Studio Oct 12 – Beauty Shots (with model and MUA)

The evening will involve our members in learning about a "Beauty" type of portrait that one time evolved from the fashion shooting trends and styles as a distinct genre. We will have an internationally published model and a pro makeup artist to set us up for the session.
Our model for the evening is NevadaCaitlyn and Aleeza Jawed (Chick Beauty) will do a makeup job for us. Bring your camera with you as we will open the session for a brief shooting. The session will be run by Dave and James.

Posing and Lighting for a Group of People (session with model) – Mar 28/2017

The session will focus on lighting and posing for a couple of models, we have Avryl and Paula invited to play with a couple different setups and lighting styles. Bring your camera with you for an opportunity to shoot a couple nice pictures. The session is coordinated by NJ.













The slides to be presented at the session:


Portraits with Projected Patterns (session with model) – Jan 24/2017

Latow studio group is meeting again on evening Jan 24 2017. If you are bored using traditional lighting styles we will try to make a fun lighting up our model with projected patterns. We will show you how to do it but come with your own creative ideas for this fun night. Bring your camera as we will have a model to sit for us.

The session is coordinated by NJ. Please visit NJ's pinterest collection of inspirational examples from other people work on the web.

There are a couple pics below we have tried at our test run with Craig and get some good feel about the tricky part of the technique but we need more job to fine tune the tools.

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All session attendees that require model release from Tabatha please send an email request to NJ
Link to updated presentation slides from the session

Pictures from the session.


Girl in the Shadow by Ort Baldauf

Chuck Burdic

Chuck Burdick






projected patterns

Tabatha by Elizabeth Szell

Studio Drop in Night – Dec 8th/2016

Our first drop-in night this season will be run on Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Studio group members may sign in with their project or just come in to practice their portraiture skills. We will provide model - this time Allison an experienced model from Hamilton will sit for us that night, NJ and Dave will be there to guide, help or assist you if needed. We will also have a guest Sara from Burlington - she's a photographer and a model so seems like we will run strobes and LED setups in parallel.
 Feb 15, 2015
See you there.


Studio Lighting with Color Gels (13 Oct/2016)

At this Studio session we will play using color gels when shooting portraits. We will present a couple of ideas how to creatively use the gels and mix colors. We will try gels with strobes and our new LED continuous lighting. Bring your own camera as we will have Victoria modeling for us for the evening.

Collection of shots from the session provided by the event participants.


Shots from our testing session by NJ and Dan


Bodyscape by Dan Cybulskie


Leesa by Dan Cybulskie

experimenting with gels

leesa (NJ)


profile with colors (NJ)

Experimentibg with color gels

Experimenting with color gels (NJ)


self hug (NJ)

Still Life session at Latow Studio – Feb 11/20016

Shots from a setup session for Studio group meeting on Feb 11/2016

Sellection of pictures from Latow Classical Portrait Evening

Short Workshop style Studio Group session with Aleah McCallum as a featured model. Selection based on photographers contribution.

Introduction to Green Screen technique – Studio Group Session (Nov 24)

We have had our first introductory session using green screen technique in our Latow Studio on Nov 24, below is a collection of completed pictures by the group members shot at the session.
Please note that slides from the session are available in Studio Group downloads section of the site.

Studio Group – Portrait Shoot Using a Male Model – Oct. 22/2015

The first photoshoot Studio session run on Oct 22 was exploring specifics of shooting a male model using common portrait rules.  Coordinators: Andrzej (NJ) Pradzynski and Dave Fernandez.

There were 9 photographers shooting during the session, some were just spectators. Helping us for the evening was Kyle J Hallman a well experienced model from Oakville. Find out more about Kyle on his facebook page

Below are a couple pics taken during the session I hope we will get more to share:

STUDIO GROUP MEETING #5 (May 26/2015) – Show And Tell

The meeting on May 26th is the last official group meetings for the season. Through out the season we have had a couple sessions with models and a few other assisted photoshoots as well as people were shooting their own sessions. Traditionally the last meeting is a review of work done so please bring a couple of your images to the meeting and tell the story behind mentioning your goal, a theme, lighting setup and postprocessing treatment, what you have learned or what you would improve next time.

We would also like to hear your ideas for the next year program.