Apr
9
10:00 AM10:00

Adobe Lightroom: In Depth Look at the Develop Module

Sunday, April 9
10 AM - 1 PM
CSI Spadina (192 Spadina Ave. Toronto)
Cost: $45 + HST
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We're running another Lightroom Workshop after the success of the last one we ran.

Adobe Lightroom has become the standard for post image processing. We've all used it but how many of us really know how to use it properly?

If you're tired of blindly pushing and pulling those adjustment sliders without really knowing what they do, this session for you.

We'll spend 3-hours using the DEVELOP MODULE deconstructing the tools used with many examples. 

We'll show you how to develop your images using techniques such as: 

- optimizing white balance to set the mood
- Colours adjustments
- Sharpness to make your images pop
- Targeted custom adjustments to bring out the essence of the image to align with your vision

By the end you'll have the confidence to process your images from RAW capture to the finished product that you can print or share online.

We'll meet at 215 Spadina Ave. at the beautiful Centre for Social Innovation space. Coffee and tea will be provided.

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Mar
25
10:00 AM10:00

Beaches Winter Stations Photo Walk

  • Toronto Public Library - Beaches (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017
10:00AM - 12:00PM
THE BEACHES, TORONTO
COST: FREE
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The Beaches in Toronto is host to the annual seasonal design spectacle named Winter Stations. In its third consecutive year, eight winning installations are featured along the waterfront in the east end beaches. These temporary art pieces make an interesting contrast in its environment and transform the way people interact with this strip of icy landscape.

Join us for a delightful walk and get inspired in this open-air gallery while photographing the unique art structures. It’s time to get out of hibernation and dust off your cameras for some creative image making.

Meeting spot: 
Front of Toronto Public Library - Beaches Library at 2161 Queen Street East. 

Cost: FREE

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Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

Toronto Light Festival Photo Walk

The Toronto Light Festival features both local and international artists’ creative light installations aim to illuminate the Distillery District and inspire visitors. It is a scene perfect for after dark photography.

Shooting in low-light conditions presents unique challenges and we will show you the ins and outs of how to get your shot. You'll learn techniques on how to dial in exposure, get sharp focus and control white balance.

Join us at this magical open-air gallery of illuminated art for some striking photography fun. Dress warm, bring your camera and tripod for 2 hours of creative image making.

We will finish the night at Mill Street Brew Pub with some drinks and quick critiques.

Meeting spot: 
By the front gate of The Distillery Historic District at Trinity Street and Mill Street.

Cost: FREE

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Feb
19
10:00 AM10:00

Adobe Lightroom Develop Module Workshop

We're running another Lightroom Workshop after the success of the last one we ran. 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2017
10:00 AM TO 1:00 PM
CSI SPADINA (215 SPADINA AVE , TORONTO, ON)

COST: $45 + HST

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Adobe Lightroom has become the standard for post image processing. We've all used it but how many of us really know how to use it properly? 

If you're tired of blindly pushing and pulling those adjustment sliders without really knowing what they do, this session for you. 

We'll spend 3-hours using the DEVELOP MODULE deconstructing the tools used with many examples. 

We'll show you how to develop your images using techniques such as:

• optimizing white balance to set the mood
• Colours adjustments
• Sharpness to make your images pop
• Targeted custom adjustments to bring out the essence of the image to align with your vision

 

By the end you'll have the confidence to process your images from RAW capture to the finished product that you can print or share online. 

We'll meet at 215 Spadina Ave. at the beautiful Centre for Social Innovation space. Coffee and tea will be provided.

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Dec
17
5:30 PM17:30

Night Photography at Nathan Phillips Square

Nathan Phillips Square
Saturday, December 17, 2016
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Price: CAD20.00 /per person

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Nathan Phillips Square

Nathan Phillips Square

Join us at Nathan Phillips Square for an evening of low-light photography fun. It’s the holiday season and Nathan Phillips Square is transformed into a visual delight. See the 60 foot Christmas tree, bustling ice rink and 525,000 festive LED lights.

Low-light and night photography presents unique challenges and we will show you the ins and outs of how to get your shot. You'll learn techniques on how to dial in exposure, get sharp focus, control white balance, and create interesting light-trails and ghostly effects. Night is indeed a magical time for photographers as colours are more intense and offer a great opportunity for creativity.

We like to keep this workshop fun and enjoyable. Put on your long johns and bring your camera for 2 hours of creative image making!

Don't forget to bring:

• Camera + lens
• Extra batteries
• Sturdy tripod (optional but recommended) 
• Dress appropriately

Christmas Tree at Nathan Phillips Square

Christmas Tree at Nathan Phillips Square

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Nov
19
10:00 AM10:00

ADOBE LIGHTROOM: IN DEPTH LOOK AT THE DEVELOP MODULE

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2016
10:00 AM TO 1:00 PM

CSI SPADINA
215 SPADINA AVE , TORONTO

PRICE: CAD40.00 /PER PERSON
PAY ONLINE

 

Adobe Lightroom has become the standard for post image processing. We've all used it but how many of us really know how to use it properly? 

If you're tired of blindly pushing and pulling those adjustment sliders without really knowing what they do, this session for you.

 
© Ariel Estulin

© Ariel Estulin

© Ariel Estulin

© Ariel Estulin

We'll spend 3-hours using the DEVELOP MODULE deconstructing the tools used with many examples. 

We'll show you how to develop your images using techniques such as:

• optimizing white balance to set the mood 

• Colours adjustments 

• Sharpness to make your images pop

• Targeted custom adjustments to bring out the essence of the image to align with your vision

By the end you'll have the confidence to process your images from RAW capture to the finished product that you can print or share online. 

