Toronto based photographer. Trying to find her way into the world step-by step.

Month: January, 2016

Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival

This morning in social media class I discovered that the biggest photography festival is held in Toronto and the GTA. The Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival is held in various galleries and locations throughout the GTA every year.
The opening night will be held on April 27th, 2016 at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and most exhibits are free admission, which makes it easier and affordable for everyone to appreciate the artwork.

Although I have missed the deadline for entry to exhibit my own personal work for this year, I will be attending various gallery’s to indulge in the art and the beauty towards other photographer’s work. This is definitely something that I will be interested in entering the following year, 2017.

As a college student and a small photography business owner, publicity and starting to get my name out and noticed to potential clients is keen for a successful business. In social media class we are constantly talking about ways to promote ourselves on different sources of social media, and this would be a great way to promote yourself in person, and in a gallery environment.
I’m interested in this Photography festival event because I think that it’s a great way to exhibit your work to a wide audience, artists and photographers who share the same interests as you. It is also a good way to get your name out and noticed in the GTA. I also think that as an artist and photographer who has their own vision and different work styles it’s great to share your work with others who may enjoy it. 

6096_low_res_MG_8568_medLorenzo Vitturi – Dalston Anatomy – Contact 2015 – Primary Exhibition May 2- June 27


Ian Willms – The Road to Nowhere

For more information on this event, visit their website at:


Valentine’s Promo!

Valentines Day

Intimate Relationships

These photographs are from a series I photographed in November 2015 called, “Intimate Relationships”.
I’ve been surrounded by different types of love all my life. I’ve grown up in a loving and supportive household which has taught me to do everything with love and kindness.

Love is everywhere – we’re surrounded by it daily. But I find that the love between two people is so beautiful, unique and intriguing in their own way. In this series, I wanted to capture the raw emotion, the natural beauty, love, connection and chemistry between two people and the simple passion that they share with one another.

The poses in these series are not posed or modified; they are natural behaviours between two lovers.

During the shoot, it took a little while longer than anticipated for the couples to get comfortable and adjusted to having the camera in front of them, but when they did, they acted like themselves and the results were pure magic. It was an honour to capture such beautiful moments.

8- intimate relationships


There are so many different techniques and approaches in photography.

Something that has always intrigued me are silhouettes.
They are so simple and mysterious, but somehow always seem to portray a type of feeling, or emotion.

In photography class we learnt about the different types of Window lights and silhouette was one of them.


For my own curiosities, I decided to challenge myself with studio silhouettes as part of a series I was working on, called Intimate Relationships.
Setting up the lights was a challenge. You want to make sure that the subject is dark, while still capturing some features that makes the photograph so much more intimate.
After a bit of errors and playing around with the different angles, we figured it out.

Thanks to my lovely models for being so patient and helpful.
Here is the result:

6- Silhouette


To view some more photos from both of the above shoots visit:
Elisa Spinello Photography

Hard At Work

Good evening all,

It’s been a long day battling a cold and a 4 hour break before my next class.

While going through my laptop, I came across this photograph.
This is a photograph of me hard at work during a shoot for a photography assignment.

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A random work in progress/ behind the scenes snap is always one of my favourite kinds of shots.
For myself it’s so much more than just a random shot. It tells a story, to me, of that moment. The passion, the struggles, the frustrations, the good and the bad moments, that were all apart of capturing something so simple and beautiful. Something that I’ve envisioned and captured.

This was my very first attempt at long exposure photography. After some trial and errors, I was thrilled with the end result!

Here it is!

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Until next time!

Take care 🙂


Throughout this semester I’ve learnt a few different techniques.

This assignment was focused on the different types of Architectural photography indoor and outdoors.

This is a Detailed Architecture shot taken at the UOIT/ Durham College Library.
I like the angle, balance, the colours and the reflections in the glass.

5- Architecture

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Much love! xo

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Wishing you all the best in 2016 filled with lots of wonderful memories! xo

-Elisa Spinello Photography

Long Exposure

For one photography assignment we had to take a series of different kinds of Long Exposure photography.

On a cold, windy night after a long day at work, we made our way Downtown, Toronto and took some photographs.
After a long night of freezing in the cold, it was well worth it. It was my first time trying out long exposures and I was thrilled with the outcomes!

Here are a few shots!
You can check out more at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1215498811799061.1073741866.301372953211656&type=3