Water and Nudes - Meet the Models

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I always enjoyed art history because, growing up in California, my exposure was limited, and it was a new experience. To learn the history of art opened up certain things to me, made me see. It intrigued me.

- Herb Ritts

The power of the elements in one photo studio: water, vital and transparent wet nakedness, making it even more beautiful and sensual, playing with shapes and skin ... a moment and… splash: the body and the water meet for a brief moment and the merger becomes photograph!

Are you ready to seize the moment ?


The model  : Eve Valentine

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The Tutor :

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 : Freeze the movement

In a world filled with portable speedlights and 3200 watt power packs, photographers might overlook another critical feature of their studio lights: flash duration. Basically flash duration is the time your strobe light contributes to the exposure of your photograph. With Profoto Pro-8 Air will try to achieve an amazing 1/12.000s to freeze the movement of water.


Requirements :

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 !


Summary :

Time : from 5.00 pm to 10.30 pm

Price : £45 per hour

Model : Adele - link to web profile

Levels : from nude to impossible

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Mark H

A great team and highly professional model... I learnt a lot... :-)

Tenee Attoh

Super challenging technically to get it right - only because I am a perfectionist - but all turned out great thx Luca :)

Justin Bickles

Exceptional model with a great studio setup! Thanks Luca for having organised this. Cheers