The greatest strength in Marketing right now is a Showreel or Slideshow YouTube and Vimeo (preferably both) YouTube is currently the second biggest search engine on the planet after Google so if your business is not there you are not competing on the second biggest marketing platform and thats just crazy isn’t it. Remember to Show don’t Tell. After watching Hailey Bartholomew teach Showreels for your business on creativeLIVE I shot this one for Nikki. Remember the 50/50 rule we all know photographers so we can shoot them for each other if we don’t yet have a budget to hire someone amazing like Hailey.
Editing can be learned to OR you can outsource the editing OR remember www.animoto.com unlimited visual presentations for only $249 per year easy to build and really effective so no matter how fast you have to throw one together remember JUST GET ON THERE. You can work on the upgrade version as you improve. But procrastinating and putting up nothing gets you more nothing. A showreel or slideshow with great music try www.triplscoopmusic.com they are great to license your music through – YOU MUST PAY FOR MUSIC and license!
Nikki is just launching her glamour brand and has a designed her PDF now this Behind the Scenes will link to that. Remember the SEO dream words LINK TAG EMBED and SHARE these four words are what online marketing is all about. If you want to watch Myself and Hailey Bartholomew teach Showreels I am running a looping Marathon play on my Facebook page here for free if you want to buy it at 25% off you can use the code: octobersue
Watch Here today: Hailey Bartholomew & Sue Bryce Showreels
A look behind the scenes at a glamour photo shoot experience for Nikki Closser. I am no film maker as you know but basic story telling is relatively easy with behind the scenes I particularly liked the end of this video when you see Kendra receive her printed images. No words are needed to show it’s a full portrait experience from Hair & Make up to the shoot to the finished product.
Filmed by: Sue Bryce Edited by: Shaun Levra Music by www.marosetmusic.com
Making a Showreel for Nikki Closser from InBedWithSue.com on Vimeo.
Image by Nikki Closser
Image by Nikki Closser
Image by Nikki Closser
If no one taught you you were worthy of love that doesn’t mean you’re not. It just means you don’t know how to receive it. So you block it.
If no one taught you you were worthy of money that doesn’t mean you’re not. It just means you don’t know how to receive it. So you block it.
Maybe you could just start saying THANK YOU receive with gratitude. Guilt of not deserving something blocks it.
Maybe it’s time to forgive the person that didn’t teach you. You see maybe someone never taught them. Because you do deserve it, you just didn’t know.
To give is great but To value yourself and your service is the greatest gift of all. To receive is life changing.
Check out what Jill is doing! She designed a natural dog treat for her puppy Honeybear who helped her through her cancer treatment. Now she has started a business. With profits going to the Good Foundation.
We tested them on our little friend Armani and he loved them. Can you tell? ha ha. I would like to formally apologise to Armani’s parents as I was Baby sitting at the time.
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We’ll kick off the event with two days of teaching LIVE from Las Vegas on March 8 and 9. Then each day for 28 days after that we’ll post one hour-long video recorded by Sue, teaching a different aspect of my business and issuing a challenge to you to MASTER. We’ll then come together in April for one more live day in studio to wrap up the event. Take those challenges, learn the skills, and create a business like ME! This is a 28 day workshop for $199.00
This is about mastering DIRECTION and MOVEMENT. Direct confidently and your clients will never feel self-conscious. This flow will change the way shoot and the way you sell. Remember add in and out (zoom or move) and 180 around and you are creating hundreds of images from one scenario. It’s all about FLOW.
Creating a Posing guide for this video and will make it available with the download, print it out and practise. Rinse Repeat.
Since the day I met you Jill Brzezenski-Conley a day hasn’t passed that I don’t talk about you. Now editing your shoot and watching your Paris documentary come together. I am filled with Love & Gratitude that you are part of my life.
You are an Angel.
Getting to a final edit. So excited.
Since I started shouting out about a Global Glamour Revolution. You’ve bought my creativeLIVE workshops and I have started something, amazing and something I have always dreamed of. I have been receiving thousands of emails asking: Look at my work – critique my work – look at my website. I simply cannot. As I too run a business. But you need to ask are you looking for a critique or for approval? very different energies. I have thought long and hard about how I can create a solid mentoring programme. A programme that is both efficient in education and true to really bringing you up to the highest standard, you can reach in Shooting and Business. I’m cooking up something great.
