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Sep
8
to Sep 11

Tobermory Photography Workshop

  • Bruce Peninsular National Park Tobermory, ON (map)
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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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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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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.

AU_TorranceBarrens_1148.jpg

 

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
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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May
2
6:00 PM18:00

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival in the Junction 2015

  • KINGSWAY CHIROPRACTIC IN THE JUNCTION (map)
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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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Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

MEC Talk: Travels in Nepal

TRAVELS IN NEPAL: YAKS, MONASTERIES AND MOUNTAINS

 Gokyo, Nepal

Gokyo, Nepal

Date: Thursday, 25 September, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Organizer: MEC Toronto
Price: Free

Please join us at MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-operative) Toronto for a seminar on travels in Nepal with Ariel Estulin and Louis Au.

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. In this talk, photographers Ariel Estulin and Louis Au will present their work from their travels 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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Sep
7
1:00 PM13:00

Cheltenham Badlands Photo Workshop

The Cheltenham Badlands is a rare and spectacular phenomenon in Ontario. Badlands refers to a geological term for an area of soft rock devoid of vegetation and soil cover which over time becomes molded into a landscape of rounded hills and gullies. The reddish hue we see indicates a high iron oxide concentration in the soil.

Cost: $75

 Copyright © Ariel Estulin

Copyright © Ariel Estulin

This workshop is for beginner and intermediate-level photographers. The Badlands provide an excellent opportunity to beef up your composition skills. We’ll spend our time learning about composition and how to create engaging and powerful images.

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.

OVERVIEW
Date: September 7, 2014
Time: 1pm – 4pm.
Location: 45 minutes north of Toronto. Detailed directions will be provided to workshop participants.

DON’T FORGET
• Proper walking shoes.
• Something to eat and drink.
• Camera and tripod. (detailed list will be to participants)

If you have any other questions about this workshop, send us an EMAIL.

THE FINE PRINT
Workshop fee does not include transportation, meals, or equipment. Maximum number of participants for this workshop is 10.


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Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

Photography After Dark

  • Torrance Barrens, Ontario Canada (map)
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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.

Cost: $90

 Copyright © Ariel Estulin

Copyright © Ariel Estulin

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. We’ll discuss the gear you need, how to photograph stars, light painting techniques, calculating exposure, finding focus, getting sharp images and other techniques for night photography.

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. 

OVERVIEW
Date: August 23, 2014 (rain day August 24).
Time: 6pm – 10pm.
Location: 2 hours north of Toronto. Detailed directions will be provided to workshop participants. 

DON’T FORGET
• Warm clothes.
• Something to eat and drink.
• Camera and tripod. (detailed list will be to participants)

If you have any other questions about this workshop, send us an EMAIL.

THE FINE PRINT
Workshop fee does not include transportation, meals, or equipment. Maximum number of participants for this workshop is 10.

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Aug
15
to Aug 17

Franklin Island Photo Workshop

  • Franklin Island, Ontario Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Franklin Island is situated on Georgian Bay a short distance from the mainland. The rugged shoreline and windswept trees of Franklin Island provide unlimited opportunities in capturing beautiful landscapes.

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 Franklin Island. Copyright © Louis Au 2013

Franklin Island. Copyright © Louis Au 2013

OVERVIEW

FRANKLIN ISLAND WORKSHOP
2 nights/3 days

Space is limited to 6 participants only.
The workshop fee of $350 is payable at time of registration.

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.

ITINERARY

August 15-17, 2014

The group meets Friday evening at 6pm at Gilly’s Snug Harbour Marina. Directions and a detailed list of equipment will be provided to workshop participants.

We’ll try organize car-pooling for participants coming from Toronto. 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 Toronto or Barrie, MEC has gear you can rent as well.

Day 1 (Fri):
We meet at 6pm 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 photograph the sunset. If the sky is clear we’ll have an excellent opportunity for some star photography as well.

