Exotica – Performance Art Nude

When: 20 Sep 2015, 1pm-5pm (Sun)
Where: Hawthorn
Price: $160 (See member discounts)
Suitable for: Intermediate to Advanced
Instructors: Mark Hillyer and Brett Dorron
Heidi © Ojo Magico

“Cirque de Pluton” is the title first of our “Exotica” series of workshops, where we will explore the exotic, the mysterious, the perplexing, the puzzling, the sensual, and the unfathomable through poses, expressions, and movements. Think “Cirque du soleil” looks with touches of burlesque and exotic dancing. Our artiste, Heidi Holland, is a highly accomplished performer and creative. She is the creator of the headpiece and costume for the workshop.


Heidi © Maximus

This workshop will be something different. In addition to our usual elements of learning how to work with a model in a studio environment, we will be exploring how to tell something of a story with the model, the costume, the lighting, and the photographer’s direction. We will be evoking moods and emotions and memories of past (or future) times that may or may not exist.




The Learning Experience
  • The etiquette of working with a model and other photographers;
  • Learning how to set up and use lighting to achieve evoke moods and emotions;
  • Directing and interacting with the model;
  • Exploring poses, framing, perspective, point of view, and timing;
  • Working in the studio environment;
Who Is This For?
  • Intermediate to Advanced photographers
  • 18+
  • You need to be comfortable and confident with operating your camera in manual mode
What Should I Bring?
  • DSLR, SLR, or Mirrorless with a working hot shoe;
  • Telephoto or prime lenses in the 35mm to 105mm range (full frame) or 24mm to 70mm (APS-C);
  • Batteries, memory cards, tripod.

Do not bring too much equipment. The workshop is about using your gear, not trying to decide what to use.

What is the agenda?
  • A guide to the style and setting up the lighting and poses;
  • A guide to the makeup, costume, and styling;
  • Fit 1 – Performance art nude;
  • Fit 2 – Performance posing;
  • Fit 3 – Performance in motion.
Who is the model?

Heidi Holland


Exotica – Cirque de Pluton
When: Sunday, 20 September 2015, 1:00pm-5:00pm (4 hours)
Where: The Cool Kids Studio, 565 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn, VIC, 3122
(See map here)
Price: Members – $160.00
Non-Members – $180.00
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Instructors: Mark Hillyer and Brett Dorron
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