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  • Maison des Rêves Coumeilho 34390 Premian FRANCE (map)

Nude Photography Workshop with Renée Jacobs

This highly personalized nudes photography workshop with Renée Jacobs will focus on developing your skills photographing the female nude and is timed to run immediately following the opening of the Arles Photo Festival.

Why take a nudes photography workshop from Renée Jacobs?

Learn how to see women from a woman and how to work with models by listening to their desires and fantasies.

Why are we different?

There are many, many nudes photo workshops out there. What distinguishes us is our core belief that women are not objects, nor de-sexualized headless bodyscapes. Women are flesh, blood, passion, sensuality and power. Every woman we've ever photographed has a profound world view and our duty as photographers is to reveal that and enhance it, not to hide it or dismiss it. 

Women are flesh, blood, passion, sensuality and power

Women are flesh, blood, passion, sensuality and power

Why is this nudes photography workshop unique?

Many nudes photo workshops resemble assembly line cattle calls. Photographers shooting over each other trying to flag a model's attention is no way to get a beautiful photograph. Renée believes in the intense connection between model and photographer, so she keeps her workshops small. Each photographer has quality time with Renée and the models.

Each photographer has quality time with Renée Jacobs and the models.

Each photographer has quality time with Renée Jacobs and the models.

These intimate nude photo workshops are limited to 3 students so you will receive the highest caliber of instruction without struggling to work around other students or fighting for limited model time. You will begin with a portfolio review and then receive individualized instruction and feedback to monitor your progress. Expect to receive meaningful instruction on everything from effectively collaborating with a nude model(s) to composition and lighting in exquisite indoor and exterior environments. 

Maison des Rêves is a photographer's dream, located in a small typical French hamlet - stone walls, exposed beams, unobstructed mountain views, en-suite bedrooms and a private backyard with heated swimming pool.  Each student can have a private bedroom with bathroom.  Expect to receive extended one-on-one shooting time with some of Renée's favorite hand-picked models.

What is so special about Maison des Rêves?

Our house is a magnificent location in a truly authentic French village. We are right on a river, walking distance to a waterfall, surrounded by soaring mountains, rushing rivers and gorgeous gorges! We've hand-picked locations to maximize your experience. You'll drink magnificent wine and share the ambiance of our house in the heated pool at night under the stars. Shoot in wrought iron canopy beds and wake up to the sounds of the river.

I made some incredible fine art nude images in France with world-famous photographer Renée Jacobs. She’s an amazing teacher, with great talent, connections, access to stunning locations...I can not recommend it enough.
— R.S.

Check out this behind-the-scenes video our Nude Photography Workshop in Tuscany with Renée Jacobs

Additional Information:  Travel to and from the workshop location is not included.  Students are welcome to arrive the evening of July 10th (after 18h00) and depart the morning of July 15 (before 10h00).  Meals will not be provided on these days.   Meals will be provided during the four workshop days (July 11-14).  

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