Day 2 (Sat):
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 (Sun):
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?
You are of course welcome to bring your own meals. For those interested, this year’s workshop we’re offering a meal option. All meals are prepared on-site and are guaranteed to be delicious! Cost will be $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.)

What’s included in the workshop?
• boat shuttle to/from location
• expert photography instruction
• meals (if meal option is chosen)

What’s not included in the workshop?
• camera equipment
• camping equipment (tents, sleeping bags etc..)
• parking fees
• meals (if meal option is NOT chosen)
• transportation to/from location (we’ll try arrange carpooling with participants)

Still have more questions, send us an EMAIL.

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Aug
8
to Aug 10

Franklin Island Photo Workshop

  • Franklin Island Ontario Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Franklin Island is situated on Georgian Bay a short distance from the mainland. The rugged shoreline and windswept trees of Franklin Island provide unlimited opportunities in capturing beautiful landscapes.

Cost: $350

 Franklin Island.  Copyright © Louis Au 2013

Franklin Island.  Copyright © Louis Au 2013

OVERVIEW

FRANKLIN ISLAND WORKSHOP
2 nights/3 days

Space is limited to 6 participants only.
The workshop fee of $350 is payable at time of registration.

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.

ITINERARY

August 15-17, 2014

The group meets Friday evening at 6pm at Gilly’s Snug Harbour Marina. Directions and a detailed list of equipment will be provided to workshop participants.

We’ll try organize car-pooling for participants coming from Toronto. 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 Toronto or Barrie, MEC has gear you can rent as well.

Day 1 (Fri):
We meet at 6pm 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 photograph the sunset. If the sky is clear we’ll have an excellent opportunity for some star photography as well.

Day 2 (Sat):
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 (Sun):
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?
You are of course welcome to bring your own meals. For those interested, this year’s workshop we’re offering a meal option. All meals are prepared on-site and are guaranteed to be delicious! Cost will be $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.)

What’s included in the workshop?
• boat shuttle to/from location
• expert photography instruction
• meals (if meal option is chosen)

What’s not included in the workshop?
• camera equipment
• camping equipment (tents, sleeping bags etc..)
• parking fees
• meals (if meal option is NOT chosen)
• transportation to/from location (we’ll try arrange carpooling with participants)

Still have more questions, send us an EMAIL.

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Jul
13
1:00 PM13:00

High Park Photo Workshop

This introductory workshop takes place in High Park, a 400 acre natural oasis in the heart of Toronto. Explore beautiful trails through wooded ravines, around Grenadier Pond, and across rare black oak savannah. This historic park is home to many species of wildlife and plants, and provides a scenic getaway within the city.

COST: $60

 Copyright © Ariel Estulin

Copyright © Ariel Estulin

OVERVIEW
If you’re just getting into photography and want to know how to use that new camera, this workshop is for you. We begin with the basics of camera control and review all those fancy camera dials. We’ll discuss aperture, shutter speed and ISO, how and when to use them. We take a walk through the park to discuss composition and how to create images. We keep the workshop group small, so what you’ll receive is hands-on, one-on-one photography instruction. Our goal for this workshop is for you to have an understanding of camera function and begin to create engaging and meaningful images. All you need is your camera and walking shoes!

ITINERARY
Time: 1pm – 4pm. This is a half-day photography workshop.
Location: We meet at the southwest corner of Bloor and Keele St. Directions and details will be provided to workshop participants. This location is accessible by TTC.

THE FINE PRINT
We do not guarantee the weather. Workshop fee does not include transportation, meals, or equipment. Maximum number of participants for this workshop is 8.

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Jul
3
7:00 PM19:00

Portraiture at Dusk Workshop

Cost $40

That single moment in time that we are captured in a photograph will one day share our story. Whether it’s a professional portrait or a selfie, we can all learn simple techniques to better capture our moments within our environment.

This workshop is designed to inspire creativity and push your portrait photography to the next level. You will learn to capture more creative and candid portraits by using both natural light and small flashes. We will also explore the fundamentals of lighting, posing and composition as part of your toolkit.

