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April 8, 2014#

Hollywood Icons and a video on Animoto

Argh check out this fabulous video we made on Animoto.  This sort of behind the scenes is so easy to create and everyone LOVEs them.   In January I was in New York and I spent the whole day playing with these fabulous photographers.  Myself Felix Kunze bought our Hollywood GLAM together and he showed me how to create or rather recreate these iconic hollywood images with 3 Arri lights and a 5×4 Softbox.  Watching him work the light with diffusers and reflectors amazed me and seeing these shots come to life was just incredible. Stills, lighting details and more information are on the next blog

Hollywood Shoot with Sue Bryce & Felix Kunze from InBedWithSue.com on Vimeo.

Are you using Animoto yet and promoting your studio the biggest social media platforms on the planet Facebook Youtube Vimeo Pinterest. It’s so easy and so affordable here’s a discount code

Promo code is NYCshoot and it gives $50 off until April 30th – Thats unlimited highres slideshows you can embed and share

Thank you Adorama you guys were great to work with. Katie McMullen Hair and Makeup fantastic work, Nikki Closser shot all these behind the scenes and the beautiful people Susan Stripling Tamara Lackey Brooke Shaden Felix Kunze Lara Jade Play shoots do not get better than this. A big thank you to Sally Sargood for making me be Liz I wouldn’t have done it and now I love the image so much I’m putting it on my wall. Thank you Animoto for the code I love watching Shot videos like these I know the power they have on media and I love your service too.

April 7, 2014#

Modern Women’s Portraiture

I teamed up with three incredible women for a creativeLIVE course Modern Women’s Portraiture (click here for the course). Lara Jade, Lou Freeman, and Emily Soto such talented and hard working women. I released the 50isFabulous work I’ve been doing and walked you all through my personal mentoring book.  I maintain peoples businesses are running in direct proportion to where they are personally.  I stopped mentoring because I would get to their studio and all they wanted was show me how to shoot better and validate me.  Majority of them were excellent shooters.  Me validating them would have empowered them for about 2 days.  I want you as a creative to learn how to self sustaining to work away from your ego and into your service the place where it’s about your client getting what they want (which get you paid and gets you more work) and away from the place thats struggles with self value and sees competition everywhere.  YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH. to much of the bandwidth in your head is being used up in need for validating monologue when all of your energy could be going into serving shooting and getting paid.  A highly enjoyable workshop thank you creativeLIVE for your ongoing friendship.  Thank you out there reading this for your continued support and friendship.

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There is so much fabulous hair in this shot it’s not funny ha and black of course #photographersuniform

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I love love love teaching posing.  When you practising Posing and Direction everything about you as a photographer changes.

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Then I got these five women from the audience and we posed them according to their body shapes.

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Not all bodies are made the same but my female clients are, they want one thing and that is to have a beautiful portrait of themselves.  Learn to master shooting curves you will celebrated by your clients who will come back to you every year.  Chin Shoulder Hands Hourglass Asymmetry Body Language Connection these are my rules. make them yours too.

 

February 20, 2014#

It used to be about the before and after now its about the story

I have stayed alive in this industry for 25 years because I believe you Evolve or Die.! I have watched so many shifts in the industry and they bring great change and fear ( always hand in hand) But this change I really love.  It’s no longer about the Sell its about the experience it’s no longer about the Photographer it’s about the product service and the connection, it’s all about the story you tell. The story you tell with your images.  It used to be about the before and the after that was enough it said look take an ordinary girl and make her look extraordinary with hair and makeup.  We told that story for a long time and it worked.  Now we see behind the scenes videos the pubic know what photoshop is we are evolving into a this is who we are business this is what we do watch us online learn about us meet us know us.  I meet clients now and they greet me like an old friend they watch my videos they know who I am.

Are you shooting the before shot still don’t stop are you shooting behind the scenes don’t stop are you blogging don’t stop now more than ever the connection and the archive you are creating on your blog will long survive the fast moving and shifting algorithm of the facebook newsfeed that most people are not getting.  Share new shoots old shoots behind the scenes, videos and images what do you find interesting what makes you stop and watch?

Im going to Las Vegas March 3rd 4th and 5th and I’m going to show live the campaign marketing and stories I’ve been working on that all photographers can share and start doing.  I have been educating photographers for a few years now I think it’s time I started educating the public on why they need to be photographed professionally. I am also doing a whole segment on mentoring AND posing.  You can watch this class free and live enrol here.

http://www.creativelive.com/courses/modern-womens-portraiture?utm_source=creativeLIVE&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ModernWomenEnroll

 

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January 31, 2014#

‘Create the Incredible’ competition winners

During our Experimental Portraits workshop on creativeLIVE, Lara Jade and I announced a contest to “create the incredible” with an image I took during the live workshop.

Here is the original image that people were given to create with

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Thank you to all who entered. We had almost 300 submissions and Lara and I have both chosen a winner.

