BP4U Studio Guide Collection

Are you wanting to open your own photography studio? Need help with getting started, setting up, posing? 

No worries! We're here to help with the BP4U Studio Guide Collection! 

We've bundled 5 of our top-selling studio guides at one low price!

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**Please note: all BP4U guides are ebooks and will be delivered electronically!**

  • Includes the following guides. Please click the name of the guides below for more information and photo examples.

    Setting Up Your Natural Light Home Studio

    Topics covered:

    • What do I need to set up a natural light studio
    • How do I set up a studio
    • How to keep it all organized
    • How to market sessions
    • All about studio business
    • Studio equipment must haves
    • Session Prep
    • Client interaction
    • Prop selection
    • 'Twinkle' background effect
    • Milestone session information
    • Setting up an in-home studio

    Learning the Basics of Studio Photography

    Topics Covered:

    • Studio Equipment & Camera Gear
    • Studio Lighting
    • Studio Space
    • Networking
    • Session Workflow
    • Posing
    • Composition
    • The Art of the Headshot
    • Tips for shooting in studio
    • Mini Sessions
    • Post-Processing with before and after images*Including how to do a composite image!*
    • Pricing
    • Contracts
    • Email Communication

    Plus answers to these questions!

    • How did you know when the right time to start charging was?
    • How did you market yourself when you started out?
    • What is your most bought product?
    • What has been some of the hardest things to overcome in your business?
    • Do you have any tips for photographers just starting out?
    • What's the best lesson in photography (business or shooting) that you've learned so far?
    • Which lens do you suggest for a beginner that is price-conscience?
    • Do you use reflectors?
    • What equipment would you suggest to someone just starting a studio as must-haves?
    • What is the one most important thing to have for a studio?
    • How do you clean your props/furniture? How often?
    • What kind of computer do you use?
    • How do you calibrate your monitor?
    • How do you deliver prints and products?
    • What do you look for in props/furniture for your studio?
    • What time of day do you shoot your sessions?
    • What is covered during your pre-session consult?
    • How did you price starting out and how do you price now?
    • How long do your average sessions take?
    • What are must-haves of a studio space?

    Posing 101 for Children Photography

    A 111-page guide on posing children in both indoor and outdoor settings. This product also includes 117 posing cards so you can take these tips on the go!

    Topics Covered:

    • How to pose children - Includes Posing for Boys and Girls from 6 months to 6 years.
    • How to make them relax
    • How to pose with siblings
    • How to get a lot of poses out of one location & not a lot of time
    • How to talk to the parents even when it's awkward
    • How to use different props with boys and girls to get the most versatility out of your props
    • Posing on the floor
    • Standing Poses
    • Chair Poses
    • Setting up the session
    • Editing Techniques and Workflow

    Also includes answers to these questions:

    • How far out do you typically book?
    • What do you require as the deposit amount?
    • How much do you charge for your sessions and when do you require the payments?
    • What did you charge when you first started and what was included in those packages?
    • Do you charge extra for additional children?
    • When do you have the clients sign a contract?
    • When do you require the remainder of the payment?
    • How long does the session last?
    • How many images will you shoot?
    • How many images do you tell the client that they will receive?
    • Do you let your clients pick which images are edited?
    • How long is it before the client will see the preview?
    • How do you show clients their images?
    • Do you post previews on Facebook? If so, how many?
    • How do you use Facebook in the marketing of your studio?
    • How many outfit changes do you allow for a session?
    • Do you help clients with their outfit choices? Do you give them any tips?
    • What are things you look for when buying back drops and floor drops?
    • What was the best investment you made for your studio?
    • What lab do you use?
    • How do you find your clients?
    • Do the clients select the backdrops and props that they want to use or do you?
    • What information do you find out before the session that you definitely need to know prior to shooting and setting up?
    • How many people can you shoot inside?
    • What types of discount/specials do you run?
    • How long does it take you to set up for the session?
    • How far in advance do you set up for the session?
    • What is the hardest challenge of having a studio in your home?
    • What is the hardest session you have had to face and why?
    • What do you tell the parents to prepare their children for the sessions?
    • How do you get the kids warmed up for shooting?
    • Do you switch out lenses, if so which ones do you use most often?
    • Do you jump right into shooting or how long do you wait before snapping photos?
    • What do you do if you can not get a child to cooperate after you've tried absolutely everything?
    • Do you ever worry about having strangers in your house?
    • Can you think of a time you were discouraged in your business? How did you overcome it?
    • What did you learn that has improved your photos the most?
    • What type of back/floor drops do you use?
    • What kind of props do you use?
    • How do you clean your props?
    • What safety precautions do you have in your studio?
    • What are your go to settings?

