Rincon, Puerto Rico

Image of rooftop pool available for all villas

April 19-23, 2018

Join us for five days in the beautiful city of Rincon, Puerto Rico at a private location with eight luxurious villas right on the beach for some of the most ideal shooting conditions and locations. Stay in one of our 22 bedroom options that offer semi to full privacy options for you and/or a spouse/guest. Enjoy ocean views from the giant covered patios and decks, lounge in one of several hammocks, or enjoy a cool dip in the rooftop pool during workshop downtime. Arrive as early as Wednesday evening, with the workshop officially kicking off Thursday evening, ending out a full day of private shooting that following Monday, with everyone leaving out Tuesday. Spouses and/or guests are allowed to accompany you for this workshop at additional costs.  

Rincon, Puerto Rico Weekend Itinerary

Thursday: 

All models, HMUAs, assistants, and photographers should be on location and checked into the Villas by 8:00 pm Thursday evening. If you need to arrive earlier, or plan to arrive Wednesday, please coordinate travel and lodging first to confirm an open room, as not all villas will be available on Wednesday. If you need to arrive after 8:00 pm Thursday, please coordinate travel times with Gold Rush Destinations so someone is available to get you settled into your room. We will have a catered dinner beginning at 8:15 pm on this night for an unofficial meet and greet of everyone, as well as assign models to their photographer(s) and go over the weekend's schedule.  


Friday:

  • 8:00am Mandatory breakfast/group meeting, assign group schedules and model rotations. 
  • 9:00am-12:30pm First model rotation for group shooting
  • 1:00-3:30pm Mandatory mid day break/lunch 
  • 4:00pm-Sunset Second model rotation for group shooting. All models and photographer teams must be back at the villas within 30 minutes after sunset. Please plan your sunset locations accordingly to make sure you are back on time with your model. 
  • 8:00pm Dinner to be served 

Saturday & Sunday:

  •  Breakfast will be available until 9:30am as a grab and go style buffet
  • 30 minutes prior to sunrise-12:30pm First model rotation for group shooting
  • 1:00-3:30pm Mandatory mid day break/lunch 
  • 4:00pm-Sunset Second model rotation for group shooting. All models and photographer teams must be back at the villas within 30 minutes after sunset. Please plan your sunset locations accordingly to make sure you are back on time with your model. 
  • 8:00pm Dinner to be served 

Monday:

Private shoots are available from sunrise to sunset with your model(s) of choice. Private shoots must be scheduled with HMUA at $35/shoot/model, and at the discretion of the model, beginning at $100/hour. All villas will be available for anyone not traveling out until Tuesday. 


Tuesday:

Mandatory check out of all villas by 10am unless otherwise noted.


**Times and schedule subject to change for weekends itinerary.**

Liability & Fine Details for Rincon, Puerto Rico Workshop

 Become a Model's Sponsor


Sponsor a model for a set donation of $850. This helps cover that models food and lodging expenses, as well as cover the costs of their travel fees. Sponsors are given a 3 hour private shoot with their model during designated time slots, away from the normal group rotations with model release for images captured during their private session.  



Become an Assistant 



Sign up for one of the four assistant spots available for a discounted price. Assistants will be bunked in a shared room with twin bunk beds located in two of the eight villas. Assistants will be in charge of assisting photographers for their shoots, charging gear, carrying and setting up'breaking down lights and gear. Assistants will be allowed time to photograph each model during designated time slots with model release included. Assistants are allowed to sign up for private shoots as well during designated times.

 Spouses/Significant Others


Spouses/significant others can accompany any attendee to the workshop for an additional $895. They can be on location at all times with you to serve as an assistant or just to simply hang out. Food and beverages will be provided for them as well throughout the course of the weekend. They are not allowed to photograph any of the models without paying the regular attendee price. All travel and lodging expenses are not included in this price.

Liability


Every person of attendance needs to be well aware of their surroundings and locations and the risks involved during every moment of the weekend. Please make sure you have water for you and your model on you at all times during the workshop and keep hydrated. Take caution and bring the proper supplies- safety is our number one concern for everyone. Deposits to reserve your spot in the workshop begin at $895 and are nonrefundable. Should you not be able to attend for any reason, your deposit can be transferred to another attendee but it is your responsibility to get that spot filled. The remaining workshop balance is due no later than March 1, 2018. Sponsorship's are due in full upfront. Financing is available through PayPal finance upon approval. For any other concerns or questions please email Gold Rush Destinations through the Contact Us page.
Gold Rush Destinations is not liable for any travel fees, missed flights, inclement weather, or lost/stolen luggage and/or gear. Liability waivers must be signed at the time of your workshop purchase. Models are subject to change at any point and are not guaranteed for any event.

North Georgia Workshop

August 17-21, 2017

Join us at the original home of Gold Rush Destinations! We will arrive on location Thursday, August 17, for a quick introduction before we spend the next three days upon some of north Georgia's most lush 300 acres of private property. With two river locations, horses on site, and unlimited shooting possibilities, this is one workshop you won't want to miss! Workshop officially ends Sunday evening with an extra day of private shooting should your schedule allow it. See a detailed itinerary below of the weekends activities. 

