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 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 […]

Figuratively Speaking – When Light Meets Dark – with Shasta Wonder

When: Sat 19th Nov 2016, 2pm-6pm. Where: Kensington (Melbourne) Price: $280 (See member discounts). Suitable for: Intermediate to Advanced Instructors: Brett Dorron. Wow! Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to shoot with travelling New York based Rwandan fashion art nude model Shasta Wonder. Only in Melbourne for five days and Aus Photo Academy has booked Shasta for Saturday 19th […]

Figuratively Speaking – When Art Nude and Fashion Collide – with Fredau

When: Sat 12th Nov 2016, 1pm-4pm. Where: Kensington (Melbourne) Price: $220 (See member discounts). Suitable for: Intermediate to Advanced Instructors: Brett Dorron. Please join Brett and our extraordinary US based Dutch fashion art nude model Fredau at Lightdrop Studios on Saturday 12th November in Kensington, Melbourne, for this beautiful one-off fashion/art-nude workshop. With an exquisite mixture of natural light and […]

Pole Dance – A Photographic Portfolio Builder Workshop

When: Sat 9th July 2016, 12pm-4pm. Where: Luminosity Studio Box Hill. Price: $210 (See member discounts). Suitable for: Intermediate. Instructors: Brett Dorron. Please join us for this incredible opportunity to shoot with two amazing pole dance artists in a high-end professionally controlled studio environment. Joining me on the big cyc at Luminosity Studio are local pole dance celebrities, Heidi […]

Desert Nudes – Figures in the Landscape

  When: 5 Mar 2016, Sat 1pm-7pm. Where: The Big Drift (Wilsons Prom) Price: $450 (See member discounts) Suitable for: Intermediate to Advanced. Instructors: Brett Dorron Join us and our two models on a short hike to the Big Drift (Sand Drift) at Wilsons Promontory National Park. Like a hidden desert emerging from the surrounding bushland, the Big Drift […]

Milk and Kisses – Naiads in the Mist workshop with Sylph Sia

5442xxxxxxxxx When: 3 Apr 2016, Sun 1pm-4pm. Where: Luminosity Studio Price: Photographer $190 Observer/Assistant $90 Suitable for: Intermediate to Advanced. Instructors: Brett Dorron This is your chance to indulge in all things feminine and shoot with an extraordinary model in milk and water. With options to attend as a shooter, or as an observer and assistant, this workshop […]

Back to Nature – Nude Amongst the Gum Trees with Nicole Vaunt

When: 17 Apr 2016, Sun 11am-5pm. Where: Dandenong Ranges (TBA) Price: $300 (See member discounts) Suitable for: Intermediate to Advanced. Instructors: Brett Dorron Do we have something special for you this time! The incredible Nicole Vaunt (Philadelphia, USA) is tripping down-under this April and we’re offering a six hour workshop with a truly world class art nude model in the […]

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 / Mark Hillyer. 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, […]

CreativeArts Guide to Art Nude Photography

When: Regular event Where: Hawthorn Price: $20 (See below) Suitable for: All levels Instructor: Mark Hillyer Also runs: Monthly Learn about the history, the styles, and the aesthetics of Nude art and photography, as well as what makes a great image. We run these sessions once a month. Continue reading to see the CreativeArts Guide to […]

Photo Critiques – Free Event!

When: Regular event Where: Hawthorn Price: Members FREE Suitable for: All levels Also runs: Runs twice monthly. Do you want constructive feedback about your images? Do you want to share your work with others? Join us at this FREE (for members) informal get-together for an interesting and informative session that can only help you to […]

Light-Fantastique! Available Light Portrait Photowalks – Free Event!

Next Walk: 7 Nov 2015, Sat 1pm-3.30pm Where: Hawthorn Price: Members – FREE Suitable for: All levels Instructor: Brett Dorron Also runs: Regular event. See available dates. This event is Free for members. Join for Free – Attend for Free. Join Brett and Mark on one of our very informative photowalks through the streets, arcades and back alleys of […]

Getting Started – Introductory Photography Course

This is our 8 week Getting Started Course consisting of 6 introductory level classes covering camera features and functions, exposure and metering, composition and visual language, low light and night time photography, digital workflow and post-processing, plus some free photowalk and critique options thrown in. All in all, it is a fantastic starter course that […]

Turbocharge Your Photography (1-on-1 Workshops)

When: Negotiable (3 – 6 hours) Where: Hawthorn, or we can travel to you Suitable for: Intermediate to Advanced Instructor: Brett Dorron Price: See below These are intensive, custom designed half-day and full-day one-on-one workshops designed to break new ground and propel individuals to the next level.

