Beauty & Portrait Photography with Kate Whyte

Learn from fashion and beauty photographer Kate Whyte as she offers tools, techniques, and best practices to create captivating portraits.


When: Saturday January 16, 2020 | 12pm – 1:45pm PST / 3pm – 4:45PM EST

Where: ONLINE – Webinar

Cost: FREE – RSVP to secure your spot.

Join us on Saturday, January 16th for an online Socality x Canon Creator Lab workshop with instruction from commercial, beauty, and fashion photographer Kate Whyte (@katewhytephoto) as she instructs a live online workshop on beauty photography and the art of capturing captivating details. Kate will be sharing her go-to tools, techniques, and best practices for success in the beauty and fashion industry and covering a variety of helpful and practical advice for both beginners and established creators alike.

This session will cover themes including:

  • Getting started in fashion and beauty in small to medium sized markets
  • What to look for in models and make-up artists
  • Portfolio building
  • Working with agencies
  • Using props to enhance your creativity
  • The shoot day checklist
  • Favourite set-ups, settings
  • Working with hard light vs soft light
  • What to look for with your compositions
  • Brief overview of Kate’s retouching process
  • Q&A Session
  • & more

This workshop will include a combination of live teaching from Kate and a Q&A portion.

About Kate:

Kate Whyte is an award winning commercial photographer, Canon Ambassador and Profoto Shaper of light with over 15 years of creative accomplishments for brands like Netflix, Tom Ford, Coach and Nars as well as promotional work for various local and international personalities.

Her camera adventures began with event work and photographing local personalities for small magazines while working full time as a production designer at a tech agency. After deciding to become a freelancer, she went on to shoot and style food and product for international brands, but came to the realization that capturing beauty was her primary love. Her attention to detail and mastery of light makes her work instantly recognizable. Coming to photography from a graphic design background, her photographs feature strong compositional elements and refined post-production work. Capturing the unique qualities of different skin tones and textures is a priority and she enjoys the challenge of reflecting diversity in her subjects.

To see more of Kate’s work, you can find her on Instagram, or head over to her website at

Who’s this workshop for?

This workshop will be valuable for anyone looking to take their photography to another level, specifically as it relates to beauty, fashion, portrait, and commercial photography. Whether you’re a photographer, videographer, digital creator, model, blogger, or just getting started on your creative journey, these workshops provide an opportunity to connect with others in the community and learn something at the same time.  

Any further details will continue to be updated and communicated as we get closer to the workshop. RSVP to secure your spot.

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