Our popular Boudoir, Glamour & Art/Nude Photography Workshops attracts people from all around the globe.
We would like to thank you all for your trust, interest and the esprit you bring along to share with us and enjoy an unforgettable time here in Prague, Czech Republic.
Clients from Australia, Canada, Belgium, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, India, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Syria, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, USA…
What Our Clients (aka Partners) Say
If you have a secret dream of finding what this unusual photographic world is all about, go no further than Dan Hostettler.
You could say I took a bit of a risk. I had a very specific artistic project to explore and came across Dan’s website. Nothing more than that. But somehow I had a good feeling about him and my experience proved that feeling absolutely right.
The three day master class was a revelation. Organised with scrupulous care and attention to detail, the class covered far more ground than I thought it would. Everything – choice of models, locations, Dan’s wonderful laconic makeup artist Aneta, underlined the fact that I’d found someone special.
Dan himself is a superb teacher – tolerant of other people’s tastes even where they don’t coincide with his own, patient and generous with his time.
If you have a secret dream of finding what this unusual photographic world is all about, go no further than Dan Hostettler.
JT, Australia | Private 1on1 Master Class Workshop Participant | 3 days
Dan is an ambulant photographic encyclopedia but what is also important is that the way he provided me with his knowledge. It was in a very clear and simple way.
What a great pleasure to work with Dan! The three days I spent with Dan will stay in my memory for the rest of my life.
After finalizing all the details regarding the course I purchased Dan’s video tutorials “Live Bundle 7” to prepare myself for the course. I watched them many times and through these videos I got to construct an image about Dan. In fact when I met him for the first time prior to the course I felt that I knew him for a long time. We had a very nice evening talking not only about the course but also socializing.
Dan rented a superb studio for our first day. Prior to the photo session Dan remitted to me a folder with all the information on the course, we went through it all while the marvelous Aneta (MUHA) was preparing the model. Naturally, I had some fear which I expressed it to Dan. He comforted me and very soon all my fears had drifted away. During the photo session Dan was constantly providing me with tips and information regarding the photo shoot. Each lighting set up was explained in details and he made it easy for me.
Dan is an ambulant photographic encyclopedia but what is also important is that the way he provided me with his knowledge. It was in a very clear and simple way. I was amazed of the knowledge I acquired from the first day.
The second day was also in a studio. We had many varieties of lighting setups and each one is very interesting. On the third day, Dan rented a historical place for shooting on location. It was amazing.
It is not easy to summarize the three days workshop in few lines but I can assure you Dan that this experience will stay in my mind forever. The knowledge I acquired in a short period of time is beyond my expectation, the organization of the workshop was outstanding, the choice of the models was far from imagination and most of all I had the chance to meet an extremely professional photograph who is so humble and a very nice person to be with. I will come again for some other projects for sure.
Dan you are to be commended for your professionalism. One last thing, congratulations Dan for your superb portrait studio.
Jamil Georges Awad, SY | Private 1on1 Master Class Workshop Participant | 3 days
The Event was VIP! Dan and his team worked hard to truly to ensure that each photographer enjoyed the whole event and expanded their photography confidence & creativity.
I had the great pleasure to attend the 2019 VIP Photographic event at Castle Radic in Czech Republic.
The event was totally immersive, fully supported photography experience, allowing me as a photographer, to be involved in the whole creative experience from concept to final image.
The organisers, Dan Hostettler and Ivana Cermakova promised an event that would exceed expectations and challenge me as a photographer to reach for new levels of photography skill, creativity and imagination.
The creative team comprised, Dan Hostettler with assistance from Olivier De Rycke providing the technical support to the photographers. Four top class models, Ivana Cermakova, SuzziQ, ElenM and Domini, with a special guest model Nikola joining the team for one of the days. Make Up Artist Aneta Lozkova, stylist Kathy Gajewska assisted by Svetlana and probably the most important person the superb Chef Marcela.
There was also an abundance of all the required professional lighting equipment, diffusers and reflectors, available as required by each of the photographers.
Dan and the team were available at all times to offer guidance and assistance as requested or required, encouraging all the photographers to think outside their usual comfort zones.
The scene was set for a superb 4 days of photography, in and about Castle Radic with full access to the many rooms, superb main staircase, upper aisles, courtyard, chapel, barn, fields, bridge and gardens.
The four photographer and four model ratio guaranteed that all shoots were on a one to one basis, with the photographer having full control of all aspects of the shoot, from initial brief with Model, MUA and Stylist, agreeing location, sorting lighting set ups, reviewing location and setting up ready for shoot.
If I needed help with any of these aspects then Dan, Olivier and the whole team were available to help and support.
A debrief at the end of each day with Dan, Olivier and the other photographers rounded out the experience and allowed all to reflect on the achievements and challenges of the day.
The all-inclusive catering comprising, breakfast, lunch and evening meal made the experience one to savour and enjoy, the whole group merging into a happy creative team.
