Best of our 2012 Lake Powell Workshops (October 7-13)

We had an AMAZING time at Lake Powell, Utah with our Dynamic Nude Workshops (two seven-day adventures) last fall!I wanted to share some of the photographs that were made during these adventures in the spectacular southwest United States!

Tish and Yucca. Image © Joel Belmont

Sara and the ruins. Image © David Wagner

Gwen and Sara on a sandstone dome. Image © J Hoyle

One of many beautiful sunsets over Lake Powell. © David Wagner

Every night we enjoyed great camaraderie (and smores) around the camp fire. !! Image © Joel Belmont

A view of our camp under the awesome desert sky. Image © Joel Belmont

Image © Joel Belmont

Image © Joel Belmont

Image © Joel Belmont

Image © Joel Belmont

Taking a refreshing swim in the fabulous lake after an afternoon photography session.

The models enjoyed yoga every morning – and you really can’t find a more serine backdrop. Image © Joel Belmont

A view of one of our magical secluded campsites in the back of a canyon. Image © David Wagner

Image © David Wagner

Image © David Wagner

Image © M Soler-Roig

Image © M Soler-Roig

Image © H Roberts

Image © G Edwards

Image © David Wagner

Image © Joel Belmont

Image © Joel Belmont

Image © M Soler-Roig

Image © Joel Belmont

Image © Joel Belmont

Image © Joel Belmont

Image © M Soler-Roig

If you would like to join us for this amazing adventure – register as soon as you can – as we’re almost sold out for both weeks again this year:

The Dynamic Nude 2011 – a Phenomenal Trip!

We just had the most beautiful, inspiring and productive week-long workshop at Lake Powell.  !!  It was a pleasure teaching with Kim Weston… we rounded out a phenomenal itinerary and excellent instruction that helped take each photographer’s work to the next level – and we’re looking forward to bringing this exiting course to the lake again next year.  Also – we produced an amazing High Definition instructional DVD during the workshop… we’ll let you know as soon as it’s available.  🙂












We will announce the dates for next year’s workshops in December… make sure you are on our mailing list so you don’t miss out.  !!

Smith Fork Canyon Hike at Lake Powell, Utah

Smith Fork is one of my favorite canyons that we visit during our fall Dynamic Nude workshop. Though the slot is not as picturesque as Labyrinth Canyon, Smith Fork has a much greater diversity of locations in the canyon… from the slot, to an amazing grotto with a pool (rain dependent), to towering walls with desert varnish – this is an amazing canyon!


Smith Fork Canyon is probably on of my top two favorite canyons on north Lake Powell.  I’ve probably hiked it at least 10 times, and every time is as amazing as the first.  !!  Adding the nude human form to the phenomenal locations in Smith Fork just make it that much better.

Join us as we venture up Smith Fork Canyon as part of our Dynamic Nude workshop, October 2-8, 2011.  Experience one of the most beautiful places on earth, learn from world-class instructors (Joel Belmont, Bert Pasquale, and Kim Weston), and create your own magical images in these stunning locations!  Register now:

Kim Weston joins us for The Dynamic Nude!

Hot off the wire… Kim Weston will also be joining us as a guest instructor for The Dynamic Nude workshop at Lake Powell! An excellent teacher, talented photographer and meticulous printer, who specializes in photographing the nude.

Kim has been a fine art nude photographer for over 30 years. He is a third-generation member of one of the most important and creative families in photography. He learned his craft assisting his father Cole in the darkroom making gallery prints from his grandfather Edward’s original negatives. Kim also worked for many years as an assistant to his uncle Brett, whose bold, abstract photographs rank as some of the finest examples.

Kim uses an 8×10 Arca Swiss, and also uses a Mamiya 67 that he inherited from his father. His main body of work consists of silver gelatin contact prints made from 6×7, 4×5 and 8×10 negatives. In addition to the 8×10 format he prints in 11×14 and 16×20 sizes. He also prints in Platinum and lately he has added paint to his photographs.


Kim and his wife, Gina, live at Wildcat Hill, the former home of Edward Weston where they specialize in teaching several unique photography workshops throughout the year.

We’ve known Kim and Gina for several years, and are really excited to have them on the trip.  It’s poetic that Kim and Joel will be working together, as Kim’s dad Cole and Joel’s dad Charles also worked together many years ago, in a production at Carmel’s famous Forest Theater in which Cole directed and Charles acted.

If you haven’t registered yet – don’t miss out on this amazing adventure through the grand landscapes of Lake Powell.  7 days, 4 models, 3 instructors, and endless stunning locations.  Register today!