Top Ten SBE Videos Free This Week!

April 19, 2021 Blog
Get inspired, master your craft, and learn the secrets to building a six-figure photography business – with world-renowned photographer and educator Sue Bryce!

So Much to Learn for Free!

Since 2015, Sue Bryce Education (SBE) has helped thousands of entrepreneurs around the world learn the steps to building a successful photography business. Sue’s educational system is the most-comprehensive photography education you can get. It’s the very best way you can go about building a photography business from home or wherever you shoot. With hundreds of videos covering everything from camera basics, to advanced lighting techniques, to networking & marketing, there’s something here for every level of photographer to guide you in bringing your craft and business ability to its full power.

We’re so excited this free week –  Monday, April 19 to Sunday, April 25  to open our doors wide for everyone who is interested in exploring the Sue Bryce Education recipe for success. Make sure to download our official Welcome Guide!  This is the week you and your friends get to learn photography for free! And we encourage you to host watch parties and invite your friends to dig into our vast trove of educational videos together with you. We are a community of learners who believe success is best created together, and we warmly welcome you to join in!

There’s so much to explore on Sue Bryce Education:

  • Posing
  • Lighting
  • Styling
  • Retouching
  • Photoshoots
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Business
  • Self-Value
  • Plus Sue Bryce gives LIVE monthly broadcasts with interactive chats.
  • And during free week, Sue will be broadcasting live EVERY DAY.

There’s so much to learn that it can be hard to know where to start! So, we polled our members to find out their favorite SBE video. Many of them said, “Pick one!? Impossible!” Nevertheless, we have compiled this “Top Ten” list to give you some ideas for where to jump in first.

Once you’ve scoped out these Member recommendations, be sure to head over to the Welcome to SBE Free Week blog, so you can read Sue’s official welcome to you and download a pdf guide of all the special events & offers available to you this week only.

Sue Bryce’s 90 Day Challenge is an innovative online course that leads photographers through all the steps to building a successful photography business. From studio setup to launch, it guides you through everything you need to know to get your business off the ground or take it to the next level. It’s just one of the many reasons Sue Bryce Education is the most comprehensive portrait education in the world!

Off the Charts

90 Day Challenge 

Sue Bryce Education’s 90 Day Challenge is so popular and awesome that we couldn’t pick just one video for our “Top Ten” list. So, we present to you the 90 Day Challenge curriculum in all 12 weeks of its glory! This step-by-step system guides you from day one: setting up your studio, to day 90: launching your business, and leads you through everything in between:

  • Studio Setup
  • Pricing & Product
  • Sales
  • Lighting
  • Marketing
  • Posing
  • Design Hacks
  • Makeup & Hair
  • Confidence & Networking
  • Photoshop Hacks
  • Launch

One cool feature of the 90 Day Challenge is our 90 Day Challenge Facebook Group that is open to everyone going through the course together. Along with our team of supportive mentors, Nikki Closser, host of the Portrait System Podcast, is your experienced guide in the Facebook group. Each week, she posts check-in videos in the group to support you through the lessons, and she is available there to answer your questions. While we are just about to host our 90 Day Challenge Wrap Party, don’t worry, a new round is beginning soon. You are welcome to join with the whole group then (contact: support@staging-suebryceeducation.kinsta.cloud for more information), and you can start exploring the 90 Day Challenge on your own now, during Free Week.

Top Ten SBE Videos

Sue Bryce Education has over a thousand videos to choose from, and they all go into great detail on specific topics. Whether you’ve just bought or borrowed your first camera, or you’re trying to hone your unique style, or you want to expand your lighting options, or you want to learn about marketing, or you want to introduce a new genre to your existing business… you’ll find expert advice that answers all your questions and so much more. You’ll find concrete answers, exact instructions, and step-by-step guidance to achieving your photography goals and building a successful photography business.

Photography  is a powerful medium – both for the person being photographed and for the photographer. Sue Bryce has a passion for the transformational power of photography. When people are photographed, they express the best in themselves, and in doing so must go beyond their fear of manifesting in all their power and beauty. Building a photography business is the same.

In order to create the business of your dreams and provide the life you want for yourself and your family, you must confront your blocks and go beyond your fear. You must learn to value yourself and your work in order to ask for and receive payment that equals the value of the goods and service your provide.

