Montreal Photography Day Camp for Teens

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I am very excited to announce my first ever Photography Camp for Teens!

Why:

When I was in high school, I was obsessed with photography:  I was the “Candids” editor for our high school yearbook.  At family functions I was the one snapping pictures of everyone.  On vacation, it was me who documented our trips… and of course, I had hundreds of photos of our beloved four-legged family members.  Outside of school, however, there did not seem to be any programs that were available to help me improve my skills or grow as a photographer.  I WISHED I could find a summer camp program that focused on arts instead of sports… Well, now that I’m all grown up and running my own photography business, there IS a program just like that, for teens who want to improve their skills, get inspired to try new things and meet other like-minded creatives in a fun, safe and professional environment.  This program is not an excuse to buy more gear.  It’s about learning how to use the camera you already have to take better pictures.

When:  

  • July 11-15, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day

AND

  • End of summer vernissage showcasing participants’ work – Date & location to be determined.

Where:

Creative Perspectives Photography Studio
1655A Edouard-Laurin
Ville St. Laurent, QC
H4L 2B6
 

Requirements:

  • Ages 13-17
  • Must have a DSLR camera with at least one lens
  • Must have access to a laptop (preferable) or to a computer at home
  • Must have Adobe Lightroom (Student pricing is available with proof of enrollment in school:  $79 for the software download or $19.99/month for Creative Cloud)

How Much: 

$350+tax per person

Price includes;

  • All workshops and activities outlined in the curriculum below
  • E-mail and phone support with assignments
  • Admission to the Ecomuseum Zoo (Day 5)
  • Professional lab prints of three images for the vernissage (framing not included)

* Program is eligible for the Children’s Art tax credit

** Existing clients of Creative Perspectives Photography are eligible for a 10% discount.

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The Nitty Gritty

This comprehensive photography day camp will include a dynamic mix of workshop-type instruction as well as the opportunity to take your cameras – and your newfound knowledge – out for a spin, as we explore the studio and surrounding areas to complete daily assignments.  Each day camp session will be limited to no more than 10 participants so that everyone will have the occasion to ask questions and really get involved in a truly interactive learning experience. Keep reading for a more detailed curriculum.  I look forward to seeing you this summer!

 

Day #1- Introduction & Mastering Exposure

 Morning Workshop:

  • Metering – Spot, Center-Weighted and Matrix/Evaluative
  • White Balance & Understanding Middle Grey
  • Exposure Compensation
  • Aperture & Depth of Field
  • The relationship between ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed

 Afternoon Assignment:

  • Explore your camera and learn where all the controls are
  • Create custom menus (if possible)
  • Practice metering in a variety of settings to get proper exposure and learn when each method works best
  • Work with a partner and photograph each other using depth of field to creatively produce 3 different styles of portraits

Day #2 – Introduction to Lightroom / Working with Animals

 Morning Workshop:

  • Setting up your photo catalogue
  • Using Keyword Tags, Folders, Flags, Ratings and Color Labels
  • Importing, Evaluating & Culling your Images with the Library Module
  • Using the Spot Removal & Brush Tools
  • Using Presets in the Develop Module
  • Image formats for internet, printing & archiving

 Afternoon Workshop:

  • Lens choice & settings for photographing animals
  • Best techniques for pets vs. zoo animals
  • Choosing a setting with depth & interest

 Afternoon Assignment:

  • Work with some of my favorite furry friends to create dynamic and interesting animal portrais
  • We will be shooting in the studio and possibly outdoors (weather permitting)

Day #3 – Seeing the Light

Morning Workshop

  • Working with available light
  • Natural reflectors
  • Extreme lighting conditions
  • Working with On-camera Flash
  • Working with Off-camera Flash
  • Working with Studio Lights

Afternoon Assignment:

  • Photograph the same subject using three different lighting techniques of your choice to create images with three different moods
  • Review & critique of images

Day #4 – Working with People

 Morning Workshop

  • Establishing rapport
  • Communication:  Direction & Feedback
  • Pre-visualization, Anticipation & Timing
  • Eliciting a response to get a great expression
  • Working with Children
  • Posing for Men vs. Women
  • Posing for Groups

 Afternoon Assignment:

  • Pose the entire group for a formal group portrait
  • Work with a partner and create posed portraits with at least three different (and believable) expressions
  • Review & critique of images

Day #5 – Putting It All Together

Today we meet at the Ecomuseum Zoo in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue where participants will put their newfound knowledge to use photographing a variety of subjects including people, animals, plants, insects and objects in a photo scavenger hunt.

Montreal Photo Camp-03Mentoring, and one-on-one workshops are also available.

For more information, please click  HERE.

Let’s get creative!

Claudia Bolanos - July 24, 2016 - 10:54 am

Do you have room for one more teenager for August? Thank you!

Special Boudoir Promotion | Montreal Boudoir Photographer

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You’re worth it!

A Boudoir session is about much more than just the photos:

It’s about pampering yourself.

It’s about giving yourself permission to be sexy.

It’s about celebrating who you are as a woman.

For a limited time, get a taste of what a Boudoir session is all about with a “Quickie” starting at only $125 plus tax.  Available the last Sunday of every month while spaces are still available.  Cannot be combined with any other offers or special promotions.  To book your spot for this amazing deal, please complete the reservation form below.  The form may not be visible from some mobile devices… if you can’t see the form, please try accessing this link from a computer.

Val - April 8, 2016 - 5:08 pm

I did the boudoir photo shoot a couple of months ago. I never thought I would be brave enough to do it because I am very shy and self conscious about my body. Victoria is professional and highly talented photographer and she made this a fun and comfortable experience for me. The results are Wow! You won’t be disappointed.

