• Portraiture & Lighting Workshop w/ Model Emily | Sat. Oct 13th | 2pm-6pm | $85
    The Portraiture & Lighting workshop is a 4 hour information packed session that shows you how pose people and use lighting to achieve beautiful portraits! This intermediate level workshop will include both theory as well as practical application of these techniques. Rather than sitting in a classroom, this workshop is hands-on and fully immersive and students are encouraged to ask questions throughout the session. ________________________________________ About Our Model: Emily Our model for this workshop is Emily who is an actor as well as a model with a background in glamour, lingerie, editorial, high fashion, etc. You can find her Instagram profile here: https://www.instagram.com/emilycofficial/ ________________________________________ “Stephen was very informative - he gave a solid grounding in the basics of lighting and portraiture. Stephen is personable and very knowledgeable of his subject matter.” - Greg Burns ________________________________________ Who Is This Workshop For and How Does it Run? This workshop is for DSLR users who are comfortable with their camera and are looking to create beautiful portraits using advanced lighting techniques and off-camera flash. We will be working with flashes on umbrella stands with wireless triggers. Time will also be given for questions and individual attention will be given to assure everyone understands the techniques and principles being taught. ________________________________________ “Best workshop I’ve experienced in Toronto!! Even though I've studied photography for quite sometime, I still learned a lot. Stephen is a wonderful person, mentor and great photographer. We had fun time laughing and shooting. What a beautiful day! Thank you Stephen!” - Lisa ________________________________________ What Will You Learn? The Lighting & Portraiture workshop is comprised of the following topics: • Equipment for portrait photography - lenses, flashes, modifiers etc • Posing & composition techniques • Shooting men and women, and the differences between both • Natural lighting • Flash lighting with umbrellas, softboxes, octobox, beauty dish, and snoots • High key / mid-key / low key lighting scenarios • Even Lighting (umbrellas) • Directional lighting (softboxes) • Specific lighting (beauty dish / octobox / grids / snoot) • Bounced lighting (reflectors) • Various other lighting setups • How to Create a "Home Studio" • And much much more... In this workshop you will see how images like these were created and how you can easily recreate them yourself... ________________________________________ "This was a great class and I’d highly recommend it! Stephen is extraordinarily generous with his time and brings a fun and positive energy to the class... It was great to be with other photo enthusiasts... I’d definitely consider shooting more portraits in the studio now and look forward to attending other classes!" - Carolyn Cheng ________________________________________ Workshop Material: "Portraiture & Lighting Techniques" E-Book This workshop includes a 46-page e-book entitled "Portraiture & Lighting Techniques" in PDF format. ________________________________________ What Do You Need to Bring? • DSLR Camera & Lens(es) • Fully charged batteries • Freshly formatted memory cards • Creativity & Imagination Off-camera flashes and wireless triggers will be provided so there is no need to bring your own. Please note that this workshop is not for people with point-and-shoot cameras. For Sony Alpha DSLR owners, a hot-shoe adapter will be provided for you to trigger wirelessly as Sony Alphas feature a proprietary hot-shoe. ________________________________________ "Amazing! We had a great session, small group size and lots of information! Both in class and hands on experience, everyone was able to participate and it was a lot of fun!" - Rose ________________________________________ Summary Date: Saturday October 13th, 2018 Time: 2 p.m - 6 p.m Number of Spots: 5 Cost: $85/person Location: Plaza II Suites, 88 Bloor Street East, Toronto, ON. Find us on Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=88+Bloor+Street+East,+Toronto,+ON,+Canada&aq=1&oq=88+Bloor+Stree&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=54.093296,124.013672&vpsrc=6&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=88+Bloor+St+E,+Toronto,+Ontario+M4W+3T3,+Canada&ll=43.670848,-79.384981&spn=0.00305,0.007569&t=m&z=18&iwloc=A) Contact Email: [masked] ________________________________________ "Really good workshop! Very well presented and the take home material was an added bonus! Stephen was really knowledgeable, honest and gave great tips. I really appreciated the time and the care that was taken to answer all of our questions. He also let us try freely the equipment that was used for the workshop! - Pam ________________________________________ The cost for this incredible 4 hour workshop including a model and comprehensive 46-page e-book is only $85! RSVP TODAY ________________________________________ 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 redirected to the PayPal site and then back again to the Toronto Photographic Workshops & Events Meetup Group web site after payment has been processed. Please note that the PayPal site will indicate payment being made to "Stephen Hutchinson Photography." REFUND POLICY - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING UP Refunds for this workshop are only offered if this event is cancelled by the Organizer/Event host. If you absolutely have to cancel, please give as much notice as possible because it allows us to open your spot to someone else who is on the waiting list. Every effort will be given to accommodate you by rescheduling you into a future workshop. ________________________________________ "Thanks to Stephen's knowledge and informatively casual atmosphere a lot was learned and shared. Looking forward to other courses that he's involved with. It was such a pleasure meeting all." - Daniel Barbosa ________________________________________ About the Instructor: Stephen is a freelance photographer specializing in portraiture, headshots, model portfolios, product and commercial images. He is now also involved with film production. Over the last few years, he has also mentored various photographers in the art of photography, videography, and post-processing. Stephen's web site and selected portfolio can be found at: www.stephenhutchinsonphotography.com (http://www.stephenhutchinsonphotography.com/) ________________________________________ What Other Students Have Said About Past Portraiture & Lighting Workshops: "I wanted to thank Stephen for a great workshop! I learned a lot, Stephen really spent time teaching and demonstrating the various lighting techniques. Thanks to Megumi and Masayo too. And I met a great bunch of photographers - hopefully we can get out and shoot again." - Deborah Ryan "I really learned a lot from the class. Stephen creates a great stress-free learning environment. It's more like getting a good friend to show you some tips than attending a class and before you know it you have explored deep into a topic. Having a model to photograph was really the icing on the cake." - Scott Patterson “Another great learning experience. I had a blast with everyone. Stephen is such a great guy sharing all his knowledge. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to learning about lighting.” - Kevin Pearcy "Thank you Stephen, I had an amazing time and learned so much, looking forward to another session with you." - Crystal Ferreira "Thanks Steve! I learned quite a few new things about lighting systems and have given me a place to start. And it was nice to meet other everyone else!" - Stephen "I learned a lot and could practice which is exactly what I needed. I definitely recommend." - Dayane Guanabara _______________________________ Please Note: 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). © Copyright 2018 Stephen James Hutchinson. All text, images, formatting and other media are expressly copyright and are for the exclusive use of the Toronto Photographic Workshops & Events meetup group. Unlawful usage of these copyrighted materials is strictly forbidden including, but not limited to, copying and using the aforementioned text, images and format in other meetup groups.

