Toronto Photowalk 3: Spring Vibes at Kensington Market.

Exposure Therapy’s third photowalk in Toronto.

As always, I’d like to thank every­one who attend­ed. It was our biggest turnout to-date, and I strong­ly sus­pect the mild spring weath­er was an influ­enc­ing fac­tor. The group had a good rep­re­sen­ta­tion of skill lev­els and back­grounds, and we had our youngest par­tic­i­pant ever — a baby!

Photowalk details:

Date: March 26, 2023

Loca­tion: We met by Bri­an Jun­gen’s Couch Mon­ster: Sadzěʔ yaaghęhch’ill, made a slow pro­ces­sion toward Kens­ing­ton Ave., and explored the mar­ket. The group stopped at Wan­da’s Pie in the Sky for drinks and snacks.

Theme: Urban Mar­kets. The orig­i­nal theme asked the group to focus on the peo­ple, colours, and tex­tures of Kens­ing­ton Mar­ket. As the walk pro­gressed, it became obvi­ous that most of us could­n’t resist urban anthro­pol­o­gy, and it became a con­ver­sa­tion about street pho­tog­ra­phy and street por­trai­ture.

Some photos from the photowalk.

Unfor­tu­nate­ly, I did­n’t get a chance to take many pho­tos. It’s becom­ing obvi­ous that I can’t resist the oppor­tu­ni­ty to tutor and encour­age and talk dur­ing these events. And if you know me per­son­al­ly, you know it’s unusu­al because I’m a very intro­vert­ed per­son. I do most of the talk­ing dur­ing the for­mal work­shops because that’s my job, and I have to meet expec­ta­tions, but I’m pleas­ant­ly sur­prised by myself dur­ing these pho­towalks.

The dat­ed-look­ing but charm­ing food­court inside The Vil­lage by the Grange on McCaul St., in Toron­to. Pho­tographed with my Fuji­film X‑T2 using the XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR lens. 1/500 sec at ƒ/5.6 and ISO 400. Edit­ed in Adobe Light­room Clas­sic.
Kid play­ing on the over­hang of a roof on Kens­ing­ton Ave. Pho­tographed using my Fuji­film X‑T2 using my XF50-140mmF2.8R lens. 1/4000 sec at ƒ/2.8 and ISO 200. Sig­nif­i­cant­ly edit­ed in Light­room Clas­sic.
Pho­to of myself and two oth­er par­tic­i­pants. Cap­tured by Matthias Sijt­stra.

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