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Events at Studio 8

Workshops are a great way to practice new skills, work with other photographers, and get some great images.

Our workshops are typically scheduled for 2 hours. We hire a model for the workshop. Up to 5 photographers can attend. We plan looks and concepts with the model, so those are set. If a workshop includes nude looks the description will clearly state that. We will plan lighting setups, but the group can always agree to modify these.

During the workshop each photographer works one-on-one with the model for about 5 minutes for each look. To get the best outcome, we do not permit "side-shooting" - only one active camera at a time.

All props and equipment are provided. You need to have a camera with a hot shoe that accepts an external flash unit (you do not need a flash) since that is how the the trigger for the strobes is attached. Note that some cameras only accept proprietary flash adapters. Your hot shoe should have a center contact point. Consult your camera manual or contact us if you are not sure.
You also need to be able to put your camera into manual mode.

Super Mini Workshops are smaller, more focused versions of the full workshops (most of the description above still applies).  Mini workshops are 1 hour long and limited to 2 photographers, so you can expect very personalized attention.  In a mini workshop we focus on developing one specific skill or technique while working with a model.

In addition, we offer Studio Days, a day when a professional model is in the studio for 6-8 hours and can be booked for individual shoots in the studio.

Studio Days

Studio Days are a great way to book a professional model in a fully equipped studio for as little as one hour (most models require a minimum of two hours for private bookings). In most cases you pay the model's standard hourly rate; some models will offer discounted multi-hour rates. The studio fee for Studio Days is discounted to $35/hour (from the standard $50/hour).

Studio Days are not workshops, you need to come prepared with a creative plan. While the registration page will contain some information on the model's limits, we strongly suggest that you communicate with the model to agree on the theme for your shoot and any other details (contact information for the model will be on the registration page).

However, studio personnel will be on site for the shoot and can provide as much technical assistance with lighting and props as you would like.

You request a time slot on the registration page - in some cases the model will contact you to complete the booking/payment and in other cases you will be invoiced by us. In either case we will invoice you for the studio fee.

Past and Upcoming Workshops

The descriptions below give you details about each type of workshop we offer. We have just started to develop our workshop ideas, so we will have more content soon! The button above takes you to the registration page where you can check on upcoming workshop dates.

Please note that some workshops include opportunities to shoot one-on-one with the model before and after the workshop. You can request a time slot on the registration page - in some cases the model will contact you to complete the booking/payment and in other cases you will be invoiced by us.

Emily
Artistic Nudes

Emily, our model for this workshop, is an accomplished art-nude model with extensive experience in artistic nude modeling for both photography and visual arts.  Her unique posing style is sure to provide you with fantastic images!

In this workshop we will create two lighting scenarios and use them for Emily to pose for 3 looks, varying props and accessories.

The workshop is limited to 5 photographers who will take turns working with the model, no "paparazzi" style shooting from the side will be allowed. 

The fee for the workshop is $80 per participant.

Emily is available for private shoots before and after the the workshop.

Private shoots booked hourly: $145 (including the studio fee).
Workshop attendees discounted private rate: $110
 

Sample Images
 

Two Models:
Love Lissa
and
Emily Grace

Our First Super Mini Workshop!

In a mini workshop space is limited to two photographers who, during one hour, take turns shooting a number of looks designed to practice a particular technique or skill.

Working with two models on a set requires extra care to achieve technically and artistically pleasing results. We will explore the techniques - both lighting and posing - that can accomplish this.

Our models, Love Lissa and Emily Grace, have years of experience modeling individually, and have already modeled together many times, so we will be able to learn a lot from them. Studio 8 has the studio strobes and modifiers we will need to set up appropriate lighting setups.

Both of our models are comfortable modeling fashion, lingerie, and art-nude levels, so we will have plenty of looks to choose from.

Duration: 1 hour (Note that we will have two separate sessions of this workshop)
Limit: 2 photographers
Cost: $120 per photographer (includes model and studio fees)

Sample Images

Golden Art-Nude with Molly Beth

Molly Beth will bring both her makeup artistry and her modeling to this workshop. In addition to traditional makeup she will apply gold leaf to her face and torso to create a unique look (be sure the check the sample images here.

Molly will focus on posing for art-nude and portrait looks; participants will have the opportunity choose from a few lighting modifications to achieve distinct scenarios.
 

Initial Look: Single color gold leaf designs in a low ley lighting setup.

Final Look: Gold leaf more spread out with a second color added. High Key lighting with a themed backdrop.
 

