Muse Circle is a series of skill-building workshops, speakers and peer-editing review gatherings for women and underrepresented voices in the industry.
Feb 20, 2018 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Creating a Financially Sustainable Career with Lisa Zamparo
In an informal, open setting we discussed the challenges around creating a sustainable career as freelance photographers with a focus on finances. Lisa Zamparo will share her knowledge as a CPA, financial planner and business coach who is particularly passionate about working with women entrepreneurs. We look forward to everyone having the opportunity to ask questions and share experiences.
May 12, 2018 at 12 PM – 5 PM
Lighting Workshop with May Truong
Toronto-photographer May Truong led the first half of the workshop showing us the set-ups she uses on editorial assignments. Clients include Aveda Canada, Brightworks, Bullet Media, Cadillac-Fairview, Canadian Business, Chatelaine, Corus Entertainment, Egg Farmers of Canada, Flaunt Magazine, The Grid TO, The Globe and Mail, The Heart and Stroke Foundation, The Kit, Maclean's, Marie Claire, PerfectoMag, Readers Digest, Red Bull, Report on Business Magazine, Rethink Canada, Samsung, Sid Lee, Toronto Life, Vice Magazine, XXL Magazine.
The second half of the workshop allowed all participants to share their lighting set-ups if they wish and learn from each other in an informal setting.
Victory Social Club generously donated their space for us to use for the day.
We are also thankful to Nikon Canada for providing us with speedlights for the workshop and for Henry's for providing us with lighting equipment giving participants a chance to experiment.
This workshop would also not be possible without the work of Toronto photographer Della Rollins.
Upcoming Dates TBD
Peer Review Nights
Throughout the year, we’ve been hosting peer-review nights at various locations in Toronto. If you’re a photographer with existing work, work progress or looking to brainstorm project ideas we hope you come by. If you're not looking to discuss your work, but would like to help give advice to others, it would be great to see you there.
The venues are open to the public, but the first half of each event is for persons identifying as female, including trans, genderqueer and gender non-confirming.