Arts, Business and Craft of Digital Photography


Fine Art Nude Photography Workshop

Summer 2013 Session:

Sat. August 24 & Sun. August 25 (9 AM to 5 PM)

in Burbank, CA

Topics include lighting, posing (directing), location and equipment in shooting Erotic Art and Fine Art Nudes.

Participating photographers will have an hour to photograph each model on a one to one basis each day.

Michael and Perry will be available for one on one mentoring during the entire weekend.

The cost is $1,250 for the weekend and will include lunch both days.

Scheduled models may be subject to change.

+ Please contact Perry with any questions at (818) 326-1926 or

Studio Lighting Workshop on Sunday, Nov 25

Studio Lighting & Photoshop workshop –

For Portrait
For Fashion
For Hollywood Actors head shot

Sunday, November 25th –

3 PM – 8 PM

$500 per session

Feel free to contact me with any questions –
LA actors headshot by Michael helms - kerri kasem

Fine Art Nude Workshop – 2013

Michae Helms headshot - Los Angeles actors Had a fun shoot this past weekend. My friend, Perry Gallagher, and I taught a class on natural light nudes! YAY. Of course, I can’t post those photos here, but I CAN post some other stuff I shot. Here’s a fun image. I was trying out some lighting techniques. This is the lovely Keisha.
Next Workshop: Feb. 9th and 10th, 2013

Headshot workshop – Intro – This Sat!

This Sat. Jan 21, 10 AM to 4 PM –

This pictures is not quite typical “actors headshots,” but I played with Dinair airbrush make ups (really easy to use, btw) and I thought this would please my “anime fan” followers!  LOL!

Actors Headshots by Michael Helms

Valentine’s day – another busy holiday for photographers!

ATTENTION: Fellow photographers!

Get ready for some “valentine’s day” couple or boudoir picture sessions! I am starting to booking already, too!


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