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Aquarius Shoot: Amelie and Sabine

Lesson 21 from: Inside the Studio

Anne Geddes

Aquarius Shoot: Amelie and Sabine

Lesson 21 from: Inside the Studio

Anne Geddes

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21. Aquarius Shoot: Amelie and Sabine

Lesson Info

Aquarius Shoot: Amelie and Sabine

And I'm telling johnny, come on over, you could dribble down, okay? That's all right, what's with this burn, she just she just likes to chew on not a regular one, that plastic I'm sorry. Your name. I'm heather had that hi, nice to meet last year to come over here and I'll show you what we're doing. Just be careful of the courts and everything wave or being strapped down. Um, brian, because he hit up way. We're just going to show you the pot and we've got a doll with a really freakish face, but she's, the right side, you want to show that way? Just show that's good that's what way we're doing? You're looking at this no hearse and I'll show you that put up quite so we've already photographed the flowers and everything, so I just got the bare bones of the posh um, come through here and I'll show you it's all bolted to the table, great and it's all powdered and everything inside. So and we've got an open trap drawing a bill coats around back. Okay, okay. You're right with this. Yeah, yeah.

That's won two games to go. So do it, jonah, we'll be standing with here all the time. And the best thing for you to do is we might move that story is so she can't see a session I can look at you so everyone would just be really since she was little natalie at least put it being really silly that's a compliment how are we intends of hunt you need a you need to put into a narrow thinking just for I think we'll need an epic I think she's kind of need you you you have you you came out okay didn't she yeah she does all right we should start with an iffy about the list fiddling the better yeah for sure so um when jonah takes her she pretty friendly yeah while she's tired right now but um we'll get you to go over there and sit on that seat you have to see her and you'll be able to see the image on the screen okay it's well it's just going to be sure I don't have it I'll be at my post when you win a chicken dinner this's a lot this year let's do it let's not use up all those smiles just yet uh oh just you wait oh wait that's a good start whoa dog just stay there for a minute here wait wait yeah go mommy teo yeah ok let's get in this let's see how many kisses tirza way apart time if you come to the front d'oh where's your hand on a tiger oh that's not a good stop what is that? An ipad pretend tamara I thought was a pretend I did it or something you don't know me oh, wait you already spoke double where me mama you don't have to sit in that part of you don't want to know it's entirely up to you a little bit tied teo give it one more try and then take her back and she might have a little nap and she like they didn't snows in there yeah, I think I can sleep yeah, you can you give her another try and if she doesn't want to sit way could bring it back are you a little bit hot too? Chain scythe have a tray you take it later have you gone to sleep it off? Theo okay. Thank you. Be careful with them through the girls will take you back. Well, let me know how it's going in there. Okay. All right, well, that was a good start. Yeah, but actually, what did you learn from that in terms of trying to get a gun? The part's great. Yeah, she was great. Sometimes you need to sit the first baby in there to get a sense of the height and things like that so so it's good. Yeah, which is why we've got six babies that's right? And so is this a typical workflow you what we just saw you give it a little get a little few tries yeah, well we don't want to spend too long wei family because now this then everyone starts getting time you know, it just we just gotta become and just think well, direction I think the parts work don't know don'tyou everything's good way do have do we know how long lens they told the next day this to natalie just say this to really to cum so yeah okay, because we do have that video that we can play we're good with that yeah, I think we're probably two minutes away for something so what? We this's my and then I said yes that I'm like, you know, you have a piece of you don't know all right, everyone. So what we have is, uh, one of the most magical times's you've seen you create as your got this piece already so let's play the video and we'll see how you set this up yesterday. Grace okay, so and what is the game plan for tomorrow? We are here setting up for tomorrow, but we haven't done the lighting yet you're just getting started, so why don't we do it on? So what we've done is we stripped the sick from areas certain get out of this area zone with the subtle colors and you know the horn and the you know, the beautiful wall and this will be more intense tomorrow with this with aquarius and the beautiful greek and and so I think I'll light it fairly simply but we would just gradually build it up that's why I like to do a lighting setup is just start with the one light and then and as we go yeah we've been waiting for dawn to finish painting the pot so it's just about to go on to cia tastic so we met lane out yeah over the same plexi glass yes table great use yesterday thie end will be bolted there's a hole in the middle and we'll bolt it on so it suits there what I'll do is an old creative place as we did with the horn when I photographed the and with some of the file is coming the off orchids coming down the side and so we've got a continuous background then once we have that place we'll have to cut the paper because way need to get in the back this special little door in the back of the right so the baby is just gently go in and it closes so we'll just change the change the paper strip it right back to the papers on the table and it's hanging down the back and we'll do the rest in post so like we did yesterday your toe today, we're doing the plate or the the image. You still then utilize. So part of the background. For once, we have the babies that's, right, using them together. But getting it down, exactly. And the the pot is not going to change position because it's bolted and well locked the camera down again. And so tomorrow, we'll just be able to concentrate purely on having a cute little baby who's, looking out of this part with this beautiful, muffle good head on, because the moth orchid is one of the flowers that represents aquarius.

