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Immerse yourself in the world of artistic portrait photography for a whole weekend!


individual photo-shoots with 2 professional models.

Individual portfolio sessions by 2 professional art-photographers.

Workshop: how to get awarded at festivals and photography-contests. 

Workshop: how to get your work published, in exhibitions, festivals and art galeries.

in a charming belle-epoque Villa.


©  Bert Daenen


Bert approaches portrait photography from his interest in inner experience. 

His personal series are thematically inspired and express the emotional impact society has on our personal lives. 

Although photography is the medium, his work is characterised by its link to painting. The use of light, colour, the model's expression, the finish and ultimately the presentation are elements that make Bert's work unique.

Bert specialises in studio photography. In his view, creating the right atmosphere during the photo shoot is crucial to achieving the desired result. A shoot is a collaboration between model and photographer in which trust, communication and slowness are keywords. 

As a teacher at the art academy, he enthusiastically transfers his love for photography to his students. During this workshop, Bert will share his knowledge and experience gained during his many exhibitions at home and abroad, both in art galleries and at photography festivals.


His work was published internationally in various art and photography magazines, specialised websites and received wide media coverage.



Jos Verhoogen is an esteemed photographer with a wealth of experience in portrait and model photography, particularly using available light. With a background in journalism, Jos has a keen eye for natural lighting, which greatly enhances his photographic work.

Beyond his recognized skills behind the camera, Jos is also a respected lecturer specializing in photojournalism and lighting, and he serves as coach and a judge for the FEP Master Qualified European Photographer (MQEP) program. His excellent communication skills enable him to effectively share his knowledge and techniques with a diverse audience.

Participants in Jos's workshops can expect engaging and highly informative sessions. He provides practical insights and hands-on experience in model photography, ensuring that attendees leave with a deeper understanding and improved skills.

Given his extensive experience and unwavering commitment to the field of photography, Jos Verhoogen's guidance will be a significant added value to all participants. His guidance will undoubtedly enhance the learning experience for everyone involved.

More about his work, awards and exhibitions on his website.


©  Jos Verhoogen


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Sara Scarlet is a Belgium based model who works internationally. She is signed with three international agencies, but also and mainly works freelance under her own business.


Sara has modelled for over 15 years and shoots commercial as well as artistic projects. She has been internationally exhibited and awarded. 

Sara is known for her height of 1m83, hourglass shape, elegant long limbs and versatility in her posing (she poses fluently in the genres of fine art nude, bodyscape fashion, portrait, boudoir, latex fashion, beauty and art amongst others).

Apart from her work as a model, she has been teaching informal local model safety classes since 2023 and organizes her own multiple day photoshoot events, both in Belgium as abroad, most recently in Iceland, on the Canary Islands and soon in 2025 also in Scotland.

© Bert Daenen


Christall is an international model with 10 years of experience in art, nude and fashion photography. Besides galleries in Belgium, her recent work has been showcased on international venues, including the 60th Venice Biennale of Art and Imagenation Paris, as well as featured in online platforms and print publications.


Christall participated in numerous workshops across Russia and Europe. Her work has also earned accolades, such as an Honorable Mention at the Refocus Awards 2023. Further extending her modeling experience, Christall participated in a short film that won the award for Best Experimental Short Film at the European Film Festival in Lille. 

Over the past 2 years she has also been instrumental behind the scenes. She co-organized and modeled for an art-fashion project highlighted in Belgium’s national HLN newspaper and worked with various artists like Carmen de Vos, which was featured on the Belgian photographic TV show “Het Perfecte Plaatje.”


Christall’s approach to modeling is characterized by her ability to convey emotional, moody, abstract, and artistic concepts with minimal direction. Her intuitive grasp of composition and her natural posing flow were appreciated by photographers, ranging from ambitious amateurs to internationally recognized professionals.


Christall always does her best to ensure that each project not only meets but exceeds the artistic expectations of all involved.


© Jos Verhoogen


Each participant is entitled to an individual photo shoot with one of the models in an equipped photo studio.


Studio flash units with various light shapers are available.


From his own experience, photographer Bert Daenen talks about how his work has been picked up by art galleries.


You will get advice on how best to approach this and how to prepare for it by selectively showing your work to the outside world, the way to communicate etc..


The entire house and the spacious surrounding garden can be used during an individual shoot with one of the models. 


Jos Verhoogen shares his extensive experience with photography competitions, both as a participant (he won several international awards) but also as a jury member, including at the Federation of European Photographers. Y


ou will learn which competitions are interesting, how to select, prepare, submit your work and what a professional jury looks for when judging the entries.


A 1-on-1 portfolio review with one of the photographers is scheduled for each participant.

You will receive personal feedback on your own work, tips and tricks on how to take your work to the next level and, if desired, we will look together at a selection of your images for a competition, exhibition, publication or similar.


The workshop will take place in an inspiring setting. The belle-epoque villa was recently renovated with a great sense of taste and authenticity and is surrounded by a large, spacious garden.


A separate studio space is provided and the villa offers several rooms that lend themselves perfectly to working with natural light.

Each room has a private bathroom with shower. The spacious kitchen, living area and seating area provide ample space for workshops and individual portfolio sessions.



The masterclass will take place in the charming village Ocquier, in the French-speaking part of Belgium, at about 30 minutes drive from Liège.

The belle-epoque villa has recently been renovated and offers 7 bedrooms for 2 persons, with a bathroom at each room.



FRIDAY, 13 september

- reception (from 18:00 h.)

- meeting with photographers and models

- evening meal

- appointments regarding the shoots

SATURDAY, 14 september

- individual studio-shoots

- individual shoots with natural light

- individual portfolio-sessions

- breakfast, lunch & dinner

SUNDAY, 15 september

- individual studio-shoots

- individual shoots with natural light

- individual portfolio-sessions

- workshop 'how to present your work to art galeries'

- workshop 'how to get recognized at photography contests'

- breakfast and lunch

- check out (17:00 h.)


900 EUR for a stay in a shared room (2 separate beds)

1150 EUR for a stay in a single room

100 EUR early-bird discount (until august 3th).

all-in price, excluding drinks (wine, beer) outside meals and including 21% VAT.

50% deposit when registering, the rest has to be paid on 6 September 2024.

The deposit is refundable up to 3 weeks before the start of the master class.

The master class will take place from 6 participants onwards.

Maximum 8 participants can register

The masterclass will be given in Dutch or English.
Individual sessions can be given in French.


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  2. We will confirm your registration and sent the information for the payment of the 50% deposit. 

  3. After we received your payment, your registration is confirmed.



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