Yesterday the Nude Photo Workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico ended. Several of the participants commented on how fast the week seemed to go by. It certainly felt that way to me. By the end, we had all become a big family, sharing our creative process, insights and humor through the long days of shooting […]
Most people think the best light is at sunrise and sunset, and shooting mid day is to be avoided. So today’s demonstration was about how to shoot in mid day and come away with strong images. The reality is that you just have to figure out how to use the light that is available to […]
Today, along with two talented females, we also had a wonderful male dancer and aerialist for our workshop. The participants thoroughly enjoyed the physicality Apollo brought to the shoot.
Yesterday we created photographs in rugged terrain south of Santa Fe on a beautiful 13,000 acre property. There were arroyos, dried river beds and areas charred by past fires. Each day before the participants start shooting, I’ll do a demonstration and yesterday I focused on creating emotional content in an image. By placing the model […]
It’s been a very busy five weeks. The first three weeks of July were in Iceland, first with a workshop in collaboration with Focus on Nature, then a week to shoot for myself, then a private mentorship for five days with two individual photographers. From Iceland it was on to Aspen, Colorado for a lighting […]
It’s so amazing to be back in Iceland. The dramatic quality of the land, intensified by the placement of a figure within it is a constant source of inspiration for the participants. It’s a privilege to work with talented models and passionate participants. The second image was from a demonstration I did about scale relationship […]
This past weekend I scouted the magnificent ranch where our fine art nude workshop will be held July 31st to August 6th. Here are a few pictures I shot to give you a feel for the remarkable opportunities to work in.
We’re in the last couple of weeks of registration for the Iceland Nude Photo Workshop, and to help fill the remaining spots, I’m offering a signed, limited edition print from the “Defining Eden” series. This image was created in the lava fields on the eastern side of Iceland, with two gifted dancers from The Iceland […]
Coming from a strong background in fine art landscape photography as well as studio photography for advertising, I’m keenly aware of the effect great lighting has in creating images. Because of that, when I am shooting fine art nudes, I always try to scout locations in advance so that I can pick the time of […]
One of the greatest problems I see in teaching photography is that photographers can get tunnel vision while shooting. They see something they like compositionally, and then keep working the scenario for an extended period of time, often times overstaying their stay. I certainly think it is important to be focused on one image until […]