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Twilight & Night Photography Workshop | Thu. Jun 19, 6-10 PM | $25

  • Jun 19, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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Have You Ever Wanted to Master Twilight & Night Photography?


The Twilight & Night Photography Workshop is a 4 hour information packed session that gets you up to speed with shooting in low light! This intermediate level workshop will include both theory as well as entirely hands-on practical application of these techniques. Rather than sitting in a classroom, this workshop fully immersive and we will be going out to Yorkville, the ROM, and then to the University of Toronto campus to practice these techniques.  Students are encouraged to ask questions throughout the session.

The cost for this incredible 4 hour workshop is only $25.00


Who Is This Workshop For?

This workshop is for DSLR users comfortable with their cameras looking to learn low light photography. This workshop will also be of interest to people who want to learn how to create beautiful photographs using more advanced features of the camera rather than just the automatic modes.

Image Above: Example of Slow Shutter Panning at Twilight.


How Does the Workshop Run?

We will be meeting at a central Toronto location at Bloor/Yonge where we will be walking to Yorkville, the ROM, and then to the University of Toronto campus.

During the session you will have lots of opportunity to use your camera and put your photography skills to work.  Time will also be given for questions and individual attention will be given to assure everyone understands the functions of their camera and the principles being taught.


What Will You Learn?

The Twilight & Night Photography Workshop is comprised of the following topics:

• Which camera modes to use for low light photography

• Long exposures - dos and don'ts

• Slow-shutter panning

• Discussion of ideal low-light lenses

• ISO - Settings for reducing camera shake in low light

• Using Flash in low-light situations

• When to use Manual Mode for creative flexibility

• Using remote controls, both wired and wireless

• Tips on using tripods/monopods & what to do if you don't have one

• And much much more...

Added Bonus Workshop Material: "Twilight & Night Photography" E-Book

24 Page, Full-Colour, PDF E-Book download for mobile devices (pictured above).

This workshop includes a

24 page

e-book entitled "

Twilight & Night Photography

" in PDF format which you can install on your mobile device (iPhone / iPad / Android / Laptop, etc.) or read on your computer with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software.  

What Do You Need to Bring?

• DSLR Camera & Lens(es)

• Fully charged batteries

• Freshly formatted memory cards

• A tripod if you have one.

• Creativity & Imagination


Date: Thursday June 19, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Duration of Workshop: 4 hours
Number of Photographer Spots: 10
Cost: $25/person


We will be meeting at the  Plaza II Suites which is located here:

Plaza II Suites
88 Bloor Street East
Toronto, ON
See on Google Maps

Contact Phone Number: Stephen James (647)[masked]


The cost for this incredible 4 hour workshop is only $25.00!  RSVP TODAY

Please note that payment must be received to confirm your attendance to the event organizer via PayPal (credit cards accepted even if you don't have a Paypal account). When RSVPing, you will be automatically directed to the Paypal site and then back again to the Toronto Photographic Meetup Group after payment has been processed. Please note that the Paypal site will indicate payment being made to "digitalTouch media."


Refunds for this workshop are only offered if this event is cancelled by the Organizer/Event host. If you absolutely have to cancel, please give as much notice as possible because it allows us to open your spot to someone else who is on the waiting list. Every effort will be given to accommodate you by rescheduling you into a future workshop.

NO SHOW POLICY We have experienced a growing number of people not showing up for workshops, with no notice either by email or phone. This is highly unfair to other people who want to attend the workshop and were willing to, but couldn't because the workshop was filled up. With no notice, we are not able to make accommodation for other people who are on the waiting list. As such, unfortunately refunds cannot be given for no shows on the day of the workshop. It is expected that if you are RSVPing, you have set aside the date and time in question and will be attending. If you need to cancel, please let us know well in advance and every effort will be give to accommodate you by rescheduling you into a future workshop.


About the Instructor: Stephen James

Currently an event photographer/videographer for TD Bank Financial Group, Stephen James is also a freelance photographer specializing in model portfolios, product and commercial images, and is now involved with film production.. Over the last few years, he has also mentored various photographers in the art of both photography and editing.

Stephen James' web site and selected portfolio can be found at: Stephen James Photography. A more extensive portfolio can be found here on Flickr. His growing film archive can be found on Vimeo.

