Weston Photography Newsletter

Weston Photography Newsletter: February 2018

Weston Photography Newsletter: February 2018

Greetings and happy Valentine's Day!

The last few weeks on Wildcat Hill have been filled with windless, warm, sunny days which have us looking forward to spring and the start of the 2018 Weston Workshop season!

Weston Photography Newsletter #141

4 Generations of Photography Exhibition

WESTON: FOUR GENERATIONS 1886-2014 @ NATIONAL  STEINBECK CENTER

Please join us on Saturday, March 29, 2014 5-6 members, 6-8 public, for the opening of The Weston: Four Generation Show at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas California. Located at One Main Street, Salinas CA 93901. 831.775.4721 Hours Monday -Sunday 10am to 5pm. See photos of hanging show here.

The Steinbeck Center will be showcasing a collection of only Black and White (film) Silver Gelatin photographs from the Edward Weston Family Legacy. This will include photographs from Edward Weston, his son Brett Weston, grandson of Edward, Kim Weston and great grandson of Edward Weston, Zach Weston.  Also included in the show are selected winning black and white (film) photographs from the Weston Scholarship Portfolio. Show runs March 10 - May 31, 2014. National Steinbeck Center

March Print of the Month 

Kim Weston's "Transition to Light"

Kim Weston - Transition of Light

Wildcat Studio Nude Workshop April 4-6, 2014 is full.

Please contact US to be placed on the waitlist.

Wildcat Studio Nude Workshop September 5-7, 2014

OPEN FOR REGISTRATION NOW.

Other workshops this year: Spain June 30 - July 6, 2014. Details coming soon! 
Palm Desert/ Joshua Tree September 16-20, 2014  Details coming soon!
Email me if you want to be contacted when I get the registration details.

WordPress Themes

I am in the process of upgrading our website to a responsive site! A very simple, functional, yet visually pleasing theme. I have been researching this for weeks and I think I have found a few that may work. I really like this one,  The Community Palette, a site about a cool new pop up artist showcase. What an interesting, thought provoking idea. Even though this is for new emerging artists, I think its a great idea for more established artists like us. We hope we can join in or bring something like this to our community as well. Let me know if you have any ideas or want to collaborate on something.

New Blog

A big part of the newly designed site will be an added blog. Lately Kim Weston has been participating on FaceBook. Check out his site and friend him if you are inclined to do so.

This new blog will be any easy way for us to share with you. It won't replace the newsletter completely but we hope to share more news about us and the Weston Family Legacy here. The leading authority on 4 Generations of Weston Photographic Excellence. We will be sharing photos, stories, videos etc. I can't wait. I am excited on the prospect of getting some of Kim's stories out there for you to read. And making them easy to find!

Looking forward to our first photography workshop in April! 

Thanks for visiting the site and keeping in touch!

Talk to you soon!

Sincerely Gina, Kim and Zach Weston 

Weston Photography Newsletter #140

3 Generations  of Weston Photography in Kuusamo, Finland

Greetings!

The end of the year is very close and we are a few months behind in saying "Thank You" to so many people that we have met this year! Especially Kirmo Wilen and Hannele Fors for the workshop and exhibition in Finland!

In September, Kim was invited by Hannele Fors to be the headliner at the 2013 Kuusamo Nature Photo FestivalKirmo Wilen (a long time collector of Kim's work) brought his collection of "Weston's" to Kuusamo for the 70 print show. Kirmo showcased 12 Kim Weston "Print of the Month" Portfolio's, 2008 - 2012, that's 60 Kim Weston prints! 4 Cole Weston, 1 Brett Weston, 1 Tina Modotti and 4 Edward Weston. We were so happy to see all of the photos hung in the same gallery. Thank you, Kirmo for a wonderful visit and tour of your country! Stay tuned for my next video "Gina on the Spot - The Finland Connection".

Kim Weston Kuusamo Nature Photo Festival Show

Paris, France

A special thanks to Kitty and Bruno Cohen, Trevor and Faye Yerbury for our workshop at Chateau St. Just just outside of Paris, France.

In November we went on a workshop adventure to Paris, France! With Kitty Cohen's gracious hospitality we spent a lovely 12 days in Paris. We arranged it so we could teach on the weekend and then go to Paris Photo for the show. We were so lucky to get a VIP pass from The Hackelbury Gallery via Florence and Anthony Rodale. We spent hours at Paris Photo wandering from booth to booth with our friend Miguel-Soler-Roig from Spain. We met so many wonderful people, Lucien Clergue, Katherine Cooper, gallery owners and collectors. We even ran into old friends which was such a pleasant surprise. Duncan Miller Gallery brought "Nude in Cactus" to his booth at Foto Fever which was in the basement of the Louvre. Kim came home with some wonderful new images. Stay tuned....

Kim Weston - Nude & Cello

Buy yours now! 

Retiring 2001-2009 POM's : 8x10, 4x5, 5x7 Contact Photographs 

Kim Weston - Retiring 8x10 Contact Photographs

On January 1, 2014, we will be retiring the 8x10 contact photographs from the 2001, 2002, 2003 POM Portfolios. The 4x5 contact platinum photographs from the POM Portfolios, 2004 and 2005. The 8x10 contact photographs from the 2006 POM Portfolio. The 5x7 contact photographs from the 2007 POM Portfolio. And the 8x10 contact photographs from the 2008 & 2009 POM Portfolios.

The complete portfolio's (12 photographs) will still be available for a limited time. Larger sizes - 11x14 and 16x20 are still available for purchase by order.

Why are we retiring them? We want to focus on Kim's newest work. Retiring these 8x10 contact prints will also increase the value of the ones that are already in your collections.

The 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 POM Portfolios will also increase in price, along with all of Kim's photographs and will still be available in all sizes until their original edition runs out.

Perfect timing to buy yourself or a loved one a Christmas gift! 

