The Nude Photo Workshop in Iceland is scheduled for July 1st-7th, and registration is closing soon. Last year’s course was an overwhelming success, and this year promises to be a great one.
On our first day together, we’ll gather to get acquainted, talk about the legacy of images in fine art nude photography and look at the work of all the participants. It’s an opportunity for a supportive critique of your work, and the chance to familiarize yourself with the people you will be working alongside of during the week.
Then it’s off to shoot on location. Each day, we’ll seek out environments that will inspire you to explore the human form in all its power and beauty. Watching the weather, we’ll choose where to go to optimize you image-making opportunities. The rides to and from the location are full of conversation, music and laughs and camaraderie builds each day through the week.
Once we are at a location, I’ll do a short demonstration that is tailored to your growth. It may have to do with composition, the technical aspects of creating a great digital file or negative in challenging lighting, or how to work with talent in a collaborative way. The shoot will not be about me, but about you and your development.
After the demonstration, you’ll take turns shooting with a model on a one-on-one basis, rotating with two other photographers in your group. If you are not shooting, you’ll continue to learn by assisting the participant that is behind the camera, observing how another photographer thinks and works. I’ve had many comments from past participants of how valuable this is for their own growth.
At the end of the day, it’s off to dinner, and editing work for a critique the following morning. After the review and answering any questions on aesthetics or technical matters relating to shooting or post processing, we jump back into the SUV’s for another round of shooting.
On Saturday, after five days of location photography. you’ll spend time editing images and working in Lightroom and Photoshop to create final files for reproduction. I’ll be there for a critique and to answer any questions about software and post processing techniques to maximize the impact of your favorite images. We end the workshop with a fun filled dinner that night to celebrate your new-found expanded vision.
I firmly believe that combining the human figure with the dramatic landscapes of Iceland can open up new worlds for you as a photographer. I encourage you to join me in this wonderful exploration that is sure to create lifetime memories.