We encourage you to bring props to this workshop that you personally identify with; maybe it’s a guitar, artwork, or clothes. You’ll learn how to use these props within your environment to create striking portraits that identify you as a unique individual.

Location: 477 Richmond Street West, Suite 709, Toronto M5V 3E7
What to bring: DSLR or Mirrorless camera, and props.
Duration: 2 hours
Cost: $40 (Ticket)

Skill level: For this workshop, a DSLR or Mirrorless camera is required. A good working knowledge of the equipment is necessary for hands-on exercise.

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Jun
22
1:00 PM13:00

High Park Photo Workshop

This introductory workshop takes place in High Park, a 400 acre natural oasis in the heart of Toronto. Explore beautiful trails through wooded ravines, around Grenadier Pond, and across rare black oak savannah. This historic park is home to many species of wildlife and plants, and provides a scenic getaway within the city.

Cost: $60

Copyright © Ariel Estulin

OVERVIEW
If you’re just getting into photography and want to know how to use that new camera, this workshop is for you. We begin with the basics of camera control and review all those fancy camera dials. We’ll discuss aperture, shutter speed and ISO, how and when to use them. We take a walk through the park to discuss composition and how to create images. We keep the workshop group small, so what you’ll receive is hands-on, one-on-one photography instruction. Our goal for this workshop is for you to have an understanding of camera function and begin to create engaging and meaningful images. All you need is your camera and walking shoes!

ITINERARY
Time: 1pm – 4pm. This is a half-day photography workshop.
Location: We meet at the southwest corner of Bloor and Keele St. Directions and details will be provided to workshop participants. This location is accessible by TTC.

THE FINE PRINT
We do not guarantee the weather. Workshop fee does not include transportation, meals, or equipment. Maximum number of participants for this workshop is 8.

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Jun
6
to Jun 8

Amherst Island Photo Workshop

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Amherst Island is located just west of Kingston on Lake Ontario. Accessible only by ferry, the island’s windswept stone beaches and tranquil farmlands are an ideal location for a weekend getaway. We will explore beautiful shorelines, shady woods, historic farm buildings, and the picturesque hamlet of Stella.

Cost: $300
Cost: $400 (with meals)

 Copyright © Ariel Estulin

Copyright © Ariel Estulin

OVERVIEW

AMHERST ISLAND WORKSHOP
2 nights/3 days

Space is limited to 6 participants only.
The workshop fee is payable at time of registration.

This workshop is for beginner and intermediate-level photographers. It should appeal to those who want to photograph landscapes and general everyday life photography.

The Amherst Island photography workshop takes place on the island itself. This quiet farming community is an ideal location for a slower paced workshop with ample opportunities to explore. We’ll make a number of outings to various locations of the islands. A simple but comfortable farm will become our home base for the weekend. It’s located on the south shores of the island overlooking Lake Ontario. If the weather co-operates and the stars are out, we’ll try photographing star trail images and do some light painting.

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 talk 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 computer 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 go about  post processing your images. In digital photography the image capture is just the beginning, the real fun is creating your images in post production.

 

ITINERARY

June 6-8, 2014

We meet Friday evening on Amherst Island. The ferry dock is located in the village of Millhaven, 20 minutes south of Hwy. 401. It departs on the half-hour from the mainland. (6:30pm, 7:30pm etc), so plan accordingly to be on-time. This round-trip cost is $9. Detailed directions and a list of equipment will be provided to workshop participants.

Day 1 (Fri):
We meet with our host, get settled in, and discuss the upcoming weekend. We’ll have an opportunity for some photography before sunset as well.

Day 2 (Sat):
After breakfast, we begin today with photography instructions and an outing. We return for a lunch break before heading out again for more photography. Potluck dinner followed by a review of the images we’ve made throughout the day. After this, we’ll spend some time going over the process of post production – that is what you do to your image after your digital capture. We’ll be using Adobe Lightroom for this demonstration. If the weather co-operates we will venture out and try some star trail images and light painting.

