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Shoot: Newspaper Dress

Bambi Cantrell

Posing Masterclass

Bambi Cantrell

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33. Shoot: Newspaper Dress


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1 Introduction Duration:24:19
2 Location Challenges Duration:29:23
3 Defining Shape Duration:17:19
4 Group Photography Duration:09:59
5 Lifestyle Portraits Duration:20:46
6 Shoot: Clam Shell Lighting Duration:22:05
7 Lighting Tricks and Tips Duration:14:46
8 Posing a Bridal Party Duration:41:32
9 Bridal Party Q&A Duration:34:41
10 Camera Angles to Flatter Duration:17:21
11 Audience Q&A Duration:12:12
12 Posing a Family Duration:42:38
13 Posing Families Q&A Duration:12:04
14 Review Images Duration:12:40
15 Challenging Situations Duration:44:59
16 The Walk Off Duration:07:19
17 Plus Sized Brides Duration:17:05
18 Shoot: Plus Sized Bride Duration:53:07
19 Image Critiques Duration:33:56
20 Light is Light Duration:30:54
21 Receptions That Rock Duration:09:34
22 Shoot: Mismatched Couples Duration:36:34
23 Shoot: Indonesian Woman Duration:13:47
24 Shoot: Person in Wheelchair Duration:15:17
25 Understanding Your Subject Duration:13:16
26 Image Review Duration:24:33
27 Wedding Client Interview Duration:25:45
28 Tall and Short (Kenna + Nikko) Duration:06:49
29 Shoot: Indian Model (Simi) Duration:23:49
30 Shoot: Japanese Model (Akari) Duration:31:22
31 General Q&A Duration:20:34
32 Creativity in Photography Duration:18:54
33 Shoot: Newspaper Dress Duration:21:36
34 Creating a Garment: Tool Dress Duration:06:29
36 Shoot: Beige Tule Dress (Jen) Duration:27:15

Lesson Info

Shoot: Newspaper Dress

all right so let's get started we're gonna take a few pictures of our beautiful young lady right here and then I have something really cool to show you that we're going to go to our next step and do something completely different with a different model too so come on jenny let's come on over here we decided to use our our beautiful just natural light studio just so we could concentrate on just some simple things so the first thing I want to do I think I'm gonna let me look at the light on your face john okay actually for jennifer this is very very pretty it's a very flattering light for her miss jenny let me have you back up okay let me see what it like it's okay walk over this way and now okay I like that see notice how the light is getting a little bit gold a little bit more clean so let's move that chair away from the wall and let's put that behind her so because I'm not sure where I'm going I'm a I'm not sure if I'm going to use that chair or whether we're gonna ditch it let me gra...