    The Indoor/Outdoor Mini Session Guide

    Topics Covered:

    • Includes details about both indoor and outdoor sessions
    • How much to price
    • How to market
    • When to offer
    • When to book
    • How to choose themes
    • How to keep the session flowing
    • How much time to spend on each pose
    • How to set up
    • The best poses to take
    • How to determine locations
    • How to schedule
    • How to stay organized on the day of
    and much more!

    A Guide to Natural Light Newborn Sessions

    A 64-page guide on posing newborns. This product also includes 36 digital (printer friendly) posing cards so you can take these tips with you on the go!

    Topics Covered:

    • 64- page guide on posing newborns
    • 36 digital posing cards (printer and mobile friendly)
    • How to pose newborns
    • Gear
    • The must-haves - clips, rugs & furs, boy props, girl props
    • Session Preparation
    • The set up
    • The swaddle
    • Starting off the session
    • Hand/arm placement
    • Leg/foot placement
    • Adding in parents/siblings
    • Newborn alone posing - on blanket, awake & using props
    • Posing with twins
    • How to prepare the baby for the session
    • Safety tips
    • How to incorporate props
    • Editing with before and after examples including composites
    • Pricing
    • Sticky Situations

    Also answers the following questions:

    • How do you know what props to use with each newborn? Do you preplan that?
    • If they have a certain prop they want used, do you allow this?
    • How often do you sanitize your blankets/props?
    • Have you ever bought a prop that you thought was good but wasn't? What do you look for?
    • How do you organize your props and blankets?
    • If you're including the parents in the photo do you have them wear anything specific?
    • What makes a good backdrop for a newborn?
    • What are your go to camera settings?
    • How long do your newborn sessions last?
    • If the umbilical cord is still attached do you change your posing to accommodate for this or do you like to keep it in and show it? How do you handle this?
    • Do you have your clients put the diaper back on while you're changing for the next post or set up?
    • When you're in transition of the pose do you have the client feed the baby, wrap the baby up, etc.?
    • Do you offer outdoor newborn sessions?
    • What were the specific weather conditions needed for those shoots?
    • What would you do differently outdoor than your indoor sessions?
    • Do you offer a nursing room for clients to get more comfortable feeding their child?
    • Do you have the parents help you pose the child?
    • What do you do if the newborn won't sleep or they wake up? How do you keep them happy?
    • What if the parents bring a toddler to the newborn session? What do you do?
    • What happens if a newborn uses the bathroom on your props? How do you clean your props or backdrops?
    • Do you have back up backdrops in case this happens?
    • What are the must have shots you absolutely want to get during a newborn session?
    • What do you do if the baby is screaming the whole time?
    • Do you set deadlines, like you won't photograph them after 14 days old and what not?
    • Are there specific back/floor drops you use for newborn sessions? Which are your favorite?
    • What size specifications do you suggest for newborn back/floor drops?
    • Must have props for shooting newborn?
    • How far out do you book your newborn sessions?
    • How long are these sessions?
    • How many images will the client receive?
    • How many images do you typically take?
    • How long do you tell them it will be before they receive their images?
    • Do you charge more for adding in siblings and parents to the newborn session?
    • How long do you spend editing a newborn session?
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    Traci Ryant's Studio Guide for Natural Light Photographers:

    "Thank you so much to BP4U Photography Tips & Guidesfor all the products you offer. You all have been so kind to me allowing me to test your Wedding Workflow Actions, giving me a FREE $10 Gift Card, and offering a ton of amazing products that I have purchased. All of the products have been Top Notch. The client guides, natural light studio guide, posing guides, as well as the actions.

    I'm pleased to announce that I just opened up my Natural Light Studio yesterday. This picture was taken the day of, and was my first natural light studio session. To New Beginnings.

