There are dozens of photography groups in Toronto - none have the foundation of Exploring Photography. We're 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 - while exploring great locations in and around Toronto & the GTA.
Expand your creativity through photography, even if you've never thought of 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 made for exploration & learning - building your confidence and expanding your creative horizons.
Our meetups are also known for being relaxed, instructive, inspiring, supportive "weekend escapes" - and a lot of fun to boot.
We'll help you to truly 'see' things you're missing, and provide a safe place a to explore and experiment - pushing 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 creating your best photographs, and discovering real transformation in your ability to truly see:
Who our workshops ARE for: beginner to advanced, you're interested in exploring new 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 you. You have an open mind, and a digital camera. If you're a DSLR owner - great! Compact camera? You're very welcome 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.Tutorial materials are provided at 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.