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June 6, 2014#

Okay poke your tongue out and say ARRRRR . . .

Lets do a Business check up this Monday LIVE on CreativeLive.  You know when I say Business Check up I mean a YOU check up (and a little butt kicking sometimes too) I am flying up to Seattle for a day to talk to you guys.

I want REAL questions!

HARD questions?

HONEST questions!

I will not answer how do I tape my V Flats together or how long is my Ottoman.  (which by the way all of those questions are being talked about regularly on the facebook group IBWS on Facebook)

I want to talk about real business challenges right now.  I will show you three studios working within my business model.  Their successes their failures their hurdles and their real averages what their new business goals are and they will be live with me on the show!  I made them photograph their studios too so you can have a look around these photographers will give you an honest look at start up for those of you that think it was easy for me.

Image 1: Amy & Dustin Droz Wedding & Glamour Image 2: Maupana Reed Mataele Glamour Image 3: Nikki Closser Wedding & Glamour

Image 1: Amy & Dustin Droz Wedding & Glamour Image 2: Maupana Reed Mataele Glamour Image 3: Nikki Closser Wedding & Glamour

I am also bringing in Lori Patrick she runs so many amazing facebook communities she started IBWS which has 16,000 members and she also runs 28 days study group for those of you working through the biggest workshop I ever did.

Lori Patrick Photographer/Community builder Facebook group guru

Lori Patrick Photographer/Community builder Facebook group guru

You can ask me any personal questions you like I will answer them honestly.  PUT THEM HERE ON THIS BLOG POST. We can talk about Fears, Challenges, things you just cannot get past.

Write your questions here on my blog.  I will try to answer as many as I can.  See you on Monday You can RSVP by clicking here  add your questions below here.  would you like to be in the audience with me on monday? CLICK HERE 

THIS IS A FREE CLASS it is not for sale.  It is ongoing support and accountability for where you are at in this moment.  You will love to see the progress these studios are making and it’s a great way to gauge where you are at and how well you are doing and to make a Power list on what you need to confront next.

Marketing Sales Service

Marketing Sales Service

Folio building, The reveal Wall

Folio building, The reveal Wall

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Shooting with out a studio getting started

Shooting with out a studio getting started

Glam the Dress, ongoing marketing to your current database

Glam the Dress, ongoing marketing to your current database

Attracting a client that matches you and your values.

Attracting a client that matches you and your values.

 

 

June 1, 2014#

Did you trial Exposure 5 after our workshop

Did you trial Exposure 5 after our workshop? I’m putting the AlienSkin code here on the blog so you can return to it when you’re ready, you have till June 20th to get the discount.  I am posting some of my favorite go to filters but Im sure you’ll find your own.

Promo code is FKZ0514 It gives the discount of 30%. The promotion is live now and is set to end on the 20th of June. www.alienskin.com 

Exposure 6 is in late beta and isn’t quite ready for a debut.  Anyone that purchases version 5–taking advantage of the discount–will receive a free upgrade to version 6 when it’s released. Version 6 has creative focus capabilities of another one of my favorite products, Bokeh. So, there’s an extra $100 value of software coming your way.

Felix and I would like to thank you for your questions and hilarious comments and support we had a blast.  I look forward to watching this young man turn into an extraordinary force in the photographic industry.  I hope AlienSkin assists you in the creation of beautiful images I know both Felix Lara and I love it and we hope you do too.

If you haven’t  seen our workshop yet here is the link The Lighting Challenge and see how we challenged Felix to create beautiful soft portrait light to match natural light.  Gorgeous Hollywood portraits and more

Workshop Image Natural Light

Workshop Image Natural Light

Workshop Image Studio Light

Workshop Image Studio Light

Original Image no filter.  Light retouch to face & extra bright sequin's. Slimming through waistline.

Original Image no filter. Light retouch to face & extra bright sequin’s. Slimming through waistline.

Definitely my Go To Black and white especially for Hollywood shoots desaturate image open in AlienSkin 5 Daguerreotype 75% with less grain.

