Find yourself immersed in the Weston family's rich photographic legacy at Edward Weston's home in Carmel Highlands and shoot at Point Lobos, where Edward Weston created some of his most iconic images! 

This highly personalized one-on-one nude photography workshop will focus on developing your voice as an artist by strengthening all aspects of your photographic process. Your workshop will begin with a portfolio review to give Kim an idea of your artistic voice, style, and primary focus(es).

"Middle Beach" by Kim Weston

"Middle Beach" by Kim Weston

"Sub Rock 1" by Kim Weston

"Sub Rock 1" by Kim Weston

Workshop Instructor: Kim Weston

Kim Weston is a third-generation fine art photographer from one of the most influential and creative families in American history. His recognition as a singularly creative artist and photographer continues a family legacy that traces its roots back to his grandfather Edward Weston, his uncle Brett, and his father Cole.

In a career spanning four decades, Kim has come to be recognized in his own right as one of the most insightful and accomplished practitioners of figurative/nude photography, producing an extensive and masterful portfolio of work that draws deeply, yet expands upon the traditions and canon of the nude in classical and modern European art. Learn more about Kim Weston >>

Kim Weston standing in Edward Weston's darkroom on Wildcat Hill.  Photo by Michelle Magdalena Maddox

Kim Weston standing in Edward Weston's darkroom on Wildcat Hill. 

Photo by Michelle Magdalena Maddox

The Location: Point Lobos & Beyond

Some of Edward Weston's most iconic photographs are of the natural wonders found at Point Lobos, a few miles north of his former home on Wildcat Hill.  It was there that he learned to fine-tune his photographic vision to match the visual space of his 8x10 view camera. In this one-on-one workshop, you will have the opportunity to visit the park and, with Kim's guidance, learn to photograph the breathtaking coastal scenery with purpose, clarity, and depth.

"PL-R-21G" by Edward Weston (1938) Point Lobos Rock Copyright © 1981 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents

"PL-R-21G" by Edward Weston (1938)

Point Lobos Rock

Copyright © 1981 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents

"3K Kelp" by Edward Weston (1930) Copyright © 1981 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents

"3K Kelp" by Edward Weston (1930)

Copyright © 1981 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents

Individualized Instruction & Portfolio Review

This highly personalized one-on-one nude photography workshop will focus on developing your voice as an artist by strengthening all aspects of your photographic process. Your workshop will begin with a portfolio review to give Kim an idea of your artistic voice, style, and primary focus(es).

"Route 1" by Zach Weston

"Route 1" by Zach Weston

"Tidal Swings" by Zach Weston

"Tidal Swings" by Zach Weston


Workshop Tuition

This highly personalized one-on-one photography workshop is well-suited for both film and digital photographers and is tailored to meet your needs. Kim is available to work with photographers of all experience levels and focuses, especially fine art nudes and landscapes, for 1, 2, or 3 day workshops; the opportunities are endless!

Workshop fee for 1 photographer: $749.00* per day

Workshop fee for 2 photographers: $999.00* per day

*Does not include $100 fee for platinum materials, if requested.


Workshop Bonus: Platinum Printing in Kim Weston's Darkroom

You will come away from your one-on-one nude photography workshop with a beautiful new collection of fine art nude photographs. As an addition to your time photographing, you may choose to make an 8x10 digital negative of your favorite image to be platinum printed in Kim's darkroom! 

Platinum prints, also called platinotypes, are photographic prints made by a monochrome printingprocess involving platinum. The platinum tones range from warm black, to reddish brown, to expanded mid-tone grays that are unobtainable in silver prints.


 

In Point lobos, Where Edward Weston Saw the World Anew

“The camera should be used for a recording of life, for rendering the very substance and quintessence of the thing itself, whether it be polished steel or palpitating flesh,” Edward wrote in a 1932 manifesto for Group f/64, a San Francisco collective organized to promote “straight photography.” Its members included Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham and the photographer and filmmaker Willard Van Dyke, with Weston as the unofficial leader. One of the enduring strengths of Weston’s photographs from Point Lobos, taken off and on for almost 20 years, is that although he abstracts nature into black-and-white tones, he renders things faithfully, with an uncanny scientific sensuousness: the chilly temperature of stone, the warm grain of trees parched by wind and sun, the rigid stillness of a tide pool, the different velocities and patterns of waves on sand, the dark depths of the ocean.
 

Point Lobos is where Weston became a supreme landscape photographer, and a number of the sites where he set up his tripod — the kelp beds at China Cove, the white sands of Gibson Beach — can be explored in an hour or two. But no Weston memorial trip is complete without a brief visit to Carmel. Read the full article >>