    Plaza II

    88 Bloor Street East · Toronto, ON

    CA$85.00
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  • DSLR Fundamentals - Getting Creative with Your Camera | Oct 11th | 6-10 pm | $45
    Do You Have a DSLR Camera But Aren't Getting The Most Out Of It? The DSLR Fundamentals Workshop is a 4 hour information-packed session that gets you up to speed with your DSLR quickly and efficiently! This entry level workshop will include both theory as well as practical application of these techniques. This workshop is hands-on and fully immersive and students are encouraged to ask questions throughout the session. ________________________________________ The cost for this incredible 4 hour workshop including a comprehensive e-book is only $45! RSVP TODAY ________________________________________ "Great course. Absolutely worth it. I enjoyed getting the foundation I needed from someone who knew what they were talking about, but didn't use hard-to-understand technical lingo. As well, the examples Stephen showed us were very helpful. I also really enjoyed Stephen's passion for photography. It clearly shows. Thanks again!" - Charlotte Hayward ________________________________________ Who Is This Workshop For and How Does it Run? This workshop is for DSLR photographers who want to learn how to use the more advanced features of the camera rather than just the automatic modes. During the session you will have lots of opportunity to use your camera and put your photography skills to work. Time will also be given for questions and individual attention will be given to assure everyone understands the functions of their camera and the principles being taught. ________________________________________ "The workshop was really useful, and covered a wide range of information, Stephen was knowledgeable and engaging, I definitely recommend this workshop to people interested in photography." - Sara ________________________________________ What Will You Learn? The DSLR Fundamentals Workshop is comprised of the following topics: • Getting out of the Automatic (Green Square) mode • The exposure triangle • Shooting RAW vs. JPEG - Pros & Cons • Aperture - f/stops and depth of field explained • Shutter Speed - Freezing action and slowing movement • ISO - Settings for reducing camera shake in low light • Discussion of lenses and which ones are best for which situation • When to use Manual Mode for more creative flexibility • Setting White Balance properly • Histograms - how to read them and when to use them • Exposure Compensation • And much much more... ________________________________________ "The workshop was very much helpful and beneficial especially for those who have no basic knowledge of using the DLSR." - Alvin Uy ________________________________________ Workshop Material: This workshop includes an updated 31 page e-book entitled "DSLR Fundamentals - Getting Creative with Your Camera" in PDF format which you can copy to your mobile device (iPhone / iPad / Android / Laptop, etc.) or read on your computer with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software. What Do You Need to Bring? Please Note: This workshop is intended for DSLR cameras, and not point and shoot cameras. Please check before signing up that your camera is a DSLR with Program/Aperture/Shutter/Manual (P/A/S/M) modes on the dial on top of your camera. • DSLR camera & lenses • Fully charged batteries • Freshly formatted memory cards • Creativity & imagination Summary Date: Thursday October 11, 2018 Time: 6:00 - 10:00 pm Number of Spots: 5 Cost: $45/person Location Plaza II Suites, 88 Bloor Street East, Toronto, ON. Contact: [masked] ________________________________________ "I really enjoyed this workshop and would recommend it highly. The information provided was very clear and helpful, and the "hands on" aspect made a huge difference, as did going out on the street to take photos afterwards. Stephen was very patient and gave great pointers on how to take better shots. I do believe my "Fear of f Stops" is a thing of the past! - CorrieG ________________________________________ Please note that payment must be received to confirm your attendance to the event organizer 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 Photographic Workshops & Events Meetup Group after payment has been processed. REFUND POLICY - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING UP Refunds for this workshop are only offered if this event is cancelled by the Organizer/Event host. If you absolutely have to cancel, please give as much notice as possible because it allows us to open your spot to someone else who is on the waiting list. Every effort will be given to accommodate you by rescheduling you into a future workshop. ________________________________________ "Terrific evening. Stephen, you are a very down to earth, informative, current presenter. The flat screen summary was an effective adjunct to your "show and tell" instruction. And I appreciated how you made a comment on each participant's camera. Thanks! I will join another class soon." - Christine ________________________________________ About the Instructor: Stephen Hutchinson is a freelance photographer specializing in portraiture, headshots, model portfolios, product and commercial images. His web site and portfolio can be found at: www.stephenhutchinsonphotography.com (http://www.stephenhutchinsonphotography.com/). ________________________________________ What Other Students Have Said About Our Past DSLR Workshops: "Fantastic! Got more than out of the workshop than I ever hope for. Stephen you are great instructor and host. I will be signing up for your other workshops once I get some photo taking under my belt." - Olga "Incredibly helpful. I have a much better grasp of my equipment and the techniques for the type of photography I'm interested in. Stephen's help was really valuable to me and I appreciated his patience." - Tiffany James "Great intro course. Lots of information and hands on experience. Lots more to learn but this is a great starting point. Thanks Stephen!" - Mark "The workshop was really useful, and covered a wide range of information, Stephen was knowledgeable and engaging, I definitely recommend this workshop to people interested in photography." - Sara "Great workshop. I liked the fact that it was interactive and a small group. This lets us asked the questions that were relevant to us. Stephen was very knowledgeable and knows his trade. It took away a lot of the mysteries of my camera as to why some pictures come out the way they do." - Tom W __________________ Please Note: 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). © Copyright 2018 Stephen Hutchinson. All text, images, formatting and other media are expressly copyright and are for the exclusive use of the Toronto Photographic Workshops & Events meetup group. Unlawful usage of these copyrighted materials is strictly forbidden - including, but not limited to, copying and using text, images and format in other meetup groups.

    Plaza II

    88 Bloor Street East · Toronto, ON

    CA$45.00
  • Learn to Edit Photos Like a Pro in Adobe Lightroom | Wed. Oct 10th | 6-10p | $65
    Learn to Edit Photos Like a Pro in Adobe Lightroom Workshop Do you have a DSLR camera and yet haven't found an easy-to-use, yet robust photo editing solution for your growing photo collection? Adobe Lightroom is one of the industry's most powerful image management and editing software solutions. This 4-hour intensive workshop will be divided into to two sessions where we will specifically deal with editing using Lightroom's Develop module as well as covering how to Export images. See below for more detailed information on each session. This workshop will include all the new features in the new Adobe Lightroom Classic CC but even if you have a previous version of Lightroom, this workshop is for you as we will cover everything that's featured in former versions of Lightroom. ________________________________________ The cost for this incredible 4 hour intensive workshop including a comprehensive 99-page e-book and 25 Lightroom presets is only $65! Be sure to RSVP your spot today! ________________________________________ "Amazing workshop! Stephen is very detailed and methodological in his approach when teaching the software. I had fun playing around with my pictures in class. It was great to see the transformation. Lightroom is a very powerful tool! Must learn for serious photographers." - Meghna Pinjani ___________________________________ ________________________________________ "I learned so much in this meetup. Stephen is extremely knowledgeable and he will teach you how to make good images great. If you would like to learn how to get the most out of your camera and image processing, then I highly recommend that you attend his meetups. Five out of five stars!" - Steven F. ________________________________________ The "Edit Photos Like a Pro in Adobe Lightroom" Workshop is broken down into the following sessions: Session 1 - Editing in the Develop Module • Tonal & colour adjustments using the Basic / Tone Curve / HSL Panels • Converting images to Black & White • Split toning • Sharpening and Noise Reduction • Lens Corrections and lens profiles • Reducing Chromatic Aberration • Transform - correcting perspective in images using Upright • Post-Crop Vinetting • Grain • Dehaze for comprehensive contrast control • Camera Calibration • Understanding Undo, the History and Snapshot Panels • Copy/pasting adjustments across multiple images • Cropping • Spot Removal Tool • Red-Eye Removal • Graduated Filter & Radial Filter Tools w/Adjustment Brush • Adjustment Brush tool (non-destructive selective area editing) • HDR & Panoramas • Using the brand new "Reference View" to style an image • Understanding History, Snapshots, and Virtual Copies • Applying and creating Develop Presets • Round-trip editing in Photoshop from Lightroom, and back again ... and much more Session 2 - Exporting Images • Setting permanent export folders, and subfolders • Export settings for various outputs (web sites/social media/print, etc.) • Creating export presets for various purposes • Creating and editing watermarks ... and much more ________________________________________ "This course has brought me from a complete novice to being completely comfortable with the software. Stephen James is an excellent teacher and patient." - David ________________________________________ Who Should Attend? Photographers who want to learn how to edit their image collections using Lightroom's powerful Develop module. What to Bring to the Workshop? For those who already have installed Lightroom, and have a laptop, you're definitely encouraged to bring it to the workshop! You can then follow along on your own computer. For those who don't have a laptop, they will be able to follow along with mine on the large screen TV for the instructional portion as well as use it to try out Lightroom for themselves during the hands on portion of the workshop. ________________________________________ "I am glad I participated in this 4hr. training, learned a lot and feel more comfortable with this powerful software. I am looking forward to organizing my library and using Lightroom... Thank you" - Vinu ________________________________________ Added Bonus E-Book & Lightroom Presets Included in the Workshop! This workshop includes a 99-page e-book entitled "The Adobe Lightroom Classic CC Essential Guide for Photographers" This e-book is presented in PDF format which you can copy to your mobile device (iPhone / iPad / Android / Laptop, etc.) or read on your computer with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software. This workshop also includes a digital download of 25 Lightroom Presets: Presets include B&W Looks, Colour Tone Looks, Film Stock Looks, Landscape Looks, and Portrait Looks. ________________________________________ "I am just starting using Lightroom and I am loving it. Stephen was of a great assistance, clarifying all our questions and sharing all his knowledge in a very calm and clear way. Thank you and I am looking forward to in practice what I learned." - Daniel Oliveira ________________________________________ Workshop fees are to be paid in advance to the event organizer via PayPal (credit cards are 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 Photographic Workshops & Events Meetup Group after payment has been processed REFUND POLICY - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING UP Refunds for this workshop are only offered if this event is cancelled by the Organizer/Event host. If you absolutely have to cancel, please give as much notice as possible because it allows us to open your spot to someone else who is on the waiting list. Every effort will be given to accommodate you by rescheduling you into a future workshop. ________________________________________ "Great workshop. Tons of information, tips and how to's. Very friendly and relaxing atmosphere." - Nella ________________________________________ Summary Location: Plaza II Suites 88 Bloor Street East, Toronto, ON. See on Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=88+Bloor+Street+East,+Toronto,+ON,+Canada&aq=1&oq=88+Bloor+Stree&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=54.093296,124.013672&vpsrc=6&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=88+Bloor+St+E,+Toronto,+Ontario+M4W+3T3,+Canada&ll=43.670848,-79.384981&spn=0.00305,0.007569&t=m&z=18&iwloc=A) Date: Wednesday October 10, 2018 Time: 6:00pm to 10:00 pm Number of Students: 5 Contact: [masked] ____________________________________ About the Instructor: Stephen Hutchinson is a freelance photographer specializing in portraiture, headshots, model portfolios, product and commercial images. He is now also involved with film production. His web site and selected portfolio can be found at: http://www.stephenhutchinsonphotography.com ____________________________________ ____________________________________ What Others Are Saying About our Adobe Lightroom workshops: "Stephen is great. This is my second session with him and he delivered as promised each time. He is very knowledgeable in LR and handled all our questions. I am a complete LR novice and got a lot from the class but he was also able to go deeper for those who had worked with the software a bit. The interactive format where he was able to bring up photos and show what he was talking about was just what I needed. I recommend this to any one new to LR or is looking to take advantage of it’s greater capability. Not only did I learn a lot about LR I learned a lot about photography." - Stu McRae "For someone who had no experience with Lightroom, I learned a great deal from this workshop. Stephen is very knowledgeable, yet open to new tricks from his students. He took the class through the workshop very thoroughly, stopping for questions and suggestions along the way. I'd definitely recommend this class if you're looking to work with this powerful program." - Hazel "Really thorough training on Lightroom and Stephen's patience and knowledge was superb." "Overall workshop was well presented. Instructor was knowledgeable and helpful. I would consider taking other workshops offered by Stephen." - Kimmy "An excellent Meetup. Stephen has a natural ability to teach. An aspect of this workshop that I particularly liked was the fact that Stephan was able to field questions from us that we would not be able to address thru video tutorials on the internet. (...and there were lots) Individual attention given when needed without obstructing the pace of the of the class. A wonderful group of inquisitive, intelligent minds. The offer by Stephen to be available to answer further inquiries regarding this application as I left was generous. Kudos." - P.J. Bell "Excellent session: content was great and well-organized and presented, including some of the little tricks that make working with the program easier and more functional. Stephen takes the time to make sure people "get it." Thanks!" - Peter Scott Cameron ___________________________________________________ Please Note: 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). © Copyright 2018 Stephen James Hutchinson. All text, images, formatting and other media are expressly copyright and are for the exclusive use of the Toronto Photographic Workshops & Events meetup group. All other usage of these copyrighted materials is strictly forbidden including, but not limited to, copying and using the aforementioned text, images and format in other meetup groups.