© Louis Au

© Louis Au

© Louis Au

© Louis Au

We'll meet at 215 Spadina Ave. at the beautiful Centre for Social Innovation space. Coffee and tea will be provided. 

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Oct
23
2:00 PM14:00

Craft Beer and Photo Walk

DUNDAS WEST SUBWAY STATION
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2016
2:00 PM TO 5:00 PM


We're doing a fun little social outing in the west end of the city. Grab you camera and join us for a stroll while we visit local micro breweries in the historic Junction neighbourhood.

We’ll visit 3 micro breweries, all within a 2km radius.

• Halo Brewery
• Henderson Brewing Co. 
• Bandit Brewery

Along the way, there are lots of good photo opportunities in the industrial part of Junction Triangle. Not to be missed is the 100-year old pedestrian bridge, the bike path, train tracks and industrial architecture. We will talk shop and do some mini critiques over ale.

There's a small $5 fee for this event to help cover costs of the Meet-up group.

Hope to see you guys there!

Sign up HERE.

  

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Oct
14
2:00 PM14:00

Nepal Trek & Everest Photography Workshop

JOIN US FOR A 15-DAY ADVENTURE IN NEPAL WHERE YOU WILL DISCOVER THE UNPARALLELED BEAUTY OF THE HIMALAYAS. THIS WORKSHOP TAKES US THROUGH THE SOLU KHUMBU DISTRICT OF NEPAL IN THE REGION OF MOUNT EVEREST. WITNESS THE HIGHEST MOUNTAINS IN THE WORLD AND EXPERIENCE THE CULTURE OF THE SHERPA PEOPLE.

Click on the image above for the Nepal & Everest gallery

Click on the image above for the Nepal & Everest gallery

OVERVIEW

Dates: October 15-29, 2016
Cost: $3200.00 USD
15 days / 14 nights
Limit: 8 participants
Instructors: Louis Au & Ariel Estulin
Type of trek: Lodge/Teahouse
Max altitude: 5360m
Trek grade: Moderate/Adventurous
 

Nepal, a land of pristine beauty offers unique opportunities for photographers interested in travel and landscape photography. We explore both a rich local culture with spectacular vistas of the Himalayas. The workshop traverses lands inhabited by the Sherpa people, known for their hospitality and incredible strength in high altitudes.

We begin the workshop in the ancient city of Kathmandu where we’ll spend 2 days exploring the chaos and tranquility of the city. We then take a spectacular flight to the town of Lukla where our adventure truly begins. As we make our way high into the mountainous terrain of the Solu Khumbu, Everest, we climb west to the village of Gokyo and the five sacred lakes on the moraine beside the Ngozumpa Glacier where we will witness some of the highest mountains in the world. We’ll walk to the top of Gokyo Ri and witness a sunset like no other, with views of 4 of the world highest peaks, including Mt. Everest.

And we’ll have lots of fun and laughs along the way, that’s a promise.

 


RESERVING YOUR SPOT
Please reserve early as group size is extremely limited. Payments can be made with Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Upon payment of your deposit, we will send you an information packet including suggestions for camera equipment, computer and software, clothing and travel information specific to your workshop destination.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE
To reserve your spot: $500 deposit
120 days before the trip 100% balance due

Cancellation fee schedule
90 days prior to workshop start date we retain 25%
60 days prior we retain 100%
30 days prior we retain 100%

Cancelled Workshops
In the unlikely event that a workshop is cancelled by Outdoor Photo Journey, all fees will be refunded in full. In the event of a workshop cancellation, Outdoor Photo Journey is not responsible for reimbursement of any travel, lodging, equipment rental, or any other related expenses. We recommend purchasing travel insurance to cover any non-refundable registration fees, travel, lodging, equipment rental, or any other related expenses.


  

ITINERARY
For the detailed itinerary, please visit the Outdoor Photo Journey page.

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Sep
26
to Oct 3

Iceland's South Coast Photography Workshop

Join us for an unforgettable adventure in Iceland. This workshop takes us along the famous southern coastline. We'll see waterfalls, glacial lagoons, lava sand dunes and floating icebergs, sometimes all on the same day.

Click on the image above for the Iceland gallery

Click on the image above for the Iceland gallery

Iceland is not a destination, it’s an adventure. A land of many contrasts, Iceland has often been called the “land of fire and ice” with its active volcanoes and massive glaciers. It has awe-inspiring raw and wild landscape that is truly unique. The breathtaking vistas make it a photographers’ paradise. From glacier lagoons to waterfalls, striking coastlines to black volcanic beaches, there is no shortage of things to photograph. The quality of light in Iceland is also exceptional due to its northerly altitude. With its unpredictable weather, the conditions can change in a matter of minutes, making chasing the light a real thrill. In the fall, be prepared to tag on the magical Aurora Borealis (northern lights) to the long shoot list.
 

WORKSHOP HIGHLIGHTS

  • accompanied by 2 professional photographers
  • small group with personalized attention
  • daily critique of your photography
  • Vik's famous dark sand beach
  • Glacial lagoon in Jökulsárlón
  • Vestrahorn mountains at sunset

OVERVIEW

  • Dates: Sept 26-Oct 3, 2016
  • Cost: $4600.00 USD
  • 8 days / 7 nights
  • Limit: 8 participants
  • Instructors: Louis Au & Ariel Estulin
     

REGISTRATION at Outdoor Photo Journey

 


ITINERARY

DAY 1: Keflavík to Reykjavik
Accommodations: Reykjavik

You will arrive at Keflavík International Airport and from there take the Flybus directly to your hotel in central Reykjavik. We will all meet in the evening in the hotel lobby and go out for dinner where we will get acquainted the other participants and review the itinerary of the journey that awaits us.


