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Bonus: What Should You Charge?

Sue Bryce

Glamour Photography

Sue Bryce

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32. Bonus: What Should You Charge?

Lesson Info

Bonus: What Should You Charge?

we had a few questions just from my audience here when we went to break and I think it's really important that we undress quite a few of them there were a couple of fear's a lot of people initially asked me fear based questions like how do I charge maur if everybody around me is charging the same amount of money I'm not interested in what other people charge I don't sit there looking at what other people charge I'm not spending my energy on studying the industry and what other people are charging for what they do I know what I charge for what I do sits comfortably in my value see it and I'm more interested in marketing what I do to what I think I'm with I do not look at what other people think I'm worth and I do not sit there and try and face what my value is on what I think other people are out there earning I do not spend my time studying other people's businesses when I could be getting my own work because what's really important is that we're not spending the energy thinking there'...

s not enough out there everybody around me is charging four hundred so I must charge four hundred that is not the deal if you offer a two thousand dollar service you need to charge for two thousand dollars service that's really really important the other question I got asked is what if I don't now what to change there is a student there is an international standard of what we charge we're all very similar the lower level of photographers coming in a charging between foreign nine hundred dollars the middle level a charging between nine and eighteen hundred dollars the apple level charging above the two thousand dollar mark and then there are decided few that aaron the three percent that it charging twelve fifteen thousand dollars plus you know what level you fit in based on the experience that you have but the idea is that we are all boats in the harbor and when the tide comes in if we all bring the level up we all come up together so the idea is that we're honoring and valuing our craft and being paid for it and then pricing ourselves accordingly this is when you go and get a mento when you go and pay to do a good work top that's going to help you price out your studio where you get a business mean tour somebody that's going to come into a business for a day and sit your priceless take your marketing gold sit your business goals and set you onto the right track do not get a business mentor that is not in the photographic industry they will give you available valuable sales advice and business advice but they cannot advise you as to what is going on in our industry going pay somebody to value to learn the value of what you do so that you can see it in concrete and start working towards that but it must be based on no fear based thinking no ideas of I just don't know what I charge everybody else is doing this it tells me that you're spending all of your time looking at somebody else and not looking at yourself that is a waste of energy

Class Description

Short on time? This class is available HERE as a Fast Class, exclusively for Creator Pass subscribers.

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!