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photography workshop is an excellent opportunity
to shoot great photos of lovely young models in the kind of sexy poses
that you'd see in some of the best magazines. Our workshop is
to serious photographers of all skill levels, including amateurs and
full- and part-time professionals. Most of our attendees are advanced
amateurs. Our workshop format is informal - you
which models you wish to shoot and how much time you want to spend with
In the past we've have guest instructors demonstrate their lighting and
posing techniques. Our most recent mentor is Stephen Eastwood, beauty
and fashion photographer, Canon Explorer of Light, and Model Mayhem
moderator. We've also had award-winning Master Photographer Keith
a portrait studio in Spring Lake, NJ - he has instructed at 40 of our
Steve Sint from Popular Photography magazine has also been a guest
instructor. We currently have Digital Willy,
who specializes in high-key pinup lighting in our cyc room - he has
been to close to 200 of our workshops.
Photographers can choose to work with the instructor, when available,
on their own.
Go to our FAQ page
for information about our current instructors and staff members.
two workshops a month - both are usually at our studio in Metuchen, NJ.
Sometimes we have other locations available to us in NJ, CT, NY, or PA.
I've been running the
since 1991 and have had over 325 workshops so far. In August, 2003,
ran an 8-day photo cruise that started in South Beach, Florida, then we
flew to Panama and took a cruise through the
San Blas Islands, Central
America. Playboy/Penthouse photographer Paul Miller
was with us as our guest instructor. Click
for some photos of that trip.
had workshops at a variety of locations. In August, 2003,
I moved into my own photography studio
in Metuchen, NJ. It took my former partner Ron and me more that a year
a studio that had everything we wanted. In September, 2005, we expanded
the studio and doubled the shooting space. The studio now has three
including one with window light, which was very important to me.
Our newest shooting room
is our largest, about 22'x35' with a 16' ceiling and a white cyc wall.
There is also an area with black walls and floor; another area with a
yellow wall and black and white checked linoleum; and another area with
a red wall. The studio is also available for rental by
the day or half-day at reasonable rates. Click
rental info and photos of the studio.
2002 we started doing
in southern Connecticut and had 10 workshops at a private estate in
Southport. The property is totally private and had
great indoor and outdoor shooting areas, making it usable year-round.
of the shooting areas include a beautiful flower and vegetable garden,
a patio, and an indoor pool and jacuzzi. The living room and dining
have good available light. Our last workshop at this location was in
July, 2005. Click
here for photos of this location.
is a beautiful
private estate in Westport, CT, that we've used 3 times between June,
2004, and May, 2005. It has 2 acres of property with 10,000
sq ft of living area. It also has a great stone pool with waterfall,
gardens, tennis court, Jacuzzi, glass shower, sauna, bedrooms, living
room with spiral staircase, grand piano, fireplaces, workout room and
more. It has an indoor, below ground racquetball court that we would
turn into a studio shooting area. It also has an outdoor deck on the
second floor with barbecue grill that we use for cooking a barbecue at
the workshop. Click here for
photos of this location. We hope to use this location again in the
Party House: We've used this location in Westchester County, NY, 8
times between August, 2005, and May, 2007, and is just over the border
CT. This 20-room house is
located on 6 acres of fully secluded woodland near Pound Ridge, NY. It
has a large indoor atrium pool and a large
outdoor pool. It also has 2 saunas and a Jacuzzi, a weight room with
boxing bag, a music room with guitars and piano, and a party room with
a dancers stage and pole. Some of the other features include showers
water falls and multiple jets, an electric blue bathroom, master
bedroom with Jacuzzi and scenic wall painting. Outside it has luscious
gardens and walks, and a disco dance floor and huge bar. The house also
has a long glass wall hall and a circular 2-story glass walled
stairway. This house has been used for music videos and Playboy
parties. Click here
in Wilton, Weston,
East Norwalk, CT,
and in Rye, NY. All
of these locations
are luxurious private homes.
Hollow Studio: Another one of our favorite locations is Frog
Studio, about 12 miles NW of Philadelphia. We've had 5 workshops at
location between August, 2004, and July, 2006. The
location is a 5.5 acre
with a photo studio and outdoor shooting areas. The air-conditioned
studio was designed by the owner and built by Amish and Mennonite
workers in the style of a Pennsylvania barn. The studio has a 30x40'
shooting area with a 30' cyc wall and 16' high ceiling. It also has an
overhanging loft and spiral stairway. The owner's house was built in
1767 of native fieldstone. The property has no public road
frontage and is surrounded by trees and has a 100' pond. Click here for
photos of this location. We would like to have more workshops at this
location in the future.
Milford, NJ: In early 2003 we started using a bed
breakfast in West Milford, NJ, for our workshops. This was a beautiful
bedroom inn located in rural northern New Jersey on a 450 acre estate
with a 55 acre lake. We had the entire inn to ourselves
and could shoot in any of the rooms and outdoor locations. We were able
location year-round and we even had a three-day workshop there. We had
11 workshops at this location between May, 2003, and November, 2006. Click here for
photos taken at this location. Unfortunately, this location is no
longer a bed and breakfast.
years we have also used a
in PA and a model's home in North Plainfield, NJ. Some of the other
locations in New Jersey that
we've used in the past include a large commercial photo studio in
that we've used 7 times, a studio in Clark that we used 5 times, and
studio in Garfield that we used once. We've also had workshops at
home in Stockholm, the Birch Hill Entertainment Center in Old Bridge,
an empty warehouse in Cranford, and had three workshops at a farm in
Pennsylvania that we've
used is a photo studio near Reading that has both indoor and
shooting areas. We were there twice. We've also used a bowling alley in
the Poconos, a former turkey farm in Kunkletown and we had a couple of
two-day workshops at my friend's 41-acre estate near Scranton.
