Learn to think like an artist, find your unique voice, and work with the human form to craft powerful stories using body language and line.

Program Overview 

  • Thinking Like an Artist
  • Finding Your Voice
  • Working with Models to Create Beauty 
  • Understanding The Art and Philosophy of Lighting
  • Crafting Powerful Stories with Body Language and Line 
  • Live Demonstrations (Fine Art Nude) 
  • Q&A 
  • Lunch included 
  • Small group format 


At the heart of this program is the art of lighting.

Light Steve is a master of studio lighting and his method to creating perfectly balanced scenes is unique. His very focused approach to lighting results in having a final image instantly, in camera, without a need for any post-production. 


It is easy to take a photograph of a beautiful thing, what is difficult is creating a beautiful photograph.”

LanguageSteve relies heavily on anonymity and body language to tell stories with his incredibly powerful world-class images. In a live demonstration, Steve will share his crafted approach of working with models to create powerful images within a very simple framework. Move beyond documenting beauty: create beauty.


“It is far better to say so much with so little than to say so little with so much.”

Line – The final element of an elegant image (after lighting and body language) is body line. Steve’s work is strongly influenced by ballet and dance in general, hence he believes that a perfect line is crucial to creating a strong story. Learning how to see body line is extremely challenging; directing models to produce it, is even harder. Steve will show you how to recognize elements of perfect line and share tips on how to achieve it with any subject.

This program centers on the use of the nude body as a subject in order to emphasize the techniques of creating powerful images with minimal information.  Once you have been introduced to these foundations it is easy to transfer what you have learned to create unique and powerful images in any other genre of photography.

Please note: This video makes reference to the full-length weekend workshop. Some elements of the one day program, including audience size, will be adjusted.