90 Day Challenge

Are you ready to transform your business and life? This step-by-step system is your guide to creating a powerful, profitable, portrait photography business. It doesn’t matter if you are starting fresh, or if you have an existing business.

Join The Portrait System today to join the upcoming 90 Day Challenge and take action on building the business of your dreams.

Preparation Videos

01

Set Your Intention

Set your intention! Are you ready for this? Are you ready for the 90 Day Challenge?

Alright. Let’s get started.

Let’s ALL take a step together towards transforming our lives and our businesses. This is your step-by-step program to create a powerful, profitable portrait photography business.

We’ll work from the ground up. It doesn’t matter if you are starting fresh, if you haven’t started yet, or if you have an existing business, you need to restart with new eyes and mindset.

The 90 Day Challenge will teach you and inspire you to become the best photographer you can be, and of course, it will be a challenge! Start with this video to spark your motivation.

Then, as each new challenge rolls out, you are welcome to work at your own pace, get a study buddy, and connect with us in our 90-Day-Challenge Facebook group.

We’ll be learning or revisiting camera fundamentals, working on beautiful light, and mastering pose and direction.

Once you’ve set your intention, it’s time to get started – it’s going to be an awesome 90 Days!

 

These lessons are part of the 90 Day Challenge, where Sue gives you all the tools you need to create a business and thrive. Whether you are a beginner, building your business from the ground up, or an experienced photographer, taking your business to the next level, this course will help your business grow!

This Week’s Lessons:

07:45 Challenge Your Limits
11:22 Set Your Intention

Training Materials:

pdf Set Your Intention PDF Workbook
mp3 SBE - Goal Setting.mp3

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02

Studio Setup

In the Studio Setup lessons, Sue teaches the fundamentals of kit building, creating a versatile, yet simplified, professional portrait studio setup, and how to make a home-based studio work.

We’ll focus on the essential needs of any size studio setup — from a basement to a full brick-and-mortar shop. You will learn the basics of getting your studio up and running. Topics include lighting sources, essential gear and props, interior design ideas and other considerations that can help you sell, sell, sell!

The best part about this course is learning you don’t need to spend a lot of money! See how Sue-savvy choices in your studio can put you on the path to success.

Check out this blog post all about V-Flats.

Once you’ve finished this week, we recommend visiting Sue’s Studio Tours for further inspiration!

 

These lessons are part of the 90 Day Challenge, where Sue gives you all the tools you need to create a business and thrive. Whether you are a beginner, building your business from the ground up, or an experienced photographer, taking your business to the next level, this course will help your business grow!

This Week’s Lessons:

01:55 Introduction
01:04 Studio Setup Challenge
19:28 Simple Backdrops
15:26 Diffusing Light & Props
20:24 The Bare Minimum Studio Setup
46:29 Coaching with Nikki

Training Materials:

pdf Studio Setup Guide
pdf Sue's Next Steps To-Do Check List

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03

Camera Basics

In the Camera Basics lessons, Sue asks you to truly get to know your camera basics through a series of four challenges. These challenges are designed specifically for indoor and outdoor portraits. You’ll work with aperture ranges for single-subject and multi-subject portraits, pushing your ISO, hand-holding duration, and overriding your light meters. It is essential that you take the time to get to know your camera, and these camera basics lessons will get you on the right track to mastering your craft and creating the successful business you are working so hard for.

Once you’ve finished this week, we recommend checking out our blog post, 5 Easy Tips for Sharper Images by John Greengo. You can also check out his amazing in-depth camera course, Camera 101  available in The Portrait Masters Store.

 

These lessons are part of the 90 Day Challenge, where Sue gives you all the tools you need to create a business and thrive. Whether you are a beginner, building your business from the ground up, or an experienced photographer, taking your business to the next level, this course will help your business grow!

