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Modern Women's Portraiture

with Sue Bryce , Lara Jade , Lou Freeman and Emily Soto

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About The Class

learn from world-class photographers.


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.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Marketing with Sue Bryce

    44:27
  2. 02

    Marketing on the Periphery

    29:14
  3. 03

    Marketing Q&A

    13:36
  4. 04

    Mentoring with Sue Part 1

    35:21
  5. 05

    Mentoring with Sue Part 2

    28:44
  6. 06

    Mentoring with Sue Part 3

    22:03
  7. 07

    The Birth of a Fantasy Concept

    29:02
  8. 08

    Inspiration and Motivation

    34:25
  9. 09

    Lou Freeman's Creative Team

    38:29
  10. 10

    Shoot: Birth of Venus

    27:23
  11. 11

    Shoot: Fairytale Goddess

    11:40
  12. 12

    Shoot: Moon Scene

    40:36
  13. 13

    Lara Jade's Background

    22:53
  14. 14

    Ten Steps to Success Part 1

    You don’t have to be “the best” to be successful, you just have to know which steps will advance your career.

    30:33
  15. 15

    Ten Steps to Success Part 2

    44:46
  16. 16

    Shoot: One Light Setup

    26:03
  17. 17

    Shoot: Two Light Setup

    40:13
  18. 18

    Emily Soto's Keys to a Successful Career

    21:26
  19. 19

    Shoot: Digital Camera

    21:11
  20. 20

    Shoot: Film Camera

    26:50
  21. 21

    Film Q&A

    13:10
  22. 22

    Digital Post Processing

    23:01
  23. 23

    Emily Soto's Photoshop Actions

    19:17
  24. 24

    Polaroid Post Production with Q&A

    23:09
  25. 25

    Shoot: Fashion Posing Part 1

    24:55
  26. 26

    Shoot: Fashion Posing Part 2

    30:40
  27. 27

    Model vs Non-Model Posing Comparison

    33:16
  28. 28

    Posing Multiple Body Types Part 1

    21:19
  29. 29

    Posing Multiple Body Types Part 2

    43:47
  30. 30

    Posing Multiple Body Types Part 3

    36:11
  31. 31

    Shoot: Portrait Posing Part 1

    22:55
  32. 32

    Shoot: Portrait Posing Part 2

    34:17
  33. 33

    Shoot: Portrait Posing Part 3

    15:34
  34. 34

    Boudoir and Glamour Posing Part 1

    33:34
  35. 35

    Boudoir and Glamour Posing Part 2

    17:13
  36. 36

    Shoot: Bourdoir Posing

    25:46
  37. 37

    Go Forth and Conquer

    14:38

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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Lou Freeman

"Lou Freeman has practiced the art of fashion, glamour, fine interior and product photography for three decades. Her clients are among the most respected and recognized names in America and Europe. Her work is both powerful and visionary and has ... read more

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Emily Soto

Each image captured by Emily Soto emanates with her distinct visionary and romantic style characterized by a perennial stream of emotively captivating, artistically adept, visual pieces. Based in New York City, Soto is one of the top names requested by ... read more

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Bonus Material

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  • pdf Photoshop: Alison Action
  • pdf Mentoring With Sue Bryce
  • pdf Photoshop: Victoria Action
  • pdf Pola Negatives
  • pdf Emily Soto Posing Guide
  • pdf Lara Jade Posing Guide
  • pdf Lou Freeman Posing Guide
  • pdf Sue Bryce Posing Guide

100% of students recommend this class.
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  • william mazdra

    william mazdra

    March 2014

    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.

  • Creativelive Student

    March 2014

    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

    Kim Sleno

    March 2014

    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 !!

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