Here is the photo I chose created by Trisha Hadley

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Here is the photo that Lara chose created by Janet Hoffman

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December 14, 2013#

Live events and Mentoring for 2014

I have chosen this year not to speak on the Expo circuit as I really want to build up my business. I want to grow as a business owner and Photographer. I know lots of people get caught up in the bright lights of being up on that stage but I love to do the work so thats what I will focus on. I will always share and provide resources and inspiration for Photographers on my website and I am starting a more personal Mentor program for the photographers that want to work with me one on one.

Two Companies have treated me with such generosity and respect and I am returning the favour by choosing both of their events to speak at this coming year, the first being creativeLIVE and the second a great organisation called Clickinmoms. The event I will present at for Clickinmoms is Clickaway in September in Utah details & registration here: http://www.clickinmoms.com/clickaway/

I would love to see you there.

To both Clickinmoms and my creativeLIVE family thank you for your amazing support. Love Sue

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For Personal mentoring all details will be on my new website which will launch in the next 2 weeks. All details for creativeLIVE I will post on my Blog and Social Media. I’m very excited for the new year and I am making some big plans.

November 17, 2013#

Create the Incredible Competition

Create the Incredible Competition. We told you to go crazy and wow check out these amazing works of art

175 entries have been submitted you can check them out on my business Facebook page HERE

‘LIKE’ to cast your vote winner will be announced November 22nd.

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Purchase this workshop HERE

October 28, 2013#

2 days left ‘Create the Incredible’ rebroadcast

I’m still playing with the shoots from this ‘Create the Incredible’ workshop with Lara Jade so fun the artist in me is all invigorated. The replay will loop all day today at this link CHECK IT OUT

If you want to enter the ‘Create the Incredible Competition’ for all the details and links CLICK HERE entries close November 13th

Tuesday on the Broadcast a new conversation Pricing You and Portraits. Lets open that conversation and hash it out together I will blog all the details here tomorrow morning and we can direct personal questions to the blog.

Canon 5D mark iii 50mm 1.2 f/2.8 250/s ISO 640 Natural light

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10% off any purchase from the Alien Skin store. Code: SBR1320 through Nov 8th

10% off any purchase from the Alien Skin store. Code: SBR1320 through Nov 8th

As you see I edited this image live and added the canvas backdrop but there is no other editing than dodge/burn and AlienSkin at 50% less grain

October 22, 2013#

A shoot in the City of Angels join me

The wonderful team at JuneBug are hosting a Workshop in Los Angeles this November. I will be teaching there with extraordinaire’s lighting guru Scott Robert Lim Wedding, Avant Garde Wedding Maestro Roberto Valenzuela and The best Duo Brian & Allie Callaway Fashion Forward Weddings and Dynamic Engagements shoots. This is what each of these instructors will teach you live shooting (Thats YOU with a camera shooting with us) Great models and a location in Los Angeles that will blow you away. This is an intimate hands on workshop (small groups) I have seen the line up the content and the location and no expense has been spared to make this one of the best workshops I have ever seen.

I do not shoot weddings any more. As most of you know I famously say “I would rather stick pins in my eyes!” BUT I have 101 weddings under my belt so I have seen it all. Best of all I have a speciality and that is making Women move their bodies to look incredible. All bodies, short curvy zero curves extra chins and they are letting me shoot live with you and a Curvy Model. But this is more than slimming and lengthening in camera, this is about connection femininity beauty and grace and learning how to hold this space for women to bring forward their beauty and movement as you direct them with control and ease. On a wedding you have to think and act fast these skills need to be a second nature for you. No matter what you are faced with you will learn that every body just needs some little tweaks and every person will love having a gorgeous photo of themselves. This is the ONE day every woman deserves to be the most beautiful woman in the room captured forever.

I have pre shot a curvy manual for you so you can take everything you have learned home and practise. I look forward to spending two days with you in LA lots of shooting learning posing and don’t forget cocktails and dinner parties too.

​Junebug’s Fashion Forward Wedding Photography Workshop Details & Bookings Here http://www.junebugworkshops.com

Barbie was my beautiful Bride for the Posing Manual I have done. She isn’t really that curvy she is short. As you can see I am only 5 3″ Barbie is shorter than me. It doesn’t take much to block a short body and make them look wider than they are in camera so teaching lengthening is one of the most valuable posing skills you can learn as a photographer. Also I put on a dinner Jacket to play her Groom in the video so I could show you how to use the Mans body to slim the Brides ha so yes I am supposed to look like the Husband. In this video/manual we address Chin Arms Hands Waists and Lengthening bodies.

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As a fun challenge we went out to find a Wedding Dress and discovered this stunning 90′s Wedding ensemble at Goodwill for $14 I chopped it up and did a Glam the Dress shoot with my assistant Katie. On this workshop I want to show you how I get Pre Wedding Boudoir & Beauty Portraits, Bachelorette Party Glamour sessions and my favourite Glam the dress Bridal Portraits (like this one below) The opportunity for a girl to get back into all the incredible details that she spent a year putting together and get all glammed up and beautiful again.

Loved making this outfit come to life.

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It didn’t take long to unzip the dress and start draping her in the veil.

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