    Plaza II

    88 Bloor Street East · Toronto, ON

    CA$65.00
  • Creative Composition Workshop & Photo Critique l Tues. Oct 9th l 6-10 PM l $65
    Creative Composition Workshop & Photo Critique Do You Want to Learn How to Capture the World Creatively with Stunning Compositions? The Creative Composition Workshop is a 4 hour, information packed session where you will learn creative approaches to composing your images. In this workshop you will discover what makes an image intriguing and how to best captivate and draw the viewer into your images. By learning these skills you will be able to create more dynamic and immersive images which set your photography apart from the crowd. At the end of the theory session there will be a photo critique and review of students images submitted before the workshop. ________________________________________ The cost for this incredible 4 hour workshop including a photo critique session and comprehensive e-book is only $65 ! RSVP TODAY ________________________________________ "The workshop was excellent with many good tips on composition and the opportunity to ask questions in a relaxed friendly environment." - Carmelle Renaud ________________________________________ "Balance & Weight" ________________________________________ Who Is This Workshop For and How Does it Run? This workshop is for intermediate level DSLR/mirrorless camera users comfortable with their camera's settings who are looking to learn more about the artistic side of photography and take their creative skills to the next level. The first session will be dedicated to camera settings and understanding the visual elements of photography. The second session will be a photo critique for each student's pre-submitted photos. Time will also be given for questions and individual attention will be given to assure everyone understands how to get the most out of the principles being taught. "Movement & Flow" ________________________________________ "Excellent composition workshop with lots of photos to illustrate visual elements discussed." - Alan Ho ________________________________________ What Will You Learn? The Creative Composition Workshop is comprised of the following sessions and topics: SESSION I: CAMERA SETTINGS & VISUAL ELEMENTS Camera Settings ● Shooting RAW vs JPEG ● Choosing a Focus Point ● Focus & Recompose ● Histograms for Perfect Exposures ● Orientation: Landscape vs Portrait ● Movement & Flow ● Depth of Field ● Filling the Frame Visual Elements of Photography ● Rule of Thirds ● Balance & Weight ● Dominance ● Framing Subjects ● Cropping & Aspect Ratio ● Patterns & Repetition ● Leading Lines ● Curves ● Diagonals ● Simplicity ● Layering ● Negative Space ● Perspective & Viewpoint ● Shapes & Symmetry ● Textures & Tones ● Backlighting ● Creativity with Colour ● Experimentation (Breaking the Rules) SESSION II: PHOTO CRITIQUE The instructor will review 3 photos of each participant with regards to composition on a large screen TV for all participants to see. Each student will have a chance to engage in informal discussion of each image, and feedback will be given to each participant. Students will provide the 3 images to the instructor via email before the workshop class. Email instructions will be sent out where to email the images. "Symmetry" ________________________________________ "Excellent Stephen. Above and beyond the call of duty. Interesting group." - Mike Croudson ________________________________________ Workshop Material: This workshop includes a 51 Page PDF e-book download entitled "Creative Composition" in PDF format which you can install on your mobile device (iPhone / iPad / Android / Laptop, etc.) or read on your computer with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software. Summary Date: Tuesday October 9, 2018 Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Number of Photographer Spots: 6 Cost: $65/person Location We will be meeting at the Plaza II Suites which is located here: Plaza II Suites 88 Bloor Street East Toronto, ON. Find us on Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=88+Bloor+Street+East,+Toronto,+ON,+Canada&aq=1&oq=88+Bloor+Stree&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=54.093296,124.013672&vpsrc=6&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=88+Bloor+St+E,+Toronto,+Ontario+M4W+3T3,+Canada&ll=43.670848,-79.384981&spn=0.00305,0.007569&t=m&z=18&iwloc=A) Contact: [masked] "Layering" ________________________________________ "Awesome meetup, as usual! Lots of great photos from all of the participants, as well!" - Danita Hosking ________________________________________ Please note that payment must be received to confirm your attendance to the event organizer 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 Photographic Workshops & Events Meetup Group after payment has been processed. REFUND POLICY - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING UP Refunds for this workshop are only offered if this event is cancelled by the Organizer/Event host. If you absolutely have to cancel, please give as much notice as possible because it allows us to open your spot to someone else who is on the waiting list. Every effort will be given to accommodate you by rescheduling you into a future workshop. "Perspective" ________________________________________ About the Instructor: Stephen Hutchinson is a freelance photographer specializing in portraiture, headshots, model portfolios, product and commercial images. He is now also involved with film production. His web site and portfolio can be found at www.stephenhutchinsonphotography.com (http://www.stephenhutchinsonphotography.com/) "Leading Lines" ________________________________________ What Other Students Have Said About This Workshop: "This was a very helpful and informative meetup. It's perfect for anyone who has a basic grasp of the technical aspects (shutter speed, ISO, aperture) of shooting in manual, is comfortable using their DSLR, and now wants to go further creatively. For the price of the workshop, this was a steal. In four hours we touched on technical issues related to composition, and explored many examples of how to create better and more interesting images. Bringing a sample of our own photos for critique was fun and very useful, as is the e-book that is included with the workshop. Stephen is a kind, patient, and knowledgeable teacher and I hope to attend future workshops he gives. An all around great deal and good experience." - Brooke Ashton "Thank you for great deal of helpful tips to make my pictures better." - Keith Todd "Thank you Stephen, learned a lot in this class, it was very nice meeting everybody, really cool and beautiful pictures guys." - Esther "It was a fun. information packed session." - Bernard Rea-Taylor "Good to see everybody and their work. Good workshop with useful information." - Graham "Good workshop with a friendly group. Thank you!" - Mark woodland "Five Stars." James Ross "As always...I learned quite a bit...thank you Stephen for sharing your knowledge!!" - Jo Anne __________________ Please Note: 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). © Copyright 2018 Stephen James Hutchinson. All text, images, formatting and other media are expressly copyright and are for the exclusive use of the Toronto Photographic Workshops & Events meetup group. Unlawful usage of these copyrighted materials is strictly forbidden including, but not limited to, copying and using the aforementioned text, images and format in other meetup groups.

