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Street Art Photography

Street Art Photography

Sunday 19 May
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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Smartphone Photography Class

Smartphone Photography Class

Sunday 02 June
Financial District - 11am - 2 Hours
Dakshnamoorthy Parivallal
Discover helpful tips to learn how to take good photos with a phone. Learn about phone camera features, compositions, focus, exposure, settings for better clarity, best ratios crop pictures for social media, and basic editing using your phone. Take your smartphone photography game from good to great with these tips and examples. We will do a photowalk with Smartphone in city of Toronto and learn all the concepts with interesting challenges.
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$43      
Beginner/Intermediate Post Processing/Editing Class

Beginner/Intermediate Post Processing/Editing Class

Sunday 16 June
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       5 places left

Historic Toronto Photography Tour

Historic Toronto Photography Tour

Sunday 07 July
Bay St. - 2pm - 2 Hours
Dakshnamoorthy Parivallal
Capture Toronto's visual treasures and gems on a unique private guided walking tour with a professional photographer.

This tour is designed for both camera novices and photo enthusiasts who want to explore their talent for shooting stunning architecture, street life, outdoor wall art and abstract designs on the streets of Toronto.

Capture great photos and get helpful tips and useful ideas from your tour guide with decades of photography experience.

We'll walk to some of Toronto's well known iconic buildings and sites and continue through the city's eclectic and colourful neighbourhoods, vibrant streets and bohemian districts as well as off-the-beaten track locations for fantastic photo opportunities.

Some places that we will cover: China Town, City Hall, Kensington Market, Graffiti Alley, OCAD University, Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and more if time permits.
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$47      
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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$47      
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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$105      

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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$94      
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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$43      

Nearby Photography Groups

Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 18 May
Harbour West - 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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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 25 May
Downtown Kitchener - 3pm - 3 Hours
Kitchener Photography Group
Akshay Kumar Ajikumar
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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$105      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 01 June
Harbour West (Indoor Venue) - 10am - 3 Hours
Hamilton Photography Group
Felipe Restrepo
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.

Note: One free drink included.
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$112       5 places left

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 02 June
Whitby - 10am - 3 Hours
Oshawa Photography Group
Ashraful Khan
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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$94       5 places left
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 08 June
Downtown Kitchener - 3pm - 2 Hours
Kitchener Photography Group
Akshay Kumar Ajikumar
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      
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Sunday 23 June
Lakeview Park Ave - 10am - 2 Hours
Oshawa Photography Group
Ashraful Khan
Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We will be looking at composition, focus, and colour.

Many professional offices and places of business have large prints gracing their wall space of things such as fields of flowers, a butterfly perched on a leaf, and a single dew drop on a rose petal. These beautiful images are all around us in nature. It just takes that special "eye" to not only see it but to capture it in a way that will turn that simple little piece of nature into a beautiful piece of art. We will learn how to use different angles, light and shadows, and settings to make subjects pop.
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$43      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 06 July
Downtown Kitchener - 3pm - 3 Hours
Kitchener Photography Group
Akshay Kumar Ajikumar
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.
book now
$105      
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      
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      

WWC (Walk with Camera)

WWC (Walk with Camera)

Sunday 28 July
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      
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      

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.

    Join the Toronto Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    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
    Amazing. Good challenges
    5/5
    Sanya
    2023-07-31

    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
    2024-05-10
    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
    Toronto Photography Group
    2024-04-26
    Title or Location: Richmond Green Park
    The photo reflected conditions in early spring, when there were no lush foliage and bird activity was relatively easy to photograph. This photo was taken just after the sun came out. It had a silhouette effect.
    Credit: jackson bigkwok

    Toronto Photography Group
    2024-04-12
    Title or Location: Stack Market Toronto
    There is no special meaning behind these umbrellas. These were made for an umbrella project.
    Credit: Shanthakumari

    Toronto Photography Group
    2024-03-15
    Title or Location: Milliken Park Toronto
    This photo was taken in the morning. I used a 200mm lens. I only got one chance to take this photo, so I had to have the right time and right location.
    Credit: jackson bigkwok
    Toronto Photography Group
    2024-03-15
    Title or Location: Yorkville village
    It was dry Sunday morning and during our street photography workshop, I found this interesting pathway with leading lines and framing, waiting for a subject to enter with bright color and placed in end of lead by line which is center composition. So, there are 3 compositions in this picture which I find interesting.
    Credit: Dakshnamoorthy Parivallal

    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, WA
    I took this photo after work on the night of Friday 5-10-24. I was seeing posts about people seeing the northern lights as low as Oklahoma. I went home and grabbed my camera and equipment and went to Vancouver Lake not sure if I could capture anything. I was pleasantly surprised when I was able to capture photos. This is just one of many pleasant surprises from that evening, enjoy.
    Credit: David Lopez
    Wirral Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: New Brighton
    Photo of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) taken on New Brighton promenade on Friday 10th May 2024 (around 11:53pm) - the night when the Northern Lights was visible from much of the UK.I'd be thinking of heading out to try and catch a photo of the Northern Lights for the past few weeks as had seen notifications on various apps and on Facebook that there might be a chance of seeing them. I finally decided to go out and see if I could see them on that evening, and I was extremely lucky tha
    Credit: Mike Rhodes
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mike.rhodes.7528
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mike_6480/
    Aberdeen Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Aberdeen beach front
    The leading lines of the old wooden groynes lead you forward to the breakwater rocks. These were put in a few years ago to ensure Aberdeen had a permanent sandy beach all year round
    Credit: David Esson
    Instagram: Daviedimples

    Dublin Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Skerries beach
    I was thinking about proper sunset session for long time, as ive never done any, and one day weather was calling.So i packed my camera, my boys and went to Skerries.I couldnt imagine more beautiful sunset.On the photo my little son Henry with his dad. 2 out of 3 boys I love the most.
    Credit: kasia the dogographer
    Swindon Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford, Gloucestershire
    I started taking my son to RIAT in 2008 when he was just six years old. He had to follow Dad, and would be seen armed with my old Canon 350D. I was using a Canon 40D and Canon 100-400mm L series lens at the time.RIAT is wholly dependant upon the right weather for good photography. Cloud too low - display routines are changed. Too much cloud and rain - the background is too grey. The weather can also be too good, leaving bright blue, but boring backgrounds. Thankfully July 18, 2009 provided goo
    Credit: Steve Kingston
    Facebook: Steven Kingston
    Instagram: sk_xh558
    Milwaukee Photography Group
    2024-05-13
    Title or Location: Near Duluth, Minnesota, USA
    Knowing there was a high chance of seeing the aurora borealis, I left work early on Friday, May 10. First, I stopped at my local camera store to buy a new lens I had been dreaming about (14-24mm f2.8). Then I drove to Minnesota to meet up with another photographer. By 1am, we found ourselves by this lake. I often found myself admiring the aurora and not taking pictures. It was unlike anything I had ever experienced.
    Credit: Jenny Parbs
    Instagram: @jparbsphoto

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