Studio Group – Welcome

img_3003The purpose of the Studio Group is to teach portrait and still life lighting techniques in a workshop format with occasional lectures

Latow members are fortunate in that, unlike most camera clubs, Latow has it's own 1,100 sq. ft. photography studio complete with a wide variety of studio equipment including tungsten lights, studio flash units, reflectors and backdrops, both muslin and seamless paper. Members who have been checked out and certified in the safe operation of the equipment may book the studio for their own projects. Please see the Studio Group leader for more details.
The Studio Group provides members a tremendous opportunity to gain experience photographing everything from people to small and large studio still lifes.

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