    Plaza II

    88 Bloor Street East · Toronto, ON

    CA$65.00
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  • Master Portraiture & Lighting Workshop | Sat. Oct 6th | 4-8pm | $85
    The Master Portraiture & Lighting workshop is a 4 hour information packed session that shows you how pose people and use lighting to achieve beautiful portraits! This intermediate level workshop will include both theory as well as practical application of these techniques. Rather than sitting in a classroom, this workshop is hands-on and fully immersive and students are encouraged to ask questions throughout the session. ________________________________________ “Stephen was very informative - he gave a solid grounding in the basics of lighting and portraiture. Stephen is personable and very knowledgeable of his subject matter.” - Greg Burns ________________________________________ Who Is This Workshop For and How Does it Run? This workshop is for DSLR users who are comfortable with their camera and are looking to create beautiful portraits using advanced lighting techniques and off-camera flash. We will be working with flashes on umbrella stands with wireless triggers. Time will also be given for questions and individual attention will be given to assure everyone understands the techniques and principles being taught. By the end of the workshop, you'll be able to create beautiful images like this: ________________________________________ “Best workshop I’ve experienced in Toronto!! Even though I've studied photography for quite sometime, I still learned a lot. Stephen is a wonderful person, mentor and great photographer. We had fun time laughing and shooting. What a beautiful day! Thank you Stephen!” - Lisa ________________________________________ What Will You Learn? The Master Lighting & Portraiture workshop is comprised of the following topics: • Equipment for portrait photography - lenses, flashes, modifiers etc • Posing & composition techniques • Shooting men and women, and the differences between both • Natural lighting • Flash lighting with umbrellas, softboxes, octobox, beauty dish, and snoots • High key / mid-key / low key lighting scenarios • Even Lighting (umbrellas) • Directional lighting (softboxes) • Specific lighting (beauty dish / octobox / grids / snoot) • Bounced lighting (reflectors) • Various other lighting setups • How to Create a "Home Studio" • And much much more... In this workshop you will see how images like these were created and how you can easily recreate them yourself... ________________________________________ "This was a great class and I’d highly recommend it! Stephen is extraordinarily generous with his time and brings a fun and positive energy to the class... It was great to be with other photo enthusiasts... I’d definitely consider shooting more portraits in the studio now and look forward to attending other classes!" - Carolyn Cheng ________________________________________ Workshop Material: "Portraiture & Lighting Techniques" E-Book This workshop includes a 46-page e-book entitled "Portraiture & Lighting Techniques" in PDF format. ________________________________________ What Do You Need to Bring? • DSLR Camera & Lens(es) • Fully charged batteries • Freshly formatted memory cards • Creativity & Imagination Off-camera flashes and wireless triggers will be provided so there is no need to bring your own. Please note that this workshop is not for people with point-and-shoot cameras. For Sony Alpha DSLR owners, a hot-shoe adapter will be provided for you to trigger wirelessly as Sony Alphas feature a proprietary hot-shoe. ________________________________________ "Amazing! We had a great session, small group size and lots of information! Both in class and hands on experience, everyone was able to participate and it was a lot of fun!" - Rose ________________________________________ Summary Date: Saturday October 6, 2018 Time: 4 p.m - 8 p.m Number of Spots: 5 Cost: $85/person Location: Plaza II Suites, 88 Bloor Street East, Toronto, ON. Find us on Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=88+Bloor+Street+East,+Toronto,+ON,+Canada&aq=1&oq=88+Bloor+Stree&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=54.093296,124.013672&vpsrc=6&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=88+Bloor+St+E,+Toronto,+Ontario+M4W+3T3,+Canada&ll=43.670848,-79.384981&spn=0.00305,0.007569&t=m&z=18&iwloc=A) Contact Email: [masked] ________________________________________ "Really good workshop! Very well presented and the take home material was an added bonus! Stephen was really knowledgeable, honest and gave great tips. I really appreciated the time and the care that was taken to answer all of our questions. He also let us try freely the equipment that was used for the workshop! - Pam ________________________________________ The cost for this incredible 4 hour workshop including a model and comprehensive 46-page e-book is only $85! RSVP TODAY ________________________________________ 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 redirected to the PayPal site and then back again to the Toronto Photographic Workshops & Events Meetup Group web site after payment has been processed. Please note that the PayPal site will indicate payment being made to "Stephen Hutchinson Photography." REFUND POLICY - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING UP Refunds for this workshop are only offered if this event is cancelled by the Organizer/Event host. If you absolutely have to cancel, please give as much notice as possible because it allows us to open your spot to someone else who is on the waiting list. Every effort will be given to accommodate you by rescheduling you into a future workshop. ________________________________________ "Thanks to Stephen's knowledge and informatively casual atmosphere a lot was learned and shared. Looking forward to other courses that he's involved with. It was such a pleasure meeting all." - Daniel Barbosa ________________________________________ About the Instructor: Stephen is a freelance photographer specializing in portraiture, headshots, model portfolios. Stephen's web site and selected portfolio can be found at: www.stephenhutchinsonphotography.com (http://www.stephenhutchinsonphotography.com/) ________________________________________ What Other Students Have Said About Past Portraiture & Lighting Workshops: "I wanted to thank Stephen for a great workshop! I learned a lot, Stephen really spent time teaching and demonstrating the various lighting techniques. Thanks to Megumi and Masayo too. And I met a great bunch of photographers - hopefully we can get out and shoot again." - Deborah Ryan "I really learned a lot from the class. Stephen creates a great stress-free learning environment. It's more like getting a good friend to show you some tips than attending a class and before you know it you have explored deep into a topic. Having a model to photograph was really the icing on the cake." - Scott Patterson “Another great learning experience. I had a blast with everyone. Stephen is such a great guy sharing all his knowledge. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to learning about lighting.” - Kevin Pearcy "Thanks Steve! I learned quite a few new things about lighting systems and have given me a place to start. And it was nice to meet other everyone else!" - Stephen "I learned a lot and could practice which is exactly what I needed. I definitely recommend." - Dayane Guanabara _______________________________ Please Note: 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). © Copyright 2018 Stephen James Hutchinson. All text, images, formatting and other media are expressly copyright and are for the exclusive use of the Toronto Photographic Workshops & Events meetup group.

