This will be an all-day seminar on photographing the male nude in the studio. We will start the day discussing the male nude in the history of photography, looking at examples from Muybridge to Mapplethorpe. We will discuss the unique challenges and opportunities of working with a male model. Lighting, posing, and working with props will be discussed, as well as solo and multiple model shoots. Please bring ideas and questions to share, a sketchbook to record poses, and images that inspire (does not have to be photographs). Plans are to have two models available. All camera formats are welcome. For those interested/able, a follow-up session will be scheduled to have a chance to share work created during the workshop. Tuition is $200 plus a $100 fee for the models.

There will be a break for lunch (there is a very good little sandwich shop at the end of the block, or Franklyn’s Restaurant/Cafe is a few blocks down the street).

Instructor bio:

Scott Davis is an internationally recognized platinum printer and published author on the subject of platinum/palladium printing. He has been practicing the craft of fine art photography for over 16 years, with extensive experience in silver based and alternative photographic processes. He received formal training at Maryland Institute College of Art. His influences run from F. Holland Day to John Dugdale, Stephen John Phillips to Robert Mapplethorpe. His work has been exhibited nationally and locally, and published in magazines including Metropolitan Home and the online journal Creative Image Maker (

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