Head south of the border with us for 3 magical nights to the incredible 5 star Montage, Los Cabos, Mexico.

Join us for a 2-day hands-on photographic experience learning from one of the world’s top Celebrity/Fashion photographers John Russo. John will share his techniques and knowledge that have garnered him countless covers of Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, GQ, Esquire, Glamour and Marie Claire and top fashion campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci and Hugo Boss. John will share with you how he approaches shooting the world's top celebrities and models on location.

Blending natural beauty with authentic Mexican culture, Montage Los Cabos is an idyllic sanctuary perched upon the premier beachfront in Cabo. Spanning 39 acres along the gentle azure waters of The Sea of Cortez.

The resort is absolutely stunning, literally a photographers dream.

John and his team will show you how to create the best on location fashion editorial stories. He'll demonstrate the ways in which a lighting setup can create desired results. Professional models will be on set for the demonstration. Each participant will have time to create stunning fashion images for their portfolio. This course will also expose you to the industries top professionals. Guest speakers will include a top celebrity makeup artist, an award winning photo editor and LA’s busiest photo producer. All of which will take your questions for an informative lecture.

You will not only leave this course with stunning images, you will gain confidence, knowledge and insight to create iconic images on your own. 

As a special treat, each student will be given a full page in a 10-15 page Fashion editorial for the January 2020 issue of Gio Journal.

John, along with the photo editor of Gio, will be there every step of the way to guide the student thru the mood board. 

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to travel to one of the world’s most exclusive resorts, learn from the industries top celebrity/fashion photographer and have your work published in one of the globe's top luxury publications. 

It’s a WIN, WIN, WIN, opportunity!



There will be amazing gift bags and Catered Breakfast, lunch and craft services will be provided.

Day 1. 5pm-7pm

  • Meet and greet

  • Drinks and appetizers

Day 2. 10am-5pm

  • Introduction to John’s work

  • Satisfying your clients needs and following creative mood boards 

  • Guest speakers (industry professionals)

  • National magazine editor

  • Respected Photographers rep.

  • Photography demo on female and male model

  • Students shoot models with John’s guidance

  • Q & A

Day 3. 10am-5pm

  • lecture on choosing the right location, storyboarding, choosing the right gear and creating a shot list for location shoots

  • Guest speaker

  • John will do a demo shoot with models. 

  • Student will have the opportunity to shoot professional models in Montage Property.

  • Q & A


What’s Included

  • 3 nights Deluxe 5 star accommodation at Montage Los Cabos (1 king bed)

  • Airport transfer

  • Friday night welcome cocktails and appetizers

  • Saturday: Continental breakfast, box lunch, group dinner

  • Sunday: Continental breakfast , box lunch

  • 10% off on all additional food+ beverage

  • 10% off spa treatments

  • 1 page editorial spot in Gio Journal magazine.

What’s not included

  • Flights

  • Alcoholic beverages