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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 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, […]

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 […]

Quintessence 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.

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 […]

Quintessence 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 […]

June 13 (Sat) – Getting Started – How to use your DSLR

SOLD OUT Today’s DSLR cameras offer vast photographic opportunities for those that know how to use them, and who understand the basics of light. Learn about your DSLR from two of the best teachers in the business. Brett Dorron and Mark Hillyer have designed a carefully crafted course to maximise your learning and inspire your image making.

Photo Critiques

Suitable for: All levels When: 28 June 2015 (Sun), 10:00am-12:00pm Where: The Cool Kids Studio, Hawthorn Price: Members FREE (non – $20) Also 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 informal get-together for an interesting and informative session […]

Apollo Bay and The Otways – Retreat

Coming soon. Yes, we’re very busy organising a 3 – 5 day art nude retreat in Apollo Bay and The Otways in southern Victoria. It’s still very much in the planning and negotiation stages just yet, but we’re hoping to combine multiple models and separate half or full-day workshops on each of the following topics. We’re also very excited […]

Quintessence Art of the Nude Duet

Suitable for: Intermediate to Advanced (18+) When: 5 July 2015 (Sun), 1:00pm-4:00pm Where: The Cool Kids Studio, Hawthorn Instructor: Mark Hillyer Price: $220 (See member discounts) Also runs: 12 September 2015 Explore the world of the dynamics and interactions between two fabulous female art nude models working together. This is an exclusive intermediate-level Art Nude workshop featuring […]

Quintessence 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) – Quintessence Art Nude Workshop featuring Cheyanne

NOW SOLD OUT Aus Photo Academy is proudly combining with Mark Hillyer and Quintessence Photography Workshops 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 […]

CreativeArts Guide to Art Nude Photography

Suitable for: All levels (18+) When: 5 July 2015 (Sun), 10:00am-12:00pm Where: The Cool Kids Studio, Hawthorn Instructor: Mark Hillyer Price: Members – FREE (non – $20.00) Also runs: 19 July 2015 Learn about the history, the styles, and the aesthetics of Nude art and photography, as well as what makes a great image.

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 […]

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