For the next couple of weeks all photographs are available for purchase on the website and from our private home gallery. Our website will be going through a major upgrade beginning the first of the year, January 2014. There will be some big changes so keep checking back to see what we have to offer! 

Thank you for a marvelous 2013!

2013 was a very successful year for Weston Photography Workshops. Thank you all for joining us and sharing your passion of photographing the nude with us.

Our first Wildcat Studio Nude will be on first weekend of April 4-6, 2014. Please save the date. This year I will be using the program EventBrite for all of my workshop registrations. I am finding I need help with my office duties and this will help me streamline some of my work. It will also make it easier to send out my thank you emails and testimonial requests. Still working on the other dates, will get them posted soon.

2013 POM Portfolio

"Pending Storm" is the last POM for this years Portfolio. We hope you enjoy it! Kim felt he made some of his best images this year at the Nude in Landscape Workshop at the YL Boyer Ranch in June. He wants to go back. Maybe you can join him!

With gratitude we thank you all.

Thank you to all of our COLLECTORS!! We appreciate you so much!

Thank you to all of our workshop attendees for coming to Wildcat Hill, Big Sur, Wyoming, Finland and Paris, France!!! We appreciate your business and have become very fond of you all.

Thanks to all of our new and regular customers that came to stay in Bodie House this year! We had such a great year!

Special thanks to our good friends : Larva, Sara, and Gwen - we wouldn't be so successful without you girls! We love and appreciate your commitment to your passion. 

Thank you to Roman Loranc, Mark Comon of Pauls PhotoCody Edison, Sang K Jun, Arts and Science Gallery, Christa Meola and Tara Evans.

Thank you to my dear and loving friend Nadereh Liaghati, you have taught me so much and are such a generous soul. And my special group of 8. Love you all.

Have a very Merry Christmas and a super Happy New Year!

Looking forward to seeing you in the near future!!

Love Gina, Kim and Zach Weston  

Weston Photography Newsletter #14

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Kim Weston - Gina Weston in Chicago

Greetings!

The spring started off with some wonderful workshops at Wildcat Hill, including Wildcat Studio Nude,  The Wildcat Studio Nude with Christa Meola and The Weston Figure Workshop with Mark Comon.

In June Kim went out to Wyoming with Mark and Winston Boyer to teach The Wyoming Nude and Landscape Workshop and he came home with exciting new work. He was so happy to finally get back to Wyoming to photograph. He is going back next year - so stay tuned for the 2014 workshop dates.

3 Generation Weston Photography Show in Elkhart Indiana!

If you have been flowing FaceBook or the website you will know that we just got back from Chicago & Elkhart IN. Dr. Rick and Cindy Burns invited us out to Indiana to the Midwest Museum of American Art for The  3 Generation Weston Photography Exhibition. Check out the 3 news videos we made while we where there. We met some new friends and had a super good time. Thanks to the Burns family, and the Midwest Museum!

Gina on the Spot - 3 Generation Show in Elkhart IN

Gina on the Spot - Fundraiser at Dr. Rick and Cindy Burns

Gina on the Spot - Opening night at The Midwest Museum of American Art

Kim Weston - Map of Finland Trip

We are going to Finland!

We are getting ready to take off on another photography adventure!
Finnish photographer, collector and owner of The Light Gallery, Kirmo Wilen has invited Kim and I up to Finland for an exciting trip! First a weekend up in Kuusamo for the Kuusamo XVIII Nature Photo 2013 Finland where there will be a 3 Generation Show highlighting Edward Weston, Brett Weston, Cole Weston and Kim Weston. Kim will be the key presenter at the weekend festival. Kim will be showing the “Growing up Weston” DVD and giving a short presentation of his work afterwards. More...

Kim Weston - New Bohemians Dinner- Weston Scholarship FundraiserThe New Bohemian Nights Fundraiser Dinner

The New Bohemian Nights Fundraiser was a huge success! It sold out quickly and we raised over $10,000 for the Weston Scholarship!  Sign up for our newsletter today and you will be the first to know of next year’s Weston Scholarship’s Fundraiser Dinner date! THANK YOU to all that donated and were able to come to the event and THANK YOU to all that donated and couldn’t make it to the dinner! We are so thankful for your support! More...

 

Join us in France this November! Let's go to France and photograph nudes in the lovely castle.

Yes it has been a super busy year and after Kim gets back from 2 back to back workshops at Lake Powell UT, we are planning to go to France in November. More... 

Remember that you can sign up right here on the site and get every post we send out in your inbox. You don't have to wait for the newsletter to go out to hear our latest news!

We hope to hear from you and see you all soon! Don't forget you can come and stay over at Wildcat Hill in Bodie House.

Follow us on YouTube, sign up for our newsletter or sign up to get all of the latest posts right in you inbox and right when we send them out!

Don't forget to purchase your September Print of the Month. We will send it to you when we return from Finland! 

Be on the look out for Gina on the Spot in Finland!!

We have Edward Weston photographs for sale. Check out our new catalog with a collection of photographs for sale.

You can also purchase the Kim Weston catalog too. Browse through and mark your favorites and let us know!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sincerely, Gina and Kim Weston

Weston Photography Newsletter #13

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Kim Weston - April Nude Workshop

Greetings!

2013 Workshop Opportunities!
Did you miss the April Studio Nude Workshop? Well, we have several upcoming workshops that may fit into your schedule!

Wildcat Studio Nude, May 3-5, 2013

 With Kim Weston AND Christa Meola! 

Christa Meola Nude Photography

I’m Christa Meola and I’m an international pro photographer based in NYC, specializing in photographing women. I believe that imagery is powerful, and that honoring our bodies, emotions, choices and impulses through photography is sublimely empowering. And profoundly sexy. My style and approach is simple, classic, emotional, joyful and genuine. I love challenges, finding solutions, keeping it simple and making it work. To sign up go to: http://christameola.com/wild-cat-nude-photography-workshop

Weston Figure Workshop, May 16-19, 2013

With Kim Weston and Mark Comon 

Kim Weston - by - Claire-Mallet

If you have ever wanted to learn expressive photography, improve the depth and emotional content of your photos and add creative elements & expression to your images or photograph figures in the “Weston Style,” you will relish the opportunity to attend the Weston Workshop.

