Inside the Studio

Lesson 19 of 32

Editing and Printing Aries

 

Inside the Studio

Lesson 19 of 32

Editing and Printing Aries

 

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Editing and Printing Aries

He is the big one yes, we're just about teo precipice on the wall with your reaction when it came out oh, you know, I was waiting at the I want to hear, you know, before we came alive again and you know, I love seeing it coming out in the beautiful colors and so on so this is little jolene if you guys can see but they'll be putting it up on the wall should not necessarily the baby who'll end up in the final image but just pretty cute just right for now and the photoshopping prices tell us a little bit about what you did while we were at break with it was very quick because we were well prepared yesterday and those who of you may have seen our sitting up yesterday we photograph this horn separately the hero's corn and then spent all of the morning photographing the little newborns and keeping the camera in precisely the same position. And so they just sort of melted together really? Well, you know, it's really nice to actually see that happened. You know, I think yes, that actually work...

ed all that planning and everything it's just works so well and then you've taken out, of course the metal bar yes, step back good good point here I automatically think that you're the middle bar that was holding the horn and the string that was holding the horn when we photographed it separately and of course all the parent baby paraphernalia that we're sitting on the that plexiglass table yes and natalie the headless woman we're calling her perspex wear onto u s o natalie that we had was it natalie or donahue says she's the most photographed I mean photoshopped she's the disappearing woman yes she they're both my human reflectors they they were white shirts for that reason but jonah is generally standing next to the baby and we're just gone on photo shop she's the great disappearing woman and that's about the both of them are today yes that's about all you've done I mean and we talked a lot earlier about really your focus is getting up until the time that you're shooting because you've already to get it as well as you can in camera did you want older shadows to fall in the right place and everything is looks natural you're not doing that well you know you can tell bad photoshopping when shadows aren't falling in the right places and and and it's even down to the colors of the shadows and everything you know so important so important well I love I hope play folks we'll get to see some of the behind the scenes footage on dh we played some of that some of it is in part of the bonus materials but I love seeing part of what we saw yesterday afternoon wass part of that part of that process of getting it right first was when we had a lot of bright light. Well, we're here and you discovered that you couldn't see that separation as well. Yeah, there's something you want, right? So then you had done all these little fixes to make sure sure learning, lighting, that's why you need to take the time to think about things as well. I always like to set up the day before says plenty of time, you know doesn't know how long it takes we'll just get it right and then you go, you go time, orson okay, sincerely, your back to the hotel and you think it's going to be ok? We're just gonna concentrate on the baby's that's the best way to do so in this afternoon we're going to be sitting up for tomorrow. We're just going to be aquarius that's, right? That's, right? They're exciting. We go take a take a seat again. Yes, to go over with this beautiful image we're gonna put it, get these guys to put it up on the wall nice trace, but it needs to be strike so let's, talk a little bit and yeah, take a load off it's great it's really nice to to think that for families so happy this afternoon, you know, that we were able to find a couple of these babies and that they're able to be part of this experience. Yeah, great. So let's, let's, just final reflections on the day before we have tomorrow. Uh, what were sort of some of the biggest things that that were exciting for you, whether they're expected or unexpected? Well, it was no said everyone in the the vast internet audience was able to just come along on a genie like and be there watching it was kind of a really nice feeling, you know, to think that so many people, uh, a little bit higher, I'm not a control freak that they could come on this journey and actually see what it's like, you know? Oh, john. Well, john's got the crazy, uh, get it straight. Look how beautiful that yeah, yes, and we're all singing jolene in our mind. Ah, dolly parton wasn't a telephone. Yeah, just so people could actually get a sense of the time it takes and all of the effort that we put in and it was really nice to see in the chat rooms, people saying, we just love the silence and what you're doing, and feeling like we're a part of it you know well this baby go to sleep and and actually began to see what I can see so it's right? You know it's great really good and speaking of those thirty years we were talking earlier we talked a couple of times about how that ten thousand hours and how much work you have been have put into getting here today so I wanted to give a shout out to mouth off glad oh yes that's what I was like oh yeah and the book out liars but I think that that concept of the ten thousand hours is reference I know her I know in a lot of creative life events as well because you just just wait on your ten thousand dollars I haven't added it up you know how to deal with in your situation you know? You can make it um can make something out of it and I think that's what we do today yeah, I think so it was a great community spirit I felt in here with all these people watching awesome well, thanks to everybody at their home then for your great participation and your comments on your feet back let's talk a little bit about tomorrow and what we're going to create well, let's talk about how we're going to do some of that this afternoon into tomorrow okay? We're going to strike the sit and I always like to do that just start from the beginning and tomorrow is aquarius and wake up yeah, maybe give you guys a little but this piece of paper that spring around the world a lot of nights and okay let's of editions and so on yeah, but this is a rough illustration we're not rough, but I don't generally illustrate them to this degree, but for the first three images the zodiac which is something you get an idea in their minds of how it would be so we've got a beautiful little greek and aquarius of course and the water symbol um little baby sitting in there so I have six months in here again tomorrow so it's going really well, noisier and more energetic, which we like and we've got a beautiful my thought occurred hat and some more thought it's going to be tumbling down the side in the final image will drop in a map of greece and all of that you know how we talk about detail and what we're trying to do so aggression are yes so that's going to be tomorrow and we'll be sitting that up uh, afternoon, right? And and while we do that, we'll be capturing again some behind the scenes because as you've done in the past two days given getting some of that technical information out there for those photographers on and looking at the lighting and and all those things and more of our own talk everyone through that. But also what struck me yesterday in particular was again just seeing how excited you are during that creation and focus during the creation process. You know, I think it's really nice as well, because there are no babies, this is no krysia, so I can just kind of just children just think it through without having to worry about all of the other elements, you know, it's very it's, quite intense for you, baby's in the studio and, you know, I keep saying everything needs to absolutely revolve around them because it's a lot more emotion in the room. So it's quite nice to sit up and have a chat from her cavity and think about things with time on my hands, which you never had with babies. That's a great point. Any other final words for us for today before we wrap up? No, I just I think it was great. I'm really enjoying this whole process and the timid, creative live or enjoying it as well. I mean, I just get this really sense that we're all working really well together as a team, so tomorrow's gonna be even better.

Class Description


Anne Geddes is the world’s foremost baby photographer — a beloved cultural icon known for her iconic, playful images of newborns. Join us for a never-before-seen behind-the-scenes look at the making of an Anne Geddes calendar.

This unique event is a rare opportunity to watch Anne at work. Inside the Studio with Anne Geddes gives you an inside look at her practice and process as she creates three wholly new images. You’ll watch Anne as she photographs individual children, all in her one-of-a-kind, signature style.

Anne creates images that are iconic, award winning, internationally acclaimed, and beloved the world over. Don't miss the exciting opportunity to be inspired by a true master.

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 honest...to 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.

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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.