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 -

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

Shot of Karlo by Andrew.Kate has captured the most inspiring shot of Bel here.Beautiful lines in this shot of Katy by Geoff.Love the engagement in this shot of Katy by Tony.ZReally 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.Such a natural shot taken by Kevin.Wonderful essence captured here by Kevin Webster.
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.Shot of Samantha by Kim Densham. Samantha has been caught so in the moment and her face and body exudes the authenticity.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.
Shot of Laura from the last workshop of 08. I love the beauty of her sway back and curved bottom. Also love how the light and camera angle shapes the aesthetic even more dramatically.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.Fantastic shot of Caitlin by Johnny.Shot taken by me of Jo in June 2010. Love the freedom in her expression and body.Great shot of Dina by Jurgen.
Shot of Bec from June 2010. Love the integrity in her expression.Shot of Dina by Rob.Great emotion captured by Sid of Alex.Love this shot by TonyZ of Dina.Fantastic pic of Manal by Garry Patten.
Stunning shot of Manal by Kris.Amazing shots of Manal by Steve Chen.Amazing shots of Manal by Steve Chen.Image showing how easy lighting can be. This was taken by passing the tungsten head through an old milk crate.Such authenticity in this shot of Maria by Rob.
Deeply emotive shot of Kayla by Martin.Wonderful shot of Heidi by Martin.Another wonderful capture by Martin.Stunning image captured by Martin.
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.Another classic by Matt Bottos. So in the moment and so graceful.Such an authentic shot of Steph by Nancy.
Very inspired by the creativity shown by Nathan in this shot of Julianna.Amazing lines and dynamics in this shot by Tony.ZPowerful shot of Andrew taken by Owen.Shot of Jo by Paul Clark. Amazing aesthetic lines and such a perfectly free energy.Shot of Paul by Lemo at a portraits ws.
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