"THE NUDE AS ART" Photography Workshop September 14-17, 2017 For more information and registration Click Here

September 14-17, 2017

The Rudyard Kipling Estate 
Dummerston, Vermont 
DSLR Photography

3 and 1/2 Day Photography Workshop


Join visual artists and educators Kiqe Bosch and Karen L Messick for this amazing creative adventure in photographing the nude as art

Kiqe will share his photographic vision and composition ideas while developing your skills for connecting with your subject. Kiqe has 40 years of professional photographic experience creating images. He will share his creative techniques for image capture, photographing female nudes as art on location and in nature. To view a portfolio of Kiqe’s "Nudes As Art" images please send us an e-mail at LITSBW@gmail.com and we will send you a link to view the exclusive portfolio.
Karen is an exceptional instructor with ten years teaching and 20 years of photographic experience. She will share with you the knowledge she has gained as a landscape/location photographer, including camera knowledge, composition and image processing skills using Photoshop. 
To view a portfolio of Kiqe's images please visit his website at www.kiqebosch.com
To view a portfolio of Karen's images please visit her website at www.karenlmessickphotography.com


We will be shooting on location at the Rudyard Kipling Estate, grounds, and Carriage House.
Each day we will be working with two models, that Kiqe has personally selected. We will be shooting four hours Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Our shooting locations will be both inside and on the grounds, depending upon the time of day, light and weather.
In this workshop we will help you learn...
• How to work with models.
• How to connect with your subject, because it's all about connection.
• How to tell a story.
• How to capture the beauty of the human form.
• How to see the best light for your subjects.
• To develop your personal photographic style.
• How to capture dynamic images: using design elements in composition, creative
  image making, understanding exposure, and use depth of field.
• Processing techniques including converting to black and white.
• How to master your camera gear.
• How to critique your work.

The workshop begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday September 14, 2017 and ends on Sunday September 17, 2017 after our morning breakfast and image review.
Each day we will have an image review. We will also have slide presentations on ethics, composition, and light. A preliminary schedule will be e-mailed to you a week in advance.
There will also be some planned free time for personal shooting, processing or rest breaks.

Getting There

The nearest major airport is Bradley International Airport, Connecticut and is approximately  80 miles from the Rudyard Kipling Estate. There are many car rental locations at the airport.


We will eat all meals together prepared by our in house Chef at the Rudyard Kipling House. Please let us know about any food allergies.

Physical Activity

This workshop will require minimal hiking. We will be shooting on the grounds and in the Estate. Participants must be able to climb stairs to access sleeping quarters. (there are no elevators)


You will want to bring good hiking shoes for the grounds, casual clothing layers, a rain jacket and
pants. Weather in the early fall can change rapidly from sunshine to pouring rain, and can
vary from warm to very chilly in the mornings. Temperatures this time of year can range
from lows in the 40’s to highs in the 70's.


The cost for the workshop is $1778.00 per person.
(Includes 3 nights lodging at the Kipling Estate and meals)

Deposit of $500.00 due upon registration.
(Non-refundable unless the workshop is cancelled due to low registration)
Balance of payments will be made in two installments of $639.00 with the second
payment of $639.00 due on  March 1, 2017 or earlier and the final payment due on June 1, 2017 or

We rely on your attendance to make important arrangements, so if for any reason you
need to withdraw, you must inform us 90 days or more before the start date of your
workshop. If notification of cancellation is made less than 90 days before the start of the
workshop all deposits will be forfeited. If we are able to fill your spot within 90 days you
will receive a refund minus a $75.00 servicing fee. We reserve the right to cancel a
reservation if full payment has not been received 90 days before the start of the
workshop. No refund of any fees will be made for withdrawal after the workshop begins.
Karen L Messick Photography/Kiqe Bosch Photography are not responsible for
cancellations due to medical emergencies.

We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance. In the event that a workshop must be cancelled due to inadequate enrollment, all fees and deposits are refunded in full. If it is necessary for us to cancel a workshop, all registered participants will be notified at once, and you will receive a full refund of payments. Notification of cancellation due to low enrollment will be made at least 90
days prior to the beginning of the workshop. For this reason we encourage you to
purchase refundable airline tickets and consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance.
The workshop will not be responsible for any loss on airline tickets or any other loss at

Karen L Messick Photography/Kiqe Bosch Photography is not responsible for
reimbursement of non-refundable airline tickets in the event of a workshop cancellation.
Please check on your workshop status before making travel arrangements.

Workshop Limit

This workshop is limited to a maximum of 9 participants. However slots will fill fast.

Skill Level

A basic understanding of your camera operations is required.
This workshop is for the beginner to the advanced photographer.
Our teaching environment is perfect for beginning nude photographers to the most
experienced photographer. The environment is private and the workshops are well
structured with small groups to work in.

What to bring

DSLR camera, memory cards (lots of them), laptop and back up storage.
An assortment of lenses and your creativity! (Lenses in the 28mm to 105 mm are
recommended.) Bring camera and lens cleaning supplies.

Computer Equipment:
It is recommended that you bring along your laptop and a USB flash thumb
drive. We will use the thumb drives to transfer photographs from the first session
of the workshop to our computers so we can review them before we start the second day
of shooting.

We will shoot in available light.

We will have a few reflectors but bring yours along if you have one handy.

 Model release

A standard model release will be provided to all workshop participants.

Waiver of Liability

Karen L Messick Photography and Kiqe Bosch Photography have no responsibility or
liability for personal injury to any participant or damage to any participant’s property, or
for personal injuries or damage to the property of any other person resulting from the
participant’s involvement in the workshop.
The Rudyard Kipling Estate has no liability or responsibility or liability for personal injury to any participant or damage to any participant’s property, or for personal injuries or damage to the property of any other person resulting from the participant’s involvement in the workshop.

Karen L Messick Photography and Kiqe Bosch Photography have the right to cancel any
workshop and to alter the time, context, or format of any workshop in the event
circumstances require.


We will be staying in The Rudyard Kipling Estate. No reservations required as we will assign your room. Their will be a few shared rooms and baths. This property is awesome, rooms are clean and furnished with many of Kipling's original pieces.

Sign up now! This will be a sell out! 

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