DAY 2: Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, Dyrhólaey, Reynisfjara
Accommodations: Vik

We’ll start our adventure early this morning. You will be picked up by bus and we’ll begin our journey eastwards along the southern coastline towards todays final destination of Vik. On your way we will stop to photograph two of Iceland’s most picturesque and popular waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss.

Our first stop is Seljalandsfoss which has a 63 metres drop. A unique feature of this waterfall is that it allows visitors to walk behind the falls thus allowing one to shoot from all angles. Next we will head to Skógafoss, one of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls. This is a massive waterfall with a 60 metre drop and a span of 25 metres. It is known for its thundering boom and rainbow yielding mist under sunny skies.

Travelling east again we arrive at the town of Vik. Here we’ll visit the black sand beaches of Reynisfjara. US Island Magazine voted this beach as one of the ten most beautiful beaches on Earth. Just offshore we’ll see towering sea stacks rising high above the surf. This area is one of the most impressive and beautiful locations in Iceland. The variety here is outstanding – sea stacks, basalt columnar pyramid and of course the black sand beach, continuously pounded by the North Atlantic surf. All-in-all an impressive first day to our adventure.


DAY 3: Vatnajökull National Park
Accommodations: Glacial Lagoon area

Today we continue eastward towards the magnificent area of Vatnajökull National Park and the famous Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Vatnajökull National Park is one of Iceland’s most photographed areas because of its exceptional light and many shooting locations. We’ll stop along the way to photograph Svartifoss Waterfall, better known as the Black Fall. The falls is surrounded by dark basalt columns, which gives rise to its name.


DAY 4: Vatnajökull National Park
Accommodations: Glacial Lagoon area

Today we’ll focus on exploring Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. We’ll be shooting the ever-changing blue icebergs at the lagoon and the collection of crystal-clear ice chunks on the black volcanic sand beach. The receding glacier above the lagoon sheds icebergs of various shapes and sizes. This procession of icebergs eventually get washed out to the ocean through a narrow channel ending up on the black sand beach. The ice chunks that wash up here daily are like crystal sculptures of different shapes and sizes. You will never see the same scene twice at Jökulsárlón. After dinner, we will come back again and see if the Northern Lights will be on display.


DAY 5: Vatnajökull National Park
Accommodations: Glacial Lagoon area

Continuing east we’ll drive to explore Mt. Vestrahorn. Rising 450 meters above the black lava beach on the Stokksnes peninsula, this impressive mountain makes an excellent backdrop for your photographs. Here you can truly appreciate the the power of the Atlantic Ocean as waves crash onto the black sand with a mighty force. Sunset is the best time for getting golden coloured sand dunes and we’ll sure to be here to capture it.


DAY 6: Vík
Accommodations: Vík

Today we drive back towards the town of Vik. On our way we will explore waterfalls falling from magnificent cliffs, mountain peaks and glacial outlets, big mossy lava fields, wild horses and more sights we couldn’t photograph earlier. The south coast is packed with incredible photographic wonders, so we will choose our locations accordingly.

Arriving in Vík again, we will be shooting our sunset at Dyrhólaey. Dyrhólaey is a grassy, sculpted headland with a volcanic-sand beach and a huge 120 metre sea arch. This is also Iceland’s most southerly tip.


DAY 7: Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir National Park, Reykjavik
Accommodations: Reykjavik

Today we will visit Iceland’s “big three” natural attractions. Located along the famous Golden Circle route, Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir geothermal area are Iceland’s most popular attractions.

Þingvellir National Park is Iceland’s most important historical site and it’s here that Vikings established the world’s first democratic parliament. At the park, you can witness the fissure-ridden rift valley pulled apart by the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. The area features cliffs, grass-covered lava fields and the largest natural Lake Þingvallavatn at the southern end. This outstanding beauty offers excellent photographic opportunities. Within the park, there is a smaller waterfall named Öxarárfoss. It is a scenic spot with a unique geology.

Next we visit the geothermal area of the spouting hot spring Geysir. This is the original hot-water spout that all other spouting hot springs on earth are named after. Its neighbour Strokkur geyser erupts every 8-10 minutes and hurls boiling water up to 20 metres high.

And last but not least, the thunderous waterfall of Gullfoss. This powerful, two-tier waterfalls offer a stunning vista as the river plugs into a deep canyon. From afar, the river appears to vanish into the earth. Gullfoss is a unique waterfall geographically thus making it one of the most popular sights in Iceland.

After a full day of photography we will be heading to Reykjavik for the night.


DAY 8: Transfer to Keflavík Airport

We will be wrapping up our workshop at Reykjavík and depart to Keflavik airport for our flights home bringing with us fully loaded memory cards and unforgettable memories.

Snæfellsnes Peninsular, Iceland

Snæfellsnes Peninsular, Iceland

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Sep
8
to Sep 11

Tobermory Photography Workshop

  • Bruce Peninsular National Park Tobermory, ON (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Overview

4 days / 3 nights
September 8-11, 2016
Cost $450.00

Space is limited to 6 participants only
Student-to-instructor ratio 3:1
Instructors: Louis Au & Ariel Estulin at Outdoor Photo Journey

REGISTRATION

Click on the image above for the Tobermory gallery

Click on the image above for the Tobermory gallery

Tobermory is located at the northern tip of the Bruce Peninsular National Park. Known for its crystal clear waters, rugged cliffs and jagged shoreline. Tobermory is an excellent location for inspirational photography.

This workshop is for beginner and intermediate-level photographers. Located at the northern tip of Bruce Peninsula National Park, Tobermory really is a hidden gem and provides endless opportunities for photographers.

We keep our workshop groups small, so what you’ll receive is hands-on, one-on-one photography instruction. If you’re just a beginner, not to worry, we’ll cover the basics of camera control, including aperture, shutter speed and ISO – how and when to use them. Over the course of the weekend we’ll discuss composition and how to create engaging and powerful images.

