Posts made in July, 2015

Queenstown Art of Nude Workshop

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in New Zealand, Workshops | 0 comments

Queenstown Art of Nude Workshop

April 2015 saw me make my first trip to the “Land of the Long White Cloud” to run my first overseas workshop in Queenstown. It was a truly amazing few days teaching a couple of local New Zealand photographers and a couple of Australian photographers my techniques for shooting artistic nudes in the landscape. Oh what a landscape it was! Our two fabulous models, Romi Muse and Zoe West who are not only very gifted artistic nude models, who are quite incredible at posing within the landscape, but also both proved how professional they are by braving the cool waters and drizzling rain which are so common around Queenstown. The locations around Queenstown are extremely inspiring on their own but add a couple of artistic nude models into the mix and the images become something else. Here are just a few of the incredible images that I managed to capture. The 2016 New Zealand Art Nude & Landscape Photo Workshop will be revealed very...

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Kayell Melbourne Art of Nude Workshop

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Kayell Melbourne Art of Nude Workshop

Back in early April I ran my first workshop under the Kayell Australia banner. I’d been running my Art of Nude Photography workshop in Brisbane for a couple of years and had only run one in Sydney once before on behalf of Studio 1A but had never run one in Melbourne before. Rob Gatto from Kayell Australia was kind enough to take on the responsibility of the organisation and bookings so all I had to do was organise the models and show up to present the workshop. The workshop was hosted by Luminosity Studio in Box Hill which is a great little space with two separate shooting areas and some nice window light if it’s needed. Our models for the day were Soph Starfish and Cheyanne Igans. I’d worked with Soph a number of times since 2007 so I knew she would be great but only met Cheyanne a couple of days before the workshop when I did a little shoot with her in a hotel room so we could get used to working together. Cheyanne didn’t disappoint and she proved to be as good as her portfolio suggested she would be. Both models were fantastic on the day and the group of 9 photographers, who were also a great bunch of guys, had a fantastic time an came away with some excellent images. We covered a number of different lighting setups including both high key and low key using Elinchrom ELC studio flash heads and X-Lite softboxes. We also discussed the different genres of nude photography, composition and posing as well as etiquette during an art nude shoot. Here’s some of the images that I captured during my demonstrations and some behind the scenes shots....

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