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28 Days of Portrait Photography

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  •   45 Introduction

    11:36
  •   52 Photo Critiques Images 1 through 10

    23:11

Class duration: 58h 35m

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About The Class

get the inspiration and skills to break through in portrait photography


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!

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Teaching 2 Photographers in 28 Days

    1:10:45
  2. 02

    First 2 Years: The Truth

    1:23:37
  3. 03

    Rate Your Business

    1:05:09
  4. 04

    Year One in Business

    1:00:35
  5. 05

    28 Challenges

    1:21:39
  6. 06

    Fear

    1:04:07
  7. 07

    Price & Value

    1:10:19
  8. 08

    Checklist, Challenges, and Next Steps

    26:35
  9. 09

    Day 1: The Natural Light Studio

    38:10
  10. 10

    Day 2: Mapping Your Set and Outfits

    1:54:33
  11. 11

    Day 3: One Composition - Five Poses

    35:49
  12. 12

    Day 4: Flow Posing

    49:32
  13. 13

    Day 5: Posing Couples

    55:55
  14. 14

    Day 6: Capturing Beautiful Connection & Expression

    40:48
  15. 15

    Day 7: The Rules - Chin, Shoulders, Hands

    56:25
  16. 16

    First Weekly Q&A Session

    1:00:15
  17. 17

    Day 8: Rules - Hourglass, Body Language, Asymmetry, Connection

    28:39
  18. 18

    Day 9: Styling & Wardrobe

    40:50
  19. 19

    Day 10: Shooting Curves

    48:40
  20. 20

    Day 11: Posing & Shooting - Groups of 2, 3, and 4

    28:46
  21. 21

    Day 12: Posing & Shooting Families

    28:37
  22. 22

    Day 13: Products & Price List

    56:54
  23. 23

    Day 14: Marketing & Shooting the Before & After

    41:20
  24. 24

    Day 15: Phone Coaching & Scripting

    52:57
  25. 25

    Second Weekly Q&A Session

    1:02:21
  26. 26

    Day 16: Posing Young Teens

    43:03
  27. 27

    Day 17: Marketing & Shooting - Family First Demographic

    33:14
  28. 28

    Day 18: The Corporate Headshot

    1:05:44
  29. 29

    Day 19: Glamour Shoot on Location & Shooting with Flare

    53:56
  30. 30

    Photoshop Video: Glamour Shoot on Location & Shooting with Flare

    11:07
  31. 31

    Day 20: Photoshop - Warping & the Two Minute Rule

    1:22:23
  32. 32

    Day 21: Posing Mothers & Daughters

    42:22
  33. 33

    Third Weekly Q&A Session

    1:31:41
  34. 34

    Day 22: Marketing & Shooting - 50 & Fabulous Demographic

    1:04:00
  35. 35

    Day 23: Shooting into the Backlight

    58:22
  36. 36

    Bonus: Shooting into the Backlight

    06:53
  37. 37

    Day 24: Marketing & Shooting - Girl Power Demographic (18-30s)

    39:18
  38. 38

    Photoshop Video: Girl Power Demographic (18-30s)

    1:07:21
  39. 39

    Day 25: The Beauty Shot

    46:32
  40. 40

    Bonus: Vintage Backdrop

    04:54
  41. 41

    Day 26: Marketing & Shooting - Independent Women Demographic

    49:40
  42. 42

    Day 27: Sales & Production

    54:30
  43. 43

    Day 28: Posing Men

    52:20
  44. 44

    Bonus: Pricing

    42:32
  45. 45

    Introduction

    11:36
  46. 46

    Photography, Style, Brand, and Price Part 1

    1:06:50
  47. 47

    Photography, Style, Brand, and Price Part 2

    47:25
  48. 48

    Marketing Part 1

    38:02
  49. 49

    Marketing Part 2

    1:12:04
  50. 50

    Money: What's Blocking You?

    49:15
  51. 51

    Bonus: The Folio Shoot

    52:30
  52. 52

    Photo Critiques Images 1 through 10

    23:11
  53. 53

    Photo Critiques Images 11 through 27

    25:01
  54. 54

    Photo Critiques Images 28 through 45

    30:20
  55. 55

    Photo Critiques Images 47 through 67

    36:47
  56. 56

    Photo Critiques Images 68 through 84

    23:22
  57. 57

    Photo Critiques Images 85 through 105

    36:01
  58. 58

    Photo Critiques Images 106 through 130

    34:50
  59. 59

    Photo Critiques Images 131 through 141

    13:46
  60. 60

    Photo Critiques Images 142 through 167

    25:27
  61. 61

    Photo Critiques Images 168 through 197

    29:14
  62. 62

    Photo Critiques Images 198 through 216

    25:52
  63. 63

    Identify Your Challenges

    35:07
  64. 64

    Identify Your Strengths

    22:16
  65. 65

    Getting Started Q&A

    22:54
  66. 66

    Rate Your Business

    31:30
  67. 67

    Marketing Vs Pricing

    33:26
  68. 68

    Facing Fear

    23:46
  69. 69

    The 28 Day Study Group

    15:03
  70. 70

    Selling Points

    40:35
  71. 71

    Interview with Susan Stripling

    18:03
  72. 72

    Emotional Honesty

    29:10
  73. 73

    Sue's Evolution

    18:36
  74. 74

    28 Days Review

    15:15
  75. 75

    Student Pitches

    11:28
  76. 76

    28 Days Testimonial: Mapuana Reed

    09:02
  77. 77

    How to Pitch: Starting a Conversation

    37:29
  78. 78

    Your Block: Seeing is What You're Being

    35:30
  79. 79

    Your Block: Valuing and Receiving

    37:09
  80. 80

    Building Confidence: Your Own Stories

    20:46
  81. 81

    Building Confidence: Your Self Worth

    36:05
  82. 82

    Pitching An Experience

    34:16
  83. 83

    Pitching An Experience: Your Intentions

    18:15
  84. 84

    Pitching An Experience: Social Media

    30:14
  85. 85

    Final Thoughts

    24:36

Meet Your Expert

Sue Bryce

Multi-talented Sue Bryce is a Master Photographer, Artist, Illustrator, and anthropologist. Her style of contemporary fashion-inspired portraiture gives her clients the experience of looking like the women in magazines and feeling beautiful. Sessions are designed to pamper and celebrate everything ... read more

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Bonus Material

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Get access to exclusive bonus content when you purchase this class.

  • pdf Business Checklist
  • pdf Keynote Part 1
  • pdf Keynote Part 2
  • pdf Posing Guide: Set Map and Outfit
  • pdf Posing Guide: Flow Posing
  • pdf Posing Guide: Couples Posing
  • pdf Posing Guide: Curves
  • pdf Posing Guide: Teen Posing
  • pdf Posing Guide: Family Posing
  • pdf Posing Guide: Over 50 Demographic
  • pdf Posing Guide: Beauty Shot
  • pdf Posing Guide: Posing Men
  • pdf Workbook
  • pdf How It Works
  • pdf Styling and Wardrobe

96% of students recommend this class.
See what some of them have to say.

  • Creativelive Student

    July 2014

    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!

  • JRomkee

    JRomkee

    January 2015

    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

  • Claude Bossel

    February 2017

    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.

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