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

Shot by Zoli.Shot by ZoliWonderful shot of Claire by Alan Chan on March 7 2009. Love how beautifully free her eyes and overall mood is in this shot.Shot of Allen from 21.4.13
Shot of Allen from 21.4.13Wonderful shot of Ally by David VoPowerful shot of Ally by Harnam.Love the environment in this shot by Peter.Wonderful shot of Alyssa by MarkH. Adore the lines, energy and lighting.
Shot of Deb by Andrew.Shot by Andy of Brooke at a one on one session. Love both the lines and the energy.Shot of Shaun and Tanya by Andrew R. Wonderful chemistry.Shot of Brooke by Andrew R. Love how free Brooke's expression is.
Shot of Jo by Andrew.R. Love how free she feels.Another great shot of Jo by Andrew.R. Great presence in scene and pose.Stunning lines in this body crop of Brooke by Andrew R.Wonderful shot of Jules by Andrew Rossington. Love the integrity of expression.Great mood in this shot of Phoenix by Aron.
Love the power of presence in Andrew R's shot of Penny.Much of what we discuss at the workshops is related to equality and respect. I beleive that this image so promotes this ideal. You can sense the gentleness of the touch.Wonderful shot of Leah by Ben Brown. Her eyes are so incredibly transparent.Love this image that Matt Bottos took at a recent workshop. Beautiful light and womanly lines and most importantly a very real and relaxed energy.Beautifully captured head shot of Laura by Mattb. To me here eyes are so in the moment which creates such impact in a photo.
Shot of Claire by Brendan Scully. Great lines and tones.Brilliant capture of Bec by Brendan Sculli. Wonderful depth of feeling.Frank Hill has captured the model's joy perfectly here.
Shot of Claire from the March7 workshop. The look in her eyes depicts the freedom and humility that we seek at these workshops.Wonderful shot of Jo by Chris Meredith. Such freedom of expression and beautiful lines.Love the grace of this couple shot by Frances Egan.Wonderfully expressive shot of Claire by Percy.Love how free Claire is in this shot by Percy.
Shot of Max by Dale on Nov 8. Think this shot has an amazing look and feel.Wonderful shot of Alyssa by Dave.Love how authentic and free Alyssa is here in this shot by Dave.Model is so natural in this shot by Mark H.Love the freedom of expression in this David Isles shot
love the wonderful lines and energy in this shot by David Isles.Incredible emotion in this shot by Edy Lianto.Wonderfully expressive shot of Ella by John.BVery sophisticated shot of Em by Frances Egan.Wonderful shot of Claire taken by Evan Steele. This is exactly the look that I see as empowering.Depicts a person with no fear of loss and no need for competing.
Another fantastic mood shot from Evan Steele. Love the depth of passion between the two models.Shot taken by Frank Cecconi of Lisa. I love this shot as it so emanates Lisa's powerful essence.Frank has captured the moment with this one.Once again Frank has beautifully captured the moment. Also love the framing as it brings in the energy of the wall.Wonderful shot of Abby by Frank.S. Has such anempowering feel about it.Love how Frankc has framed Jo in this shot. Also love the shallow depth of field.
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