Street Photography Meetup
Sunday 01 October
Kensington Market - 11am - 2 Hours
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.
We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
Photography Foundations (Beginner's Photography)
Saturday 07 October
Harbour West - 10am - 3 Hours
Photo foundations. Learn about the camera settings and how to use them, put this into practice around the site. You will learn about manual exposure, depth of field, composition & framing, focus and exposure lock and the 5 Basic Rules. All this over 3 hours when you will leave with a host of information to put into use, and yes we do go outside to put techniques into practice.
Natural Light Portraits
Sunday 08 October
Grafitti Alley - 11am - 2 Hours
This meet-up will explore how we can take beautiful portraits using natural light and backgrounds. We will explore how to recognise flattering light and how to manipulate it whilst shooting in a less controlled environment than a studio. We will explore how we can work collaboratively with our subject to achieve a portrait that captures their personality and style. We will also look at posing and setting your subject at ease. Technical learning points will include accurate focusing and metering for skin tones. A model is present during the session.
Colors of Autumn Meetup
Saturday 14 October
Downtown London - 2:30pm - 2 Hours
Join us for a captivating photography experience as we celebrate the vibrant and enchanting Colors of Autumn! As nature's palette transforms into a mesmerizing array of warm hues, this photography meetup is the perfect opportunity to capture the beauty of the season.
During this event, we will explore a vibrant foliage-filled park known for its breathtaking autumn trees. We will embark on a journey to capture the essence of this magical time of year. Whether you're a seasoned photographer or just starting out, this meetup welcomes enthusiasts of all skill levels.
Sunday 15 October
Art Gallery of Ontario - 11am - 2 Hours
Abstract photography involves capturing a subject in a way that renders it either partially or completely unrecognizable, emphasizing instead on the interplay of shapes, colors, and form.
In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating striking and thought-provoking images through the use of abstraction.
Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of abstract photography, including composition, color, and texture. We will cover topics such as finding inspiration in everyday objects, experimenting with different angles and perspectives.
Sunday 29 October
Trinity Bellwoods Park - 11am - 3 Hours
This meetup goes over some basic dos and don'ts for posing and looks at issues to do with shooting in daylight for the best results. Included are: shooting different body types, men, women and shooting with strong sunlight and shooting in shade, and designing your background (composition). On this meet,up you are encouraged to bring along family or friends as models.
You will preferably need a normal, 85mm or longer lens, or a zoom. If you have a wide-angle this can also be used as we will be also looking at environmental portraits.
This is the perfect meetup to learn how to take the perfect portraits of family and friends.
Advanced Photography Class
Saturday 04 November
Harbour West - 10am - 3 Hours
Join us for an exhilarating journey into the world of advanced photography! In our Advanced Photography Class, we'll dive deep into the intricacies of capturing extraordinary images that push the boundaries of creativity and technical prowess.
Led by experienced photographers, this immersive class is designed for enthusiasts who want to take their skills to the next level. Through engaging discussions, hands-on exercises, and live demonstrations, you'll gain valuable insights and practical knowledge that will elevate your photography game.
Black and White Photography
Sunday 05 November
Gooderham Building - 11am - 2 Hours
Unearth the beauty of monochrome with an in-depth course on Black and White Photography. Learn what makes a riveting Black and White photograph as we dive deep into the world of contrast and textures. Explore the camera perspective and the captivating process of creating Black and White images either through the camera or post-production. Draw inspiration from the curated samples and engage in carefully designed exercises to refine your skills. This course is crafted to elevate the advanced learner who has a good understanding of basic photography and camera controls. Transform your visuals. Discover the power of Black and White.
Sunset Photography Meetup
Sunday 12 November
Sir Issac Brock Bridge - 7:30pm - 2 Hours
Join us for an immersive event where you'll master the art of capturing the stunning visuals that a breathtaking sunset has to offer. It's more than just a natural event, a sunset signifies the close of a day's hard work and ushers in the tranquility of rest. This profound symbolism can be depicted through the profound art of photography; learn how to articulate your perspective through the lens. Discover the optimal settings and techniques to bring the beauty of this magnificent daily spectacle to life in your photos.
Mobile Photography Meetup
Sunday 26 November
High Park - 11am - 2 Hours
Discover helpful tips to learn how to take good photos with a phone. Take your smartphone photography game from good to great with these tips and examples.
Saturday 02 December
Harbour West - 10am - 3 Hours
This meetup will explain the principles of outdoor portraiture using natural light as well as fill in flash to enhance contrast in your images. The reason to use selective focusing, shallow DOF and using available backgrounds to create super images. A basic class will take place before you are invited to shoot family members or friends you are able to join you outside the location. These valuable techniques will enable you to shoot in whatever location you may find.