b a camera what's the exposure saying daddy o twenty fifty two way you may want to open a little bit of what you you know the back your camera better than you do I actually think that's a good exposure yeah actually put it right behind her or let me see how I want to use this um here let's try this sorry punkin okay now can I help you up here in that you're gonna stand in the chair now I like the ragged nous of this chair can you are you comfortable here maybe we can have somebody who kind of just kind of stands a little bit off you off camera just said that if she decides to take a nose dive that we won't hurt her okay let's say we're gonna talk this down right here just a little bit by the way for those of you that are men if you want to try this in your little nervous about it get your female assistant to work with you said that they can you know they can touch the female's body and not feel readmit tape if you do okay no I'm okay right now but thank you bambi because that answered a question that had come from the internet about men doing this type of thing I'll tell you what any man can do this in fact I will tell you if I were a man a person having my picture taken and I had a man who wanted to do this this kind of experience I'll tell you right now I'd be so seriously impressed first of all that he knew enough about how to create a garment and you know what there's a reason why women love a gay hairdresser okay reason that true and I'm not saying anything about sexuality I'm just saying that women just like we feel like there are sisters you know right is that the way it is and so I would definitely I want to see a guy so I'm liking this I'm going to tell you right now I think this is just I'm feeling good about this hang on a second I want to see if I can get your whole body in so my I s o is at two eight and I'm going to sit down right here because I want to lower my camera position so that I can so I can get a higher view on her on dh now what I want you to do miss jenny poo I want you to relax that shoulder on this side right here and I want you to push your hip away from us right here beautiful and bend this front knee can you point your toe towards me a little bit more and bring your knees a little closer together more more beautiful what I want you to notice this look at how sexy and elegant her legs look who done okay but but I don't want it to be too I don't want to be too straight so miss jenny poot we're going to take and work I'm gonna do a couple of things with her arms hey you know what kenna can you take those straps and just took him I mean taken off not off but talking underneath oh this is so oh I really like this this is cool are you okay scooter by okay now miss jenny I want you to bend that knee and bring your knees close together beautiful just like that with your chest lean towards me right here gorgeous turn your face a tiny bit this way and bring your chin down a little bit dynamite really really nice let's see how that exposure wise drop your chin a little bit more scooter beautiful your backhand let me see looks like just to kind of go nice but just really relax it like that awesome awesome really nice can you turn your face up to the window gorgeous beauty beauty honey right there look at me a second I want to get you know a little bit more doll light so tilt your head look at me a second love it just like that it really lean in their gorgeous bring your arm behind your face a little bit more gorgeous love a doll and babies she is doing good hold ready okay can I bring both of your arms down for me and I need to do is kind of like a hole love like that and now you're gonna lean towards me keep that front knee bent for me though beautiful and then drop your head go bump like this and just drop your head down beautiful just like the end but I want a little bit of a bend in that back elbow right here good not so much and bring it down I need to see that you have an elbow back there like bring it around and we're gonna get exaggerating on the pose a bit but I don't want to I want to see that you have fingers so bring your hand down like this love it just like that but more like hang out here that's right that we'll see how that works can you turn your near need towards me a little bit love it right they're beautiful and I'll pull your elbow back I think I kind of killed it love it drop your chin down a bunch and this arm right here can you go actually instead of doing all that like this yeah oh there you go love it awesome that's beautiful turn your face up towards the window they'll love it don't look at me just like this and really stretch like this like almost like a bird in flight oh gorgeous beautiful relax your fingertips just a little bit I lovely gorgeous pumpkin that is really nice till the top your head towards me here lovely lovely lovely this is awesome for you look at me with your eyes drop your chin down a little bit awesome right there stunning okay now I want you to really push your butt out behind you this way and you're gonna look at me bring your hands like right like this actually I like put your hand right there bring it back on the arm of the chair right there and bend that knee a bunch point your toe and your knee towards me a little bit this way beautiful but bring it back towards your other leg love it love it love it beautiful like that oh honey that's really pretty that's beautiful I'm liking this very very nice beautiful very very beautiful awesome awesome awesome gorgeous now when you look up you need to look up with your whole face not your eyes gorgeous look straight ahead look straight front your nose right there excellent love it right there and now look at me perfect right there take this hand right over here and I need like but I want a re a little like I need a giggle I need you to really laugh for me beautiful gorgeous excellent right in their awesome really cute you know you look like right now you look like taylor swift no okay you know what now let me have you come off the chair somebody help her down I'm telling you right now you know hang on before you get her down hang on right there for just a second can you actually I love that go boom like this and bend that knee for me ah bed straight one legged oh good yes I like it don't you take your fabric on this side it just I love it and but I need to have a little bit more in front of us like look around here turn your face towards the light a little bit love it awesome and laugh one two three gorgeous I'm not I'm not having a problem at all if we're going to do some really crazy editorial stuff with her because that's kind of the nature of the beast right here look right here okay uncle john move your booty awesome right there very very nice beautiful I'll tell you what this is really making my heart saying love it love it love it awesome awesome awesome