Dan and his team worked hard to truly make this a VIP event and ensure that each photographer enjoyed the whole event and expanded their photography confidence, creativity in an enjoyable environment.
The Event was VIP from the initial meet and greet in Prague at Dan’s Studio, chauffeured trip out to Castle Radic, excellent accommodation, superb company, awesome food, brilliant models, outstanding locations, inspiring leadership and organisation, really did make this a truly VIP event, spent in the company of a friendly and inclusive people from all over Europe.
I really enjoyed the whole VIP Photography Event and would 100% recommend the whole experience. I have a hard disk full of awesome images and superb memories of the best photography event I have attended.
A big thanks to Dan and his professional team for supplying a superb event and exceeding my expectations.
Gary McIver, UK | Annual VIP Retreat 2019 – Czech Republic Participant | 4 Days Exclusive
Without a doubt, the 2019 VIP was far and away a five-star experience. This an opportunity of a lifetime.
Without a doubt, the 2019 VIP Photo event organized and run by Dan Hostettler (StudioPrague Czech Republic) that I attended in September was far and away a five-star experience.
Every detail from incredible and very experienced Czech models Ivana, Elen & Dominika and Hungarian model Luca, to amazing hair and make-up artists and stylists, to Dan’s providing a ton of battery-powered lighting gear and modifiers, to a wide variety of shooting locations in and around the castle (think historic country chateau) and more, all added up to providing amazing photo opportunities in the beauty/glamour, lingerie and art-nude photography genres.
Model to photographer ratio was one-to-one over eight shooting sessions giving each photographer two times to work with each model. Location changes, wardrobe fine-tuning, hair styling and changing natural light offered each shooter lots to work with for each of the eight sessions over four days.
I averaged 400+ frames per session and that was all done in Single Fire mode (no burst shooting at all.)
The tuition fee includes all meals, prepared by an on-site chef and kitchen crew, a private room and airport transportation.
If you are an experienced beautiful women photographer or just beginning into the world of glamour and/or art-nude photography, this is an opportunity of a lifetime. In fact, two of the photographers in my 2019 VIP tour group were returning participants from earlier VIP events offered and produced by Dan Hostettler.
Edward R. Vidinghoff, USA | Annual VIP Retreat 2019 – Czech Republic Participant | 4 Days Exclusive
This was life changing to my work! Every part of the trip was organized so well and you can get exactly what you want from the workshop and more.
I have always waited to travel back to Prague, so when this VIP event came up, best opportunity ever.
Working with team was amazing, right from the start, and after a long flight from New Zealand the excitement was real once we reached the Chateau.
Every part of the trip was organized so well and you can get exactly what you want from the workshop and more. For me lighting and creativity was a priority, and that’s what happened, created magic and a lot of my work so far has been published in various magazines.
Attention to detail, humor, teaching, styling and the food, how could it go wrong.
So thanks again Dan and his team. This was life changing to my work.
Tink Lockett, NZ | Annual VIP Retreat 2019 – Czech Republic Participant | 4 Days Exclusive
This photography learning experience with Dan was truly an amazing, exciting, informative and memorable one!
I consider myself very fortunate to be able to attend a private 4 Days VIP Master Class Workshop with Dan Hostettler (StudioPrague). My main intention behind joining this photography workshop was to learn the different lighting techniques used in glamour & nude photography, effective ways of communication with the models and how to properly direct & pose them. I can confidently say that the workshop surely served the purpose. Dan and his team were punctual and every aspect of the workshop was extremely well-planned and executed.
I thank all the models – Ivana, Dominika, Michaela & Suzzi for being patient, polite and friendly with a “novice – wanting to be a serious professional fashion & glamour photographer” like me and for helping me create some beautiful pictures (and life long memories). Since I am not an experienced shooter (in this genre of fashion, glamour & nude photography), I was petrified at the thought of having to communicate and direct the models. To be frank, there was “no to very little communication / interaction” from my side. However, all the models handled the situation quite well and really made me feel comfortable with their great posing skills, good communication, professional conduct and extremely helpful behaviour.
I would also like to thank Aneta, our skilful H&MUA for 4 days, for her perfect and on-point assistance with makeup and hair styling. She really made all the models look beautiful, perfect and ready to be photographed, every time they arrived on the shooting set / location.
This photography learning experience with Dan, who can easily be considered as one of the modern-day masters in the field of glamour & nude photography, was truly an amazing, exciting, informative and memorable one. Dan, I would definitely like to work (learn) with you again – in Prague or in India or in any other part of the world.
Sagar Kerur, IN | Private VIP 1on1 Master Class Workshop Participant | 4 days
This was my 2nd VIP event organised by Dan, the best photography workshop organizer I’ve ever met.
