TORONTO
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Beginner-Advanced Photography Class

Beginner-Advanced Photography Class

Sunday 03 March
Howard Park Ave - 3pm - 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.
book now
$94      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Sunday 10 March
Yorkville Village - 9am - 2 Hours
Dakshnamoorthy Parivallal
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.
book now
$43      
Beginner Post Processing/Editing Class

Beginner Post Processing/Editing Class

Saturday 16 March
Howard Park Ave - 2pm - 3 Hours
Dakshnamoorthy Parivallal
Harness the power of Adobe ae Lightroom ae and Photoshop ae. 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      

Architecture Photography

Architecture Photography

Sunday 17 March
Austin Terrace - 9am - 2 Hours
Dakshnamoorthy Parivallal
Architectural photography can be a great way of exploring and documenting a city, whether it's your home or on holiday. Its about capturing not only the design and accurate representation of a building, but to have the shots be aesthetically pleasing to the viewer's eye. An architectural photographer makes pictures, not takes pictures.

In this session, we will be covering how to better understand Architecture photography and we'll be looking at ways to take some impressive shots and the camera settings to use.
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$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 24 March
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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$94      
Long Exposure Photography

Long Exposure Photography

Saturday 30 March
Toronto Islands - 5pm - 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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$43      

Nearby Photography Groups

I Shoot it, You Shoot it

I Shoot it, You Shoot it

Saturday 02 March
Downtown Kitchener - 3pm - 2 Hours
Kitchener Photography Group
Akshay Kumar Ajikumar
This session, will have a wide variation of subjects and creative lighting. The idea is that you can see how I shoot a scene, and then you place your camera in position and shoot the same way. This is a very effective way to study and learn new techniques.
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$43      
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Sunday 03 March
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.
book now
$43      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 09 March
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      

Light Painting (playing with light)

Light Painting (playing with light)

Saturday 16 March
Downtown Kitchener - 6pm - 2 Hours
Kitchener Photography Group
Meghav Gandhi
This meetup will focus on the process of light painting along with additional accessories needed or suggested for light painting.This workshop will be open to photographers of all levels however it will provide value to entry-level photographers the most as it will focus on the process of light painting along with additional accessories needed or suggested for light painting.

We'll start out with a simple light source and then we'll slowly move up to multiple sources along with exposing your subject

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$43      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Sunday 17 March
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.
book now
$43      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 23 March
Strathcona - 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.
book now
$94       5 places left

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 30 March
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
$94      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 31 March
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.
book now
$94       5 places left
Sunrise Photography Meetup

Sunrise Photography Meetup

Saturday 06 April
Centremount - 6am - 2 Hours
Hamilton Photography Group
Felipe Restrepo
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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$43      

Rule of Thirds

Rule of Thirds

Sunday 14 April
Oshawa Centre - 10am - 2 Hours
Oshawa Photography Group
Ashraful Khan
One of the most basic tenets of composition is the Rule of Thirds. Although most people are familiar with this technique it is often forgotten in the haste to take a photo. However you ignore it at your peril as it can make an average snap into something which is has tension and dynamism.

In this meetup we will practice using the Rule of Thirds in a setting full of photographic possibility.
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$43      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 20 April
Jackson Square - 6pm - 2 Hours
Hamilton Photography Group
Felipe Restrepo
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.
book now
$43      
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 27 April
Downtown Kitchener - 3pm - 2 Hours
Kitchener Photography Group
Akshay Kumar Ajikumar
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.
book now
$43      

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 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
    Amazing. Very informative.
    5/5
    Sanya
    2023-04-24
    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
    2024-02-25
    Title or Location: An afternoon in Eglinton, Toronto Ontari
    I took this photo in Eglinton and Yonge, I had an English class and I saw the moment and I thought it was beautiful.
    Credit: Herminio
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/herminiojuarez?igsh=enJrM25uZzVzN3hs

    Toronto Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: 2019-Aug-28
    In New York we found ourselves in a famous place for photographers - Grand Central Station. I knew from films and photographs that there are always interesting moments in the play of light and shadow. So I tried it.
    Credit: Yuri Shvarzman
    Toronto Photography Group
    2024-02-17
    Title or Location: Crosby Heights Public School
    A very quiet street corner brings more memories.The picture was taken by using iPhone 12.
    Credit: jackson bigkwok

    Toronto Photography Group
    2024-02-16
    Title or Location: 2019-Aug-28
    Filmed in Toronto at ROM. It was very exciting to watch the elderly man as he carefully examined the exhibitions related to history.
    Credit: Yuri Shvarzman

    Toronto Photography Group
    2024-02-09
    Title or Location: Sugar Beach

    Credit: Carlos Veras
    Instagram: @shotbycadu
    Toronto Photography Group
    2024-02-09
    Title or Location: Polson Pier, Toronto
    A city we are familiar with has different changes every day. If you can record the changes at this moment, this is the pleasure in photography.
    Credit: Jackson Bigkwok

    Syracuse Photography Group
    2024-02-25
    Title or Location: Upper Antelope Canyon
    Photographing Upper Antelope Canyon was on my 'list'. I'm glad I researched suggestions to get successful photos during the tour. This was shot at ISO800, f4 and 16mm around 3pm local.
    Credit: Marc Gerbsch
    Facebook: marc.gerbsch
    Hartford Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: Case Mountain, Manchester, CT
    Shot with Canon RP w/ 24-105mm lens with ND1000 filter 30 sec at f8.0 ISO 100. Edited in Lightroom for minor tweaks. Converted the color shot to Black and White and liked that version so much better!
    Credit: Richard D Mitchell, Jr
    Facebook: rdmitchelljr photography
    Instagram: rmitchelljrphotography
    Sunderland Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: Scarborough
    One of the creative artistic edits of my images. I love to create motion and fluidity in an image to set it apart from the run of the mill shot by creating drama and emotion using my post processing skills.
    Credit: Kenneth Fisher

    Cedar Rapids Photography Group
    2024-02-24
    Title or Location: North Liberty Iowa
    This was taken with a Nikon D7100 set on on long exposure. Steel wool was in a kitchen wish tied on a string. Lit on fire and spun in a circle.
    Credit: Scott Shrader
    Instagram: Iowaoutdoorsphotos
    Colchester Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: Essex, UK
    A Gerbera cut flower taken in my lightbox using my Sigma Macro Lens. The gerbera makes such a lovely subject.
    Credit: Richard march
    Facebook: Photography by Richard March
    London Photography Group
    2024-02-20
    Title or Location: American Kestrel at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy
    First off, I have to say that I am not a "Birder". But I love challenging my photographic skills and abilities. The American Kestrel is not a big bird, and it is fast. So even when you know its takeoff is imminent, it is still hard to get a nice clear photo of the bird. This particular image was shot with a Canon R6 camera, with the RF100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens at 1/5000 sec, f/7.1 and ISO 4000. I used the animal eye-tracking feature of this mirrorless full frame camera, and was very plea
    Credit: Kevin Rodger
    Facebook: Kevin Rodger
    Instagram: ckrodger

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