Melbourne Photographic Workshops

After 20 years photographing and publishing imagery of people I have decided to share my experience and passion in an ongoing workshop series. They are run in a very relaxed and non pressuring format and are open to people of all levels of experience.

The most recurring theme is about relationship and connecting with people with as little protective walls as possible. To me photography is like intimacy where photographer and subject connect at a very deep level. If one or both are not humble and free the connection will not in my opinion create the most empowering image.

Whilst my career has featured mostly aesthetically beautiful people I believe my success has been largely due to the energy of my images. I have always favored truth over suggestion and much of what is covered at these events focuses on achieving this. I believe the most powerful image is one that exudes style, passion and grace.

I also believe that everything including architecture, automobiles and people have angles that are more flattering than others. Therefore no matter what my subject may be I am always looking to present the best aesthetic angles in my photograph. Once again the workshops include much discussion and demonstration with regards to this skill set.

Whilst I have not been professionally trained the workshops do cover many technical aspects. Lighting, camera settings and framing are all covered and discussed at length. Further to this much attention to detail in regards to wardrobe, location and shot concept is covered.

In general I believe a photographer has an enormous opportunity to inspire others with their work. To this end these workshops are very passionate about helping people to create images of high impact and passion.

Cost for the model workshops is between$70-120pp with participants limited to between 4-6 people. Also have a series of portrait workshops at $50 per head.These workshops can be found on the following link - http://www.meetup.com/Melbourne-Photography-Workshops/

I also run private workshops with less participants that can be accessed either by contacting me direct or registering on the mailing list from this website.

Images by Workshop Participants

One of the most powerfully captivating shots I have seen. Phoenix by Garry.FShot of Bel by Glen Barton. Power of capturing a model in the moment.Another great shot of Bel by Glen Barton.Love this shot of Caitlin by Greg. Captivating power.
Another powerful image by Gary.T of Claire. Even though her eyes are down you can feel how in the moment she is.Amazing depth of presence in this shot by Hamid.Wonderful shot taken of me by Hooman at the portraits workshop.Another deeply emotive portrait by Hooman.Great emotion in this shot of Neave by Ian.
Love the energy and aesthetic in this shot of Olga by Ian McKay.Shot of Jo by Igli. Think his framing here is spectacular.Another shot of Jo by Igli. Think he has captured an amazing aesthetic and mood.Fantastic dynamic feel to this shot by Jason.kAnother wonderful shot by Jenni. I love the strength and humility that has been captured here.
Beautiful silouette from Jenni of Laura. Beautiful lines and beautiful energy.Love how gentle Claire looks in this shot by Jerwin.Wonderful shot of Jo and Claire by Patrick.Piercing presence in this shot of Sienna by John.BAmazing presence in this portrait by John.
Stunning shot of Jo by Arnie at the 2010 Sydney workshop.Shot of Karlo by Andrew.Kate has captured the most inspiring shot of Bel here.Beautiful lines in this shot of Katy by Geoff.Really clever use of soft focas in  this shot of Amanda by Keith.
Love the use of form and light here in this shot of Kelly by Paul Clark.Wonderful energy and meditation in this Paul Clark image.Amazing presence in Olga's eyes here in this shot by Kenny.Photo of Tara by Kim Densham. Love the framing of this and the overall earthy feel.Another of Tara by Kim Densham. Tara looks perfectly real in this shot which is so powerful.
Wonderful shot of Ximena by Karl Schlemmer. Love her lines and the authenticity of the pose and feel.Wonderful shot from couples workshop by Larissa.Amazing soul depicted in this shot of Polly by Ian Lim.Wondeful lines and graceful energy here by Ian Lim.Shot of Lisa from the last 08 workshop. We work very deeply at these workshops to bring out the essence of our models. Lisa is such a powerful energy which is very evident here.
Wonderful image of Lisa taken by Garry Furzer. Love how genuine and empowering her expression is.Love the emotion in this pic by Liz of Caitlin.Once again amazing depth of emotion in this pic by Liz.Stunning shot of Cocco taken by Dev.Shot of Dina by Rob.
Shot taken by Sharna of Raf.Great emotion captured by Sid of Alex.Love this shot by TonyZ of Dina.Wonderful shot of Cocco by David Whelan.Great shot of Jess taken by David Whelan.
Stunning shot of Manal by Kris.Amazing shots of Manal by Steve Chen.Deeply emotive shot of Kayla by Martin.Another wonderful capture by Martin.Stunning image captured by Martin.
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