Our four hour workshop is an introduction to glamour, boudoir and fine art/figurative photography for those who are interested in learning the basics of lighting and posing the nude, and want to increase their command of lighting to work independently with a live model and lighting set ups.
During the workshop we will cover the following topics:
A review the work of great photographers who have contributed to this genre, such as Edward Weston, Ruth Bernard, Robert Farber, Helmut Newton, and Gary Breckheimer.
A. Basic lighting set ups for studio photography for:
- artistic nudes and bodyscapes
B. Using studio lighting equipment including:
- camera settings for synchronization
- use of umbrellas, soft boxes, snoot, grids, cookies,reflectors.
- sources and quality of light
C. Posing the Model / Shooting an Art Nude Portfolio
- key guidelines for directing model; shoulders, hips, hands, legs, feet, and face
- the difference in poses for glamour, boudoir and fine art nude photography
- posing guide prepared in collaboration with our top models
By the end of the workshop photographers are comfortable lighting and working with fine art nude models in the studio!
It’s always good to have a variety of locations for our workshops. We now have access to a country home in the woods with contemporary furniture “La Maison” studio (the owners are French).
A visit by Peach was a good opportunity to try out the studio and its possibilities.
(Photo Credit: Studio PFP)
Two Muses - Jaime & Loren
One of the most challenging elements of art nude photography is to work with two subjects, in terms of concept, lighting and composition. Our "Two Muses" workshop explores this process, with three different concepts and lighting set ups, during a three hour workshop. We also discuss the key to success in working and posing two models, with the lovely and creative models Jaime and Lore as our subjects.
Dare Taylor, is a Playboy model who visited the DC Metro area in August. The format for the workshop with Dare consisted of three one hour sets, where each photographer had the opportunity to photograph the model with the following art nude concepts:
1) Glamour - Boudoir
2) Fine Art - Abstract Nude
3) Outdoors - Nude in Nature
The location, set and lighting for each set were determined in advance, but individual photographers had the opportunity to make some adjustments to each set to suit their personal preferences and provide artistic direction to the model.
The location for the workshop was be our Cattail Studio location, on the Chesapeake Bay, with 2 acres of private land or outdoor shoots, and interior sets that include Mid-Centry, Victorian, and Chesapeake Bay furnishings. There is also a fully equipped studio with seamless paper and Hensel lights.
Please mention Carriage House Photography Workshops when contacting the model!
Two Firsts and a Hurricane!
It was Lexi Carter's first time with Carriage House Photography Workshops! Lexi's an emerging model, with a portfolio that is developing and shows great promise!
Also, this was our first workshop at La Maison, our newest "on-location" venue for workshops, with an outdoor pool, modernist furnishings and huge exterior windows, hidden in the woods in a secluded setting 30 minutes from Washington D.C.
It was also the beginning of Hurricane Season, and it's hard to know what next weekend's weather will be, but it seemed to be an opportunity for some great shots in the wind and rain!
For photographers who are familiar with studio lighting and shooting models, this was an opportunity to meet and direct the model. The format for the workshop with Lexi wasl be a "mini-shoot." Photographers took turns "directing" the model, and helping set up each mini-shoot, and as a result, have the opportunity to shoot 6 different scenes with the model.
For less experienced photographers, this is a great way to see how other photographers work with a model, and Paulo was available to assist with lighting and posing.