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We Welcome A Resident Makeup Artist - Camila Notari

We Welcome A Resident Makeup Artist - Camila Notari

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Camila Notari is our new in house resident makeup artist. Camila will be located in the front of our space in our portrait studio. We are so excited to have this international artist in house who has more than 17 years as a beauty professional. Her education started in her native Brazil and she has never stopped learning and improving her craft. Camila took several courses in schools and workshops with professionals and renowned companies in different countries such as Spain, Colombia, Argentina and Canada.

In Toronto she finished a degree in makeup where she has grown in her experience with all makeup styles, from beauty makeup, theatre, cinema, prosthetic makeup to creature & design. I was graduated in Art & Design Makeup at the Faculty of Makeup CMU. After that, I felt I needed to know more about the arts, so in 2018 I majored in Foundation and Art Design at George Brown College, also in Toronto.

To see her full portfolio visit her site online or click here for a PDF with samples of her work.

IN HER OWN WORDS

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My soul is restless, my mind is always full of ideas, and I think the days should be longer so that I could fit all the tasks within 24 hours. I am passionate about my work, by the way, it was the time that I used to define myself with only a professional title; there are several Camilas within myself. I am an educator first, then an artist, makeup artist, mother, woman, passionate about photography, painting, sculpture and I love reading a good book. The smell of the book in my hands enchants me, but the ease of digital reading has conquered me! I love coffee, too; black and without milk!

CAMILA'S SERVICES INCLUDE:

Makeup & Hair Services

Whatever the situation is, makeup and hairstyle make all the difference. I will bring you a natural and flawless look for parties, weddings, or any special event you´re going through. The products in my kit are from the best professional brands, and my materials are disposable and hygienic for keeping your safety above all.

Airbrush Makeup

If you don’t know much about Makeup with Airbrush, it´s a pleasure to tell you this technique is the most suitable for photos. Who does not do selfies nowadays? It´s not only for special events; it´s for everyone that is looking for the best as makeup can bring. The result reached is a natural, waterproof, long lasting, and it is possible to camouflage tattoos and undesirable dark spots and scars. The airbrush makeup is highly used on tv shows, films and weddings.

Boudoir

A boudoir photoshoot is the best gift you can give to yourself or your beloved one. It´s the capture of a precious moment through the beautiful pictures in that unique life stage such as a pre-wedding, pregnancy or just the celebration of femininity and sensuality.

For the boudoir photoshoot, I always make sure face and body are in complete harmony. As an experienced Makeup Artist, I´m able to hide what you may don´t want to show such as scars, stretch marks and also your tattoos if you don´t want to show them for this occasion. I’ll do everything to make you feel confident and get the most enjoyable experience during your shoot!

Headshots

It takes only a few seconds to make a first impression, we all already know that. Your headshot is the responsible for the first contact with people you haven´t met yet. Said that have you just realized about the importance of having a professional makeup and hair for this occasion? Your image will represent who you are, and I can guarantee your hair and makeup will be natural in your photos, showing your best.

Maternity

Nothing can be more powerful to the than that this moment. To have a baby growing in your bump is with no doubts, one of the most incredible experiences in the life. The beauty you have facing right now will become a sweet memory sooner than you think, so why do not register this moment and show to your little one in the future? You will receive a delightful facial massage to prepare your skin to a natural and camera-ready makeup in a perfect match with your hairstyle.

Special Events

If you have a special event such as your graduation, a Prom, a party or even a pre-wedding photoshoot, having your makeup and hair done professionally, will bring you a relief when you I'll be holding and looking to the album in your hands in the future. I´m pretty sure you have been planning the perfect dress and accessories to use for this extraordinary occasion, and the makeup and hairstyle will make the final look stunning and impeccable like the moment to itself is.

A Closer Look @ Our Spaces

A Closer Look @ Our Spaces

The Production Studio is located on the west end of Toronto minutes from Sherway Gardens. Our 8500 sq ft building offers 4 unique studio spaces ranging from 1100 to 3200 sq ft. complete with 2 kitchenettes, washrooms.

