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Upcoming Events

The City at Night

The City at Night

Sunday 21 April
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      
Sakura-Nature Photography

Sakura-Nature Photography

Sunday 05 May
Bloor St W - 11am - 2 Hours
Dakshnamoorthy Parivallal
Join us for an enchanting photography meetup amidst the breathtaking beauty of sakura blossoms at High Park. As spring unfolds its vibrant colors, the cherry blossoms paint a picturesque scene that photographers dream of capturing. This meetup offers an exclusive opportunity to immerse yourself in the ephemeral beauty of sakura while honing your photography skills alongside fellow enthusiasts.
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$43      
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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$43      

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      
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      

Nearby Photography Groups

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.
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$43      
Portrait Photography Meetup

Portrait Photography Meetup

Saturday 27 April
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      
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.
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$43      

Colors of Spring Photography

Colors of Spring Photography

Sunday 05 May
Lakeview Park Ave - 10am - 2 Hours
Oshawa Photography Group
Ashraful Khan
Spring photography is a beautiful way to capture the renewal of life that comes with the arrival of spring.

Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We'll be looking at composition, focus and colour in this Spring season!
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$43      
I Shoot it, You Shoot It

I Shoot it, You Shoot It

Saturday 11 May
Jackson Square - 10am - 2 Hours
Hamilton Photography Group
Felipe Restrepo
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      
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.
book now
$94      

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.
book now
$43      
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.
book now
$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      

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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    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
    2024-03-15
    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
    Toronto Photography Group
    2024-03-02
    Title or Location:

    Credit: Herminio juarez - The Crow

    Toronto Photography Group
    2024-03-01
    Title or Location:

    Credit: Carlos Veras
    Instagram: @shotbycadu

    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

    Seattle Photography Group
    2024-04-10
    Title or Location: Edmonds, WA
    Dearing the eclipse of 2017 my family and I sat in our backyard here in WA to watch the 93 totality with our eclipse glasses. With my homemade solar filter attached to my camera, I took a series of photos of the sun during the eclipse. After processing my sun photos, I was disappointed to see that the moon only showed up as a black hole and not its proper form. I am an avid shooter of Astro photography and have several photos of the moon taken from my backyard and multiple other locations. I
    Credit: Amanda Thornton-DeWitt
    Facebook: Amanda Thornton-DeWitt Photography
    Instagram: @amandaswildlifepics
    Memphis Photography Club
    2024-04-10
    Title or Location: Cades Cove,TN
    I took this image on Nov. 2, 2021 at 7 am on Nov. 2, 2001 at 7 am. As I was driving around the Cove I came upon this Buck as I came up over a rise. I had a feeling that he was about to cross the road. My hunch was right. He crossed one fence and eventually crossed the other one. I was ready for his movement. I took a series over shots. It was very exciting.Canon EF 100-400 f4.5 - 5.6L ISO 4,000 f8 1/200s
    Credit: Pat Riley
    Facebook: Pat Riley
    Tulsa Photography Group
    2024-04-08
    Title or Location: Woodward Park, Tulsa, OK
    Canon EOS 800DEF 75-300 f/4-5.675mm1/640F4.5ISO 200I was out practicing my technique. Had spent a little while chasing squirrels around the park. This took me to an area of the park I had not been in. The way these two tulips were complete opposites and yet seem to lean on each other drew my attention to them.
    Credit: Chuck Gilbert

    Austin Photography Society
    2024-04-07
    Title or Location: Terlingua Ghost Town Cemetery, Terlingua, Texas
    Bucket List - Check!!!I finally made it to the Big Bend area. Here's a shot I got at the Terlingua Ghost Town Cemetery, just before sunrise. Canon EOS R, EF 16-35L F2.8, 30 Sec, f2.8, ISO 3200. Used x2 small video lights on lowest power, to light up the foreground. Taken 3/13/2024. Terlingua, Texas.
    Credit: Kirk Brandau
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kbrandau/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kbrandau1/
    Albury Photography Group
    2024-04-07
    Title or Location: Cootamundra NSW Australia
    Captured this Megachile Bee enjoying the sunshine after a two day downpour. Sony A7IV Camera - Sony 90mm Macro Lens - Sony 46 Flash -Radiant Diffuser
    Credit: Stephen Hunt
    Liverpool Photography Group
    2024-04-06
    Title or Location: New Brighton
    I took this photograph just after the sun had set.I used the long exposure setting on my phone to create the wispy water affect.Then I made basic slight adjustments/edits using the lightroom app.
    Credit: Kim Phillips
    Facebook: Intuition photography
    Instagram: Kimberleyphillips77

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