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Designing a Striking Image Workshop | Thurs. July 17th, 6-9 PM | $25

This photo is an example of shooting with a frame in mind, time of the day and depth of field.

Have You Ever Wanted to Learn how to Design a Striking Image?

The Designing a Striking Image Workshop is a 3 hour information packed session, where you will learn how to capture the image you have always wanted to. You will learn the 'rules' of line, shape, form, texture, pattern, colour, scale, composition, lighting, frame filling, and background, so that you amaze yourself, and others with your photographs! This intermediate level workshop will include both theory as well as entirely hands-on practical application of these techniques.
Students are encouraged to ask questions throughout the session.

Who Is This Workshop For?

Have you ever wondered why you have been out taking pictures with our group, and when you view some of their best shots, you can' believe you did not 'see' some of the things that others have captured, and wondered why their photo are (sometimes) more striking than yours? Have you ever gone back to the photo gallery and reviewed one photo over and over, as it caught your attention, made you wonder about the story behind it, or it created emotion in you?
This workshop is for DSLR users comfortable with their cameras looking to learn more about the art of 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.

  This photo is an example of  Rule Of Thirds, How to Pose a Model, Depth of Field,  Natural Lighting and more!

How Does the Workshop Run?

We will be meeting at CK Studios at 589A Annette Street.

We will be doing a slideshow presentation, and then we will have 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 different capturing techniques.

What Will You Learn?

The Designing a Striking Image Workshop is comprised of the following :

• Light and time of day is best to shoot

• Weather patterns and texture of the sky

• How to capture the best scenery and landscape

• Understanding architecture and buildings

• Introduction to street photography

• How to story tell through an image

• Shutterspeeds and exposure

• Lines and the power of the diagonal lines

• When to use Manual Mode for creative flexibility

• Keep the Frame in Mind

• Horizontal VS. Vertical Aspects

• The Introduction to shooting a Model

• And much much more...

Added Bonus Workshop Material:

Tips for "Designing a Striking Image" Hand Out / PDF File.

What Do You Need to Bring?

• DSLR Camera & Lens(es) or Point & Shoot with Advanced Controls

• Fully charged batteries

• Freshly formatted memory cards

• Pen and Paper

• Creativity & Imagination

Good photography is something personal and deeply satisfying, and an art where constant learning and exploration leads to better results. Training your eye to 'see' and 'portray' the essence and spirit of what you are experiencing is truly powerful.


Date: Thursday July 17, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Duration of Workshop: 3 hours
Number of Photographer Spots: 10
Cost: $25/person

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.


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. 



We will be meeting at CK Studio which is located here:

589A Annette Street,
Toronto, Ontario
M6S 2C3










Contact Email Address : [masked]


About the Instructor: Carly Krebs

- Owner & operator of Carly Krebs Photography Studio

- Has been taking photos for more than 15 years of her young life

- Recently got home from 2 contracts with Princess Cruise Line as a Photographer

- Has been with and a member of Toronto Photographic for 8 years and is now an Assistant Organizer

- Enjoys taking all types of photos, there isn’t ONE type of photography she enjoys more than the rest

- Carly is the daughter of Toronto Photographic's Co-Organizer Lorna Hegarty

- Check out her website at

- Carly's Model Mayhem number is #[masked]


What Students Have Said About Our Workshops:

"All I can say is you delivered a GREAT session. I hope to do another in the near future."

- Michael

"Where do I sign up for the next session... WHERE?"

- Lee

"Nice to see all of u guys, hope we can do another meetup some time again! Keep in touch..."

- Vince

- Had a great time at this Meetup. Great people, great model, lasting impression. Thanks for the experience. Will definitely do this again sooner than later if possible."

- Pete

" I had so much fun today with you guys. Thanks for all the tips and laughs"

- Dayane

"It was fantastic. Everyone was so enthusiastic ."

- Prashanth

"Awesome host, awesome people. It was great."

- Hue

"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."

- Jasper

"Fantastic! Got more than out of the workshop than I ever hope for. Great instructors and hosts. 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. 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.  It took away a lot of the mysteries of my camera as to why some pictures come out the way they do."

- Tom

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

- Natalie

"A well run and highly informative workshop."

- Ken Stone

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

- Alvin

"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

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

- Peggy

"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! "

- 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

"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 knowledge and experience as well as the passion for the art-form."

- Carolyn


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).

© Copyright 2014 Stephen James Hutchinson.

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  • Enrico F.

    Really enjoyed my first Meetup, kudos to Carly and her Mom for a very welcoming and enjoyable environment of learning with great like minded people!

    July 18, 2014

    • Carly

      I am SO happy that you enjoyed the meetup event! I also appreciate you coming out from Barrie for it! I hope you learnt a lot and I hope to see you at more meetup events specially a street photography one!

      July 18, 2014

  • David D.

    Had a great time. Was my first Meetup and plan on doing more!

    July 18, 2014

    • Carly

      I am very happy that you enjoyed your night! I hope that you learnt a lot and come to more meetups in the future! And thanks for coming out from Barrie, TRULY appreciate it! :)

      July 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great learning Environment! Professional instructors
    A great group of people gathered last night ! Looking forward to future meet ups

    July 18, 2014

    • Carly

      Simone, I am happy that you enjoyed the meetup last night! I hope you were able to grasp enough information to hopefully not overload! I look forward to seeing you at more meetup events also!

      July 18, 2014

  • Carol S.

    Beautifully and professionally run
    Well done guys

    July 17, 2014

    • Carly

      Thank you, it was great to meet you and thanks for your participation! I hope to see you again at future Meetups!

      July 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there accessible parking ? I am coming from Oshawa so I am trying to figure out if it's best to take the Go train or drive

    July 16, 2014

    • Carly

      Yes there is a lot of parking on the street in the area, if not on Annette Street, then on the side streets will work!

      If you are taking the Go Train it would be best to travel to Mimico station. I have the link of how to travel from Mimico Station to the Studio here :­

      I hope this helps you

      July 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      thanks Carly ! That was very helpful .See you then

      July 16, 2014

  • Carol S.

    hi Carly

    July 14, 2014

    • Carol S.

      a guy called Stephen is forwarding my message to you re parking in the area

      July 14, 2014

    • Carly

      I have emailed you! :)

      July 14, 2014

  • Lee

    Carly, I love this idea. I'm booked for As photo shoot this Thursday so I can't make it. If you are going to run this again I'd like that. Alternatively let's talk about perhaps a combination design & Lightroom session I wish you'd have. Cheers!!!

    July 14, 2014

    • Carly


      I am planning on running this workshop again.

      That's for your interest!


      July 14, 2014

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