All studios come with a raised shooting platform, a Hollywood mirror, makeup station, portable speakers, change tent, clothing rack, 4 c-stands, sand bags and extension cords.

Book online at www.productionstudio.ca/booking or email us with inquires at sales@productionstudio.ca

If you would like to rent out the entire building (studios 1-3 and kitchenette), the day rate is $700 CDN and a discount for multiple days. 

Please take a look at our galleries below with floor plans and specs for each space, photos from various angles and daylight availability.

If you are a photographer looking for space, we offer a great residency program. It offers a cheaper rate to use our studios and a consistent location to help you build your brand.

Kitchenette

Studio 1 - 1100 sq ft

Studio 2- 1100 sq ft

Studio 3- 1100 sq ft

Studio 4- 3200 sq ft

Booking a Studio Space w/ Great Talent

Booking a Studio Space w/ Great Talent

Peter Hurley and Studio Manager Emanuel Pires share a photo together.

Peter Hurley and Studio Manager Emanuel Pires share a photo together.

It was an honour to have Peter Hurley, one of the top headshot photographers in the world, choose The Production Studio as his studio space to teach members of The Headshot Crew. 

We had photographers from the GTA, Vancouver, Northern Ontario, London and Mexico attend.

We used all 4 spaces to have various lighting setups for the group and space out the participants. 

When a photographer of Peter Hurley's caliber loves your space and comes twice in one year to teach, you know that the space must be pretty great. Thank you Peter and everyone who attended for one fantastic weekend.

Peter Hurley with members of the Headshot Crew in studio 1.

Peter Hurley with members of the Headshot Crew in studio 1.

Back in Our Studios - PETER HURLEY - The Headshot Intensive Toronto

Back in Our Studios - PETER HURLEY - The Headshot Intensive Toronto

A 2 day headshot knowledge infusion extravaganza! Want to go Intensified? Add a 3rd day to the mix and really dig into your portrait shtick.

This course is designed for every level photographer from amateur to pro as long as you understand camera basics, this isn't a technique course in camera settings, but a mind blowing course in handling any subject that has stepped into your frame. Yes, the workshop is geared toward headshot photography, but all of this stuff applies whether your subject is 3 feet in front of your camera or 30 feet in front of it, so I believe any portrait photographer needs to utilize this information as part of their director's toolkit whenever shooting portraits. Although I believe the information is ground breaking, any photographer at any level will truly benefit from attending. 

In this workshop you’ll learn the in’s and out’s of my workflow, direction, shooting style and business sense. It's a soup to nuts approach on how to crank out one good portrait after another. We’ll immerse ourselves completely into the action as we apply these ideas in order to enhance your shooting style and up your game immensely.

In a nutshell, THE HEADSHOT INTENSIVE is designed for the photographer looking to gain beneficial knowledge from the leader in the headshot genre in order to develop a new skill set when photographing people. So whether photography is your full time gig or you are a passionate hobbyist who can’t seem to put your camera down, this workshop is for you. 

The Headshot Intensive is also the breeding ground for my team of talented Headshot Crew Associate Photographers. We've launched a global initiative to create an elite crew of headshot photographers worldwide. Interested? Sign up for a free account now. Anyone can register and if you upgrade into my Protégé Core Coaching Program you'll receive a 30 Day Free Trial. All photographers who take the workshop will get six months free(approx $120 value) in the Headshot Crew Protégé Coaching group and earlybirds(the first 4 people to sign up) will get a year free.($199 value) Those interested in becoming a Headshot Crew Associate photographer will work closely with Peter to create a portfolio worthy for inclusion into the Headshot Crew Associate Photographer Program for their target market.

Some Topics Include:

• Lighting Hurley-Style

• My belief in being 90% Therapist and 10% Photographer

• The necessity of being a Jack of All Trades

• Performing The Chameleon Approach

• Applying Sherlock Holmesing to the mix

• Digging into Micro-Expression

• Creation of Residual Laughter

• Direction by Mis-Direction

• Hurleyisms

• The HURLEY Headshot System of directing your client from shot to shot

• The Shoot: You’ll apply the ideas laid out to you by applying these ideas on the second day of the workshop. Game Plan & Business Know How: Building a road map to develop your business

• Pricing your work into your target market and ground rules for handling your customer service. The Final Product: Retouching, printing and delivery of the final product.

