Last monday, I had the extreme pleasure of attending Ninja Workshops led by Dave and Quin of DQ Studios, extraordinary wedding photographers based in Calgary, Alberta. It was my first time attending a photography related workshop, so I didn’t know quite what to expect but let me tell you that it was better than anything I imagined it might be.

In a nutshell, Dave and Quin shared what worked for them with their business and also what mistakes they made to get where they are now. They also demonstrated their ninja lighting techniques they use to achieve their unique look and artistic style. We also got to check out Renaissance albums, DQ Studios Quikeys & Quantum lights among other products.

Here are a few more shots I took documenting the workshop.

Looks like fun right? It was and highly educational. I encourage you to attend workshops in your area and learn from your colleagues.

Laura is a Vancouver wedding and portrait photographer. Visit