April 19, 2012#

200 Directional Poses in One Hour

Working in LA with Photog/Stylist Tiffany Angeles (Tiff created my walls) and Husband/Photographer Marc Angeles we were shooting this gorgeous girl and decided at the end of the shoot to record how many poses I could FLOW in one hour. The answer 200 saleable shots. she sat down, and stood up, but didn’t lay down so we flowed through Standing/Moving/Freestyling and Sitting on 2 chairs. All in a 2m x 2m corner with one window and one reflector. Marc Video’d it and I will edit it when I return from Brazil a great exercise in Direction and keeping your client moving confidently.

The more I can teach you to move and direct fluidly and with control and confidence the faster you will produce a great result and have control over your client which in turn gives them confidence in you. You can find fabrics like these walls for $7 a metre so cheap and easy to make interesting corners.


  1. Amazing Sue!! She’s stunning, and I can’t wait to see this video! 200 poses is intense, but of course you rocked it!

  2. Beautiful!

  3. These are so beautiful. I am still POURING over your CL workshop that I just purchased last week! 200 flow-poses in an hour- I know that will be awesome to watch. Cannot Wait! :)

  4. love the challenge. Thanks for the update and can’t wait to watch the video of this exercise!

  5. can. not. wait. you are amazing, sue!

  6. These are amazing Sue. Watched you on Creative Live and would love to start up boudoir photography here cause nobody does it like you do here. But sadly, I am not sure if that will happen. You are such an inspiration though. Love your work. It is now my dream to be photographed by you….if your’e ever in my neck of Canada…call me…lol
    Can’t wait to see this video. I’ll watch it everyday till it’s programmed in my head!

  7. Absolutely beautiful . .. . by the way I have your workshop on my IPad and watch a session whenever I am a passenger in a vehicle. Best teaching there is . . .. soo glad you enjoyed my little corner of the world . . Alberta, Canada.

  8. Damn! Sue, you just keep getting better and better -if that’s possible?? So can’t wait for your video and your exclusive ‘inside the glamour studio’ to open!

    I’ve been checking back every day to see if I missed a blog post from you.. I thought you were a bit quiet… but… BRAZIL! Awesome!

  9. Your work is STUNNING Sue. Just discovered you through the ever fabulous Jesh. You’re super inspiring and I just LOVE these images. Just stunning!

  10. Amazing! Can’t wait to see the video. Thank you! This is my challenge!

  11. That is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing. I hope your trip was lots of fun! It certainly looked like it was!

  12. To say that you are awesome would be an understatement.

  13. Amazing!! Cant wait to see the video!! Thanks for your inspiration and drive!

  14. Sue you are my idol! I’m so glad I discovered your work before I graduate college and really launch my business. You’ve mirrored to me the image of what I want out of my work and now are giving me and so many others the means to achieve it. As soon as I’ve got the money I’m buying your CL workshop! Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. Beautiful Sue!! I’ve got my first group of girls lined up this weekend for my Glamour Session. I’ve been studying your CL workshop and am really excited to do this. Wish me luck! You truly are an inspiration :)

  16. This are so amazing. Cant wait to see more…you are so wonderful and so giver to others. Thanks so much for sharing

  17. Oh my goodness, i NEED to see that video!!!!! :-)

  18. That is awesome Sue! I can’t wait to see the video. You are so inspiring!

  19. can’t wait to see the video. have already learned so much from your CreativeLIVE workshop.

    safe travels to brazil!

  20. I just HAVE TO say it again and again, I LOVE YOU for the way you are posing and teaching your posings. It is great and it helped me a huge step forward. Thank you so much. Save travel to Brazil.

  21. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  22. This is a very good idea, so simple !

  23. I cannot thank you enough for continually teaching and giving!! 200 poses is amazing!!

  24. You never seize to amaze me Sue! Rock on.

  25. Thanks for sharing!!! Can’t wait the video.

  26. Oh Sue, you are the best. I adore this post and love all the different poses. Thanks for the inspiration.

  27. I eagerly look forward to seeing the video, thanks again for sharing your passion and knowledge it has really encouraged me to pursue my love of the craft.

  28. Exiting!!! Can’t wait to see this video Sue!! Love the photos :)

  29. Oh so exiting!!! Can´t wait to se the video!! You are amazing!

  30. Awesome. What a beautiful young lady and can’t wait to see the video!

  31. I just wanted to say that you are my hero! I saw you on Creative Live and you are incredible and I’m a fan for life! Thank you so much for being great and mostly for being willing to share that greatness with the rest of us!!!!!

  32. Amazing!!!!!! Your are the best!!!!!!

  33. LOVE IT!!!!!!

  34. This looks/sounds amazing, Sue! Absolutely love your work and style! Excited for this!

  35. Gorgeous, I want that dress!

  36. Did I ready there will be a video? When?

  37. Looking forward to seeing the video. Awesome images.

  38. I can hardly wait to see what you and Tiffany have come up with…

  39. You are truly awesome Sue. And I love that you don’t mind and are willing to take time out of your busy schedule to share all this valuable insight you’ve streamlined with us. THANK YOU, THANK YOU and THANK YOU!

  40. Awesome pictures ! Awesome photographer ! Awesome model ! .
    Thank you for sharing this valuable information, Sue.

  41. Wow that’s a really great idea – I can’t wait to see the video either! I can’t wait to try this as an exercise with my fiance – though I’m not sure she’ll initially share the same enthusiasm hahah.

  42. Awesome! I can’t wait to see the video!!!

  43. Fantastic. Can’t wait to see it all.
    Thanks Sue

  44. I would love too see this video. I improved so much with the flow posing you showed in CreativeLive. I hope you are going to share it in some way. Keep the fantastic work.


  45. You continue to inspire and I love it!!!

  46. BEAUTIFUL!!!! WOW. Love that dress too! My goodness!

  47. Just beautiful! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  48. I cant wait too to see the video :)

  49. Love it! Looks fantastic. Can’t wait for the next project!

  50. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with the rest of the world and giving us ideas for the beginners in photography. I am so happy i found you on you tube. Blessings! >3

  51. Hey Sue, finally finished and loved the Creative Live videos. A load of stuff I’ve known distilled into bite sized chunks, and positive influence. I could go on about posing/PS/Sales etc, but you know what? An attitude of gratitude trumps them all.

    I really look forward to the video and exploring more of your site, and more of your work. Sue, you’ve truly been an inspiration. I was away speaking at Focus on Imaging in the UK when you were on Creative Live, so I purchased, with a gut feeling it would be more than worth it. Nice to be right! I was also teaching lighting and Lightroom at a residential week at the end of March in the UK (I’m in Ireland) , and you were a huge topic in our social conversation. That much reach!

    As to the post, I use fabric backgrounds all the time. Love them-helps get unique looks!

    Thanks again for doing that.
    All the best,

  52. Hi Sue,

    I am have watched all your creative live videos – and they are wonderful!

    These images are stunning – love the harmony in the colours and her skin tone and eyes!

    I was wondering if could help with some advice regarding the viewing/selling session.

    1) What software you use to show the images/slideshow – I use ProShow – but was wondering if there is anything better

    2) They view the photos – then after – how do they go through them to choose which one they like? Do you open Bridge for example and go through the photos one by one and mark what they like? Do you ask them to name what they like first (as supposed to let’s get rid of what you don’ t like).

    3) Once they’ve chosen what they like – if I can’t take the funds straight away – shall I get them to sign some sort of order form/invoice to be paid within x days?

    Would you be able to share the system/process for this session. Thank you Lena

  53. Awesomesauce! Wonderful inspiration, we beginners soak it up thank you!

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