TO SIGN UP - contact Mark Comon mark@paulsphoto.com or 310-375-7014
PAUL’S PHOTO, Creative Photo Adventure 23845 Hawthorne Blvd. Torrance, CA 

Wyoming Landscape and Nude Workshop, June 23-29

With Kim Weston, Mark Comon and Winston Boyer

Kim Weston - @Winston Boyer Ranch Hand

The Ranch hands, stock and buildings offer great subjects for journalistic style shooting. The ranch setting and land form the backdrops for artistic figure photography. Every photographer will find the location and instruction informative and inspirational. Each day photographers will have the choice or subjects and locations. Each evening will feature lecture, discussion and critique.

TO SIGN UP - contact Mark Comon mark@paulsphoto.com or 310-375-7014
PAUL’S PHOTO, Creative Photo Adventure 23845 Hawthorne Blvd. Torrance, CA 

SPAIN - IN JULY!!!

Are you interested in joining us in Spain this year?

Kim Weston - Palma del Rio Palace

Kim Weston April Print of the Month

"Light from Within" an intimate black and white, silver gelatin fine art photograph available until April 30, 2013 for $250. After the month is over the price goes up to $400. 

Growing up Weston and Kim Weston's 60th B day Party!

So much is happening but we want you to know about our latest Weston Scholarship Fundraiser! The World Premier of "Growing up Weston" Directed and Edited by Isaac Artenstein. We are holding it at the Outdoor Forest Theater on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. And we are celebrating Kim's 60th B day and the Weston Scholarship's 10th Year Anniversary!! Please visit the Weston Scholarship Website to get more information and to purchase tickets! (Donation $25).

 Thank you and hope to see you soon at one of these amazing workshops that we have scheduled in the next few weeks!

Take Care,
Gina, Kim and Zach 

Weston Photography Newsletter #12

Brett Weston sitting on wood pile
Brett Weston sitting on wood pile

Greetings!

The winter months are quickly passing us by and spring will be upon us very soon. The waves along the coast have been amazing. I can't remember a year were we have had such great waves all winter long. We have had some rain and we have had some cold weather too!

Fireplace at Wildcat Hill
Fireplace at Wildcat Hill

This wasn't the year to be turning our propane heater off in our main room. Brrrrrr. We must be crazy. Look at the handsome Brett Weston posing by our house after cutting down a pine tree. I am sure they burned as much wood as we have. Ok no one burns wood the way Kim does! Its nonstop. Well, as we sat in front of our little electric heater every morning we looked at each other and thought we are too old for this, we aren't getting any younger! So we gave in and are getting a wood insert for our house. Imagine no more cold days and evenings! It will be a trade off. We will miss the look of our old dear fireplace, we really love the look of it. But the trade off is HEAT!

Kim Weston February Print of the Month

Kim Weston - Anasazi Light
Kim Weston - Anasazi Light

"Anasazi Lights" an intimate black and white, silver gelatin fine art photograph available until February 28, 2013 for $250. After the month is over the price goes up to $400, currently we are on #10 after this one is sold the price goes to $800. This photograph was taken last year at the Dynamic Nude Workshop. Dates for this years workshop are October 7-13 or October 14-20. Don't miss this workshop. Its that good! See below.

Fine Art Photography Workshops 2013

We have quite a few wonderful workshops scheduled for this year! 

Kim Weston - Nude at Wildcat Hill
Kim Weston - Nude at Wildcat Hill

Wildcat Studio Nude - 1 space left open! 

April 5-7. Come to Carmel and get inspired, push your comfort level, expose yourself in the process, meet new photographers with the same passion! Be creative in a safe environment. No worries about will the models show up. Let us do all the arranging. Enjoy yourself!

Kim Weston Photographing in Big Sur CA
Kim Weston Photographing in Big Sur CA

Big Sur Nude Photography Workshop - Class is Full! June 7-9. (Email me to be put on wait list) 

Visit a new location on the beautiful Big Sur Coastline. Challenge yourself to work in a small intimate group. Bring home images worthy of inclusion to your latest body of work. Build your portfolio

Winston Boyer - Wyoming Landscape
Winston Boyer - Wyoming Landscape

Wyoming Landscape and Nude Photography Workshop

June 23-29, Workshop is filling fast! Sign up now! - Only 3 spots left! Join us on this PhotoAdventure! Workshops like these don't come around often. Come with us and we will guide you to the backroads of Wyoming where the deer and antelope still roam! 

Happenings at Wildcat Hill

Kim Weston - Gina Weston
Kim Weston - Gina Weston

We are having a wonderful winter. Guests have been coming to stay in Bodie House and Kim has been teaching One on One Workshops. Last week he was teaching Ocean-scapes and we had some amazing weather, off and on rain with lots of clouds with just the right texture for photography. Roman Loranc was visiting us from Mt. Shasta and they all went out photographing together. We are so grateful to be living close to the ocean, close to the earth. Kim is out shoveling manure into his garden right now. Its almost time to start planting our vege garden.

We have committed to quite a few workshops this year, we hope to meet and hang out with some of you! We have also been busy with the Weston Scholarship, this will be our 10th year giving away photography scholarships! Thank you to all that have given to us in the past. We have awarded 157 Scholarships and given away $54, 950! And some of you may know that Zach our son has come on board to help us out a bit. If you feel like you want to help you can Donate Now. We want to have a fun fundraiser this year! Any suggestions out there?

Thanks for checking in with us. We love you and your support.

