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Modern Women's Portraiture

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Film Q&A

Sue Bryce, Lou Freeman, Lara Jade, Emily Soto

Modern Women's Portraiture

Sue Bryce, Lou Freeman, Lara Jade, Emily Soto

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Lesson Info

21. Film Q&A

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Film Q&A

Family I had a question when your polaroids do you ever type do any type of robbing order ten kinds tweaking it to give it a different type of effect I thought about the ring I'm always a little bit scared too because I love them so much I have done that with my negative because they take so long to dry and and I'm not as concerned with them because I already have the positive but yeah definitely experiment with that like vic was saying sometimes I'll be outside shooting are different places and I just kind of lay them around because I can't be there hold on wait for them to dry so they'll get faster scratches or twigs or whatever on them and some but sometimes it's kind of a cool if that doesn't get a look at you find desirable didn't turn out right usually yeah does it depends for me I don't want it toe cover her face or certain areas but if it's in the right area it does I recommend getting creative with that I need to venture out a little bit more the impossible film is a little pr...

icey so so from me haven't done too much with it yet but but I have with the mp three thousand b with the negatives so I definitely recommend trying it I just watch out for the face or different areas that you don't want to keep green yeah good question can you oh sorry could you just talk a little bit further for those people who aren't familiar with the impossible project? Okay the impossible project there it's a film company is based over in new york city and they sell aa lot of different they do black and white and as well a color film there they have a cooler kind of color film that develops really nicely there's with a spectre camera camera there's three settings that light dark or a medium so so the possible films usually works really well with with the spectra cameras well the sx seventy camera yeah they make this for the sx seventy which is that that fantastic metal one over there I showed you earlier the spectra is willis type six hundred film which are those you know like boxy ones that you see everywhere um pretty cool as well and they all shoot this kind of film which is you know it's great it's a new adoration of polaroid film that's available now so it's you know try it out it's brand new it's not expired so you'll uh you'll come up with something neat with this. So um as far as you know this talking about thie a polaroid camera again, you know a lot of her inspiration uses it so you know, it's available I didn't know how it is available now still but I would really make it a point for you no need for you to try it out because it's just so awesome the feel the look you know, just doing something that's so classic um and it's coming back to explain that yeah it's been really cool just seeing like with this next generation called a photographer's coming up they're still in college and just a lot younger there really getting into film because then liketo some of us we have been around forever and it's kind of all digital was anything now to them it's brand new because they didn't grow up using film so it's cool seeing on a lot of look books and different I just did it shot at for a magazine and I like a couple weeks ago and I was because I issue digital and I shoot thirty five millimeter and pull us I have a lot of different cameras on my shoot but it was cool because I sent them all the selects and they were like we want the polos and we want the thirty five millimeter they didn't want my digital so for me I think he has appreciated and they liked them so so it's cool to see how some people really appreciate that I really like that from you is a photographer yeah vintage junkie and me is just like screaming that you two are my two new heroes a question I've shot a bunch of stuff on my vintage cameras but I haven't had developed because I don't do the chemical thing so do you have suggestions for you know labs yeah, I have a great one in orange county but I that's the one that I sent all my film to irvine pro photo by photo irvine they're not they're just amazing what they dio you know, we've used a lot of the labs in new york city because we're in new york city so we we tried it out you know we saw the you know uh from our experience we just trusted our lab yeah, they're convenient that they send to drop bottling dropbox links to you with the high scans so you get it immediately assume is there developed so the turnaround time is so fast that we don't mind, you know, mailing six rolls in a priority box you know and having them developed you know, like two, three days sometimes it's pretty amazing and uh technology's evolving the way you can get your photos to clients as well so we trust them I know there's a lot of other lab set to, uh quality work in amazing work as well. So just you know, experiment yourself with your local labs on day one of the biggest problems with, uh film isa scanning some of them, you know, scan it horribly like they do the over sharpen the uh you know, the grain removal and you know she wants all that you know what I mean? Yeah, you wantto I definitely recommend them because I've done a lot of labs in new york city and sometimes I've had I've gotten it back and it's been my files have been over scanned are too sharp so I have to go through and scanned it on myself is that something where possibly you could have a conversation with the lab beforehand? Possibly yeah, yeah, I think that you could talk with them and I for me I haven't done that yet because I just like I don't really want to go back, but but I'm still looking for a great one in new york and you can ask them not just sharpen it is much or figure out what techniques that they're using in their scanning as well. Thank you. Yeah, we have a question from the internet about whether you've ever been able to use the actual flashes that you come with these types of cameras as it was I actually I use it with the moola sometimes, so I'll fire the moola with it, but yeah, she is is the, uh the hot sync right here tto go directly teo the einstein or a strobe so the actual flashes that come with it they do work so you're able to fire it and if you find magic cubes that's what they call it you could put it inside there and I find a good one and it will fire and look awesome but usually the electronics are finicky if you get it second hand that's why you get it refurbished if you want to use every feature about it that's up to you um but you know, it depends on what model you have his well, so usually the fifties and the sixties are the models that you want if you want to do more professional stuff so labs that you used to they have a variety of skins to choose from yeah, they have a variety usually medium, so but I can't I'm ableto bring up the resolution and I can blow him up pretty large but do you know that? Yeah, the exact dp I I believe um is I'm guessing eight hundred d p I I, uh think it's around three k r around around three k so it's just you printed at what's the largest you've printed at um that's a good question get printed in so many different sides that we don't even now way don't print him ourselves for our place yet because we're moving all over the place oh yeah I printed out a couple of my polaroids I have one that's pretty large this frame on my wall yeah like these these impossible films I mean it's still developing but you know she scanned it and you can you can blow it up to be like really really big and I mean the qualities in there there's some detail in there and the moods there so he won't see any pics, elation or anything I mean scans are great also you need a scan adapter for these to scan correctly because the aba thie aberrations of tio ah glass element on this plastic film over it well cause like a rainbow effect if you put it right on your scanner because there's light like refracting and going up and down and so you'll probably ruin your scan with that so just get the the scan adapter and you'll stick to it like a millimeter so up above the skin the scanner so it doesn't actually touch the bed is just some tips on that question over on this side now um I was just wondering if you've ever played around with emotion transfer it was like actually lifting the emulsion putting out nothing yet but I've been wanting to do that there was an artist I found recently that does that with really with our paper and I haven't yet but I like to try that I think that with your cereal yeah type I think it would look like no weight on the paper yeah he's kind of a water so uh water paint paper it was really nice yeah there's tons of techniques you can use what these cameras are so cool you khun wood you could transfer on the wood or to anything really I believe one of the techniques is you pull it within five seconds and then you just put it onto whatever you want on dh hopefully you know it's a dry medium that way it just peels off right on that and, um it produces a nice positive so all right, so we do have ah request request vic to see loading loading the camera ok, I was about to do that I think I think it was the first time on creative lives to do films so this's that p two thousand b this is your pack film camera on the bottom of the camera there's a little tab that you can open it with it flips right open hopefully there's no film in it are also exposed so you take your pack film you open it up nice and fresh. All right, so this is it it's got a dark card over it and, um, hiding away all the you know, the light sensitive cards that are stuck in there they call it pack film because it's all packed together and it's a very ingenious way of uh how they made this so um that over here so it just slides right in groups eso so yeah clips right in here these flaps you could see it here in these flaps have to be on the outside of it they get stuck on the inside you're not gonna be able to pull any film out so just remember these flaps on the outside put it in there and dark card out and you're ready to close it another issue that you guys might have I'm trying to address all the issues just in case because the cameras were made for polaroid film and fuji makes the film now um is that polaroid film was a little bit more looser I guess so I need to get pushed in a little bit so there's like a little spring right here on a lot of the cameras I believe it's on this one quick tips sorry. I just want to make sure you guys all can can use one. All right, so I taped mine down with duct tape on this one here just so there's not enough s o that way alleviates the pressure on it and that way you can actually pull your film out sometimes uh you're not able to pull it out and it gets stuck in there because of the tension so just remember you can tape it or if it's a cheaper camera plastic one you could just rip it right off of there and it works fine ok so all you do is just close it and you pull this dark card out just with the force of it, and not at an angle or anything like that. And you're good. You're ready for your first shot. All you do is cock it. Yes, cock it, and then you fire it, and then you pull it out. Wait thirty seconds or a minute, depending if it's color film. Yeah, sometimes, if it's cold outside, wait even longer, because sometimes the chemicals take longer, depending on the weather.

