Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Executive Portraits: Richard and Charmaine

I am happy to add another local RBC Dominion Securities team to our client list. Thank you Richard and Charmaine! Thank you also Virginia of Beauty on the Go, for once again contributing first class in-studio styling work.


Monday, March 14, 2011

Interested in Renting Our Studio?

Lumacraft Studio Interior

Our private studio is available for short term rental by photographers. We are located in Hamilton, right beside Gage Park, about a 10 minute drive from the QEW Burlington Street exit, and are very easy to get to.  There is a private parking lot adjacent to the building, as well as free parking on the street.

The studio’s floor space, all of it rustic natural hardwood, is about 1000 square feet.  Ceiling height is 11 feet plus. Natural light is available from large windows on two sides and a loading bay.  There is a waiting area with seating. 


Rates Mon-Fri
Sat-Sun Holidays
Hourly $35 $45 $60 $75
1/2 Day (4hours) $125 $150 $200 $300
Full Day (8 hours) $225 $275 $350 $600


- Advance reservation and prepayment are required.
- Minimum studio rental is two hours.
- Studio rental includes use of space, stands, booms, reflectors, soft boxes, beauty dish, umbrellas, grids, gels, barn doors, snoot, fan, props, tables, chairs, etc.
- Lumacraft Photography staff will be present, and will assist with setups if you elect to rent our lighting equipment.
- Studio strobe lights, seamless background paper and muslin backdrops are available at extra cost.
- HST is extra.

Studio Strobe Lighting System Rental

Available with studio rental only. Includes Pocket Wizards and Sekonic light meter.

Two (2) Elincrom RX heads $60
Five (5) Elincrom RX heads $100

Seamless Background Paper and Muslin Backdrops

Choose from white, mid-grey, and chroma key blue seamless rolls, and various muslin backdrops $25 per roll or backdrop per use

To book, call Lorraine or me at 905-481-0704 during regular business hours, Monday to Friday.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Creative Studio Session with Danielle

Photography and presentation copyright © 2011 by David A. Gilmour LPPO. All rights reserved. Music under license from Stock20. Modeling and makeup by Danielle Ellisia Brandino.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Daria’s Studio Portraits: Stills, Video, Music

Here is a multimedia presentation of the images from Saturday’s studio portrait session with Daria.

Photography and presentation copyright © 2011 by David A. Gilmour LPPO. All rights reserved. Music composed by Conquest/Talbot. Used under license from Fresh Music.

There is a gallery of some of the stills from the session at Lumacraft Photography’s Facebook Page.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Creative Session with Danielle

Yesterday I had the pleasure of working for the first time with model Danielle. As you can see, her cool, classic look spurred my creativity. While I see some Audrey Hepburn and Natalie Portman in Danielle's features, she suggests Roxette. Not just a pretty face, Danielle is a professional makeup artist and contributed her own styling for this shoot.


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Images from PPOC CPB Creative Get-together

I enjoyed meeting up with some of my PPOC Central Portrait Branch colleagues at Kristina Laukkanen’s studio in Toronto on Monday, for a fun photo shoot.  Our models were DrĂ© Graves and Shelley Miller.  Here are some of my images from these sessions._MG_8127_MG_8163_MG_8460_MG_8224_MG_8510