Take care and talk to you soon,

Sincerely Gina, Kim and Zach

Weston Photography Newsletter #11

Kim Weston - Christmas at Wildcat Hill
Kim Weston - Christmas at Wildcat Hill

Greetings!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We hope this newsletter finds everyone enjoying the holiday season as much as we are. The tree is still up but the presents are all put away! We are still enjoying friends and meals and the cool rainy weather that we are having here at Wildcat Hill.

Kim and I want to take this time to thank everyone of you for such a wonderful and prosperous year. We have so much to be thankful for and of course all of you are on the top of our list! This year was filled with making new photographs, teaching one on one and group workshops, hanging with our family and friends, making new friends, cooking, traveling and fun!

2013 January Print of the Month

Kim Weston - Pandora's Box-1
Kim Weston - Pandora's Box-1

Newly Released! We are excited to offer Kim Weston’s newest work for the 2013 Print of the Month Portfolio.

What’s the Print of the Month Portfolio? We offer one discounted photograph for each month of the 2013 calendar year. To view and purchase this print please visit our January Print of Month Offer!

2012 Print of the Month Portfolio

Kim Weston - Lake Powell #12 Nude & Rock
Kim Weston - Lake Powell #12 Nude & Rock

You can still purchase the the complete

2012 Print of the Month Portfolio set!

You might also be interested in signing up for the 2013 Print of the Month Portfolio Club.

Several of Kim's limited 8x10 photographs are now in the 2nd level pricing of $800 and the 3rd level pricing of $1000. If you sign up for the 2013 POM you get it for $250! Why wait? Sign up now!

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Weston Photography Newsletter #10

Kim Weston with Huntington Witherill curator of The Painted Photograph Show at Center for Photographic Art
Kim Weston with Huntington Witherill curator of The Painted Photograph Show at Center for Photographic Art

Greetings!

A huge THANK YOU to the board, (especially Tracy Morrison & Huntington Witherill), the docents and the members of The Center for Photographic Art for having Kim's show in your gallery. You did so many things for us it would take up way to much space to list it all!

A BIG THANK YOU to Gerry Karmele, Patrick Dellibovi and Eric Joseph of Freestyle Photographic Supplies for SPONSORING the show! And for putting Kim's Painted Ballerina on the cover of your catalog, coming to the show and for giving us such great service when we order our supplies from you. 

Kim Weston Painted Photograph Show at Center for Photographic Art, Carmel CA
Kim Weston Painted Photograph Show at Center for Photographic Art, Carmel CA

There is only a few more weeks to view the show, up until September 1st! The Gallery hours are Tuesday - Sunday 1pm-5pm. If that time doesn't work for you please let us know and we can arrange a time to show it to you. Kim and I wanted to extend our thanks and gratitude to all of you that have visited the show. Lots of opening and gallery photos at Kim Weston Photographer on Facebook. There are also lots of photos on The CPA's FB site too!

Kim Weston Painted Photograph Show by Brad Cole
Kim Weston Painted Photograph Show by Brad Cole

Kim Weston Print of the Month

September Print of the Month "Nude in Crevice" is the current POM selection. Check it out! Get the special discounted price of $250 for an 8x10 signed silver gelatin photograph until September 30, 2012.

Kim Weston Lake Powell #9 Nude in Crevice
Kim Weston Lake Powell #9 Nude in Crevice

The Wildcat Studio Nude Workshop on September 14-16 is SOLD OUT.

The Wyoming Landscape and Nude Workshop has been rescheduled for next year 2013.

Send me a note if you are interested in joining us for this workshop next year.

June was super busy and filled with photographic opportunities. During the week before Kim's opening, we taught 2 Weston Figure Workshops with Mark Comon. A special thanks to our wonderful models Larva, Sara and Jazmine for working with us! And in between these classes we spent one day with models Jazmine and Sara photographing in Big Sur, scouting out a new location for a future workshop. Kim got some cool images from that shoot that are up in our gallery right now. After that we taught a One on One workshop, hosted a sit down dinner for 17 for The CPA and The Freestyle Boys (Kim cooked a leg of lamb!). The next day it was Kim's lecture at the Woman's Club and after that his opening. And of course another party after the opening! It was a busy week and we had a lot of fun!

July was similar with documenting Kim's show with Chuck Davis and Brad Cole. Thank you both so much for giving us your time. Rachael Short came by with some of her latest work and Kim made several digital negatives for her and printed some of her photos in Platinum. Now that was a fun day. She will be showing them soon in her Exposed Gallery in Carmel. (photos on FB). We went up for a few days to Mt. Shasta to visit Roman Loranc and swam in the cool waters of Castle Lake. The ideal temp of about 85 - 95 degrees. Its was nice to get out of the fog.

Thanks to all of you that have come to our workshops this year, our loyal POM subscribers, those that purchased Kim's Photographs and the Painted Photos from his show. We really appreciate your support by collecting Kim's work. thank you to all of you that have come to stay with us in Bodie House. Its been fun to have you here and a pleasure to get to know you all better.

Thanks again,

Take care,

Gina, Kim and Zach!~ 

Weston Photography Newsletter #9

Kim Weston & John Sexton at Point Lobos State Park
Kim Weston & John Sexton at Point Lobos State Park

Greetings!

We had the pleasure to spend a few hours with John Sexton and his wife Anne Larson at Point Lobos State Park last month. John and Kim have such a good time together, talking about their time spent with Kim's uncle Brett Weston. They both have so many fond memories of Brett. They both do an amazing repertoire of Brett, his movements and manners of speaking. It was fun!

Please join us for this exiting exhibition of Kim Weston's new work, 

"The Painted Photograph Show" at The Center for Photographic Art Carmel CA. June 30

Kim Weston Painted "Eyes" Photographs
Kim Weston Painted "Eyes" Photographs

Kim Weston – Painted Photographs

Curator: Huntington Witherill

June 30, 2012 through September 1, 2012

Lecture: June 30, 2012 3:00 PM at Carmel Woman’s Club

Opening Reception: June 30, 2012 4:00-6:00PM at CPA Gallery – Use San Carlos entrance only during opening

Sponsor: Freestyle Photographic Supplies 

Freestyle Photographic Supplies Logo
Freestyle Photographic Supplies Logo

Kim Weston Print of the Month

June Print of the Month "Reflections" is the current POM selection. Check it out. Get the special discounted price of $250 for an 8x10 signed silver gelatin photograph until June 30, 2012.

