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Behind the Scenes Part 1

Lesson 28 from: Inside the Studio

Anne Geddes

Behind the Scenes Part 1

Lesson 28 from: Inside the Studio

Anne Geddes

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28. Behind the Scenes Part 1

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Behind the Scenes Part 1

He worked crowd of life as you already know because you've already coming here but what we're gonna do this afternoon this film these great moments dawn and I always have when she comes over and brings the props which I'm really looking forward to and we've got all of these props and everything that came over from my studio and sydney and so we're going to go to reduce and pull out the bits that we need for this shoot there's a lot of you rolling your eyes which is hopefully here yeah yeah that's exactly right and I want to hear a story about what happened at l a x on the way through apparently it's a long one yes and it involves one of the props so we can't wait to hear that walks and we don't know they opened it without you in the room and repacked and they couldn't open it I had to seem tense just open it and you a bit tense toro come on come on so that's it is it seems to have todo um I really want to open this first because I wanted see what you know waiting for you at night yes y...

eah ah the old camorra sign our case natalie well this here is the aires no yeah look I've seen all these on skype but how beautiful they want to actually go on this is it your name? Well spears you uh want to go on the baby's got filth other foam on the inside no on I'm gonna put a little bit of color on that wants to get it all set up you are doing that's gorgeous we can relay this out we need somewhere to put them that what? The ones dear or some surface oh for god's sake you've got a little you know little of this a little hand sling dicks and then that I'm going to attach that onto the that was great, john it looks like marina I will doesn't more the little curls and everything yes contestant would kind of like thyme selected you don't you don't hear oh, how gorgeous and then there's a little blank little outfit that just sits over the back of the baby we've got a little best for them too with their gonna have it on underneath the um underneath this singing you know, um yeah, yeah that's beautiful this's the one I wanted to see oh, god, look at that. Oh god that's fantastic goes yep ok, now we need teo tryingto attention it's a double layoff apply construction ply said should be a disco into that I think the problem piece of wooden near even tow I just need a break it or something pitting on I didn't know if you can use a pole or what you're going to use it well, no, I'm just our photograph the horn on it's own way we can just take out the whole on photo shop yeah that's no need to you know, do what we used to do in the old days when we're going through the yes background not it know so photographic kid cameron position then have the baby there and put it together after it's um so really it's a kind of rest on that on them perspex table and it just needs a, uh a lot across the back with a couple of brackets but didn't bother getting the brackets couldn't know what the world was so weird popped in hardware get one that's great looks fantastic what's it made of um well it's um apply on the back then it's polystyrene inside and then it's um, paper macheted over the top and then it's got a lot of people a on there to get that kind of horn texture. Did you have trouble getting the hit around? How it cards around them comes for yeah, that was it was quite tricky because in reality that I ted to cheat it for the photograph in reality they don't see it quite like that they can twist a lot more yeah, the whole thing are you because that goes into the booth that's a bit that goes into the head and it's kind of quite a different angle but it wasn't going to work to get get it into a nice circle so no god that's a bit more tricky this's all my paints and things because henry few with things coming out here so this is the aquarius pot oh uh here's oh pettit oh right now I'm finished painting it because I thought and natalie is most interested little paranoid jonas course light of course it'll be fine uh so ingenious dawn so it just goes like that that's like that they are net look at the size of that way I read it I read it because I saw your face that are no to do it again nice picking so we're leases trumbull tumble down the side like that contesting god you see what I mean about being a you had to get a little bit of light so if you want to take that and it makes him look more delicate and mounted them having solid one pretty like well no I didn't you don't really even have to have the light from behind does even when it's even when it's coming from the front you can still see the you can still see the little behind which is what I was trying to get when you hold it up till we know yeah I think it might be to seafood just well the gorgeous and so the heads that go with that uh what is this that is the small one home doesn't psych floor they are really like iraq yeah that's when it's really really tough so if they get a grip effort that's nothing's gonna happen it's gonna be fine once someone yanks it except renamed you could build them tough yeah yeah that's gorgeous stone how are you I'll call and I've got some phone rings and things to go