• Headshot Crew: Peter will discuss his global plan and your shot to capture your target market by becoming a Headshot Crew Associate photographer. The goal is to have each photographer that is interested in building their headshot business become part of the Headshot Crew referral program, using it as a marketing tool to build their headshot clientele through referrals from their own Headshot Crew micro-site.  

What You'll Need:

A DSLR, mirrorless or medium format digital camera and basic knowledge of how to use that camera. You’ll want a decent headshot lens to go along with it, so I generally like a minimum of 85mm for full frame DSLR’s and 100mm and above for medium format cameras. Generally I roll with a 70-200mm on my full frame DSLR, so have something that can hit that range if you are on a zoom or a prime in that neighborhood.Everyone should bring a laptop and/or external hard drive with them to the workshop in case you want to shoot tethered, take notes or transfer files, etc. I love shooting on a tripod, so if you have one that can reach above 6' then bring it along with a nice ball head. If you don't then don't sweat it, but I'm going to be giving you umpteen reasons why you should be using one. You can check out my gear page for my recommended Feisol/Arca Swiss combo: www.headshotcrew.com/gear

We've had everyone from beginner to professional go through this workshop and the ideas presented are so unique that they work for everyone no matter how far along you are in your career.  Get a good nights sleep prior to coming up to the intensive! We usually go from 10am in the morning until lunchtime, come back and do a session until dinnertime. After dinner we'll come back and keep the info pouring in until around 10 or 11pm. The second day runs from 10am to 6pm. We do break for lunch and will be shooting all afternoon, so be ready for a busy weekend. No food is included with the workshop fee. Cost and Scheduling:

The price for attending this phenomenal weekend workshop is $1500 and payment is due in full when signing up. ALL PAYMENTS ARE IN US DOLLARS. 

It’s an amazing value for anyone interested in taking their portrait photography to new heights. However, I want to add even more value for those attending:

The Real Deal: 

• Any photographer that is one of the first 4 to sign up for any Intensive will receive an earlybird bonus of one free year on headshotcrew.com at the Protégé level.($199 value) If you are wondering if you qualify for this just ask. Don't worry, if you don't make the cut all additional attendees will receive 6 months free.(approx $120 value)       

• All participants will receive a promo code for 1/2 off THE ART BEHIND THE HEADSHOT DVD and/or Illuminating the Face download($150 value each).

• B&H has sponsored the workshop, so we will be giving away at random one $50 gift card to a lucky participant from my favorite store on planet earth.

Get your own Headshot by Peter Hurley! Each photographer will get in front of my camera at some point during the workshop and I'll personally shoot a SHABANG'in headshot of you. I can't stand photographers who don't put a nice shot of themselves on their about or bio page, so I'm making sure each of you have one! You'll get a unique perspective from being in front of my camera as well. This allows you to understand exactly what your clients are going through and it's proven to be a powerful experience. It has been one of my favorite portions of the course and a real eye opener for past attendees, plus it's $2000 for a new client to step in front of my lens, so there is definitely some major value in it for you there! All Headshot Intensive upon graduating will be dubbed a Bachelor in the Fine Art of Shabanging(BFAS) in the Headshot Crew Coaching Program! Prepare to be added to this prestigious group that have attended the workshop. The BFAS label and any free months you are to receive as an attendee will be added after you've completed the workshop. 

My goal for the course is that each photographer receives a tremendous amount of value out of taking the workshop, so if you have any questions whatsoever, feel free to contact me personally at 212.627.2210. Use the links on the right to register for your desired workshop and lock in any promotions you may receive.  

In case you are interested The Headshot Intensified is an added extra 3rd day where you spend time with me one on one in order to drive all these concepts home. It that costs an additional $750 and limited to only 8 photographers. Feel free to add the extra day to your cart or feel free to sign up for it separately if you have previously taken The Headshot Intensive. 

I feel strongly that the workshop is appropriately named, so I hope you are ready for an INTENSE weekend of non-stop information coming your way! 