Kim Weston - Lake Powell #6, Reflections
Kim Weston - Lake Powell #6, Reflections

Weston Photography Workshops

In May we held our annual California Mission Photography Workshop at San Juan Bautista again. Randy Efros came from AZ brought several friends with him and we photographed from sun up to sun down!! Thanks again to Randy, Ruben Mendoza, Martin Vargas Garcia and all of our participating photographers. We are collecting our images for our book. They are due on July 1.

2012 Weston San Juan Bautista Mission Photography Class Picture
2012 Weston San Juan Bautista Mission Photography Class Picture

Wildcat Studio Nude Testimonial - Next Wildcat Workshop September 14-16, 2012

Gina and Kim,

The Wildcat Studio Nude Workshop is one of those very rare workshops that exceeded every expectation I had. It was wonderful from an artistic point of view and absolutely magical as a personal experience that I will treasure for a very long time.

In fact, please consider this note as a request for a spot in 2013!  I will be delighted to give you a deposit today. Thanks for being such warm and gracious hosts and I look forward to seeing you next year.

Mark Sloane 

One on One Workshops

Remember you can always schedule a One on One Workshop with Kim here at Wildcat Hill. Learn how to photograph figure nudes, landscapes at Point Lobos, Black and White darkroom process, including developing negatives, printing, mounting and spotting. We can all use a lesson in that! right?

"My recent two-day, one-on-one workshop with Kim was truly a wonderful experience!  Both days were filled with unique photographic opportunities.  Shooting alongside Kim was insightful and motivating! Looking through his viewfinder and having him look through mine while discussing what we were seeing, and how I might approach the subject, was very beneficial to me. The time spent producing platinum prints allowed me to enjoy hands-on, what I had only been able to read about. 

Kim also reviewed photographs of both Edward and Brett Weston in addition to a number of projects he has been working on. Learning the stories behind the creation of a number of classic Weston photographs along with some life stories broadened my appreciation of the work. Both Kim and his wife Gina are quite hospitable, and their approach to customizing the workshop to align with the needs of the participant help make it a perfect fit. I highly recommend a One-on-One workshop with Kim to any lover of fine art photography." Rick Dixon, Baltimore, MD  5/21/12

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The Weston Figure Workshop & Talk at Longmont Museum

Kim went to Colorado last weekend to give a talk at the Longmont Museum and to teach a one day Figure Workshop on June 1. He had a wonderful audience and his workshop filled up after his talk. Thanks everyone who attended. And thanks to the Museum for bringing Kim out there.

Kim Weston - Longmont Museum The Weston Figure Workshop
Kim Weston - Longmont Museum The Weston Figure Workshop
2012 Weston Photography Scholarship Winners
2012 Weston Photography Scholarship Winners

2012 Weston Scholarship Awards Ceremony

The Weston Scholarship founded by Gina & Kim Weston had their 8th annual Weston Scholarship and Award Ceremony at the Marjorie Evans Gallery on May 8, 2012. The show was phenomenal, we gave out $10,200 dollars. Photographer Roman Loranc came down from Mt. Shasta, he helped us judge the show, and out of the $10,200 we awarded, one of the awards was a $2000 scholarship that we gave in his name. Roman is a huge supporter of the Weston Scholarship! He has donated his photographs to be sold to help raise money for our fund. Visit our scholarship site for more information and to see all of the photos from the show and the award ceremony. Weston Scholarship Website

Check out our WebSite! I have lots of new posts going out all of the time. Sometimes they don't get into the newsletter. You can sign right up on the website and get the posts delivered right into your mailbox in the form of an email - as soon as I publish them to the site. Like A New workshop in Wyoming.

Looking forward to seeing Mark Comon's groups who are coming up for their annual photography workshops! Having dinner with Tracy Morrison, Huntington Witherill, the folks from the CPA and the sponsors of our show, Freestyle Photographic Supplies. Thank you so much for all of your hard and dedicated work that you have been doing for us!!!

Thanks so much for coming to our workshops and buying our prints!

Take care, Keep in touch,

Gina, Kim and Zach 

Weston Photography Newsletter #8

Kim Weston - Carmel Highlands Coastline CA.
Kim Weston - Carmel Highlands Coastline CA.

Greetings!

Last weekend was our first Nude Photography Workshop of 2012. We had 9 participants, 3 models, 2 perfect weather days and a lot of fun working together to create some amazing photographs. Huntington Witherill, Roman Loranc and Brian Pawlowski were our guest artists for the night. Every bed on our property was full! Kim made wonderful breakfasts and lunchs for the guests that were staying with us (can't forget to mention he & Zach made dinner for everyone on Sat. night) and Tracy, Huntington's wife brought us Easter dinner after the workshop was over on Sunday. We had ham for days!

Thank you all for coming to the workshop and thanks to Roman and Huntington and Brian for sharing their work.

Kim Weston - Wildcat Studio Nude Photography Workshop - April 2012
Kim Weston - Wildcat Studio Nude Photography Workshop - April 2012

 Kim Weston Print of the Month

June Print of the Month "Reflections" is the current POM selection. Check it out. Get the special discounted price of $250 for an 8x10 signed silver gelatin photograph until June 30, 2012.