This Week’s Lessons:

02:36 Introduction
00:56 Camera Basics Challenge
19:34 Shooting Raw
25:42 Exposure Triangle
09:36 Toggle Focus
13:35 Freeze Action or Movement
16:30 ISO
06:42 ISO Comparison
24:21 Camera Comparisons
1:04:23 Coaching with Nikki

Training Materials:

pdf Camera Basics Guide
pdf Sue's Next Steps and To-Do Checklist

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90 Day Challenge

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Posing

In the Posing lessons, Sue covers one of the most important subjects, POSING. Sue discusses the fundamentals of posing – from body language, body types, and thoughtful composition, to working in standing, sitting, and lying down positions, and more. Mastering posing is so important because if you go into a shoot knowing how to pose your client with confidence, they, too, will become more confident. This allows for a more seamless, fun shoot which will produce stunning portraits that your client will love for years to come!

Topics of discussion include: posing with curves, on the ottoman, on the couch, and more. Get ready to learn the ins and outs of everything about posing and watch your confidence soar.

 

These lessons are part of the 90 Day Challenge, where Sue gives you all the tools you need to create a business and thrive. Whether you are a beginner, building your business from the ground up, or an experienced photographer, taking your business to the next level, this course will help your business grow!

This Week’s Lessons:

02:14 Introduction
01:02 Posing Challenge
1:25:35 Posing 101
17:54 Posing Different Body Shapes
31:57 Ottoman Poses
46:22 Posing with Curves
25:22 Couch Poses
1:00:21 Coaching with Nikki

Training Materials:

pdf Posing Guide
pdf Sue's Next Steps and Week 7 Checklist
pdf Curves Posing Examples
pdf Couch Posing Examples
pdf Ottoman Posing Examples
pdf More Curves Posing Examples

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02

Posing Week 2

In the Posing lessons, Sue covers one of the most important subjects, POSING. Sue discusses the fundamentals of posing – from body language, body types, and thoughtful composition, to working in standing, sitting, and lying down positions, and more. Mastering posing is so important because if you go into a shoot knowing how to pose your client with confidence, they, too, will become more confident. This allows for a more seamless, fun shoot which will produce stunning portraits that your client will love for years to come!

Topics of discussion include: posing with curves, on the ottoman, on the couch, and more. Get ready to learn the ins and outs of everything about posing and watch your confidence soar.

 

These lessons are part of the 90 Day Challenge, where Sue gives you all the tools you need to create a business and thrive. Whether you are a beginner, building your business from the ground up, or an experienced photographer, taking your business to the next level, this course will help your business grow!

This Week’s Lessons:

2:09:51 Expression Series
10:21 Rule of 9's
07:42 Rule of 9's Cont.
15:25 Expression
09:30 Rotation
09:51 Hands
05:46 Composition
05:29 Composition Cont
08:05 Posing from the Feet Up
07:31 Touch
09:25 Black Boxes
10:29 General Posing with Curves
07:13 Rule of 9's (Curvy)
04:43 Rotation
05:45 Pose from the Feet Up
03:52 Arms
05:28 Ottoman
08:48 Reclining Poses
03:46 Black Boxes
17:52 Retouching Curves
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03

Lighting

In the Lighting lessons, Sue guides you through the natural light studio. The class works on mastering soft, even lighting that flatters all faces. Topics of discussion include: window light, backlight, constant light, and working with strobes. Sue wants you to master finding that beautifully-diffused, flatter, soft light that has drawn so many people to her brand. Once you master lighting, you can truly produce amazing portraits anywhere! So tune in and let Sue share all her tips and tricks that she’s found through her personal experience over the years to help you become the best portrait photographer you can be!

Once you’ve finished this week, we recommend checking out Sue’s additional lighting courses. Also, we highly recommend Felix Kunze and Sue’s course, The Lighting Series, which is available in The Portrait Masters Store.

 

These lessons are part of the 90 Day Challenge, where Sue gives you all the tools you need to create a business and thrive. Whether you are a beginner, building your business from the ground up, or an experienced photographer, taking your business to the next level, this course will help your business grow!