Day 3 (Sun):
An early morning shoot to capture the sunrise. We return to have breakfast and continue with more photography instruction and an outing. The workshop finishes in the early afternoon.

FAQs

Where do I sleep?
There are a number of Bed and Breakfasts on the island. Or if you prefer to rough it, you are welcome to camp out on the property. Plenty of room to pitch your tent.

What’s included in the workshop?
•  photography instruction
•  meals (see below)

What’s not included in the workshop?
• camera equipment
• accommodations
• meals (see below)
• transportation to/from location
• ferry to Amherst island

What are the meal options?
If you’ve selected the workshop with the meal option, you’ll get:
• 2 continental breakfasts
• 2 buffet style lunches
• 1 home-cooked dinner
• 1 tea/coffee

A lot of the ingredients will come right from the garden–fresh and organic!

Our weekend host is Adam Nogrady. A landscaper, farmer and photographer who enjoys a bucolic life on Amherst Island. He graduated from the Emily Carr School of Art a ridiculous number of years ago and has recently exhibited at the Kingston Arts Council annual juried salon.

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May
8
7:00 PM19:00

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival 2014 Opening

f11project is proud to present 'Little Ones' by Victor Yeung at The Rivoli Lounge

May 4th - August 9th, 2014

Opening Reception: May 8th, 2014.  7 - 10 PM
The Rivoli Lounge. 334 Queen Street West, 2nd Floor, Toronto M5V 2A2


Little Ones

Childhood is a magical time. Not only are children growing up physically, but their nascent identities are being forged by their genetic disposition, their particular environment and family dynamics and of course to their individual experiences. It's a mostly idyllic time filled with play and exploration, achievement and frustration, joy and anger, possibly all in half an hour. And since children have yet to learn all the behavioural codes of adulthood, all these experiences are expressed without filters which make for vivid pictures. As a street photographer, I just try to capture these special moments when I see them.

About the artist

Victor Yeung studied photography at York University and Ryerson Polytechnical Institute and now works as a professional photographer specializing in people and places. Victor can be found wandering the streets of Toronto taking in the sights, sometimes taking pictures. You can see more of his work at: 
victoryeungphotography.com

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May
3
6:00 PM18:00

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival 2014 Opening

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f11project is proud to present 'Makros' by Louis Au at Kingsway Chiropractic Centre in the Junction

May 1st - 30th, 2014

Opening Reception: May 3rd, 2014.  6 - 9 PM
Kingsway Chiropractic Centre in the Junction
3021 Dundas Street West, Toronto M6P 1Z4

About this series: Makros

In this series of photographs, Louis explores the world of texture with everyday natural organic objects via macrophotography.

The beautiful natural patterns and arrangements on ordinary fruits and vegetables are presented with a twist. The vegetables and fruits captured up close reveal intimate textures and intricate design only nature can offer.

About the artist

Hi, my name is Louis Au. I was born on the other side of the planet and now I make my bed in Toronto. Along the way I fell in love with photography, earned a BFA and learned figure drawing among other things. Curiosity is vital. I am passionate about seeing the culturally diverse world through the lens of my camera while capturing stories at 1/125th of a second.

I’ve been called a travel, event and fine art image maker. Photography has been my profession for the past 20 plus years. From my early days inhaling chemicals in the darkroom to pixel peeping in front of my computer screen now, the creative process of image making remains unchanged. It is always about “capturing” the moment, regardless of the medium.