Photo critique is a big part of the learning process. Every night we’ll sit down with each participant and critique your days work. This gives you an opportunity for immediate feedback which is critical in the learning process. We’ll also show you how to post processing your images. In digital photography the image capture is just the beginning, the real fun is creating your images in post production.

Our overall goal for this workshop is to portrait a story and a sense of place in this unique landscape environment.


ITINERARY
The group meets up in Tobermory on Thursday afternoon. Detailed directions and a list of equipment will be provided to workshop participants.

Our workshop schedule is flexible but we will be going out to a number of key shooting locations, all within a short drive. Depending on conditions and weather, we’ll have the flexibility to pick and choose where to go.

DAY 1 (THURSDAY):
We meet in the afternoon in Tobermory. Location details will be provided to participants. We’ll settle in and go out to photograph the evening light and the sunset.

DAY 2 (FRIDAY):
Up bright and early for a sunrise shoot followed by breakfast. We start today’s photo session with a location shoot. We’ll break for lunch and then head back to photography. In the evening we gather for dinner and then again venture out for a sunset shoot. Tobermory is one of the darkest spots for night photography in Ontario. And for the next few nights, if the sky is clear, well have an excellent opportunity to photograph the stars. We’ll take time today to go over the post production process and review participants images.

DAY 3 (SATURDAY):
A similar schedule to yesterday. Up bright and early for a sunrise shoot followed by breakfast. After breakfast we head out for a location shoot. Break for lunch and then head back for more photography. In the evening we gather for dinner and then more photography. We’ll take time today to go over the post production process and review participants images.

DAY 4 (SUNDAY):
An early morning start again to capture the sunrise. Breakfast, then more photography. We finish the workshop just after lunch and depart back home.


FAQS
Our workshop philosophy is really simple. You bring the gear, and we provide the photography instruction. It’s one of the ways we are able to make these workshops affordable.

What about meals?

We’ll be offering a meal option for this workshop. All meals are prepared on-site and are guaranteed to be delicious! Cost is $150/person. This includes:

  • Thursday dinner
  • Friday breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Sunday breakfast and lunch
  • Tea, coffee and drinking water
  • Eating utensils (bowls, plates, cups, cutlery etc.)

**You are of course welcome to bring your own meals if you choose or the other options is the town of Tobermory, which is a 10 minute drive and has many restaurant options.


What about accommodations?

There are 3 available options.

OPTION 1: Tent camping at Bruce Peninsula National Park.

OPTION 2: Yurt camping at Bruce Peninsula National Park. Yurts are a big step up from tent camping. If you’ve never been, it’s a real treat. Get in touch with us and we’ll fill you in about this option. You can read more on this HERE and HERE.

OPTION 3: Motel/hotel in and around Tobermory village. Lots to choose from.

Whichever option you decide on, it is the responsibility of the workshop participant to cover these costs.

What’s included in this workshop?

  • expert photography instruction

What’s not included in the workshop?

  • camera equipment
  • parking fees
  • transportation to/from location
  • accommodations
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Sep
3
6:30 PM18:30

Star Photography Workshop

Overview

September 3, 2016
Cost $95.00

Time: 6:30pm – 10:30pm
Space is limited to 6 participants only
Directions will be sent to participants
Student-to-instructor ratio 3:1

REGISTRATION

For the Photography After Dark Workshop, we’ll visit one of the darkest night sky locations in southern Ontario. Located 2 hours north of Toronto, this unique spot offers an opportunity to try your hand at taking photographs of the night sky. 

With the rapid advance of digital camera technology, today’s cameras are capable of producing photographs that were not possible just a few years ago. This workshop is designed to show you how to get started with taking pictures after the sun sets.


IN THIS WORKSHOP YOU WILL LEARN

  • the gear you’ll need
  • finding focus and getting sharp images
  • calculating exposure
  • shooting star trails
  • shooting the milky way
  • light painting techniques

We keep our workshop groups small, so what you’ll receive is hands-on, one-on-one photography instruction. You don’t need to run out and buy the latest and greatest, but you should have a digital camera. If you’re not sure if you have the right gear, send us an EMAIL. Gear rental is also an option.


DON’T FORGET

  • Warm clothes
  • Something to eat and drink
  • Camera and tripod (detailed list will be send to participants)


THE FINE PRINT
Rain day make-up scheduled for September 4. Workshop fee does not include transportation, meals, or equipment.

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Aug
5
to Aug 7

Franklin Island Photography Workshop

Overview
3 days/2 nights
August 5-7, 2016
Cost $375.00

Space is limited to 6 participants only
Student-to-instructor ratio 3:1
Instructors: Louis Au & Ariel Estulin at Outdoor Photo Journey

REGISTRATION

Click on the image above for the Franklin Island gallery

Click on the image above for the Franklin Island gallery

Franklin Island is situated on the eastern shores of Georgian Bay, a short distance from the mainland. The landscape is classic Georgian Bay with low-lying terrain and exposed bedrock. The photographic opportunities here are endless. There is close to a kilometre of shoreline to explore and an excellent vantage point both for sunrise and sunset photos.

This workshop is for beginner and intermediate-level photographers. We’ll be camping and sleeping under the stars but don’t think of this workshop as roughing it – far from it. A boat shuttle will take us to our designated spot where we’ll spend our weekend. We’ll have chairs, tables and even a iPad for reviewing images. All very civilized.

We keep our workshop groups small, so what you’ll receive is hands-on, one-on-one photography instruction. If you’re just a beginner, not to worry, we’ll cover the basics of camera control, including aperture, shutter speed and ISO – how and when to use them. Over the course of the weekend we’ll discuss composition and how to create engaging and powerful images.