beautiful girly okay now turn away from me in the chair and I'll be careful don't fall down now but I will come after you if you do yeah honey that gives new meaning to jump on a junket drop this shoulder down a little bit you know I think that's just really ugly I'm not feeling that it all hop down but be careful when you come down and you don't be kind of fun okay you know what let's move the chair out of the way for a second because I want you to start over the back of the wall right there let's see how that's gonna look and come to the wall to go to the wall let's see how that works for you but we're going to bring that chair back in a second okay now we have our our lighting has changed a bit from there but let's just try something different I'm not sure where I'm going with this shit missy okay now what I want you to do hang on a second I'm gonna change my shutter speed because I want to slow down my movement um I'm gonna change my shutter speed to about a thirty five a second and I want you to true you're going to jump as you run that way hey uncle john can you grab me the video light and stand over here I need a strong light source over that way and just a meat you're going to be out of camera let's see if we can get hurt she's going like I want to do like a ballet pure wet your face no no no john go right to the wall and aim it straight sideways go right to the wall keep going keep going keep going keep going keep going all the way right more hole I want your butt right there in the wall good job like that okay love it now is that light turned all the way up okay good now missy what you're going to do is I want you to you're gonna like face us here but I want you to do it like this and you're gonna cross one leg over the other and I want you to base that they jump like this but turn your face towards uncle john as you do and just laugh and have some fun don't look at us ah that's nice let's try one more time one two three go okay this time I want you to do that but you're gonna walk and you're gonna run towards him that way across one like like a crab okay ready hang on a minute hold on a second here let me get my little act together here okay already okay ready one two three go oh wait a minute after that was really good do that one more time I bet you're you're drunk and your trunk is you're you're losing your stuff your stuff right there huh okay ready go beautiful actually that is going to make me feel good when you do that this one last time I want you to really jump and in long get your neck and you're gonna look straight ahead it's real important seed I'm liking that okay and I'm gonna increase my shutter speed to about it this is that a thirty five second I want the movement the movement is really important the again these crazy silly ideas are just designed to just shake it up and if nothing else the picture may suck but you know what it makes her gets engaged actually you want to stuff yourself down a little bit more okay you ready okay ready mr sister come on sister let's make it happen one two three go actually that was good stop right there for a second and when she'd go right to the wall beautiful okay and now you know what that's really cute here then one of those knees from an uncle john would have been that need a whole bunch like beautiful but actually I like that point that love that right there and now uncle john come in closer face keep the light off the background and I want it more on her face can you bring it hi john and give me just a tad more light on her face oh yeah that's nice that's actually beautiful hey qd can I have you do this for me hang on a second change my settings here hey bambi yes you explain to us why you brought out the video light instead of another light or reflector great question because I wanted to be able to move really quickly see we did that we could set up our lights but it sometimes it's not necessarily the right thing look at the quality of light on her face see I want to separate her face from her address in this shot I wanted to just be a bit more like editorial so I want you this time when you go like this with your hand love it like that and john come around her with your hand you're you're just light a mask of your face a little bit you're not gonna look at me and then bring this hand just kind of like this look at me second scooter I need you to lean towards me though I don't want to get and you know your hand that's up there just kind of like like more like that I love it oh that's beautiful john can you back up you know actually stay right there jon what I'm gonna do is I'll just I'll just clone you out oh because I love the way she's looking look at how beautiful that looks for her I'm really liking this and I'm gonna just go let's do a couple of full length shots here now now when I'm shooting full length if her face is facing in that direction I need her eyes I need to give room for her I so I don't want to crop it real tight and that one area right there let's see how that works from here hey missy look at me now and with his shoulder right here lean towards me like more like this and turn your face lean into love it oh there you go beautiful let's bring one arm oh that's lovely right there keep your shoulders really tall love it right there and now drop your chin down a little bit and let me see what looks let me see what looks like now for you just toe stand straight against the wall for a second turns your feet flat against the wall and let me ask you what it be can you let's see can you sit in that dress can you like just go down to your knees without us seeing anything like just like that you like that actually that might be kind of nice let's try that beautiful love it right there you know bring one knee up I need to see I need to break it it's too right there just like that now bring it back that's it just like that love in fact don't move that's really beautiful like that that's really pretty but I want this shoulder ruled this way a little bit yeah just a little tiny bit and bring that other hand towards the wall like love it just like you're gonna push yourself off the floor yeah uh good turn your face to that ugly dude right there love it oh honey beautiful your hand right over here on this side I want to see it real soft but a real no no no really like more like this on the side of your hand turn your wrist that way a little bit more but relax your thing is I kind of screwed you up because you had a pretty hand they're beginning there is very nice perfect not turn your face down to your ankle like you're going to fix your shoe look at me missy tilt your head that way a bunch and uncle john come on the other side yeah okay perfect and do we have another model ready good I figured because you know what we'll do I'd like to get the other one dressed soon we'll do her dresser right here on