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Upcoming Events

Photography Business Workshop

Photography Business Workshop

Sunday 21 July
Downtown Ontario - 1pm - 2 Hours
Dakshnamoorthy Parivallal
A comprehensive photography workshop tailored for aspiring photographers and business enthusiasts in Toronto. This workshop is designed to equip participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to establish and grow a successful photography business in the vibrant city of Toronto. Whether you're an amateur photographer looking to turn your passion into a profession or an entrepreneur seeking to enter the photography industry, this workshop is your gateway to success.

Workshop Objectives:
Building a business mindset: Explore the business side of photography, including branding, marketing strategies, client management, pricing structures, and legal considerations.

Skill Development: How to hone your photography skills and ways.

Build a Portfolio: How to build a Portfolio and tools to do it.

Define Your Niche: Your uniqueness and how to sell it.

Invest in Equipment: How much to invest and right ways to invest.

Create a Business Plan: Treat your photography venture as a business from the outset. How to develop a business plan outlining your goals and strategy.

Market Your Services: How to develop a marketing strategy to promote your photography services.

Financial Management: How to manage your finances effectively to ensure the sustainability of your photography business.
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$49      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 04 August
Howard Park Ave - 2pm - 3 Hours
Dakshnamoorthy Parivallal
Elevate your photography skills and take control of your camera's capabilities by mastering manual exposure settings. Dive into an interactive session where you'll gain an in-depth understanding of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and learn how they work together to impact your images. After the tutorial, apply what you've learned in a practical setting with the mentorship of a professional photographer guiding you every step of the way. Say goodbye to automatic mode and hello to creative freedom. Join us and transform the way you capture the world.
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$108       5 places left
Beginner-Advanced Photography Class

Beginner-Advanced Photography Class

Sunday 18 August
Yorkville Village - 2pm - 3 Hours
Dakshnamoorthy Parivallal
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
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$108       5 places left

The City at Night

The City at Night

Sunday 01 September
Dundas St - 6:30pm - 2 Hours
Dakshnamoorthy Parivallal
Unlock the potential of nighttime photography with our upcoming workshop. Discover how the absence of light can transform into an opportunity for unique and captivating images. Our session will guide you through optimizing your camera settings for the dark, understanding various light sources, and effectively utilizing them to enhance your nighttime shots. With practical exercises designed to apply what you've learned, this experience will not only broaden your photographic skills but also change the way you view photography after dusk. Join us to explore the magic of nighttime photography and create stunning visuals under the stars.
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$49      
Street Art Photography

Street Art Photography

Sunday 29 September
Baldwin St. - 2pm - 2 Hours
Dakshnamoorthy Parivallal
Discover the vibrant and dynamic world of street art through the lens of your camera. Street art, a fascinating and diverse art form, adorns the hidden corners and bustling streets of cities globally. Mastering the art of photographing these urban masterpieces presents a unique challenge, given their public and often lively settings. Whether you choose to frame these artworks with the bustling city life around them or focus solely on the artwork itself, this experience opens up endless possibilities for creativity and exploration. Join us as we navigate through the city, capturing the essence of street art in every shot.
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$49      
Bird Photography

Bird Photography

Sunday 13 October
Bloor St W - 11am - 2 Hours
Dakshnamoorthy Parivallal
Learn how to catch those great bird life images. Interesting techniques, tips, concepts, settings and capture birds in flight, portraits, composition.

During the event, we will be exploring the beautiful habitats in the area and photographing the birds in winter at thier habitat.