Kim Weston - Lake Powell #6, Reflections
Kim Weston - Lake Powell #6, Reflections

Life at Wildcat Hill

The winter rains have been infrequent but we have had so many amazing cloud days. I have been spending my off time, that is when I am not signing up people for workshops, showing people our home, posting images on FaceBook, making catalogs, updating my websites (www.westonscholarship.org), doing my taxes - ok now you get it I'm busy, at the beach! I love to go to the beach and take pictures. Morning and night. It changes everyday. Kim and I walk almost every morning, its our morning meditation where we just get to soak in all of the natural beauty around us. I used to check my email before my walks but decided that can wait until later! Several mornings a week I go to yoga and now I am doing a little weight training. Sitting in front of a computer for hours at a time is deadly!! So don't forget to get up and go when you have some extra play time.

Kim Weston - Carmel River Beach
Kim Weston - Carmel River Beach

Last month we met Xiao Lu from the Timeless Gallery in Beijing China. He and his friend Wan Wang came for a visit to see us and to buy some of Kim's fine art black and white photographs. Mr Lu invited us to come to China in 2013 for a 3 Generation Weston Show! How exciting. We also got invited to go to Finland too! Looks like 2013 will be another traveling year for us.

Kim Weston and Mr Lu from the Timeless Gallery Beijing China
Kim Weston and Mr Lu from the Timeless Gallery Beijing China

Fine Art Photography Workshops

Online Registration

New feature on our website! Register ONLINE for the San Juan Bautista Mission Photography Workshop and The September Wildcat Studio Nude!

Roman Loranc Show in Los Angeles Friday April 20, 2012

Roman Loranc - Brett Weston Beach
Roman Loranc - Brett Weston Beach

You won't want to miss Roman's show at

The Duncan Miller Gallery

Bergamot Center Unit A7  

2525 Michigan Ave Santa Monica, Ca,90404

Friday April 20, 2012

Thank You!

This newsletter is a bit different than the last one I sent out a few weeks ago. We hope it finds you all doing well and in good health.

FYI the March Print of the Month is now in its 2 level pricing, so the price is now $800. Many of Kim's (8x10) 2010 POM's are in the 3rd and final level at $1000.00! Thanks for you support and for purchasing our photographs and coming to our workshops. Looking forward to talking to you all real soon!

Take care!

Gina, Kim and Zach!~

Weston Photography Newsletter #7

Kim & Zach Weston at Carmel River Beach
Kim & Zach Weston at Carmel River Beach

Greetings!

I just wanted to remind you all to be sure to view Kim Weston's March Print of the Month "Nude on Ledge" before the special price offer runs out!

Last weekend was our first workshop of 2012 - "A Day with Kim Weston" Even though it rained all day (2") we had such a great time! Kim made homemade corn beef and cabbage to celebrate St. Patricks Day. Our friend Billy brought over a cake in the shape of a hat! It was so good. Huntington Witherill showed some beautiful work and his wife Tracy made desert as usual.

Kim Weston - A Day with Kim Weston
Kim Weston - A Day with Kim Weston

Our next workshop Wildcat Studio Nude is coming up soon! I scheduled this one on Easter Sunday! Maybe we should have an easter egg hunt. We are looking forward to working with fine art figure models Larva, Sara and Jazmine again! Our girls from Los Angeles! Couldn't ask for better models!

For those of you that don't photograph nudes read more below for info on our San Juan Bautista Mission Photography workshop.

Kim has been out in the field and photographing along the central coast! Its been fun going out with him again.

Kim Weston photographing on the beach.
Kim Weston photographing on the beach.

March Print of the Month

Kim Weston - Lake Powell #3, Nude on Ledge
Kim Weston - Lake Powell #3, Nude on Ledge

Lake Powell #3, Nude on Ledge

Only a few days left to purchase the March POM!

Fine Art Photography Workshops

San Juan Bautista Mission and Book Project

May 10 - 13, 2012

Reduced Price: $450 Workshop Only; $500 Workshop with Book Participation. Sign up Now!

Due to the increase in gas prices we have slashed the price of our May 10-13 San Juan Bautista Mission Photography Workshop! So now you have extra money for gas and lodging! Check out some of Kim's images from the last San Juan Bautista Mission Photography workshop!

Sign up Now! More information about this fun workshop.

The Painted Photograph Show

Save the Date! Kim's Painted Photograph show at Center For Photographic Art in Carmel CA this summer! Saturday, June 30, 2012, 4-6pm, Lecture and Slide show at the Carmel Woman's Club across the street from the gallery at 3:00pm. (before the opening)

Kim Weston - The Painted Photograph Show - Ballerina
Kim Weston - The Painted Photograph Show - Ballerina

Thank You!

I will be sending out another newsletter on April 1st. I need to get back on track and somehow I am almost a month behind. Procrastination is not a good thing. Before I know it the month has already slipped by.

I had a photo shoot with Kim last week. I haven't modeled for him in years. We went to Carmel Beach and I stood on a rock looking out to the ocean. I just borrowed some beautiful flowing clothes from a dear friend of mine and I hope we will get the perfect weather to do it again. WOW what a trip!

Zach has been in the darkroom printing us out of house and home. Sure hope his summer job pans out. :)

Thank you to all of our loyal supporters. We appreciate all of you.

Take care and keep in touch!

Gina, Kim and Zach!

Weston Photography Newsletter #6

Point Lobos State Park Carmel CA
Point Lobos State Park Carmel CA

Greetings!

The winter has been pretty mild here on the California Coast. The sunrises and sunsets have been spectacular this season! Can't remember a time that they been so beautiful for so many days in a row! Though we are longing for big winter storms and rain we are happy with what we have. We are gearing up for our 2012 Weston Photography Workshop Series, and we are excited about meeting all of the new people that are coming and looking forward to seeing the familiar faces that we have met over the years.

The Edward Weston Workshop: A Day with Kim Weston is scheduled for March 17, 2012. I know its on St. Patricks Day. Maybe instead of our delicious homemade spaghetti (our regular meal) we should be cooking Corned Beef and cabbage. Kim got a really good recipe from our friend John Wrobleski and its so good!

Only one day left for the February POM!

