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The Portrait System’s Free Week of Photo Education 

March 30, 2023

By Abbey Pleviak

The Portrait System, which has been providing comprehensive portrait photography and business education to photographers since 2015, just announced a membership sale and annual Free Week of access to its member-only website. From Mon, April 3 – Mon, April 10, anyone will be able to pass the paywall to peruse The Portrait System’s extensive library of photography classes. The public is also welcome to join in on live photo education for the week.

  • Free Access Starts: April 3rd, 2023, at midnight PST 
  • Free Access Ends: April 10th, 2023, at midnight PST 
  • Membership Sale Starts: April 3rd, 2023, at midnight PST 
  • Membership Sale Ends: April 17th, 2023, at midnight PST 

Here’s your guide to the week’s live events plus your link to the results of a member poll that chooses the ten courses that shouldn’t be missed from among the hundreds of available courses in The Portrait System video library. 

The Portrait System’s 12 Month Startup Program offers in-depth teachings each month on how to run a successful portrait studio business. Photographers will get to experience one of the session during Free Week. © The Portrait System

Online Summit of Live Events 

The Free Week Online Summit includes photo education with four sets of presenters. 

To kick off the week, Sue Bryce, Cat-Ford Coates, and Saray Taylor-Roman will teach how to optimize your client consultations for making big sales in Session 4 of the 12 Month Startup Program

Then, Angie Whitten and Kevin Conde will host three Zoom Accountability Sessions. Member attendees will share advice on running a portrait studio and nonmembers will be able to participate in these calls via the chat box in The Portrait System YouTube Channel or on The Portrait System Facebook page.  

Later in the week, Portrait Masters Awards and Accreditation Director Richard Wood will celebrate the top twenty images chosen in each competition category of the latest round of The Portrait Masters Awards and Accreditation photo competition and will recognize those who have achieved accreditation. 

April’s broadcast of the 12 Month Startup Program is on using the client consultations to make big sales. It will be open to the public for Free Week. © The Portrait System

Free Week Live Event, Photo Education and Membership Deal Schedule 

Here is the whole schedule and links for more information about each live event. 

Sale Details 

The Portrait System is also offering deep discounts on new memberships, upgrades, and renewals.  

  • 30% OFF Premium Annual Membership (for new members, upgrades or renewals) 
  • 30% OFF Professional Annual Membership (for new members, upgrades or renewals) 
  • $1 for your first month of Monthly Professional (then, pay $45/month) 

Check The Portrait System website and social media on the first day of Free Week for the promo codes for these deals. 

Courses Voted Not to Be Missed 

With hundreds of free online photo education courses to choose from, it might feel overwhelming to know where to start, so The Portrait System took a poll of their membership to find out their favorite videos and ones they recommend not to miss.  

The results span everything from exploring your relationship to money and self-value to learning how to effectively sell. They also include practical courses on lighting and posing. To start creating an action plan for what courses you’ll prioritize watching during Free Week, head over to The Portrait System to view summaries of each of the ranking photo education courses.