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Experimental Portraits

with Sue Bryce and Lara Jade

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  •   02 Building Online Presence

  •   10 Making Your Texture Library: Lara


Class duration: 14h 42m

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About The Class

imaginative ideas brought to life.

Bring your most imaginative ideas to life with Lara Jade and Sue Bryce's dynamic workshop on illustrative portraiture. This course will stimulate your creative senses and show you how to produce magnificent conceptual fine art portraits.

Lara Jade started her own lucrative career as an international fashion photographer by doing experimental self portraits, fine art and book covers. Sue Bryce is a multi award-winning Illustrative portrait photographer who specializes in creating beautiful images that look straight out of a fashion editorial. 

Lara and Sue will break down every step of their process — everything from scouting for creative props and settings to styling and shooting your portrait. Finally, this dream team will bring all the elements together in Photoshop and show you how to polish your raw photos into pieces of art that reflect your own unique imagination.

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Early careers

  2. 02

    Building Online Presence

  3. 03

    What You Are Going To Learn

  4. 04

    Shoot: Ballerina Look

  5. 05

    Shoot: Ballerina Look Part 2

  6. 06

    Shoot: Floral Look

  7. 07

    Shoot: Gatsby Look Part 1

  8. 08

    Shoot: Gatsby Look Part 2

  9. 09

    Shoot: Creating Textures From Everyday Items

  10. 10

    Making Your Texture Library: Lara

  11. 11

    Making Your Texture Library: Sue

  12. 12

    Sue's Alien Skin How To

  13. 13

    Vizualize What You Dream of Being

  14. 14

    Bring Your Ideas to Life

  15. 15

    Shoot: Ivy Wall Portrait

  16. 16

    Shoot: Ivy Wall Continued

  17. 17

    Shoot: Aerial Woman

  18. 18

    Shoot: Trapped Male

  19. 19

    Video of Eva's World

  20. 20

    Deconstructing Lara's Post Process Part 1

  21. 21

    Deconstructing Post Process Part 2

  22. 22

    Lara's Post Process Step by Step

  23. 23

    Sue Bryce Photoshops Man in Tree

  24. 24

    Sue Bryce Photoshops Man in Tree Continued

  25. 25

    Sue Photoshops Woman In Ivy Wall

  26. 26

    Sue Photoshops Woman In Ivy Wall Continued

  27. 27

    Sue Photoshops Eva

  28. 28

    Lara's Photographs of Sue Bryce

  29. 29

    Q and A About Lara's Photos of Sue

  30. 30

    Lara's 22 Steps to Live Your Dream


Meet Your Experts

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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Lara Jade

Lara Jade is a fashion and advertising photographer from England who currently resides in New York City. She was fortunate enough to chance upon photography at the age of fifteen, taking early fortes in self-portraiture and fine art photography. At ... read more

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Bonus Material

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

  • pdf Sues Textures
  • pdf LJEssentialActions
  • pdf Lara Jade Textures
  • pdf Lara Jade Textures for PC
  • pdf QA Erin OKeefe Stylist
  • pdf QA Felix Kunze Assisting and Lighting
  • pdf Sue Bryce and Lara Jade Lighting Guide

84% of students recommend this class.
See what some of them have to say.

  • photogirl

    August 2014

    This was my first Creative Live course and I thoroughly LOVED it! While contemplating purchasing the course, I was a bit weary because some of the reviewers commented on how they wished they could have seen Sue Bryce give more in depth information about one of her projects, but there is SO MUCH information that is packed into this class. I LOVE Lara Jade and her work is amazing. The enthusiasm that both instructors bring to the class, their eagerness to share their workflow and wonderful retouching methods are worth every penny and then some. Going into the class, I already was familiar with Lara's beautiful fashion photography and really wanted to know her trade secrets so for me this was everything I needed. For me, the bonus feature was getting an insight into Sue's wonderful mind and how she conceptualizes, photographs and retouches her amazing portraits! Wow, I learned so much and I HIGHLY recommend these ladies and this course. Creative Live just one more thing... please, more LARA JADE courses!!

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    Kristen Clapham Photography

    October 2013

    SO glad I bought this one...!!! Check out Day 2 - "the gospel according to Sue Bryce" - it's absolutely awesome - if you feel like you've been in a creative rut then you've gotta own this and watch it repeatedly!!! Thanks Sue, thanks Lara, thanks Creative Live team... another GREAT workshop!!

  • Susie

    May 2017

    fantastic to see Lara in this; she's so natural and inspirational, and so generous with her resources. I would love to see her do another course, maybe with Felix too as I love his lighting and creativity. More, please!

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