Mar 01 2014

IMPORTANT UPDATE!! Meetup.com Website attack – ALTERNATIVE MAILING LIST…

Category: Miscpaulo @ 5:55 pm

We are now in the 4th day of a hostile attack of Meetup.com the primary on-line location of activities for Washington DC’s Carriage House Studio  and Miami’s Wynwood Loft Studio.  As a result, I have no way to communicate with studio’s members.  It’s also not clear if and when Meetup.com will return to service.

PLEASE CLICK THE  STUDIO MEMBERSHIP “JOIN” BUTTON ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE PAGE WITH YOUR EMAIL SO THAT I AM ABLE TO UPDATE YOU ABOUT THE MARCH WORKSHOP LIST AND ACTIVITIES.  THERE IS NO COST TO JOIN!

Thanks, Paulo

THE FOLLOWING IS THE NOTICE PROVIDED BY MEETUP:
“Meetup may be intermittently unavailable due to a recent denial of service attack. No data has been accessed. More info http://tmblr.co/ZEejyw18lwr2V”


Feb 27 2014

Tomorrow Feb 28th – Fashion in the Alley with a Victorian Boudoir Twist!

Category: Miscpaulo @ 10:51 am

TO RSVP go to: http://www.meetup.com/The-Carriage-House-Studio/

Our February “Fashion in the Alley” format will continue this month with two new faces to the Carriage House as our models.  We will also use our new upstairs Victorian Boudoir Studio B to shoot the models in lingerie!
From 7 pm to 10 pm we will have a shoot out with two local models – in the Fashion studio (B), and the Boudoir studio (A). We will have both studio and hot light set ups. Note that to have a good photographer/model ratio to shoot, there will be a maximum of 8 photographers shooting the two models (4 photographers per model).We have confirmed our two models for the shootout:Irene Romero has that hot Latin look we all would like to have in our portfolios :

www.modelmayhem.com/3232675
Grace Marie has just arrived in the DC Metro area from Massachusetts and is looking to develop her portfolio and work with local photographers!www.modelmayhem.com/2701228To warm things up a bit, we will also have some of Paolo’s home-made sangria on hand!

Photographers Fee: $75 – includes use of Pocket Wizard and Model Release (you must bring your Model Release form for the model to sign).

Please come and join us for TGIF fun in the studio and alley!

Paulo


Jan 01 2014

Happy New Year! January Newsletter …

Category: Miscpaulo @ 11:21 pm
Happy New Year to our many friends!January starts a great new year of activities, starting with our line up of workshops and Models in Residence:

Rachel Hayashi – Jan 17 to 20th is a first time visitor to the DC metro area from Colorado. She has an intriguing look and is just building her portfolio, so if you are looking for a model to work with who is building her reputation, Rachel is a great choice. You can see her portfolio (more work to be posted soon) at: www.modelmayhem.com/3209476)

Rebecca Lawrence – Jan. 20 to 25th. Next on our list is Rebecca, who is one of our favorite models, and whom we always look forward to visits from. She is without doubt one of the most popular models in the art nude genre today, and is also a great photographer. If you have never worked with Rebecca, try to catch her on this visit. You can see her portfolio at: http://www.modelmayhem.com/155507 or http://rebeccalawrence.tumblr.com/

Anne Catherine Jan 27th to 30th is visiting the Carriage House for the first time, but has been to Washington DC many times in the past. Her experience and portfolio is influenced by her work in New York and Paris, so if you want to shoot with a model who makes you think of great cities and urban settings, she would be a great choice. You can see her portfolio at: http://www.modelmayhem.com/372644 and and http://annacatherinemodel.tumblr.com/

For those who are interested in our workshops, we will be posting shortly this months schedule, including i) Basic Studio Lighting, ii) Portrait Photography, iii) Lighting and Posing the Nude, iv) The Abstract Nude, v) Boudoir Photography and vi) Fashion in the Alley. A full list and please review our past workshops for feedback from previous participants at: http://www.meetup.com/The-Carriage-House-Studio.

As always the studio is available for rent, and you can find information about Availability and Rates at: http://studiopfp.viewbook.com/carriage-house-studio/home

Finally, we wish all of our almost 1,200 members a great 2014, with great accomplishments in whatever field you choose to pursue, and hope you will continue to find that the Carriage House Studio contributes to your success!

Paulo


Dec 07 2013

December News

Category: Miscpaulo @ 10:51 am

Lots to report!