on the bottom of the pots he can build these building height up yeah not very high you had it sort of johnny just looking over the partners just just not even shoulders you wouldn't see the shoulder's just their heads so I've started painting about the inside and I don't know what's how intense you wanted like so this is like really intense and that's like the first coat so I could I could work the front to help you want it is the water sign three more to ok it's gonna be your doing I just scared what you think about the back entrance yeah that's recorded and it's all fun here in italy look fine me so this goes between their legs yeah yep that's the plan okay right for their small okay wait out this war it just makes a little bit more cd that's a school um and I'm gonna play with color yeah it's going there it's a lot of debate as to whether we should print the center of the sunflower with leonie should illustrate sandra some flour as well as this I don't think I think once I love feed or if it was just thanking knowing people's thank you natalie that's not what I said I said we only need the edge so you can fade that into the edge that's painted which you've got that lovely you've got a lovely piece is that you? Yes, but that's got to sit against someone so if it sits against hood if you have a look at the print out it's got little brown tweed lee bits that will go in behind that either way it'll work so it's not sort of like three d reel and then illustrative behind it should blame so so what you going to do in terms of color here you're gonna either I'm gonna put more brown like this look, helen said I need to be so much warmer yeah um well I'm going to do that anyway, but I could also put a little bit of yellow pollen on if you want, but I think it might get too busy. I think yeah see, I started around when I started putting some of that brown and then and then I thought, well, I mess I just do that with paint that's why used to slight one because I can go any color with that I've got fabric paints, it'll color that up so that then there's a little suits for the lions now some of them are kind of I did a couple that will kind of modeled little slightly different cuba that's pretty that's pretty cute and then we've got a flexible tile you know as you need wait wait can kill that round take it over the edge or what we want today called eric and this differently needs warming you yeah I know I just sitting with just you wouldn't believe how hard it is to get brown wool but the moment it's just obviously not fashionable sin away to britain together getting you here that's all bright colors yo oh that's been tested you want a guide? I did hear yes it's funnier have beautiful I've lifted quite long so contributed elisa look at that look velvety oh, it is so hard line alone at the moment that's fantastic dorn I made it like a wig like it's all say it's all being being stitched and basically finish was trying to get that hole you know, I show you picture I found on the internet of a line is so beautiful it just looks like velvet and that's what I was trying to get with this effect so that when when it's worn and it starts folding you get that beautiful a mixture of colors so I've got four suits and they're all different sizes so you and you've only got you got two hands and I just want one I mean it took me forever to make another cup every single thread is being hand sign on that individually bye see sticks sort of stitched that's brilliant dawn that's just fantastic dawn and I had this thought it about two a m this morning eyes this lamb outfit big enough to go over in your booth okay this time I put little tied off nick because last time I let nick so it's only this have any really done one side it's facing the direction they're so that tux weight one of the dolls in here way get it done and it's hilarious this's some thunder so let's do a bit different in the obvious but that's because they have actually got little horns bony growths or something like like a whole thing so we're going to start to open toe um ueno to figure out what the breakage wass too that's the big gold reflector we don't need that I think basically what we want to do is leave nice to be here in italy because there's no way for it to go in new york at the moment you know what else might be in there? Um um this is our year oh oh there's a big piece of that's my big piece a parachute club called north you know what it is that goes on forever this morning yeah, cool backgrounds from morocco I mean by heart oh, I gotta see that being fumigated when they come through customs to wash them let's make sure that they really give them a good wash way so we have a box already being wanted and I'll take those over I just wanna make sure we don't have any extra stuff to people this is all um shit skins and fumigate them when they come through customs he's from australia can smell, huh? This can go back in the box through this could go back in a box. What are you gonna do? You're gonna have ah, through here, which is expandable and I'll make some light some sort of break it that I could just fix it on just take it out later. Yeah, yeah, you know what would be good, it's just a little bit of cream. Yeah, way don't have especially I think I think it's actually really nice to see you handling a new baby here, but I'm just concerned that's a bit needs a bit of a file down yeah, yeah, yeah, because some even with legs and its