This Week’s Lessons:

00:47 Introduction
01:43 Lighting Challenge
33:45 Flat Beauty Light
11:52 Backlight
07:59 Contrast Backlight
31:08 One Strobe, Two Strobes
1:00:27 Coaching With Nikki

Training Materials:

pdf Complete Lighting Guide
pdf Week Five Next Steps and Checklist

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Lighting Week 2

In the Lighting lessons, Sue guides you through the natural light studio. The class works on mastering soft, even lighting that flatters all faces. Topics of discussion include: window light, backlight, constant light, and working with strobes. Sue wants you to master finding that beautifully-diffused, flatter, soft light that has drawn so many people to her brand. Once you master lighting, you can truly produce amazing portraits anywhere! So tune in and let Sue share all her tips and tricks that she’s found through her personal experience over the years to help you become the best portrait photographer you can be!

Once you’ve finished this week, we recommend checking out Sue’s additional lighting courses. Also, we highly recommend Felix Kunze and Sue’s course, The Lighting Series, which is available in The Portrait Masters Store.

 

These lessons are part of the 90 Day Challenge, where Sue gives you all the tools you need to create a business and thrive. Whether you are a beginner, building your business from the ground up, or an experienced photographer, taking your business to the next level, this course will help your business grow!

This Week’s Lessons:

15:40 Natural Light Shoot
03:35 Kino Light Demo
10:41 Kino Light Shoot
05:47 Kino with Scrim Shoot
07:24 Strobe Shoot
14:03 Retouching
1:27:44 Lighting Essentials
1:15:49 Simple Lighting Setup

Training Materials:

pdf Complete Lighting Guide
pdf Week Five Next Steps and Checklist

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05

Photoshop Hacks

In the Photoshop Hacks lessons, Sue shares tips, tricks, and hacks for retouching with Photoshop and Lightroom. Sue has been working with Photoshop since it was first rolled out. In these lessons, she ties in all her years of experience and teaches you the best hacks for Photoshop. These hacks will help you spend less time behind the computer screen, which in turn makes your business more profitable, since time is money. Get ready to be well on your way to becoming a master in Photoshop!

Topics of discussion include: cloning and skin retouching, using the healing tool on skin, and reducing redness and shadows on chin, shoulders, eyes, and nose.

For further learning, we recommend Photoshop: Two Minute Retouching.

We also highly recommend purchasing Pratik Naik’s The Retouching Series to learn amazing in-depth Photoshop techniques.

 

These lessons are part of the 90 Day Challenge, where Sue gives you all the tools you need to create a business and thrive. Whether you are a beginner, building your business from the ground up, or an experienced photographer, taking your business to the next level, this course will help your business grow!

This Week’s Lessons:

01:38 Introduction
01:01 Photoshop Hacks Challenge
10:19 Exercise: Skin Retouching
19:06 Cloning & Skin Retouching
08:17 Healing Tool for Skin
03:26 Red Dots on Skin
13:50 Reducing Redness
11:02 Blotchy Skin
12:47 Shadows Chin Shoulders Eyes Nose
12:48 Dodge & Burn Eyes
11:05 Warping & Contouring: Eyes, Face, Hair
09:36 Warp Bodies & Chin: Part 1
07:44 Warp Bodies & Chin: Part 2
16:20 Fast Retouching with Skin Color Blending
17:04 Balancing Skin Tones
03:45 Sue’s 2 Minute Retouching
13:07 Extending Background with Content Aware Crop
07:21 Age Appropriate Editing
10:00 The Full Blitz
13:46 Extending Background with Gradient Hack
15:09 Making Colorful Actions
1:04:35 Lightroom Startup with Ben Willmore
1:08:13 Live Coaching w/Nikki

Training Materials:

pdf Photoshop and Lightroom Guide

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06

Makeup & Hair

In the Makeup  and Hair lessons, Sue discusses what having hair and makeup specialists on the team means to her personally, and she covers things you need to consider when it comes to glam. She will walk you through the different types of business models, including doing the hair and makeup yourself and outsourcing to professionals, whether you bring them on full time or just contract them for a shoot. There are many levels to choose, and Sue will walk you through each one, so you can decide what is best for you and your business.