Whether you are new to bird photography or a seasoned pro, this event is a great opportunity to hone your skills, learn from others, and enjoy the company of like-minded individuals who share your passion for bird photography.
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$49      

Long Exposure Photography

Long Exposure Photography

Sunday 27 October
City Place - 6pm - 2 Hours
Dakshnamoorthy Parivallal
Dive into the captivating world of photography with our exciting workshop where you will master the foundations of long exposure and tripod shots. Get ready to skillfully harness the allure of light trails that dance across your frames, transforming them into unique masterpieces. Learn the intriguing technique of leaving the shutter open for extended durations, a method that yields intimate, immersive effects. Amp up your photographic prowess with knowledge that expands the realms of possibility in your practice. Enroll now to embark on a journey that will nourish your passion for visual storytelling.
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$49      
BeginnerIntermediate Post ProcessingEditing Class

BeginnerIntermediate Post ProcessingEditing Class

Sunday 10 November
Yorkville Village - 2pm - 3 Hours
Dakshnamoorthy Parivallal
Harness the power of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. From exposure to curves to adjustment layers, cut down the amount of time you spend on post-processing. Don't spend any more time not working at your full potential or your optimal workflow. You can sharpen your skills and let go of the fear of learning EVERYTHING that's holding you back from making progress.You will also learn organizing, creating templates, preset, using adobe bridge. You can get your own images and have set of three 15 mins challenges to edit during the session and get practical guidance and easy ways to edit.
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$94      

Nearby Photography Groups

Street Photography

Street Photography

Sunday 14 July
Downtown Oshawa - 10am - 2 Hours
Oshawa Photography Group
Ashraful Khan
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
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$47      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 20 July
Strathcona - 10am - 2 Hours
Hamilton Photography Group
Felipe Restrepo
Whether you wish to up your selfie game or begin developing a portfolio, this workshop will help you learn the basics of portrait photography and push your creativity and technical understanding.

Learn which settings are best to use, how to select the best locations, and what lighting and poses highlight a model's best features. We will also learn how to build rapport to get the best reactions and genuine emotions from a person.
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$47      
Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 20 July
Downtown Kitchener - 3pm - 2 Hours
Kitchener Photography Group
Akshay Kumar Ajikumar
Introduction to Black and White Photography. What makes a good Black and White shot?

We will look at the contrast and using textures. How does the camera see the image and how do we create Black and White images in a camera or in post-production. We will look for some good examples and set some exercises.

This is a more advanced course and assumes you understand the basics of photography and controlling your camera.
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$47      

Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Sunday 18 August
Whitby - 10am - 2 Hours
Oshawa Photography Group
Ashraful Khan
Introduction to Black and White Photography. What makes a good Black and White shot?

We will look at the contrast and using textures. How does the camera see the image and how do we create Black and White images in a camera or in post-production. We will look for some good examples and set some exercises.

This is a more advanced course and assumes you understand the basics of photography and controlling your camera.
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$47      
Outdoor Portraits

Outdoor Portraits

Sunday 08 September
Simcoe Street South - 10am - 2 Hours
Oshawa Photography Group
Ashraful Khan
This meetup goes over some basic dos and don'ts for posing and looks at issues to do with shooting in daylight for the best results. Included are: shooting different body types, men, women and shooting with strong sunlight and shooting in shade, and designing your background (composition). On this meet,up you are encouraged to bring along family or friends as models.

You will preferably need a normal, 85mm or longer lens, or a zoom. If you have a wide-angle this can also be used as we will be also looking at environmental portraits.

This is the perfect meetup to learn how to take the perfect portraits of family and friends.
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$47      
Sunrise Photography Meetup

Sunrise Photography Meetup

Sunday 29 September
Lakeview Park - 6am - 2 Hours
Oshawa Photography Group
Ashraful Khan
Students will learn how to use the proper settings to capture a beautiful sunrise. You will most likely need to use manual settings or switch to AV (aperture) mode.
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$47      

WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Sunday 20 October
Iroquois Beach - 10am - 2 Hours
Oshawa Photography Group
Ashraful Khan
A fun and relaxed walk with our cameras covering a variety aspects of photography from street, landscape, architecture, seascape and abstract.
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$47      
ABOUT TORONTO
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP
Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.

Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!

We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations in Toronto.

  • New to photography? We also run a popular 3 hour Beginners Guide to Photography Class once a month. And once in a while we will run special niche 3 hour classes, for example, Astrophotography - so do subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next on is!

  • Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

  • What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

    The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

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  • REVIEWS
    Dakshin our facilitator for the day was FANTASTIC. learned a lot about photography! Our facilitator was caring, and put a lot of effort into paying attention to each and everyone of us both together as a group and individually to answer any of our individual questions we had and give us specific pointers for what we each separately needed or asked. We did a lot actually, we got to see many spots and take pictures in all of these spots, and learned a lot about the spots too and photography, everything was done timely i didn't feel rushed and i felt like we got everything done effectively, we got a lot done too, which was fantastic. We also got a lot of good assignments to do during the day for our photography building skills. Our facilitator was very knowledgeable in photography. Really good day! Thank you!
    5/5
    Ana
    2024-07-09
    Very knowledgeable teacher and learned a lot.
    4/5
    Helen
    2024-03-18
    It was a good walk around Yorkville. Dash was quite open to questions and also kept an eye on keeping people together.
    5/5
    Anne
    2024-03-11

    Very enjoyable; Dakshin was very helpful; other participants were very pleasant and helpful. Looking forward to other opportunities to learn/practise.
    5/5
    GMO
    2024-02-20
    I've learned a great deal of new techniques yesterday and will put it to good use in my future photos.
    5/5
    Nicole
    2024-01-14
    Dakshin was an excellent instructer. He was very personable and knowledgeable and eagerly shared his knowledge with us. I enjoyed my time with Dakshin and learned so much that I have signed up for more meetups.
    5/5
    Raine
    2023-10-27

    Dakshin was an excellent instructer. He was very personable and knowledgeable and eagerly shared his knowledge with us. I enjoyed my time with Dakshin and learned so much that I have signed up for more meetups.
    5/5
    Raine
    2023-10-27
    I found it super interesting and I learned a lot.
    5/5
    Ana
    2023-09-11
    Thought the event was very informative and gave me some practical advice on the settings for my camera . The instructor was very knowledgeable and very patient and was extremely helpful in explaining how to take shots both in the group work and challenges. Overall a great event and the location was perfect
    5/5
    Bruce
    2023-09-10

    Leader was very knowledgeable and approachable. Great location and good length of session.
    4/5
    Lisa
    2023-09-10
    Dakshin emailed the group prior with clear and concise instructions and directions which was very helpful. He stayed engaged throughout the class and I did learn a few helpful tips and tricks which will improve my shots going forward. I had a lot of fun too!
    5/5
    Greg
    2023-08-22
    Amazing. Very informative
    5/5
    Sanya
    2023-08-08

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Dakshnamoorthy Parivallal
    An avid traveller and passionate photographer who believes in creativity, composition, technique and nature of the subjects. Though he has more than 8 years of experience shooting in weddings, events, portrait, wildlife, streets, product etc, his favourite areas are wildlife and weddings. Both requires creativity and a right timing to stand unique.

    In 2017, he won the national photography competition in India and various competitions. Teaching has given him an opportunity to spread photography knowledge to various students. Dancing is his another passion to add on. I

    He likes to have fun and enjoys photography a lot. The more he knows about creating images, the more he falls in love with.

    Dakshnamoorthy Parivallal is available for private bookings

    Private 1:1 Tutoring, Portraits, Events, Maternity, New born, Outdoor, Headshots etc
    Available Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 7pm

    PHOTOS
    Toronto Photography Group
    2024-06-01
    Title or Location: Church and Gerrard Toronto. Not sure which condo building is lit up
    Shot taken from Sherbourne St N facing West out of car window. Samsung Ultra S23 , ISO 50, F2.4 69mm 1/2000s. April 30th 743pm. It had just rained and there was a spring fog inversion over the city buildings and just as the sun was setting it lit up this building through the fog. Simply beautiful.
    Credit: Andrea L Wilson

