Welcome to Gold Rush Destinations

About Us

Who Are we?


Gold Rush Destinations was founded at one of north Georgia's largest gold mine properties by industry professionals wanting to bring fun educational skills back to the workshop scene. With top professionals, every attendee can be sure to leave a Gold Rush Destinations workshop with an upgraded portfolio just waiting to be shown off. As with any destination, you can experience one of our workshops from the 300 acre property the gold mine sits on, to more exotic locations around the world. Workshop sizes and locations will vary with each destination, but we will always call north Georgia home to host yearly workshops at the mine. 

Your Gold Rush Experience

So you may ask yourself, what makes Gold Rush Destinations better than the other photography workshops being offered out there? Well here's some reasons:

  • One flat rate fee that covers the following workshop expenses: model releases, daily meals and snacks, non and alcoholic drinks, group activities, and a professional hair and makeup team to style your models.
  • Small 2:1 or 1:1 groups during group shooting where photographers will assist each other when they aren't photographing the model. Group size may vary depending on workshop size. 
  • All of our models are experienced professionals with resumes that include fashion/runway work, magazine publications, commercial, and/or other workshop experience. Not only are our models trained professionals, we also make sure the personality matches the work ethic to ensure an all around positive weekend with exceptional images to add to everyone's portfolio. 
  • Professional hair and makeup is provided for all of our models for every shoot and touch ups are done on site as needed by our professional two person beauty team. 
  • Private shoots are allowed and assigned during designated time slots. Private shoots are given to any photographer who becomes a model's sponsor at no additional cost or can be arranged with any model at a separate cost. Private shoots take you away from the group activities and allow you more one on one time with a model of choice.
  • Knowledgable assistants and staffing available to help with getting to and from locations, assist with lighting, and help each group as needed. 
  • All models are available for editorial, fashion, glamour, boudoir, and commercial. Implied and artistic nudes are available from nude posing models only and at the discretion of the model depending on their comfort level. 
  • Spouses/significant others are allowed to join any attendee as their own personal assistant at an additional cost. Spouses are allowed on location for the entire workshop but are not allowed to shoot any of the models unless they sign up at a regular attendee rate.
  • By the end of the workshop, every attendee will leave with new relationships and friendships from the manor in which we host group activities. Everyone will also leave with new skills and knowledgeable information to take home with them and apply to future sessions. 

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