More Big News for TPM 2023!
July 27, 2023
Bethany Tubman Johs captured this dramatic shot at the 2022 Portrait Masters Conference. Tubman Johs was featured on yesterday's live as a mentor who will be available to give photo and business advice at TPM this September. (Scroll through to see more TPM images.)
TPM Conference is a place to build lifelong friendships with other amazing professional photographers. Picture here are Maria Sales, D'Artagnan Winford, Hadonica Murphy, and Ashleigh Taylor.
The Arizona Grand Resort makes a stunning backdrop for outdoor photoshoots. Neon Howe captured this shot of a fellow conference goer, making use of the brilliant desert light and stark shadows.
The styled shooting bays are a huge draw at TPM Conferences. Nancy La Lanne's capture of model Aphrodite showcases her mastery of posing and makes artistic use of the posing bay setup.
Teri Hofford's Body Positivity Booth is a beacon of joy on the shooting bay floor. Here photographers line up and catch the positive vibes as they take turns catching their shots.
Teri Hofford's Body Positivity Catwalk rocked the showroom floor last year. This year, Hofford will also take spot on the Main Stage.
The Portrait Masters Awards & Accreditation will get its own cocktail party reception and party on Registration Day this year. Pictured are accreditation winners gathered on stage at last year's TPM.
A pool bay was an exciting feature that debuted at Sue Bryce's Graphistudio Workshop in Italy last year. This year TPM will also host a pool bay.
The next 50 people to purchase conference passes will also get lifelong access to Sue Bryce's online POSE series course (pictured) along with her couples digital posing cards.
Sue Bryce created The Portrait Masters Conference in 2017. Five years later, she is passing the torch to the next generation of photography mentors and educators. Ashleigh Taylor says, "I know a lot of people have a lot of emotions about this being Sue's last big photo conference, but let's go out with a bang. Let's celebrate her. She's given us her best . . so let's show her our love by showing up for her on this last conference."
In case you missed it, two weeks ago, Sue Bryce dropped a bombshell announcement that this September will be the last time she hosts and teaches at The Portrait Masters Conference. It will also be the last time the conference is held in Phoenix, Arizona. Bryce fully intends to go out on a high note and has promised this will be the best TPM ever.
If yesterday’s Live YouTube broadcast is any indication of what’s to come, this is also going to be the best ramp up to TPM ever. Portrait System Mentor Ashleigh Taylor hosted the event, which was full of info about the event, exciting guests, generous giveaways, and an “epic announcement.”
The Epic Announcement
The biggest giveaway of the event is the epic announcement, and it includes something for everyone going. This year, for the first time, TPM is offering Breakout Classes, eight different intensive workshops to choose from. Bryce is currently listed amongst the offerings with a course on posing multiple body types. The class was nearly sold out with only one seat left, but now Bryce is offering the class on Monday, September 11, 2:30 –4:30 pm to everyone with a conference ticket — at no extra cost.
And there’s even more to this “More Sue” offer. Starting right now, the next 50 conference tickets purchased will also receive Bryce’s Couples Digital Posing Cards and her POSE series online course. And everyone who already purchased a pass will receive them as well. With the breakout class, online class, and cards totaled in value, that’s a pretty incredible gift of $1400 worth of merchandise and education for the next 50 who jump on those passes. If you want them, don’t forget to also use the code SUE100 to get $300 off the listed price. You can do that here.
If you want to go, but are hesitating to pony up the full amount, please be advised that this year, you can use PayPal’s flexible payment options, so you don’t have to give it all in one go. And if you’re in business, be sure to check with your tax preparer about using your conference expenses as a write-off. You want to make sure you can get the most out of the conference, so find out in advance how to get the biggest write-off for it, too!
What to Expect
The Arizona Grand is a beautiful location with over-the-top architecture and outdoor locations for shooting in addition to the fifteen masterfully curated shooting bays for portfolio building. Additionally, you’ll have speed mentoring with ten mentors, nine mainstage educators, eight breakout classes to choose from, a showroom floor full of vendors with awesome deals, and an over-the-top party for fun networking every night. It’s an educational event designed to educate, inspire, and connect, so that attendees walk away with an experience they can continue to grow from.
Ashleigh Taylor says, “I know that I leave every single year and experience a huge up level, both in my personal development and in my business development. I get more clients. I get more creative. I just leave feeling such a creative high.”
Tune into the replay of Taylor’s live broadcast to hear Bethany Tubman Johs talk about the mentoring opportunities. There you’ll also hear Scott Robert Lim talk about his mainstage presentation, which will demo the latest lightweight, portable constant lights from Stella Pro as he builds from one basic light to multiple lights, gels, and other add-ons.
Taylor also announced something extra for her Breakout Class on creating Facebook Ads. Everyone who attends will also be invited to a follow-up Zoom session on troubleshooting Facebook Ads. This was already a lot of giving, but Taylor was just getting warmed up. She also gave away five $50 gift cards to The Portrait Masters Store, five $100 gift cards to the store, and five free conference passes.
Next week, Wed, August 2 at noon PST, The Portrait System Podcast host Nikki Closser will take the reins for another live broadcast, where there are sure to be more giveaways of gift cards and conference passes. Be sure to tune in for your chance to win this Wednesday and every Wednesday until the conference in September.