Melanie Myhre Photography | WORKSHOPS

Portraiture Unleashed Book Signing

Saturday November 14th


Barnes & Noble

4144 N. College Ave. Fayetteville AR

Join us from 4-7pm to meet local photographer Melanie Myhre and book contributor of Portraiture Unleashed: 60 Powerful Design Ideas For Knockout Images by Travis Gadsby. Five of the books models from Eureka Springs AR will also be on hand for the event. A porttion of the proceeds from the sale of the book to benefit the Eureka Springs High School art department. Melanie will be doing a demo shoot with tips and tricks to help photographers at all levels improve thier images. Melanie specializes in womens portraiture and high school senior portraits. She is known for her creative and artistic images as well as her ability to find real modeling opportunities for her teen portrait clients through an exclusive national modeling program.

Portraiture Unleashed: 60 Powerful Design Ideas For Knockout ImagesPortraiture Unleashed: 60 Powerful Design Ideas For Knockout ImagesI am honored to be a contributor in this book and many of you have asked me where you can get a signed copy, so I have listed it here. When you order here, you will receive a copy signed by me and sent right to your door. Just click the buy button above and it will take you to the page where you can purchase. 10% of profits go to help fund the art department at the Eureka Springs High School.
About the book:
We are fortunate to live in a magical time in the constantly evolving field of photography. Absolutely anything is possible with a quality camera and photo-editing software. While new digital technologies make the creative process unlimited, it also means that we as photographers must continually push to be the very best at what we do. Cameras are affordable to the masses, and our key to real success in the portrait photography industry lies in our creativity and style rather than our equipment and gear. In this book, author Travis Gadsby presents a sublime collection of 60 creativity-inspiring images from a range of talented photographers whose styles and photographic techniques vary markedly. The book is divided into five sections, each of which is centered around a particular creativity-enhancing topic: (1) Quick and Easy: Ideas That Can Be Added on the Fly, (2) Location-Inspired Ideas, (3) Wardrobe-Inspired Ideas, (4) Prop-Inspired Ideas, and (5) Creative Lighting Treatments. Within each section, you’ll find a sumptuous variety of looks (ever considered photographing your subjects underwater, creating sparks with steel wool, recording the movement of a dancer whose body is dusted with flour, or creating steampunk portraits?). You’ll also discover how the portrait concept came to light and will get insight into the strategies the photographer used to pose, light, and style the portrait to perfection. In modern portraiture, it’s sometimes creative post production work that makes the image sing. Gadsby shines a light on some terrific image-editing work discussing the tools and techniques used to create the final portrait. With the wide range of creative portraits and specialized applications depicted in this book, you’ll find lots of great ideas to expand your photographic repertoire, reinvent your style, and stay at the top of your game.

By Travis Gadsby ( Paperback, 128 pages, published by Amherst Media






MAPSym (Mid America Photography Symposium)


May 16-17th 2015

For registration and details, visit the website


















Past events


Holiday Island Photo Guild

Guest speaker

Tuesday February 24th 2015


Holiday Island Country Club

'Making The Most Of Your Gear In Difficult Situations'






Photographic Society Of NW Arkansas


Guest speaker

Tuesday, November 4th


PSNWA Facility

 126 W. Emma Ave.

Springdale AR



Building A Successful Career As An Artist

Tuesday November 18th


Eureka Springs School Of The Arts



Melanie Myhre

Zeek Taylor

John Rankine

Janet Alexander

Catered lunch provided


Call 479-253-5384 to register








September 25th-27th


Eureka Springs School Of The Arts, Eureka Springs AR



The Blossom That Blows On The WindThe Blossom That Blows On The Wind

If you have ever wanted to create dreamy surreal photos, this workshop is for you!

Three days of intensive learning and portfolio building.

Some of the topics we will be covering include:

~Lighting for emotional impact

~Posing that tells your story

~Editing to enhance mood

~Setting the scene on a low budget




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Each workshop attendee will receive

a swag bag from our  sponsors and have a chance to win great prizes!

Sponsored by Sigma Corporation, Alienskin Software, and Bedfords of Fayettville.






Into The Light: A Creative Photography Retreat


Melanie Myhre Photography

April 10-13


Dragonfly Mountain Lodge Eureka Springs AR


Bear The Light And Fear Not The DarknessBear The Light And Fear Not The Darkness

Cost is $825 per person and includes 4 nights lodging and meals.

Contact Melanie Myhre at to register


Click Here to download retreat schedule

Register via PayPal. I also accept cash and checks. Deadline is April 6th!

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The retreat will take place on top of gorgeous Dragonfly Mountain in Eureka Springs AR.  Nestled in the Ozark Mountains, Dragonfly Mountain consists of acres of wooded sanctuary in full bloom with wildflowers, redbuds and dogwoods.  We are just five minutes from historic Eureka Springs. Eureka is a small town of 2000 people with over 300 artists of all disciplines. It is a melting pot that is known for nurturing creativity.  It is also a Victorian village on the historical registry with lots of old stone walls, flowering gardens and natural springs. It is a photographer’s paradise of magical proportions!

   This retreat is designed for photographers of all levels who want to learn the art of storytelling through photography.   We will be doing both outdoor and studio shoots that include a model with elaborate set and wardrobe styling. Participants are encouraged to work together to create their own unique setups. This retreat will stretch your imagination to greater heights, allowing you to create more freely. We will also cover editing techniques and business practices. This retreat is a great opportunity to make new friends and learn together in a supportive environment.









Art has helped me through some of the toughest times of my life. It has always fed my mind and nurtured my soul. I believe in the healing power of creativity. Join me for a workshop and help nurture your own creative process to shine your light into the world. Let imagination and inspiration be your guide!





New workshop schedule coming soon


CLICK HERE to download schedule and registration materials




Saturday, October 26th


OM Sanctuary Eureka Springs AR



Instructor: Melanie Myhre

Model:Skyelar Casada