What Students Have Said About Our Other DSLR Workshops:

"Terrific evening. Stephen, you are a very down to earth, informative, current presenter. The flat screen summary was an effective adjunct to your "show and tell" instruction. And I appreciated how you made a comment on each participant's camera. Thanks! I will join another class soon."

- Christine

"Fantastic! Got more than out of the workshop than I ever hope for. Stephen you are great instructor and host. I will be signing up for your other workshops once I get some photo taking under my belt."

- Olga

"The workshop was really useful, and covered a wide range of information, Stephen was knowledgeable and engaging , I definitely recommend this workshop to people interested in photography."

- Sara

"Great workshop. I liked the fact that it was interactive and a small group. This lets us asked the questions that were relevant to us. Stephen was very knowledgeable and knows his trade. It took away a lot of the mysteries of my camera as to why some pictures come out the way they do."

- Tom W

"I learned more about my Camera settings in the 4 hours I was there than the 2 years I had it. Stephen was informative, engaging and hands-on. I found the workshop very good."

- Bruce

"I'm going to recommend this workshop to my co-worker. Just what she needs."

- Natalie

"Stephen is a great photographer, and I feel lucky that he is willing to share his knowledge with us newbies. It was really informative and useful."

- Colette

"The workshop was great. Stephen clarified all my doubts and I had só much fun taking pictures..."

Dayane Guanabara

"A well run and highly informative workshop."

- Ken Stone

"Thanks Stephen. I really enjoyed the workshop. Loved the casual atmosphere and the lessons learned will definitely help me capture those moments with the kids."

- Sheryl

"Stephen was a helpful, patient and knowledgeable instructor. Would definitely recommend this session to others."

- Susan Mullin

"The workshop was very much helpful and beneficial especially for those who have no basic knowledge of using the DLSR."

- Alvin Uy

"So helpful. Gave me exactly what I'd wanted to get out of it: Refresher on camera use and kick-start to getting back to non-point and shoot photography"

- Nathalie

"Excellent workshop. This workshop is designed to help all beginners to learn and improve their skills in photography. I had fun and really enjoyed it.

- Gary Ong

"Great info presented in an easily understandable & applicable manner. Liked having cameras in hand as info presented."

- Peggy

"I really enjoyed this workshop and would recommend it highly. The information provided was very clear and helpful, and the "hands on" aspect made a huge difference, as did going out on the street to take photos afterwards. Stephen was very patient and gave great pointers on how to take better shots. I do believe my "Fear of f Stops" is a thing of the past!

- CorrieG

"This was a great workshop for me...learnt a lot about my camera. Clicked lots of different kinds of pictures with different perspective. Thanks a lot Stephen!!!"

- Santosh

"This workshop truly inspired me, I couldn't stop taking pictures all the way home, to an extent that an old gentlemen approached me while I was standing on a barrier off the ground, trying to take a picture and asked me “What are you taking pictures of, there’s nothing there?”, oh but there was so much around, how could he not see it!!! :) This workshop gave me a kick in the right direction and now I know I want to learn MORE! Thank you Stephen!!!"

- Irina B.

"I found it really useful especially because you were able to spend some time one on one with us and because we got to be out and about trying what we learned as opposed to just sitting in a classroom."

- Bianca Mercuri

"This course was a fantastic introduction to the DSLR. The teacher was very relaxed and common-sense, able to make complex information understandable for relatively non-technical people (like myself). I was impressed by the depth of his knowledge and experience as well as his passion for the art-form."

- Carolyn Dallman Downes

"Thanks Stephen for sharing your knowledge to us , it was really fun joining your group.. Looking forward for another informative lessons and much exciting actual application of the theories you discuss."

- Lilibeth Mallari

"Thanks for arranging this meetup. Frankly, I learned more about manual controls in 5 hours, than I had figured out experimenting for the past 5 years. Stephen is very patient and small class guarantees individual attention. I'd definitely recommend his workshops."

- Zimmy Moe

"Stephen, thanks for an illuminating session. Previously, I've attempted to learn the basics of exposure by other means (books, youtube, etc) but I found your explanations the easiest to understand. I can recommend your course, without any reservations, to anyone just starting out with their DSLRs. Now to get some shooting done! =)"

- Daniel

"It was a great experience to find out which features are available in my DSLR."

- Svitlana

"Fun group, hands-on learning, and treats! The roam through Yorkville, looking like a bunch of paparazzi was fun too. :)"

- Marie-France

"Great course.. Stephen is a skillful teacher, well organized, and lots of fun. We left with more knowledge and new tricks of the trade. He covered the basics clearly and left us with excellent handouts. Each person in the class had an aha! moment. I am confident that when you attend one of his courses you will too!"

