Course Length 2:27:41

With Sue Bryce

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7 detailed videos - 2 hours, 27 minutes of video - 2 downloads

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In the fifth week of the 12 Week Startup course, Sue guides her students through the natural light studio. The class works on mastering soft even lighting that flatters all faces. Topics of discussion will 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 to week 5 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 on

Over the next eight weeks, Sue will continue giving you the tools you need to create a business and thrive. Whether you are new to being a portrait photographer and need advice from the ground up, or if you are an experienced portrait photographer who wants to take their business to the next level, this course is going to help your business grow.

Course Videos

1 Introduction 2 Lighting Challenge 3 Flat Beauty Light
In this session, Sue shows the class ways to create flat, even beauty light by utilizing diffusion and reflectors.
4 Backlight
In this session, Sue shows the class ways the fundamentals of backlight and how to create gorgeous portrait shots.
5 Contrast Backlight
In this session, Sue shows the class how to create contrast backlight for stunning seated and reclining poses.
6 One Strobe, Two Strobes
In this session, Sue shows the class how to use one or two strobe lights, and utilizing direction and diffusion to create beautiful light.
7 Coaching With Nikki

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Sue is not just a mentor, in the area of photography; she's a life coach in the area of living. Simply put, Sue Bryce Education, was the best investment I have made into myself, and my business, since it began! David Lee
Sue Bryce Education allowed me to grow from hobbyist with a borrowed camera and a dream, to professional portrait photographer with a six-figure business. There is no way I would be here without her education. Cat Ford-Coates
Sue Bryce Education has given me ALL of the tools needed to take me from a "shoot and burn" photographer making less then $200 a session to a portrait photographer with a studio and over a $1200 average and growing in less than 4 months. Ashley Lindsey
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In my photography journey, I have tried many educational platforms, but none felt as comprehensive as Sue Bryce Education. Without a doubt, if not for Sue and her teachings, I would not be seeing the level of business success that I am seeing today. Neon Howe

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