Photo critique is a big part of the process. We’ll have a iPad on hand to review and critique your images. This gives you an opportunity for immediate feedback which is critical in the learning process. We’ll also show you how to post processing your images. In digital photography the image capture is just the beginning, the real fun is creating your images in post production.

Our overall goal for this workshop is to portrait a story and a sense of place in this unique landscape environment.


ITINERARY
The group meets Friday evening at 4pm at Gilly’s Snug Harbour Marina. Directions and a detailed list of equipment will be provided to workshop participants. If you need to rent outdoor gear White Squall Outfitters is the place to visit – just a short detour on your way in. If you’re coming from the Toronto or Barrie area, MEC has gear you can rent as well.

DAY 1 (FRIDAY):
We meet at 4pm at Gilly’s Snug Harbour Marina. An arranged boat shuttle takes us to our campsite, which will be our home for the next 2 days. We set-up and have the rest of the evening for photography including the sunset. If the sky is clear we’ll have an excellent opportunity for some star photography as well.

DAY 2 (SATURDAY):
Up bright and early to capture the sunrise. After breakfast, we start today’s photo session with instruction and lots of photography. We’ll take a break for lunch and then back to photography. In the evening we gather for a group potluck dinner and then venture out for sunset. We’ll take some time on Saturday to go over the post production process and review images.

DAY 3 (SUNDAY):
An early morning start again to capture the sunrise. Breakfast, then more photography. Our boat shuttle arrives just after lunch to take us back to the put-in where we depart back home.

 

FAQS
Our workshop philosophy is really simple. You bring the gear, and we provide the photography instruction. It’s one of the ways we are able to make these workshops affordable.

What about meals?

We’ll be offering a meal option for this workshop. All meals are prepared on-site and are guaranteed to be delicious! Cost is $100/person. This includes:

  • Friday evening snacks
  • Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Sunday breakfast and lunch
  • Tea, coffee and drinking water
  • Eating utensils (bowls, plates, cups, cutlery etc.)

    You are not obligated to take the meal plan if you choose so.
     

What’s included in this workshop?

  • boat shuttle to/from location
  • expert photography instruction

What’s not included in the workshop?

  • camera equipment
  • camping equipment (tents, sleeping bags etc..)
  • parking fees
  • transportation to/from location
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Jun
9
7:00 PM19:00

Fujifilm Canada presents: Big Landscape, Small Camera

Join photographers Ariel Estulin and Louis Au as they talk about using the Fuji mirrorless camera system for travel and landscape photography. They will show examples demonstrating the high image quality that these systems can deliver, and will talk about making the switch from DSLRs to the compact Fuji cameras.

"Fuji Guy" Jerry Julien will be on hand to present Fujifilm's X-Series mirrorless camera system. You'll also have a chance to try out a number of the Fuji X-Series cameras, including the new X-Pro2!

Light refreshments and prizes! Join us!


Event Location Details

When:

Thursday June 9, 2016
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Where:

IX Gallery at Colourgenics
11 Davies Avenue, Suite 102
Toronto, ON M4M 2A9 (MAP)

Special thanks to our event host Colourgenics, Toronto's leader in custom, fine art prints and reproductions.

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May
14
10:00 AM10:00

Meetup - Spring Fling

Winter has finally taken a bow and said its goodbye. It's a great time to dust off your camera and get out there and MAKE pictures again.

So with the nicer weather, we're having a short outing in the downtown core. We'll take a walk around the neighborhood and get inspired. Also a great opportunity to meet fellow photographers and talk shop. 

Please RSVP
Saturday May 14, 10am - 12:00ish
215 Spadina Ave. (in the lobby)

At the end of the walk, we'll loop back to 215 Spadina Ave. and for those who are interested, we'll do a short critique using our ipads. Our approach is giving you constructive criticism; what's good about the shot and ways it could have been improved. It's the best way to learn.

See you then! 
Ariel + Louis

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Apr
24
2:00 PM14:00

F11PROJECT IS PROUD TO PRESENT 'SCENE IN TORONTO' BY VICTOR YEUNG

One of my fascinations as a photographer is the process of observation - looking at and seeing things. So while I like to capture in camera the people and places that catch my eye, I'm also interested in what catches the eye of others - that which they choose to look at, that which they can't help but look at, that which they choose to ignore and that to which they are oblivious.

What catches my eye are the decisive moments, when all the elements in a scene come together to best tell a story, the quiet moments in between that are more about mood than action and the moments of transition yet in between those where on the surface, everything is visual chaos, but on occasion you can see these odd but compelling tableaus forming which are rife with so many story possibilities.

This show is an attempt at weaving together a tapestry of my own observations with those of others to comment on the observation process itself.

Victor Yeung

Victor Yeung is a photographer specializing in people and places. He can often be found walking the streets of Toronto taking in life's rich pageant. He can be contacted at victor8yeung@gmail.com . You can see more of his work at victoryeungphotography.com .

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Apr
9
12:00 PM12:00

Meetup Meet & Greet

  • 215 Spadina Avenue Toronto, ON, M5T 2C7 Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We're kick starting the Toronto Travel & Outdoor Photography group this week. 

Saturday April 9th, 2016
10am - 12pm
CSI Spadina - 215 Spadina Ave., Suite 400, Toronto

Franklin Island, Georgian Bay, Ontario

Franklin Island, Georgian Bay, Ontario

We love to hear what you have to say and what other things we can offer with our photo workshops. If we have time, we'll do an impromptu Lightroom tutorial and process your images! You can use Wetransfer to this email Toronto-Travel-Outdoor-Photography-announce@meetup.com

Check out our Meetup page here.

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Mar
31
8:00 PM20:00

Talking Photography 2016

Please join Ariel and I for the presentation of Travel in Nepal talk at The Toronto Camera Club.

