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June 20, 2014#

Shooting the Backlight, Light leaks on AlienSkin

 

Sue Bryce AS Tiff 0

Late Afternoon 5D mark iii 50mm 2.8 640 ISO Shooting through twigs light behind client no reflector. Color edit Alien skin Polaroid 600 faded plus Light Leak for rainbow color. The BW I did on top of the color filter so I ran it twice in AS thats why it has that dirty look which I love.

Sue Bryce AS Tiff 1

Late Afternoon 5D mark iii 50mm 2.8 640 ISO Shooting against Borganvillia light behind client no reflector. Light Leak for rainbow color.

Sue Bryce AS Tiff 2

Late Afternoon 5D mark iii 50mm 2.8 640 ISO Shooting into light, light behind client no reflector. No color editing SOOC.(Straight out of camera no Alienskin) How much is to much flare? Move around the subject left and right up and down let the light come into your lens and then pull back, try as many angles as you can.

Sue Bryce AS Tiff 3

Image one is beautiful but the light is leaking over her eyes a little to much so I shifted down a few images and got image 2 this is the final shot I chose. Color edit Polaroid 600 faded with light leak added for the rainbow effect. A huge thank you to AlienSkin because this is the image they have put on Exposure 6 YAH

Sue Bryce AS Tiff 9

How much is to much light? can you save an image with too much flare? I love how far I pushed this color edit warm orange double layered with Faded – Kodacolor 1942 and then add some texture on the left flowers from the Borganvillia shot above. There is a fine line between to much flare but if you are going to be more Arty and Illustrative then maybe your styling and posing should better reflect the style. Example eyes down hair blowing etc instead of portrait eyes to camera. Just wanted to see if you can push an image this flared.

Sue Bryce AS Tiff 10

How much is to much light? can you save an image with too much flare? I love how far I pushed this color edit warm orange double layered with Faded – Kodacolor 1942 and then add some texture on the left flowers from the Borganvillia shot above. There is a fine line between to much flare but if you are going to be more Arty and Illustrative then maybe your styling and posing should better reflect the style. Example eyes down hair blowing etc instead of portrait eyes to camera. Just wanted to see if you can push an image this flared.

Sue Bryce AS Tiff 5

seconds after the light had dropped behind the blue wall I pushed her back against the wall and shot this as the last shot of the day no flare. Tip my fav Alienskin filter is in Color – fade all leaving strong reds look what its done to this wall.

Last day for the discount code from www.alienskin.com if you have downloaded the free trial or are upgrading to Exposure 6 this is the code for the discount enjoy FKZE606

 

May 13, 2014#

Natural Light vs Studio Light May 19 & 20 on creativeLIVE

I want to break lighting down to the easiest way to shoot Studio Portraits in Natural light and then replicate each set up in Studio light to try the same look with both.  I will do the Natural light segment and Felix will replicate it.  I first met Felix when he assisted a shoot with Lara Jade I really look forward to this challenge to see how closely we can combine our skills and create some beautiful work for you Posing Maps Lighting Maps and teach you more about light.  I am most looking forward to learning myself he is a very talented photographer and an open teacher and natural sharer.

About – Felix Kunze: is an editorial and commercial portrait photographer. Felix was born in Berlin, grew up in the UK and now lives in New York City. He focuses on non-models and places regular people in exaggerated situations that highlight an aspect of who they are. Having worked with the top fashion & portrait photographers on earth and through his wealth of experience, he’s known as a lighting specialist. www.felixkunze.com

Monday 19th 9am PST Session One and Two will start with Creating Flat soft beauty light and how I remove and manipulate natural light for contrast and direction.  I will have a female model and a male model to light them both differently according to gender, then Felix will replicate the shots in Studio light no available light at all.

Flat soft light for Beauty Images to more contrast and direction - Image One is side light but bounced in with white reflectors. Image Two is in the same spot with a black half shell pulling light and a small reflector just on one side of the face.  Image Three has side window light one large stationary reflector pulled back on the 45

Flat soft light for Beauty Images to more contrast and direction – Image One is side light but bounced in with white reflectors. Image Two is in the same spot with a black half shell pulling light and a small reflector just on one side of the face. Image Three has side window light one large stationary reflector pulled back on the 45

Monday afternoon Session Three will start with creating Beautiful Studio Portraits in Natural light and then replicate in Studio light exploring a more fashion style portrait.

The focus here is to I know hoe to create this look in natural light so I will teach all of these directions and tricks and then Felix will teach the same scenarios achievable in studio light.

The focus here is to I know hoe to create this look in natural light so I will teach all of these directions and tricks and then Felix will teach the same scenarios achievable in studio light.

Monday Afternoon Session Four we will Use light control to create Silhouettes and Film noir Images most popular with body work, Fine Art nudes and boudoir. We will talk about posing for these genres how I sculpt bodies into available light and how Felix sculpts light into bodies.  We have a female and Male model for this section they cannot be nude but they will be body models (this means undies)

I sculpt bodies around available light - Felix sculpts light on bodies.

