A big thank you for all those who attended and supported our 2nd Annual GTA Imaging Conference! Stay tuned for next year!
More Photos to come!
Photos by: Kim Lovell Photography
Special Guest Speakers:
Shooting Square: Stunning and Striking Composition in the Square Format
(Sponsored by Fujifilm-X series) :
For over sixty years, square medium format (like the revered Rolleiflex) dominated fashion and editorial portraiture, wedding and social portraiture. Stunning images were composed within that square that were unlike any other. And then it disappeared.
Stunning quality and simplicity returns with the superb FUJIFILM GFX 50S medium format, and the wonderfully compact X-Pro2 which allow us to not only view and shoot square, but to also pre-visualize the image in black & white – and apply filters in camera.
Shooting square requires different skill sets, thought processes and techniques. Revisit the joy of a portrait experience where the subject and the photographer interact to create the final image. David will show you how to embrace the skill of pre-visualizing, the simplicity of lighting, and the dynamic and forceful statement that square composition can make.
In this presentation, David will provide a study path for attendees about the ‘greats’ who used square format, and how he is applying lessons learnt. Time permitting, he will also demonstrate by photographing selected participants.
It’s not just about “cutting off the edges”. It’s about making a different product to add to your offerings.
David has ‘been at it’ for a good thirty years. He is an Australian-born second generation photographer. Since his move to Toronto, he has won PPOC wedding album of the year twice. He is a Master of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (II), a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, a Master of the WPPI Honours System, and a recipient of the Accolade Lifetime Achievement Award, also from WPPI.
Sponsored by Fujifilm
The Art of a Great Wedding Album: From Image Capture to Album Design
By: Storey Wilkins
Create timeless albums and books for your wedding clients using three key strategies: Storey will show you how to think about the design process while you are still shooting. Then, combine clean design and great storytelling to maximize page impact. Finally, use the best materials possible including top -quality lay-flat papers with accurate color and clarity. Help your clients preserve the tradition of the printed image and give them a thoughtful and beautiful keepsake.
Storey Wilkins has created a highly successful home-based business recording beautiful, high-end weddings and family portraits in Toronto. Many of the top event planners in Toronto regularly refer weddings to Storey because of her special touch in capturing joy with elegance and high standards of professionalism. Her background includes a Masters Degree in psychology, and nine-year tenure as a management consultant. Storey is a Master of Photographic Arts from the Professional Photographers of Canada, and is a qualified judge and a frequent presenter at WPPI. Storey’s love of photographing weddings and families is second only to her love of photographing her own daughters (ages 16 and 18).
Small hinges move big doors: Quick ways to book more clients and make more money.
By: Bryan Capporicci
Some photographers get traction while some fizzle out. What's the difference? It's simple. Photographers who succeed focus on the right things. Small hinges move big doors. But with so many ways to spend your time, how do you know what will make the biggest difference?
During this action-packed presentation, you'll learn what works and what doesn't in business today. You'll walk away with ideas, strategies and tactics to grow your business immediately.
Bryan is an award winning photographer and CEO & Founder of Sprout Studio. Bryan was named one of the Top 25 Most Inspiring Wedding Photographers by Wedding Bells Magazine in 2012 and was awarded a Craftsman of Photographic Arts by the PPOC in 2012, making him one of the youngest in the country to receive that designation.
How to leverage Instagram for your business & grow your audience
By: Anna Agiropoulos
I'm going to cover my tips and tricks on how I used Instagram to get booked solid year and year all while growing your audience and influence.
I'm Anna, a Toronto based portrait, travel and lifestyle photographer. I specialize in personal branding portraits for women and lifestyle photography. I also run a print shop of my travel photography and a lifestyle blog. You can find me on IG @annawithlove!
BONUS Presentation! Wedding Day Workflow with Profoto
By: Raph Nogal
Raph Nogal will take you through parts of the wedding day and show you how he utilizes Profoto lighting and light shaping tools to create stunning images for his clients. The demo session will take you through morning prep, creative portraits, family formals and reception lighting.
Raph Nogal is an international award-winning wedding photographer and Profoto Canada Ambassador and PPC Trainer.