Palm Desert Figure Workshop Sept. 15-20, 2014


Photo by Mark Comon - Palm Desert Figure Workshop

Join Kim Weston and Mark Comon at the Palm Desert Figure Workshop!

If you missed the opportunity to travel to The Spain Andalusia Workshop with us, here is another rare opportunity to spend 4 days photographing the eloquent nude figure with Kim Weston.

Join Kim Weston (grandson of Edward Weston) and Mark Comon for a creative retreat and photo workshop at the beautiful Sagewater Spa in Desert Hot Springs (Not Palm Desert, sorry). Capture the stunning big skies and scenery of the desert and unleash your creativity with expressive figures.


Our shooting locations are the Sagewater Spa, a serene mineral water spa in the middle of the beautiful Palm Desert scenery, 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 not a workshop for every photographer, but if you have ever wanted to learn expressive photography and photograph figures in the “Weston” style you will love the opportunity!


We will have very experienced dedicated figure models. Models who love what they do and are passionate about the art of figure modeling. Kim has been working with these models for several years and recommends them very highly. You will come away with a new appreciation and confidence in your work. And new photographs to add to your portfolio. 

Kim Weston - Sara in Joshua Tree National Park

Physical Expectations: Easy to Moderate.  

Outdoor clothing and hiking boots recommended.

What's included in the Workshop: 

Four days of photography, instruction and critique, lodging, dinners, and modeling fees
Not included: Transportation to/from workshop and locations, lunches/breakfasts, tips

Price: $3100 per photographer ($500 deposit required for registration)

Location: Sagewater Spa + Joshua Tree National Park

To bring: Supply list to be sent via e-mail after registration

You can register online at

Or by calling Paul's Photo at (310) 375-7014, Space is limited. So sign up early.