I'll be emailing you with ant other logistics for the weekend during the week preceding your chosen workshop, should you have any questions beforehand definitely reach out to me via email or call the studio.

No food is included with the workshop fee. We go out to a local restaurant for lunch and dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday. 

Due to workshops selling out regularly we require payment in full in order to keep your spot and snag any time sensitive discounts. All payments are non-refundable, so don't give me your $ until you are certain you are ready to roll!However, should you need to reschedule, inform me at least at least 2 weeks prior to your scheduled intensive and I will apply your fee toward the workshop of your choice in the future or figure out something that is fair for both of us. I usually have a waiting list, so if something comes up that causes the need for you to cancel then chances are we'll get your spot filled right away and I'll be able to provide you a refund if that is the case.

So, are you ready to get serious about your people photography? 

Get it going, each workshop is limited to ONLY 12 photographers plus I have 1 spot for those who can't get enough of me and want to take it for 1/2 price a second time, so grab a spot as soon as you decide you are ready to roll! All my workshops have been selling out, so don't get caught on the short end of the stick. Those who want to take it a 2nd time and grab that spot for 1/2 off just contact me before registering.

Reserve your spot today!  
Simply click the button on the right the corresponds to your desired workshop to register by firing up a credit card.  

Questions? Feel free to email us or call the studio at 212.627.2210. I'm happy to answer any questions you may have, I want everyone to be 100% informed prior to coming to the workshop. 

I am traveling the world with the workshop, so sign up for your desired venue and as soon as a studio is secured we'll be letting everyone know where we'll be.

If you are coming to NYC here's my NY studio address:

Peter Hurley Photography Studio  
134 W 26th Street, Suite 1203  
New York, NY 10001

We start each day at 10am in the NY studio for Headshot Intensives outside NYC I will be emailing you with logistics. 

The closest hotels are right on 26th Street between 6th & 7th Aves:

The Hilton New York Fashion District

Holiday Inn Manhattan 6th Ave - Chelsea

Looking forward to seeing you at The Headshot Intensive! 

Thanks!  
Peter

Video of the Signature Series Workshop w/ Paul Buceta @ The Production Studio

Video of the Signature Series Workshop w/ Paul Buceta @ The Production Studio

Here is a video that we put together to show what we do in our intensive and Signature Series workshops. We want to create the best environment and talent to help you achieve your goals as a photographer, to help build your book and to allow you to have fun while doing it. For more information and to register for workshops check us out online at www.productionstudio.ca/workshops or www.meetup.com/ProdStudioTO 

Don't forget that we can also assist you with all of your studio rental or commercial needs. You can find more information about that at www.productionstudio.ca

Signature Series | BTS of Our First Big Workshop

Signature Series | BTS of Our First Big Workshop

Take a look at the BTS of the first collaboration between photographers William Riquelme, Sean Lyn and Pires Photography. We have another workshop coming up on February 26th. This is one that you won't want to miss. 

Check us out online at www.productionstudio.ca/workshops or on our meetup group www.meetup.com/ProdStudioTO

We officially kicked off the new space with a weekend of amazing workshops. Thanks to @cmr_photog for the video of the big day. 3 models, 2 MUAs, 3 workshop organizers and 23 photographers filled our 3 spaces Thank you to Pires Photography, Sean Lyn Photography, William Riquelme Photography who were the workshop facilitators.

Signature Series | BTS w/ Della Pham & Pires Photography

Signature Series | BTS w/ Della Pham & Pires Photography

Take a look at the BTS video with Della Melinda Pham and Pires Photographyy at The Production Studio as they help to design and create amazing portfolio images for photographers.

Thank you to everyone who came out and made the day such a success. We are looking forward to the next collaboration between these two photographers in our spaces on Sunday, January 29th. For more information visit www.productionstudio.ca/workshops or sign up on our meetup page www.meetup.com/ProdStudioTO

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.

SIGN UP

You can sign up via the buttons below linking to the two events at our studios and check out the video for more information.

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.

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

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

Take a look at our latest e-letter online to check out the great workshops we have lined up.

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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