The Headshot Intensive Toronto March 2017

The Headshot Intensive Toronto March 2017

The Production Studio is excited to announce that world renowned photographer Peter Hurley will be bringing SHABANG! to our studios in March.

PHOTOGRAPHER

Peter Hurley is a premier portrait and headshot photographer with studios in New York City and Los Angeles. He is known for the genuine expressions he captures in his actors headshots and executive portraits.

EDUCATOR

He is an expert on human facial expression and has spoken on the subject for TEDx, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Adobe and GoDaddy to name a few. Peter is also a Canon Explorer of Light and teaches his signature photography workshops all over the world. He is the author of the recently published book The Headshot the definitive guide to headshot photography.

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Importance of Studio Space for Photographers

Importance of Studio Space for Photographers

The studio is a professional photographer’s second home away from home.  It could even be located in your actual home, but it should be a setting that you can feel secure and free of distractions.  Designing your studio space is also important, it should look and feel separate from a bedroom, for example.  It needs to be built around productivity, so we’re here to give you some tips on what is best to focus on for building the perfect photography studio.

Residency Program

The Residency Program at The Production Studio is a great way to start utilising a space where you have little overhead and can run your photography business out of. Meeting clients in a professional space can help you land the deal and give you a home base to operate out of. For more information on the residency program click here. Remember, with 4 spaces to shoot out of there will always be one available and we can make any custom package to suit your needs.

Maximizing Space

When it comes to renting out a studio space for photography, space is everything.  Don’t underestimate the importance of space to work, move, and think in.  This is about comfort and the ability to grow as a photographer.  Space also allows for more creative freedom, capturing your subjects without relying on zoom too heavily is key.  Headspace is also important, try to get a place for your studio that has elevated ceilings to really take control of your lighting.

Convenience and Class

Where your studio is located is almost as important as the studio itself.  If you only focus on the cost of rent, you might end up with a studio that is either located in a spot that is not in close proximity with your own house or is located in a drab industrial district, which could turn off clients.  Appearances can and do matter, so consider this when planning your studio location.

Controlling your Craft

Sunlight is certainly ideal, however controllable light is more vital.  So, in the event that you have access to common light that you can't control, it’s better to pick a spot you'll need to falsely light that you can control.

Expansive, upscale, open gathering places are super helpful for a photography studio.  A flatscreen TV makes a pleasant expansion to the waiting room – demonstrating your portfolio pictures or motivating art videos.

The camera room ought to be separate from the business room.  If not totally discrete, the two ought to be isolated by separation or themes.  The main thing you ought to do in the camera room is shoot. Everything else needs to happen elsewhere.

A changing area is another great idea.  The changing area ought to offer good security and ideally, be no less than a porta-john to consider simple outfit swapping.  The changing area ought to offer a little seat and table and in addition places to hang garments. A lavatory can serve as a changing area insofar as it's sufficient for allowing a person to stretch their arms and legs around.

Intangibles

A reliable power grid. You ought to expect that a normal studio will utilize significantly more power than the customary office workspace.  By and large the camera room ought to be white, dark, dim or nonpartisan in shading. This keeps away from inadvertent reflections.  And, finally, keep your studio stocked with lots of comforting items for all the senses: healthy snacks, beverages/alcohol, mints, and music playlists for different personalities.

Studio 4 - A Great Creative Space

Studio 4 - A Great Creative Space

Our 4th studio space has opened and has lends itself to many creative and commercial projects. Spanning 3500 sq ft, this space has already been used for photography and video projects.

Combined with our existing 3 spaces, The Production Studio now offers over 8500 sq ft of shooting space, two load in bays, two kitchenettes and 4 bathrooms. Contact us at sales@productionstudio.ca for a custom quote or for more information.

81 Entertainment | Anastasia A's cover of Justin Bieber - I'll Show You

81 Entertainment | Anastasia A's cover of Justin Bieber - I'll Show You

We have developed a great relationship with 81 Entertainment who have now used our various spaces for a few projects.

81 Entertainment is Toronto’s premier video production service company specializing in commercial production and branded content. Trusted by small businesses and large international brands alike, 81 Entertainment’s range of expertise ensures each client receives the best in concept design and execution.

Earlier in the year, 81 Entertainment used our spaces to create a fantastic video fro Anastasia A' cover of Justin Bieber's I'll Show You. 

Take a look below and watch both the BTS video and music video. We are proud and honoured to have had this shot in our spaces.

Official behind the scenes video for Anastasia A's cover of Justin Bieber - I'll Show You (Cover) OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO: http://smarturl.it/ILLSHOWYOUCOVER Hi guys, I recently had my first baby in Aug and it was the most incredible feeling in the world.Taking a year off from my music career was very refreshing and much needed , but I am happy to finally share with you a project that I was inspired to make.
Anastasia A's cover of Justin Bieber - I'll Show You (Cover) 15/12/2016 Watch: BEHIND THE SCENES here--- http://smarturl.it/illshowyoubts Download on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/Illshowyousingle Stream on Spotify : https://play.spotify.com/album/33xLJIqHHPqmJBZpyhh0gf Hey guys, I recently had my first baby in Aug and it was the most incredible feeling in the world.Taking a year off from my music career was very refreshing and much needed , but I am happy to finally share with you a project that I was inspired to make.

November 25th e-letter - Take a look and subscribe online

November 25th e-letter - Take a look and subscribe online

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Photographers Shape the Photograph

Photographers Shape the Photograph

A photograph is shaped more by the person behind the camera than by what's in front of it.

Take a look at this video to see the difference in images from 6 photographers with the same person for some portraiture work.

If you are looking to have your portrait taken at The Production Studio feel free to contact us at sales@productionstudio.ca and see more work at www.piresphotography.ca

Our First Workshop - Crazy, Sexy, Cool

Our First Workshop - Crazy, Sexy, Cool

The Production Studio is excited to announce it's first workshop. We are going to be bringing in Cristina who has been away from the city for awhile. Cristina is a lovely agency model whom we have had the pleasure of bringing into the studio space before. 

We are going to be creating some crazy, sexy, cool fashion and lingerie sets with this stunning model. We will start with a 1 min round to get a great beauty shot and then shoot as many sets as we can within the 3 hr workshop.  Take a look at our inspiration images below and what we will be able to achieve to help enhance your portfolio while having fun and learning with others in the group.

OUR MODEL - Cristina

OUR CONCEPTS

The Production Studio Residency Program

The Production Studio Residency Program

Our Residency Program offers access to The Production Studio at a more affordable rate while also providing promotional services for you and your work.

The program affords photographers the space and time to advance their careers and to strengthen their skills, perfect for both emerging and professional photographers at phenomenal value.

The Production Studio is a spacious 4500+ sq ft facility with access to 3 distinct studios (1500 sq ft each) ideal for those equipped with their own gear.

Our Residency Program is here to take your photography to the next level. If you have any questions or would like to sign up email us at sales@productionstudio.ca