In this “Top Ten” list, you’ll find videos that address the whole range of this experience – from creating professional photos using the light of only one window to learning how to manifest your deepest desires. It’s all here! So, let’s jump right in!

Sue Bryce built her photography business around the light from one window. In the Natural Light Studio videos, she shows you how you only need this natural light from one window to create beautiful, professional portraits for anyone.

1. Natural Light Studio 

Sue’s photos have a beautiful, super-soft look to them. It comes from knowing how to manipulate the light. In these videos, Sue will show you how to achieve this stunning look. First, you’ll learn how to identify the “hot spots,” the places the light fills the most, in any room. Then, she’ll show you how you can use a simple V-flat to flatten the light and an inexpensive piece of foamcore as the ultimate light reflector.

She’ll also teach you a simple setup for controlling light in an outdoor shoot. And if you want to bring some gear into it, there’s instructions on how to control the light entering your camera using an ND filter. As well, you’ll learn how to mimic or enhance the natural light look, using an Elinchrom Strobe, an Elinchrom Deep Dish Octa, and a Kino Constant Light.

2. Manifestation to ManifestACTION

Manifesting success doesn’t just come about from putting your dreams out into the universe. Unless you take the steps to actually manifest those dreams, they will remain that – just dreams. In two heartfelt videos, Sue shares her incredible story of highs and lows. She describes building a successful photography business that somehow left her feeling unsatisfied. Sue took a leap of faith that led her to experiencing rock bottom before she picked herself up again to build another business that was both successful and deeply satisfying.

These videos will inspire you and also give you great advice on how to brush up on the three areas that lead to manifestACTION –  emotion, mindset, and ACTION.

3. The Money Wheel of Misfortune

If you don’t address the problems you have that ultimately effect your ability to RECEIVE and MANAGE money, you just cannot run a successful business! As much as we don’t want to admit it, our current situation with money is a direct reflection of what is going on inside of us.

The Money Wheel of Misfortune:

  • Avoidance
  • Over-spending
  • Over-giving
  • Guilt & Shame
  • Resentment
  • No Boundaries
  • Not Receiving
  • Tight Fistedness

The Money Wheel of Misfortunate videos will take you through the eight styles of being blocked around building wealth, and also provide you with antidotes for healing those blocks, so that you can manifest a more enriched and enriching future.

Create a dreamy outdoor set on a budget that will give you a studio-perfect backdrop in a place as humble as a parking lot.

4. Creative Outside Shoot

In these times of restrictions on indoor gathering and social distancing, an outside shoot can be a creative and fun way to get outdoors in the fresh air with your clients. You can create a beautiful set with minimal materials and quick set-up time. Watch Sue and Gerson create a dreamy outdoor set in a parking lot, using a carport frame, lengths of netting curtain, polyester chiffon, & silk fabric secured with clamps. As the sunlight comes through the layers of chiffon, the effect is incredible.

5. Your First Package Price

Sue pulls out her black-belt karate skills (I’m not kidding!), and her awesome ability to teach all skill levels at once, in this special bonus session on print sales for bridging the gap between start up/folio build and package sales. You know that awkward gap between shoot & burn and $1,200? Boy, has Sue got some great solutions for you –  Ninja level!

6. Marketing System

In three videos, Sue gives you a recipe for a successful marketing system. Using her experience of resurrecting and reinventing 80’s glamour photography as contemporary portrait photography, Sue describes how you can develop your own brand clarity. This involves understanding the experience you provide to your clients.

Clarity is being able to:

  • name it,
  • define it,
  • describe it,
  • show it,
  • and own it.

When you have this clarity about the service you give, you can express your pricing & product in your presentation with certainty, confidence, and conviction. This ability to make a strong offer is the cornerstone to effectively marketing your photography business.

The White Sheet shoot is flattering to so many types of people, and it is also a very cost-efficient and easy setup!

7. The White Sheet

Simple, sexy, and, iconic. This is one of Sue’s most favorite and most requested sessions. Through soft back light, a blow up mattress, and white sheets, every body will look incredible in their images from this sensual, monochromatic, and highly-effective and affordable shoot.

8. Self-Value

If you are struggling with painful situations in your life, don’t miss the opportunity to watch Sue Bryce’s videos on Self-Value! This could be the catalyst you need to turn your life around!

In these powerful videos, Sue shares her personal journey with sickness, poverty, and loneliness, and how she flipped the script to experience health, wealth, and love – all by coming to understand the secret of self-value.