“I attended Dan’s exclusive September 2018 French Chateau Nude Photography Workshop. This was my second VIP event organised by Dan, who I rate as the best photography workshop event organiser I’ve ever met. His photographic and especially his lighting expertise are outstanding and his punctual organisation is excellent.
Dan had brought a full set of lighting equipment and was on hand to help the less experienced photographers in a good-humoured manner, but never getting in the way or taking over. The chateau featured a breath-taking plethora of all-weather indoor and outdoor sets.
Dan had organised a great support crew, including Caroline, the magical stylist; Martin, who conjured three course meals and plentiful supplies of beer and wine; and Ivana, who modelled and managed the other models. Photographers enjoyed two relaxed one on one shoots each day (morning and afternoon) over four days, rounded off with a group shoot the final afternoon.
Last but by no means least, here’s a big shout out for the beautiful, professional and versatile models Eliska, Ivanka, Michaela and Suzzi Q, who were patient, hard-working and fun to work with. It was a memorable event that had a really pleasant vibe, and I hope there will be more.”
Mr. Muliebris, NZ | Annual VIP Retreat 2018 – France Participant | 4 Days Exclusive
4 full days of shooting. A truly fantastic event!
“I was fortunate to participate in Dan’s ‘French Chateau Nude Photography Workshop’ in September 2018. This workshop was one of the most professional ‘events’ I have ever participated in.
The pre-event information was timely, informative and motivational. The location for the shoot was a beautiful, rustic French chateau with endless inspiring shooting locations both in the chateau and the extensive grounds and outbuildings.
The organisation on-site was truly excellent. We had 4 full days of shooting and everybody (Dan, the models, chef, hair and make-up) worked tirelessly to ensure that we had a great experience.
The models were beautiful, professional, super hard-working and happy to help me (a relative novice) with some creative ideas for each shoot. I achieved better photos that I had imagined possible and I would like to thank Dan and the entire team for organising and executing a truly fantastic event.”
Steve B, UK | Annual VIP Retreat 2018 – France Participant | 4 Days Exclusive
Thank you for all your hard work supporting me/us!
“Not only your extensive knowledge about the subject itself was tremendous but the ability to explain the matter in a pleasant way helped a lot. The approach was not only informative but also created a shooting challenge yet without pushing us too much.
Very rarely have I met leaders of workshops before that were emphasizing the creativity of their “students” without trying to direct them into a predetermined path. In my view the Event was a great success both as a learning experience as well as a challenge yet without it becoming a hurdle. On top of that everyone had enough space for ideas without anything disrupting the planning. At least I never had the feeling that I had too little or too much time in any of the segments. From my point of view you deserve nothing but praise.
In addition there was a very good group dynamic between the people on all sides of the lens. Having everyone in the same location for the whole duration of the event definitely made it a much more personal and engaging experience for me. Plus, I was blown away by stylist Karolina’s creativity which added yet another dimension to the location and models.
All I can say is thank you very much! It was a very worthwhile experience for me and much more than I could’ve hoped for.”
Remco, NL | Annual VIP Retreat 2018 – France Participant | 4 Days Exclusive
The workshop was of outstanding value! Superbly well organised, outstanding Czech glamour models.
“Glamour being a blind spot, I booked a private 4 Day VIP glamour and nude photography master class with Dan Hostettler, photographer, author & educator, in Prague, Czech Republic. It’s the best photography workshop I’ve done by far!
Dan is a natural teacher and his tasteful, sympathetic definition of glamour chimed with mine. He is superbly well organised, punctual, generous with his knowledge – and great company. He supplies a comprehensive course binder that includes a DVD and one of his books, model release templates, lighting setups, posing guidelines and much more. Dan teaches with a passion, real knowledge and ensures you have maximum shooting time. Shooting tethered to a laptop was a key piece of learning.
Dan organised four fabulous and very different locations for each day (a studio, a chateau, a large commercial studio and a modern apartment) and a standout makeup artist and hair stylist, Aneta.
Dan’s a wizard with lighting women and this learning alone was worth the price of admission. Lastly and by no means least, Dan booked four outstanding Czech glamour models, Nici, Playboy model Dominika , Ivana and Suzzi – all of whom were delightful. The workshop was outstanding value, Prague and its inhabitants are a delight.
I’ve come away with a headful of new techniques and a set of superb images.”
Richard Abbott Photography, NZ | Private VIP 1on1 Master Class Workshop Participant | 4 days
Dan made us feel very special. He went far beyond the call of duty. Everyone was spectacular.
“This was such an amazing workshop! Dan went far beyond our expectations.
Not only did he meet with us the day before, but he also gave us a very informative notebook packed with lots of teaching information. His team made it very special for us. We learned so much. We appreciate all the communication, prepping the settings, preparing the lighting, and tutoring us when we really needed help.
The models were excellent and everything we needed was provided for us. This workshop was very well organized and thorough. Everything was 100% professional from start to finish. Dan came up with excellent places to shoot at, which gave us a lot of opportunities.
