Join me the weekend of April 23rd and 24th at Aperture Studios with two professional local models to explore lighting with a purpose with special Early Bird pricing until April 4th!!

We will discuss many different lighting techniques with studio strobes, small strobes, natural light and even continuous lighting. There will be lots of shooting time over the two days with both of our models including group instruction and Q&A sessions with lots of experimenting and planned setups to begin your experimenting.

By late Sunday morning, we will wrap up the shooting and begin the retouching portion with focus on Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CC and will work through a complete hands-on retouching session from start to finished product.

Seating is limited to only 8 photographers for this one time workshop, so don’t miss out. Register today.

Save $20 with Early Bird Registration at only $179 + HST – Early Bird Expires April 4th!!

Location and additional details will be emailed to registrants 2 weeks prior to the workshop.

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Your Models

Ophelia Lai

Ophelia Lai

Ophelia Lai

Ophelia grew up in small town Nova Scotia and has worked with many photographers since she started modeling a few years ago while attending Dalhousie. She has been featured in tutorial videos, runway shows and fashion campaigns. Don’t let the pretty face fool you, Ophelia is fluent in multiple languages travels the world and models part time.

Bryana Doyscher

Bryana Doyscher

Bryana has been modeling for nearly 8 years and has recently made the switch to full time MUA and cosmetics rep for Stila Cosmetics. She has worked with photographers both locally and internationally during several trips to Las Vegas, her second favorite city, next to Dartmouth, of course. 😉

Your Host/Instructor

Mike McCarthy

Mike McCarthy

Mike McCarthy

Mike is an internationally published photographer who specializes in both Motorsports and Glamour photography. Mike is the staff photographer for the Maritime Pro Stock Tour, the premier stock car racing series in Eastern Canada. Over the last two years, Mike has published the MPST calendar featuring top cars from the series featuring some of the finest models Atlantic Canada has to offer.

Mike has been published at Maxim US online, Andivero Magazine and recently Vanquish Automotive and Xpressions Magazine plus newspapers and motorsports publications across Canada, the Northeastern US and Europe.

Mike has been teaching specialty photography workshops for over 5 years, having helped organize and host the largest photo workshop in Atlantic Canada, Photo East and is co-host of the popular Eastlink TV show, The Big Picture.

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Pricing & Payment Information

In order to ensure a consistent and fair policy to protect both ourselves and our customers, we have instituted several policies in regards to payment for services.

  • Should the reservation be cancelled with or without cause by the client, more than 2 weeks prior to the event, a full refund will be issued. If cancelled within 14 days of the event, a refund of 50% will be issued and if cancelled within 48 hours of the event, the reservation shall be forfeit.
  • Should accident, injury, equipment failure, processing errors or other such circumstance occur that prevents McCarthy Photographic from performing or providing the services agreed, all monies paid by the client shall be returned and McCarthy Photographic shall not be liable for any damages as a result of the failure to provide services, including client’s hotel or travel expenses.
  • These policies are subject to change from time to time as deemed necessary. Your satisfaction is very important to us and we will always do our best to provide the absolute best possible service.