Reimagine Me Studios - Bill Stevens
We are thrilled to welcome Bill Stevens, of Reimagine Me Studios, Scottsdale, AZ, as our official Workshop Instructor at Red Bench™ Photo Studio, Jerome, AZ. Bill comes to us with a wealth of knowledge in the photography field, along with some of the most talented models in the Phoenix area.
Photographers, mark your calendars: Saturday, July 11th, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., we are hosting Bill's first workshop with the fabulous model, Katisha.
About the Photographer:
I am a surgeon by day, and a photographer by night, weekends, and any other free moment. And crazy as it sounds, the two fields are metaphysically similar. Both are a blending of art and science. A surgeon who knows biology and technique, but does not know how to share his or her humanity is unable to truly help patients heal. A photographer who understands the physics of light and aperture, but does not connect with their subject creates only soulless images. The biggest difference is that usually, re-shoots are less problematic that a do-over operation!
My life as a photographer began in earnest about 4 or 5 years ago. I had "dabbled" before that, but never took this art form seriously until then. I now appreciate the complexity and elegant simplicity of this art form. I think it is best summarized by Lisette Model, who said, "Photography is the easiest art, which perhaps makes it the hardest." Our workshop at Red Bench will explore the complexity and elegant simplicity of light and composition, blend art and science, and endeavor to tell nuanced stories with a single image.
It only seems fitting to use the classroom as it was intended - as a classroom. Red Bench™ Studios will be hosting weekly art classes, beginning on January 3rd, 2019, taught by James Menzel-Joseph. Classes range from beginner to advanced, pencil sketching to oil, acrylic and watercolor painting. Our selection of skilled models offer a diversity of genres, including nudes, draped and posed with props.
Our studio is full of natural light, making it the perfect location for photography shoots. If you are just starting out and want to learn how to use your camera, or if you are a professional photographer with years of experience, or anywhere in between, we offer something for everyone.
At Red Bench, we have built a reputation over the past couple of years, hosting unique monthly workshops with international award-winning photographer/instructor, John T. Keehn. Our professional models are experienced, and offer a great deal of posing choices. The ratio of photographers:models is small, making the sessions personalized. We will be using the classroom as a photo-shoot setup, as well as other areas around the historic building and the old mining town of Jerome, AZ. You will come away with prize-winning photos.
Lighting, Beginner Camera and Advanced Photo classes are available, taught by skilled photographers, such as Karl F. Mullings, who has experience photographing celebrities.
Is modeling your goal? We will be hosting Modeling Basics classes too, taught by one of the most sought-after models in Phoenix, Violet Pixie. Learn the basics - makeup techniques, what to wear for your body type, beginner poses and how to prepare in advance for a modeling gig.
Classes and workshops are set up as Events on Facebook, where detailed information will be available, including how to sign up, what the fees are and what they include, and do not include.
So, if you are interested in art, modeling and/or photography, we are the place for you!
Are you an Art Teacher, Model or Photo Instructor? We are always looking for new classes to offer the community. Please email us your ideas and we’ll see if you’re a good fit for our classroom. Models - if you are interested in modeling for our art classes, please send us an email.
Photographers - our studio is available for your private photo shoots, by the hour or by the day, up to 8 hours. Whatever your needs are, our studio provides a one-of-a-kind, unique atmosphere.
Red Bench Photography
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