    Thanks for offering the products that you do. I found the Natural Light Studio guide to be reassuring, informative, with great advice, and tips. I definitely utilized everything I read in the guide. It helped to make for a successful start in my new journey.

    Thanks!" - Jamie

    "I like Traci's studio guide because it provided lots of food for thought as I figure out how to get organized to run more smoothly." - Terri

    The Beginner's Guide to Posing Children:

    "If you loved the Traci Ryant guides, this is the absolute must-have guide to get next! It has so much information, it will blow your mind!" - Brooke Bustillos

    "I am super excited about this Beginners Guide. I have been shooting for several years now but there are times I feel the need to refresh myself with what works and step out and do some new things . Just purchased and became a member!!" - Michelle Flowers Photography

    "I have to say what a TREASURE this is going to be for so many beginners. I consider myself to be still in the beginning stages and this will be a resource that I pull from regularly!" - Lucy

    "I just want to say that this guide is AMAZING! I like all of your guides, but I have young children and can clearly see techniques in this guide that I can try with all of my children, and techniques that will help with sessions I already have set up with other children." - Jessi J.

    "I pre ordered this guide and the day I got it I put everything down and read it! It's amazing! I learned so much, even things I never would have thought I would need to know before!!! If you want to photograph children this is the guide for you!!"- Kaitlin

    "I love posing books from Five Eleven. They Rock! Love em!" - Mary

    "The beginners guide to posing children, it has given me lots of information and ideas to use in my photography. I have enjoyed everything I have bought from BP4U, if i had the money i would own every collection :)" - SD

    "I really loved the before and after photos. It really shows you how to take an amazing photograph and make it even better. As I was looking at them I was silently lecturing myself over all the amazing pictures I have taken of my kids that just need a little something!" - Jessi

    "The guide has a lot of great tips and have really helped me with posing my clients." -Ki

    Traci Ryant's Mini Session Guide:

    "I couldn't believe the amount of information that was on this guide! It covered every aspect that I was wondering about and then some." - Brandy

    "I really ENJOYED the read, it was a easy read, jammed packed of tons of USEFUL information and loved all the sample pictures!"- Jen

    "I have been considering adding minis this year and now I feel like I am armed and ready." - Kiersten

    "I have bought Traci Ryant's mini session guide and I absolutely love it! It covers a lot of details that I didn't think about before when I was considering doing mini sessions. A very good buy worth the money." - Kaye

    "This guide has been useful for helping develop a new revenue stream in my business!" - Photo BC

    "The Mini session guide is great! Lots of helpful information and awesome ideas!" - Gayle

    "...I also really like Traci Ryant's mini session guide!" - Stacy

    "My favorite product is Traci Ryant's Mini Session ebook. It had a lot of great information." -Stephanie

    The Ultimate Guide for Posing Newborns:

    "As someone who has been doing photography for a while and is now setting it up as an actual business, the posing guides have been an invaluable asset to me. Posing is the one aspect of the trade that I struggle with, so the guides are a HUGE help. No one could tell that the newborn session I did recently was my first one ever, and that's all thanks to the newborn posing guides I have from you!" - Samantha

    "I love posing books from five eleven. They Rock! Love em!" - Mary

    "I love the newborn guide because I feel so inadequate, and it helps build my confidence. I also love the marketing Chevron set. Its customizable and fun and totally fits the personality of my business!" - Parker

    "Your Ultimate Guide For Posing Newborns was nothing short of fantastic!" - Sam

    "I am loving the posing newborn guide(s) that I just purchased! So much information for such an amazing price. So helpful." - Melcolvini Photography

    "I love the new born guide because I feel so inadequate, and it helps build my confidence." - Parker

    "This guide is very easy to understand and is beautifully illustrated! "Maria"

    "I love this guide because it has helped me out so much and I have seen my work grow and improve....and that's all I can really ask for :)" -Jessica

    "This is my favorite guide! Lots of great hands-on samples!" -DT Photography

    The Ultimate Studio Guide:

    “The Ultimate Studio Guide is my favorite because it is well organized, comprehensive, helpful. She doesn't hold back important things like camera & light settings & brand names & models. Best guide I've ever bought.”

    "Bought it and LOVE IT!" - KLMarkert Photography

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