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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. You also need to be able to put your camera into manual mode.

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.

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.

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).
 

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.

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