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Leo Shoot: Major

Lesson 6 from: Inside the Studio

Anne Geddes

Leo Shoot: Major

Lesson 6 from: Inside the Studio

Anne Geddes

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6. Leo Shoot: Major

Lesson Info

Leo Shoot: Major

This's major yeah yeah no no no look atyou I don't care if you want my here all right um what's your name again chelsea chelsea so we get through yeah, I'll show you what we're doing uh brian if you cut one of the other ones maybe the lion raw cute tummy's all squished up to your chest so cute sorry looking yeah we've already photograph come through and I'll explain um this sunflower and so today it's just all about this obviously the center of the sun flown he's just sitting in there with this little head on and shoes and now there's going to be in bed for two camera and john they're standing right next to us so we're gonna put you on a seat over there you're going to see him on the screen but don't try and yeah perfect good in the name come from what I actually saw her on tv a few years ago and I said oh ee oh come on I'll put you in that way I can have a cuddle glasses get griffin hey, you got some toys but such a serious little face so sweet it is not serious oh, really you know he...

's a bit of a jog a little phyllis that was playing on the ground oh he's on the move oh I didn't see that way try that again in a minute yeah van tried on other things oh yeah and auntie doing could do the back way have you got d'oh d'oh e I s e o u r quick why not you all right nothing happened here we'll just sit down nice and soft lovely pillar buoy you don't have to talk to you just need to be real quick just pull the arms up creases just you miss pretty little nays freddy's little news so it's kind of owe you we won't see the bottom of the shirt that's cool has told on good hell toasties and we're ready to go ready oh hey can I say I'm not wait wait for a re draw you are a tiny bit get that net talk sharp good you'll have to do it again here this likes that kind of time this's a couple waiting for word of it this time is gonna be way better relations do you want to try to have a manual it puts it yeah it does that flash that yes the truth yeah good you know lots of affection still good go on time doing go yeah forget that good focus oh so what is it can you just talk to taylor yeah I just yeah that's it tommy looks like it's settled into a pier has that right at the last few frames a great yeah yes just a couple more oh, wait no I got you something what a good boy I told him pretty good may you get everybody you know smythe you think I can't find the host what over how and I'm just gonna hold this for you so you can hold me hi how was that for you looking over your work oh that was amazing to see her work uh what was it like to stephen walking into the studio and gettis it's unbelievable what a great experience for us well what a little cutie pie amazing what a little bald patches to ribbons got full pensions and they all want to go for the little mind works well thank you so so much for being a part of this live happening just leave people who are watching all over the world rains just won a really wonderful think thank you thank you and you better get out of that wondering tummy yeah he's beautiful you always say six months seven yes he's unmoved he is e a t shirt we'll let that guards for the minute they were good breeding look your car boy he's a he's a natural with getting its photo day he's a ham your first one my third oh yeah you know what I'm doing? Yeah he's easy going goes with the flow you know so nice to meet you and thank you for bringing in a walk you over to just wash my hands we're getting some amazing comments that are coming through christopher glen has said seeing the live shoot is invaluable and opportunity very few experience and a super documentary for the ages thank you. Well, thank you, christopher, because that's exactly what we were doing we're documenting the entire process so that you out there if you so choose can actually choose to own the experience we are creating the two thousand seventeen calendar and calendar and we're shooting one being per day so what you could do if you do want to own this experience to be ableto watch again there is a blue by button on the screen beneath the video that you're watching what that does is it gives you any time access to all of the videos that we are creating right now. We also as I was mentioning earlier have some bonus materials and that is footage that and and I recorded the other day where we have we're talking about stories from a labor of love, which is her autobiography and truly it's an experience of hearing firsthand from an about the beginning of her career and going into the stories behind some of those most famous and iconic images some of those images that are the reason that you all might be here watching this today so this event is for all three days is one hundred forty nine dollars however you can have access to it for ninety nine dollars during the live event right now, so again he had that blue by button and that adds it to your cart here on creative live and what a special treat to be able to share with your family for the future as well. So I'm going to go check in again on what's going on with the ladies over here. We didn't finish our story about dawn way didn't I waited? Wait, we're telling stories about how we told stories on friday and walk through it was liberating actually we thought we were going to walk through a labor of love, but we didn't get that far off about a quarter of the way and there's just so much history in in what you've done, what was what was sort of the impetus for writing that book and for for people who are just joining us for doing this live event. You know, I was reading the book before we came over to seattle because they come in two thousand seven it's amazing how dates doesn't intends of I was talking about cellphones and don't take photos on cellphones within that in that time it was like tiny your files and now everyone's butt I don't take fighters on self a little it's a little known now very known yeah, I have never taken oh god no that's until my daughter's gonna kill me that's a saying don't say those things, but I'm just not that way inclined you know but you know it's really nice talking about that interview just just sit down and really talk about what it was like when I first started out and you know all of the insecurities that you haven't and there's probably a lot of young photographers who may be here on looking for a way to find your own style and a form of expression I know how you know people look at that interview will be really helpful because you know, I talked through what was like for me when I first started out and uh the ten years that I did of portraiture and you know and and how it's gotten me to where I am today and a hell of a greeting card started and calendar started and so on and it was really nice to actually and we'll continue to do this yeah look at some of the images and tell stories about you know what it was like to actually shoot them and well, whenever we get together like it's so good to see the team because I hadn't seen them for a few months and whenever we get together we always you know, sit down ogasawara and talk about it always goes back to all those wonderful stories because I mean, what are great I think for me to be able to do working with all these babies and everything they're just so now you're gonna have a wonderful set of stories I thought there was the time when we did that live event and front of the entire world how about that doesn't feel is if that's what we're doing yeah, why is that? Do you think I don't know just because we're here in the studio and we're doing us dangling and you and I know each other and everyone feels comfortable? Um yeah, I mean it's just the way it always is when we're shooting so well, I want to read you something that jennifer from france said online because you were just talking about other maybe new photographers of people who have experienced sort of the confidence issues or what have you that you shouldn't have come don't we all everyday but she says thank you ascend from france thank you for me as a photographer to have pushed baby as art so high you allowed me to fulfill my dreams to be strong when my husband was down with cancer and you allowed me to be a newborn photographer because you exist. So thank you, thank you, thank you from jennifer in france thank you for the message and we really appreciate a ll the messages in the support you know babies are just so important to so many people and they're speaking universal language so wherever you are in any country in the world watching this, everyone loves their babies just as same as everybody else, you know, babies, you see the joy in the mother's faces when they come into the studio here, you know, they're so proud to be involved and, you know, every mother thinks that their baby is the most beautiful baby in the world, and they have my baby society and twenty eight, they're still your baby differently, I think that's what struck me so much getting to know you is so some of those themes that are seen through through your heart again, the love, the joy, the growth, the new life and that the different elements that you put into it into your art all sort of represent that on. So I just love the theme everybody again, if you're just joining us, we're creating the first three images on this idea and signs of the zodiac, which is going to be your two thousand seventeen calendar. And so we have little leo the lion, and we're shooting today. Yes, we're shooting today, I only ever do one shooter day because, you know, I mean, I don't know what the time is here don't worry about the time, and, you know, I got two more babies to go never should in the afternoon. If anybody is wondering why it's always in the morning. A couple of times in my early career, I photograph babies in the afternoon and it's, kind of like, you know, it just gets, they're not so good, you know, they get that way. Have to sing in australia called the witching hour. Yeah, I don't know. They they said this here or in other countries, you know, come on, baby, come back.

Class Materials

bonus material with purchase

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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