- Barbara Borenstein

"I got everything I hoped for- and more. Stephen is an excellent teacher, and is very patient with his students. I would recommend highly."

- Elizabeth

"Thank you Stephen... I found the work shop very informative and I came away with more knowledge of my camera and flash and different ideas for how I shoot! It was also a good mix of attendees. Looking forward to taking more workshops and participating in some photo shoots!"

- James Dean

"I enjoyed this workshop with so many concepts to learn about; Stephen shows a real love for photography as well as a true interest in teaching in a one to one basis."

- Alex Ramos

"Thanks Stephen, a pleasure to meet you! It was a fun and informative evening! There is so much to learn in photography, but you gave us the essentials, the knowledge and tools we need to hit the pavement :-) - thanks again! and I look forward to future workshops!"

- Jackie V

"Great workshop, I learned a lot! Thanks Stephen!"

- Chantal

"Stephen was awesome! A lot of great takeaways and mysteries resolved. Thank you!"

- Anton K

"Thanks Stephen - the meeting was enjoyable and informative!... good tips."

- Tina Galanos

“ As a beginner, I found this session very well organized with lots of relevant information. Stephen's love of photography is inspiring. Looking forward to future workshops. ”

- CJ

“ Excellent workshop! I learned a lot and this was very valuable to me. The course was set up really well and the information presented in a format that was easily understood. Steven was a great presenter. Thank you Steven. ”

- Michael G

“ Terrific workshop. So much was covered in a clear and concise way. And somehow Stephen managed to answer all our individual questions thoughtfully and completely. ”

- Fred Knox

“ It was a great meetup. Tons of information, a great Speaker (Stephen James) and printed materials for all attendees! ”

- James Killoran

“ Very informative. Learned some new tips ”

- Rachel Joseph-Herrington

Please Note: Information regarding the content of this event is subject to change with or without notice (i.e. the addition of new course material or topics and / or minor edits to text or formatting).


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  • Fredy R

    Damn, I cannot make it to this one, but I hope it is repeated soon!

    June 19, 2014

    • Stephen H.

      Hey Fredy, I've posted the next Twilight & Night Photography workshop for Saturday June 28th, here­

      1 · June 25, 2014

    • Fredy R

      Hi Stephen,
      Thanks for the info

      I will do my best, however with the WorldPride festivities, that night is a bit unfeasible. Unless the theme or location is near one of the events :-)

      Thx for replying my comments :-)

      June 25, 2014

  • prashanth b.

    It was fantastic. Everyone was so enthusiastic .

    Lets all stay in contact through either email or facebook.

    Thats mine

    FB :

    Email : [masked]

    1 · June 20, 2014

  • Hue

    Awesome host, awesome peoples. It was gerat! Thanks Stephen.

    1 · June 20, 2014

  • Jasper

    This workshop was fantastic! The weather cooperated, the attendees are a vibrant bunch, a lot of knowledge sharing, networking, building relationships, great to see other camers/hardware and a few pictures were taken :-p

    Let us all keep in touch...

    email: [masked]


    June 20, 2014

    • Stephen H.

      Thanks Jasper for the kind comments. We will indeed keep in touch! You were great in corralling the impromptu models on Bloor Street. I can't wait to see people's images of them.

      June 20, 2014

  • prashanth b.

    I will join a little late by 15-20 mins as i will be coming straight from work. Hope that is fine. I will join you guys where ever you are.

    June 18, 2014

    • Stephen H.

      We will most likely be in Yorkville or heading over there. You can call or text me on your mobile when you arrive and I'll let you know where exactly we are. (647)[masked]

      June 18, 2014

  • Marie-France

    Hi Stephen. Will you be offering this workshop on other nights this summer? I have something on Thursday that I would rather not cancel...

    June 16, 2014

    • Stephen H.

      It's possible that I may change it to a different weeknight depending on the response. This is a new workshop so I usually see how things go and what works best for everyone.

      June 16, 2014

  • MaryAnn C.

    I would so like to go to this one, but have a meeting that night. I do hope you will offer it again?

    June 16, 2014

    • Stephen H.

      Hi MaryAnn. I will definitely be offering this workshop again.

      June 16, 2014

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