Quintessence Fashion Nude Master Class with Zalia Fender

  • April 13, 2014 · 1:30 PM
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Image of Zalia Fender by Mark Hillyer

Why a Quintessence Master Class workshop?

* The chance to work with an experienced, talented, and dynamic model

* 3 hours of shooting time

* Only 4 photographers per workshop

* Plenty of interaction and personal instruction

* Earn reward points for discounts on future workshops

* Free follow-up workshop to discuss your images and experience


Price $180 for the afternoon, including GST and booking fee.

Bookings must be made through the Mark Hillyer Photography web site. You can use PayPal.

Go to www.markhillyer.com.au/bookings and select "Workshops".

Please note that a RSVP here only indicates your intention to come to the workshop. Please make sure you make your booking, otherwise we cannot guarantee your place.

What Is This Workshop About?

    Fashion Nude is a style that mixes fashion and nudity with a fashion aesthetic, showing a grace and elegance with a bit of edginess.

    These workshops present experienced models who have demonstrated these qualities in their work.

    This is not a workshop for glamour nude, “sexy” nude, or anything similar.

    We've had some great feedback regarding the workshops and models so far. You can see some of the great photos participants have taken in the galleries here at MeetUp.

Who Is This Workshop For?

    Photographers who are familiar and comfortable with their cameras and would like to explore the art of fine art nude photography. SLR cameras only please.

    Working with an experienced, professional model is the best place to start if you have not tried fine art nude photography – or even if you have some experience.

What Will You Learn?

·  The etiquette of working with a fashion nude model

·  How to work in a studio environment

·  How to direct and interact with the model

·  How to explore poses, angles, framing, perspective

What Is The Style?

    The style will be fashion nude with an emphasis on working with poise, elegance, body shapes, light, shadow, and dynamics.

    This will be an interactive workshop, so don’t expect to come along and just have the model pose for you – you need to work hard, too.

Who Is The Model?

    The model for this workshop is the fabulous Zalia Fender. Zalia is a gorgeous and highly experienced fashion and fashion nude model who has most recently been working in Europe. You can see her portfolio at http://www.modelmayhem.com/2756020


    We will be keeping the numbers to a maximum of four photographers (plus the organiser). Any more and we lose focus and cannot provide enough quality time with the model and facilitator. If there is sufficient interest, we can organise a workshop on how to work with a less experienced model, though you cannot beat working with a great model first.

    Models at Quintessence workshops are paid market rates based on their skill and experience and the type of modelling required.

    Note that the workshop fee includes GST. A tax invoice is available on request.


    We have teamed up with Rewardle to offer a rewards scheme where you can earn points towards discounts on future workshops.

Images and Feedback

    As this is a paid model shoot you are not required to provide the model with images. It would be great, however, if you could pick a couple of your best images for the model and possible inclusion on the Quintessence MeetUp pages.

    We regularly organise get-togethers to review and discuss images captured at our workshops.

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  • Pkaye2004

    Hi Mark, a couple of questions being 1st time to attend your workshop. Model release form - do you or should I provide? Lighting - what is provided vs what I should bring? Lenses - your recommendation on focal length ( I have primes and fast zooms). Thx

    March 27, 2014

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