The way you value yourself shows up in your body & illnesses, your career, and in your relationships. Your world reflects the way you see yourself. You contain the power to transform your world. Pain is inevitable, but the secret is to choose the pain that brings you closer to your heart’s desire. Step-by-step, you can achieve your dreams. But you must choose to face & embrace your fears. You must decide to live in a way where you take full accountability and responsibility for your own life. You can take full stock of your life and accept that things are the way they are because you have chosen it. Instead of being resentful, you can ask:

  • What is this situation teaching me?
  • What am I choosing?
  • What do I really want?

You must choose to learn from pain instead of being a victim. When you choose to change your perception, you can move mountains. But it’s up to you to make that choice and keep moving forward.

9. Lighting Essentials

This video from the Live Archive was shot at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic when lockdowns and quarantines were sweeping the globe. Before getting into the class she has prepared, Sue offers words of encouragement, reminding everyone that they can still practice photographing themselves and their family and roommates they are quarantined with. Also, in doing so, everyone will be prepared to go back to work when it is possible to re-open their businesses under restriction.

Sue then shows her lighting setup with a Stella 5,000 with a white shell umbrella modifier and a modeling light on strobe. However, all the setups in this video can be done in natural light, constant light, or strobe. This video is full of lighting hacks that can be accomplished with any lighting setup you have.

The key premises it works with are:

  • Depth
  • Contouring
  • Distance
  • Contrast
  • Contouring bodies with posing and light
  • How you can alter the mood and tone of an image significantly by choosing the light

It’s all about experimenting with light and playing!

Posing is one of Sue Bryce’s many superpowers!

10. Posing Breakdown

Posing is one of the most important parts of being a portrait photographer. You MUST be able to pose women of all different body types if you want to book women as your clients. It took Sue a lot of practice, but she can say that she has mastered posing women, and she wants you to master it as well! Watching our Posing Breakdown course is the first step!

When a woman walks through your studio door, knowing exactly which poses will flatter her is going to help you focus on giving her GREAT SERVICE. Instead of worrying about how to pose, the Posing Breakdown course will have you ready to rock your session and make your client feel great every step of the way!

These posing videos are chock full of specific guidelines for how to get any client looking great, including these tips for posing chins:

  • A resting chin on both lean and curvy bodies is not flattering for a photograph.
  • You want the chin engaged.
  • Use your hand as a “chin pan” to direct the chin.
  • Have them push the chin forward towards you.
  • When you have them engage their chin, the eyes begin to engage as well.
  • Pushing the chin forward flatters everybody!

While the Posing Breakdown videos already include extensive advice for posing every type of body, two of our Curves shoots received honorable mention in our “Top Ten” contest. So, be sure to check out: Curves Shoot: Karianne and Pose – Girls with Curves to follow along on photoshoots with curvy beauties.

Right Place, Right Time – For You!

You’ve definitely come to the right place for learning everything you need to know for building a successful photography business! Sue’s recipe for success has been tested time and again by photographers all around the world, and they have proven that it works – in small towns and in big cities, on small islands and in big countries, all around the world. Sue Bryce Education is definitely the place to be to get inspired, master your craft, and learn the secrets to building a six-figure photography business.

While we are specifically geared to help photographers find success as portrait photographers, there is so much here that is also valuable to a wide stripe of people. So please, feel very welcome to invite your friends who might have interest in photography as a hobby, or even friends who are not interested in photography but would benefit from a pep talk around Self-Value (#8),  The Money Wheel of Misfortune (#3), or Manifestation to ManifestACTION (#2). This is the perfect time to share these inspiring videos with people who might not otherwise find their way to SBE.

We are so glad you found your way here, and we are so excited to welcome you to the 2021 SBE Free Week! Hurry on over to the Welcome to SBE Free Week blog for Sue Bryce’s Welcome to you and to download your handy PDF guide to all the awesome LIVE events happening and for information about the wonderful deals, discounts, & offers we have for you simply for trying out SBE this week.

But before you do that, you might want to bookmark this page for future reference, and also feel free to drop a comment in the box below. What videos listed here spark your curiosity? Which videos do you plan to watch first? Is there something photography related that you don’t see listed above that you’d like help finding?

As well, feel free to reach out to us at support@staging-suebryceeducation.kinsta.cloud if you have questions about SBE Free Week, or more information on what it means to be an SBE Member. We’d be happy to hear from you!