Molly Beth is available for non-paint private one-on-one  shoots prior to the workshop. Following the workshop, she can be booked to shoot in her painted state.

Private shoots booked hourly: $185.
Workshop attendees discounted private rate: $150

 

Sample Images
 

Most Ghost
Art Nudes
with hints of
Fashion
Fantasy
Fetish

Most Ghost is a full-time traveling model with over a decade of experience.  She models fine art nude looks with a very unique style, and travel with an extensive (equally unique) wardrobe. 

In this workshop we will do 2 nude looks, with the option to add props and accessories, and one look based on her wardrobe selections.

During the workshop each photographer works one-on-one with the model for about 5 minutes for each look. To get the best outcome, we do not permit "side-shooting" - only one active camera at a time.

Workshop participation is capped at five photographers, the fee is $105 each.

Most Ghost is available for private shoots prior and following the workshop.

Private shoots booked hourly: $185.
Workshop attendees discounted private rate: $150

 

Sample Images
 

Art-Nude and Fetish with Carrie

Carrie, our model for this workshop, is an art-nude model who is also able to include light bondage elements in the looks she models - chains, cuffs, and simple rope ties.

In this workshop we will create two lighting scenarios and use them for Carrie to model 3 looks,
both with and without bondage elements.

Sample Images

Studio Lighting Basics

This workshop is designed for photographers who have little or no experience with studio (strobe) lighting. We will work on 2-3 lighting scenarios with varying complexity.

This workshop type typically includes lingerie and fashion looks, no nudity.

Capturing
Motion

If you have some experience with studio strobes, but would like to create more dynamic images, this workshop is for you! We will set up 2 lighting scenarios and our model will select 3 outfits (no nudity). We will focus on capturing the model in motion during dance moves, jumps, and other types of movement. During the workshop we will go over camera and strobe settings, model communication, and other strategies to get great shots.

Artistic Nudes with Belle Amelie

Our model for this workshop is Belle Amelie. She is a full time traveling model who has been published in Hustler magazine and Playboy Centerfold.
She models a variety of genres from fashion to erotic. She is also a hair stylist and makeup artist, so her looks are amazing!
I did a shoot with her recently, you can find two of my images at https://twitter.com/ggreyphoto/status/1720768110511239351
More of her work is on Instagram (@belle__amelie) and her Twitter/X (@BelleAmelie719)
For this workshop we will focus on artistic nude looks. We will pick two lighting setups, and work with Belle on some wardrobe options for variety.

Belle will be available for 1 or 2 individual shoots after the workshop. Contact her directly on her Instagram if you are interested. The studio fee is waived for workshop participants.

Artistic Nudes with Anastasia Maye

Our model for this workshop is Anastasia Maye. She is a full time fashion/nude/budoir traveling model.
I have shot with her multiple times, an example is at https://twitter.com/ggreyphoto/status/1674853720385806358.
More of her work is on Instagram (@anastasiamaye_official) and her Twitter/X (@anastasia_maye)
For this workshop we will focus on artistic nude looks. We will pick two lighting setups, and work with Anastasia on some wardrobe options for variety.

Anastasia will be available for individual shoots before and after the workshop. Contact her directly on her Instagram if you are interested. The studio fee is waived for workshop participants.

Blacklight with Molly Beth

Molly Beth will model blacklight glow makeup and body paint, as well as provide insight into products and techniques.

Initial Look: Makeup and Face Paint, Body Designs (scales, spatters, use of stencils and more)

Final Look: Extensive body paint coverage (brushed, finger painted, hand prints and more)

While based on art-nude poses, both looks will offer opportunities to choose to shoot portraits, body shapes and/or body scapes.

Molly Beth is available for non-paint private one-on-one  shoots prior to the workshop. Following the workshop, she can be booked to shoot in her painted state.

Private shoots booked hourly: $185.
Workshop attendees discounted private rate: $150

 

Bondage with Rachel Adams

Rachel Adams is an internationally known bondage model.  Participants will learn the basics of glamour bondage photography including safety, model communication, and posing techniques.

Please note: For safety reasons all bondage rigging will be done by studio personnel.
The focus of this workshop is on glamour/beauty bondage looks, nothing extreme.


 

Studio Competition

During this event each photographer works 4 styled shoots with 4 different models (2 male, 2 female) given 4 different themes (details will be provided at the event). Photographers have full rights to the images they take; each photographer is asked to edit 3 images per model (12 total) and submit them to the models as well as to a panel of judges.

The judges will select a winner of the competition (the prize is 2 hours of studio time) and a runner-up (who wins 1 hour of studio time).
 

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