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Week 4: Sales

In the fourth week of our 12 Week Startup course, Sue discusses sales in relation to your self, your experience in being self-employed, and your craft. In order to have a profitable business, it is essential that you know your value.
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Week 6: Marketing

In the sixth week of the 12 Week Startup course, we get into the tactical details of marketing, and how to capitalize on your natural strengths as a marketer. Topics of discussion include creating your marketing printables—decide on your style and learn how to speak to the demographic you want to draw to your business.
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Week 7: Posing

In the seventh week of the 12 Week Startup course, Sue covers one of the most important subjects, posing. Sue discusses the fundamentals of posing—from body language and composition to working in standing, seated, laying down positions and more. Topics of discussion include posing with curves, on the ottoman, on the couch, and more.
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Week 5: Lighting

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 backlighting, contrast backlighting, and working with strobes.
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Week 3: Camera Basics

How well do you really know your camera/cameras? This week Sue is going to challenge you to get to know it and learn how to push it so you can effortlessly toggle and shoot.
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Startup - Week One: Studio Setup

Welcome to Week One: Studio Setup
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Week 8: Design Hacks

In the eighth week of the 12 Week Startup course, Sue will discuss the ultimate marketing material hacks, using Photoshop and InDesign. Topics of discussion include .pdf creation, accordion cards, and magazines.
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Week 9: Makeup and Hair

In the ninth week of the 12 Week Startup course, Sue discusses personally what having hair and makeup specialists on the team means to her, and things you need to consider when it comes to hair and makeup.
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Week 10: Confidence and Networking

In the tenth week of our 12 Week Startup course, Sue discusses relationship building. Get ready to boost your confidence, start networking, and approaching models for building your folio. It’s time to be brave and ask for what you want!
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Week 11: Photoshop Hacks

In the eleventh week of the 12 Week Startup course, Sue shares tips and hacks for retouching with Photoshop and Lightroom. Topics of discussion include cloning & skin retouching, using the healing tool on skin, reducing redness, and shadows on chin, shoulders, eyes, and nose.
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Week 12: Launch

Launch your portrait photography business! It’s the final week of our 12 Week Startup, are you ready to move forward?
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Week 2: Pricing and Product

Feel free to chat about Week 2 here.
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