Location: Studio Vickers. Richtergasse 1A/3, 1070 Wien

Time: Saturday 13th May 10:00-18:00

Photographer Level: Any

Requirements: A camera with a hotshoe and a lens between 35-85mm (50mm is perfect)

Language: English
Participants: Minimum 2/Maximum 8

Price: €300 (€250 if booked in April)


Denisa Strakova is a world-class model and a legend in the nude-photography scene and has worked with some of the finest photographers in the world (see below for photos or check out her webpage: http://www.denisastrakova.com/portfolio/art/).

It is a great honour to have her in my studio and I have decided she would be the perfect model for my first workshop on fine-art sculptural nudes.

In this one-day workshop, we will focus on sculptural nudes and go through the classic lighting and poses most often used.

the preliminary plan is as follows:

Saturday 13th May

10:00-10:30 Arrival and refreshments at the studio

Coffee, Tea, and pastries will be available as participants gather at the studio.

10:30-11:00 Introductory chat

A brief introductory chat quickly outlining the basics of studio and nude photography, including:

  • studio flash & camera settings
  • light modifiers & quality of light
  • how to find and work with nude models

11:00-12:00 Sculptural Fine-Art Nudes: Lighting and Poses

  • What are sculptural fine-art nudes?
  • Common lighting schemes & studio setups
  • The common types of fine-art nudes
  • Body-types and standard poses

12:00-12:30 Coffee Break

Snacks will be provided

12:30-13:00 Studio setup and model introduction

We will be focusing purely on poses and so the studio will be setup in a standard fine-art nude setup similar to http://www.colinvickers.com/portfolio-visions

13:00-17:00 Shooting

Each participant will have the chance to work with the models and take photos (it can help to have some example photos of the poses you want stored on your phone/printed out).

17:00-17:30 Recap, questions.

We will quickly go through what we have learned and participants can ask any questions they have.

The studio will be cleaned up.

17:30-21:00 Relaxing at the bar (optional)

After the shoot, you are welcome to join us relaxing at the bar opposite the studio. They have great food and beer.


Please note that if the required number of participants is not met before the 30th April, the workshop will be cancelled and all participants will be informed via email and any payments will be refunded in full.


Full refunds are available up to the 29th April – please inform me via email. After this time, no refunds are available.



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