    Plaza II

    88 Bloor Street East · Toronto, ON

    CA$85.00
  • DSLR Fundamentals - Getting Creative with Your Camera | Oct 4 | 6-10 pm | $45
    Do You Have a DSLR Camera But Aren't Getting The Most Out Of It? The DSLR Fundamentals Workshop is a 4 hour information-packed session that gets you up to speed with your DSLR quickly and efficiently! This entry level workshop will include both theory as well as practical application of these techniques. This workshop is hands-on and fully immersive and students are encouraged to ask questions throughout the session. ________________________________________ The cost for this incredible 4 hour workshop including a comprehensive e-book is only $45! RSVP TODAY ________________________________________ "Great course. Absolutely worth it. I enjoyed getting the foundation I needed from someone who knew what they were talking about, but didn't use hard-to-understand technical lingo. As well, the examples Stephen showed us were very helpful. I also really enjoyed Stephen's passion for photography. It clearly shows. Thanks again!" - Charlotte Hayward ________________________________________ Who Is This Workshop For and How Does it Run? This workshop is for DSLR photographers who want to learn how to use the more advanced features of the camera rather than just the automatic modes. During the session you will have lots of opportunity to use your camera and put your photography skills to work. Time will also be given for questions and individual attention will be given to assure everyone understands the functions of their camera and the principles being taught. ________________________________________ "The workshop was really useful, and covered a wide range of information, Stephen was knowledgeable and engaging, I definitely recommend this workshop to people interested in photography." - Sara ________________________________________ What Will You Learn? The DSLR Fundamentals Workshop is comprised of the following topics: • Getting out of the Automatic (Green Square) mode • The exposure triangle • Shooting RAW vs. JPEG - Pros & Cons • Aperture - f/stops and depth of field explained • Shutter Speed - Freezing action and slowing movement • ISO - Settings for reducing camera shake in low light • Discussion of lenses and which ones are best for which situation • When to use Manual Mode for more creative flexibility • Setting White Balance properly • Histograms - how to read them and when to use them • Exposure Compensation • And much much more... ________________________________________ "The workshop was very much helpful and beneficial especially for those who have no basic knowledge of using the DLSR." - Alvin Uy ________________________________________ Workshop Material: This workshop includes an updated 31 page e-book entitled "DSLR Fundamentals - Getting Creative with Your Camera" in PDF format which you can copy to your mobile device (iPhone / iPad / Android / Laptop, etc.) or read on your computer with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software. What Do You Need to Bring? Please Note: This workshop is intended for DSLR cameras, and not point and shoot cameras. Please check before signing up that your camera is a DSLR with Program/Aperture/Shutter/Manual (P/A/S/M) modes on the dial on top of your camera. • DSLR camera & lenses • Fully charged batteries • Freshly formatted memory cards • Creativity & imagination Summary Date: Thursday October 4, 2018 Time: 6:00 - 10:00 pm Number of Spots: 5 Cost: $45/person Location Plaza II Suites, 88 Bloor Street East, Toronto, ON. Contact: [masked] ________________________________________ "I really enjoyed this workshop and would recommend it highly. The information provided was very clear and helpful, and the "hands on" aspect made a huge difference, as did going out on the street to take photos afterwards. Stephen was very patient and gave great pointers on how to take better shots. I do believe my "Fear of f Stops" is a thing of the past! - CorrieG ________________________________________ Please note that payment must be received to confirm your attendance to the event organizer 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 Photographic Workshops & Events Meetup Group after payment has been processed. REFUND POLICY - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING UP Refunds for this workshop are only offered if this event is cancelled by the Organizer/Event host. If you absolutely have to cancel, please give as much notice as possible because it allows us to open your spot to someone else who is on the waiting list. Every effort will be given to accommodate you by rescheduling you into a future workshop. ________________________________________ "Terrific evening. Stephen, you are a very down to earth, informative, current presenter. The flat screen summary was an effective adjunct to your "show and tell" instruction. And I appreciated how you made a comment on each participant's camera. Thanks! I will join another class soon." - Christine ________________________________________ About the Instructor: Stephen Hutchinson is a freelance photographer specializing in portraiture, headshots, model portfolios, product and commercial images. His web site and portfolio can be found at: www.stephenhutchinsonphotography.com (http://www.stephenhutchinsonphotography.com/). ________________________________________ What Other Students Have Said About Our Past DSLR Workshops: "Fantastic! Got more than out of the workshop than I ever hope for. Stephen you are great instructor and host. I will be signing up for your other workshops once I get some photo taking under my belt." - Olga "Incredibly helpful. I have a much better grasp of my equipment and the techniques for the type of photography I'm interested in. Stephen's help was really valuable to me and I appreciated his patience." - Tiffany James "Great intro course. Lots of information and hands on experience. Lots more to learn but this is a great starting point. Thanks Stephen!" - Mark "The workshop was really useful, and covered a wide range of information, Stephen was knowledgeable and engaging, I definitely recommend this workshop to people interested in photography." - Sara "Great workshop. I liked the fact that it was interactive and a small group. This lets us asked the questions that were relevant to us. Stephen was very knowledgeable and knows his trade. It took away a lot of the mysteries of my camera as to why some pictures come out the way they do." - Tom W __________________ Please Note: 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). © Copyright 2018 Stephen Hutchinson. All text, images, formatting and other media are expressly copyright and are for the exclusive use of the Toronto Photographic Workshops & Events meetup group. Unlawful usage of these copyrighted materials is strictly forbidden - including, but not limited to, copying and using text, images and format in other meetup groups.

    Plaza II

    88 Bloor Street East · Toronto, ON

    CA$45.00
    2 comments
  • Learn to Edit Photos Like a Pro in Adobe Lightroom | Wed. Oct 3rd | 6-10p | $65
    Learn to Edit Photos Like a Pro in Adobe Lightroom Workshop Do you have a DSLR camera and yet haven't found an easy-to-use, yet robust photo editing solution for your growing photo collection? Adobe Lightroom is one of the industry's most powerful image management and editing software solutions. This 4-hour intensive workshop will be divided into to two sessions where we will specifically deal with editing using Lightroom's Develop module as well as covering how to Export images. See below for more detailed information on each session. This workshop will include all the new features in the new Adobe Lightroom Classic CC but even if you have a previous version of Lightroom, this workshop is for you as we will cover everything that's featured in former versions of Lightroom. ________________________________________ The cost for this incredible 4 hour intensive workshop including a comprehensive 99-page e-book and 25 Lightroom presets is only $65! Be sure to RSVP your spot today! ________________________________________ "Amazing workshop! Stephen is very detailed and methodological in his approach when teaching the software. I had fun playing around with my pictures in class. It was great to see the transformation. Lightroom is a very powerful tool! Must learn for serious photographers." - Meghna Pinjani ___________________________________ ________________________________________ "I learned so much in this meetup. Stephen is extremely knowledgeable and he will teach you how to make good images great. If you would like to learn how to get the most out of your camera and image processing, then I highly recommend that you attend his meetups. Five out of five stars!" - Steven F. ________________________________________ The "Edit Photos Like a Pro in Adobe Lightroom" Workshop is broken down into the following sessions: Session 1 - Editing in the Develop Module • Tonal & colour adjustments using the Basic / Tone Curve / HSL Panels • Converting images to Black & White • Split toning • Sharpening and Noise Reduction • Lens Corrections and lens profiles • Reducing Chromatic Aberration • Transform - correcting perspective in images using Upright • Post-Crop Vinetting • Grain • Dehaze for comprehensive contrast control • Camera Calibration • Understanding Undo, the History and Snapshot Panels • Copy/pasting adjustments across multiple images • Cropping • Spot Removal Tool • Red-Eye Removal • Graduated Filter & Radial Filter Tools w/Adjustment Brush • Adjustment Brush tool (non-destructive selective area editing) • HDR & Panoramas • Using the brand new "Reference View" to style an image • Understanding History, Snapshots, and Virtual Copies • Applying and creating Develop Presets • Round-trip editing in Photoshop from Lightroom, and back again ... and much more Session 2 - Exporting Images • Setting permanent export folders, and subfolders • Export settings for various outputs (web sites/social media/print, etc.) • Creating export presets for various purposes • Creating and editing watermarks ... and much more ________________________________________ "This course has brought me from a complete novice to being completely comfortable with the software. Stephen James is an excellent teacher and patient." - David ________________________________________ Who Should Attend? Photographers who want to learn how to edit their image collections using Lightroom's powerful Develop module. What to Bring to the Workshop? For those who already have installed Lightroom, and have a laptop, you're definitely encouraged to bring it to the workshop! You can then follow along on your own computer. For those who don't have a laptop, they will be able to follow along with mine on the large screen TV for the instructional portion as well as use it to try out Lightroom for themselves during the hands on portion of the workshop. ________________________________________ "I am glad I participated in this 4hr. training, learned a lot and feel more comfortable with this powerful software. I am looking forward to organizing my library and using Lightroom... Thank you" - Vinu ________________________________________ Added Bonus E-Book & Lightroom Presets Included in the Workshop! This workshop includes a 99-page e-book entitled "The Adobe Lightroom Classic CC Essential Guide for Photographers" This e-book is presented in PDF format which you can copy to your mobile device (iPhone / iPad / Android / Laptop, etc.) or read on your computer with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software. This workshop also includes a digital download of 25 Lightroom Presets: Presets include B&W Looks, Colour Tone Looks, Film Stock Looks, Landscape Looks, and Portrait Looks. ________________________________________ "I am just starting using Lightroom and I am loving it. Stephen was of a great assistance, clarifying all our questions and sharing all his knowledge in a very calm and clear way. Thank you and I am looking forward to in practice what I learned." - Daniel Oliveira ________________________________________ Workshop fees are to be paid in advance to the event organizer via PayPal (credit cards are 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 Photographic Workshops & Events Meetup Group after payment has been processed REFUND POLICY - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING UP Refunds for this workshop are only offered if this event is cancelled by the Organizer/Event host. If you absolutely have to cancel, please give as much notice as possible because it allows us to open your spot to someone else who is on the waiting list. Every effort will be given to accommodate you by rescheduling you into a future workshop. ________________________________________ "Great workshop. Tons of information, tips and how to's. Very friendly and relaxing atmosphere." - Nella ________________________________________ Summary Location: Plaza II Suites 88 Bloor Street East, Toronto, ON. See on Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=88+Bloor+Street+East,+Toronto,+ON,+Canada&aq=1&oq=88+Bloor+Stree&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=54.093296,124.013672&vpsrc=6&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=88+Bloor+St+E,+Toronto,+Ontario+M4W+3T3,+Canada&ll=43.670848,-79.384981&spn=0.00305,0.007569&t=m&z=18&iwloc=A) Date: Wednesday October 3, 2018 Time: 6:00pm to 10:00 pm Number of Students: 5 Contact: [masked] ____________________________________ About the Instructor: Stephen Hutchinson is a freelance photographer specializing in portraiture, headshots, model portfolios, product and commercial images. He is now also involved with film production. His web site and selected portfolio can be found at: http://www.stephenhutchinsonphotography.com ____________________________________ ____________________________________ What Others Are Saying About our Adobe Lightroom workshops: "Stephen is great. This is my second session with him and he delivered as promised each time. He is very knowledgeable in LR and handled all our questions. I am a complete LR novice and got a lot from the class but he was also able to go deeper for those who had worked with the software a bit. The interactive format where he was able to bring up photos and show what he was talking about was just what I needed. I recommend this to any one new to LR or is looking to take advantage of it’s greater capability. Not only did I learn a lot about LR I learned a lot about photography." - Stu McRae "For someone who had no experience with Lightroom, I learned a great deal from this workshop. Stephen is very knowledgeable, yet open to new tricks from his students. He took the class through the workshop very thoroughly, stopping for questions and suggestions along the way. I'd definitely recommend this class if you're looking to work with this powerful program." - Hazel "Really thorough training on Lightroom and Stephen's patience and knowledge was superb." "Overall workshop was well presented. Instructor was knowledgeable and helpful. I would consider taking other workshops offered by Stephen." - Kimmy "An excellent Meetup. Stephen has a natural ability to teach. An aspect of this workshop that I particularly liked was the fact that Stephan was able to field questions from us that we would not be able to address thru video tutorials on the internet. (...and there were lots) Individual attention given when needed without obstructing the pace of the of the class. A wonderful group of inquisitive, intelligent minds. The offer by Stephen to be available to answer further inquiries regarding this application as I left was generous. Kudos." - P.J. Bell "Excellent session: content was great and well-organized and presented, including some of the little tricks that make working with the program easier and more functional. Stephen takes the time to make sure people "get it." Thanks!" - Peter Scott Cameron ___________________________________________________ Please Note: 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). © Copyright 2018 Stephen James Hutchinson. All text, images, formatting and other media are expressly copyright and are for the exclusive use of the Toronto Photographic Workshops & Events meetup group. All other usage of these copyrighted materials is strictly forbidden including, but not limited to, copying and using the aforementioned text, images and format in other meetup groups.