After two years, the “City Market at O St” is a reality, with a 24/7 Giant that is the largest in DC, as well as additional food and entertainment venues that will be opening in 2014.  Most importantly, there is a 500 car garage, just a block away from the Carriage House, alleviating any concerns people have about parking near the studio.  More at: http://citymarketato.blogspot.com/

We also have a great new model to the DC area visiting from Upstate New York – Zoe West, as our Model in Residence this month.  Zoe has a fashion and fine art nude portfolio that reflect her talent as a model, actress and collection of  vintage wardrobe. More of Zoe at:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/1089400 and http://zoecw.tumblr.com/

Last week we also hosted the Women Photojournalists of Washington DC and award winning photographer Mary Calvert was the guest speaker.  We are happy to add the WOPW to our list of many prestigious clients in the Metro DC area. More at: https://www.facebook.com/events/234335756727085/?source=1&mall_view=posts

As the holidays approach, we have an active schedule of workshops, and of course the studio is available for booking your holiday shoots! For information about rates and booking, please visit: http://studiopfp.viewbook.com/carriage-house-studio/home

All the Best,

Paulo


Nov 02 2013

November Update…

Category: Miscpaulo @ 9:27 pm
Mika from Prague!

Mika from Prague!

Here’s the latest news about the Carriage House Studio and Gallery!

- Our new Boudoir Studio upstairs is ready to shoot in and we have our first Model in Residence to try it you: Mikki from South Carolina (http://www.modelmayhem.com/1611087) You can check rates and book her at the following link: http://www.meetup.com/The-Carriage-House-Studio/events/146612802. We are also accepting applications to become Boudoir Studio Associates, to give you a place you can call your own and shoot with your clients.

- Later this month we have the lovely and talented Czech model Nika visiting from the 18th to the 24th. Nika is one of several models we have had visit the Carriage House since traveling to Prague a few years ago. Nika has been featured in Playboy Europe, Femjoy, Met Art and other art nude websites. You can contact her through the following link: http://www.meetup.com/The-Carriage-House-Studio/events/146598622/

- “City Market at O” gets closer to reality! The Giant is hiring and will be opening this month! There will be validated parking and 500 parking spaces in this urban historical re-development of the O St. Market, just 2 blocks from the front door of the Carriage House!

For up-to-date daily information about what’s going on at the Carriage House Studio like our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/TheCarriageHouseStudio?ref=hl

Finally, a big thank you to Carly Erin O’Neil who managed the Carriage House and Cattail Studio for the past year while I set up my new studio in Miami, Florida (http://www.meetup.com/Miami-Photography-Cooperative-Wynwood-Studio-and-Gallery/). I’m back in DC pretty much full time now, and have resumed managing the studio, although I will be making trips to Miami on a frequent basis. Carly will still be involved in the studio as an outlet for her creativity and talent!

Have a great November!

Paulo


Dec 01 2012

Registration – Winter/Spring 2013 Figurative/Fine Art Nude Photography Course

Category: @ 7:00 pm

We are pleased to announce our next Figurative/Fine Art Nude Photography Course at the Carriage House, starting in February  2013!

Session A: Fall / Winter (Sep – Feb)

Session B: Winter / Spring (Feb – Jun)

Description: Here is your opportunity to in a short period of time (6 months) develop an complete, diverse and high quality portfolio of figurative and fine art nude images. We have designed the course to provide you with the key elements you need to develop your craft as a photographer that is both efficient in the use of your time, and an excellent value. The course includes the critical elements of guided instruction, first rate professional models, digital workflow, all in a studio environment with the equipment and props that will you assist you in creating a great portfolio.

Topics to Covered: A series of  6 monthly thematic workshops (4 hrs each – 1 hour lecture/discussion followed by 3 hours of photo shoot) including: i) Lighting the Nude, ii) Bodyscapes, iii) Abstract Nudes, iv) Nudes in Nature, v) Boudoir Photography, and vi) Two Models: Girl/Girl. The program also includes a monthly one on one photo session for each photographer with an emerging local fine art nude model at the Carriage House Studio (Mon. to Fri. between 9 and 5 pm.) At the end of the workshop series you will participate in a professional portfolio review of your work, and will be asked to select 4 images to be exhibited in a gallery exhibit at the Carriage House.

Models: All models are top national and international models such as those who have been featured at the Carriage House during 2009 – 2012, including: Ariel,Trishii, Isabella V, Katya, Engel Schrei, Stephanie Grant, and others as may be appropriate for specific workshops. Working with models of this quality will help you build a strong portfolio quickly, develop good skills in directing models, and quickly gain credibility with other professional or emerging models.

