The Unveiled Soul

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Join Laura Opfel, Krista Melone, and Unique Irish for a weekend of art, and embracing the beauty of the human body this June.  The Unveiled Soul is a workshop and creative retreat with a focus on boudoir, fine art nude photography, and body art; hosted in stunning Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – just outside of Spokane – June 9-12, 2017.   Spend 3 days in beautiful northern Idaho on a lush 150 acre property, studying the human form, photographing models, and refreshing with other creatives.  This workshop and retreat is all-inclusive and includes your lodging and food.

We will kick off the workshop with a Friday morning arrival and “get to know you” time.  Just after lunch join Unique as she demonstrates her body art techniques and talks about working with models.  She will be doing a live body painting demonstration.  Following the painting, we will enjoy a homecooked dinner, then an optional photoshoot with our painted model.  The evening will finish with games and drinks as we hang out and spend some time relaxing together.  Saturday morning will kick off after breakfast with Boudoir prep with Unique and Laura, then a 3 hour interactive photo shoot while Laura teaches her posing, and demonstrates indoor and outdoor boudoir.  Editing instruction with Laura will wrap up our Saturday afternoon after lunch.  Sunday is all about fine art nudes with Krista.  We will work with several models through the morning to get a selection of images, then learn how to edit nudes in Photoshop in the afternoon.  Our workshop will wrap up with a business Q&A with all three instructors on Monday morning, and we’ll send  you off with an early lunch.

This is an interactive workshop where attendees are encouraged to take photos, model for photos if they wish, and practice editing skills.  The editing portions will be demonstrated in Photoshop.  Some use of presets may be included, but full hand editing will be taught, and you are not required to purchase any actions or presets.

Suggested equipment and knowledge:
You must have a DSLR camera and have a basic understanding of the exposure triangle.  This is not a beginner’s photography course.
A base understanding of Photoshop would be helpful for this class, as our editing can be somewhat overwhelming for beginners.

Notes will be provided for attendees to follow along during the editing instruction.

Pricing and Information:

The cost for The Unveiled Soul is $1500.00 USD per person.

This price includes boudoir and fine art nude instruction, body art instruction, business discussion, editing instruction, more laughs than you’ll know what to do with, an incredible country estate to stay in, and the best homecooked food you’ll find at any photography workshop.  Attendees are responsible for their own travel and transportation to and from Coeur d’Alene and the house.

Payments are split into three $500.00 payments.
– Payment 1 is due at registration
– Payment 2 is due March 9, 2017
– Payment 3 is due May 9, 2017

There are currently 12 spots available for this workshop, and will be sold on a first serve basis.  You are not registered until the non-refundable retainer has been paid, and the workshop contract signed.

Fill out the form below to register for the workshop: