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Category Archives: Future Workshop Ideas

Figuratively Speaking – Flour and Movement with Mieka Muse

When: Sun 30th Sept 2018, 11am-3pm. Where: Thomastown (Melbourne) Price: $180 per person Suitable for: Intermediate to Advanced Instructors: Brett Dorron. Put aside your Grand Final hangovers and come shoot some fun, flour and movement with Mieka Muse. In this four hour workshop at Legend Studio in Thomastown, we will start out shooting movement with […]

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 […]

Figuratively Speaking – The fine art of the nude with Flora and Fauna

When: Sun 4th Sept 2016, 12pm-4pm. Where: Luminosity Studio Box Hill. Price: $TBA (See member discounts). Suitable for: TBA. Instructors: Brett Dorron. We’ve booked international model Flora and Fauna for Sunday 4th September in Melbourne and will be announcing details very soon.          

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. 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, […]

Natural Forms – An Art Nude in Landscape Workshop

When: 18 Oct 2015, Sun 1pm-5pm Where: TBA – About 100km north-west of Melbourne Price: $180 (See member discounts) Suitable for: Intermediate to Advanced (18+) “The first time I added the art nude to my landscape photography it was as if I had added a soul, they took on a life and became much more […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

The Abstract Figure – A Multi-day Art Nude Master Class

Suitable for: Intermediate to Advanced (18+) When: 9, 14 and 19 July 2015 Where: The Cool Kids Studio, Hawthorn Instructor: Brett Dorron and Mark Hillyer Price: $449 (See member discounts) Also runs: First time run This is a multi-session Art Nude Master Class for the more advanced photographers wanting to challenge their skills and push their boundaries. Spread across two intensive […]

Burlesque Nude Workshop – June 21 (Sun)

Burlesque, a bit of striptease, and circus straps: The makings of an exciting and unique workshop with the dynamic Canadian performer, Regina Dentata. We’ll show you how to work in this very dynamic environment with an energetic performer. As in many of Mark’s Quintessence workshops, it is more about catching the moment than photographing static poses.

May 24 (Sun) – Art Nude Workshop featuring Cheyanne

NOW SOLD OUT Aus Photo Academy is proudly combining with Mark Hillyer to host this Art Nude Photography Workshop at Cool Kids Studio in Hawthorn. Why a Quintessence Art Nude Workshop? Our emphasis is on the human connection between photographer and model We offer the opportunity to work with experienced, talented, and dynamic models We provide 2 hours […]

Shooting Tethered – Lingerie in Studio

Suitable for: Intermediate When: 12 July 2015, Sun 1.00pm-4.00pm Where: The Cool Kids Studio, Hawthorn Instructor: Brett Dorron and Mark Hillyer Price: $150.00 (See member discounts) Also runs: One time only Come explore the wonderful world of Tethered Shooting with us as we create scenarios that are best solved by shooting tethered. We’ll mount the camera at ceiling height above the […]

June 7 (Sun) – Promises Promises – The Art of Fashion Nude

We’ve all heard that Sex Sells, but how, and why does it work? What triggers and responses do sexually appealing images in advertising provoke in us all. When did it come to bear, how has it changed throughout history, and why is it so ubiquitous in modern societies?   Come explore the subject of sex […]

April 26 (Sun) – Figuratively Speaking – The Fine Art of the Nude – with Kylie Alexandra De Costa

Please join Brett Dorron and Kylie Alexandra De Costa at this exclusive art nude photography workshop which sees Brett Dorron openly share a number of his most valuable and intimate approaches to photographing and working with nude figures in and out of the studio. Learn how to light, pose and communicate with your models. How to put them […]

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