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Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Workflow and Post-Production with Adobe Lightroom

 Adobe Lightroom 5 Develop Module.  Image copyright © Louis Au 2014

Adobe Lightroom 5 Develop Module.  Image copyright © Louis Au 2014

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, you will learn:

  • overview of Adobe Lightroom and digital workflow
  • importing your images and file management
  • setting up Collections and Smart Collections
  • inputting metadata/IPTC info
  • processing your raw files or jpegs
  • publishing your work through Publish Services
  • backing up Lightroom database
     

Level: Intermediate 

This workshop is recommended for any photographers who have working knowledge with Lightroom and are looking for a more robust digital workflow solution to manage their photo libraries.

Presented in association with Colourgenics
Cost: $125 + HST
RSVP: LAD@Colourgenics.com

*Participants should bring their own laptops for in-class exercises.

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Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

Travels in Nepal: Yaks, Monasteries and Mountains

 Boudhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal. Copyright © Louis Au 2014

Boudhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal. Copyright © Louis Au 2014

Life After Digital Artist Talk Series

Presented in association with Colourgenics
Cost: Complimentary
RSVP: LAD@Colourgenics.com

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

 Mount Everest from Gokyo Ri, Nepal.    Copyright © Ariel Estulin 2014

Mount Everest from Gokyo Ri, Nepal.    Copyright © Ariel Estulin 2014

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. 


About the artists:

Ariel Estulin is an award winning photographer and graphic designer. Primarily interested in landscapes, he travels the world seeking out beauty in those wild and remote places on earth that still remain untouched by civilization and where nature commands ultimate attention. Self-taught as a photographer, he spent time with Freeman Patterson, Canada’s renowned photographer, to learn the art of making great photographs. His training as a graphic designer continually shapes what he sees through the lens. His work has been published in magazines and showcased with exhibitions. Visit www.arielestulin.com

Louis Au is a freelance event, portrait and travel photographer based in Toronto. He founded f11project  to bring forth travel foto workshops and assist emerging photographers to exhibit their work in downtown Toronto. As an ardent educator, Louis also provides hands-on digital capture training for local and overseas photographers through f11project.

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Apr
8
7:00 PM19:00

Talk with Environmental Portrait Photographer, Jonathan Bielaski

 Copyright © Jonathan Bielaski 2014

Copyright © Jonathan Bielaski 2014

Jonathan Bielaski is a Toronto based environmental portrait photographer. Born in Kitchener, Ontario, Jonathan received his early training at Sheridan College. 

Jonathan shoots for a diverse group of advertising and editorial clients like Sports Illustrated, Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment, The University or Waterloo, Sheridan College, Home Depot, Hydro One etc….

Jonathan’s creative style of lighting and composition in his portraiture work enables him to capture his characters in their environment that connect with the viewers. He has been in the industry for over 14 years and runs an extremely successful photography business. 

Please visit www.jonathanbielaski.com to view his recent environmental portraits.


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. Depending on the response, these may develop into 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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Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Opening Reception 'More Than You See' by Amy Rogers

'More Than You See' by Amy Rogers

Opening Reception: Thursday March 20th, 2014 (7-10 PM)
The Rivoli Lounge 334 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON Canada

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MORE THAN YOU SEE

Reflections are the little visual “extras” that the combination of light and reflective surfaces offer us. They are there for the taking, if we even register them as part of our visual landscape.

Most intriguing to me are the reflections that do not exclude that which is on the other side of the window, the inside and outside mingling in one frame. Photographed, these reflections flatten space into complex compositions of transparent, overlapping layers, and in doing so, create virtual vignettes with a story of their own. Taken out of their original context, reflected compositions encourage the viewer to decipher the layers, making sense of forms on one plane dissected by those of another.

Only cropping, to emphasize the details of the layers, has altered these images. No forced overlapping of images, no photoshopping involved.

