Where are the workshops held?
Most of our workshops are held at our home on Wildcat Hill, the former home of Edward Weston in Carmel Highlands CA. Carmel Highlands is 3 miles past Carmel which is located on the central coast of California, 2 hours south of San Francisco and 6 hours north of Los Angeles.
Sometimes we go to other local locations to photograph, like Point Lobos State Park or Garrapata State Park. We also have workshops at the California Missions, San Juan Bautista and San Miguel.
What should I bring?
Bring your own camera equipment – it is suggested to bring a camera that you are very comfortable using so you don’t spend too much time thinking about “how to use it”.
You can bring any format you like. We have participants bring digital or film or sometimes they bring both.
It is highly recommended to bring a tripod to shoot with. Why? They help when you are photographing in low light, they free up your hands and allow you to concentrate on your subject matter, they can get you into tight places. They steady the camera. Good for up close-up objects. Not all photographers use tripods. We have had many digital photographers that don’t use them. Most of our film photographers do.
Bring plenty of film, it’s cheap and you can go through it quickly. You may ship your film to our house ahead of time, if you don’t want to carry it on the plane.
Digital Camera Cards:
Bring several high capacity memory cards so you can change cards without disturbing your flow while you are working. And so you don’t have to erase images in the middle of a workshop.
If you shoot digital it is recommended that you bring along your laptop and a USB flash-thumb drive. At the Wildcat Studio Nude Workshop we like use the thumb drives to transfer photographs from the first session of the workshop to our computers so we can review them before we start the second day of shooting.
You may bring props with you, we have quite a few here already but if you have something you would like to work with please bring them along.
We shoot in natural light. No added studio lights or flash etc.
We have a few reflectors but bring yours along if you have one handy.
Wear layered clothing, as we live very close to the ocean and the weather can change quite quickly. Its best to wear sturdy shoes to work around our property. Preferably flat soles as we have small pebbles along our walkways.
Bring a lunch for everyday of your workshop. There is a Safeway at Hwy 1 and Rio Rd. just 3 miles north of Wildcat Hill. We like to stay here at the house during the hour break so make sure to pick up something before you come down in the morning. We serve coffee and pastries or bagels in the morning upon arrival.
Saturday night dinner is included for most workshops – see individual workshop information. Dinner is not vegetarian but usually we serve a salad and have french bread. If you have special food requirements please bring your own food with you.
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