Definitely my Go To Black and white especially for Hollywood shoots desaturate image open in AlienSkin 5 Daguerreotype 75% with less grain.

A little more drama Wetplate with Brush Painted 75%

A little more drama Wetplate with Brush Painted 75%

Strangely this is Wetplate color and I really like it

Strangely this is Wetplate color and I really like it

Technicolor Process 4 faded 100% I am always drawn to cold tones and strong warm tones my goal is always to push away from natural skin tone.

Technicolor Process 4 faded 100% I am always drawn to cold tones and strong warm tones my goal is always to push away from natural skin tone.

This is my favorite filter Fade all leave strong reds 100%

This is my favorite filter Fade all leave strong reds 100%

Probably used on 80% of my shoots in Polaroid 600 Yellowed Aging removed - Added Blue to bring down the yellow & desaturate 10 %

Probably used on 80% of my shoots in Polaroid 600 Yellowed Aging removed – Added Blue to bring down the yellow & desaturate 10 %

Original Image from the workshop

Original Image from the workshop

Another favorite BW go to Calotype 75% less grain.  Brings me straight home to film days.

Another favorite BW go to Calotype 75% less grain. Brings me straight home to film days.

Original Image from Workshop light retouching on face.  Shot with Strobe

Original Image from Workshop light retouching on face. Shot with Strobe

See how my go to Fade all leave reds changes the whole tone of this image

See how my go to Fade all leave reds changes the whole tone of this image

I double up filters this is Fade all leave strong reds and NoonDaySun about 50% each

I double up filters this is Fade all leave strong reds and NoonDaySun about 50% each

Another favorite is NoonDay Sun.  Almost reminiscent of our C41 to E6 X process era

Another favorite is NoonDay Sun. Almost reminiscent of our C41 to E6 X process era

My pick of Images of Katie in my most used B/W Daguerreotype 75% grain 43%

My pick of Images of Katie in my most used B/W Daguerreotype 75% grain 43%

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

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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.

April 8, 2014#

Hollywood Icons and a video on Animoto

Argh check out this fabulous video we made on Animoto.  This sort of behind the scenes is so easy to create and everyone LOVEs them.   In January I was in New York and I spent the whole day playing with these fabulous photographers.  Myself Felix Kunze bought our Hollywood GLAM together and he showed me how to create or rather recreate these iconic hollywood images with 3 Arri lights and a 5×4 Softbox.  Watching him work the light with diffusers and reflectors amazed me and seeing these shots come to life was just incredible. Stills, lighting details and more information are on the next blog

Hollywood Shoot with Sue Bryce & Felix Kunze from InBedWithSue.com on Vimeo.

Are you using Animoto yet and promoting your studio the biggest social media platforms on the planet Facebook Youtube Vimeo Pinterest. It’s so easy and so affordable here’s a discount code

Promo code is NYCshoot and it gives $50 off until April 30th – Thats unlimited highres slideshows you can embed and share

Thank you Adorama you guys were great to work with. Katie McMullen Hair and Makeup fantastic work, Nikki Closser shot all these behind the scenes and the beautiful people Susan Stripling Tamara Lackey Brooke Shaden Felix Kunze Lara Jade Play shoots do not get better than this. A big thank you to Sally Sargood for making me be Liz I wouldn’t have done it and now I love the image so much I’m putting it on my wall. Thank you Animoto for the code I love watching Shot videos like these I know the power they have on media and I love your service too.

April 7, 2014#

Modern Women’s Portraiture

I teamed up with three incredible women for a creativeLIVE course Modern Women’s Portraiture (click here for the course). Lara Jade, Lou Freeman, and Emily Soto such talented and hard working women. I released the 50isFabulous work I’ve been doing and walked you all through my personal mentoring book.  I maintain peoples businesses are running in direct proportion to where they are personally.  I stopped mentoring because I would get to their studio and all they wanted was show me how to shoot better and validate me.  Majority of them were excellent shooters.  Me validating them would have empowered them for about 2 days.  I want you as a creative to learn how to self sustaining to work away from your ego and into your service the place where it’s about your client getting what they want (which get you paid and gets you more work) and away from the place thats struggles with self value and sees competition everywhere.  YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH. to much of the bandwidth in your head is being used up in need for validating monologue when all of your energy could be going into serving shooting and getting paid.  A highly enjoyable workshop thank you creativeLIVE for your ongoing friendship.  Thank you out there reading this for your continued support and friendship.

