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210: Immersive Photowalk

Learn to think like a photographer.

$120 • 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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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

In-depth

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. 

Schedule:

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!

Recommended prerequisites

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What to wear

Our pho­tog­ra­phy work­shops occur out­doors through­out the year. Mon­i­tor the weath­er fore­cast and ensure you dress appro­pri­ate­ly for the conditions—especially on cold or wet days.2Please note that the lithi­um bat­ter­ies pow­er­ing your cam­era may exhib­it dimin­ished pow­er out­put in cold con­di­tions. When sub­ze­ro air tem­per­a­tures are fore­cast for the day of your work­shop, we rec­om­mend bring­ing two or more cam­era batteries.

Meeting point and workshop location

Our class­room-free work­shops take place out­doors, involve walk­ing and fea­ture loca­tions that may not be ful­ly acces­si­ble. Cur­rent­ly, we meet in front of The Roy­al Con­ser­va­to­ry of Music (273 Bloor St W, Toron­to, ON M5S 1W2).

We reserve the right to change the meet­ing loca­tion and will noti­fy you at least 48 hours in advance of such changes. A mod­i­fied meet­ing loca­tion will always be with­in 750m of a TTC sub­way station.

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

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

  • We accept can­cel­la­tions for a full refund up to four (4) weeks in advance of your ini­tial­ly-sched­uled course.
  • We accept sched­ule mod­i­fi­ca­tions up to sev­en (7) days in advance of your ini­tial­ly-sched­uled course.