Tuesday, October 11, 2011

“From Battles to Beauties” - PPOC Workshop on October 24

Attention local pro photographers! 

At PPOC Ontario’s Central Portrait Branch, where I am Vice Chair, we have been busy arranging our biggest event of the year.  On Monday October 24, we are excited to have Stephen Thorne as our guest speaker and workshop instructor.  Stephen will describe how he transitioned from his twenty year career as an award winning combat photojournalist, to become one of Canada’s finest glamour, fashion, beauty and fine art photographers. 

Our jaw dropping venue for the workshop will be the cavernous third floor of a 111 year old former industrial mill in Hamilton, which also happens to host my studio, at 270 Sherman.

To register for the workshop, or for more information, please visit the CPB website.  You can also find discussion about the event on the branch’s group page on Facebook.

We are creating a number of sets for the workshop, inspired by Stephen’s specialities. Themes include glamour, fashion, and fine art nude.  Stephen will work with our models on these sets to demonstrate some of his techniques. Then, workshop attendees will be given an opportunity to work with the same models and sets.

We have just announced the model line-up.  Click on the graphic to view it full size:


Notice the door prize for early bird registrations?  That is a special treat provided by Nikon Canada.  The COOLPIX AW100 has not been released to the general market yet.   Nikon is one of many great sponsors who are joining us at this event.  Altogether, they have provided more than $4000 in valuable prizes that we will be giving away (and in one case auctioning) during the day.  Watch for another announcement shortly, detailing these prizes.

Don’t forget to register this week if you want a chance at winning that awesome camera from Nikon. 

The event is open to PPOC members, and to non-members who are either pro photographers or students registered in an approved full-time post-secondary photography programme.

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