stage so that people can see it and then we'll come back and shoot bring her out and we'll dress her here while people so people can see it you don't need that leg anyway beautiful love it right there you know what actually bring your leg back so it's important that it be stretch up so that's nice right there and uncle john I need a little bit more light on her face love it right there shit up a little bit studio of right there love it awesome gorgeous kiddo I'm telling you what can we give this girl a hand they had gone before you leave let's bring our chair back here for a second and I just wanted to a couple of you sitting and I want to get real hi can I have my ladder my stepladder stepladders right there you grab a chair I was at eighty five this is twenty four is this mind awesome do we have any questions from the internet hold on during this year this way a little bit or scooted over this way a tad more bring it towards me dad perfect right there and I need that eight foot ladder okay cool cool and but hang on a second before you sit down I'm gonna have you sit down when I tell you cause I want you just to plop like a doll okay and I need to get real high are you guys out there having fun and enjoying this far e r way have questions not sure if you wanted that are going on and I'll do it now while they're setting up my ladder and stuff uh question for forever memories photography is this dress something that you would have made before the client gets no or would you make it while the client is there watching thank you but no it has to be all of the client you see that's part of the experience you see if you do it ahead of time if that's not the fun part no it has to be done while the client is there and you do it while on the client and we're going to take this one shot and then I'm going to show you exactly what we do because I'm going to do that with my next subject right on camera so can you give me him that camera one ready okay hang on a second q t so we're going to get a really high vantage point on her oh I'm gonna love this I'm gonna tell you right now I'm really nuts about you scoot this way a little bit right there and I want to you're just going to kind of throw yourself back in the chair and I just want you I need you to slouch so you're ready that is perfect don't move and you know what's great is that we're covering just enough of the goods that's just beautiful love it perfect can you lean your body into this part of the light they'll love it love it nice drop your chin a little tiny bit I'll tell you what I don't care what they say you're cute you're not yeah I love this hand on this I just drop it across your head like that you have beautiful you have a very pretty body language I love it very much let's get rid of the tool on your chest but just kind of cover up the girls there just a little bit here no with that with with my with my very expensive dressed bring it closer to your body no I'm good the light is actually amazing with her it's just gorgeous and can some of their black tulle on the floor right there behind her in fact I might do something different I think I got your six to see how it's kind of kings up right there yeah hang on we're gonna yeah I want to put it across your face and bring your hands by up to your face like you just did love it nice kid oh gosh this is just beautiful one of your knees bring one leg up like your back leg not like that yeah but be careful when you do that bring your knees a little closer together and stretch out your bottom leg stretch it out beautiful just all that's nice but now bring your other leg down towards it and then just but don't touch your legs has been and now bend that knee a little bit more and then bring your knee this way the other night especially role that need that's it beautiful shit up a little bit bring this arm down just drop it like the and just tilt your head this way and look down love it honey just like that that's gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous beautiful okay uncle john just cover up cover up let me see how that is it might be too perfect I don't think I'm gonna like it cause I think it might be just too perfect for her uh actually that's kind of looking nice can I have my other land because I think I want to eat with seventy two hundred we doing okay okay so you got it is loving you again I'm telling you right now who this spot I'm telling you you are just way too cute that's nice but I like what you do with that light right there beautiful very very nice awesome that hand that's about your face just bring it towards your head a little bit very nice very real soft on your l that's beautiful honey right there tilt your head that way a bunch and you're not gonna look at me just drop your chin down excellent and now look at me that arm right there drop it down to your chest right here just kind of like love it but I need to see the side of your hand more like this there you go that's pretty shut your eyes like you're sleeping right there love and I need a little bit of a smile on your lips that's really pretty okay now what I want you to do is you're gonna bring your elbow up on the chair right there and I want you almost like look you're gonna lift yourself up and but move your face towards us right here bring your elbow back now good and let's take that that netting off of her face right there good very very nice right there your backhand right there bring it around towards you good very nice love it tilt your head just a little tiny bit and then turn your face towards those beautiful right there this hammer had just come out really pushing like nice actually I like that but real soft on your fingertips and your other hand drop it down to your legs but not straight like more of a uh that's a nice and look at me right here with her eyes beautiful kiddo okay all right okay so someone grab this camera and can we get miss jenny threw a hand watch up um and let me show you how to get this off your client okay somebody got a pair of scissors are you okay if we have them see when you're so basically at this point all we have to meet all we can do is we're just going to cut it off and you just cut it so you can't use a dress more than once as I said I would have I would do it and I'd say hey if you need to go out to a club tonight okay we're almost home so bambi will this question from vivian photo will this dress be thrown away after the shoot or will you well let me ask you this do you think we can use this again yeah we'll be right back what a tool we will use again have you ever had a client ask you to keep yes quite often they asked me they go baby we want to keep it on and we want to go out clubbing tonight okay it's no big deal to me you know as long as you don't catch on fire you're ok just don't call me dio so jennifer thank you you were amazing awesome

