A Photograph…captures a moment, an essence, a vision, a memory. It reveals the soul of the subject but more the soul of the person behind the camera. It is one of the strongest mediums to tell a story, and in recent years, it has become the most accessible, democratic form of art and expression.
Today, particularily through social media we are overwhelmed with visual diaries. Windows into the souls of our sisters, friends, celebrities and even pets. This was not the case 25 years ago when smartphones didnt exist. Photography was different. Every frame mattered in an age when camera live views didnt exist and film rolls were expensive to develop.
On Saturday February 22nd and Sunday February 23rd, I will be hosting a workshop that will go back to the way we photographed. With meaning, intention and purpose. Through elements such as props, light, angles, composition, botanicals and editing, the simplest food or subject can be transformed into an opulent visual story. Learn to stand out from the ever growing saturated crowd of “photographers” and tell your unique narrative. To photograph the soul of your subject as if it were your own through today’s looking glass; the camera.
Day 1: SATURDAY February 22nd:
STYLING/FOOD/PROPS/PORTRAITS: There will be hands on style sessions where you will learn to style and create a still life scene with cake, food and props.
As well as an opportunity to work with a model to learn simple portrait techniques.
There will be an indebth session on the theory of composing a photograph to tell a striking story via the use of light, props, angles and composition.
Day 2: SUNDAY February 22nd:
EDITING/BUSINESS/NAVIGATING SOCIAL MEDIA: All this will be followed up with an intense tutorial on how to edit your work in Adobe Lightroom. We will use a few modules in Adobe Photoshop. However the main bulk of the editing session will focus on Lightroom.
We will also take an indebth look at how to transform your blog/social media into a business thats authentic to your brand and voice.
Social Media. The love/hate for many creators/artists. Learn how to navigate Instagram and Pinterest to entice brands and businesses or simply learn to make it a soulful gallery.
Snacks, non alcoholic beverages, and lunches will be served on both days. Please inform Betty Binon of any dietary restrictions and/or allergies.
DATE: Saturday February 22nd AND Sunday February 23rd.
TIME: 9:30 AM- 5:00 PM both days
Included: Includes all materials, meals and refreshments.
Spaces available: 7
Location: Photography studio in the Leslieville area, Toronto, Ontario
Who should attend?
This program is ideal for photographers, bloggers, social media influencers, food/floral stylists, food industry specialists such as restaurant owners, and portrait photographers and those interested in photography and/or styling your food, flowers or subject with an edge. Some basic knowledge of how to use a camera is recommended to attend this workshop. However all levels of photographers are welcome.
BRING: Laptop with Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop installed, any type of digital camera with memory card and fully charged battery, tripod (if avail) and any special props you’d like to use. However I will have some props available here you can use to style and shoot with.
Bookings are non-refundable unless you are able to find someone to take your place.
Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the facilitator.
Please email email@example.com for inquiries or bookings. Schedules will be emailed upon booking.
Not included: Travel and accommodations. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for accommodation recommendations.
See you there.
Outstanding work.The women in this series are all beautiful also.
Thank you so much Sweet Monique xo. Betty