Portfolio builder | Beauty shoot | Feb 10th 11am-3pm $125

Our first of the year, Not just another beauty shoot


Each year the team at Toronto Photography workshops strives to bring you more exciting, creative and skill building shoots.  Our first of 2013 is nothing less; in fact we have the pleasure of working with one of our lovely new models for this season, Ms. Sofiya C

Mayhem #[masked], in preparation for our valentine's month, because one day is just too short.


This beauty shoot will include elements from the commercial world as well as creative and artistic vision.  You will learn how to setup your lights, direct and shoot.


The cost of this feature packed session, is only

$125 per person

Maximum number of participants for this shoot is set at 6 photographers


Beauty Photography, with great emphasis on commercial lighting, and Directing the model. We will add more flare by adding props, wind/smoke machine to create some cool effects as well as shooting from behind a Glass ... curious yet?  Read on


Sunday Feb. 10th, 2013  11am - 3 pm

Please arrive a few minutes early. Using the Parking lot at the corner of Atlantic and Liberty is your best bet at $3/day on Sunday.

Who is on the team?

MODEL : Ms. Sofiya C Mayhem #[masked]

image credits, Above:Spoken words / Below:DSP


MUA : Vanessa Garland

What's our inspirations?

Who is it for?

Whether you're a seasoned photographer looking to freshen up your portfolio, just starting out your career in photography, or a hobbyist who wants to learn some new skills, this Beauty shoot is for you.

What you will learn in this session?


  • Lighting for a great beauty shoot
  • Directing the model
  • Creating an artistic idea
  • Composition and visual story telling
  • Using reflectors and strobes to create great images


Model Release Forms

A model release for non-commercial purposes, signed by the model, will be provided to each photographer. All photographs from the photo shoot can be used for personal promotional purposes in your portfolio, on the web, in print media such as personal advertising post cards.

Technical Requirements

Please note that in order to attend and use the off camera strobes, your DSLR camera must have a flash hot-shoe for the wireless transmitter. Please consult your manual to see if your camera qualifies before signing up. The studio uses an Elinchrome EL-Skyport wireless trigger system.

Sony DSLR Owners: please be advised if you shoot with a Sony DSLR. Sony uses a proprietary hot-shoe for the trigger system, which the studio does not have in stock. If you plan to use your Sony DSLR, please bring your hot-shoe adapter.

What to bring with you


  • DSLR Camera
  • Fully charged batteries
  • Freshly formatted memory cards
  • Your favorite lenses 85mm, 105mm or[masked] would work well
  • Light meter, if you have one, not a must


NOTE: Snacks and refreshments will be served.


Maz Images Studio
27R Atlantic Avenue
Toronto, ON M6K 3E7
(in Liberty Village)

See a Google Maps detailed map (as the location of the studio is in the rear off of Atlantic Avenue) here: Studio Map (detailed)

Please note that payment must be received to confirm your attendance to the event via PayPal (credit cards accepted even if you don't have a PayPal account). When RSVPing, you will be automatically directed to the PayPal site and then back again to the Toronto Photography Workshops Meetup Group after payment has been processed. Please note that the PayPal site will indicate payment being made to "Maz Images Studio”


Information regarding the content of this event is subject to change with or without notice (i.e. the addition of new course material or topics and / or minor edits to text or formatting).

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  • Herman

    I just wanted to say that Sofiya was stunning! and the group was very fun and friendly.

    February 12, 2013

  • Herman

    Maz Mohajer is a Great photographer and an awesome instructor the
    photography workshop ws really good!

    February 12, 2013

  • Scott B.

    Let another fantastic shoot Maz! Always informative! Getting better with every shoot. Sofiya was fantastic and a joy to work with. Looking forward to the next one!

    February 12, 2013

  • effie l.

    I enjoyed Maz! Thanks again!

    February 11, 2013

  • Maz M.

    Another great day of hands on shooting with some amazing folks :) Sofiya was awesome as always and we have plans for many shoots together over the next months. Thank you all for being with us for this first of the year ... Can't wait to bring you guys more exciting and elaborate shoots :)

    1 · February 11, 2013

  • Stu

    Good shoot, learned a lot. Sofiya was great

    February 10, 2013

    • Maz M.

      Thank you Stu for joining us and all your help :) You guys make the days we spend together awesome :)

      February 11, 2013

  • Scott B.

    4 days Maz! I'm getting anxious too :)

    1 · February 6, 2013

  • Maz M.

    Is it Sunday yet? :) I am really looking forward to this shoot and getting impatient ;) I am also really looking forward to seeing you guys again. Have a great week

    February 5, 2013

  • Maz M.

    @Scott, we will have an amazing day :)

    February 1, 2013

  • Scott B.

    Looking forward to it! I hear Sofiya is a blast to shoot!

    January 31, 2013

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