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 13-17, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day

OR

  • August 3-7, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day

+ End of summer vernissage showcasing participants’ work – Date 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 outdoors

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.

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For more information, or to register for one of the sessions:

E-mail:  Victoria@CreativePerspectives.ca

Phone:  514-242-5022 (Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM)

Let’s get creative!

Montreal Photo Studio Rental

Creative Perspectives Photography

Montreal Photo Studio – Main shooting area.

Not your average photography studio…

Our 1300 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.

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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 $150 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 $50/hour.  One-on-one photography lessons are available at a cost of $150/hour for anyone interested in learning more about studio lighting or other photography techniques.  Contact victoria@creativeperspectives.ca for a complete rental price list or to book a date for your next shoot.

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

Boudoir Special | Montreal Boudoir Photographer

Montreal Boudoir Photographer, ValentineONE DAY ONLY:  JANUARY 24, 2015

YOUR SPECIAL MINI-SESSION WILL INCLUDE:

  • Pre-session consultation to establish your goals.
  • Full makeup with a professional makeup artist to give you a gorgeous new look.
  • A 45-minute Boudoir photo shoot with Victoria in our luxurious 1200 sq. ft. studio located in Ville St. Laurent.
  • As many outfits as you want.
  • Champagne and sweet treats.
  • 8″x10″ prints of your favorite five images.
  • High-resolution print-ready digital files of your favorite five images.
  • Personal ordering session.

RESERVE NOW!

If this sounds like the perfect Valentine’s Day gift from you to you… or from you to your special someone, then e-mail info@BoudoirbyVictoria.ca or call 514-242-5022 today to secure your space for this one-day-only special event.  

A $200 non-refundable retainer is due at the time of booking.  We accept Cash, e-mail money transfers and most major credit cards.

Boudoir Casting Call!

Boudoir_Casting_CallHey ladies!!  Have you been wanting to do a Boudoir photo session, but haven’t had the funds, the motivation or the opportunity? Well, now’s your chance!  My new Montreal photography studio is all equipped, filled with fun, sexy props and I’m ready to create some artful masterpieces celebrating YOU.    I will be working on a short promotional video all about the Boudoir experience and I need a few  adventurous ladies to be the stars of the show so I am giving away 3 Boudoir sessions – complete with makeovers, valued at $750 each.

I am looking for all types of REAL women, with different body types, hair color, style and ethnicity between the ages of 21 and 40.   No modeling experience is required, but you must be comfortable in your own skin – and in front of a camera:-)

The Details:

  • You must be female and over the age of 21 ( no exceptions!).
  • No photographers.
  • I cannot have photographed you as a client within the last year (just looking for diversity in my portfolio).
  • The Boudoir sessions will take place in my Ville St. Laurent (Montreal) photography studio this September.
  • You will be required to provide your own lingerie – and must have at least three outfit changes.
  • You will receive a complimentary makeover (hair & makeup) by my professional stylist as part of the experience – and you will be photographed and videoed from start to finish.
  • Before & After images of your makeover and SOOC (straight out of camera) and fully edited versions of your final photos will be included in the video and in other promotional materials.
  • You will be asked to sign a model release so I can use the images and video footage for promotional purposes.  This means the images WILL be shared on social media, my website, blog, etc.  Please make sure you are comfortable with this before applying.
  • In addition to the complimentary makeover and Boudoir session, you will also receive fully retouched, print-ready digital image files of your 10 favorite images from our session and will be eligible for a 20% discount on any other products you would like to purchase.

If this sounds like something that makes your heart go all aflutter with anticipation, then please complete the form below by no later than August 31st, 2014 and keep your eyes peeled for an e-mail from me letting you know that you’ve been selected.  I thank everyone who applies, but only those selected for the video shoot will be contacted with details about the shoot date.

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Julie - August 19, 2014 - 8:36 pm

I think its time to live on the end before I turn 40! I’ll be 39 in September & it’s time to let loose & feel comfortable with my own body ! I think it will be a blast if you select me :) !!!!!!!