Now to talk about the beautiful models he came up with. Each one was great. They all were very easy to work with, and did their very best to help us come up with an excellent portfolio. They were fun and exciting to be around. I would give them a Grade of Excellent.
Also I want to talk about Jan, who was the other instructor; he is very knowledgeable and made us feel very special. He went far beyond the call of duty. He was busy the whole time, making sure that the lighting and setting was prefect; also checking our camera settings, for the different lighting conditions. He really was a great encouragement.
Then to add Aneta, the Make-up Artist was incredible. She was there and apart of every shoot. The models were made up miraculously. In saying all of this, everyone was Spectacular. Each member worked very well together, to help give us an awesome portfolio. Our photos turned out amazing. We were very overwhelmed by the quality of our pictures.
We learned a lot, and this was a really fabulous workshop. We would do it again, for it was that Magnificent.”
Don & Bec, USA | Private VIP 1on1 Master Class Workshop Participants | 4 days & 1 Day ShootOut
I learned more about nude photography in 3 days than in many years.
“The 3-day masterclass with Dan was a brilliant experience. Dan is very talented and a top-notch professional with an exacting eye for detail. This showed in every aspect of the class – the models, costumes and locations he chose, the way the shoots were structured, and the way that every day of the course was customized to match exactly what I was looking for. Likewise, the models he works with are exceptional and highly professional. I had no experience with models to begin with and at the end of the workshop I was completely comfortable and confident working with and directing the models.
I learned more about nude photography – and about photography in general – in the three days in Prague than in many years. Dan, and his colleague Jan, were very generous with their time and attention, constantly tutoring and helping with everything from camera settings to composition to the post-shoot workflow.
Whether you’re a serious amateur or a professional looking to expand your horizons, I can highly recommend Dan Hostettler’s workshops without reservation.
Thank you, Dan, Jan, Aneta and all the models – I had a wonderful time in Prague.”
Hari, India | Private 1on1 Master Class Workshop Participant | 3 days
Great Portfolio Photos. Everything was well organized and prepared. Will see you again.
“As photographer just starting to move to glamour nude, I searched the web to find some serious workshop to have a good start on it. Came across StudioPrague, and sent them an e-mail. The response was fast and kind from Dan.
After he had explained me the differences between the courses, I decided on the 4 day VIP Master Class workshop, where two days where in studio and two on location.
Come to Prague in June with high expectations and an open mind. Meeting Dan and Jan, the instructors for the workshop, you immediately get the impression that they are professionals. Everything well organized and prepared, so knew right away that my decision was right.
During these four days we got in around all these different lighting styles and how to use them to make the mood and expression that you want, poses and how the use the surroundings in your photos. If you had a question, the response was swift and in details. The atmosphere was relaxing, so you did not get stressed out by anything.
Not only did I leave Prague with some great Portfolio starting photos, 92GB in total, I also left with so much more than just photos and allot of experience.
It was a pleasure to work with you all Dan, Jan, makeup artist Kacenka, models Dominika, Kristina, Stana and Dasa.
Would recommend this for everyone, beginners and professionals as like, because you get so much different input that you can use in your future work.
Will see you again.”
Jón K. Joensen, Tórshavn (Faroe Islands) | Private VIP 1on1 Master Class Workshop Participant | 4 days
I enrolled for a 4 day VIP workshop without any hesitations. It is an for unforgettable experience.
“After giving a few thoughts how to improve my composition with nude and glamour photo and how to direct models according to my ideas I started searching web. By chance I have found StudioPrague. I sent an email and for my surprise, I received a warm and swift email from Dan.
After having a good explanation, without any hesitations I enrolled for a 4 day VIP workshop. I went to Prague in Mid-February and met Dan and Jan on the first day, they are great guys, they are both very down to earth. It was so professional from day 1 till day 4.
I did learn a lot about Glamour and Nude photography. First 2 days were in studio and last 2 days were on location, which were amazing and kind of impossible to rent. I would like thank all the crew for their efforts and for unforgettable experience I have gained.
Will definitely meet again for a photo shoot.”
Ismail Cumen, Turkey | Private VIP 1on1 Master Class Workshop Participant | 4 days
I had high expectations, which were clearly fulfilled. I was really pleased.
“As an amateur photographer, newbie in artistic nude photography, I had no idea what could result from such a workshop… But I had high expectations, which were clearly fulfilled.
Dan first asked me to send him a list of my wishes, which he perfectly understood: when I arrived in the studio, in Prague, everything was planned and organized, according to my requests.
I had chosen a 2 days workshop: GlamNudes & ArtNude Photography. Both Olga and Dan were always on location, during those two days. Olga took the lead for the Artistic workshop, and Dan for the Glam one.
I was really pleased to learn with both of them! First of all because they are undoubtedly very kind and professional. And, furthermore, because each of them has a specific approach of photography. This was, in my opinion, very instructive and rewarding!
