tiny wheels murk of a smile in the eyes could gil see that left straight away now slowly give me a tiny little smile a little bit more good gil now you do this little thing where you just have this easy smile where you go yeah that's exactly right okay take sent you'll see this in center shit she's got there and then you have beautiful big smile which is when your eyes have really smile and that's awesome that's perfect so you just go that was for expressions just like that amanda okay go ten four good ford and down okay so soon as you go down now amane dis wristed mouth is almost like it's look little smiling all the time yeah she does it all the time so she's actually someone that I have to make not smile first okay so instead of having a no smile face that I'm trying to make smile I actually have to go completely re election mouse to push it in fourth okay and only when I completely made her elect her mouth she still looks like she's grinning right okay so she's a grandma now and in order to get amanda to do that completely sixty mouth that wasn't that beautiful big smile or that little grin I had to get you to do this to push your chin forward shoulders back nice and tour I had to get you to go at this okay so she actually had to open her mouth and drop her bottom lip then when you came in with you can and down her eyes went pop and I would make her relax him out elect him out relax him out and then chin forward and down so everybody's got something going on you know with their natural um the nettle closed mouth and then everybody can bring their expression up through their eyes and then everybody can change the expression by slowly bringing that smile up into their eyes so you just watch it and you just look for it when your mouth doesn't smile sandra your eyes don't smile your mouth doesn't smile where is amanda's does so insiders mahfouz they have a natural little grin like this and upton in the mouth but if their eyes they did then and you shoot there it looks like this yes so you have to make sure that both your eyes and your and your mouth is smiling with the girls if they're smiling and they're eyes aren't smiling there looked like this and that's you know that look and everybody does it so you've got to make sure that you're bringing the expression through their eyes because they mouth already looks like it's grinning you know and um it's just everybody has a different natural state to their mouth and expression thank you that's really invaluable it's really amazing to see it on the different different yes and I also love the way tell people to close the eyes with eyes down yet you know what I stand is an emotional state for the brain wait we have are constructive memory we have a visual memory and audio memory when the eyes it down we generally in safe emotional place and our memory and so as soon as the ice go down everybody feels quite safe there because it's also a shy position it's a it's a blocking position where you feel quite safe and then of course when the gays comes up it's right there it's such an easy way to re sit the eyes in the expression on face

Class Description

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When you hear the words “glamour photography,” what comes to mind? Pink backdrops, feather boas, soft focus, blue eyeshadow and lots of hairspray. You get the picture. But thanks to master photographer Sue Bryce, there’s a new kind of glamour shot, one that’s beautiful, contemporary and taking the market by storm.

Bryce has hit on a formula that’s kept her portrait photography business thriving for two decades, and she’s here to reveal all of her secrets. In this three-day workshop, you’ll learn everything you need to know about posing, eye lines, hair and makeup techniques, and wardrobe. You’ll also get advice on building your own business and successful marketing practices.

Whether you want to focus your business on glamour shots alone or simply improve how you photograph women, this course is a game-changer. By the end, you’ll have the skills to bring out both the inner and outer beauty of all your female subjects.

In this class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Define your style, brand and target market.

  • Market your business creatively and get yourself noticed.

  • Figure out what women want and sell to those desires.

  • Pose your subjects by following Sue’s rules: chin, shoulders, hands, hourglass, body language, asymmetry and connection.

  • Use natural light to make your work more modern.

  • Include husbands, boyfriends and families in your shoots.

  • Create before and after shots.

  • Make women of all shapes and sizes look and feel fabulous.


Michael And Dawn

Dawn and I watched the workshop taught by Sue on glamour photography with much anticipation, and we were not disappointed. In fact after only the first hour we turned to each other and, at the same time, said "We should go ahead and purchase this course." Which we did on Sunday, the last day of the three day course. The CreativeLive team did a great job on producing the workshop, the set looked great, the sound and camera angles were unobtrusive as they should be, and the on-screen talent were engaging and approachable as usual. They interjected with questions from the audience in a timely and relevant manner, and humored us all at times as well. As it should be, the real star of the workshop was the information that Sue was providing, but a very strong supporting role was Sue herself. Even though she never made it past the 9th grade, she displayed enough wisdom to make us think that we wasted a lot of time sitting in school. Sue had both Dawn and I captivated, her likable New Zealand accent, was so warm and soothing, that I think we would have listened to her say almost anything. However, "anything" was hardly what she had to say, no-no, she had a great deal to say, and we found all of it so educational and inspiring that we can't wait to put what she tought us into practice. Sue's "Keep-It-Simple" approach to glamour photography is refreshing, she does not complicate a shoot, nor does she complicate the business end of things either. Her philosophy is "A confused mind says 'no.'" So her pricing, marketing and re-pore with her clients is simple, understandable and repeatable. Dawn & I fully recomend this course to anyone looking to engage in glamour photography, not just for the mechanics of learning the studio process, but more for how to think about the process and your interactions with the client, we think that Sue's interaction with her clients is her real "secret" to her success; she makes the photography session for the client a wonderful experience and that experience is what gets them to market her via word-of-mouth exposure, which is the best kind of atvertising and best kind of accolade for a photographer. Thank you Sue, we were both entertained and educated and a little bit mesmerized by your workshop. Hope to see you soon on the CreativeLive stage. Michael and Dawn Mitchell Digital Mitchell Photography

a Creativelive Student

Loving every moment of this course so far and I've learned so much from Sue's gentle but wise words. It's so important to be true to yourself and as much as I've enjoyed most of the Creative Live classes I've taken I've had a much different personality than many of the teachers, I am so happy to see how Sue is able to stay calm and quiet and still maintain perfect control of the situation...I had huge anxiety sometimes at shoots thinking I should be bold, boisturous or entertaining to be successful. Looking forward to following her class today in between my son's hockey lucky my computer is in the kitchen and I can watch and still keep things at home fairly sane! lol thank-you, kerry

a Creativelive Student

Watched 80% of it live and after constantly screen grabbing :D I BOUGHT IT. This was my 3rd time watching a CreativeLive and my first time purchasing a course. (Loved Zach and Jody and will probably buy that when the time is right...still a little scared about weddings.) ANYWAY - SUE IS AMAZING!!! She is so open, inspiring, fun, funny, knowledgeable, TRANSPARENT, giving, smart, creative, expert, unapologetic, grateful, enlightened, adorable, gorgeous, hilarious, yet still imperfect and human and not intimidating. She will make you laugh and cry as she laughs and cries. You cannot argue with her MANY YEARS of experience. She is just in love with what she does and it is contagious. I have told people IN PERSON that her online CreativeLive course changed my life. I bought another online course for 2K last year...where was Sue back then? This is worth more than the 2K 6 week course I took. I obviously have a girl crush on her!