ProFusion Expo: Lighting Stage — Meet the Presenters

Always popular with our attendees, the Lighting Stage at ProFusion features live shooting demonstrations that not only showcase some amazing lighting products, but also the skills of some truly amazing photographers as well.

This year, the Lighting Stage is proud to present the incredibly talented photographers Billie Chiasson, Jason Lanier, Justin Van Leeuwen and Phil Sutherland.


Lighting Stage - Billie Chiasson

Billie Chiasson

Billie Chiasson — Presented by LEDGO

Topic: Creating beautiful light for beauty, portrait and commercial photography

November 13–12:00 p.m.
 November 14–11:00 a.m.

Bio: Billie is a Commercial, Beauty, Fine Art and Fashion photographer and Creative Director who’s unique style is often described as nothing less than “beautiful”.

Billie has also been very involved in seminars & workshops throughout Canada for Canon Canada and Vistek and is a brand ambassador for both LEDGO and Profoto Global.

Presentation: Everyone needs to know soft lighting for beauty, commercial and portrait photography. Photographer, Billie Chiasson, will show you how to create beautiful lighting using the flexibility and ease of LEDGO Versatile lighting. After taking part, you will have a better understanding going forward with still photography and the use of LEDGO to create beautiful work for both yourself and your clients.



Lighting Stage - Justin Van Leeuwen

Justin Van Leeuwen

Justin Van Leeuwen — Presented by Elinchrom

Topic: Studio Lighting on Location

November 13–4:00 p.m.
 November 14–2:45 p.m.

Bio: Justin Van Leeuwen is a commercial photographer based out of Ottawa. His portraits are usually taken for corporate headshots, online portfolios, as well as editorial use.

Justin has been working with Elinchrom lights since the first iteration of the Quadra and is proud to be an Elinchrom Ambassador today.

Presentation: You don’t need the biggest, most powerful lights to create beautiful studio-quality portraits. A few battery packs can work just as well in a controlled environment or on-location. See how the Elinchrom ELB 500 TTL can work with Elinchrom’s vast array of light modifiers to create stunning portraiture anywhere you go.


Lighting Stage - Jason Lanier

Jason Lanier

Jason Lanier — Presented by Rotolight and Sony

Topic: TBA

November 13–2:30 p.m.
 November 14–1:30 p.m.

Bio: Jason Lanier is an award winning Sony Artisan of Imagery who has travelled the world looking for the best possible moments, landscapes and more to capture.

Jason started shooting professionally in 2007 and in 2011, began teaching other photographers. He’s hosted numerous workshops across the United States, as well as, international workshops in London, England, Edinburgh, Scotland, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico and 4 different locations in Australia.

Presentation: TBA


Lighting Stage - Phil Sutherland

Phil Sutherland

Phil Sutherland — Presented by West Toronto Photography Group

Topic: Capturing Motion and Movement with Flash (Feat. Elinchrom Lights)

November 13–5:15 p.m.
 November 14–4:00 p.m.

Bio: Phil is a professional photographer and owner of Revprint Studio 205 in Toronto. He is the founder and director of the West Toronto Photography Group — a not for profit arts group supporting photographers and the community since 2010. He shares his passion for light by teaching photography lighting workshops and creating interactive light art installations for festivals here and abroad.

Presentation: Join us for a informative presentation on capturing motion and movement using flash. We are going to create stunning images of dancers in motion using Elinchrom Flashes and modifiers and we will discuss equipment and practical tips and tricks for lighting and adding drama to your shots, when to take the shot and how to work with the subject to achieve awesome results.



Lighting Stage Presented By

Elinchrom Logo Creative Lighting Stage
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Originally published at Vistek ProPhotoBlog.