UNDERWATER

WORKSHOP

October 7-9

Fayetteville, Georgia

YOU'RE INVITED

to an exclusive workshop hosted on a southern lake front, 11,000 square foot chateau, just 15 minutes from the Atlanta airport

WHO IS THIS FOR?

PHOTOGRAPHERS AND ANYONE INTERESTED IN LEARNING THE ART OF MOVEMENT UNDERWATER 

"MODELS"

This workshop is open to professional and aspiring models, male or female and anyone who is interested in learning the art of movement in the water – you do not need to be a "model", per se. Underwater photography is a beautiful medium and we are excited to share it with people of all backgrounds. Our goal is to provide you with guidance to learn new skills, or improve the skills you already have, ranging from basic to advanced modeling techniques. Because we've limited this event to 12 models, there will be plenty of one-on-one time to ask questions, learn at your own pace and make the most of your time. 

You do not need to be a strong swimmer in order to attend, but you should be somewhat comfortable in the water. The pool has a shallow end and gradually descends to 9 feet deep. It will be heated. You will never be pushed out of your comfort zone and we will have assistants and safety measures in place. 

Must be 18+

PHOTOGRAPHERS

We invite underwater photographers or those interested in learning more about underwater photography to attend the workshop. Learning modeling techniques is valuable knowledge every underwater photographer should have and be able to pass on to their underwater subjects. 

The workshop is formatted for any skill level. If you are a beginner, this is a wonderful opportunity to get your feet wet (pun intended!) There will be opportunities to work closely with Sarah, ask questions and even use her Canon 5DMarkII and Sea and Sea housing rig.

If you're advanced, you can come dive right in and get busy working with models of all skill levels, including our instructor Astrid Kallsen and co-creating art in and out of the pool. We will be using natural light but you are welcome to bring your own lighting. 

ABOUT THE POOL

The pool is 3 feet deep on the shallow end and 9 feet in the deep end, perfect for moving from beginner to advanced posing. It is also large enough for multiple photographers to shoot side by side as well as shoot at opposite ends of the pool without interfering. Weather during this time of year in Atlanta falls between 70 and 80 degrees and the pool will be heated accordingly. The adjacent hot tub will help keep us comfortable. 

Must be 18+

Images from our Austin Underwater Workshop

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THE EXPERIENCE

If you've watched the video, you've seen a glimpse into the incredible time we had at our last workshop in Austin, Texas. There's no way to put into words how amazing the energy is when you fill a space with so many creative people. We want to continue to share that with others.

The mansion sets the stage for the creativity that will flow as we learn, grow and co-create. We will provide a small selection of wardrobe and fabrics to work with and you are encouraged to bring your own as well. 

The two days are planned so that there are opportunities for us to work together as one group, as smaller groups and individual one-on-one time as well. There will be plenty of downtime for you to explore, network, take "dry" photos around the property or just rest and rejuvenate. We will take breaks for delicious, thoughtfully prepared nutritious meals to keep your energy going. 

We want you to walk away having been inspired in wherever you are at in your journey, taking with you the knowledge you learned in the water, out of the water and from each other.

Let's make waves together

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INFORMATION FOR MODELS

Early Bird Pricing $675 until August 25th

After August 25th - $750

Deadline to register is September 15th

Your ticket includes

  • Two night's stay in a luxurious 11,000 square foot lakeside mansion

  • Healthy, chef-prepared meals 

  • In-depth underwater modeling instruction

  • Group and individual underwater photo shoots with Sarah and any additional attending underwater photographers

  • 3+ high resolution edited images of your choice from your underwater shoots with Sarah

  • All unedited photos from your shoots with Sarah so you have visual feedback of your work in the water 

  • Photos from guest photographers that you collaborate with

  • Opportunity for "Dry" photo shoots indoors and outside with guest photographers or invite a photographer of your choice to shoot with you during open times

  • Sunrise yoga led by professional yoga instructor

  • Option to bring one partner or friend as a guest for $250* 

SOLD OUT

INFORMATION FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

(Option to come as a "dry photographer" allows you to use the property and invite models to work with on a one-on-one basis during your stay.)

Early Bird Pricing $675 until August 25th

After August 25th - $750

Deadline to register is September 15th

Your ticket includes

  • Two night's stay in a luxurious 11,000 square foot lakeside mansion

  • Healthy, chef-prepared meals 

  • Opportunity to work in the pool and around the property with guest models

  • Basic underwater photography instruction by Sarah

  • If you don't have an underwater camera, you can use our go pro and have the opportunity to 

  • Sunrise yoga led by professional yoga instructon

  • Option to bring one partner or friend as a guest for $250*  SOLD OUT

Modeling Instruction Topics

movement

fabrics

hair

lighting

wardrobe

makeup

buoyancy, sinking & floating 

foreshortening

lighting

safety

...

as well as some modeling basics and the value of adding underwater work to your portfolio, if you're a professional

Underwater Photography Topics

equipment

lighting

composition

using backdrops

working with your subject

safety

editing

...

Whether you're wanting to get your feet wet, or expand on the skills you already have, this workshop will give you the opportunity to learn as we touch on the basics of these topics and offer you the chance to practice with beginner and expert models.

THE MANSION

What our Austin attendees have to say

"This wonderful experience reinforced why we have to open our eyes and challenge ourselves, open our eyes and enjoy life. Absolutely loved the workshop and can’t wait for future events."

~~~ Jeannie Boccia ~~~

"I flew from california to do this workshop and it was worth every penny! The food was amazing, the photographers were amazingly talented and awesome at giving feedback, and the location was beyond gorgeous, and who could forget about the amazing Astrid! 
Everyone was so patient with us underwater, and i never felt anything but positive vibes during my whole stay. I would love to join the next workshop no matter where it may be. 
This was a bucket list shoot for me and i can honestly say Sarah puts on a helluva workshop. You'd be silly not to sign up for this workshop. It will be the best thing you ever did for yourself. You dont have to be a model to do this either! just be ready to learn and willing to trust the instructor and photographers."

