How do I register for a class?
Registration forms will be emailed to you upon request by email. Just send Gina an email with the name and date of the workshop you want to attend and information about your level of experience. How long have you been photographing? Have you ever photographed nudes before; what type of a camera do you use?
Is a deposit required to hold my place?
Yes, a deposit is required for each workshop you sign up for and is due in 7 to 10 days after you receive your registration form.
Levels of experience
We accept all levels of experience to our workshops. In fact we have all levels attend, beginning to very experienced. Our teaching environment is perfect for beginning students – especially beginning nude photographers. The environment is private and the workshops are well structured with small groups to work in. The only requirement is that you know how to use your camera. (There is not individual camera instruction available during a workshop).
What time do your workshops start? How do I get there?
One month prior to the workshop date each registrant will receive an email describing further workshop information. This includes an itinerary and a map. (Don’t have an email? No worries we will mail it to you).
How long do you photograph the models?
At a typical workshop we start photographing at 11:00 am to 1pm, break for lunch resume work at 2 pm and photograph until 4pm. In total we photograph for 4 hours per day.
Do you give the models gratuity after the workshop?
If you feel that the models you work with did an outstanding job, we encourage our participants/students to tip the models after the workshop is done.
How many students do you have in your Wildcat Nude Workshops?
We like to have 9 students and 3 models, so there is a 1 to 3 ratio.
Do we provide a Model Release?
Yes, for all of our nude workshops we provide a signed model release for you to take with you.
Lodging at Wildcat Hill
On a first come first serve basis, we offer our studio “Bodie House” to rent, to one student per workshop here at Wildcat Hill.
Do we use Bodie House during the workshop?
Yes, we use Bodie House for one of our locations, so if you rent it while you take the workshop be prepared to have us use the main room to photograph in.
Where else can I stay?
Any where on the Monterey Peninsula is fine; Carmel, Monterey, Pacific Grove, etc.
Hotels in Carmel
There are many styles of hotels from economy to luxury in Carmel. Always check the internet for ongoing specials. More info can be found on Carmel.com
You will need a car to get to our house as we are 3 miles south of Carmel. Carpooling may be suggested depending on how many participants we have in any given workshop. You will be notified in advance if needed.
The closest airport is The Monterey Airport (17 min. drive, 10 miles) North of Carmel.
The San Jose Airport (approximately 1 hour and 40 minute drive , 80 miles) North of Carmel.
The San Francisco Airport (approximately 2 hours and 10 minute drive , 100 miles) North of Carmel.
There are shuttles available from Monterey to San Jose and San Francisco Airports.
You can buy your lunch at Safeway before you head down the coast, it is located in the Crossroads Shopping Center at Rio Rd and Hwy 1 in Carmel. It’s the last stoplight going south as you pass Carmel. In this shopping center there are several restaurants and boutiques for shopping.
Can my wife, husband or partner accompany me during the workshop?
No, your wife, husband or partner may not attend the workshop unless you have purchased a spot for them. They are welcome to join us for the dinner.
Need more information? Workshop Logistics