Images were taken in New York City, Toronto, and Paris (France)

Amy Rogers
hereandhere.com

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Jan
26
1:00 PM13:00

Advanced Adobe Lightroom 5 Workshop

Centre for Social Innovation Annex
720 Bathurst Street, 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON  M5S 2R4
Cost: $60
Contact: info@f11project.com

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Workshop Outline

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, you will learn:

• file management outside of Lightroom 
      file directory structure
      file naming
• file management in the Library Module
      leveraging Collections and Smart Collections 
• setting up metadata/IPTC info presets
• in-depth look at the Develop Module tool set
      global adjustments
      local adjustments 
• syncing settings
• Photoshop round-trip
• setting up print templates
• setting up web galleries for sharing
• book making
• merging catalogues
• backup strategy

This workshop is recommended for any photographers who are looking for a more in-depth knowledge of Lightroom 5 to handle their image assets.


*Participants should bring their own laptops for in-class exercises.

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Jan
24
to Jan 26

Algonquin Photography Weekend

$360 / PERSON + HST
Includes:
2 night accommodations
2 breakfasts / 3 lunches / 2 dinners
All meals are prepared for you

The Log Cabin is located just outside on the northwest corner of Algonquin Park. Situated on beautiful Surprise Lake with Algonquin Park as the backyard. The Log Cabin provides cozy accommodation and features 6 bedrooms (double occupancy), two shared washrooms with toilets
and running cold water, fully equipped kitchen, living room with stone fireplace, dining room with harvest table, and two decks (one with a BBQ) and a shower and sauna cabin down by the lake. The cabin is rustic and does not have any electricity.

Friday Jan 24
12:00-1:00pm Arrival
1:00-2:00pm  Lunch
2:00-4:00pm Activities (snowshoeing*, cross-country skiing*, forest / lake walk, photography) 
4:30pm          Sunset shoot
6:00-7:00pm  Dinner
8:00pm onward 
Sauna / relax by fireplace / night sky shoot

Saturday Jan 25
7:30am  Sunrise shoot
8:30-9:30am Breakfast
9:30-1:00pm Activities (snowshoeing*, cross-country skiing*, forest / lake walk, photography) 
1:30-2:30pm Lunch
2:30-4:30pm Activities (snowshoeing*, cross-country skiing*, forest / lake walk, photography)
4:30pm Sunset shoot
6:00-7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm onward Show and tell. Sauna / relax by fireplace / night sky shoot

Sunday Jan 26
7:30am Sunrise shoot
8:30-9:30am Breakfast
10:00-2:00pm Activities (snowshoeing*, cross-country skiing*, forest / lake walk, photography) 2:00pm Lunch
3:00pm Pack up and depart

 

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Jan
23
7:00 PM19:00

Opening Reception - 'Landscape Photography: Group Exhibition'

f11project is proud to present ‘Landscape Photography: Group Exhibition’ by Toronto Digital Photography Club.

Opening Reception: January 23rd, 2014.  7 - 10 PM
The Rivoli Lounge. 334 Queen Street West, 2nd Floor, Toronto M5V 2A2
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 Copyright © Dino Melissa

Copyright © Dino Melissa

Landscape photographers celebrate the beauty of nature by pursuing a pure and unspoiled depiction of the natural environment with a strong emphasis on landforms, textures, weather and ambient light. Landscape photography essentially captures spaces within the world, whether vast or microscopic, serene or moody.

In this group exhibit by six members from the Toronto Digital Photography Club, we are presenting a small collection of photographs that depict the awe and wonder of the natural environment that we inhabit. Some of the images shown are about the vividness of mother nature's colour palette. In contrast, the black and white images are primarily about textures. Some images communicate the tranquility and moodiness of the place in time while others are about the quality of light. The collection of images selected for this show are quite diverse in both subject matter and execution.

The artists participating in this group show are Luba Citrin, Roger Correia, Edith Itzcovici-Levy, Dino Melissa, Leon Shahar and Sunchie Yang.

About Toronto Digital Photography Club

The Toronto Digital Photography Club (formerly the Toronto Guild for Photographic Art) was originally established in 1947 as the Toronto Guild for Colour Photography. It is one of Canada’s premier photography clubs with a rich history and one of the oldest camera clubs in Toronto.