    Plaza II

    88 Bloor Street East · Toronto, ON

    CA$65.00
    5 comments
  • How to Start & Run a Headshot Photography Business | Sat Sept 29 | 4-8pm | $125
    The "How to Start & Run a Headshot Photography Business" workshop is a 4 hour comprehensive 3 session event which will show you how to set up your own headshot photography business! This intermediate to advanced level workshop will include both theory as well as practical application of these techniques. Rather than sitting in a classroom, this workshop is hands-on and fully immersive and students are encouraged to ask questions throughout the session. Please Note: This workshop is limited to only 5 participants to keep the instructor / student ratio low. ________________________________________ “Stephen was very informative - he gave a solid grounding in the basics of lighting and portraiture. Stephen is personable and very knowledgeable of his subject matter.” - Greg Burns ________________________________________ Who Is This Workshop For and How Does it Run? This workshop is for DSLR users who are comfortable with their camera and are looking to learn how to start and operate a headshot photography business. In the first session, we will be working with flashes on umbrella stands with wireless triggers, learning the various aspects of lighting for headshots. The second session is dedicated to showing you how to edit those images in Lightroom and Photoshop. The third session will deal with key business concepts as well as marketing strategies to get your business off the ground. Time will also be given for questions and individual attention will be given to assure everyone understands the techniques and principles being taught. By the end of the workshop, you'll be able to create memorable images like this: ________________________________________ “Best workshop I’ve experienced in Toronto!! Even though I've studied photography for quite sometime, I still learned a lot. Stephen is a wonderful person, mentor and great photographer. We had fun time laughing and shooting. What a beautiful day! Thank you Stephen!” - Lisa ________________________________________ What Will You Learn? Session 1: Studio & Lighting - 2 hrs • Setting up a home studio space • Equipment breakdown and costs • Backdrops and backgrounds • Studio flash lighting with umbrellas and softboxes • High key / mid-key / low key lighting scenarios • Natural/ambient lighting (lighting, reflectors, modifiers, etc). • Environmental / on location shoots Using grey cards for perfect colour balance • Environmental portraits (lighting, reflectors, modifiers, etc). • Posing & composition techniques for headshots • And more... Session 2: Post-Processing - 1 hr • Editing headshots in Lightroom's Develop Module & Photoshop • Basic / Tone Curve / Hue, Saturation Luminance tools for tone and colour control • Colour correction using the white balance tool • Using Graduated / radial filters, and brush tool for selective editing • Round-tripping from Lightroom to Photoshop for more precise edits • Photoshop tools most used in headshot editing • Effective use of layers in Photoshop • Blemish removal using healing / spot healing brush • Fixing "hot-spots" in facial areas caused by flash / ambient light • Removing flyaway hair • And more... Session 3: Business & Marketing - 1 hr • Service pricing • Business cards, marketing materials, portfolio web site • Networking, business meetup groups, associations, BNI, etc.) • Advertising - print, web, email • Social media - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram • And more.... In this workshop you will see how images like these were created and how you can easily recreate them yourself... ________________________________________ "This was a great class and I’d highly recommend it! Stephen is extraordinarily generous with his time and brings a fun and positive energy to the class... It was great to be with other photo enthusiasts... I’d definitely consider shooting more portraits in the studio now and look forward to attending other classes!" - Carolyn Cheng ________________________________________ What Do You Need to Bring? • DSLR Camera & Lens(es) • Fully Charged Batteries • Freshly formatted memory cards • Laptop is optional for the editing session Off-camera flashes and wireless triggers will be provided so there is no need to bring your own. Please note that this workshop is not for people with point-and-shoot cameras. For Sony Alpha DSLR owners, a hot-shoe adapter will be provided for you to trigger wirelessly as Sony Alphas feature a proprietary hot-shoe. ________________________________________ Bonus Workshop Material: "Headshot Photography Techniques" E-Book This workshop includes a 52 page e-book entitled "Headshot Photography Techniques" in PDF format. ________________ Headshot Posing Guide To help you get started working with headshot clients, we've created a 120-page "Headshot Posing Guide" which includes poses for both men and women, in studio and environmental locations. Also included is a series of "Inspiration" photos to give you creative ideas on how to tailor your studio/location shoots. ________________ Adobe Lightroom E-Book Also featured is "The Adobe Lightroom Classic CC Essential Guide for Photographers" e-book. This 100-page e-book is a comprehensive reference guide to Adobe's Lightroom software. These e-books are presented in PDF format which you can copy to your mobile device (iPhone / iPad / Android / Laptop, etc.) or read on your computer with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software. ________________ Headshot Lightroom Preset Pack with 20 Presets! As a special bonus, we are including a "Headshot Lightroom Preset Pack" with 20 presets (10 for Actor/Musician headshots and 10 for Corporate / Small Business headshots). Each set is divided into presets for both men and women. ________________________________________ ________________________________________ "Amazing! We had a great session, small group size and lots of information! Both in class and hands on experience, everyone was able to participate and it was a lot of fun!" - Rose ________________________________________ Summary Date: Saturday September 29, 2018 Time: 4 p.m - 8 p.m Number of Spots: 5 Cost: $125/person Location: Plaza II Suites, 88 Bloor Street East, Toronto, ON. Contact Email: [masked] Students are welcome to bring food and drink to the workshop. ________________________________________ "Really good workshop! Very well presented and the take home material was an added bonus! Stephen was really knowledgeable, honest and gave great tips. I really appreciated the time and the care that was taken to answer all of our questions. He also let us try freely the equipment that was used for the workshop! - Pam ________________________________________ The cost for this incredible 4 hour workshop including a comprehensive set of e-books is only $125 RSVP TODAY ________________________________________ 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 redirected to the PayPal site and then back again to the Toronto Photographic Workshops & Events Meetup Group web site after payment has been processed. Please note that the PayPal site will indicate payment being made to "Stephen Hutchinson Photography." REFUND POLICY - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING UP Refunds for this workshop are only offered if this event is cancelled by the Organizer/Event host. If you absolutely have to cancel, please give as much notice as possible because it allows us to open your spot to someone else who is on the waiting list. Every effort will be given to accommodate you by rescheduling you into a future workshop. ________________________________________ ________________________________________ "Thanks to Stephen's knowledge and informatively casual atmosphere a lot was learned and shared. Looking forward to other courses that he's involved with. It was such a pleasure meeting all." - Daniel Barbosa ________________________________________ About the Instructor: Stephen is a freelance photographer specializing in portraiture, headshots, model portfolios, product and commercial images. He is now also involved with film production. Over the last few years, he has also mentored various photographers in the art of photography, videography, and post-processing. Stephen's web site and selected portfolio can be found at: http://www.stephenhutchinsonphotography.com (http://www.stephenhutchinsonphotography.com/) ________________________________________ What Other Students Have Said About Past Headshot Workshops: "Great workshop! covered how to find clients, basic equipment needed with speedlights, Lightroom and Photoshop workflows/tips, Business websites and general business discussion. Stephen easily shares from his experience." - Douglas "Lots of information with lighting, equipment, Lightroom and Photoshop techniques geared towards headshots! Great workshop!!!" - Margus "Great workshop. Fun and informative! Stephen is very knowledgable and helpful. And a great photographer!" - Robert "It was a nice intro to what I want to eventually want to do." - Alec Rutgers _______________________________ Please Note: 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). © Copyright 2018 Stephen James Hutchinson. All text, images, formatting and other media are expressly copyright and are for the exclusive use of the Toronto Photographic Workshops & Events meetup group. Unlawful usage of these copyrighted materials is strictly forbidden including, but not limited to, copying and using the aforementioned text, images and format in other meetup groups.

