The Portrait Masters Conference 2017

September 22, 2017 Uncategorized

If you joined us for the Portrait Masters Conference 2017 in Palm Springs, you know what a whirlwind of a weekend it was. Every speaker exceeded my expectations ten-fold, the energy held by the attendees was electric, and each vendor who showcased their products were absolutely outstanding. I am so incredibly proud of my team and crew for their endless energy and hard work in preparing for and executing this event. The first of many.

Watch full recordings from the Portrait Masters HERE.

I have been building a new body of work, a black and white study of portrait. I revealed this body of work during my first talk at the Portrait Masters. Over about an 8 week period, I asked people to sit for me. Some of them are people I know very well, some of them I had just met. Each subject did their own hair & makeup, and each shoot took no longer than 15 minutes. I used one strobe, the Profoto B1 and the 5′ octa.

Check out this behind-the-scenes video Caitlin filmed & edited with Gerson‘s music:

Behind the Scenes and light set up of the current BW series. Video & Edit by Caitlin Timmins music by Gerson Lopes hair & makeup by Bri Orozco (You three are my everything thank you for your hard work) Megan thank you for your gracious beauty.

Posted by Sue Bryce Photographer on Tuesday, September 12, 2017

WATCH my lighting set-up HERE.

After the conference, we were all in a daze. It went so fast and I wish I could have been able to talk to everyone more, but reading the attendees comments in the Sue Bryce Education Facebook Group filled me with so much love and gratitude. Here is one that was so beautifully written, I wanted to share:

“Having read all the comments for the post-Portrait Masters Conference, I determined that all the best adjectives have been used to shower Sue Bryce, and her team, with a much-deserved abundance of compliments.

So, how do I articulate my thoughts?

In my opinion, Sue Bryce is the most powerful woman in the world of photography—she is a tenacious leader whose vision to create the best business, education, and self-motivational model has come to fruition. Her reach is global. For thousands of photographers around the world, she is a celebrity who has influenced their work, and their lives. Sue Bryce is ruthless in seeing clearly the needs of beginning, and mature, photographers; she is the spark that ignites the focus of their goals. And scrutiny by so-called critics does not faze her—she is achingly honest and unapologetic—she remains steadfast in her belief system of value and service. Naysayers cannot diminish her credibility.

And so, as more than four hundred students watched this petite woman, with her mysterious resonance, sashay across the stage in her signature black dress, the thundering applause shook the theatre as she captured their minds and hearts.”

~ Anne Snape Parsons