Kim Weston - Lake Powell #2, Nude & Reeds
Kim Weston - Lake Powell #2, Nude & Reeds

Special Offer - Kim Weston Photograph! - Lake Powell #2, Nude & Reeds

The Edward Weston Workshop: A Day with Kim Weston

Edward Weston - 30P - Pepper #30
Edward Weston - 30P - Pepper #30

I thought it was appropriate to rename our 1 day workshop. After all we spend so much time in Edward Weston’s home and old darkroom. Here you will see where Brett Weston helped Edward print the famous “Project Prints” a collection of 832 negatives considered to be Edward’s finest prints. Tour the famous Point Lobos State Park and see where many of the famous iconic photographs like “Pl-L-23 China Cove” and “PL-L-10G Fog and Cypress were taken. This one day workshop is a perfect introduction to The Weston Photography Legacy. Not too many places in the world you can see such so much fine quality photography without going to a museum! Local Photographers will join us and share their latest works. We will cook an intimate dinner for you and engage in a fireside conversation about photography!

Fee:$125 Class 10-9PM, March 17, 2012 (Dinner included) 

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Kim Weston 2011 Print of the Months
Kim Weston 2011 Print of the Months

Greetings!

The sun is shining today with temps expecting to reach 70 degrees today! There is a light breeze but its hard to believe that its January!

This is Wildcat! Episode 1

Kim and I have started a new Video Series "This is Wildcat"- Episode 1. It's a fun informative series all about photography. Check it out and stay tuned for Episode 2. Our next video is on collecting this year's (2012) POM's.

Kim Weston 2011 Print of the Months

Several collectors who bought all 12 limited edition photographs during the calendar year and the handmade portfolio box will have a unique collection of Kim's work. This Portfolio was only available during the 2011 year. When we shipped the box they also received a cover sheet for their complete set.

2012 Print of the Month Portfolio - There is still time!

There is still time if you would like to start collecting ALL of Kim Weston's 2012 Print of the Month Photographs and own an exclusive Portfolio! Just purchase the January Print by the January 31st. You could also sign up for the POM Special Offer which gives you early notification by email and guarantees you a low numbered print. The 2012 POM Exclusive Portfolio will also be unique Because all of the images will be from our 2011 Lake Powell Workshop last October. Check out the January POM NOW! LAKE POWELL NUDE #1.

Of course, Single photographs are also available for purchase.

Kim Weston - Lake Powell Nude #1
Kim Weston - Lake Powell Nude #1

Exciting Workshops!

Day with Kim Weston March 17, 2012

Visit Edward Weston’s home and old darkroom, see where Brett Weston helped Edward print the famous “Project Prints” a collection of 832 negatives considered to be Edward’s finest prints. Tour the famous Point Lobos State Park and see where many of the famous iconic photographs like “Pl-L-23 China Cove” and “PL-L-10G Fog and Cypress were printed. Only $125 per person.

Wildcat Studio Nude April 6-8, 2012 - 1 Space left!

Kim Weston teaches what he is passionate about – “Fine Art Nude Photography” Workshops – in the home of his late grandfather Edward Weston.

Yep! you heard it right.

I really want to thank you and Kim for such an incredible experience!  I felt so lucky and honored to be in a place where you can literally feel the electric, creative energy from generations of artists.  Even better, we had world class models, Kim’s expert guidance, beautiful light, and your gracious hospitality and organization.  It was, without question, the best workshop I have ever attended. I now understand why this was Randy’s 4th time!

All the best,

Carolyn Hampton, Los Angeles

We say “Keep it Simple“. Bring one camera that you are comfortable using. Some of the skills that you will learn at this workshop are how to compose, work with light, how to interact, direct and create a good working relationship with the model you are photographing. How to work with the light and the environment around you. How to make a meaningful image and what that means to you. $600 

San Juan Bautista Mission and Book Project

May 10 - 13, 2012

We are returning to San Juan Bautista this year! This fine art photography workshop gives you unparalleled access to one of the oldest missions in California. You will be guided by nationally known photographers Kim Weston, Randy Efros and archaeologist, writer and photographer Dr. Ruben Mendoza.

Take a step back in time while Ruben leads us and talks about the history and artifacts in the mission. Photograph along side Kim and Randy and be part of living history while we photograph and document the rich folklore of one of the oldest missions in California. Participate in creating a historical Fine Art Photography book to be presented to the mission upon completion.

Rise early in the morning to catch the first morning light and photograph into the evening while learning to paint with light.

Space is limited and is filling up!

Kim Weston - "The Painted Photograph" at The Center for Photographic Art, Carmel CA

Stay tuned for more information about Kim's up coming show at CPA this summer!

Kim Weston - The Painted Photograph Show - Ballerina
Kim Weston - The Painted Photograph Show - Ballerina

I am sure there is more to share but this is all I have for today.

Thanks for keeping in touch, signing up for our 2012 workshops, and for supporting us in our endeavors. We just keep teaching and sharing what we have and we thank you all for continuing to show up!

Sincerely,

Gina, Kim and Zach!

Weston Photography Newsletter

Kim Weston - Wildcat Hill Christmas
Kim Weston - Wildcat Hill Christmas

Greetings! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We hope this newsletter finds you all in good spirits and enjoying the holidays. The weather is clean and crisp here with no rain in sight.

We are gearing up for out next years workshops and are so excited about having you join us again this year. We have scheduled 3 so far.

A Day with Kim Weston; March 17, 2012

The Day with Kim Weston is a really fun photographic workshop, we spend the whole day at Wildcat Hill looking at 3 Generations of Weston Photography, touring Point Lobos and then we have a fireside dinner with a guest photographer that also shares their latest work. Not too many places you can see such so much fine quality photography without going to a museum! Registration is now open.

