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Fine Art Women's Portraits

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Shoot: Water Sessions Second Model

Jennifer Thoreson

Fine Art Women's Portraits

Jennifer Thoreson

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Lesson Info

12. Shoot: Water Sessions Second Model

Lesson Info

Shoot: Water Sessions Second Model

okay so if you have a seat in the middle there their hair is teased by the way before we put them in the water so we get some dimension to the hair so if you don't add volume to it first it becomes super flat to their head and as I talked about a lot yesterday I really like about a volume on the head so even somebody who is not you know we're trying to not make look high fashion even just like a mother and daughter I was still tease your hair a little so we have some volume up there yeah so if you just gather it right there with the andes are yeah exactly and that stuff by the way is really easy to retouch with the healing brush tool those lines in the gown you look incredible in there so pretty you can just relax your head back yeah you feel the pillow under there I feel like we need a little bit more her pillow so I'm still photographing up our nose a little bit but no that's better okay so if we can just put some some cardboard over here tto mostly on the leg area if you tip it forw...

ard a little bit do we see the line a little less yeah okay yeah fabulous okay we'll start with something a little more simple let's just get the feet lined up together and bring him this way a little bit draw the left leg up towards your body a little even a little bit more and just lay it over the other one without crossing them there you go perfect perfect good hands are great if you just touch your sides gently with um perfect and trying to lean your body at the core a little bit yes so could a little kind of ass shape to your body okay we have a little split between the two I don't know if there's a way to fill that gap with that scream thing and I mean you were really close you really close it's just that there was a light leak there yeah I mean I guess I just need to get him closer together yeah if it's not possible it's okay you doing okay in there you cold doing all right okay okay okay let's try this can I bend you at the hip kind of way where you're trying to touch your feet exactly exactly and bring the top leg over the bottom line for me actually still bending them that direction reverse that there you go without crossing them so that leg it's just gonna come this way a little bit more to your right leg so is overlapping left a little bit almost let's bring the feet back this way so the knees can almost touch yes there and just try to get the feet glued together and we'll have it I like the idea of touching the feet actually if you grab him and draw him in toward you yeah that's amazing and if your head floats that way quite a bit so I know you're out of pillow so we'll have to tuck your chin a little awkwardly there we go it's gorgeous way try pushing your head that we even further yeah and then talking the chin and towards your own body there we go eyes closed good is it possible to get your ear almost touching your shoulder there if you can move it the core a little more too if you need to yeah and then roll your face toward me kind of this direction yes there so you can kind of their their their eyes closed so I have the cardboard in the picture so we have to kind of meet in the middle somewhere I think okay tell you what let's just not use it at all will use the sunlight fight it how's exposure guys it's okay really cause I'm seeing too many lines of it right now it's the sun's just right on her is that okay yeah looks okay let's roll your face toward me this way just a little bit yeah I'm still feel like I'm shooting up your nose a little let's try to drop that shoulder too if it'll go yeah there there there gorgeous that's beautiful okay see if we can tuck you it's impossible to bend you at the waste anymore toward your feet so you're kind of in a reverse fetal position yeah that's beautiful can this arm kind of come up in over your head so the whole yeah and then really trying to tip the head that direction or without turning your face there you go there you go beautiful chin could come up and out a little bit so we don't get the double chin effect they're they're good just eyes closed one more time let's touch the fingers to your head up there so everything's kind of titan in close yes great just rotate your face toward me a little bit right there and I was closed for one gorgeous okay um can we get that big stick for her the straight one straighten you out a little bit but I'm thinking something acrobatic again here okay so I was thinking maybe we could put your feet at that inn and your hands at this end and do kind of a bath been on your side in there yeah way trying to get that stick vertical and she won't able to see it so that's that's it and if your feet just go back a little more you'll have it that's beautiful yeah and just let the arms relax now if we can scream the light off of her face okay can we get a little on her bum too down there scrim get two of them while we're working on that your top hand if you can turn it a little bit she probably can't hear me can you turn that yeah just her hand it was in the right spot I'm just looking to turn it a little bit oh I know it's okay this is the arm right back where it wass yeah and maybe extend the arm a little