I’ve been asked a lot over the last year or so about shooting with bikini models and after several introductory workshops on shooting with models, it’s time for an extra special workshop…
Shooting Bikini Models on Location!! September 26th, 2015 (Rain date is 27th!)
This incredibly limited workshop will take place based out of the Hubbards Yacht Club. We will meet at 9AM for an orientation and depart on a private 36 foot yacht at 9:45am.
Depending on the weather we will sail or motor around St. Margaret’s Bay where we will discuss lighting and posing techniques and spend much of the day photographing with two of the top bikini models in the region.
We will discuss and practice using small lights (speedlights/strobes) to overpower the sun, reflectors and diffusers and when to use them, ND filters, CPol filters and more. We will discuss as a group using the location to your advantage, finding light as well as working with your model and posing.
This is an exclusive opportunity to work with fantastic models in a unique environment. Workshops like this are routinely thousands of dollars in exotic southern locations. Nova Scotia may not be the Carribean but we have some stunning scenery and locations here as well and I believe we can achieve similar results without the expensive flights, passports and hassle. Hopefully Mother Nature will work with us and we will be treated to a glorious sunset after which we will wrap up back at the dock in Hubbards.
Some samples of my previous work with both Christie and Brittany are included in the gallery below.
To register and pay your registration follow this link to pay securely with PayPal, even if you don’t have a PayPal account!
The cost of the workshop is $299 + 15% HST for a total of $343.85.
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Your ModelsChristie Long
Christie long is an internationally published glamour/fitness model and personal trainer from Antigonish, Nova Scotia with a 6 year bachelor of education degree.
Christie grew up playing many different sports with her favourite being dance. Having travelled to California at a young age to dance at Disney land with the Scotian Highland Dancers, Christie got used to being in the spotlight and missed the stage. She decided to go on and compete in bodybuilding competitions. Christie placed top 6 in her first 3 shows and placed first and overall in 2013 in the bikini medium class in Halifax. Christie had her first photoshoot done before this show and absolutely loved modelling, even more than competing.
Wanting to get more experience in front of the camera, Christie got involved with the paradise challenge event hosted by the black tape project in 2014 in Jamaica. It was a great way to network with top photographers and models around the world and a great way to add variety to her portfolio.
In 2015 Christie continues to model every other weekend with some top photographers around Nova Scotia. Follow Christie on Instagram @christieannefit and Facebook at Facebook.com/christieannelong
Brittany Webber was born and raised in Nova Scotia. She has been modeling for the past six years, and has worked with photographers across Canada. She has lots of experience in print work and runway. She has appeared in tv shows, music videos, magazines, newspapers, posters, and numerous forms of electronic media. Follow Brittany on Instagram @brittanyrwebber
Your Host/InstructorMike McCarthy
Mike is an internationally published photographer who specializes in both Motorsports and Glamour photography. Mike is the staff photographer for the Maritime Pro Stock Tour, the premier stock car racing series in Eastern Canada. Over the last two years Mike has published the MPST calendar featuring top cars from the series featuring some of the finest models Atlantic Canada has to offer, including both Christie and Brittany.
Mike has been published at Maxim US online, Andivero Magazine, Vanquish Magazine and most recently Vanquish Automotive plus newspapers and motorsports publications across Canada, the Northeastern US and Europe.
Mike has been teaching specialty photography workshops for over 5 years and is one of the chair members of Photo Workshops East, having helped organize, host and present at the single largest annual photo workshop weekend in Atlantic Canada.