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There are dozens of photography workshops in Toronto - none have the foundation of Exploring Photography. Our group is consistently in the Top 10 Photography Meetups in Canada because our workshops have one goal: to provide you with guided events that will expand your creativity and visual awareness - in a fun, supportive group - all while exploring great locations in and around Toronto & the GTA.
We'll kick-start your creativity through photography, even if you've never seen yourself as being artistic... and no matter what digital camera gear you own.
Whether you're a complete beginner or advanced photographer - our events are for your exploration & learning - building your confidence and expanding your creative horizons.
Our meetups are also famous for being relaxed, instructive, insightful, inspiring, supportive "weekend escapes" - and a lot of fun to boot!
We'll help you to truly 'see' the things you're missing, and provide a safe place a to explore and experiment - pushing those barriers away and focusing on your creative strengths.
Internationally exhibited photographer Al Uehre and Katy Lee are your leaders.
"This is exactly what I am looking for, a group that is all about the process behind taking photos and exploring the depths of the possibilities of photography. When I was in school I used to do life drawing and painting and it was always about the process of allowing your mind to trust your hand to draw. I want to be able to explore beyond the rigid technical aspects of photography to find techniques to create ethereal images." - A passionate Exploring Photography member
Digital photography is more than just f-stops, shutter speed and gear.You, the photographer, are the key. That's why we create events & workshops to build your confidence and mentor you, encourage you to see & think in new ways, & translate that into great photography - showing you ways to express yourself and boost your awareness, intuition and creativity.
"You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring... all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved..." Ansel Adams
(c) Al Uehre, BFA
When you join, you'll start down a path of creating the best photographs of your life, and discover real transformation in your ability to truly see.
"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see - without a camera..." - Dorothea Lange
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Who our workshops ARE for: beginner to advanced, you're interested in exploring exciting venues while building your confidence, & are willing to consider how photography can be more than just taking pictures – it can be an exploration of the world around us. You have an open mind, and a digital camera. If you're a DSLR owner - great! Compact camera? You're very welcome here too! It's you, not the technology that counts.
Who our workshops are NOT for: those who feel that camera gear and technical skills alone are the keys to creating moving, extraordinary images. We think it's all about you, the person behind the camera - your approach to the world, and learning how to really see. Your tools may be digital, but we photographers are still analog!
Our events are kept small to make sure you get personal attention if you want it, and quiet time with your subjects too.Handouts are provided before most workshops for you to keep & explore more.
Yes, our topics have some depth, but we always keep eventstonnes of fun!We encourage group discussion, lots of laughter, experimentation & exchange of ideas with other members - at all skill levels.
The idea is that you'll have a great time & meet some wonderful people while you learn!