little oven that's good idea came from somewhere really fun saying we'll shoot us, um standing on in exactly the position where the table will come in underneath the table but it's just a visual thing and then get cameron same position side the table under do the baby and wear sweat I don't you know, with the pole that comes out of there if you just have a bit of cream fabric on it just visually it looks a bit better here must look nice. What have you got, baby must city? No, I just wanted to I don't know that we do have them so they'll be here in case you know, do you think it needs yesterday a little tiny bit of more texture wallet with because it's being painted it's gonna get squashed no more sort of come into in terms of color say this little bit in here it's gonna match the horn you wanted to mention you wanted to be a little bit someone that may blow out a little bit? I just have a little something in the silence. I haven't debated this yet that wants a little back up and I think this guy can slow bit of color in there on this dolls bigger, isn't it? But I think it's gonna be a lot easier than naked, but you could put a single on if you want no, just that it's always there something underneath you wanted that stuck to just talk to jonah and I'm gonna make little pegs out of fine just put a bit of a baby around that kind of breaks the color and that's really really comfortable but you need to have not that thick no no that's gonna make the usual shapes basis my true I am many nightmare that I had last night oh no will be fine honestly and it's quite stretchy clothes but just it's beautiful yes say how you have that this is creamier than that yeah yeah yeah yeah good no way what we need thio put a little bit of color on these two you know to get the riches of things yeah yeah so you're going to do that yeah yeah um what we need I am fortunate because dinner's goes tomorrow morning is to get the background sizes sort of um and print all three so if we get the lighting set up and then um the center of the sun player yeah I need to find out from the background could go quite close and that big to twenty would like the whole thing or whether I knew tech background back and light it separately so that's what we need to own for today so you could even set that on its side that's like a low table oh my god! I think I've wondered if it's nice searches shoot up shit down another ship down like we have done before actually shoot sunrise after that kind of sunrise over over hillary on the line to help just crab that background uh yeah let's do that this's it okay let's throw that in the crack neil sacred over in front of you it's your hands yeah, I just wanna like this big one way street yes, we need to get the lights done for this today so I know what's going on yet stay with leo when it had the lighting set up done today because of dinner going so I know how big this background is having a baby which is easily chief well, I want to have something underneath or something that's on here. What stuff? So we just had to make sure we need any would you like tio okay, so there's a on the twenty I put the thickest one on the twenty that's like a stop it's a stop, isn't it? Yeah, yeah and then we'll put one on the idea and the cracked uh you have a position like that? Wait, what is it now if it's full it's softer puts out how does that work? Remember it's been a while since I've used kara um how do you wonder if it's stopped in the middle and work your way up there's a study stays help who has been like that? Okay, we'll just use that for the horn what are you gonna do with pot put that on there as well, you know, actually that's good because you got access from the back home is just a good sized titles get jumping forward leo girls are bringing in here again those two strapped together that's a wooden top so when the baby sitting here towards the back and john are standing there if they lean forwards this table in front of him oh you're gonna put it on no this up but we'll bring him over here girls good heart yeah yeah it's just a visual thing so it's kind of it's wide enough if they lean forward in jealous standing right next to them because I'll be a look started and smiling for cell thank you wait just hang on background that way it's pretty simple and then we do it right arm you are so in fact we'll move it building this mile that way and jonathan stand fear on then don't worry about the rest of us huh just a light inside options in two cases towards long okay however jonas comfortable standing there you know having access yeah so if she's here it won't matter about that everyone what is it that should do the trick and then if I'm shooting straight on we could just come in here and that's good because an actual shot that it's been nice having it just build us a little bit give me some get rid of that wait if we can set that up and just see help big I need the background to bay yeah plenty of room here thinking that it wouldn't be big enough, but so where they're sitting too big to turn it down. Bottom? Probably way. So we'll rig up the this on the poles and have a look and see in the camera. Where come hurt, guys, if you've got multiple ones of these, she putting wonder what? Stick them on the wall over there, just near where the letter is, so you don't have to got to got to got to.

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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