A Photographer’s Experience: The Portrait Masters Conference 2022

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I had an incredible time this past weekend at The Portrait Masters conference in Arizona!

I was able to be a part of so many different aspects of the conference, from being a boudoir educator in one of the shooting bays to learning and observing other photographers during some of the main events.

The energy at The Portrait Masters is always electric and it's truly an amazing experience to be a part of. If you're considering attending next year, I would absolutely recommend it, you won't regret it!

Editing Images from The Portrait Masters

Struggling to edit your images from the live event this past week?

I wanted to share some tips and tricks for editing your images from The Portrait Masters conference, whether they were taken in the shooting bays, or during one of the side events.

Here is how I edited mine, using Lightroom, Photoshop, and The Wanderlust Collection and the Boudoir Tones from Embrace Presets.

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First and foremost, when you're editing your images, it's important to remember that less is more. You don't want to go overboard with your edits and end up with an image that looks unnatural. The whole point of The Portrait Masters is to be inspired and learn how to create beautiful, timeless images.

The first thing I did during post-processing was to bring down the highlights and increase the shadows. This helped to create a more even exposure and bring out some of the details in the darker areas of the image.

Next, I added warmth to the images by increasing the temperature and I also increased the vibrance to help make the colors really pop. I also added a little grain to give the images a more film-like look.

Finally, I applied The Wanderlust Collection and the Boudoir Tones from Embrace Presets to give the images a beautiful, dreamy look. These presets are my absolute favorite for boudoir and portraiture, and they really helped to bring out the beauty in these images.

The backdrop used in my booth was "weathered" from Oliphant backdrops. It was actually a grey tone.

For these images in Black and white I used my fabulous Cosmos Collection which is a Black and White Preset Collection for Portraits and Outdoor imagery.

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And that's it! Those are my tips for editing your images from The Portrait Masters conference. I hope you found them helpful and that you have fun editing your own images from the event! If you have any questions – be sure to find me in my Facebook Group for Photographers.

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What is The Portrait Masters

The Portrait Masters is an annual conference hosted by the incredible Sue Bryce and the Portrait Masters team. The conference is geared towards photographers of all levels and offers an incredible amount of education, inspiration, and networking opportunities.

The conference is designed to educate and inspire photographers from all over the world. This year’s conference was held in Scottsdale, Arizona.

I had the absolute pleasure of being a part of The Portrait Masters as a boudoir educator this year and it was such an amazing experience! I had my own little shooting bay set up where attendees could come and explore boudoir photography with me, and ask any questions they had while shooting. It was so much fun getting to know everyone and helping them feel confident in their abilities!

One of the best things about The Portrait Masters is the opportunity to learn from some of the most talented photographers in the world. This year I had the chance to attend Sue Bryce’s masterclass. Sue is a world-renowned portrait photographer and I have been following her work for years. It was such an honor to be able to learn from her in person for the second year in a row! [can change this to be more accurate]

If you are a photographer, I highly recommend attending The Portrait Masters conference. You will not only have the opportunity to learn from the best in the business, but you will also meet so many amazing people from all over the world. I can’t wait to attend next year’s conference!

The conference hosts a variety of speakers, each with their own unique approach to portraiture. In addition to being an educator myself, I was able to learn from some of the best in the business, including Sue Bryce herself, Matthew Jordan Smith, and Peter Hurley.

Who Is Sue Bryce?

Sue Bryce is a world-renowned portrait photographer, educator, and business mentor. She's the founder of The Portrait Masters, hosting an annual conference that brings together some of the best photographers in the world to share their knowledge and expertise.

Bryce is known for her unique approach to portraiture, which combines technical skills with emotional connection. Her work has been featured in magazines such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and GQ, and she's won numerous awards for her photography.

If you're interested in learning more about Sue Bryce and her work, be sure to check out her website or follow her on social media. You can also find The Portrait Masters on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

What do Portrait Photographers do?

Portrait photographers capture images of people that are intended to be used for personal or commercial purposes. The photographs may be taken in a studio setting or on location, and they can be formal or informal in nature.

Portrait photography is a popular genre, and there are many different styles that photographers may use. The most important thing for portrait photographers is to be able to connect with their subjects and create images that capture the essence of who they are.

If you're interested in becoming a portrait photographer, there are a few things you'll need to do. First, you'll need to develop your technical skills so that you can take well-exposed and composed images. Second, you'll need to learn how to connect with your subjects and put them at ease in front of the camera. And third, you'll need to build a strong portfolio that showcases your unique style and approach to portraiture.

If you're serious about becoming a portrait photographer, The Portrait Masters is the perfect place to start. This annual conference brings together some of the best photographers in the world, and you'll have the opportunity to learn from them and get feedback on your work.

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I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to attend The Portrait Masters and learn from some of the best in the business. If you’re serious about photography, I highly recommend attending the next one! It’s an incredible experience that you won’t want to miss. Be sure to check out their website for more information on the next live event. I promise you won’t regret it!

Thank you so much for reading, and I hope you enjoy the images!

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