The club is home to many talented and successful photographers, both amateur and professional. Regardless of your skill level, membership in our club offers many opportunities to improve your photography, meet people with a common interest in various genres of photography, share ideas and participate in fun and friendly photography outings.

Website: tdpc.ca

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Nov
4
4:45 PM16:45

Frame to Finish Expo

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The Art and Business of Wedding Photography and Videography
Sponsored by Canon Canada

 I will be part of this all day Toronto event presenting Adobe Lightroom Tips & Tricks on Monday, November 4th, 2013 at Grand Victorian Convention Centre in Mississauga. 

 For more info, please visit the event page here


Adobe Lightroom: Finish Photos Faster
Presented by f11 Project

Awesome photos require awesome finishing!  Our Lightroom experts help you get the most out of your images by providing insider tips and tricks.  Professional workflow strategies help you manage your media and produce awesome results in a fraction of the time.

 

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Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

POLARIZED: Photography from Svalbard & Antarctica

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Life After Digital Artist Talk Series

POLARIZED: Photography from Svalbard & Antarctica by Paul Teolis & Graham Peddie from Canon Canada

Presented in association with Colourgenics
Cost: Complimentary

Join Award-winning photographer Paul A. Teolis for a fun, educational, and light-hearted look at Antarctica, working as an Expedition Photographer to an artist residency in the Norwegian Arctic. Through photos and video you will can gain a better insight into travelling to the most remote of destinations where icebergs are the size of buildings, and penguins roam with unwanted abandon in a land where the sun never sets. 

Graham Peddie, Product Strategist for Canon Canada, will present a number of Canon photographic solutions for professionals and aspiring professionals alike, including the 1Dx and popular, 5D Mk III. 

 

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BIO: Paul A. Teolis

Paul A. Teolis is an award-winning photographer, educator, veteran of the film & animation industry and a travel-holic.

Photography has taken Paul to all corners of the world, and as an experienced expedition photographer, his multiple trips to Antarctica and recently the Arctic Circle continue to feed his love of ice, snow and wildlife.

As an animation profession he has contributed work on numerous feature films, television series and independent productions for such notable international studios as Dreamworks SKG, Disney Paris and Nelvana Studios.

Paul calls Toronto, Canada his home.

web: www.fieldandscreen.com
twitter: paulteolisphoto
facebook: Paul-A-Teolis Photography

 

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BIO: Graham Peddie

Graham directs channel & brand management, marketing strategy, sales support, PR, events, social media outreach and business development for these channels. In addition, Graham runs Canon Canada's Northern Explorer of Light program, quarterbacking a team of highly acclaimed photo and video professionals.

 

 *As seating is limited, please RSVP to LAD@colourgenics.com

 

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Sep
5
7:00 PM19:00

'Forbidden Details' by Antonio Lastoria Opening Reception

F11PROJECT IS PROUD TO PRESENT 'FORBIDDEN DETAILS' BY ANTONIO LASTORIA AT THE RIVOLI LOUNGE.

September 1st - November 9th, 2013

OPENING RECEPTION: SEPTEMBER 5TH, 2013.   7 - 10 PM.

 Copyright © Antonio Lastoria

Copyright © Antonio Lastoria

Business travel has been a fact of life for Antonio Lastoria during which he has experienced Asia on several occasions. After his first few trips with no visual record of theses 24,000 km journeys, he decided, whenever feasible, to photographically study some element of these exotic lands. In 2012, he visited the Forbidden City in Beijing, China.

Forbidden Details

In 1406, over one million workers including one hundred thousand artisans toiled fourteen years to construct what is known as the Forbidden City. They worked with a variety of materials such as wood, clay, marble, bronze and other precious materials to construct the Imperial Palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Over 980 buildings are abundant with evidence of intricate workmanship, skill, dedication and attention to detail in this architectural marvel. This exhibit's focal point is the craftsmanship of these individuals concentrating on their artistry and creativity in every aspect of the architecture.

 

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