Kim Weston has travelled the world teaching fine-art nude photography workshops for years and continuing his family's rich photographic legacy. Weston Nude Photography Workshops have travelled to Finland, Mexico, France, and Spain where our participants have had opportunities to photograph in a number of historical landmarks and locations. We hope you will join us for the adventure of a lifetime in some of the world's most beautiful destinations to create art and learn from the best in the field.

Holz/Weston Nude Photography Workshop - Summer 2017

Copyright © George Holz

Copyright © George Holz

Copyright © George Holz Photography, All Rights Reserved

Copyright © George Holz Photography, All Rights Reserved

August 11-13, 2017 - SOLD OUT!

This is a rare opportunity to work with two great photographers whose legacies span generations. 

Both experienced teachers, George and Kim will share their techniques and processes as they guide you towards your own unique style. Each will share their signature lighting techniques as you learn to find and reflect light from unexpected sources. You’ll learn to see layers of visual information to create rich, beautiful images. Working on location at Holz Farm, you’ll explore the natural textures of water, earth, wood, and sky as you combine nude and landscape photography. Most importantly, you’ll develop your visualization and directing skills as you work with models to develop trust. 

You’ll share your work in a supportive environment where you will build the kind of collaborative friendships George and Kim enjoy. These friendships are foundational to artistic growth and motivation. 

Expect to open your awareness, hone your technical skills, and be inspired. 

Copyright © George Holz Photography, All Rights Reserved

Copyright © George Holz Photography, All Rights Reserved

The Location

Holz Farm is a coveted 25-acre location in Phoenicia, NY that is often rented for photography and film shoots. The farm includes a wide variety of settings, including a 19th Century post-and-beam barn, mid 20th Century cabin, pastures, streams, a lake, endless forest, big skies, mountain views, photo-friendly livestock, a “59 Airstream Caravanner, a “69 International truck, as well as indoor locations and screened-in summer studio in the main house. Previous clients include Australian VogueItalian Vanity Fair, American Eagle, and photographers include Mario Sorrenti, Lachlan Bailey, and Daniela Federici. 

Because the farm is located in the Catskill mountains, photographers often comment on the beauty of climatic variations (fog, clouds, mist), wildlife, and quickly changing light. 

Holz Farm is located 2.5 hours away from NYC and is easily accessible by bus or car.

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George Holz by © George Nakasako

George Holz by © George Nakasako

George Holz - Co-Instructor

Protégé of Helmut Newton and graduate of Art Center College of Design, George Holz spent his early years shooting fashion in Italy and NYC. Like Helmut, George blurred the line between art and commerce, using sets and models on commercial jobs for his fine-art work. George changed as the business did, re-inventing himself in digital while staying true to core values of technique and composition. Inspired by the work of Edward Weston, George began experimenting with landscapes on commercial jobs when he discovered the Catskills in the 80s and bought the property that would become Holz Farm. Like so many writers and artists before him, George fell in love with the Hudson River School light and landscapes. He built the Farm in Woodland Valley in 1988. 

George Holz has been shooting fine art and commercial photography for the past 35 years and shown at major galleries and museums in NY, Paris, LA, and Berlin, and other major cities in the US. He has taught workshops and lectured at universities and galleries in the US and Europe including Art Center at Pasadena, University of Tennessee, Center of Photography at Woodstock, Maine Media Workshop, and Santa Fe Workshop. His most recent book is Holz Hollywood: 30 Years of Portraits. George has received numerous awards, including a Clio and a Grammy.

Weston Destination Workshops - Desert Figure Workshop 2017

Weston Destination Workshops - Desert Figure Workshop 2017

Our participants will photograph nude models in the breathtaking Joshua Tree National Park

Our participants will photograph nude models in the breathtaking Joshua Tree National Park

October 1-6, 2017

Join Kim Weston for our annual nude photography workshop in Palm Desert, CA, co-hosted by the Creative Photo Academy.

Capture the stunning backdrop and scenery of the desert while unleashing your creativity with expressive figures.

Workshop participants will find the location and instruction informative and inspirational and will be given ample time to work creatively with every model. Participants will learn to work as a team in photography, camera-handling techniques, control of natural light, working with a nude model and how to create photos with emotional effect. 

Workshop Tuition: $3,700

What's Included in Your Tuition?

  • 4 full days to photograph nude models in multiple locations including Joshua Tree National Park.
  • Nightly critiques, lectures, and instruction from 3rd generation fine-art photographer, and Edward Weston's grandson, Kim Weston.
  • 5 nights in a boutique hotel in Desert Hot Springs, California - We will have the entire resort to ourselves creating a private and creative environment.
  • Home-cooked, family-style dinners every night.

Participants will be responsible for transportation to and from workshop and shoot locations, breakfast, lunch, and models' tips.

Click to view photographs from last years participants!  

Mark Comon - Co-Instructor

Mark Comon is founder of Creative Photo Academy, PMA Academy and the PMA Certified Photo Instructor program. Mark has effectively taught photography to amateurs, hobbyists, professionals and photo instructors.

Mark's passionate approach to creativity, simple explanation of technical topics, and inspirational images will help your photography take flight. Mark loves to inspire you to take, make, and keep better photographs.



Kim Weston - Workshop Instructor

Kim Weston is a third-generation photographer from one of the most influential and creative families in American history. His recognition as a singularly creative artist and photographer continues a family legacy that traces its roots back to his grandfather Edward Weston, his uncle Brett, and his father Cole.

In a career spanning four decades, Kim has come to be recognized in his own right as one of the most insightful and accomplished practitioners of figurative/nude photography, producing an extensive and masterful portfolio of work that draws deeply, yet expands upon the traditions and canon of the nude in classical and modern European art. More about Kim Weston >>