Class Description

Do you have problems diverse groups of clients? Are you unsure if your lighting and posing are on point? Join award-winning and Nikon Ambassador Bambi Cantrell in this comprehensive class covering all aspects of posing, lighting and developing a successful portrait studio.

In this class, Bambi will:

  • Show you the best lighting for different scenarios
  • Camera angles that flatter
  • How to add creativity to your portrait shoots

You will learn ​Bambi​'s​ secrets of how she continues to innovate in her photography and business​.​


a Creativelive Student

I almost didn't bought this course due to low rating and what other reviewers were saying about her, but because it was on sale at incredibly low price that i decided to bite the bullet. And I am so glad I did. First of, for those reviewer that find her offensive, because she talks loud or make some jokes to her models or her audience, i don't think that it is offensive at all and neither did her audience or everyone in the studio. As a matter of fact, they were enjoying it. And I did too, was laughing while watching them laugh and having a good time. There was nothing wrong with the audio. I heard her just fine. I found her class to be the best class ever because she only not answers questions by theory, she demonstrate them live with the participation of her audience and the creative live crew and that's what made her class very interesting and not boring. She also uses real people and not models with perfect sizes or figures and it really helped me a lot because i have a challenge when it comes to posing plus sized people. I love her sense of bluntness, humor and at the same time, all the wonderful nuggets of wisdom she shared to her audience. I had purchased tons of creative class about photography and to tell you honestly, i haven even watched the full content on some of these classes because i get sleepy and bored but with Bambi's class, i watched her class in just 2 days without even feeling bored. I don't write reviews and in fact this is my first time to write a review here on creative live because i just feel the need to say that it's very unfair for her to be criticized liked that. I love you Bambi, I love your personality, I love your style and the information you taught were very invaluable. Thank you.

Melissa Baker Griffin

Loved the invaluable lessons! I can't wait to go through them all again. They are jam packed with valuable and tactical information that creatives on every level can take from. Her energy and personal style creates a great experience! I can only imagine how cool it would be to take a class from her in person! She is such a treat and so inspiring! I LOVE how enthusiastic Bambi is about the questions she receives and encourages phototgraphers to continue to grow, learn, and think out of the box. Thank you creative live! I feel like there should've been something like fire works at the end because she did outstanding!

Anne Dougherty

I’ll be honest. Ms Cantrell moves very fast, but her experience, humor and confidence are infectious. I thought I would check out a lesson or two and ended up watching and listening to her entire program. She is clear about her process and why it works so well. Her portraits are beautiful, whether individual or group situations. I thoroughly enjoyed the presentations, and I am a landscape and pet photographer. But I feel like I learned a lot about seeing, and was reminded of approaches to running your own creative business that are valuable for anyone. I have been very impressed by the professional instructors in every one of the CreativeLive courses I’ve watched or bought. It’s not every professional who can teach! I know. I am one who could not handle classroom situations. So happy I was able to join in on these classes. Thank you, Bambi, for all of your energy, and for sharing your knowledge with all of us. This was quite a ride!