Class Description

Beauty is an ever-shifting, ephemeral, and crucial element to capture when taking a successful portrait. Learn the art and science of photographing beauty straight from four of the best fashion and glamour photographers working today — Sue Bryce, Lara Jade, Emily Soto, and Lou Freeman. Through dynamic instruction, each of these world-renowned photographers will reveal the many skills and techniques that create their unique, unparalleled styles.

During a live mentoring session, Sue Bryce will push audience members to define their true purpose and set an actionable roadmap to make it a reality. Sue will also cover how to craft authentic marketing campaigns that resonate with women of all generations. Lara Jade and Emily Soto will reveal the choices that define their distinctive, award-winning styles, covering everything from lighting to retouching. Glamour photographer Lou Freeman will teach what women want to see in their portraits and walk you through the right questions to ask your clients.

The four photographers will then reconvene for a grand finale: six hours of posing education. Sue will teach her signature beauty and glamour poses, Emily will delve deep into creative posing techniques, Lara will cover fashion posing, and Lou will walk you through timeless boudoir poses.

Class Materials

bonus material

Photoshop: Alison Action

Mentoring With Sue Bryce

Photoshop: Victoria Action

Pola Negatives

Emily Soto Posing Guide

Lara Jade Posing Guide

Lou Freeman Posing Guide

Sue Bryce Posing Guide

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william mazdra

Occasionally, things fall into place, and you end up with the kind of event that we just watched. It was marvelous to see these four amazing individuals contribute their own perspectives and content and to see them interact with one another. It was honest, brilliant and a must have to view many times over. One of the best courses on Creative Live and further evidence that Creative Live is going from strength, to strength and is worth every bit of our investment and time.

a Creativelive Student

This was such a great 3 days! Each one of those women are so inspiring in a different way. Sue Bryce is my absolute role model and it was a great experience to get to watch and listen to her. She makes her lessons relatable and very easy to understand and remember. So many small tips and tricks that will make a big impact on how I shoot as well as how I market! Thank you Sue. I had never heard of Lara Jade and Emily Soto before this started and I can say thank you to creativeLive for the opportunity to be inspired by two other amazing women in the photography business. The unique style and confidence they displayed was great to watch. I don't shoot fashion, but I was able to take good bits and pieces from it all. I am stepping out of my box... starting today! Thanks again to each of the women and cL for putting this all together. Kristin Campbell Journey Images, Alberta, Canada

Kim Sleno

As a participant in the live audience, this is a fabulous course, from Sue Bryce's honesty in helping a person to look within themselves to find your own motivation, her wonderful real examples of posing women, to Lou Freeman's posing for boudoir this is a course that will help a person learn a craft and where they might want to go. I loved Lara Jade's vision of fashion and how she has arrived at such an early age. Emily Soto brings a different dimension to fashion photography that is inspiring, from her use of vintage cameras to her editing skills. This is a course for anyone wanting to learn about photographing women. I highly recommend. Thanks CreativeLive !!