Getting Started (101) – Understanding Your DSLR

When: 3 Sept 2015, Thu 7pm-9.30pm Where: Hawthorn Price: $59.95 (See member discounts) Suitable for: Beginner Instructor: Brett Dorron Also runs: Periodically Today’s DSLR and Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras (MILC) offer vast photographic opportunities for those that know how to use them and who understand the basics of light. Learn about your DSLR from one of the best teachers […]

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

When: 7 Feb 2016, Sat 1pm-5pm Where: Hawthorn Price: $190 (See member discounts) Suitable for: Beginner to Intermediate Instructor: Brett Dorron and Mark Hillyer Please join Brett Dorron at this exclusive art nude photography workshop which sees Brett openly share a number of his most valuable and intimate approaches to photographing and working with nude figures in and out […]

Getting Started (102) – Understanding Exposure – Taking it to the Next Level

When: 10 Sept 2015, Thu 7pm-9.30pm Where: Hawthorn Price: $59.95 (See member discounts) Suitable for: Beginner Instructor: Brett Dorron Also runs: Periodically To take a photograph is to record the light in front of you with your camera and recording this light is called an exposure. Now there are good and bad exposures and getting the best exposure is crucial […]

Hollywood Portraits

When: 13 Sep 2015, Sun 1pm-4pm Where: Hawthorn Price: $80-$90 (See member discounts) Suitable for: Beginner to Intermediate Instructor: Mark Hillyer and Brett Dorron Hollywood movie stars of the 1930s, 1940s, and even the 1950s are best known from their dramatically-lit, black-and-white glamour portraits – apart from their movies, of course. This was a style known […]

Getting Started (103) – Composition – Making Sense of Visual Language

When: 17 Sept 2015, Thu 7pm-9.30pm Where: Hawthorn Price: $59.95 (See member discounts) Suitable for: Beginner Instructor: Brett Dorron Also runs: Periodically Composition, leading lines, framing, rule of thirds and golden mean. What do they all mean? This tutorial dives right into what makes one image work and another disappoint. When do you move closer […]

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 “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, […]

Retro Pinups – The Vintage Glam Workshop

When: 26 Sep 2015, Sat 1pm-4pm Where: Hawthorn Price: $120 (See member discounts) Suitable for: Intermediate Instructor: Brett Dorron and Mark Hillyer From the Vargas girls and Betty Grable to Bettie Page, Marilyn Monroe and Dita Von Teese, the early to mid 20th century pinups are considered by many to have played a positive role in the post-Victorian rejection of bodily […]

Portraits! – Maternity Portraiture

When: 27 Sep 2015, Sun 1pm-4pm Where: Hawthorn Price: $90 (See member discounts) Suitable for: Beginner to Intermediate Instructor: Mark Hillyer and Brett Dorron The second of our portrait series is something special. The lovely photographer and model Lisette is currently 8 months pregnant (and counting) and will be joining us on Sunday for this extra-special […]

Getting Started (201) – Intro to Post-Processing Workflows

When: 1 Oct 2015, Thu 7pm-9.30pm Where: Hawthorn Price: $59.95 (See member discounts) Suitable for: Beginner Instructor: Brett Dorron Also runs: Periodically What are your best options once you’ve captured your images? We discuss different digital workflows and walk you through the various Mac and PC options for transferring, cataloging, editing and storing your digital image […]

Getting Started (202) – Night Time and Low Light Photography

When: 8 Oct 2015, Thu 7pm-9.30pm Where: Hawthorn Price: $59.95 (See member discounts) Suitable for: Beginner Instructor: Brett Dorron Also runs: Periodically Shooting in low light and at night time can be daunting and difficult when you’re first starting out, but we’ll help you develop and practice simple techniques that will get you greater success […]

Art Nude Workshop featuring Ivy-Rose Raven

Suitable for: Beginner t0 Intermediate (18+) When: 16 August 2015 (Sun), 1:00pm-4:30pm Where: The Cool Kids Studio, Hawthorn Instructor: Mark Hillyer Price: $220 (See member discounts) Explore the world of dynamic and abstract art nude photography in a Quintessence Art Nude workshop featuring Ivy-Rose Raven.

Getting Started (203) – Kickstart Guide to Studio Photography

When: 15 Oct 2015, Thu 7pm-9.30pm Where: Hawthorn Price: $59.95 (See member discounts) Suitable for: Beginner Instructor: Brett Dorron Also runs: Periodically This is a basic introduction to studio photography with from simple and inexpensive home studio solutions and techniques, through to a look at professional results with top end equipment.

Montsalvat Vintage and Hollywood Glamour – Lighting Masterclass

When: 22nd Oct 2015, Thu 1pm-5pm Where: Montsalvat, Eltham Victoria Price: $295 (See conditions) Suitable for: Intermediate to advanced Instructors: Cam Attree and Brett Dorron Join the Australian Photographic Academy and guest tutor, Cam Attree from Nylon Riot Photography for an afternoon master class in old school Vintage and Hollywood Glamour Lighting on location at the gorgeous Montsalvat […]

Announcing Australian Photographic Academy Photo Competitions

Enter in the Australian Photographic Academy Picture of the Month and Picture of the Year competitions right here. Read below. Picture of the Month winners receive a $40 discount voucher (Drawn monthly) Picture of the Year – 1st place – winner receives a $200 discount voucher (Closes Dec 2015) Picture of the Year – 2nd place – winner receives […]

Promises Promises – The Art of Fashion Nude

Suitable for: Intermediate When: 23 Aug 2015, Sun 12:00-4:00pm Where: The Cool Kids Studio, Hawthorn Instructor: Brett Dorron Price: $190-$220 (See member discounts) We all know that Sex Sells, but how does it work? Why does it sell? What triggers and responses do sexually appealing images in advertising provoke in us all. When did it initiate, how has […]

Art Nude Workshop featuring Avalon Isle

Suitable for: Intermediate to Advanced (18+) When: 19 July 2015 (Sun), 1:00pm-4:30pm Where: The Cool Kids Studio, Hawthorn Instructor: Mark Hillyer Price: $220 (See member discounts) Explore the world of dynamic and abstract art nude photography in a Quintessence Art Nude workshop featuring Avalon Isle.

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