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

Wonderful shot of Tess by Matt.BVery sexy but real shot of Tara by Matt Bottos. To me she looks so in the moment.Shot of Samantha from the last 09 worksop by Matt Bottos. Think her expression has a beautiful classic movie star feel.Such an authentic shot of Steph by Nancy.Amazing lines and dynamics in this shot by Tony.Z
Shot of Jo by Paul Clark. Amazing aesthetic lines and such a perfectly free energy.Wonderful shot of Lisa by Paul Bell. Perfect aesthetics and very free energy.Wonderful shot of Lizzii by Percy. Adore the lighting and the power of expression.Shot of Phoenix by Percy. Amazing energy and body lines.Great expression captured of Tess by Philip.
Great drama in this shot of Tess by Philip.Love the dynamics in this shot by Phil.OAnother very powerful shot by Phil.OAmazing lines and beautiful energy in this pic by Ben BrownVery creative use of light here by Peter.
Love what Robert has done here in this shot from our pregnancy workshop.Such a free and inspiring shot of Kristen by Shayne.Great presence in this image by Sonny.Great depth of mood in this shot of Claire by Steve Scully.Striking shot of Nat by Steve.S
Love the perspective here by Steve Scully of Polly.Brilliant timing in this shot of Polly by Steve Scully.Wonderful capture by Sunny. Love how surreal the model looks and feels.Wonderful shots of Suz by Greg Tate.Wonderful shots of Suz by Greg Tate.
Striking shot of Tara by Andrew.RLove the use of the projector screen here.Fantastic shot of Zalia by Tuan at his first workshop.Shot of Ella by Tuan.
Such authenticity and power in this shot of Rei by Tuan.Love the emotion in this Wayne Pollard shot.Wonderful shot of Crystal by Wendy at the March 2010 workshop.Love the form and energy of this pic by David Whelan.Great impact in this shot by Zoli.
Great presence here in this shot of Tess by Zoli.
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