Check out some behind the scene shots from our 2019 Holz-Weston Workshop!
We hope you find as much inspiration in these gorgeous images by Connie and Jerry Rosenthal as we do! All photographs were shot at Weston Nude Photography Workshops on Wildcat Hill.
The August POM "Nude on Gaudi Rooftop" was taken on the rooftop of Casa Mila, "La Padrera" in the very early morning. It is probably one of the most famous buildings of the "Catalan Modernisme" or Catalan Art Nouveau period. Today it's a creative space, a cultural center which hosts art exhibitions and connects present and future lines of thought. It's a learning space, where knowledge and learning are keys to the construction of a rich dynamic society. Casa Mila also offers accessible resources and services in its spaces and amenities. Read more about La Pedrera and the August POM.
Join us for the last workshop of the 2016 season held at Wildcat Hill this year! Have you been wanting to take a workshop with Kim Weston? Here is your chance to come to Carmel this year. "An Adventure of a Lifetime! That's what Milan and I discussed driving back to Los Angeles. The last few days were awesome. What a wonderful atmosphere to learn in. Kim and Gina, you were awesome hosts. Learning about the Weston legacy first hand was incredible. I was flattered to be able to show some of my work. Shooting side by side with Kim was inspiring. Gwen was awesome and just nailed each concept. Enjoying a delicious lunch and the conversation was enlightening. I could go on and on about the things I'll remember so fondly.
The bottom line is an expression of heartfelt gratitude for allowing Milan and I into your home and teaching us about the Weston Family Style of photography. We are all a sum of our life experiences. This was definitely and Adventure of a Lifetime. I hope to return next year to be able to spend more time on Wildcat Hill. On behalf of my friend Milan and myself, A heartfelt thank you". Gary
Want to know more about composition, lighting and how to work with a figure models? Or do you just want to have an awesome experience photographing experienced nude figure models on the grounds of the Weston Estate? There are many benefits of joining a workshop: meeting like minded photographers, collaborating and working in groups, expert instruction and sharing your work. Create lifelong friends and hang out at Wildcat Hill!
The 2016 Nude in Dali Museum was taken in the Dali Museum in Figueres, Spain. The Dalí Theatre and Museum, is a museum of the artist Salvador Dalí in his home town of Figueres, in Catalonia, Spain. Dali is buried there in a crypt below the stage. We spent a morning in Dali's Museum with Migel Soler-Roig and our Spain Photo workshop group. We photographed with 4 amazing models in one of the most interesting creative museums in the world. While we were there we were so amazed and delighted and looking back it seems like a dream. Look at the window in this one room with the figure mimicking Dali's own sculpture. There was so much to take in. It was dark in many of the rooms, which was a challenge for Kim and his film camera. But he managed to create several wonderful iconic photographs on this trip! The Nude in Dali Museum is available until June 30th at the special offer of $300. Here you will also be able to view all of the 2016 Print of the Month photographs that have been offered this year. We hope you will enjoy them.
Are you planning for some time off? Come and stay at Wildcat Hill in Bodie House this summer! The season is in full swing. What a great spring we have had so far. We had 2, 4 Generation Weston Shows hung consecutively at the same time, one at Viewpoint Gallery in Sacramento and one at the Scott Nichols Gallery in San Francisco.Both shows came down on June 4. We hope you had a chance to see some of the photographs. Thank you to the Viewpoint Gallery and to the Scott Nichols Gallery. And thanks to all that attended!
We have taught 2 Nude Photo Workshops, where we made some wonderful images, photographed with some talented artists and worked with our talented models, Jennifer Jones, Sara Streeter and a new model, Marian Liddell. It was a great experience.
Registration is now open for The Nude Photo Workshop with Kim Weston at Wildcat Hill on September 9-11, 2016. Join us and learn more about nude photography, create, explore, meet new fellow photographers, discuss, collaborate and get inspired! Work with the best nude figure models. But most of all have fun while you are photographing. The location is perfect, its private, interesting, and the workshop is well organized. We are located on the pristine central coast of California. Just a few miles away from the Point Lobos State Park and the white sand beaches of Carmel. Make your reservations soon. Space is limited and this workshop will sell out.
Another outstanding Nude Workshop in Desert Hot Springs!
Join Kim Weston (grandson of Edward Weston) and Mark Comon for a creative retreat and photo workshop in the beautiful high desert. Capture the stunning big skies and scenery of the desert and unleash your creativity with expressive figures. Last year's photo workshop was so fun and productive we hope you can join us this year!
Instructors: Mark Comon & Kim Weston ( Kim will be cooking all of the meals)
Our shooting locations are the Anahata Springs Resort, a serene mineral water spa in the middle of the beautiful Desert Hot Springs and Joshua Tree National Park, a fantastic desert location with jumbo rocks and other-worldly vistas. We will practice figure modeling and photography amidst the mid-century designs of this spa retreat, in and around the resort, by the pool, and then we will venture out to photograph within the natural wonders of the surrounding desert area.
Every photographer will find the location and instruction informative and inspirational. You’ll have more than enough time to shoot creatively, adjust your exposure and direct the posing. Participants will learn to work as a team in photography, camera-handling techniques, control of natural light, working with a model and how to create photos with emotional effect. Each evening will feature lecture, discussion and critique.
This is a unique workshop, if you have ever wanted to learn expressive photography and photograph figures in the “Weston” style you will love the opportunity!
5 nights, 4 days of photographing with dinner meals included in the cost of workshop.
Cost: $3100 USD. To Register and for more information please contact Mark Comon at Creative Photo Academy .
Physical Expectation: Easy to Moderate. Outdoor clothing and hiking boots recommended Workshop Includes: Four days of photography, instruction and critique, lodging, dinners, and modeling fees Not included: Transportation to/from workshop and locations, lunches/breakfasts, tips
Anahata Springs Resort: http://www.anahatasprings.com/
Joshua Tree National Park: http://www.nps.gov/jotr/index.htm
Registration is now open for The Nude Photo Workshop with Kim Weston at Wildcat Hill. Join us and learn more about nude photography, create, explore, meet new fellow photographers, discuss, collaborate and get inspired! Work with the best nude figure models. But most of all have fun while you are photographing. The location is perfect, its private, interesting, and the workshop is well organized. We are located on the pristine central coast of California. Just a few miles away from the Point Lobos State Park and the white sand beaches of Carmel. Make your reservations soon. Space is limited and this workshop will sell out. SOLD OUT
We are excited to announce the 2016 Print of the Month Portfolio! This year's selection will be from our 2014-2015 Spain Nude Photo Workshops. The first nude photography workshop was in Andalusia, Spain, 2014 and the 2nd nude workshop was held in Barcelona, Spain, 2015. It was an amazing experience that we shared with a select handful of photographers. Here are a few posts about the workshops:
We hope you enjoy the last and final print for the "2016 Print of the Month Portfolio". We thought this was a perfect photograph to finish off this series from Paris, France. We have enjoyed selecting the images and being able to share them will all of you. It's the same deal, $300 for the month of December then back to the current price of $800. Many of these images are now in the 2nd level pricing of $1200 now. Thank you to all of our Print of the Month Subscribers! We appreciate your support. The cover sheet and the handmade portfolio box will be sent out with the final December photograph!