210: Immersive Photowalk

Learn to think like a pho­tog­ra­ph­er.

$140 • 4‑hour pho­towalk • Day­light to twi­light • Lim­it­ed to 6 stu­dents • Pro instruc­tor

Learn to choose a composition, interpret light, and understand the photographic situation. Our guided, intensive exercises will challenge you to apply your knowledge to various photographic subjects.

Bring your walk­ing shoes! This 4‑hour inten­sive pho­towalk is the cul­mi­na­tion of every­thing you’ve learned in Expo­sure Ther­a­py’s begin­ner and inter­me­di­ate pho­tog­ra­phy cours­es. This pho­towalk aims to give you the con­fi­dence to apply your tech­ni­cal and artis­tic under­stand­ing of pho­tog­ra­phy to nov­el sub­jects, sit­u­a­tions, and light con­di­tions.

Work­shop 210: Immer­sive Pho­towalk

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Immerse yourself into photography.


What you’ll learn

  • How to apply the fun­da­men­tal prin­ci­ples of pho­tog­ra­phy to var­ied sub­jects
  • How to inter­pret a sit­u­a­tion in terms of aper­ture or shut­ter pri­or­i­ty
  • How to adjust your expo­sures based on chang­ing light con­di­tions
  • How com­po­si­tion can affect expo­sures and vice ver­sa
  • How to start think­ing of every­day sit­u­a­tions like a pho­tog­ra­ph­er


Our Immer­sive Pho­towalk work­shop aims to teach how the fun­da­men­tal prin­ci­ples of pho­tog­ra­phy (and the mod­ern fea­tures of your cam­era) that you dis­cov­ered in the begin­ner work­shops apply to prac­ti­cal pho­tog­ra­phy in the real world. It’s a nov­el expe­ri­ence whose pri­ma­ry pur­pose is to have you tak­ing lots of pic­tures of var­i­ous sub­jects in chang­ing light, all under the watch­ful eye of a pro­fes­sion­al pho­tog­ra­ph­er. 

This out­door work­shop will have you out from “day­light to twi­light” to prac­tice pho­tog­ra­phy in var­i­ous light­ing con­di­tions. We’ve timed the sched­ule of every Immer­sive Pho­towalk to start approx­i­mate­ly 2.5 hours before sun­set. It allows you to expe­ri­ence tak­ing pho­tos from bright day­time, through the “gold­en hour” and sun­set, and into the “blue hour” and twi­light. Remem­ber to bring your tri­pod or flash!

Ulti­mate­ly, our goal is to empow­er you to con­fi­dent­ly and quick­ly make an expo­sure that meets your artis­tic inten­tions, no mat­ter the sit­u­a­tion.

Important Details

This work­shop is the cul­mi­na­tion of our begin­ner and inter­me­di­ate pho­tog­ra­phy cours­es, and it’s designed for stu­dents who have tak­en Work­shops 101–104 or their equiv­a­lents. We build upon and rein­force those fun­da­men­tal con­cepts, but we do not re-teach them. 

Make it pri­vate! Course 210 is avail­able as a pri­vate pho­tog­ra­phy course for 1–2 peo­ple.

Meeting location and general walking route:

We meet beside the Spad­i­na WaveDeck (What3Words). The pho­towalk will take us west along the Water­front trail towards the Ontario Place and Exhi­bi­tion Place grounds, ter­mi­nat­ing at the Duf­ferin St. bridge. From there, we’ll return using a sim­i­lar route. 


This work­shop is from “day­light to twi­light.” The les­son start times vary through­out the year so that two-thirds of the les­son occurs in day­light and one-third hap­pens after sun­set.

Accepted cameras:

  • We accept all cam­eras and brands capa­ble of man­u­al mode.
  • Con­tact us if you’re unsure about your camera’s suit­abil­i­ty for this course.

What to bring:

  • Cam­era and lens
  • Bat­tery (ful­ly charged)1If you’re par­tic­i­pat­ing in more than one work­shop, please bring your bat­tery charg­er or a sec­ond bat­tery to ensure you can oper­ate your cam­era through­out the day.
  • Tri­pod (rec­om­mend­ed for low-light por­tion)
  • Mem­o­ry card (emp­tied)
  • Cam­era man­u­al
  • Notepad and pen
  • Ques­tions and a thirst for knowl­edge!

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Work­shop 210: Immer­sive Pho­towalk

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The scope of our photography lessons

At Expo­sure Ther­a­py’s pho­tog­ra­phy cours­es, I focus on build­ing a strong foun­da­tion in pho­tog­ra­phy that will work well with most cam­eras. How­ev­er, to ensure a con­sis­tent and pos­i­tive expe­ri­ence for all par­tic­i­pants, I can­not cov­er every fea­ture of every cam­era. If you have an advanced cam­era and would like to learn more, I’d be hap­py to offer pri­vate pho­tog­ra­phy lessons that explore those fea­tures in more depth.

What to wear

This is an out­door pho­tog­ra­phy work­shop, so it’s essen­tial to check the weath­er fore­cast and dress appro­pri­ate­ly for the con­di­tions on the day of the work­shop. This is espe­cial­ly impor­tant on wet days, so bring weath­er-appro­pri­ate cloth­ing to stay com­fort­able and pro­tect your equip­ment.2To ensure the best per­for­mance of your cam­era dur­ing the work­shop, I rec­om­mend bring­ing two or more ful­ly charged bat­ter­ies.

Meeting point and workshop location

My work­shops are held out­side and involve walk­ing to dif­fer­ent loca­tions. Please note that some places we vis­it may not be ful­ly acces­si­ble.

In the event of bad weath­er, I may need to change the meet­ing loca­tion for the work­shop. I’ll inform you in advance if this hap­pens and will ensure the new loca­tion is easy to get to by pub­lic trans­porta­tion.

Cancellation and refunds

Satisfaction guarantee

We want to ensure that you ful­ly under­stand the mate­ri­als cov­ered in our pho­tog­ra­phy cours­es. If you aren’t com­plete­ly sat­is­fied with your learn­ing expe­ri­ence, please let your instruc­tor know imme­di­ate­ly after your work­shop con­cludes. We’re more than hap­py to address any points of con­fu­sion on the spot or to offer you the oppor­tu­ni­ty to repeat the same work­shop on a future date (pend­ing avail­abil­i­ty).

Cancellations, refunds, and rescheduling

My full can­cel­la­tion and refund pol­i­cy is found in the Terms of Sale. The fol­low­ing sum­ma­ry is for your con­ve­nience:

  • All sales are final, and no refunds are giv­en if you can­cel.
  • If unex­pect­ed issues occur, you can resched­ule up to 24 hours before your group pho­tog­ra­phy work­shop is sched­uled to start.