Class Materials

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Lighting Diagram - Aries
Lighting Diagram - Leo
Reef Wallpaper
Urchin Wallpaper
Lighting Diagram - Aquarius
Stories From A Labor of Love Part 1
Stories From A Labor of Love Part 2
Stories From A Labor of Love Part 3
Stories From A Labor of Love Part 4
Stories From A Labor of Love Part 5

Ratings and Reviews

Jeff Petersen Studios

I just read the other reviews and think people may not have watched the preview video or listened to Kenna's explanation of what was going to happen. I felt the class was exactly what was advertised, and thought Kenna did an excellent job keeping things moving when there were obvious delays or unexpected events with "the talent" (the babies). I felt like I was at Anne's studio and experiencing what actually happens when she is working on a project. You can't script babies and pets, so you go with the flow and adapt. I think that's what they said and did. Kenna was always prepared to discuss Anne's books, or other topics and did a great job getting personal/and professional with Anne-just as they said they were going to. It is Creative "Live" so it could have been Much less organized, and much more chaotic, but I was actually Very impressed with the production and smoothness of the Creative Live team. I did feel like my view was blocked at times when I wanted to see how they were setting up some of the actual shots- but in general I think they did just about as well as you could in those conditions. I am not paid by Creative Live nor do they probably even know me, but I'm very happy to support and actually buy their content-because I don't know another place/format that teaches so many different, practical, and interesting topics as they do and I Love that they take chances like this and really do Deliver. Anne was very clear that she is not a technician. Creative Live has Tons of Great Technician classes in So many genres of photography (and of course other area)- with Anne's class there is Plenty to Learn from her, but the value does not come in the Wam Bam machine gun delivery of latest tech and tools, it is in the methodical, patient, But Driven pace that is anything but chaotic (as one reviewer said). As I said at the beginning, I think they delivered exactly what was advertised and I am very happy with my purchase. There is a wealth of information and frankly entertainment, for someone who is interested in really seeing behind the doors... AND, it is good for new people and experienced people, who are looking to get better in their craft, more successful, or maybe even famous-if they are see that not every day in a studio (or in any profession really)-Even for Anne Geddes- is Glamourous, Exciting and "Sexy": sometimes it is crying babies that need their diapers changed.


I had the honor of supporting Anne in her launch of her beautiful line of baby clothing here in Washington ( as her fulfillment provider ) and her attention to every detail, their willingness to share their commitment to an unforgettable experience for every customer - it was such a pleasure to see the magic on the photography side of the business that I never had the opportunity to witness. Pure perfection, and thank you so much for sharing. Best to Anne and Kel! Michelle Harden

Nathan Ivie

Watched the first day of this event and it was very different than other creative live workshops. Different is sometimes good and sometimes bad, this session was just that good and bad. It really lacked the teaching aspect, they did not go over her equipment, basic camera and lighting settings used to create the look she wants in her images etc...The lady who was interviewing her was terrible Anne seemed really open to share but the questions were very poor and lacked follow up and really diving into what Anne was doing. It was really neat to get to watch her work, she has an amazing personality that really is soft and kind and it showed in the way she worked with the parents, babies, and her team. It was a great overview of how she approaches the studio and a project and the detail that goes into making a top notch image. It is however weak on giving you the info strait up on how to improve your own work. If you want to see what it's like to work with a big team on a major project this is a great workshop. If you want technical teaching it is not so great.

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