Graffiti Nudes – The Body in Abandoned Spaces – with Denisa Strakova

When: 7 Feb 2016, Sun 1pm-5pm.
Where: Secret location. (Melbourne)
Price: $220 (See member discounts)
Suitable for: Intermediate to Advanced.
Instructors: Brett Dorron.
Avalon Isle © Brett Dorron 2016
Avalon Isle © Brett Dorron 2016

Now Sold Out! To start off 2016 with something special, we’re offering you the opportunity to explore the soft sensuous curves of a nude against the harsh interiors of one of Melbourne’s abandoned industrial locations. Think daunting, cold, barren, deserted, decaying, industrial, mechanical and graffitied.

Brett teamed with remarkable Czech Fashion and Art Nude model Denisa Strakova, have chosen a great selection of decaying urban, industrial, and graffitied backdrops and settings at a secret abandoned Melbourne location.  This is the “thinking photographer’s” workshop where we will highly encourage creativity and thought provoking images, over the mundane shoot and burn.

Does this sound like you?

The Mission for this workshop is: “To contrast and explore the beauty, strength and vulnerability of the human form juxtaposed against the dark and dangerous underworld and alienness of Urban Decay.” 

Sign up below. You will get to explore a wide and diverse variety of settings, backdrops in natural and artificial lighting conditions. This is the “thinking photographer’s” workshop.

Modelling at this workshop is the very striking Fashion and Art Nude Model Denisa Strakova from Prague in the Czech Republic.

Denisa Strakova
Denisa Strakova


  • Workshop: Graffiti Nudes – The Body in Abandoned Spaces
  • Presenters: Brett Dorron
  • When: Sunday 7th February 2016, 1.00pm – 5.00pm (4 hours)
  • Where: Location to be disclosed privately upon booking enquiry. Location will be within approximately 10km of CBD and is subject to change without public notice or discussion. See further explanations below.
  • Price: Early bird special – EXPIRED (Pay by Friday 29th January for the $30.00 discount) Normal price – $220.00 (No refunds after 3rd February)
  • What to bring: Camera, selection of your fastest lenses, batteries, memory cards, tripod, sturdy shoes and yourself.


Topics covered include:

Denisa Strakova
Denisa Strakova by Ota Metlicka

* Metering and shooting in low light.

* Identifying and understanding the play of natural light and turning it to your advantage.

* Previsualisation – Learn to see the finished image ‘before’ you trip the shutter. Will this image be mono or colour, contrasty or not, which areas might you burn or dodge? I want you thinking, seeing, analysing each image in your minds-eye before you shoot, not on the LCD afterwards.

* Various location lighting techniques.

Please note: For security and privacy reasons, the location of this workshop will not be publicly disclosed prior to workshop. Only ticket holders will be notified of final location and directions prior to workshop. Location will be within approximately 10-12 km of Melbourne CBD.

Please use the Further Payment Options form below for questions or alternate payment options, or secure your ticket right now with the PayPal button below. I hope to see you there.

Please Book Early to Save

Sorry, this workshop is now Sold Out. Please make sure you’re on the mailing list to be sure you’re notified of the next one.

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You can find more info about Brett here: About Us

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  1. damast56 says:

    will be trying as hard as possible to be in Melbourne for this workshop, just did a workshop in Brisbane with this AMAZING model, just dying to shoot her again….. in your description you mention members discounts, where do I find this, I need to work out cost of airfares etc….
    cheers Marisa L.

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