Last but not least, I really appreciated to work with two friendly, gracious, and very professional models; not forgetting the talented Hair & Make-Up Artist!
I would definitely recommend such a workshop!”
Sasha, Brussels (Belgium) | Nude Photography Private Workshop: Glam & Art Nude | 2 days
Shoot world class models without all the hassle of booking and arranging everything from home!
“After two days of shooting I once again left Prague with some great shots. Working with Studio Prague is a great way of getting everything taken cared of: models, equipment, location scouting, mua and stylist. And with Dan as assistant during the actual shoot:-)
If you are reasonably experienced and really just want to shoot world class models without all the hassle with booking and arranging everything from home, then this is a great way of doing model photography. I really recommend it.”
Niclas Lövkvist, Stockholm (Sweden) | Private ShootOut Special Project | 2 days
From the moment I arrived I knew my decision was a great one! I recommend this workshop for photographers of all levels.
“I approached Dan as a 31yo Australian civil engineer with a passion for photography but also as someone lacking experience and direction. I searched throughout Europe for a course that could help provide that, and was sold immediately by Dan’s personality and the opportunity to visit a city I’d always wished to see!
From the moment I arrived I knew my decision was a great one!! From Dan himself, to the makeup artist Antonina, to the beautiful models Stana and Dasa, the entire crew were happy, positive, sensational people to meet and now know! The opportunity provided by Dan was second to none… Shoot alongside an experienced photographer, see the shoot unfold before both our eyes and leave with 16gb of compact flash cards full of memories and portfolio starting shots!! I came looking for inspiration and left with that and more… There is no doubt that I will be returning to Prague next year, hopefully with further experience under my belt and the knowledge that Dan can fine tune it further!!
I recommend his workshops for photographers of all levels – amateurs (like me) and professionals will gain invaluable experience from a weekend with Dan. If you’re unsure whether it’s for you – trust me you won’t regret the time you spend here… Whether it’s a greater understanding of lighting or even the ability to shoot completely different styles just hours apart – you will be blown away by what can be achieved in a weekend in Prague!
Dan takes great pride in his name and reputation – ensuring he continues to offer a service that is unmatched anywhere in Europe!
See you soon Dan!!!!”
Jeremy, Australia | Private Course & Photo Shoot (Special Edition) Participant | 2 days
I had the chance to discover an amazing number of lighting techniques with most sophisticated instructors. Thank you for tailoring up this class specially for me!
“I had the pleasure of joining a Studio Prague 1-on-1 nude lighting workshop in the beginning of March. With Dan and Jan as most sophisticated instructors I had the chance to discover an amazing number of lighting techniques.
Day 1 with Jenni was in a fully equipped studio, probably the best in Europe. Dan had worked out a full set of different lighting positions, schemed up with exact times for change, going by the clock like Swiss people are known to do. It was a long day filled with an incredible amount of wisdom. Model Jenni was a big smile from beginning to end.
Day 2 with Dominika was in a Prague 1 apartment, giving the opportunity to use different backgrounds and settings, and also playing with the light in various ways. We even managed to do a bath tub scene by the end of the day. Dominika was professional to her fingertips, giving 100% of herself to make this a memorable day.
Day 3 was designated close ups in a special setup coordinated by Jan, on two different central locations in Prague. It was a perfect ending of a 3 day – 30 hour – workshop, making both instructors and student exhausted when it all came to an end.
Thank you for tailoring up this class specially for me!”
Tom.Nor, Norway | Private Special EduShoot Course (Special Edition) Participant | 2 days
Ein sehr guter Gruppen-Workshop für ernsthafte Fotografen, denen es um ansprechende Bilder von wirklich guten Models geht.
“Nach etwa einem Jahr Shooting-Pause startete ich vor kurzem wieder. Dazu nahm ich nach langer Pause wieder einmal an einem Workshop teil, um mir ein paar Anregungen und Inspiration zu holen und um wieder etwas Kontakt zu anderen Fotografen zu knüpfen.
Den Workshop fand ich durch Kontakt mit Jenni, die ich schon von früheren Shootings als sehr gut aussehendes Model mit fantastischem Posing kenne. Auch das 2. Model Dominika war gut aussehend und mit gutem Posing. Auch blond 😉 , aber mit ganz anderem Temperament und Erscheinung als Jenni.
Der künstlerische Leiter Dan Hostettler konnte auch einem alten Hasen wie mir noch einige Anregungen geben. Und die weniger erfahrenen Fotografen wurden von ihm gut in die neue Materie der Studio- und Model-Fotografie eingeführt. Der Workshop selbst war gut organisiert und strukturiert. Er war preislich am oberen Level, wofür aber auch der Gegenwert geboten wurde. Nichts für Fotografen, denen es nur um viel nackte Haut geht.
Aber sehr gut für ernsthafte Fotografen, denen es um ansprechende Bilder von wirklich guten Models geht, in einem Ambiente, das sonst nicht so einfach zugänglich ist.”