bit I'm just trying to see a little more your face yeah or just if your head tips bacchus faras possible I think we'll see your face there we are pressing those shoulders down as much as you can beautiful that's so pretty eyes closed well tell your face into the water little so it's full profile and hang in there the gap there we go good can we touch your head to the stick possible so pretty okay relax a moment that's great okay so let's try the inverse of that if you turned you toward it and talk you into a little fetal position so your shins or on the stick yeah and then tuck you in as tight as you can possibly get into a little ball yeah that's amazing way just have a lighting issue it's just a mess way need the card things I guess you guys see the importance of says setting this up in total shade somewhere because otherwise you're fighting the reflection is really crazy you guys see it showing up it was a perfectly white uh and water and I'm trying to avoid that as much as I can okay beautiful way if we get you tucked in even a little bit more so your little that you had the head is in a bit more good but chin up if you can and then shoulders pressing down there the hand that's on the stick if we could just rotate it a little bit yet we got it we got it perfect okay relax so so pretty okay how we doing on time okay cool um so there's uh saying actually do one more thing with this thing if we let's pull that stick down in the middle of the tank a little bit so it's we have a little bit more length yeah um can I put your back to the stake one more time or you know you're back let's try this he said this there's a gentle slope to that stick can we get your hip to fit into that on your back yeah yeah and then the leg I try to press it as much as you can see there's no gap between you and the stick yeah so you're kind of bending and half looking good let's draw the left leg up just a little bit yeah I'm gonna let it fall over the other good if your head can go this way beautiful that arm is beautiful just let it fall into the water and this hand if we just rotate it a little bit there oh my gosh that's pretty that's gorgeous pressing the feet together as much as possible let's draw the left leg up a little more there we go way fabulous okay let's get rid of the stick with her for a minute and give or maybe a pair of antlers doing okay you just handed trying not to get wet but I guess it's not a thing okay can you turn him it's gonna go across your body upside down so we could just sit in the water that points of I'm going to sit in the water oh you're getting it flip it even war so it's gonna sit in that yeah and just let it sit across you let's do that but up over your chest area you got a little dress in the corners what's going on there you go that's uh the others if we just turn them the tiniest bit yeah that's amazing I'm a gosh let's try it yeah it could be something while they're working on that if your arms go up and around I think yeah in the elbows come out a little bit yes that's so cool that's great it might be a matter of just holding that up for a moment you know we take the picture yeah that's helping a lot that's great let's draw that left leg in a little bit more and really smash those feet together so there's no gap great can it be any higher the uh the white thing there but your head go this way just kind of falling just your head your head yeah turning it even without turning your face though so your face is yeah there we go and draw the left leg up a little bit more they're beautiful got it okay I could see you're shivering let's get you out of there how do you deal with reflections in the water that show you your camera or other objects you do not want I just have to retouch him out really yeah yeah I mean I try my best to avoid getting in there but if you're right above them you're gonna see yourself so and then head high I see a lot of cables running around here next to the water do you take any special precautions no okay I like to risk everyone's I know it's just uh but I don't normally have video equipment and stuff it's just me and my camera so well kind of uh piggybacking on that question people some people had asked earlier they were actually quite a few questions about insurance since you are doing chutes were people are in peril well are just if for the models and all of that in terms of if they get injured I have insurance I carry insurance that covers their injuries and start like that in my studio and on location and a lot of models also have insurance so if you're really worried about that are concerned about it you can hire a model that's insured thank you don't worry about it too much

Class Description

Are you ready to delve into the magical world of fine art photography? Join innovative and award-winning photographer Jennifer Thoreson for an immersion into everything you need to know to conceptualize, style, and shoot photographs that double as works of art.

Jennifer will share her unique method for turning a natural setting into a fine art studio, including her one-of-a-kind-technique for creating water portraits. You’ll master the essential principles of posing, lighting, styling, and costuming. Jennifer will also cover working effectively with models, communicating your personal vision, and using Photoshop to add a fine-art-style polish to images.

By the end of this course, you’ll be inspired and empowered to bring a new level of artistry to your photographs.


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