Topics of discussion include: hiring/bartering with hair and makeup artists or going DIY. In the end, the best thing to do is educate your clients on their options and learn what they want.

For further learning, we recommend checking out Sue’s Working With Hair and Makeup.

 

These lessons are part of the 90 Day Challenge, where Sue gives you all the tools you need to create a business and thrive. Whether you are a beginner, building your business from the ground up, or an experienced photographer, taking your business to the next level, this course will help your business grow!

This Week’s Lessons:

01:30 Introduction
01:22 Makeup & Hair Challenge
1:07:04 Makeup & Hair
1:06:48 Live Coaching w/Nikki

Training Materials:

pdf Makeup Guide
pdf Sue's Next Steps and Week 9 Checklist

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07

Confidence and Networking

In the Confidence and Networking lessons, Sue discusses relationship building. Get ready to boost your confidence, start networking, and begin approaching models for building your folio. Sue teaches you how to get people to model for you for free, and she will also teach you ways to make money while building your folio!

It’s time to be brave and ask for what you want! Let Sue teach you how to overcome the fear of “the ask” and build your confidence, so you can create your business to the best of your ability. The best way to master your craft is to practice. The only way to practice is to ask. Let’s increase your confidence and watch your business soar.

For additional tips on building confidence, check out our Confidence Workshop.

 

These lessons are part of the 90 Day Challenge, where Sue gives you all the tools you need to create a business and thrive. Whether you are a beginner, building your business from the ground up, or an experienced photographer, taking your business to the next level, this course will help your business grow!

This Week’s Lessons:

01:11 Introduction
01:36 Challenge
25:36 Networking, Confidence and Find Your Models
1:08:09 Live Coaching

Training Materials:

pdf Week 10 PDF Workbook
pdf Week 10 Checklist

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08

Pricing & Product

In the Pricing and Product lessons, Sue teaches you how to create a pricing structure based on your value, your experience as a business owner, and your experience with being a paid photographer.

Knowing your worth is crucial in business, and these lessons focus on understanding your value. Topics include: identifying your blocks when it comes to your self-value, understanding your value as a creator, understanding the value of your time, and understanding the value of your craft. As well, we’ll look at how to get your pricing to industry standards and all the possibilities for pricing plans, packages, and more. The more you understand your value and demand your worth, the more you will see your business soar.

Once you’ve finished this week, we recommend visiting the Sales Intensive for further studies on this topic.

 

These lessons are part of the 90 Day Challenge, where Sue gives you all the tools you need to create a business and thrive. Whether you are a beginner, building your business from the ground up, or an experienced photographer, taking your business to the next level, this course will help your business grow!

This Week’s Lessons:

01:38 Introduction
01:37 Pricing & Product Challenge
05:08 Intro to Pricing
22:03 Pricing Guides
11:41 Fantasy Price List
09:11 Pricing Breakdown
04:00 Digital Presentation vs Printed Reveal
14:32 Gift Vouchers
04:15 Shame & Guilt Receiving Money
56:32 Coaching with Nikki

Training Materials:

pdf Pricing & Product Guide
pdf Sue's Next Steps & To-Do Check List

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09

Design Hacks

In the Design Hacks lessons, Sue will discuss the ultimate marketing-material design hacks, using Photoshop and InDesign.

Now is the time to create your brand. This includes: your website, social media, printouts, and more. If you aren’t design savvy, these lessons will help you get going without having to shell out a lot of money. Sue will walk you through how she managed to build her brand while not being great at design. She shares what marketing design hacks worked and didn’t work for her so that you don’t have to make the same mistakes.

Topics of discussion include: pdf creation, accordion cards, and magazines.

For further learning, we recommend checking out Sue’s DIY Marketing Design Live. You can also purchase the marketing templates in The Portrait Masters Store.

 

These lessons are part of the 90 Day Challenge, where Sue gives you all the tools you need to create a business and thrive. Whether you are a beginner, building your business from the ground up, or an experienced photographer, taking your business to the next level, this course will help your business grow!

