May 20-22, 2016 $700 - Sign up for Wait list
For the past 15 years, Kim & Gina Weston have been teaching Fine Art Nude Photography Workshops at their home on Wildcat Hill. We are located on the central coast of California, just opposite the beautiful Pacific Ocean in the former home of Edward Weston. Wildcat Hill is famous for the light that emanates through the windows and the skylight.
Location Just imagine when you attend our nude workshop, that you get to photograph under this same amazing light, at this historic location! The model to photographer ratio is 1 to 3 and with more than 3 private locations to shoot in, we can easily accommodate up to 9 photographers. While most of the locations are indoors we also have several beautiful outside areas to photograph in too!
Instruction Kim Weston will be your private instructor during this workshop and will work with each photographer in the group. Some of the topics that will be covered are:
Composition Lighting How to work with models Critique of photographs (done on the second day of workshop) Critiquing your work is one of the most powerful learning tools that we know of, it enables you to see your work, get feedback on it and then improve on it if needed. Preconceived ideas Storytelling Expectations Sharing your work Working within a group
Models We work with very experienced models during our Nude Photography Workshop. They are skilled in collaborating with novice to experienced photographers.
Friday Night 5-7:30pm - Meet and Greet, Bring your photographs to share with the group, view 4 Generations of Weston Photography.
Saturday 9am-4pm - 2 photography sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. (Lunch break, participants bring their own lunch). At 4pm, break for 2 hours before returning for dinner.
Saturday Night 6pm-9pm - Intimate home cooked meal prepared by Kim & Gina Weston, fireside discussion of photography, invited guest artists will show work. Saturday night homework: Students will be asked to bring 5 images from Saturday's photo shoot to view on Sunday morning.
Sunday 9:00am-5pm - In the morning we gather in Kim's gallery for a print critique of the previous days work on the computer (digital capture only), photograph, lunch, photograph.
Film & Digital
We accept all types of cameras in our workshops, film and digital.
For more information be sure to visit our other pages: Workshop FAQS
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Payment: Full payment is due when you register for class.
Cancellation Policy and Waiver Agreement
Withdrawal, Workshop Cancellation and Refunds If you need to withdraw from a workshop, you must inform us no later than 30 days prior to the first day of your workshop, and we will refund your deposit or full tuition, whichever is applicable, less a $75.00 registration fee. After the cutoff date a refund will only be made if a qualified replacement is found. If it is necessary for us to cancel a workshop, all registered participants will be notified at once, and you will receive a full refund of deposits and fees. Notification of cancellation due to low enrollment will be made at least 14 days prior to the beginning of class. For this reason we encourage you to purchase refundable airline tickets and consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance. The workshop will not be responsible for any loss on airline tickets or any other loss at all.
Waiver of Liability The Weston Workshops shall have no responsibility or liability for personal injury to any participant or damage to any participant’s property, or for personal injuries or damage to the property of any other person resulting from the participant’s involvement in the workshop. The Weston Workshops has the right to cancel any workshop and to alter the time, context, or format of any workshop in the event circumstances require. In the event a workshop is cancelled, for any reason the extent of the Workshops’ liability is limited to the return of all fees and deposits paid.
More Information One month prior to the workshop date each registrant will receive a letter describing further workshop information. This includes an itinerary and a map.
Lodging at Wildcat Hill We offer our 1 bedroom studio Bodie House to one participant per workshop. Email or call to see if it is available. Cost is $200 per night. See website for more details. - Sorry,Bodie House has already been rented for this workshop.
Questions? Feel free to email or call Gina Weston 831-624-8111
"Thank you Gina! I had a great time at the workshop and really enjoyed soaking in some Weston family history. Thank you for opening your home to us. Dinner on Saturday night was much appreciated and delicious. The models and locations were wonderful and I think I created some strong images. I'll share some with you once I get a chance to edit them. Kim also gave me some good ideas about composition and cropping that will help to enhance my photography. Overall it was one of the best workshops I have attended. Please keep in touch" Peter, May 2015
Who can/can't I bring to the event?
Your husband, wife or partner may not attend the workshop unless a ticket has been purchased for them. They are invited to the Saturday Night Dinner at 6PM.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, you do not have to bring a printed ticket to the event.