“Portrait Masters Conference” Live Stream Gives Worldwide Audience Access to Photographic Innovations, World Class Education

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All eyes on Palm Springs as Sue Bryce education hosts portrait conference with renowned instructors and product expo presented live on digital product studio internet platform

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Partnering with Digital Product Studio has been a very rewarding experience and has allowed us to take our program globally to further educate photographers everywhere -- Sue Bryce

Sue Bryce Education, in partnership with Digital Product Studio (DPS), will live stream the photo industry’s first Portrait Masters Conference from Palm Springs, California from September 10-12. The event, streamed live at ThePortraitMasters.com, will give photographers and enthusiasts anywhere in the world an opportunity to learn the latest photographic techniques from a group of world class photographers and educators including Sue Bryce, Peter Hurley, Lindsay Adler, Joel Grimes, Michele Celentano, Susan Stripling, and Kelly Brown. The closing keynote will be presented by legendary portrait photographer, Joyce Tenneson. In addition to live learning, Internet viewers will see live demos of the most innovative imaging products from participating manufacturers at the Conference’s Technology Expo. The conference is open to 400 onsite participants and sold out in 24 hours, an unprecedented achievement in this industry.

“Partnering with Digital Product Studio has been a very rewarding experience and has allowed us to take our program globally to further educate photographers everywhere,” explains Sue Bryce. “Our goal was to gather the world’s foremost educators in portrait photography along with a Tech Expo of innovative technologies and create an environment that was conducive to learning and sharing. Working with DPS has given us the ability to share this intimate experience with other photographers in the privacy of their homes and studios.”

The conference begins with a welcome reception and keynote presentation by Sue Bryce, followed by two full days of intense learning. Conference attendees will be able to apply what they’ve learned during a series of “open shoots” scheduled between seminars each day. In addition, numerous companies will display and demonstrate the latest in imaging technology and software at the conference expo. Expo hours will not overlap with any seminars or keynotes so attendees will be able to participate in every aspect of the conference. For a complete schedule of events and times, visit Portrait Masters Schedule.

“We are honored and excited to be a part of the Portrait Masters Conference, a truly unique approach to conventional conferences and expos,” explains Craig Swanson, co-founder of Digital Product Studio, which specializes in creating digital educational products through online communities and membership sites. “Creating online environments that further the education process in a personal and convenient manner is what DPS is all about. We are looking forward to sharing this incredible lineup of presenters and other event activities, with creative professionals around the world.”

Conference Presenters

Sue Bryce
With 27 years experience, Sue Bryce is one of the most recognizable photographers in the imaging industry. Her glamour, fashion and portrait style transcend past stereotypes and has changed the face of portrait photography. Sue Bryce Education (SBE) is one the largest online communities in the photographic industry.

Peter Hurley
Peter Hurley is a premier portrait and headshot photographer with studios in New York City and Los Angeles. He is known for the genuine expressions he captures in the headshots and executive portraits he takes. Peter is an expert on human facial expression and has spoken on the subject for TEDx, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Adobe and GoDaddy to name a few. He is the author of the recently published book, The Headshot, the definitive guide to headshot photography.

Lindsay Adler
Lindsay Adler is a professional portrait and fashion photographer based in New York. She regularly contributes to a variety of major photo publications, including "Professional Photographer," "Rangefinder Magazine," "Popular Photography," and more. Lindsay teaches thousands of photographers annually on topics ranging from retouching to fashion techniques to studio lighting.

Joel Grimes
For over 27 years Joel Grimes has worked for many of the top advertising agencies and corporations across the globe for clients such as AARP, Abbott Labs, Archer Daniels Midland, Arizona Office of Tourism, AT&T, and countless others. In 1990 Joel produced his first coffee table book, ‘Navajo, Portrait of a Nation’ which received a number of photographic and design awards and created an eighteen-month solo exhibit at the Smithsonian American History museum. Joel is also an ambassador for the creative process by teaching workshops and lectures around the world. “I feel that by being an open book with my process I have an opportunity to inspire others to follow their dreams and passions to create”.

Michele Celentano
If you ask Michele Celentano, the most important part of our journey through life are the people we love. And for Michele, the second most important things are the photographs that help us remember those we love when they are no longer with us. Photography has always been more than a job or career to her. Photographs of the people we love the most and the times we spend with them will outlast any material thing we have. It is this emotion and level of importance that is reflected in every photo Michele creates.

Susan Stripling
Susan Stripling is one of the most respected wedding photographers and educators in the industry. Last year she launched The Wedding School, one of the fastest growing online communities for wedding photography in the world. Hundreds of hours of tutorials have been created to help photographers at all levels learn every aspect of building a successful wedding photography business. Ms. Stripling recently hosted a live workshop titled, “One Real Day” which gave viewers a beginning-to-end, behind-the-scenes look at a client’s wedding day.

Kelly Brown
Kelly Brown is a Brisbane-based photographer who has become one of the world's most awarded photographers. Her studio, Little Pieces Photography which was established in 2005, has been trusted by thousands of families worldwide to capture their maternity, newborn, and family portraits. This year she opened a state-of-the-art studio in Sumner, Brisbane, where she continues to photograph exquisite portraits. Along with her team of inspired creatives, Little Pieces Photography continues to be dedicated to providing the very best photography experience to each and every client who walks through their door. Kelly is also the newest instructor on the DPS Online learning platform.

Joyce Tenneson
Internationally lauded as one of the leading photographers of her generation, Joyce Tenneson’s work has been published in books and major magazines, and exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. Her portraits have appeared on covers for magazines such as: Time, Life, Newsweek, Premiere, Esquire and The New York Times Magazine. Tenneson is the author of sixteen books including the best seller, Wise Women, which was featured in a six-part Today Show series. She is the recipient of many awards, including Fine Art Photographer of the Year in 2005 (Lucie Awards), and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Professional Photographers of America in 2012. In addition to her photography exhibits and books, Tenneson has taught master photography classes in the U.S. and Europe for over 40 years.

Digital Product Studio is an innovative developer of highly-advanced education platforms that help the Internet’s best and brightest instructors interact with their students in ways never before possible. The company’s co-founders – Craig Swanson, Aaron Andersen, and George Varanakis – each had extensive experience in the photo industry and used that knowledge to create a powerful and comprehensive education platform with some of the best photographers and educators in the world including Susan Stripling, Sue Bryce, Meg Bitton, and now Kelly Brown.

The company is currently using its core competency in Internet education design to create similar platforms for other industries including fitness. Current education channels managed by DPS include Sue Bryce Education, The Wedding School with Susan Stripling, Meg Bitton Live, and the Masters Academy with Ben Willmore.

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