Date: Thursday, March 31st, 2016.  8pm
Place: Toronto Camera Club (587 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto)
Ticket at the door: $15

Solu Khumbu Region, Nepal

Solu Khumbu Region, Nepal

Travel in Nepal: Yaks, Mountains and Monasteries

Wedged between the Himalayan range to the north and the jungles to the south, Nepal’s cultural landscape is as diverse as its physical one. Its people’s religious practices range from Indian-style Hinduism to Tibetan Buddhism. This presentation begins in the chaotic city of Kathmandu and continues into the high Himalayas - a photographic journey of centuries-old stupas and temples and the spectacular vistas of the Himalayas.

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Jan
31
2:00 PM14:00

The Wonders of Tobermory Group Show

f11project is proud to present 'The Wonders of Bruce Peninsular' Group Show

Opening: January 31st, 2016 at 2pm

The Rivoli Lounge. 334 Queen Street West, 2nd Floor, Toronto M5V 2A2

Photography by Jill Lam, Iris Leung and Susan Manzer.

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Jan
7
7:00 PM19:00

'Collage' by Eric Colquhoun at The Rivoli Lounge

f11project is proud to present 'Collage' by Eric Colquhoun at The Rivoli Lounge

November 29th, 2015 - January 30th, 2016

Opening: January 7th, 2015  7-10pm

The Rivoli Lounge. 334 Queen Street West, 2nd Floor, Toronto M5V 2A2

About this series:

The work shown here is a collection of work that I produced for both personal projects and commissioned illustration work over a number of years.

There is no thematic string that ties all of the work together but they are connected by a stylistic approach to creating images using found objects, ephemera- like board game pieces and photographs etc as the design elements. My work has been influenced by artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Kurt Schwitters and Fred Otnes among others.

The images shown are a combination of collage, 3 dimensional assemblage and digital montage work.

~ Eric Colquhoun

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Nov
8
10:00 AM10:00

Advanced Adobe Lightroom Develop Module Workshop

November 8 Sunday 10 am - 3 pm
Cost: $150+HST

Instructor: Louis Au
Presented in association with:
Life After Digital Workshop at Colourgenics
 

For registration, you can send us an email

Adobe Lightroom Develop Module

Adobe Lightroom Develop Module

Lightroom is developed by Adobe as a photo workflow solution aimed at professional photographers and serious amateurs. It is designed to be an all-in-one toolbox for managing, editing and presenting large volumes of digital images.

In this workshop, we will have an in-depth look at Lightroom's Develop Module tool set and concentrate on learning the robust editing tools for processing raw captures to make your images shine.

We will be using both the instructor and participants' raw captures for demonstration and comparison throughout the session. Participants will each bring one sample file fully processed and the instructor will process the same set of raw captures using various editing tools within the Develop Module for comparison. As a bonus, each participant will enjoy a take-home print of his or her processed file. 


Topics Covered:

  • Smart Previews
  • Global Adjustments Overview
    • Colour Adjustments
    • Tonal Adjustments
    • Sharpening
    • Noise Reduction
  • Local Adjustments
    • Selective colour adjustments
    • Highlight and shadow recovery
    • Straighten, crop and rotate
    • Adjustment brushes
    • Advanced healing brush
    • Dust spots removal with Visualization tool
    • Lens correction
    • Perspective control with Upright
    • Radial filter and graduated filter
  • Syncing Settings

 

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

This workshop is recommended for photographers with good working knowledge of Lightroom, who are interested in taking their raw captures to the next level.

*Participants should bring their own laptops with a working copy of Lightroom 5 or 6.


Life After Digital was conceived from a photographer’s lament that there is no life after digital: you shoot hundreds of frames and are locked up at the computer for the rest of the day if not days, organizing, adjusting and processing files.

The Life After Digital initiative consists of intimate seminars and artist talks in the IX Gallery. From time to time, we offer workshops aimed at demystifying and smoothing out the digital workflow.

In partnership with guest artists and experts, we will inspire you while giving you the tools to work more efficiently, produce quality images and in the process reclaim a good portion of your personal time. Particular attention will be given to print-oriented issues, for artists who would like to explore the potential of current technologies to open new doors and bring ideas to life.

The LAD mandate is to have fun. Our goals are to create a community spirit, encourage discussion, and foster a better understanding of the possibilities of digital imaging and printing.

 

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Oct
10
to Oct 11

Photography After Dark

For the Photography After Dark workshop, we’ll visit one of the darkest night sky locations in Southern Ontario. Located 2 hours north of Toronto this unique spot offers an opportunity to try your hand at taking photographs of the night sky.

With the rapid advance of digital camera technology, today’s cameras are capable of producing photographs that were not possible just a few years ago. This workshop is designed to show you how to get started with taking pictures after the sun sets.

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IN THIS WORKSHOP YOU WILL LEARN

  • the gear you’ll need
  • finding focus and getting sharp images
  • calculating exposure
  • shooting star trails
  • shooting the milky way
  • light painting techniques

 

We keep our workshop groups small, so what you’ll receive is hands-on, one-on-one photography instruction. Student to instructor ratio is 5:1. You don’t need to run out and buy the latest and greatest, but you should have a DSLR. If you’re not sure if you have the right gear, send an EMAIL to us.

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Sep
19
to Oct 2

Travels in Nepal - A Photography Fundraiser Exhibit for Nepal

The Photo Exhibit will be held at IX Gallery (101-11 Davies Avenue, Toronto, ON M4M 2A9) from September 19 to October 2, 2015.

Fundraising Show Opening: Saturday, September 19, 2015. 4-6pm

Grand stupa. Boudhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal

Grand stupa. Boudhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal

On April 25, 2015, a powerful earthquake struck Nepal, killing over 9,000 people, injuring 23,000 more and leaving 450,000 displaced. Entire villages were destroyed in mere moments. The international community responded with supplies and millions of dollars in relief.

