Workshop: A girl by the window

Sunday, February 3rd, 2019
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Join award-winning Toronto-based portrait photographer and educator, Polina Fedorova for a hands-on 2.5 hours workshop in a professional photography studio.

  • Polina will guide you through the technical craft of portrait photography, and you’ll receive lots of personalized, 1-on-1 instruction from her during the workshop. 
  • Learn tips and techniques for capturing artistic portraits with only one source of daylight like a window through slide-illustrated lectures and field demos. 
  • Topics covered will include: suggested camera equipment and accessories, effective lighting techniques, mastering artistic compositions, working with a strong backlight, basics of HDR photography, exposure compensation  


Workshop Flow

  1. Introduction, 15min.
    Dynamic range and exposure compensation.
  2. Practice, 1h.
    Shooting with a strong backlight. Using reflectors and flashes for dynamic range compression.
  3. Break, 5 min
  4. Practice, 1h 
    Creating an artistic portrait. Creating different portrait styles in one location.
  5.  Review, 10 min

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  • You will get up to 10 different stunning photos which will take your portfolio to the next level.
  • You will be working with a model and I will help to choose the appropriate shutter speed, aperture, and ISO
  • You will be working with natural light indoors.
  • You will learn basic setups, common mistakes, and professional tips
  • We will start with basic poses and then will create a complicated artistic setup 
  • We will have a set of different designer dresses, jewelry for the close-ups, smoke machine, some props including an antique armchair
  • You will have a chance to work with the model individually and create your own artistic portrait


4035 St-Ambroise, #215, Montreal 



  • Posted by Polina Fedorova
  • On December 10, 2018