    Toronto Photography Group
    2024-05-31
    Title or Location:
    My camera buddy and I were walking down College towards Young Subway on our way home from a photo walk. My buddy saw this chap in the beautiful end-of-day light. It was too far away for his 24mm, so he pointed it out to me with my 50mm. I had already seen him and captured the image. We both knew it was something special.
    Credit: Paul MacPherson
    Facebook: paulmacp
    Instagram: paulmacp
    Toronto Photography Group
    2024-05-25
    Title or Location: ZOO Toronto
    How similar the underwater world and space are! I was simply fascinated by the jellyfish floating in the water! I took it with my phone.
    Credit: Yuri Shvarzman

    Toronto Photography Group
    2024-05-17
    Title or Location: Toronto ON Canada - Nathan Phillips Square
    The architectural lines and details of this location are attractive to the photographer at any time of the shoot, but especially when the shadows highlight these details. And it's especially interesting to watch people in a state of public loneliness.
    Credit: Yuri Shvarzman

    Toronto Photography Group
    2024-05-10
    Title or Location: High Park

    Credit: HERMINIO JUAREZ
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/herminiojuarez?igsh=enJrM25uZzVzN3hs
    Toronto Photography Group
    2024-05-03
    Title or Location: Markham
    The golden hour of sunrise is the most ideal time for shooting. Seize every opportunity and the changes every second are different. This is the fun.
    Credit: jackson bigkwok

    Nashville Photography Society
    2024-07-11
    Title or Location: Percy Priest lake
    Just out to clear my head before a busy work week.
    Credit: Dave koz
    Facebook: Dave koz
    Instagram: Kozkreationphotography
    Fort Collins Photography Group
    2024-07-10
    Title or Location: Rocky Mountain National Park
    The day before taking the shot, I drove up to RMNP to scout a possible Milky Way shot with Nymph Lake in the foreground. The scouting was successful as it did look like I'd be able to have both the lake and the Milky Way in the shot, so I made a plan to head up there again the next day (July 3rd) and capture what I planned. Prior to heading back up to RMNP, while looking at the map of the area, I noticed another possible location where Fall River would be in the foreground and in my mind, having
    Credit: Danny Matriccino
    Facebook: dannymat03
    Instagram: dannymat_photography
    Lancaster Photography Group
    2024-07-10
    Title or Location:
    A friend of mine discovered this bald eagle nest just north of Lititz. I've been keeping an eye on it for a decent shot. This adult has been keeping guard of its juveniles for some time now. I finally saw the adult sitting just to the right of the nest. I am a very new and amateur photographer and still very much learning. I travel quite a bit and enjoy shooting the places I visit but also love wildlife photography. I really didn't process much other than bring up some of the exposure to g
    Credit: Eric Anderson

    Aurora Photography Group
    2024-07-10
    Title or Location: Summit Lake, Mount Blue Sky
    This photo was taken mid morning at Summit Lake on Mount Blue Sky. It was a calm but cloudy day with a few patches of blue sky reflecting in a pool of water. No edits other than exposure and cropping.
    Credit: Sarah Christian
    Facebook: sarahchristianart
    Instagram: sarahchristianart
    Middlesbrough Photography Group
    2024-07-09
    Title or Location: Bempton Cliffs. Unsociable puffin
    Me and my partner spent the day at Bempton cliffs and this was the only lone puffin that had it back to the sea, He/she was clearly not wanting to socialise with other birds. Possibly in a bad mood. This is why this particular puffing grabbed my attention.
    Credit: Daniel Twiss
    Instagram: daniel_twiss_
    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-07-08
    Title or Location: Gordon Creek, Oregon
    Hiked to the upper level of Gorton Creek Falls in the Columbia River Gorge. Quite the scramble up over boulders to reach the falls. Canon 5Diii, ISO 100, TV 4 minutes, AV f/10Canon EF 24-105mm F/4.0L IS USMFilter BW ND 3.0 ?black glass?
    Credit: Robert Holcomb
    Instagram: Robert Holcomb

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