Bright Lights and Hot Rods – Fashion Nude and Light Painting with Denisa Strakova

When: Sat 26th Nov 2016, 4pm-10pm
Where: Lalor (Melbourne)
Price: From $200-$380 (See below)
Suitable for: Intermediate to Advanced
Instructors: Brett Dorron, Dee & Bill Holmer
Denisa Strakova © Brett Dorron
Denisa Strakova © Brett Dorron

We are incredibly proud and excited to be offering you this opportunity to explore and contrast the soft flowing textures of fashion and sensuous curves of a art nude amidst the unique mise en scène of one of Melbourne’s proudest auto garages. Think vintage and classic autos, gangsta, Hollywood, Le Mans, antique, retro, period, mechanical and industrial. There is scope for all in this garage.

Brett and Aus Photo Academy are proudly teaming up with Bill and Dee (Deanne) Holmer of Melbourne Light Painting Workshops to present this very unique workshop event. With our extraordinary Czech supermodel Denisa Strakova, back in Melbourne to follow up her incredibly successful summer tour earlier in 2016, where she booked out multitudes of shoots and workshops and had photographers follow her from state to state to shoot with her again. Those who have worked with Denisa know how amazingly beautiful, talented and professional she is. Just a few moments with her will have you mesmerised, as Denisa truly is – poetry in motion.

Denisa Strakova
Denisa Strakova

The mission for this workshop: “To exploit and capture the strength, beauty and sensuality of the human form, the textures and meanings of fashion and the petrol pumping masculinity and sexuality of amazing muscle and vintage cars in a mechanical workshop.”

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  • Workshop: Bright Lights and Hot Rods – Fashion Nude and Light Painting with Denisa Strakova
  • Presenters: Brett Dorron, Bill and Dee Holmer
  • When: Saturday 26th November 2016, 4.00pm – 10.00pm (6 hours)
  • Where: DomJohn Automotive, 372 Station St, Lalor Victoria 3075
  • Fitness: No special requirements.
  • Price: This is a six hour location workshop that is split into two parts, leaving you with 3 possible attendance options.
    • Option 1: $200* (the 1st or afternoon session) will be Fashion Nude and Art Nude themes hosted by Brett Dorron from 4.00pm-6.45pm.
    • Option 2: $200* (the 2nd or evening session) will be Light Painting and the Art Nude hosted by Dee and Bill Holmer from 7.15pm-10.00pm.
    • Option 3: $380* (both 1st and 2nd sessions) Fashion/Art Nude & Light Painting sessions (includes light BBQ and drinks) 4.00pm-10.00pm. *(No refunds after 23rd November)
  • What to bring: Camera, wide to telephoto lenses, batteries, memory cards, tripod, a small hand torch and yourself.
  • Food and beverage: BBQ and soft drinks provided.


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Topics covered include:

* Controlling light in a daylight studio.

* Mixing and balancing available light and flash.

* A great range of simple, affordable and very effective light painting tools and techniques.

* Communicating, posing and directing your model and your team. With four hours and such an experienced model, you’ll have lots of opportunity to practice and grow your confidence working with a model in this workshop.

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Photowalk: Mastering Natural Light Portraiture – Light-Fantastique Brunswick – 22 Jan 2017

$ 30.00

When: Sun 22nd Jan 2017, 2pm-5pm
Where: Brunswick (Melbourne Vic)
Price: $30 (See member discounts)
Suitable for: Beginner to Intermediate
Instructors: Brett Dorron.

Join me for one of my hugely successful photowalks through the streets, arcades and back alleys of the beautiful, historic and multicultural Brunswick. The focus will be light. Available and ambient light, specifically, and primarily in regard to portraiture. Flash and strobes are banned (if caught you will be egged and sent home in disgrace). Learn how to see, use and understand the light that is naturally and abundantly available to us all in our everyday urban environments.

What is natural or available light? Where does it come from? What do you look for and how do you see it? What affects it and how is it influenced? We’ll look at the effects of natural and man-made structures. Directional verses diffuse. Harsh verses soft.

See details below.



© Brett Dorron 2002-2015
© Brett Dorron 2002-2015

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