Harald, Aalen (Germany) | Group Workshop (‘Jenni Czech’ Edition) | 2 days
PS: At StudioPrague we speak English, Deutsch & Français
The atmosphere during the shooting in an attractive castle was very pleasant. All was perfect.
“It was my first experience with glamour photography. I have spend a very pleasant moment. All the Jenni’s team is very nice (Matthew, George, the make-up). All was perfect, the transfer from Prague airport to the Hôtel at Loucen (Thank you Matthew) and the transport from Loucen to Prague (Thank you Jenni and George). Thank you also to have found me a hotel in few kilometers of the airport. The place was very pleasant in an attractive castle.
The atmosphere during the shooting was very pleasant even if I was a little shy and intimidate. The tea time during photoshoot was very pleasant. Jenni and Dominika, you are very gorgeous and friendly models.
Dan, you are an excellent photo teacher. You are The Swiss Precision Photographer;) Thank you Dan for your patience with my bad English spoken but I’m French :).
The workshop is also the opportuny to meet new friends. It is an experience that I would like to repeat of course. Jenni, Dominika, Dan, Thank you for these very very nice moments.
See you soon and meilleures salutations de Paris a` vous tous.*:) Philippe, Paris.”
Philippe, Paris (France) | Group Workshop (‘Jenni Czech’ Edition) | 2 days
We had very good moments together with all the team which showed itself warm and available for the good progress.
“This workshop was really very productive and pleasant. We had very good moments together with all the team which showed itself warm and available for the good progress of all parts of the workshop. Special thanks to Jenni and Dominika who spared no effort and who were very tuned to the participants to deliver magnificent images.
Special thanks also to Dan with its invaluable advice for the regulation of shots. I recommend this workshop where each will find something interesting there to perfect his photography techniques.”
Eric, Paris (France) | Group Workshop (‘Jenni Czech’ Edition) | 2 days
After many years of taking photographs, this workshop has produced my best glamour nude photographs yet
“I just wanted to send a thank you note for the fantastic photo workshop in the Czech Republic. I must say that absolutely nothing was lacking, and it was clear that an effort was made to assure the every aspect of the event was top notch. Photographers were looked after by the organizers to assure all concerns were addressed. The venues and locations were ideal for a nude glamour photographer.
Jenni & Dominika were two of the best models that I have worked with so far. The experience of working with them reminds me of why I purchased a camera.
Instruction and assistance by Dan Hostettler was valuable and effective. I left with increased knowledge of lightning, camera selections and communication with models. After many years of taking photographs, this workshop has produced my best glamour nude photographs yet. This workshop was educational, productive and fun.
I look forward to future Jenni’s workshop in the Czech Republic. I plan to attend each one of them.”
Adam Cooper Miami, FL (USA) | Group Workshop (‘Jenni Czech’ Edition) | 2 days
A first class adventure in photography: Professional lighting, professional photographer mentor. My results were 100% better than I have ever had before.
“I attended the Jenni’s Workshop everything was as I expected, and much more. I would describe it as a first class adventure in photography. The settings for the photography was amazing. A beautiful chateau in the country, with huge, incredible rooms for the shots. Professional lighting was provided by the mentor, professional photographer Dan Hostettler.
After Dan’s guidance, in camera settings, lighting, poses, and props, backgrounds, etc, my results were 100% better than I have ever had before. It was like night and day. I was now able to produce the kind of images, that I have always wanted to take, but was unable to do before.
As far as the models go, well, I can’t say much beyond the fact that they were incredibly beautiful, very nice, and easy to work with. They made it easy to get great photos, because they knew just how to pose, to make the right expressions, and had a personality that just came through on every image. They were amazing.
The overall operation of the workshop was first class as well. We were well taken care of at every turn. Jenni, George, Matt, and Dan went out of their way to make sure everything was just right. I will absolutely be attending the next workshop. They were incredible. It was well worth traveling from the USA to Prague, for this experience.”
Harry Monroe, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (USA) | Group Workshop (‘Jenni Czech’ Edition) | 2 days
Dan’s workshop is custom tailored after the need and photography level of the student and I learned where it is I need to focus on more.
“Traveling to Europe or the US to undergo glamour shots training under reputable instructors is a costly endeavor for a hobbyist from Asia who is only about to get serious in people photography. When I heard that Dan is in Cebu in the Philippines in March and that he is considering holding his first of a series of glamour and nude workshops in Manila, I was stoked. Having seen his work as a seasoned veteran of his highly specialized niche, I told myself I must not miss the chance to learn from him no matter what.
Dan’s workshop is custom tailored after the need and photography level of the student. My only regret is not having a list of where I need to focus more when asked. During the workshop, I realized posing models is my waterloo and that I would need give it more time in the future. The materials, both in print and soft copy, are very well compiled, illustrated, and put together to be extremely helpful for the participant’s future reference. Having access to that alone and to Dan for guidance even after the session, for me, already makes signing up for the EduShoot Workshop worth while.