Course Includes: i) 6 workshops on topics in figurative/fine art nude photography, ii) 6 one-on-one photo sessions in studio with a nude model, iii) 2 sessions on digital workflow for fine art nude photography, iv) portfolio review at conclusion of workshop series, v) printing and gallery exhibition of your 4 best images (40” by 30”) and vi) optional participation in a twice a year, fine art nude workshop in Prague, Czech Republic (additional cost).

Course Pre-requisite/Class Size: Participants must have previously taken the Basic Studio Lighting workshop at the Carriage House or have equivalent experience. Class size will be limited to 6 students to allow ample opportunity for interaction between the student and instructor, models and other participants.

Scheduling: Class meetings will generally be held on Sunday afternoons from 2 until 6, or alternatively on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 10 pm (subject to travel schedules/availability of visiting models). The monthly one on one photo sessions with emerging local models will be scheduled between 9 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday.

Substitution/Optional Workshops: The Carriage House will offer additional optional workshops and photo sessions with visiting models during the year. Course participants who are unable to attend one of the scheduled workshops may substitute up to two (2) of these optional events for regularly scheduled course sessions by paying a $50 fee per workshop.

Cost: $2495 (a total of 50 hours of class time including 36 hours of session time with 12 models, and 14 hours of lecture/instruction)

Terms of Payment: Registration is required with a $45 deposit to reserve your enrollment. An $250 initial non-refundable payment is due before the first workshop, followed by six monthly payments due by the 5th of the month of $300 each. A final payment of $400 is due at the end of the last workshop and covers the fees for printing and exhibition of 4 photographs at 30” by 40” or larger.

Space is LIMITED! Enroll now for the Winter/Spring Course starting in February  2013!


Dec 01 2012

Registration – Winter/Spring 2013 Figurative/Fine Art Nude Photography Course

Category: @ 7:00 pm

We are pleased to announce our next Figurative/Fine Art Nude Photography Course at the Carriage House, starting in February  2013!

Session A: Fall / Winter (Sep – Feb)

Session B: Winter / Spring (Feb – Jun)

Description: Here is your opportunity to in a short period of time (6 months) develop an complete, diverse and high quality portfolio of figurative and fine art nude images. We have designed the course to provide you with the key elements you need to develop your craft as a photographer that is both efficient in the use of your time, and an excellent value. The course includes the critical elements of guided instruction, first rate professional models, digital workflow, all in a studio environment with the equipment and props that will you assist you in creating a great portfolio.

Topics to Covered: A series of  6 monthly thematic workshops (4 hrs each – 1 hour lecture/discussion followed by 3 hours of photo shoot) including: i) Lighting the Nude, ii) Bodyscapes, iii) Abstract Nudes, iv) Nudes in Nature, v) Boudoir Photography, and vi) Two Models: Girl/Girl. The program also includes a monthly one on one photo session for each photographer with an emerging local fine art nude model at the Carriage House Studio (Mon. to Fri. between 9 and 5 pm.) At the end of the workshop series you will participate in a professional portfolio review of your work, and will be asked to select 4 images to be exhibited in a gallery exhibit at the Carriage House.

Models: All models are top national and international models such as those who have been featured at the Carriage House during 2009 – 2012, including: Ariel,Trishii, Isabella V, Katya, Engel Schrei, Stephanie Grant, and others as may be appropriate for specific workshops. Working with models of this quality will help you build a strong portfolio quickly, develop good skills in directing models, and quickly gain credibility with other professional or emerging models.

Course Includes: i) 6 workshops on topics in figurative/fine art nude photography, ii) 6 one-on-one photo sessions in studio with a nude model, iii) 2 sessions on digital workflow for fine art nude photography, iv) portfolio review at conclusion of workshop series, v) printing and gallery exhibition of your 4 best images (40” by 30”) and vi) optional participation in a twice a year, fine art nude workshop in Prague, Czech Republic (additional cost).

Course Pre-requisite/Class Size: Participants must have previously taken the Basic Studio Lighting workshop at the Carriage House or have equivalent experience. Class size will be limited to 6 students to allow ample opportunity for interaction between the student and instructor, models and other participants.

Scheduling: Class meetings will generally be held on Sunday afternoons from 2 until 6, or alternatively on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 10 pm (subject to travel schedules/availability of visiting models). The monthly one on one photo sessions with emerging local models will be scheduled between 9 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday.

