Patrick Nicholas operates master classes once or twice a year based loosely on his images (like these ones above) in the Belle series. You can see them all on his site photonicholas.com
If you are interested in pursuing a master class in the photo school involving the landscape with nude models please contact Patrick Nicholas specifying ‘Master Class’.
Next masterclass begins 20 September 2019
Topics covered in this photo course:
photography techniques, lighting, both natural and artificial, on location using flash, reflectors, diffusers and simple means such as a hand held torch or flashlight; creating atmosphere using smoke; props and drapery; post production in Photoshop and fine-art printing.
Although this is a predominantly digital photography course, we also use 120 film on this course so if you have a medium format camera this is the time to use it. If not we can lend you the Mamiya and lenses. This workshop is really designed for photographers with some experience and who have the right equipment – that said we can lend a tripod if you want to save weight.
Check out Patrick Nicholas’ website – many images from the Le Belle series (including the images in the slider) have been shot in the landscape around Orvieto.
A masterclass with a model lasts 6 nights:
Time spent on reconnaissance is never wasted is an old military maxim but works well for photography too. We will spend time together scouting locations and getting to know the area while at least a day will be dedicated to reviewing your work and Photoshop/Lightroom manipulation. At the end of the week we shall finish up by doing a fine-art print of your work. We have two full days with a model in the field. We have a day in hand in case you want to do an extra day with a model; the modelling fee for the extra day is €150. We use two models, but not at the same time. Shooting takes place entirely on location in the incomparable Italian landscape in secret places that few people aside from Patrick Nicholas know of. Patrick has been a professional photographer since he graduated in Photographic Arts in 1977 and has lived in Italy for over 30 years so he has a lot of knowledge to impart.
This 60 second video shows some of the locations.
The cost for for one person for the 7 days, 6 nights is €2,175 including accommodation, the modelling fee for 2 days, two dinners, lunch and transport to the locations PLUS one fine art print up to 30x40cm of your best shot on Hahnemuhle paper. Modelling fee for an extra day’s shooting is €150.
Two persons sharing a room €1,650 per person (€3,300). Please specify twin or double beds.
To get the most out of the workshop we do recommend coming a day early so we can start in good time. Extra nights: single in double room €50, double €90 we recommend that you book extra nights when you book your workshop, otherwise it may be that you have to spend a night in a different place.
Deposit €250 per person, Pay Pal, or bankers draft. You may pay the balance on arrival by credit card.
Master class: photo shooting locations.
October 2018 Masterclass in Umbria on Lake Trasimeno
One of our favourite places is in the gorge at Vulci. There is a secret path down to the fast flowing stream so nobody ever disturbs us. Here Patrick and Salim from a previous master class discuss the location for Salim’s definitive shot of the day (below)
We have many photogenic locations ideal for shooting nudes on this professional photo course: secret, fern-lined glades; waterfalls; abandoned Templar churches; hot springs; deserted sandy coasts; rocky bays; many of which feature in the slider at the top.
“As a photographer what this helps you to do is to stop and listen. Patrick’s wonderfully laconic and easy going style are the perfect complement to the landscape. He encourages you to look. No , really look. To stop, to listen not just with your ears but to listen with your eyes…and if you think this is hyperbole think about how lovers pick up every change, every innuendo without a word being said. You begin to see the change in light; to feel the history. It is absorbing and you can’t help but let it impact the pictures you take. – Read more here. Marco Ryan