~~~ Meranda Jelly ~~~

"I learned how to model underwater like a pro in one weekend and walked away with some of the most epic photo shoots and friends ever! Thank you so much!!!"

~~~ Dr. Amanda Noelle ~~~

My experience at the Underwater Workshop was amazing! I am very pleased with the knowledge I gained, connections I made, along with the photos we produced. Astrid is an incredible underwater model and instructor. My underwater modeling has improved tremendously after my experience in Austin at the Underwater Workshop. The photographers were a pleasure to get to know and work with. 
I highly recommend anyone interested in underwater modeling development to attend these workshops or to anyone who wants to enjoy a unique and empowering experience.

~~~ Natalia Victoria ~~~

If you ever have the chance to take part in one of these workshops, be it as a model or photographer, I would highly encourage you to seize that opportunity. Everything is thoughtfully provided to create a great learning experience while leaving you with some memorable imagery. There is always a beautiful location, healthy and plenty of meals, expert modeling instructions, professional hair and make-up, a plethora of dresses, fabrics and props to choose from and not to mention amazing and gracious hosts. Absolutely loved it!

~~~ Sabine ~~~

Yes I would recommend the workshop I had an amazing time even as a make up artist learned so much and got some great pictures for my portfolio, the house plus the food we was amazing. Also I met some great people had a really good time even though I was only there for the one day Can't wait into the next one!

~~~ Ashley Gabrielle Spikes of Gore & Glitter ~~~

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

DAY ONE  |  SUNDAY


12:00 Arrival
1:00  Introductions
1:30-3:00 pm instruction by Astrid in the pool
- Models break
3:00-4:00 underwater photographers Q & A time with Sarah
4:00 - 7:30 or later, learning to use props & open underwater work with photographers and models taking turns. You can also use this time to work around the property, taking photos inside or outside.
7:30-8:30 dinner
8:30 photo reviewing in classroom, this is optional and will stay open and available for viewing throughout the rest of the workshop

DAY TWO  |  MONDAY

 

8:00 am Yoga with Lilah
8:30-9:30 Breakfast

 

ALL DAY SHOOTING UNDERWATER AND ABOVE

Take what you learned in the water the day before and apply it during your own individual photo shoot.  We are inviting makeup artists to come collaborate so you will have the opportunity to work with them, or, you can arrange to book your preferred makeup artist. 

Before you get in the water, you may want to shoot on the dry side. You can work with other guest photographers or arrange a time with one photographer of your choice ahead of time.


Everyone will take turns in the water shooting one-on-one with Sarah and then with other underwater photographers if you choose. 

 
Underwater photographers will shoot alongside Sarah as well as have the opportunity to work with instructor Astrid.


12:00 lunch
6:00 dinner
Night is open for movies, games, reviewing photos, night shooting, whatever you wish!
 

DAY THREE  |  TUESDAY


7:00 am - 9:00 a.m. optional open shooting underwater or above
8:30 breakfast
9:30 come together for a group photo, closing commentary and sendoffs
10:00 am departure

MAXIMIZING THE VENUE SPACE

We are offering non-workshop attendees to come and rent the space for shooting inside and outside the mansion on Sunday from 2:30-7:30 while we are working in the pool. The venue fee they pay will go towards the expenses of hosting the workshop and allows us to offer a really amazing price to those attending the full three days. 

MEET THE TEAM

Astrid Kallsen

I’m an independent model based in Atlanta, Georgia. I started modeling in 2014 and modeling underwater in 2015 with and without a mermaid tail. I quickly became very experienced modeling on land and underwater through my passion and dedication for it! Now I tour all over the world modeling for photographers and designers.

I love modeling underwater because gravity no longer becomes a barrier.

 

I’m excited to show others how easy and peaceful it can be to model underwater. It is a difficult genre to handle at first, even for the most amazingly natural models but there are quite a few tricks that I can teach you so that you will be able to find control in the water. 

 

   This is a great experience for new and seasoned models and mermaids. Modeling underwater opens the door to new possibilities and I can't wait to show you the beauty of it all.

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Sarah Teveldal

Underwater photography has been an absolute passion of mine for the last decade and I love sharing it with others in any way that I can.

 

This passion has taken me around the world. I've photographed babies, mermaids, models, pregnant women, couples, sea life, tea parties, brides and grooms, athletes, dogs, pageant queens and products in the water and am always looking for my next subject.

Astrid was one of the first models I ever worked with in the water and she opened my eyes to the valuable experience of working with a professional model.  I am excited to team up with her to put on this workshop.

 

With 13 years of combined experience, we are looking forward to sharing all that we've learned with you, while enjoying amazing surroundings, new friendships and creative vibes. Plus, you will get to take home with you amazing images you will be proud of.

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Lilah Bazarte

I have spent the last 14 years of my life discovering, & creating experiences that engage the senses and bring an awareness into the body in a way that helps it perform and feel it's best.

 

I love being able to help others learn how to take care of their bodies so that they can continue to feel refreshed and rejuvenated.

 

My mission in life is to live with passion.

I look forward to using the simple pleasures, healthy organic foods and the mindful movement of yoga to help you feel your best for your photo shoot workshop. 

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CONNECT, LEARN, CO-CREATE

Just some of the photos from our last workshop