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.
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
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
Here is the photo that Lara chose created by Janet Hoffman
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
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.
Create the Incredible Competition. We told you to go crazy and wow check out these amazing works of art
175 entries have been submitted you can check them out on my business Facebook page HERE
‘LIKE’ to cast your vote winner will be announced November 22nd.
Purchase this workshop HERE
I’m still playing with the shoots from this ‘Create the Incredible’ workshop with Lara Jade so fun the artist in me is all invigorated. The replay will loop all day today at this link CHECK IT OUT
If you want to enter the ‘Create the Incredible Competition’ for all the details and links CLICK HERE entries close November 13th
Tuesday on the Broadcast a new conversation Pricing You and Portraits. Lets open that conversation and hash it out together I will blog all the details here tomorrow morning and we can direct personal questions to the blog.
Canon 5D mark iii 50mm 1.2 f/2.8 250/s ISO 640 Natural light
10% off any purchase from the Alien Skin store. Code: SBR1320 through Nov 8th
As you see I edited this image live and added the canvas backdrop but there is no other editing than dodge/burn and AlienSkin at 50% less grain
The wonderful team at JuneBug are hosting a Workshop in Los Angeles this November. I will be teaching there with extraordinaire’s lighting guru Scott Robert Lim Wedding, Avant Garde Wedding Maestro Roberto Valenzuela and The best Duo Brian & Allie Callaway Fashion Forward Weddings and Dynamic Engagements shoots. This is what each of these instructors will teach you live shooting (Thats YOU with a camera shooting with us) Great models and a location in Los Angeles that will blow you away. This is an intimate hands on workshop (small groups) I have seen the line up the content and the location and no expense has been spared to make this one of the best workshops I have ever seen.
I do not shoot weddings any more. As most of you know I famously say “I would rather stick pins in my eyes!” BUT I have 101 weddings under my belt so I have seen it all. Best of all I have a speciality and that is making Women move their bodies to look incredible. All bodies, short curvy zero curves extra chins and they are letting me shoot live with you and a Curvy Model. But this is more than slimming and lengthening in camera, this is about connection femininity beauty and grace and learning how to hold this space for women to bring forward their beauty and movement as you direct them with control and ease. On a wedding you have to think and act fast these skills need to be a second nature for you. No matter what you are faced with you will learn that every body just needs some little tweaks and every person will love having a gorgeous photo of themselves. This is the ONE day every woman deserves to be the most beautiful woman in the room captured forever.
I have pre shot a curvy manual for you so you can take everything you have learned home and practise. I look forward to spending two days with you in LA lots of shooting learning posing and don’t forget cocktails and dinner parties too.
Junebug’s Fashion Forward Wedding Photography Workshop Details & Bookings Here http://www.junebugworkshops.com
Barbie was my beautiful Bride for the Posing Manual I have done. She isn’t really that curvy she is short. As you can see I am only 5 3″ Barbie is shorter than me. It doesn’t take much to block a short body and make them look wider than they are in camera so teaching lengthening is one of the most valuable posing skills you can learn as a photographer. Also I put on a dinner Jacket to play her Groom in the video so I could show you how to use the Mans body to slim the Brides ha so yes I am supposed to look like the Husband. In this video/manual we address Chin Arms Hands Waists and Lengthening bodies.
As a fun challenge we went out to find a Wedding Dress and discovered this stunning 90′s Wedding ensemble at Goodwill for $14 I chopped it up and did a Glam the Dress shoot with my assistant Katie. On this workshop I want to show you how I get Pre Wedding Boudoir & Beauty Portraits, Bachelorette Party Glamour sessions and my favourite Glam the dress Bridal Portraits (like this one below) The opportunity for a girl to get back into all the incredible details that she spent a year putting together and get all glammed up and beautiful again.
Loved making this outfit come to life.
It didn’t take long to unzip the dress and start draping her in the veil.
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
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:
creativeLIVE is hosting PHOTOWEEK their biggest event of the year. Starting tomorrow at 9am PST Its an online expo with over 50 Photo Instructors. They asked me to do a Power Keynote on Monday at 2.45pm I said Oh HELL YES. I have been a Portrait Photographer for over half my life I have spent most of that time learning struggling growing evolving learning struggling changing but I never quit. Oh I got so close, but I realised I could always regenerate because the truth is I never wanted to be anything else. So I learned, I learned that sometimes you’re close to the answer you need and the career you always dreamed of but until you really identify that dream you can’t step towards it. I learned to value my self and my work to start earning money. I learned to stop comparing myself to others and just be good enough for my clients. I discovered there’s nothing I cannot create when I put my mind to it and anything is possible when your heart is willing.
Do you know your purpose your goal your true path? Have you set that out and are you powering towards it. Have you identified that sometimes the biggest hurdle in your way is actually you. Join me Monday at 2.45pm and lets work it out together #itstimetodothework
Also check out Two of my favourite people and incredible Wedding Photographers and top notch educators Susan Stripling 9am Monday and Cliff Mautner 9am Tuesday in the house Monday and Tuesday. Then on Wednesday at 2.45pm check out my amazing friends Tiffany and Marc Angeles and how they went from corporate jobs to a fully booked at home commercial real estate business. These two people will not only blow you away with their start up story but their ability to build a lucrative and fast turn around business model and business from nothing to incredible is so motivating. I have big respect for all of these people and I know you will love what they teach. Enjoy this week I know I am lucky enough to be in Seattle with all of these great people and audience see you online