Andrea Nagy - August 19, 2014 - 12:50 pm

What a fabulous idea! I’ve wanted to do a boudoir photo shoot for some time now. I’m a cute, curvy blonde and comfortable in my own skin. I would be thrilled to win this opportunity!

Mandy Ting - August 18, 2014 - 10:56 am

Hi Victoria, I have always thought of doing a boudoir shoot and just didn’t know where to do it, but then I saw your website and photos and I am really you would pick me! I am Chinese, I am 5’3 and I am currently planning a wedding for next summer and I’m hoping to do something new and fun to pamper myself during the planning (stressful) process. I hope I’ll receive an email from you :) thank you!

Mandy

Heidi Theriault - August 15, 2014 - 6:44 pm

Oh yes just to clarify i am between the ages that you specified. Thanks again!

Heidi Theriault - August 15, 2014 - 6:42 pm

Hi, I am so interested in modelling for you! I love the thought of being glamoured and sexified! I am a mother of 4 and grandma of 2. I am physically fit, have great features, long dark hair. I am 5’8” weigh 130 lbs. I am extremely photogenic and I’ve even had photographers stop me in public to ask if i would do a photo session with them but unfortunately i never had the time! I would love the opportunity to be part of this project with you! Thanks so much for the consideration and i hope to hear from you soon!

Heidi

Samantha - August 11, 2014 - 11:44 pm

Hey victoria
I would love to be chosen for one of your shoots. Your pictures are absolutely amazing.

Vicky Martin - August 8, 2014 - 11:06 am

Si tu es capable de me rendre séduisante avec le corp d une fille qui a accouchée il y a 4 mois i m in ;-)

Natalie Gaanderse - August 7, 2014 - 8:41 pm

Oh la la! We met at a wedding this past May…remember me? I was the unknowing “dirty girl” Matron of Honour! I’ve never done something like this but have wanted to since finding out about these sessions. This would be an AWESOME experience! Thanks for considering me!

Emily Forget - August 7, 2014 - 8:39 pm

I would love to do this and I would be comfortable doing the shoot with you. I have plenty of kinky outfits, even a black feather boa. Here’s hoping I am a selected candidate!

Lizzie’s Smash the Cake Session | Montreal Family Photographer

It was so much fun having Lizzie in my new Montreal studio to celebrate her first birthday with a fun “Smash the Cake” session.  She was a little reluctant at first – after all the giant cupcake from Connie’s Delights was almost as big as she was!!  I don’t think Lizzie had ever seen so much sugar and deliciousness all in one place and she kept looking over at mom to be sure that this was really all for HER.

With a little encouragement, she investigated the cake and was instantly fascinated by the candle… but after a taste of the icing she could not hold back from getting her fingers and even her toes into the action and she tore into the cake with gusto.  Eventually mom and grandma joined in – who could resist all that icing?!   See for yourself:

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Do you have a little one who will soon be celebrating a 1st birthday?  Contact me at victoria@creativeperspectives.ca to get more information about reserving a “Smash the Cake” photo session.

Linda - November 17, 2014 - 3:39 am

What a cute cake smash photo session. Cute cake and what a little cutie.

Creative Perspectives Photography - November 12, 2014 - 12:47 am

Hi Rima!

Thanks so much for your message.

A “Smash The Cake” session is a great way to celebrate your little one’s first big milestone – and you don’t even have to mess up your own home to do it! My studio is centrally located in Ville St. Laurent on Edouard-Laurin, steps from Cote Vertu metro and close to highway 13, 15 and 40.

“Smash The Cake” sessions cost $250 +tax and include:
– A 45 minute photo session at my studio
– A fun birthday cake in your choice of colors and flavors
– Print-ready digital files of your favorite 10 images, free of any watermark and with print permission
– A Facebook timeline cover layout so you can share the fun with your family & friends
** Add a personalised chalkboard poster with all your little one’s favorite things for an additional $35 (must be ordered 10 days in advance).

If you would like to discuss anything further, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at victoria@creativeperspectives.ca at your convenience :-)

Victoria

Rima fany - November 11, 2014 - 11:51 pm

How much is your session for “smash the cake?” Thank you!