Wildcat Studio Nude Workshop; April 6-8, 2012

This "Fine Art" Studio Nude Workshop is our favorite photography workshop to teach. With expert instruction, experienced figure models and an amazing setting (Edward Weston's home and old darkroom), who wouldn't want to spend the weekend here on the central coast just south of Carmel, California. Just our location alone is a great reason to come, the famous Point Lobos State Park is only a couple of miles away. This photography workshop is a great way to learn about nude figure photography and a great way to add to your existing portfolio.

Point Lobos State Park, Carmel CA
Point Lobos State Park, Carmel CA

Wildcat Studio Nude Workshop (Fall) September 14-16, 2012.

We love to teach this workshop so much that we repeat it in the fall. So if the spring dates don't work for you sign up for the fall.

Read more about the workshops and sign up now!

We are going to have another California Mission Workshop - Dates TBA

And 2 Lake Powell Workshops in October 2012.

MORE INFO TO FOLLOW!

Kim Weston - Print of the Month - New Year!

Lake Powell Nude #1

This year we are very excited about our POM SELECTION. It will be the first time that all 12 Print of the Month Photographs will be taken from a single body of work. The images we choose will come from the October 2011, "Dynamic Nude Workshop" on Lake Powell with Joel & Lili Belmont. Six days at Lake Powell on a 75 ft house boat! With a pontoon boat and zodiac for cruising around the lake. Experienced models and plenty of amazing locations to work in. Expert guidance by Joel, good food and camaraderie. This year, we will be leading 2 workshops with Joel. More info about sign up soon!!!

ATTN COLLECTORS - Sign up for the Print of the Month Special Offer

Sign up for the POM Special Offer and be the first to be notified by email before the public. Buy early and get a low numbered print. How do you sign up? Its easy just call me with your CC details and I will put you on the email list. No obligations if you don't want it just opt out by the 15th of the month. START YOUR COLLECTION TODAY!

Special Edition by Kim Weston - 25% off today!

Have you seen Kim's Special Edition Portfolio #5? When Kim first starting photographing with the Mamiya RB 67, he offered these prints as “Special Edition” Photographs. How do they differ from the “Limited Edition”? The Special Edition has 5 prints in the edition. The Limited Edition has 25 prints in the edition. After 5 prints are sold the negative is retired. 25% off on all prints in the Special Edition Portfolio for a limited time only (until January 31, 2012). BUY NOW!

Kim Weston - Denver Nude #3
Kim Weston - Denver Nude #3

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Thank you!

Kim & I want to thank you for an amazing 2011. I am currently updating the site with all of the events and workshops that happened last year. We had a great year and we want to thank so many people, especially those of you that have continued to collect Kim's photographs and come to our workshops and tutorials (one on one workshops)! We are forever thankful to Sylvie Blum for welcoming us on her trip to Paris, Roman Loranc for coming to our San Miguel Mission Workshop! Randy Efros for teaching at the Mission too and for having Kim teach in Phoenix. The Center for Creative Photography for purchasing Kim's work and then including it in one of their shows!!! To Mark Comon for bringing his workshop groups to Wildcat Hill for so many years! Thanks to Joel Belmont for the Lake Powell workshop! Dan Miller of Duncan Miller Gallery for having a Kim Weston Painted Ballerina Show in Los Angeles. And to all of our new and old friends and the many visitors that we got to spend time with this year!

PS. I am getting ready to launch some of Kim's new work including the PARIS PHOTOS, AND LAKE POWELL and more! So keep in touch!

With much gratitude and love,

Gina, Kim and Zach Weston

Weston Photography Newsletter

Kim Weston - Painted Photographs at Exposed Gallery Carmel CA
Kim Weston - Painted Photographs at Exposed Gallery Carmel CA

Greetings!

Fall has been pretty nice here on the central coast. Kim's garden is still producing food. We still have golden delicious and red delicious apples on our trees. Our "Beverly Hills" apple tree has produced 2 crops of apples this year! I have never heard of that happening! The Meyer lemon trees are full of sweet juicy lemons and the garden is still producing tomatoes, a few zucchini, sweet peas and of course the chard is still thriving. Kim and I always argue about the apples, I like to keep them on the tree as long as possible - its perfect storage as far as I am concerned, but he loves to pick them in big bags and give them away to our friends and neighbors. Kim is in Montana right now and it is snowing with about 8 inches of snow on the ground. In the meantime I have taken every opportunity to be down on Carmel beach - if we are friends on FB you have seen all of my posts.

Kim Weston - Carmel Beach 4th Street
Kim Weston - Carmel Beach 4th Street

Kim Weston - Print of the Month

November's photograph, Oaxaca Nude #11 was taken in Oaxaca during our workshop "Following the footsteps of Edward Weston" a few years ago. We spent time at the Manual Alvarez Bravo Center photographing and using their darkroom to make platinum prints. Kim loved the light in Oaxaca and guessed Edward did too. It was a special visit to see the same places Edward saw so many years ago. This special offer available until the end of November 2011. $250 normally $400. A perfect Christmas gift for someone who loves photography!

Shows

See our upcoming Exhibits for more information about Kim's participation in the Miniature Show at the Exposed Gallery in Carmel (images above - Opening on November 25) and the upcoming show in December at the OpenShutter Gallery in Durango CO.

Catching up

October was a great month for me. I went to Lake Powell with Kim for a workshop and then I went to Italy with my girlfriend and her daughter. 2 weeks of laughing, drinking wine and getting lost (well not all of the time). We saw so many wonderful things, eat some amazing food and walked for miles!

Kim Weston - Gina Weston in Florence Italy
Kim Weston - Gina Weston in Florence Italy

As the days get shorter I will be posting more and more. The holidays are upon us and I hope you are getting ready for some Turkey and festivities. I do miss the late night sunsets but I don't miss the dark mornings traveling to Monterey to do yoga. Maybe next October I should plan to be on vacation again. Just until the time change that is.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! We are thankful you are in our lives. Thanks for spending time with us, purchasing our work and being our friends.

Forever filled with gratitude,

Gina, Kim and Zach