This Week’s Lessons:

01:35 Introduction
02:51 Design Hacks Challenge
1:03:20 Design Hacks
1:00:31 Startup Coaching Chat

Training Materials:

zip Contact Sheet Examples PDF
zip Contact Sheet Templates
pdf Sue's Next Steps and Week 8 Checklist

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Sales

In the Sales lessons, Sue discusses sales in relation to yourself, your experience in being self-employed, and your craft. In order to have a profitable business, it is essential that you know your value as well as what is blocking you from selling. You can have a stunning folio with heaps of experience, but people won’t come to you until you sell to them. By getting into the 15 Basic Transforming Sales Steps, you will learn how to get out of your way and start asking for equal exchange in value.

Learning sales is crucial to a thriving business. The time has come for you to overcome your fear of sales, your fear of pricing yourself, and your fear of owning your path. Sue will teach you how to replace the word “fear” with the word “unknown” and how just that change will help you mentally. Then, she will help you establish where you are as a photographer and where you want to go.

 

These lessons are part of the 90 Day Challenge, where Sue gives you all the tools you need to create a business and thrive. Whether you are a beginner, building your business from the ground up, or an experienced photographer, taking your business to the next level, this course will help your business grow!

This Week’s Lessons:

01:35 Introduction
01:00 Sale Challenge
1:10:28 Sales
1:00:36 Sales Contact #1 — Networking
1:08:41 Sales Contact #2 — The Consultation
1:02:34 Sales Contact #3 — Day of Shoot
1:24:15 Sales Contact #4 — The Reveal
20:09 Sales Contact #5 — Ask for Referrals
1:09:22 Zoom Sales: The Consultation
1:05:59 Coaching with Nikki

Training Materials:

pdf Zoom Sales Consultation
pdf Sue's Next Steps and To-Do Checklist

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Marketing

In the Marketing lessons, we get into the tactical details of marketing and how to capitalize on your natural strengths as a marketer. Topics of discussion include: creating your marketing printables, deciding on your style, and learning how to speak to the demographic you want to draw to your business.

Sue wants you to find your voice, so you can pitch to the clients you want. She wants you to find your genre, so you can perfect your brand and find your demographic. Before-and-after shots are a great way to get started. People love makeovers, and it speaks to the style of glamour portrait photography.

For further learning, we recommend checking out Sue’s Marketing Intensive. You can also purchase her marketing templates in The Portrait Masters Store.

 

These lessons are part of the 90 Day Challenge, where Sue gives you all the tools you need to create a business and thrive. Whether you are a beginner, building your business from the ground up, or an experienced photographer, taking your business to the next level, this course will help your business grow!

This Week’s Lessons:

01:14 Introduction
01:44 Marketing Challenge
54:45 Marketing
43:35 Your Sales Pitch
1:10:04 Coaching with Nikki

Training Materials:

pdf SBE Marketing Guide
pdf Sue's Next Steps and Week 6 Checklist

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Launch

It’s time to launch your portrait photography business!

Are you ready to move forward? The time has come to launch your brand and to own your path. This is the time where we start to adjust what it is that we are walking towards.

It is time to take stock of what you have learned, set your intentions, and move forward with your portrait photography business. Call it “Butt Kick Week,” or “Certainty and Conviction Week.” This is the week where you decide what you truly want. It’s the week where you learn to get out of your own way and start walking towards it! It’s time to take everything you’ve learned in the 90 Day Challenge and put it into action. Get ready to LAUNCH!

If you find yourself needing a little extra self-confidence boost, check out our additional Self-Value courses.

 

These lessons are part of the 90 Day Challenge, where Sue gives you all the tools you need to create a business and thrive. Whether you are a beginner, building your business from the ground up, or an experienced photographer, taking your business to the next level, this course will help your business grow!

This Week’s Lessons:

01:16 Introduction
01:16 Launch Challenge
1:16:09 Launch
1:16:44 Live Coaching w/Nikki and Sue

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