I sculpt bodies around available light – Felix sculpts light on bodies.

Day Two Session One its all about that back light YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE IT the question is can Felix recreate it (Sue cracks her knuckles)

The backlight is a huge part of my studio portrait session.  It takes a lot of bouncing sculpting and patience but when you harness it, it creates magic

The backlight is a huge part of my studio portrait session. It takes a lot of bouncing sculpting and patience but when you harness it, it creates magic

Day Two Session Two HOLLYWOOD style, Glamour, styling, Posing and Lighting No natural light for this session all studio light.  I am styling and preparing a Hollywood starlet for Felix to create his magic. I am drawing a Hollywood Posing guide for you.  Prepare to be inspired by this genre my clients are flipping over it.  After Felix and I did the Hollywood shoot for animoto I have been shooting and studying this beautiful genre like crazy.  I was lucky enough to shoot with makeup guru Bruce Grayson this last week he is the epitome of Hollywood Glam a genius makeup artist that grew up with a legend Father that did makeup for all the stars during this era CHECK OUT BRUCE HERE follow him on twitter @Brugray

2 Sue Bryce Hollywood

 

Day Two Session Three & Four Felix Photoshops and Sue Photoshops how I retouch natural light to make it look more studio and learn some of Felix’s most loved tricks.  Alienskin is a big part of our process so we will show you our favorite go to recipes and also I will record day ones retouching and show you Sue vs Felix that you saw shot the day before.

Click this link to Enroll here JOIN US MAY 19 & 20 Take Monday and Tuesday off and join us for a power packed two days of everything Portrait light.  Remember this is a free worldwide classroom I know this workshop will have a huge impact on not only my work but yours too and I really look forward to teaching and learning alongside you.

October 20, 2013#

A Marathon play on Facebook & a great discount

18 Months ago I was invited to Seattle to teach my very first creativeLIVE workshop. I have been in this industry for just over 24 years. I have built a business from the ground up with no money no idea and a whole lot of blood sweat and tears. creativeLIVE was created as an incredible resource to share education internationally for free. It exists to lift inspire educate and empower the creative community all around the world. I have given everything I have to give and grow my industry as I know the bumps and hurdles fears pains and lessons have made me the photographer and business person I am today. There was no support for our industry like this for the first 20 years I was learning through it and now it is both accessible and within your reach. I teach contemporary Portrait marketing and business, I specialise in posing and shooting natural light. My intent is to lift this industry as high as I can, to educate photographers to make money doing what they love, to show you that it is achievable that whole live your dreams thing and to bring portraiture up to value it deserves. Enjoy these classes, learn and apply all you can stay connected and work hard to master your own fears and your own business because you are worth this. The team at creativeLIVE are among the most incredible people I’ve have ever met they are like family to me. I like them so much I have stayed in Seattle and will remain here till April 2014. I thank you for your support and following I have loved watching you grow I read the thousands of emails I receive and am amazed at your growth both personally in business and photographically the emails of doubling and tripling your income of light bulb moments and gratitude just blow me away. I am the lucky one to be part of this and I have grown the most over the last year and a half I thank you thank you thank you.

I am hosting a private Marathon Workshop Video watch on my business FaceBook page CLICK THIS LINK to watch my workshops this week
http://on.fb.me/16jaHnt

Here is the schedule for the rebroadcasts they will play through the week so you can see which course will help build your business to the next level:

• Mon, Oct 21: Glamour Photography
• Tue, Oct 22: Inside the Glamour Studio
• Wed, Oct 23: A Shoot with Sue
• Thu, Oct 24: Showreels with Hailey Bartholomew
• Fri, Oct 25: 28 Days with Sue (Intro + 4 sessions)
• Sat, Oct 26: Marketing and Promotion
• Sun, Oct 27: Bumps to Babies with Kelly Brown
• Mon, Oct 28: Experimental Portraits with Lara Jade

Through to the end of the month of October you can also get 25% off any of these class videos. Click any of the links above and use the coupon code OctoberSue when you checkout at creativeLIVE.

Complete Your Sue Bryce Collection bundle. Anyone who already owns some of your courses can get a customized deal to complete the full set:

http://www.creativelive.com/bundle/complete-your-sue-bryce-collection

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October 20, 2013#

Autumn Photo critique

creativeLIVE is NOT selling this course it just free. For you.

To be accountable.
Learn more.
What are you struggling with?
Show us where you are at.
What do you need help with?

A critique is not a competition it’s about what you need to learn. This is a free course to help you lift your game. There are three genres Wedding Commercial and Portrait and then sub categories. I will have live models on set for portrait Boudoir Glamour & Family to demonstrate. I share the stage with these amazing educators Bambi Cantrell Scott Robert Lim and John Cornicello that all really teach and they have years of experience.