(1991) we held the workshops
a studio I had in Roselle Park, NJ. Our most popular location was a
4-acre private estate in Howell, NJ, where we've had 79 workshops from
1991, to December, 1999. We've also had 24 workshops on the beach at
Hook, a National Park in NJ.
past few years we've had workshops at homes in Wall, Manalapan, and
Sparta, NJ. We are always
looking for additional locations
to hold our workshop - if you know of any, please contact us.
easy to get
great shots when you're working
with great models. Most of our models are freelancers, often college
or recent grads, generally ranging in age from 18 to about 29. Most of
do nudes, mostly artistic or Playboy-style nudes, while
others are a bit more erotic. We also use
models who only do topless, lingerie
or bikini. Models are hired based on their good looks
and modeling skills, cooperative disposition and reliability. Most of
models have that “girl next door” look, while others are more exotic.
you are a model who is interested in modeling at our workshop, or if
know someone who might be interested click
more info. (We are only looking for female models, age
Probably our most high-profile model that we've had at the workshop was
Pennywell, a contestant on America's Next Top Model. She was at our
February 22, 2009, workshop, and was on the recent cycle of the
ANTP, which ended in November, 2008.
models in the past, Tracy
was featured in the August 1997 issue of Playboy Magazine. She had a
page photo in a pictorial called “Biker Babes”. Her photo was shot by
Fegley on location at a biker bar in Chicago. Tracy did a four-day
promotion at the big biker convention in South Dakota just before she
our September '97 workshop. Tracy has been one of the most popular
have had and has done 13 of our workshops. Tracy is listed as number 11
in the "Sexiest Woman
one of our
Kole, was in Playboy's Sexy Celebrities and was in the August 2001
issue of Playboy as part of a 6 page layout called the "Girls of Bada
She was also in the November 2001 Celebrity Sleuth Magazine, and has
on the Sopranos, Saturday Night Live, Third Watch, and The View, and
appeared in 3 independent films. She also had a national Crown Royal ad
in summer 2001. Kelly has done 3 of our workshops and went with us on
Panama Cruise. Another high-profile model who went with us to Panama is
Playboy model and April, 1994, Penthouse Pet Andrea
models ever to do the
was Playboy model and actress Laurie
Wallace, "The Hottest Playboy Model On The Net". Laurie was in
the July 2002 issue of Playboy and has been on the cover (12/01) and
7 issues of Playboy's Book of Lingerie, on the cover (6/01) and inside
3 issues of Playboy's Girlfriends, and has been featured on Playboy TV.
She has also been featured in Fox,
High Society, Club, Leg Show, and other adult magazines. On her web
site she lists 21 adult films that she has done. She has also been
on many TV shows (including Howard Stern's show on "E!"), has been
in many magazines (including Maxim), has done many TV commercials
the Super Bowl commercial for HotJobs.com), and has done numerous print
ads and catalogs.
our former workshop
O'Dassey, was featured in the April, 2006, issue of
Playboy as the Employee of the Month. Seregon is also a two-time Maxim
Magazine Hometown Hottie.
high-profile models that we've had
include adult film star Anita Blue, and
adult film star Charlie
Laine, who is a regular on various Playboy TV shows.
about a 2:1 photographer
ratio and we've had as many as 16 models at a workshop. We
13 models with us on our Panama trip.
sign a limited workshop model
which gives permission to use the photos for self-promotion, display,
and competition. It also allows photographers to use the photos on
own personal web site, but not on a pay site. The limited release does
not allow commercial usage of the workshop photos. A set of model
is now included in the cost of the workshop and is available for
download. For a discussion of model releases and to view a copy of our
workshop model release click
schedule private one-on-one sessions
after each workshop. Here's how the one-on-ones work: Models who wish
participate will be available either before or after the workshop for
minute private sessions. We usually have 6 sessions available after
workshop, plus one or two sessions before the workshop for select
models. Photographers pay $50 - $75 for each 30 minute session and
sign up in advance or at the workshop if the model is still available.
Some models will sign a standard model release for the photos shot
the one-on-one session - but be sure to ask the model in advance and
remember to bring your model releases. The models normally sign a
for the open shooting part of the workshop. Click
photographers come from New Jersey,
New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. However, at last count, some
have come from
as far away as Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas, Mississippi, Michigan, Ohio,
Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, Boston, Buffalo, Rhode Island, New
and even Canada (3 from Toronto and 1 from Calgary). One photographer
South Carolina has been to 17, another from Maryland has been to 13,
from DC has been to 8, and one from Virginia has attended 5 workshops.
A photographer from the Toronto area has attended 6 workshops.
400 photographers who have
attended one of our 165 workshops (as of November 2004), almost 250
been back for more. About 100 have attended 5 or more workshops, and
than 40 have attended 10 or more. At least 15 photographers have
20 or more workshops, including two photographers, one who normally
an hour and 45 minutes each way from northwest New Jersey, has attended
59, and another photographer, who's about 70 years old with a
has attended 83 of our workshops! We must be doing something
Fujifilm has been to more than 20
of our workshops so far. He always brings us free film, door prizes,
other goodies. He has also brought special Fuji cameras for us to try
has given us a demo of the Fuji digital camera and scanner, and Fuji
auto-focus cameras. Ilford
also supported us by supplying film and paper at one of
workshops. We've recently added Red
Paper as a sponsor.
our workshops cost
$175 if you sign up in advance or $200 if you do not pre-register. You
do not have to pay in advance - in fact we prefer that you pay at the
workshop. Just send and email to register. Click
more info or to sign up for our next workshop. Cash at the door is the
preferred method of payment.
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