Thrift Shop Session - Model Program

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Shine Photo offers several modelling programs and opportunities within the community.

  • Ambassador Model Team  High School – Age 20.
  • Model Monday Classes       Ages 13 – 16
  • Bootcamps                             Ages  9 – 12
  • Summer Intensive                Ages 12 -18


The Model Team is a program  designed to provide local high school & college age individuals with an empowering opportunity to belong to an exclusive, community minded group of young people who complete volunteer hours while having fun in the photographic world.  We encourage you to become positive, and self confident and we focus to bring out the best in YOU and to tell your story!  Mondays beginning Sept 16th from 7:30 – 9:00 pm plus additional photo shoot days. Scroll on to learn more and see the Monday schedule. Register for our informaton meeting HERE. (Participants must attend an information session with a parent or guardian prior to registration.)


10 + 1 week sessions for the tween set.   Classes begin in September and take place every Monday for 1.5 hours.  Students learn about fitness, nutrition, fashion, hair, nails, stance, runway walks, and a variety of other model related topics. There are a minimum of 4 photo sessions included during the session.


One day workshops packed with modelling info and two photo sessions.  Next sesson is September 27, 2019. Scroll down to learn more.


Four, interactive half day sessions from August 19 – 22, 2019 that cover a wide variety of model related topics.  At least one photo session every day. Scroll down to learn more.

Our Modeling Intensive offers young people ages 12 – 18 an opportunity to spend their mornings in our photo studio learning about the business of modelling and getting comfortable in front of a camera.

For young men and women ages 12 -18.

Next Date: Monday August 19 9:30 – 1 pm  – Thursday August 22 9:30 – 1 pm.  Optional specialty parachute photo session on Friday August 23.

Activities and Instruction includes:

  • Expression,
  • Commercial, editorial and flow posing
  • Makeup, hair and nail grooming,
  • Internet safety, and social media portfolios
  • Runway walks, turns and robotic movements
  • Fashion creativity

Photo sessions include Headshots, Thrift Shop Haute Couture, Product Photography, and Commercial Sales. A bonus Parachute fine art session is included as an option on Friday.

Register conveniently online HERE or call 807 631 5162. You can also visit Shine Photo at the Thunder Bay Country Market on Wednesday August 14th between 3:30 and 6:30 to register.

What do Ambassador Model Team members do?  Members of this team represent Shine Phone at local events and within marketing and workshop materials.  The program begins September 16th and runs for 15 weeks on Mondays from 7:30 – 9:00 pm. There are 3 sessions throughout the year.   Weeks alternate between model training workshops and photo shoots that incorporate materials from the workshops.  Some photo shoots are scheduled on alternate dates for logistical reasons with a minimum of 7 photo shoots scheduled per term.   Workshops are comprised of need-to-know modeling information. Topics include:

  • nutrition
  • hair, makeup and nail care
  • expression
  • stance and flow posing
  • runway walks and turns
  • commercial and editorial posing
  • latex scar and specialty makeup
  • social media interaction
  • portfolio building
  • and more!

Volunteer hours are also scheduled to help you acquire the mandatory 40 hours needed for graduation.   Studio points are awarded for participation with  $100.00 awarded to the highest point earner.

Register for the Information Session HERE.   Prospective members along with a parent or guardian must attend an information session prior to acceptance into this program.  The information session is free.  The Ambassador Model Team registration is 295.00 plus HST per 12 week session.

To receive more information or to apply for a spot as one of our models, contact us by filling in the application above. Please do not fill out the application if you are not serious about following through with the registration process and attending an information session. The program is limited to 10 participants. Parental consent and parent attendance at an information meeting is required to participate.

A mandatory meeting for all prospective models and their parent or legal guardian is scheduled at the Thunder Bay Country Market for 5:00 pm on Wednesday August 14th.  Attendees receive packages that fully outline this program and registrations are accepted after attending the meeting. Not to mention we have a fun fashion show planned for you!  Can’t make the meeting?  Private meetings can also be scheduled for those who have to miss our meeting/registration event.   Register HERE for the next meeting on August 14th.

A parent or legal guardian must sign a model release for the participant. Parents are always welcome at our models’ photo sessions. Application to the program does not imply guaranteed acceptance.  Memberships are by invitation to successful candidates who we feel would be positive role models and representatives, and would positively benefit from the program.  It’s as much about the inner beauty as the outward beauty.

