Newsletter - October 2010


Last workshop of the Season!
We have a few spaces open for the Weston/Meola Studio Nude Workshop on Oct. 15-17, 2010. Sooo if you want to come please let us know by this Wed Oct. 6th. It's a moving experience... just to let you know :).

Testimonials from our last Workshop:

Dear Gina and Kim,

What an experience! The inspiration and instruction the workshop provided was only outdone by the hospitality you both extended. Opening your home, lives, and passion for photography to the level you achieve made this one of the most memorable experiences in my life. This was more than a learning experience about photography--it was a learning experience about giving!

I will be back.

With profound thanks

Duane Reed, Yakima WA

Dear Gina and Kim,

Thanks so much for your hospitality and for offering all of us such a unique photographic opportunity. Your home and its history are wonderful. What a fantastic opportunity for making images under all sorts of conditions in such close proximity. As time passes and I review my images, I understand even more how expert these models were, truly making all of us stretch past our previous limits. I loved the whole experience: Carmel River Inn in such close proximity to you all and the fine restaurants and shops at The Crossroads and Barnyard, Point Lobos across the street, so to speak. Meeting Dick Garrod on Saturday was something again.

Kim, thanks for your focused and clearly explained education in approaching figure studies and photography in general, especially in terms of your artistic vision and process. Thanks also for making me realize that I have to take my photography more seriously, not only in presentation to others but also in a new creative direction of focusing on little projects or concepts to develop a meaningful portfolio. The gazpacho was something wonderful to boot. Gina, thanks for being the director of our little madhouse and for keeping all of us inline and respectful of others
during their presentations. The dinner Saturday night was delicious and so much fun, especially seeing the work of Rob and Roger. The pace of the workshop and time-layout of each day was perfect. I wouldn't want it any way otherwise.
Pound for pound, dollar for dollar, your workshop was the best ever. And I shall look forward to returning a number of
times to learn and grow even more.


Rick Midthun

Carmel Arts and Film Festival Oct.6-10, 2010

The Carmel Art and Film Festival starts this Wed Oct 6 and runs through Sunday the 10th. We are hosting a Photography Dinner on Oct 6 (all proceeds go to local nonprofit organizations). There are so many wonderful events scheduled this year, I can't list them all; movies, a photography exhibition at the
Marjorie Evans Gallery, Griffin House is coming back to perform a concert with Bob Schneider at the Golden Bough Theater, art shows, lectures, parties and more. Check out their website and schedule. Last years festival was so much fun, this year will be even better. Hope to see you there!

To buy a ticket to the dinner Or call and reserve at 831- 625-3700. Carmel Art and Film Festival Schedule

October POM

The October POM is up for viewing. The 2010 POM Portfolio is in its 10th and final year!
October POM

New Website

Some of you may have noticed that we haven't sent out as many email newsletters this year. I have found I am spending so much time updating the site and to be really honest being frustrated a lot. So I have hired someone to help me! Yeah! Okay I listened. So soon we will have a new website and I have decided to go with a word press site. I want to update the site easily and share what we have with all of you. So stay tuned! It will be fun!!! (photo by Christa Meola from our workshop together in August.)

Take care,

Gina, Kim and Zach