    Plaza II

    88 Bloor Street East · Toronto, ON

    CA$125.00
  • Twilight, Night Photography & Light Painting Workshop | Sept 27 | 6-10 pm | $25
    Have You Ever Wanted to Master Twilight & Night Photography? The Twilight, Night Photography & Light Painting Workshop is a 4 hour information packed session that gets you up to speed with shooting in low light! This intermediate level workshop will include both theory as well as entirely hands-on practical application of these techniques. PLEASE NOTE: Due to this event being held outdoors, the date of this workshop is subject to change in the event of rain. ________________________________________ "This workshop was fantastic! The weather cooperated, the attendees are a vibrant bunch, a lot of knowledge sharing, networking, building relationships, great to see other cameras/hardware and a few pictures were taken." - Jasper ________________________________________ Who Is This Workshop For and How Does it Run? This workshop is for DSLR users comfortable with their cameras looking to learn low light photography. We will be walking to Yorkville, the ROM, and then to the University of Toronto campus. During the session you will have lots of opportunity to use your camera and put your photography skills to work. Time will also be given for questions and individual attention will be given to assure everyone understands the functions of their camera and the principles being taught. ________________________________________ "Stephen, so happy about all that I learned last night, I had a wonderful time!! What a great evening to learn about low light photography and with a great bunch of people! Thank you again for all the tips and tricks, look forward to seeing you all soon...." - Jo Anne ________________________________________ What Will You Learn? The Twilight, Night Photography & Light Painting Workshop is comprised of the following topics: • Which camera modes to use for low light photography • Long exposures - dos and don'ts • Discussion of ideal low-light lenses • ISO - Settings for reducing camera shake in low light • How to use histograms for proper exposure • Using exposure compensation to fix improper exposures • Various settings for natural lighting • When to use Manual Mode for creative flexibility • Using remote controls, both wired and wireless • Tips on using tripods/monopods & what to do if you don't have one • Using slow shutter speeds to create beautiful long exposures • Light painting using flashlights and slow shutter • And much much more... ________________________________________ "I was very fortunate to meet so many wonderful photographers in one workshop. Stephen is a very knowledgeable and patient teacher. He was wonderful to all. I really learned a lot in this class." - Phyllis Naccarato ________________________________________ Added Bonus Workshop Material: "Twilight & Night Photography" E-Book 32 Page, Full-Colour, PDF E-Book download for mobile devices (pictured above). This workshop includes a 32 page e-book entitled "Twilight & Night Photography" in PDF format which you can install on your mobile device or read on your computer with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software. What Do You Need to Bring? • DSLR Camera & Lens(es) • Fully charged batteries • Freshly formatted memory cards • A tripod if you have one. Note: LED Flashlights will be provided and given to each student for the Light Painting part of the workshop. We will also be doing some fun light trails using the headlights and taillights of cars passing by. For these types of images which are long exposures, you will need a good sturdy tripod. Summary Date: Thursday September 27, 2018 Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Number of Spots: 10 Cost: $25/person Location Plaza II Suites: 88 Bloor Street East, Toronto, ON. See on Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=88+Bloor+Street+East,+Toronto,+ON,+Canada&aq=1&oq=88+Bloor+Stree&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=54.093296,124.013672&vpsrc=6&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=88+Bloor+St+E,+Toronto,+Ontario+M4W+3T3,+Canada&ll=43.670848,-79.384981&spn=0.00305,0.007569&t=m&z=18&iwloc=A) Contact Email: [masked] ________________________________________ "So happy about all that I learned last night, I had a wonderful time!! What a great evening to learn about low light photography and with a great bunch of people! Thank you again for all the tips and tricks, look forward to seeing you all soon...." - Jo Anne ________________________________________ The cost for this incredible 4 hour outdoor workshop including a 32-page reference guide is only - $25! - Be sure to RSVP your spot today! Please note that payment must be received to confirm your attendance to the event organizer 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 Photographic Meetup Group after payment has been processed. Please note that the Paypal site will indicate payment being made to "Stephen Hutchinson Photography." REFUND POLICY - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING UP Refunds for this workshop are only offered if this event is cancelled by the Organizer/Event host. If you absolutely have to cancel, please give as much notice as possible because it allows us to open your spot to someone else who is on the waiting list. Every effort will be given to accommodate you by rescheduling you into a future workshop. ________________________________________ "It was fantastic. Everyone was so enthusiastic ." - Prashanth Bhogaraju ________________________________________ About the Instructor: Stephen Hutchinson is a freelance photographer specializing in portraiture, headshots, model portfolios, product and commercial images. He is now also involved with film production. Over the last few years, he has also mentored various photographers in the art of photography, videography, and post-processing. Stephen's web site and selected portfolio can be found at: www.stephenhutchinsonphotography.com (http://www.stephenhutchinsonphotography.com/) A more extensive portfolio can be found here on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/digitaltouch/sets/). His growing film archive can be found on Vimeo (https://vimeo.com/stephenhutchinson/). ________________________________________ What Other Students Have Said About Our Twilight & Night Workshops: "It was a good time last night, great to meet so many interesting people, who share the same passion." - Bernard Rea-Taylor "Thanks for the fun class! Can't wait to put the light painting into regular practice!" - Melanie Hillock "Hi Stephen, once again thank you very much. I learned a lot and put it into practice. Excellent and informative." - Mike Croudson "Hello Stephen et al, just wanted to say thank you for the great workshop and sharing your knowledge with us. It was informative and you have a great talent of teaching. I enjoyed meeting all of the folks, it was an awesome bunch! I hope I will be seeing you again :)" - Miss Chievous "Awesome!" - Abby "Awesome host, awesome people. It was gerat! Thanks Stephen." - Hue __________________________ Please Note: 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). © Copyright 2018 Stephen James Hutchinson. All text, images, formatting and other media are expressly copyright and are for the exclusive use of the Toronto Photographic Workshops & Events meetup group. Unlawful usage of these copyrighted materials is strictly forbidden including, but not limited to, copying and using the aforementioned text, images and format in other meetup groups.