Guys are needed in the program and are welcome to participate! The Ambassador Model Team registration is 295.00 plus HST per 12 week session

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Information Session & Registration: Fill out the application and attend our fun and informative meeting scheduled for August 14th at the Thunder bay Country Market at 5 pm.  There’s a fun fashion show too!  This meeting is mandatory for prospective models and a parent or guardian.  Private meetings can be scheduled if you can’t make it to our meeting/registration event.

Fall Schedule:  Mondays 7:30 – 9:00 pm

  • September 16 First Class.  Welcome! Topics covered: Expression
  • September  23 – Headshot Photo Session
  • September 30 – Workshop – Runway walks & 5 point flow posing. Working with Props.
  • October 7 – Catalog Photo Session.
  • October 14 – Thanksgiving. No classes.
  • October 21 – Workshop – Nail Art & Hand Posing Followed by Product Shoot.
  • October 28 – Workshop – Latex Scar Makeup followed by a Zombie Shoot. Longer class – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • November 4 – Workshop – Editorial Posing
  • November 11 – Workshop – Hip Hop & Robotic Movements
  • November 18 – Photo Session – Editorial Fine Art
  • November 25 – Workshop – Clothing Creativity
  • December 2 – ‘Thrift Shop H’aute Couture’ Photo Session
  • December 9 – Review, Social Media & Internet Safety workshop.  Selfie Session.  Fashion show clothing selection.
  • December 7 – Mannequin Fashion show.

Two additional specialty photo sessions are scheduled for outdoor locations. Find out more at our information meeting!   Volunteer hour opportunities are also discussed at the meeting.   Register HERE for the August 14th meeting.  The information meeting is free. The Ambassador Model Team registration is 295.00 plus HST per 12 week session.

The Winter Schedule will be announced in December. Winter and Summer Workshops and photo sessions build on information learned in the fall session. Winter photo shoots include ‘Yesterday’s News’ (newspaper dresses,) Steampunk, Levitation and more. Our summer photo shoots include Mermaids, Red Riding Hood, Parachute dresses and more.

Are you ready for an adventure? Then we want you in our 11 week model training program! As a member of the Shine Model Mondays Program, you’ll  learn HOW to be photographed and how to make being photographed painless and enjoyable.  Weekly Workshops, and a minimum of 4 photo sessions.  Each participant receives a mobile app with 2 images from each photo session suitable for sharing.

Seriously, what are you waiting for? Call us for more information, resister online using our Schedule Session link (in the main navigation) or visit us at the Market to register. Registration is on now!   (Inclement winter weather or forced closures for unforeseen reasons will result in the rescheduling of a class.)

Programming begins Monday, September 16th from 5:30 pm – 7:00 for 11 weeks.  Cost is $235.00 plus HST per 11 week session.  Space is limited!  Call 631 5162 or Register conveniently online HERE.


  • September 16 First Class.  Welcome! Topics covered: Expression.  Headshot photo session
  • Sept 23 – Stance and Catalog Posing. Mini Photo Session
  • Sept 30 – Runway walks &  flow posing.
  • October 7 – Eye makeup progressions.  Mini Photo session
  • October 14 – No classes. Happy Thanksgiving.
  • October 21 – Nail Health, Color and Art followed by a product photo session.
  • October 28 – Latex Scar Makeup Workshop  and photo shoot.  Long class – 6-9 pm
  • November 4 –  Cell Phone camera know how.  Social Media & Internet Safety workshop.  Selfie Session.
  • November 11 – Hip Hop & Robotic Movements.
  • November 18 – Editorial Posing & Product photo session.
  • November 25 – Thrift Shop High Fashion Workshop & Photo Session.
  • TBA – Clothing Selection times for fashion show.
  • December 7 – Mannequin Fashion Show at the Thunder Bay Country Market.

Our Boot Camps are scheduled for PA days to make life simple for parents and fun for the kids.

Boot camp is for girls and boys ages 8 -11.

Next Date: Friday September 27, 2018   9:30 am – 4 pm.  Register Conveniently Online HERE or call 631 5162.

Activities include:

Welcome and ice breaker. Before and After Headshot session, catalogue posing,  grooming tips, internet safety, runway walks, turns and robotic movements, expression,  and a casual/dressy photo session.  Each child receives one complimentary personal 5×7 print as well as a group photo.  Additional prints are available for purchase through a password protected online album.

Register online using the Schedule Sessions link in our main navigation, or call 807 631 5162. You can also visit Shine Photo at the Thunder Bay Country Market to register.