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There is so much fabulous hair in this shot it’s not funny ha and black of course #photographersuniform

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I love love love teaching posing.  When you practising Posing and Direction everything about you as a photographer changes.

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Then I got these five women from the audience and we posed them according to their body shapes.

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Not all bodies are made the same but my female clients are, they want one thing and that is to have a beautiful portrait of themselves.  Learn to master shooting curves you will celebrated by your clients who will come back to you every year.  Chin Shoulder Hands Hourglass Asymmetry Body Language Connection these are my rules. make them yours too.

 

February 20, 2014#

It used to be about the before and after now its about the story

I have stayed alive in this industry for 25 years because I believe you Evolve or Die.! I have watched so many shifts in the industry and they bring great change and fear ( always hand in hand) But this change I really love.  It’s no longer about the Sell its about the experience it’s no longer about the Photographer it’s about the product service and the connection, it’s all about the story you tell. The story you tell with your images.  It used to be about the before and the after that was enough it said look take an ordinary girl and make her look extraordinary with hair and makeup.  We told that story for a long time and it worked.  Now we see behind the scenes videos the pubic know what photoshop is we are evolving into a this is who we are business this is what we do watch us online learn about us meet us know us.  I meet clients now and they greet me like an old friend they watch my videos they know who I am.

Are you shooting the before shot still don’t stop are you shooting behind the scenes don’t stop are you blogging don’t stop now more than ever the connection and the archive you are creating on your blog will long survive the fast moving and shifting algorithm of the facebook newsfeed that most people are not getting.  Share new shoots old shoots behind the scenes, videos and images what do you find interesting what makes you stop and watch?

Im going to Las Vegas March 3rd 4th and 5th and I’m going to show live the campaign marketing and stories I’ve been working on that all photographers can share and start doing.  I have been educating photographers for a few years now I think it’s time I started educating the public on why they need to be photographed professionally. I am also doing a whole segment on mentoring AND posing.  You can watch this class free and live enrol here.

http://www.creativelive.com/courses/modern-womens-portraiture?utm_source=creativeLIVE&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ModernWomenEnroll

 

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January 31, 2014#

‘Create the Incredible’ competition winners

During our Experimental Portraits workshop on creativeLIVE, Lara Jade and I announced a contest to “create the incredible” with an image I took during the live workshop.

Here is the original image that people were given to create with

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Thank you to all who entered. We had almost 300 submissions and Lara and I have both chosen a winner.

Here is the photo I chose created by Trisha Hadley

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Here is the photo that Lara chose created by Janet Hoffman

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December 14, 2013#

Live events and Mentoring for 2014

I have chosen this year not to speak on the Expo circuit as I really want to build up my business. I want to grow as a business owner and Photographer. I know lots of people get caught up in the bright lights of being up on that stage but I love to do the work so thats what I will focus on. I will always share and provide resources and inspiration for Photographers on my website and I am starting a more personal Mentor program for the photographers that want to work with me one on one.

Two Companies have treated me with such generosity and respect and I am returning the favour by choosing both of their events to speak at this coming year, the first being creativeLIVE and the second a great organisation called Clickinmoms. The event I will present at for Clickinmoms is Clickaway in September in Utah details & registration here: http://www.clickinmoms.com/clickaway/

I would love to see you there.

To both Clickinmoms and my creativeLIVE family thank you for your amazing support. Love Sue

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For Personal mentoring all details will be on my new website which will launch in the next 2 weeks. All details for creativeLIVE I will post on my Blog and Social Media. I’m very excited for the new year and I am making some big plans.

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