    Plaza II

    88 Bloor Street East · Toronto, ON

    CA$25.00
    34 comments
  • Learn to Edit Photos Like a Pro in Adobe Lightroom | Wed. Sep 19th | 6-10p | $65
    Learn to Edit Photos Like a Pro in Adobe Lightroom Workshop Do you have a DSLR camera and yet haven't found an easy-to-use, yet robust photo editing solution for your growing photo collection? Adobe Lightroom is one of the industry's most powerful image management and editing software solutions. This 4-hour intensive workshop will be divided into to two sessions where we will specifically deal with editing using Lightroom's Develop module as well as covering how to Export images. See below for more detailed information on each session. This workshop will include all the new features in the new Adobe Lightroom Classic CC but even if you have a previous version of Lightroom, this workshop is for you as we will cover everything that's featured in former versions of Lightroom. ________________________________________ The cost for this incredible 4 hour intensive workshop including a comprehensive 99-page e-book and 25 Lightroom presets is only $65! Be sure to RSVP your spot today! ________________________________________ "Amazing workshop! Stephen is very detailed and methodological in his approach when teaching the software. I had fun playing around with my pictures in class. It was great to see the transformation. Lightroom is a very powerful tool! Must learn for serious photographers." - Meghna Pinjani ___________________________________ ________________________________________ "I learned so much in this meetup. Stephen is extremely knowledgeable and he will teach you how to make good images great. If you would like to learn how to get the most out of your camera and image processing, then I highly recommend that you attend his meetups. Five out of five stars!" - Steven F. ________________________________________ The "Edit Photos Like a Pro in Adobe Lightroom" Workshop is broken down into the following sessions: Session 1 - Editing in the Develop Module • Tonal & colour adjustments using the Basic / Tone Curve / HSL Panels • Converting images to Black & White • Split toning • Sharpening and Noise Reduction • Lens Corrections and lens profiles • Reducing Chromatic Aberration • Transform - correcting perspective in images using Upright • Post-Crop Vinetting • Grain • Dehaze for comprehensive contrast control • Camera Calibration • Understanding Undo, the History and Snapshot Panels • Copy/pasting adjustments across multiple images • Cropping • Spot Removal Tool • Red-Eye Removal • Graduated Filter & Radial Filter Tools w/Adjustment Brush • Adjustment Brush tool (non-destructive selective area editing) • HDR & Panoramas • Using the brand new "Reference View" to style an image • Understanding History, Snapshots, and Virtual Copies • Applying and creating Develop Presets • Round-trip editing in Photoshop from Lightroom, and back again ... and much more Session 2 - Exporting Images • Setting permanent export folders, and subfolders • Export settings for various outputs (web sites/social media/print, etc.) • Creating export presets for various purposes • Creating and editing watermarks ... and much more ________________________________________ "This course has brought me from a complete novice to being completely comfortable with the software. Stephen James is an excellent teacher and patient." - David ________________________________________ Who Should Attend? Photographers who want to learn how to edit their image collections using Lightroom's powerful Develop module. What to Bring to the Workshop? For those who already have installed Lightroom, and have a laptop, you're definitely encouraged to bring it to the workshop! You can then follow along on your own computer. For those who don't have a laptop, they will be able to follow along with mine on the large screen TV for the instructional portion as well as use it to try out Lightroom for themselves during the hands on portion of the workshop. ________________________________________ "I am glad I participated in this 4hr. training, learned a lot and feel more comfortable with this powerful software. I am looking forward to organizing my library and using Lightroom... Thank you" - Vinu ________________________________________ Added Bonus E-Book & Lightroom Presets Included in the Workshop! This workshop includes a 99-page e-book entitled "The Adobe Lightroom Classic CC Essential Guide for Photographers" This e-book is presented in PDF format which you can copy to your mobile device (iPhone / iPad / Android / Laptop, etc.) or read on your computer with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software. This workshop also includes a digital download of 25 Lightroom Presets: Presets include B&W Looks, Colour Tone Looks, Film Stock Looks, Landscape Looks, and Portrait Looks. ________________________________________ "I am just starting using Lightroom and I am loving it. Stephen was of a great assistance, clarifying all our questions and sharing all his knowledge in a very calm and clear way. Thank you and I am looking forward to in practice what I learned." - Daniel Oliveira ________________________________________ Workshop fees are to be paid in advance to the event organizer via PayPal (credit cards are 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 Photographic Workshops & Events Meetup Group after payment has been processed REFUND POLICY - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING UP Refunds for this workshop are only offered if this event is cancelled by the Organizer/Event host. If you absolutely have to cancel, please give as much notice as possible because it allows us to open your spot to someone else who is on the waiting list. Every effort will be given to accommodate you by rescheduling you into a future workshop. ________________________________________ "Great workshop. Tons of information, tips and how to's. Very friendly and relaxing atmosphere." - Nella ________________________________________ Summary Location: Plaza II Suites 88 Bloor Street East, Toronto, ON. See on Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=88+Bloor+Street+East,+Toronto,+ON,+Canada&aq=1&oq=88+Bloor+Stree&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=54.093296,124.013672&vpsrc=6&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=88+Bloor+St+E,+Toronto,+Ontario+M4W+3T3,+Canada&ll=43.670848,-79.384981&spn=0.00305,0.007569&t=m&z=18&iwloc=A) Date: Wednesday September 19, 2018 Time: 6:00pm to 10:00 pm Number of Students: 5 Contact: [masked] ____________________________________ About the Instructor: Stephen Hutchinson is a freelance photographer specializing in portraiture, headshots, model portfolios, product and commercial images. He is now also involved with film production. His web site and selected portfolio can be found at: http://www.stephenhutchinsonphotography.com ____________________________________ ____________________________________ What Others Are Saying About our Adobe Lightroom workshops: "Stephen is great. This is my second session with him and he delivered as promised each time. He is very knowledgeable in LR and handled all our questions. I am a complete LR novice and got a lot from the class but he was also able to go deeper for those who had worked with the software a bit. The interactive format where he was able to bring up photos and show what he was talking about was just what I needed. I recommend this to any one new to LR or is looking to take advantage of it’s greater capability. Not only did I learn a lot about LR I learned a lot about photography." - Stu McRae "For someone who had no experience with Lightroom, I learned a great deal from this workshop. Stephen is very knowledgeable, yet open to new tricks from his students. He took the class through the workshop very thoroughly, stopping for questions and suggestions along the way. I'd definitely recommend this class if you're looking to work with this powerful program." - Hazel "Really thorough training on Lightroom and Stephen's patience and knowledge was superb." "Overall workshop was well presented. Instructor was knowledgeable and helpful. I would consider taking other workshops offered by Stephen." - Kimmy "An excellent Meetup. Stephen has a natural ability to teach. An aspect of this workshop that I particularly liked was the fact that Stephan was able to field questions from us that we would not be able to address thru video tutorials on the internet. (...and there were lots) Individual attention given when needed without obstructing the pace of the of the class. A wonderful group of inquisitive, intelligent minds. The offer by Stephen to be available to answer further inquiries regarding this application as I left was generous. Kudos." - P.J. Bell "Excellent session: content was great and well-organized and presented, including some of the little tricks that make working with the program easier and more functional. Stephen takes the time to make sure people "get it." Thanks!" - Peter Scott Cameron ___________________________________________________ Please Note: 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). © Copyright 2018 Stephen James Hutchinson. All text, images, formatting and other media are expressly copyright and are for the exclusive use of the Toronto Photographic Workshops & Events meetup group. All other usage of these copyrighted materials is strictly forbidden including, but not limited to, copying and using the aforementioned text, images and format in other meetup groups.

    Plaza II

    88 Bloor Street East · Toronto, ON

    CA$65.00
    2 comments