Wild Cat Nude Photography Workshop

Left to Right: Photos by Ed Weston, Kim Weston, Christa Meola

Kim Weston and I will be co-leading a Nude Photography Workshop together at Wildcat!  My mission is to expose portrait photographers to the Weston legacy, fine art photography, and photographing the nude female form… as well as having a hell of a good time! Photographing nudes all weekend on the Weston estate, steeped in history and tradition is a unique opportunity for any photographer.  Plus the fireside chats are not to be missed!  Needless to say, I’m so excited for this event.  Limited to 9 photographers.

Wildcat Nude Photography Workshop
with Kim Weston & Christa Meola
Wildcat Hill, Big Sur, CA
May 3rd – 5th

The following pictures all created at Wildcat Hill by Christa Meola

Tradition at Wildcat
This special Wildcat Nude offers a unique opportunity for students to explore nude photography alongside Kim Weston and Christa Meola. Participate in a three day discussion about shooting for both the fine art market and private commissions while learning about the Weston family’s historic contributions to fine art photography.

Two Photographers, Two Approaches
Kim Weston and Christa Meola.

Two Full Evenings of Discussion
Meet and greet on Friday evening (5 – 7pm) at Wildcat Hill will include an introduction to Christa and Kim’s work and the Weston legacy.  On Saturday, guests will enjoy a family-style dinner in the Weston home and a fireside discussion of photography as well as a Q&A.

Two Full Days Photographing Models
Participants will get the opportunity to photograph the nude figure for 2 consecutive days. This allows plenty of time to get comfortable working with the figure models and gives you the opportunity to photograph what you might have missed on the first day.

Topics Covered
We will focus mainly on how to approach and work with models, composition, lighting, telling a story with your photographs, preconceived ideas and more…

We will have 3 models present and the class size is kept small (only 9 participants), so we have an excellent model to student ratio and exceptional student to teacher ratio. Working in this way we have a maximum of time, space and privacy. If time permits one-on-one time with models may be arranged.

Locations & Lighting
We will be shooting in multiple locations on the premises. The Weston estate offers several areas indoors and outdoors, including Kim’s private studio. All set-ups will be natural light.

What to bring
Participants are encouraged to bring a portfolio of their work for viewing. 5 to 7 finished prints or images presented for easy viewing. Laptop – For those participants that are interested we like to view the work from Saturday on Sunday morning so please bring a jump drive.

All Levels Welcome
This workshop is open to all levels of experience and any size camera, film or digital is great. Students should bring their own film and equipment and know how to operate their cameras.

Workshop Schedule and Fee
Friday 5 – 7pm
Saturday 10a – 9pm with 2 hr break
Sunday 10a – 5pm
$1195 per person
Lodging and model gratuity not included.

To Register
To book your seat click the button below, or contact me christa @christameola.com if you have Q’s.
Only 9 spots available, so grab your’s now.

See you there!