In the mean time as you folio build and start to market yourselves as Glamour Photographers, I want to show you how I critique. As you bring this genre back into your businesses and to the world, it’s important that you are reintroducing Glamour minus the old stigma. Recently I was catching up with Jamie Stephenson and she showed me a shoot. We started to go through the images together and WE had quite a neat epiphany, her as a photographer and me as an educator. You can go on and on about what’s right in an image and what’s wrong with it (POINTLESS) for everyone involved. You know it comes down to how happy the client is. AND the only critique that will EVER help you is when you can do it for your self.
So I say to Jamie. “Jamie, what are my rules?” Jamie replies “Chin Shoulder Hands Hourglass Body language Asymmetry Connection” I say “GOOD GIRL. Now pull up a shot” so she does “is the chin forward . . . is the shoulder connected . . . are the hands relaxed . . . is there body language, asymmetry? Is there connection?” Straight away she could open every image and critique it herself. She immediately went to every image and critiqued it straight away “Oh no look, no shoulder. Oh no look, bad hands. Oh no look this one has no connection.”
You know my rules. Now start giving yourself this gentle critique. Try doing it WHILE you are shooting not after. Be gentle on yourself as you are on the path to Mastery, which means you are trying and you are on the way. Remember your clients satisfaction and connection will sell more than any hand placement. I do not get it right ALL the time I believe in Practise, Practise, Master.
This is an image I shot. I’m going to use it as a demo critique. This is a portrait client from this year. Her outfits were beautiful as she collects vintage garments. They are mixed with mine too. Simona did her hair and makeup. She is very athletic/lean so I did lots of lean back to give her waist and booty. Then brought hands up and soft, lots of talking through the lens to relax through the mouth and soften the eyes to just a hint of smile. She purchased 25 images in a folio box.
THE RULES: “Chin Shoulder Hands Hourglass Body language Asymmetry Connection”
EOS 1D mark iv – 24-105mm focal length 45mm – f/4.0 ISO 2000 1/125
Editing software full demo creativeLIVE 27th Nov
Oh natural light on the black foam core Vflats one window one reflector (so easy) This light is as divine as Miss Isi Gaaga herself. Isi came to my class all the way from Lagos Nigeria. This woman in real time is as graceful and beautiful as every one of her pictures. Choosing a series to show you was hard, as I want to show you ALL 50.
f2.8 1/50s ISO 640 35MM
Thank you so much to every person that put their name and images in for this draw. My camera kit has grown significantly in the last three years, as you know I am shooting a lot of moving footage now and the inclusion of the new 5D mark iii squeezed out the 1D (just my personal preference) As I upgrade my kit I alway turn to ebay to sell off my equipment and then some one suggested I sign it and give it away and thought. . . well why not, so I chose to do this on creativeLIVE.
creativeLIVE asked you to put a before and after up on Flickr and Simona and I have just gone through the hundreds of entries. Firstly I would like to say it is going to be great watching you all evolve into amazing Glamour Photographers and as we broke it down to favourites I would like to show you some finalists. When I train photographers I am looking for Pose – Direction – Expression – Connection and Communication and then over all capture. I really felt strongly that all of these images were strong in most of these and lacking only in small details. Well done to you all.
I chose this as my Winning Image. I like the simplicity, the connection, the expression the body movement and the overall Magazine contemporary feel. What I also really love is the perfect use of Before & After (just like mine) You ticked all my boxes Erica Velasco but mostly its because I BELIEVE this image. I hope you enjoy exploring this camera and your journey into Glamour.
Simona spent the same amount of time beside me. Us with our Laptops on our knees swapping computers and discussing our choices. These are her finalists thank you and good effort.
We sat with this image for a long time. Although I will pull you up for stiff hands (The claw The claw he he) this was for makeup and we both agree this is a beautifully executed Simona Makeup and this is our final choice. So Kate Parker we decided that you would win our startup Hair & Makeup Kit. Picked out especially by Simona and Myself, thank you so much for your effort.
The creativeLIVE resource has been a revelation to me. A way to open an international movement of Contemporary Glamour. Work hard, practise a lot. Remember the challenge to KICK MY BUTT. Thank you for supporting each other by the way. I noticed on many images you had written positive comments of support and encouragement. Please work those shoulders/Push those chins forward and towards those shoulders and MAKE ME BELIEVE IT. Above all, give the confidence and encouragement to every person you shoot so they can relax – shine and see their BEAUTIFUL. Pay it forward.