The process of rebuilding Nepal is one that will go on for many years to come. Photographers Ariel Estulin and Louis Au will be hosting a fundraiser to help with this rebuilding effort. 

They will be exhibiting photographs of Nepal – the people and the landscape. All funds* from print sales will go towards the ongoing relief effort.

They are teaming up with the Planeterra Foundation in helping to raise funds for Nepal. All proceeds will go to the Planeterra's Nepal Earthquake Relief.

We hope you can join us on Sept 19!

*Minus the cost of the print

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Sep
10
to Sep 13

Tobermory Foto Workshop

Tobermory is located at the northern tip of the Bruce Peninsula National Park. Known for it’s crystal-clear waters, rugged cliffs and jagged shoreline, Tobermory is an excellent location for inspirational photography.

OVERVIEW

TOBERMORY WORKSHOP
3 nights/4 days


Space is limited to 8 participants only.
The workshop fee of $450 is payable at time of registration.
Course Instructors: Louis Au & Ariel Estulin

This workshop is for beginner to intermediate-level photographer. Located at the northern tip of Bruce Peninsula National Park, Tobermory really is a hidden gem for landscape photographers. The opportunities here are endless.

We keep our workshop groups small, so what you’ll receive is hands-on, one-on-one photography instruction. Student to instructor ratio is 4:1. If you’re just a beginner, not to worry, we’ll cover the basics of camera control, including aperture, shutter speed and ISO – how and when to use them. Over the course of the workshop we’ll discuss composition and how to create engaging and powerful images by employing the rule of thirds, leading lines and depth of field.

Photo critique is a big part of the process. Every night we’ll sit down with each participant and critique your days work. This gives you an opportunity for immediate feedback which is critical in the learning process. We’ll also show you how to post processing your images. In digital photography the image capture is just the beginning, the real fun is creating your images in post production.

Our goal for this workshop is to capture a sense of place in this unique landscape environment. If you have any other questions about this workshop, send us an EMAIL.

 

ITINERARY

Our workshop schedule is flexible but we will be heading out to a number of key shooting locations, all within a short drive. Depending on conditions and weather, well have the flexibility to pick and choose where to go.

Day 1 (Thur):
We meet in the early evening. Location details will be provided to participants. We’ll settle in and go out to photograph the sunset.

Day 2 (Fri):
Up bright and early for a sunrise shoot followed by breakfast. We start today’s photo session with a location shoot. We’ll break for lunch and then head back to photography. In the evening we gather for dinner and then again venture out for a sunset shoot. Tobermory is one of the darkest spots for night photography in Ontario. And for the next few nights, if the sky is clear, well have an excellent opportunity to photograph the stars. We’ll take time today to go over the post production process and review participants images.

Day 3 (Sat):
A similar schedule to yesterday. Up bright and early for a sunrise shoot followed by breakfast. After breakfast we head out for a location shoot. Break for lunch and then head back for more photography. In the evening we gather for dinner and then more photography. We’ll take time today to go over the post production process and review participants images.

Day 4 (Sun):
An early morning start again to capture the sunrise. Breakfast, then more photography. We finish the workshop just after lunch and depart back home.

 

FAQS

Our workshop philosophy is really simple. You bring the gear, and we provide the photography instruction. It’s one of the ways we are able to make these workshops affordable.

What about accommodations?
Once participants are registered, we will send you information on accommodation options. They range from tent camping in Bruce Peninsula National Park to hotels/resorts, all depends what your budget is. Participants will be responsible to pay for their own accommodations.

What about meals?
There are many choices of restaurants in the village of Tobermory and surrounding area.

For those who are camping, there is an option to purchase a meal plan for the workshop. All meals are prepared on-site and are guaranteed to be delicious! Cost will be $130/person.

This will include:

  • Thursday. evening snacks
  • Friday. breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Saturday. breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Sunday. breakfast and lunch
  • Tea, coffee and drinking water
  • Eating utensils (bowls, plates, cups, cutlery etc.)

What’s included in the workshop?

  • photography instruction
  • parking fees
  • park fees

What’s not included in the workshop?

  • camera equipment
  • transportation to/from location (we’ll try arrange carpooling with participants)

Still have more questions, send us an EMAIL.

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Aug
15
to Aug 16

Photography After Dark Workshop

The workshop fee of $100 is payable at time of registration.

With the rapid advance of digital camera technology, today’s cameras are capable of producing photographs that were not possible just a few years ago. This workshop is designed to show you how to get started with taking pictures after the sun sets.

IN THIS WORKSHOP YOU WILL LEARN

  • the gear you’ll need
  • finding focus and getting sharp images
  • calculating exposure
  • shooting star trails
  • shooting the milky way
  • light painting techniques

We keep our workshop groups small, so what you’ll receive is hands-on, one-on-one photography instruction. Student to instructor ratio is 5:1. You don’t need to run out and buy the latest and greatest, but you should have a DSLR. If you’re not sure if you have the right gear, send me an EMAIL. Gear rental is also an option. 

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Aug
7
to Aug 9

Franklin Island Foto Workshop

OVERVIEW

FRANKLIN ISLAND WORKSHOP
2 nights/3 days

August 7th - 9th, 2015

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Space is limited to 6 participants only.
The workshop fee of $375 is payable at time of registration.
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This workshop is for beginner and intermediate-level photographer. We’ll be camping and sleeping under the stars but don’t think of this workshop as roughing it – far from it. A boat shuttle will take us to our designated spot where we’ll spend our weekend. We’ll have chairs, tables and even a laptop for reviewing images. All very civilized.

