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The Portrait Masters: New Courses To Take Your Photo Business to the Next Level

April 26, 2022

By Abbey Pleviak

Courtesy of The Portrait Masters

Looking to take your portrait photography business to the next level? Whether you shoot glamour, boudoir, personal branding, families, maternity, lifestyle, indoor or outdoor—and whether you need help with marketing materials, photoshoot know-how, or a leg up on your post-production editing—The Portrait Masters (TPM) is your place to find educational content and digital products to help evolve your brand. And now there are several Portrait Masters new courses rolling out during its Spring sale.

The Pose Series by Sue Bryce
© Sue Bryce

What’s New At TPM?

The Portrait Masters has been hard at work making loads of new content for you this year and this new season is no exception. Along with its current Spring Sale, TPM has launched some exciting new content from three powerhouse portrait photographer/educators.

Previously available only to Premium Members of The Portrait System, now for the first time, everyone can access The Pose Series, a brand-new flow posing course by the one-and-only Sue Bryce. Posing is her superpower and the cornerstone to her success.

In this new flow posing course, Sue teaches photographers the fundamentals of posing and capturing great images of those poses. Learn how posing basics can be applied to models with three different body types while sitting, standing, lying down, using a wall, and using a posing table. Above all, you’ll learn how to bring out confidence and fierce, empowered beauty in your clients as you make each one look their very best.

Next on the list, three new Portrait Masters courses by acclaimed celebrity photographer, educator and mentor Lola Melani. Lola specializes in maternity, newborn and beauty photography, and is known for her elegant and intimate portraits.

In The Art of Draping, Lola teaches 14 draping techniques with 11 fabric types. Learn how to create a couture wardrobe on a budget, and the best part is—no sewing needed!

In Fine Art Nude Photography, Lola teaches photographers how to highlight the beauty of the nude form using her favorite lighting setups. These are all accomplished with just one or two lights and will  offer so many ideas for adding tasteful and creative images to your portfolio.

In Artistic Lighting for Maternity Portraiture, Lola demonstrates how she creates her signature maternity portraits, using lighting that varies from soft to dramatic, so that you can create a diverse gallery for your clients. A complete list of gear used, lighting diagrams, and posing and editing tips are included!

Last but not least, two beautiful offerings from Elena S Blair, a family and newborn photographer, educator, and retreat leader who specializes in Lifestyle Photography.

The Portrait masters new courses by Elena S Blair.
Courtesy of The Portrait Master/Photos © Elena S Blair

In her Behind the Scenes Lifestyle and Newborn Photography course, Elena takes us along on a maternity shoot where she gets to know the whole family before entering their home for the intimate experience of her newborn shoots. You’ll see three different newborn sessions in three different client homes, experiencing how Elena captures precious photos of infants when they rarely leave their parents’ arms. No props or specialized training is needed for these newborn photos—just your camera.

In Elena’s Behind the Scenes Lifestyle Family course, you’ll learn how to create amazing family photographs without using any artificial lights, reflectors, posing aids or props all in the great outdoors.

Spring Sale promo for The Portraitn Masters new courses.
Courtesy of The Portrait Masters

Spring Savings

These awesome deals will be here and gone faster than the Spring flowers, so make sure to head on over to The Portrait Masters Store to take advantage of 30-40% savings off all these useful and inspiring courses before the offers end on April 29.

Portrait of TPM writer Abbey Pleviak

Abbey Pleviak is based in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and writes for The Portrait System, Powered by Sue Bryce. She has a passion for storytelling through indie filmmaking and loves shooting on Super 16 mm film for its vibrant, natural beauty.