The charm of the body, beauty in its purest form, whenever approached differently, with professional equipment, for ever deeper knowledge of the secrets of Nude Photography.
All aspects of photography interest me and I feel for the female body the same curiosity and the same love as for a landscape, a face or anything else which interests me. In any case, the nude is a form of landscape. There are no reasons for my photographs, nor any rules; all depends on the mood of the moment, on the mood of the model.
- Jeanloup Sieff
Nude Photography Workshop
The Art of Nude
The body and the landscape: two things to admire and shoot... and when you combine in unique pictures?
Our Nude Workshop will take you straight to the heart of this particular art form, where the light will allow one who set off to express their personality through new interpretations of the body.
The light setups covered in our workshops are not the common ones described on in many photography books or taught in other workshops as we believe These are only good starting points. Instead we will aim to give our own interpretation to the light, based on the Peculiarities of our subject, encouraging and giving all of you the possibility to change, play and experiment with studio lights and our huge range of light modifiers. Open to both beginners and intermediate photographers the event will be held in a relaxed studio environment where everyone can contribute with his/her own ideas to the shooting.
Luca Monti is an award-winning fashion and creative photographer. He is also a very well known printer for many of the most important photographers worldwide.
Luca was born in Roma, 1972. His career as an artist began whilst still at High School, and shortly following, offered solo and collective shows at the age of sixteen.
Luca has now been working in the photography industry for over 25 years; and is also continually active with events and talks, and invited to judge photography competitions.
Luca has been successfully teaching photography workshops for most of his career, refining and adapting his teaching techniques, collaborating with famous photography schools in Rome, Paris, NYC and in London and with a professional and talented creative team of models, wardrobe stylists, make-up artists and hair stylists.
Focus on technique : Strip Softbox
The workshop is divided into several stages :
Discussion of the shoot concept and decision of the model’s makeup
Introduction to lighting for portraits and explanation of the chosen light setup
First shooting session Short break and variation of the light setup
Doubts and questions
Second shooting session
It is not important which camera you will bring along with you and we are very keen to welcome film cameras whether it is a 35mm camera or a medium format camera, arrangements can be made to hire cameras if you don’t own one or if you want to try something different, please ask when booking.
If you have a Compact, Hybrid or Bridge camera you can still take part in this course, we guarantee to show how to get fantastic pictures with all types of cameras.
We suggest to have a lens that will allow you to crop to half length and full length figure. This would ideally be a 24-70mm (Full frame) or 18-55mm (APS size).
We will provide you with a RF trigger to work with the studio flashes in our studio if you don’t have your own.
No need to worry, just bring your creativity and your passion for photography !
Time: from 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Model: Melissa - link to portfolio
Level: up to... Nude
Was all great fun and Melissa was amazing in her attitude at trying us to get to decent results. She knows what to do... Thanks Luca. Will participate again and bring your flash trigger that stayed on my camera. Sorry...
Another brilliant workshop by the team. Many thanks to Melissa who posed through the whole evening, and took on board all our crazy ideas!
A great team and highly professional model... I learnt a lot... :-)
This was my first time doing nude photography and I surprisingly enjoyed it. The model provided some very artful poses and the light set up was extremely insightful. I shall incorporate everything I have learnt into my fashion photography. I'm very exited!!