We need your submissions by this Monday 5pm PST
Enrol to watch and upload your images. click this link

http://www.creativelive.com/courses/autumn-photo-critique

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October 18, 2013#

Create the Incredible – Have fun be creative, enter and play

Last week on creativeLIVE I shot this image.

Sue Bryce Illustrate blog

We decided to keep the fun and creativity going so we put this image in dropbox so you can download it, retouch it and enter it in our little competition. You have three weeks to Create the Incredible with it cut off date for entires is November 13th. We look forward to how many amazing different creative ideas you can come up with on one image. You may enter more than one image but it must be THIS image with your creative spin.

Download the Terms and Conditions and the Image here and have fun playing CREATE PLAY

Email your finished entry to info@suebryce.com before Nov 13th
Include your name and your website link to the email
Final entry date is November 13th 2013 5pm PST all entires will be loaded on Sue Bryce Business Facebook page and judged by SUe Bryce & Lara Jade. The winner will receive a one hour mentoring session on Skype with Sue or Lara

IF you want to purchase this course at a special discount rate use this special code Coupon Code: OCTOBERSUE Discount: 25% off any Sue Bryce course in cL catalog. This expires on Oct 31 in FACT ANY OF MY CATALOGUE I have a special code for you

Buy this course 25% off Code: OCTOBERSUE till Oct 31 click here ‘Create the Incredible experimental Portraits with Sue Bryce & Lara Jade’
Buy this course 25% off Code: OCTOBERSUE till Oct 31 click here ’28 Days with Sue Bryce The Ultimate Portrait workshop’
then Join the Facebook group 28 days Study group and work through the challenges one by one it’s the best way to get support advice and accountability as you grow your Portrait business.

November 30, 2012#

AlienSkin editing software – Play time with Sue

Business Business Business Welcome to my world

Marketing Marketing Marketing Gets bums on seats

Managing Staff – Managing Money – Managing time.

I am an artist god dammit!!! Okay at the end of the day. I need to edit fast. I want to play at the same time, this is where I create my final image. I can delegate my editing but the final finish of my work will always be mine. I LOVE ALienSkin thats all I’m going to say check it out.

When I did my A Shoot w Sue on creativeLIVE this week. I called AlienSkin and told them I bought their software 6 months ago and I love it and want to edit with it live. I asked if they would give someone a free download bundle and they did. They also put up this discount code 10 for 2 weeks. Yah enjoy I believe there is a trial download. I just bought it and now I use it everyday.

discount code for Alien Skin

Save 10% on Alien Skin’s Photo Bundle with promo code: SBR1211, valid through 15th Dec 12:

http://www.alienskin.com/photobundle/index.aspx

This is Jessica her Red hair is just amazing.

September 11, 2012#

When does digital look like Film? Tones over Actions

I can pretend NOT to be to concerned what the Photographic community in general are doing, with regards to trends and actions. But the truth is we do trend, and when we do we create market driven product. When we trend there are two reactions – the people that run with it and the anti trend setters that are busy being what everyone else is not (which by the way starts a new trend ha) We are followers by nature. Part of me thinks I know about being different, because I kept Glamour alive when it was a filthy word so I was going against the grain for most of my career.

BUT, I am also totally open to admit that I have tried, experimented and enjoyed most trends that have come and gone in the last 23 years. Film Styles E6 cross processed & 3200 35mm BW the list goes on. . . shooting styles and Yes that includes Actions, treatments and certain looks. People always email me and ask if they can buy my actions and I don’t have any. I use Totally Rad Actions Jesh De Rox Actions, Itty Bitty Textures by Jinky Art and Sheye Rosemeyers Eye Candy, all of them I love. But they do not make the base of my Style/Brand they simply enhance certain images when they fit.

Getting to the point of this blog. I wrote a guest blog post 2 years ago about Actions and someone ripped me apart blah blah unoriginal bad form using actions instead of being better educated WHAT EVA. It occurred to me in this moment, that actions and trends are everywhere but what I have been really trying to do for 10 years (since I transitioned into digital) is replicate FILM. I finally think with the amazing cameras that we now have and the editing software available to us that replicates all of the old film styles we are finally there. I choose an image open it in Photoshop RAW and then when I open it in Photoshop I choose the tone and mood of the image, like below. Would love to hear what film editing software you are playing with?

All of these images are treated with Curves not actions. All of them create entirely different moods and I like them all.
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March 4, 2012#

The gorgeous girls at creativeLIVE. WOW

“I don’t want to photograph anybody famous, I want to photograph Sandra from Canada and Amanda from Florida…I want to photograph any woman in the world who’s ever looked in the mirror and not felt good about herself at any time in her life. I want to photograph her every year through the changes of her teenage life, through her 20s, through her 30s, through her 40s, through her 50s, and as she flowers into her most beautiful-ness. I want to photograph her every year of her life to watch and celebrate the changes of who she is and what she is, so she can experience how she looks to other people”

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