Substitution/Optional Workshops: The Carriage House will offer additional optional workshops and photo sessions with visiting models during the year. Course participants who are unable to attend one of the scheduled workshops may substitute up to two (2) of these optional events for regularly scheduled course sessions by paying a $50 fee per workshop.

Cost: $2495 (a total of 50 hours of class time including 36 hours of session time with 12 models, and 14 hours of lecture/instruction)

Terms of Payment: Registration is required with a $45 deposit to reserve your enrollment. An $250 initial non-refundable payment is due before the first workshop, followed by six monthly payments due by the 5th of the month of $300 each. A final payment of $400 is due at the end of the last workshop and covers the fees for printing and exhibition of 4 photographs at 30” by 40” or larger.

Space is LIMITED! Enroll now for the Winter/Spring Course starting in February  2013!


Dec 01 2012

January – Studio Reservations

Category: @ 7:00 pm

Welcome to the monthly STUDIO RESERVATION page!

To  reserve studio for the first time please do as follows:

1) Join the Carriage House meetup group (free).

2) Read the Policies and Procedures page on studio rental and current rates. (http://www.meetup.com/The-Carriage-House-Studio/pages/Studio_Rental_Policies%2C_Procedures_and_Rates)

NOTE: EFFECTIVE OCT 15 WE HAVE ESTABLISHED A $10 FACILITIES USE FEE THAT WILL BE ADDED TO ALL BOOKINGS TO FUND THE REFINISHING OF THE FLOORS, AND PAINTING OF THE STUDIO.

3) Check the CALENDAR at www.dcphotocoop.com to see if the date and time you request is available.

4) Return to  the meetup.com Studio Reservation page for the month when you want to make your reservation, and make payment of the $30 reservation fee by clicking on the  “Join Us” and then “RSVP” feature this page,  using the Pay Pal icon.

5) Send an email to info@dcphotocoop.com indicating the date and time you would like to reserve.

6) When your payment is received, your reservation will be posted on the CALENDAR at www.dcphotocoop.com, and you will receive an email with CONFIRMATION of your reservation, and the Balance Due on the day of the shoot.

Thanks, Paulo


Dec 01 2012

January – Studio Reservations

Category: @ 7:00 pm

Welcome to the monthly STUDIO RESERVATION page!

To  reserve studio for the first time please do as follows:

1) Join the Carriage House meetup group (free).

2) Read the Policies and Procedures page on studio rental and current rates. (http://www.meetup.com/The-Carriage-House-Studio/pages/Studio_Rental_Policies%2C_Procedures_and_Rates)

NOTE: EFFECTIVE OCT 15 WE HAVE ESTABLISHED A $10 FACILITIES USE FEE THAT WILL BE ADDED TO ALL BOOKINGS TO FUND THE REFINISHING OF THE FLOORS, AND PAINTING OF THE STUDIO.

3) Check the CALENDAR at www.dcphotocoop.com to see if the date and time you request is available.

4) Return to  the meetup.com Studio Reservation page for the month when you want to make your reservation, and make payment of the $30 reservation fee by clicking on the  “Join Us” and then “RSVP” feature this page,  using the Pay Pal icon.

5) Send an email to info@dcphotocoop.com indicating the date and time you would like to reserve.

6) When your payment is received, your reservation will be posted on the CALENDAR at www.dcphotocoop.com, and you will receive an email with CONFIRMATION of your reservation, and the Balance Due on the day of the shoot.

Thanks, Paulo


Nov 25 2012

Shoot-Out: Fashion in the Alley w. Beverli!

Category: @ 7:00 pm

Come to the next in our series of fun and creative “Fashion in the Alley” shoot outs with two outstanding fashion models! We will again have Beverli and Joe giving their tips on fashion and lighting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The event will start at 7:00 pm with Beverli Alford (www.beverlialfordphotography.com) an experienced fashion photographer, who will discuss her approach to a fashion shoot and lighting.  Joe Rooney  (www.modelmayhem.com/2596030), will show you to do lighting for model headshots! Bring your portfolio on a laptop or memory card, for a critique of your work.

Beverli is bringing two new models to the shoot, each with a look that will add to your portfolio.

We will have the shoot out with the models in the studio, a “head shot” area, and of course, out in the alley.  The models will each have 2 or 3 wardrobe changes and there will be an makeup artist on set.  There will be both studio and hot light set ups. Note that to have a good photographer/model ratio to shoot, we will have a maximum of 8 photographers (4 photographers per model).

Photographers Fee: $95  includes use of Pocket Wizard, and  Model Releases for two models.

Please come and join us and get some great images for your portfolio!

Paulo


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