Franklin Island is located on the eastern shores of Georgian Bay. The landscape is classic Georgian Bay with low-lying terrain and exposed bedrock. The photographic opportunities here are endless. There is close to a kilometer of shoreline to explore and an excellent vantage point both for sunrise and sunset photos.

We keep our workshop groups small, so what you’ll receive is hands-on, one-on-one photography instruction. Student to instructor ratio is 3:1. If you’re just a beginner, not to worry, we’ll cover the basics of camera control, including aperture, shutter speed and ISO – how and when to use them. Over the course of the weekend we’ll discuss composition and how to create engaging and powerful images by employing the rule of thirds, leading lines and depth of field.

Photo critique is a big part of the process. We’ll have a laptop on hand to review and critique your images. This gives you an opportunity for immediate feedback which is critical in the learning process. We’ll also show you how to post processing your images. In digital photography the image capture is just the beginning, the real fun is creating your images in post production.

Our overall goal for this workshop is to capture a sense of place in this unique landscape environment. If you have any other questions about this workshop, send us an EMAIL.

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Jul
9
7:00 PM19:00

Show Opening: Bryan Wilcox Photography

f11project is proud to present 'Bryan Wilcox Photography' at The Rivoli Lounge

June 28th - August 30th, 2015

Opening: July 9th, 2015  7-10pm

The Rivoli Lounge. 334 Queen Street West, 2nd Floor, Toronto M5V 2A2

 

About this series:

Have you lost your marbles? 
 
You have probably heard or used this expression yourself. It likely had something to do with playing the very competitive childhood games that involved marbles during the first half of the 20th century in North America.
 
The first marbles were produced from stone, primarily limestone, although other materials such as agate and alabaster were used. The manufacture of earthenware marbles became very popular in the 1800s, and by the 1840s glass marbles were being made in Germany. 

I love the look and feel of marbles. My eye is always drawn to the well worn, abused and damaged pieces - they have so much more character unlike the commercial photography world strives for the perfect product.

This exhibit shows a few marbles that I have collected over the years from Canada, USA and Cuba. I hope the images bring back some thoughts of your own past.

enjoy!

~ Bryan Wilcox

About the artist:

Bryan Wilcox was fortunate to grow up in a family that shared a unique passion for the craft of photography. His mother originally worked as a hand-colouring artist in a Montreal photo lab back in the 1940’s. In the years that followed, his father perfected his photography skills in the family darkroom, developing black and white images for family and friends. 

Since 1978, Bryan has been photographing automobiles and architecture in black and white imagery, then painstakingly hand tinting his selected prints. His work has exhibited at Toronto’s ‘One of a Kind Craft Show’, the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit, and the Los Angeles Photography Center. Wilcox has participated in numerous group shows across Canada and his work is represented in collections in the United States, Canada and Hong Kong.

www.wilcoxcameraart.com

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May
2
6:00 PM18:00

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival in the Junction 2015

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f11project is proud to present 'Buddhism in Nepal' at Kingsway Chiropractic Centre in the Junction

 

Opening Reception: May 2nd, 2015. 6-9 pm.


May 1st - May 31st, 2015
Kingsway Chiropractic Centre in the Junction
3021 Dundas Street West, Toronto M6P 1Z4

Visit Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival page here.

Religion in Nepal is an intricate mix of faiths, traditions, festivals and doctrines. Nepal is the world’s only Hindu nation with 87% of Nepalese officially declared Hindus. Buddhism is the second largest religion in this mountain kingdom and Buddhist influences permeate all layers of the society. Due to the close proximity to Tibet, Tibetan Buddhism is the most dominant and widely practiced form of buddhism in this tiny kingdom.

The intermingling of Hindu and Buddhist beliefs and practices is commonplace with Hindus worshipping at Buddhist temples and Buddhists worshipping at Hindu temples. This rich dual faith tradition binds both groups together and ensure social coherence. 

The images in this exhibit connect the viewers to the daily religious objects and acts of worship that were captured from a recent 2013 trip to Nepal. (A few of the images from the gallery above will be on view in the exhibit.) 

. Louis Au

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Mar
15
1:00 PM13:00

'The Wonders of Georgian Bay' by Susan Manzer and Steve Donnelly

f11project is proud to present 'The Wonders of Georgian Bay' by Susan Manzer and Steve Donnelly at The Rivoli Lounge

March 15th - May 30th, 2015
The Rivoli Lounge. 334 Queen Street West, 2nd Floor, Toronto M5V 2A2

Show is up with 13 pieces from Susan and Steve. For more info on this exhibit, please go to the show page here.

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Nov
25
7:00 PM19:00

Travels in Nepal: Yaks, Monasteries and Mountains

Grand stupa at Boudhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal  Copyright © Louis Au 2014

Grand stupa at Boudhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal  Copyright © Louis Au 2014

Travels in Nepal: Yaks, Monasteries and Mountains by Outdoor Photo Journey

Nepal is a land of high mountains, yaks, monasteries and mantras. Wedged between the Himalayan range to the north and the steamy jungles to the south, Nepal’s cultural landscape is as diverse as its physical one. Its people’s religious practices ranges from Indian-style Hinduism to Tibetan Buddhism. Nepal is also home to eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains.

In this talk, photographers Ariel Estulin and Louis Au will present their work from their recent trip to Nepal. Their journey begins in the chaotic city of Kathmandu and continues into the high Himalayas. You will embark on a photographic journey on the centuries-old stupas and temples and the spectacular vistas of the Himalayas. 

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Nov
12
7:00 PM19:00

Advanced Lightroom Workshop

This workshop is designed for more advanced Adobe Lightroom users wanting to get more in-depth knowledge of the Develop Module tool set and better their post-processing skills.

This a special private workshop for Granite Club and it is the second instalment of a 2-consecutive sessions. 

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