Artistic Figure Lighting Workshop, 7/1/12
D. M. Gremlin Studios Artistic Figure Lighting Photography Workshop
July 1, 2012
Instructor: D. M. Gremlin Studios owner Wendy Levin (Model Mayhem #145090)
Models: Rusty Shackelford and Katz Pajamas
This workshop was the follow-up to my first Artistic Figure Lighting Workshop in December of 2011.
Regardless of whether the presentation focuses on figure study or eroticism, almost all workshops include only female models. I elected to make the rather unorthodox choice of including a male nude model in this workshop, according equal weight to the artistic male figure study, alongside the enduring beauty of the female form.
My intention was to offer a respectful and comfortable artistic environment for photographers to approach the topic of the male figure nude. In working with Rusty and Kat, a married couple, both of whom are phenomenally accomplished art models, we had the opportunity not only to shoot wonderful studies with each of them solo, but some beautiful and sensual couples sets.
This event brought together male and female photographers, male and female models, and even one participating photographer who shot solely on an 8x10 large format film camera right alongside the digital cameras. I am very pleased and proud with the artistic range accomplished within this workshop!