• The Production Studio (map)
  • 2532 Wharton Glen Avenue
  • Mississauga, ON, L4X 2A9
  • Canada

We are so excited to be bringing in Kaitlin Chapple for a brand new style of workshop. Kaitlin is a multi-talented published model, as well as the author of a new e-book called How to Work With Models: A Model’s Guide for Photographers. With over a decade of industry experience, Kaitlin created an in-depth guidebook that teaches photographers everything they need to know about working with models. It provides the important perspective of a person on the other side of the camera, and offers expert advice on how to make a professional model-photographer relationship result in the best work possible.

Following the recent launch of her e-book, Kaitlin is excited to bring her knowledge to a workshop format and will be hosting the first How to Work With Models Workshop in collaboration with The Production Studio. This three hour workshop will be incredibly helpful for any photographer who wants to feel more comfortable and capable working with models. Wherever you are in your photography journey, and no matter your level of technical skill, this session will help you elevate your work and improve as an artist.

The first half of this workshop will be a discussion based Q+A. Please come with all of your questions about working with models! How to find reliable freelance models, how to contact agencies, how to hire a model, what is agency standard for rates and compensation, how to set expectations for a project, what are best practices for pre-shoot communication, how to direct and pose a model, how to communicate effectively, how to offer constructive feedback, what is proper on-set etiquette, how to make a model comfortable, how to shoot a model nude, how to provide a professional environment, how to follow up after a project, what is customary for image usage, etc. Any and all questions are welcome. Kaitlin has a ton of professional experience to draw from and will open up about any topic you want.

The second half of this workshop will be a hands-on shoot, implementing everything that was discussed in the Q+A. This is your opportunity to practice directing, posing, and communicating with a model, with Kaitlin offering you personal suggestions to help you improve. We will cycle through as many looks as possible, and all participants will get some portfolio images along with individual guidance and constructive feedback to help you improve. You will walk away from this session empowered with information, ready to reach the next level in this industry.

Included in the cost of this workshop, is a copy of Kaitlin’s e-book How to Work With Models: A Model’s Guide for Photographers. The comprehensive guide outlines the entire creative process including before, during, and after a shoot, and will equip any photographer with all the tools they need to feel confident working with models. With homework lessons, additional resources, and plenty of actionable tips, this guide is an invaluable source of information for any photographer.

OUR MODEL - Kaitlin

Who Should Attend?

Our workshops at The Production Studio are here to provide you with a means to expand your photographic knowledge or allow you to just come out and shoot to help build your portfolio. We hire the best talent and work with agencies to provide cost effective and efficient workshops that will guide you in your photographic journey.

What you will need to bring:

• A DSLR camera

• Fully Charged Battery

• Freshly Formatted Memory Card(s)

• General Lenses – 24-70mm, 24-105mm and 70-200mm If you have a macro lens, 50mm or 85mm please bring it along. It really depends on the type of workshop

• Pocket Wizards (if you have your own, otherwise one will be provided for you)
Sony/Minolta DSLR Owners:
ATTENTION!!!! Some Sony cameras use a proprietary hot-shoe for their cameras; you will need to bring your own hot shoe adapter to attach to your camera so our studio's wireless trigger can communicate with your camera

• Bring along a list of shots you’d like to achieve or posing ideas. It can help to ensure that you get the perfect image.

Model Release

A model release for non-commercial purposes, signed by the model, will provided to each photographer. All photographs from the photo shoot can be used for personal promotional purposes in your portfolio, on the web, in print media such post cards.

Cancellation Policy

If you register for one of our workshops please note the cancellation policy. If you register you have up to 7-14 days (depending on the workshop) to cancel with a full refund. Please understand that the cancellation policy is there to help ensure that classes are able to run for both the studio, models and MUA. While we understand that things come up, think of purchasing a workshop as purchasing a ticket for an event or concert. In those instances you do not get a refund. That being said, If you cancel within those 7 days and I am able to find someone to replace you I will issue a full refund.