Live Events


Dance and the Male Figure Photography Workshop with Ballet Dancer Emanuel Tavares

Photo credit: E.E. McCollum

Photo credit: E.E. McCollum

Photographers! It is my honor to host this event with a truly talented individual: Principal Dancer of the Virginia National Ballet Emanuel Tavares! Emanuel, originally from Brazil, has studied classical ballet since the age of 14 and has performed as a dancer internationally. It’s truly a delight to have him posing for this workshop.

This event will take place from 9 am-12 pm on Sunday, September 15th, 2019. This will take place at Studio Arto in Rockville at 110 C Frederick Ave, Rockville MD 20850.

We will have up to 5 shooters tops who will rotate on a lead timer, so: no paparazzi style of shooting (which wouldn’t work for studio strobes anyways).

In the beginning of the event we will go over working with dancers and lighting them, and Emanuel will go over his own personal tips for working with dancers, especially male ballet dancers.

We will be experimenting with really fun lighting setups that you will be able to apply to your own future shoots.

Wardrobe will be minimal, mostly shorts and other items that show the muscle definition of Emanuel. Please bring your own camera that is strobe light compatible, Studio Arto will provide plenty of lights, and there may be a small portion of the workshop outside so please bring a tripod if you’d like for the outdoor shot(s). Tripod is not required, just recommended. Definitely bring a wide enough angle lens to get all of Emanuel into the frame.

Cost: $190 total with a $50 deposit to reserve your attendance to the workshop. The remaining $140 will be due in cash, Venmo, or Cash App only on the day of the event. Please go HERE to pay the non-refundable deposit:


Portrait and Figure Workshop with Amazing Model Lucy Magdalene

Photo credit from left: Steve Lease, Irvington Duvalier, Steve Lease, Henry Rowan

This event is open to all experience levels. I am available for instruction for the photographers who would like instruction, and give space for those that do not. All you need is a camera to attend.

Hello NYC Creatives! I am so excited to announce the next workshop in Manhattan: A portrait and figure shoot with pro model Lucy Magdalene! Not only is Lucy one of the most talented models in the industry, but she is also an amazing stylist and makeup artist! So with her you’ll get a one-of-a-kind look and professional quality makeup along with truly phenomenal modeling. To see more of her work, you can go to her Instagram page:

This workshop will take place at a private studio in Upper Manhattan, exact location given only to those attending the event. For this event we will have a variety of options: Black and white seamless paper, hardwood floors, and rooftop access! Tons of photographic possibilities with both natural light and strobes (which I will provide) You are also welcome to bring your own lights, however please realize you are sharing space with other photographers and operating on a lead rotation. Please reach out ahead of time for the kind of lighting you would like to bring.

Date and Time: October 12, 2019 from 10 am-1 pm.

Cost: $187.00 to attend. Please go HERE to sign up. Includes all model fees, location, lights, styling and makeup. An $87 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your space to this event, the remaining $100 is due in cash or Venmo form only, on the day of the event. Space is extremely limited- I keep attendance at a minimum (no more than 5-6 max in attendance) to ensure everyone has a fair amount of time with the model and gets great shots.

Any further questions, please reach out to Dakota at