THOMAS HOLM: The Artful Nude
Orientation Sunday, May 5, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Monday, May 6th – Wednesday, May 8th 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Thursday, May 9th 9:00am – 11:00am (Optional)
Thomas Holm has an extraordinary eye for beauty and will go to the ends of the earth to find the perfect locations to create his art. Bringing his decades of experience as a top commercial photographer in Copenhagen to the task, he creates timeless nudes that speak to his respect and love for women and nature.
In this extraordinary workshop, Holm, will reveal his process, discuss and show his methods and inspirations including psychology on how to make images that the human brain can’t help looking at, images that demand your attention. He will lead his attendees to unique desert locations to make images that will teach them his ideas of composition, lighting, posing and directing models and teach his expert post-production techniques.
Attendees will come away from this class with a refined eye for beauty. Attendees will learn how to create memorable images that demand attention and stand out, as well as gain extensive knowledge of advanced but easy to use lighting techniques, both with natural and studio lights, techniques that can be used anywhere. You will also come away knowing much more about finding and working with nude models and how to find suitable locations.
This workshop is strictly limited to 16 attendees. There will be a ratio of 1 model for each 4 class members and the shooting portion of the class will take place over two + days, with class critiques after each session.
Models*, transportation and delicious boxed lunches are provided for each full day of the class.
Photographers should bring their laptops and be conversant with their hardware and software in order to facilitate downloading and projecting their work for critiques in class. Digital projectors with standard DVI / VGA cables will be provided. If you require any special adapter for your computer for this purpose, please be sure to bring one to class. All Workshop Participants are invited to the Canon/Freestyle Digital Print Center at Korakia on Thursday, May 9th from 11:00am to 6:00pm to have an image of their choice printed out on a Canon Pro 2000 printer, using custom profiles and on their choice of several inkjet papers.
This workshop is limited to 16 attendees.
Thomas Holm, a former advertising and commercial photographer living and working in Copenhagen, Denmark has nearly 100K followers on Instagram. Prior to specializing in beautiful art nudes, he made his living photographing a wide range of subjects for over 20 years. In 2000, beginning to feel “freelance burnout”, he transitioned into being a top-rated color management expert, working for major companies in Denmark and beyond. He also began making his well-known fine art nudes which have become celebrated throughout Europe.
” I like to think I use my camera as a way to allow others to see what I see through my pictures. I’m obsessed with beauty and I’m striving to create pictures which are not only beautiful but are also interesting to view. I can’t help watching how light fall in various environments and especially on the human body. The variety is almost infinite and this is a factor I really like to work with in my pictures. But first and foremost I’m trying to tell a story with my images and infuse emotion.”
*A Note about Model Fees: Models will not be obliged to sign releases for workshop students and photographs made in the context of the workshop may not be published commercially without the express written consent of the model. Photographers can discuss the subject directly with the models and make arrangements of mutual benefit to both, after the conclusion of the workshop program, but the model fee included in your registration fee does not include obtaining releases. There will be four models available for this workshop. Model fees can run between $350 and $2,000 per model in private sessions for nude photography.