North Georgia Weekend Itinerary

Thursday:

Models and workshop attendees arrive. All models will be staying on location at the main house of the property for the entire weekend with the beauty team. We will have a small meet up that is not mandatory to attend beginning at 7:00pm in the main house. This is to assign makeup times for the models and a light dinner will be served for anyone who attends. Please inform us prior to the workshop if we can expect you to ensure we have the proper amount of food. Everyone has to be off location by 10:00pm so models can be well rested for the workshop. 


Friday:

  • 8:00am Mandatory breakfast/group meeting, assign group schedules and model rotations
  • 9:30am-12:30pm First model rotation for group shooting
  • 1:00-3:30pm Mandatory mid day break & lunch
  • 4:00pm Second model rotation for group shooting 
  • 5:30pm Third model rotation for group shooting and  private shooting for designated models
  • Sunset will conclude the days sessions. Everyone must be headed back to the main house within 20 minutes of the sun setting with their model.
  • 8:00pm Dinner at the main house. 
  • 11:00pm All photographers should be off site and headed back to their hotels 

Saturday:

Grab & go style breakfast will be provided for this day as shooting times are allowed to begin as early as 20 minutes prior to sunrise for private shoots only. 

  • 8:00-10:00am First model rotation for group  shooting
  • 10:30am-12:30pm Second model rotation for group shooting
  • 1:00-3:30pm Mandatory mid-day break & lunch
  • 4:00pm-Sunset Group session in the horse pasture followed by a trip to the river and shingle house locations
  • 5:30pm Private shoots for the assigned models and photographers
  • Sunset will conclude the days sessions. Everyone must be headed back to the main house within 20 minutes of the sun setting with their model. 
  • 8:00pm Dinner at the main house followed by music under the pavilion. We will have a short demonstratio/educational shoot under the pavilion with the fog machine and 2 models. Each photographer will be allowed 10 minutes of shooting time with these models during instruction. 
  • 12:00am All photographers must be off location and headed back to their hotel rooms

Sunday:

Grab and go style breakfast will be provided for this day as shooting times are allowed to begin as early as 20 minutes prior to sunrise for private shoots only.

  • 8:00-10:00am First model rotation for group shooting
  • 10:30am-12:30pm Second model rotation for group shooting
  • 1:00-3:30pm Mandatory mid-day break & lunch
  • 4:00-5:30pm Final model rotation of the workshop. 
  • 5:30pm-Sunset Private shoots begin for assigned photographers and models
  • 5:30pm-Sunset Group session in and around barn. We will have a short natural light demonstration/educational shoot during this time. Each photographer will be allowed time with all remaining models not out on private shoots
  • Sunset will conclude the evenings sessions. Everyone must be headed back to the main house within 20 minutes of the sun setting with their model.
  • 8:00pm Dinner at the main house followed by image reviews/model releases and announcements for the Model of the Weekend who will be featured as a cover model for ONETEN Magazine. Photographers are free to leave as needed on this evening. 

Monday:

Everyone begins their trip back home. Should schedules allow it and prior arrangements are made during the weekend, models can be hired for additional private shoots on this day beginning at $100/hr but hair and makeup must be provided by the model. 

Meet your North Georgia Models- Click an Image Below

Liability & Fine Details for North Georgia Workshop

Become a Model's Sponsor


Sponsor a model for a set donation of $500. This helps cover that models food and lodging expenses, as well as cover the costs of their travel fees. Sponsors are given a private shoot with their model during the designated time slots listed above, away from the normal group rotations with model release for images captured during their private session. Private shoots can only be obtained during the workshop by sponsoring your model(s) of choice. 


Spouses/Significant Others


Spouses/significant others can accompany any attendee to the workshop for an additional $300. They can be on location at all times with you to serve as an assistant or just to simply hang out. Food and beverages will be provided for them as well throughout the course of the weekend. They are not allowed to photograph any of the models without paying the regular attendee price of $899. All travel and lodging expenses are not included in this price.


Liability


Every person of attendance needs to be well aware of their surroundings and locations and the risks involved during every moment of the weekend. This particular workshop will be in north Georgia during summer months when temperatures and humidity can be very high and hard to handle for anyone not used to them. Please make sure you have water for you and your model on you at all times during the workshop and keep hydrated. Also be aware that this location is home to poisonous snakes, mosquitoes, poison ivy, poison oak, posion sumac, ticks, and several varities of bees. So take proper caution and bring the proper supplies in case you happen to stumble upon any of these- safety is our number one concern for everyone. All workshop attendees and talent will be required to sign a waiver upon arrival before the workshop begins. A copy of this can be obtained prior to purchasing your workshop spot by email. Deposits to reserve your spot in the workshop are $500 and are nonrefundable. Should you not be able to attend for any reason, your deposit can be transferred to another attendee but it is your responsibility to get that spot filled. The remaining $399 workshop balance is due no later than August 1, 2017. Sponsorships are due in full upfront. Financing is available through PayPal finance upon approval. For any other concerns or questions please email Gold Rush Destinations through the Contact Us page.