As with any endeavor, lessons and workshops could only take you so far. From the time we had our semi-private session with Dan, I learned where it is I need to focus on more. More than anything, the workshop serves as a strong enough base that gives participants both a glimpse and a boost in what could well be the most challenging subject to photograph: nudes with glamour, exercising careful judgment to not make the images look like cheap porn. Dan’s expertise makes sure that that does not happen.
I’ll most definitely recommend the workshop to others.”
Fritz Tentativa, Philippines | The Manila Workshop | 1 Day
Individual tailored training. I would highly recommend to others.
“They have provided excellent 1-1 specific and individually tailored training and the material was practical clear and concise.
I would highly recommend to others.”
Tibeteris, Turkey | Private EduShoot Course Participant | 2 days
My goal was to learn about lightening and different photographic techniques. Being able to do glamour shots at the same time was a pure bonus.
“It is always a pleasure working with professionals. And no doubt: Dan Hostettler and his team are pro’s! I was fortunate enough to join the StudioPrague 1on1 workshop, mainly to learn about lightening, and different photographic techniques. Being able to do glamour shots at the same time, was a pure bonus.
Models Petra and Stana made the job easy, thanks to their natural beauty, and also thanks to their ability to “self instruct” in front of a camera (when the photographer fails, the model acts to resque the mission).
Dan and Jan made an impressive effort to help me understand the various technicalities on light setting, and also studio work. Helpful and pleasing in any way, both in planning the workshop (with two different locations), and also carefully picking the top class models and the top class equipment. Make up artist Antonina made an impression with her ability to style the model just the perfect way for the set.
When it came to Photoshop, Jan was the Master, sharing his long experience in digital processing of pictures. Unfortunately time was too short on this part of the workshop, so I guess I will have to sign up for a new one :)”
TomNor, Norway | Private EduShoot Course Participant | 2 days
I was pleasantly surprised to find that the entire schedule was very well planned and the workshop was highly professional. This has been indeed an invaluable learning experience.
“I went to Prague for the 1 on 1 Master Workshop not really knowing what to expect. The purpose was to learn the various aspects of lighting and posing for glamour photography. And that goal was more than achieved. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the entire schedule was very well planned and the workshop was highly professional, yet very informal and conducted in a relaxed atmosphere.
The entire team — Dan, Jan, Antonina and the models — was a pleasure to work with, and they were all very patient, polite and accommodating.
The ever conscientious and courteous Dan put in immense efforts to ensure the success of the workshop, while Jan, the expert on lighting, meticulously arranged the setting to give the best effect. Antonina did a fantastic job with the make-up on the models depending the suitability for the various locations of the shoots. And the pleasure of the workshop was enhanced by the warm and friendly nature of the fabulous models, Stania, Dasa and Kristina.
For me, this has been indeed an invaluable learning experience, apart from making so many new friends. I recommend it to any aspiring amateur or semi-pro photographer interested in glamour, and I will definitely take a refresher course with Studio Prague again some day.”
Jagdish, India | Private VIP 1on1 Master Class Workshop Participant | 4 days
I am a returning client. Dan works very hard to provide an excellent experience and the right balance of instruction and tutoring.
“I am a returning client of Mr. Dan Hostettler. With each workshop my confidence in Glamour and Nude photograhy grows. Dan works very hard to provide an excellent experience in his workshops.
He provides the right balance of instruction and tutoring yet provides ample opportunity for one-to-one photography with each model. He is very flexible and tailors the workshop to the client’s skills and needs. He always hires excellent models and has always had a professional make-up artist for the workshop.
Luca Antinetti, Canada | Private ShootOut Special Project | 2 days
I got more than I expected. It was BETTER. I can say it exceeded my expectation.
“I attended the 1 on 1 Master Workshop to learn more on the kind of lighting and composition of a typical shoot but what I got is more than I expected it was BETTER, I can say it exceeded my expectation.
Dan, Jan and whole team were very professional in every aspect of the workshop, very hands on which is a great way to get the feel and learn easily from the workshop. But the most important part of the whole workshop experience is everyone during the workshop is very down to earth. They are approachable and tells your immediately suggestions on how to improve your craft.
The workshops are definitely a must try for those people who would like to get started in the glamour scene.”
Mike Sy, Philippines | Private VIP 1on1 Master Class Workshop Participant | 4 days
I came to Prague looking to make myself a better photographer. I had a fantastic hands-on learning experience.
“I attended the Easter Workshop put on by Dan. Having already dabbled amateirushly in glamour photography, I came to Prague looking to make myself a better photographer. In this regard, I was not dissappointed. Through Dan’s careful interaction, advice and instruction, I was able to shoot under professional conditions and enjoy a fantastic hands-on learning experience.
