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Introducing Julie McGuinness-Nikota
Whistling Gardens
Guest Photography Artist

Julie Nikota is a self-taught, Brantford Ontario professional photographer and makeup artist who absolutely loves her career. She is an internationally published photographer and has been in the industry for several years. Julie specializes in headshot, fashion, beauty and family photography. Although photography is her full time job, it is much more than that to Julie.

It is a creative outlet which brings much joy and passion to her life. She uses her artistic abilities as a form of self-expression and is always happiest when capturing photos of people. For Julie, photography is about coming up with a concept, a mood and an expression and then creating something from all the inspiration. Some of Julie's favourite fashion editorials were captured at Whistling Gardens! Julie can't wait for many more opportunities to shoot beautiful images "in such an inspiring, vibrant, whimsical location and to work with such a fantastic team of people."

Julie Nikota Photography
Julie McGuinness-Nikota
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Sunday, July 24, 2016 10:00am - 4:00pm
(Rain Date Sunday August 28th)
Whistling Gardens

Join us for this creative and captivating fashion and beauty inspired photography workshop at the elegant, gorgeous and whimsical location of Whistling Gardens!

A creative makeup artist, stylist, director and photographer for most of her personal and editorial shoots, Julie Nikota’s fashion and beauty editorials have been seen in several international magazines.

This interactive and hands-on photography workshop will teach you how to work with models, how to work with available light and how to think more creatively using the model and the environment you have to work with. This workshop will take a look into how Julie plans the shoot, how she styles the models, working with models and a team of artists, how to direct the model and how to shoot on location using what you have to work with. Everyone will have the opportunity to work with the model(s) and with Julie Nikota. You should be comfortable with your camera’s settings and

have an interest in portraiture. This course is great if you have not had the opportunity to work with professional models or want to gain more insight and creativity with portraiture and model photography.

  • DSLR Camera (best to know manual settings but not required) and at least 1 lens.
  • Basic knowledge of camera including aperture, shutter speed, ISO (I will not be teaching basic knowledge of photography).
  • Fully charged batteries and memory cards.
  • Optional (portable reflector, other equipment).
  • Registered members will need to bring their own lunch/drinks/snacks.
Workshop Cost:

Cost is $230.00 + admission into the gardens $13.50 Total Cost of $243.50

To Register CONTACT:

Julie McGuinness-Nikota
P: 519.771.9293
16 Brighton Ave, Brantford Ontario, N3S 1V7

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