Boudoir Casting Call!

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I am looking for a group of 6 to 10 fun, confident, uninhibited, sexy women who are FRIENDS and who would love to star in my next promotional video where we will film your Boudoir Party at my Montreal photography studio.

In exchange for your participation you will EACH receive:

  • A makeover from our professional stylist (hair & makeup).
  • A 30-minute private photo shoot (be as naughty or as nice as you like!) .
  • A 30-minute photo shoot with all the girls.
  • High-resolution print-ready digital files of your best three images.

SOUND LIKE FUN?

Filming will take place in early February at our Ville St. Laurent photo studio.  All participants must provide their own lingerie, be willing to have photos and video taken wearing lingerie and sign a full model release.  If this sounds like something you and your friends would love to do, please complete the application form below before January 21st, 2016:

** CASTING IS NOW CLOSED **

 

Sherri aylesworth - January 21, 2016 - 6:54 am

Hi, I’m at recently turned 40 year old lady that would love to try this out. I think that our group would be an awesome choice with diversity and fun. Thanks

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Montreal Corporate PortraitIs your business identity important to you?

Did you know that Creative Perspectives Photography offers a comprehensive Corporate Portrait Service?

Each Corporate Portrait Session includes;

  • 30 minutes of photography.
  • The ability to be photographed in two outfits of your choice (wardrobe is not provided).
  • One retouched portrait.
  • A perpetual license for promotional use.
  • Digital download of your final images in five convenient digital formats; print-ready, web-ready and resized for LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

 

Professional hair & makeup may be provided for an additional fee.  Please let us know at the time of booking if you would like us to arrange for our professional stylist to do your hair and makeup.  Discounts are available for groups.

IN STUDIO PRICING:

  • $150 per person (1-4 people)*
  • $125 per person (5-9 people)*
  • $100 per person (10 or more people)*

* Same date and identical lighting & backdrop for everyone.

ON LOCATION PRICING:

  • $250 per person (1-4 people)*
  • $200 per person (5-9 people)*
  • $150 per person (10 or more people)*

* Same date and identical lighting & backdrop for everyone.  Within 50 km of studio.  MINIMUM of 4 people.

Please contact victoria@creativeperspectives.ca to book your Corporate Portrait session.  Once we have confirmed the date, time and location of your session we will ask you to complete the Corporate Portrait Reservation Form below to submit your payment.

Montreal Photo Studio Rental

Creative Perspectives Photography

Montreal Photo Studio – Main shooting area.

Not your average photography studio…

Our 1700 sq. ft. Montreal photo studio sprawls across two floors of a luxurious loft with all the comforts of home.  Centrally located in Ville St. Laurent just two blocks west of Côte Vertu metro and close to highway 13, 15 and 40 no matter your method of transportation we are easy to get to.  Don’t waste time looking for parking when you can park in a private parking space right at our door, then enter our spacious foyer at street level and walk up to the main floor shooting area.  With beautiful new hardwood floors, lots of windows and 12 ft. ceilings, you’ll love the intimate ambiance.

Sets include a full queen bedroom, a sexy loveseat and lots of unique chairs and benches.  Mix up those elements with a variety of backdrops such as white or red brick walls, damask wallpaper, barnwood walls/floors, a cake shop, holiday themes and much more.

Upstairs you will find the two makeup stations where your professional stylists can work their magic.  There is also a private changing room, a comfortable sitting area with a 55″ 4K television and a newly renovated bathroom with full shower and tub if your models want to rinse off after a body-painting session.

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Montreal Photo Studio – Makeup stations and changing area on 2nd floor

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Montreal Photo Studio – 2nd floor sitting area

Let’s not forget the completely renovated kitchen, fully equipped with fridge, stove, microwave, dishwasher, Nespresso machine and almost everything you’ll need to host private parties or events.

Creative Perspectives Photography

Montreal Photo Studio – fully functional kitchen on the main floor is ideal for catering events or food photography.

Weekday rental prices start at $125 for 4 hours.  Weekends start at $175 for 4 hours.  Studio lighting equipment, furniture and props are also available for rental.  We are happy to provide a lighting assistant for your shoot at a rate of $75/hour.  One-on-one photography lessons are available at a cost of $100/hour for anyone interested in learning more about studio lighting or other photography techniques.

Complete studio rental policies, pricing and the rental agreement form can be found by clicking here.  Please be sure to contact victoria@creativeperspectives.ca to confirm whether the date/time you would like to rent the studio is available before submitting the Studio Rental Agreement or making any payments.

* Special thanks to Michael Green Photography for taking these photos.

Matt - August 31, 2016 - 7:36 am

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Nead Bejdic - November 11, 2015 - 1:13 pm

Hello,

Love your space…would love to come and visit.
Would love to meet with you and discuss about future bookings and dates.

Thank you
Nead

Victoria de Martigny - October 1, 2015 - 3:25 am

Hi Hedy and thanks for your interest in the studio. At the moment, I do not have any special rates for students. The minimum rate to rent the space is $125, so if you only wanted to use the studio for 3 hours instead of 4 it would still cost $125. This is due to the work involved in prepping and cleaning the studio before and after each rental.

Hedy Man - September 5, 2015 - 9:58 pm

Hello!!

Am very interested in the studio space and would like to ask whether you had rates available for 3 hours rather than 4?

Also was wondering whether there are any possible discounts for students, thank you!

Best,
Hedy

Bruce Toombs - June 13, 2015 - 4:27 pm

Hi, I would be interested in your full price list for renting the studio, which looks amazing from what you have posted on your site.

Thanks!

Bruce