Not only did I come away from the workshop with the confidence to build on the know-how that I had acquired with Dan, but also with the satisfaction that a workshop with Studio Prague great exceeds the expectations of its students. I am already looking forward to my next workshop to take my photography to the next level.”
Kevin, Russia | Special Easter Group Workshop Participant | 3 days
I came as a real amateur but after two days I was arranging the lighting, directing the model and took some excellent pictures.
“The Easter workshop was awesome with a lot of ‘learning by doing’ and Dan was always there with helpful advice. I came as a real amateur using my automatic settings and immediately Dan had me using manual settings.
After two days I was arranging the lighting, directing the model and taking some excellent pictures. It was perfect! This Swiss precision workshop was conducted in English in excellent surroundings.”
John Wisdom, a Finn guy living in Switzerland | Special Easter Group Workshop Participant | 3 days
The best thing to realize is that 'individual workshop' is not only a fancy title. It is real!
“In April I visited the ‘1to1 Beginner to Master Class Workshop’. This three days were very satisfying and informative to me.
I had ideas to work on with me I never was able to realize as I had them in mind. Dan and Jan hooked in and analyzed my way of working and gave me hints and missing basics to the job in the right way. On day 2 and 3 I was able to work on these topics in very professional way while having always friendly, ease atmosphere.
For me the best thing was to realize that at StudioPrague ‘individual workshop’ is not only a fancy title, it is real. Dan and Jan are not only full pro’s with photography production both of them have the ability to pick up your current level and start where you actually are. They help you to improve your skills and to work on own projects/ideas.
After the first day in Prague training studio we were the rest of the workshop on location. Michaela and Stania were really skilled and experienced models which didn’t do just another job. They were easy and professional to work with and they were with enthusiasm on the set. Together with Jan (Photographer/assistant) and MUA Suzanna Dan has a fine team to work with.
Cool results are guaranteed and to recommend with best notes. Thanks a lot!”
Phil A. Zanoulou, Switzerland | 1on1 Master Class Workshop Participant | 3 days
The Workshop's shooting opportunities were amazing seamless. I enjoyed to expand my photographic portfolio.
“The Workshop’s shooting opportunities were well crafted and the logistics support were amazing seamless. I enjoyed working with Dan & his team in this One-On-One Workshop to expand my photographic portfolio.
As a Film & TV person, this Workshop allows me to develop my directions for the still images and the learning experience of applying flash photography.”
Clifford Y., Singapore | 1on1 Master Class Workshop Participant | 3 days
I have had nothing but the best of times. I will this remember for a lifetime.
“I have had nothing but the best of times working with Dan, what I have experienced from him I will remember for a lifetime.
His creative style is unique, and when he chases after you with his camera the resultant pictures are amazing, I have even tried this myself. I love the results.
He is Swiss precision at its best. Enjoy!”
Paul J. Robert Latimer, Canada | Yearly returning customer for his birthday | 2 days
Spending three days with this well experienced photographer was a breakthrough experience for me.
“I had the great opportunity to do a 1-1 workshop with Dan in his studio in Prague during the easter break. Spending three days with this well experienced photographer was a breakthrough experience for me. Dan professionalism combined with his ability to lead in a very instructive manner helped me to boost my skills in glamour photography to a new level.
The studio is situated in the heart of Prague near the Vaclav Square. Well equipped and prepared for the perfect lighting I found everything I needed to do some perfect Glamour shootings.
The models and the make up artist I worked with during my stay were very helpful and friendly.
Thanks again to the whole team who made this workshop a real fun experience I won´t miss.”
Norman, Luxembourg | 1on1 Master Class Workshop Participant | 3 days
“I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop…..excellent location, great weather, terrific models……and the instructor was most helpful!!!!”
Luca Antinetti, Canada | 2nd time, 1 on 1 Personal Shooting | 2 days
This is a very professional group yet relaxed enough to also make it a fun experience. I highly recommend it.
“I recently attended my first workshop at StudioPrague and it exceeded my expectations! It was well organized and the right combination of didactic teaching and shooting.
This is a very professional group yet relaxed enough to also make it a fun experience. Dan is an excellent teacher who provides a great educational experience.
I highly recommend it…..I’m already looking into a second workshop! Thank you.”
Luca Antinetti, Canada | 1on1 Master Class Workshop Participant | 3 days
It was a very intensive 3 days but everyone there made me feel at ease.
“Dan, just a short feedback on the “1to1 Beginner to Master Class Workshop”. Firstly I had a great time, and everyone there made me feel at ease.
It was a very intensive 3 days however by the end of it you managed to give me some great insight into the business of photography production, make-up, modeling, marketing and of course, photography itself.
Mili (MUA), Irene (Model), and Jan (Photographer/assistant) completed the whole experience with their great skills, support and encouragement. Thanks again!”
Rob, Germany | 1on1 Master Class Workshop Participant | 3 days