The Toronto Experience

Photo by Mike Boening http://www.mikeboening.com

This past weekend I was privileged to speak about Street and Urban Photography, as well as one of my favorite topics, Live Composite, in the beautiful city of Toronto.  Toronto is the most populist city in Canada and serves as the Capitol of the Province of Ontario.  It is truly a center of business, arts and culture.  It was my first international speaking engagement for Olympus and my first ever international street shooting workshop which I co-lead with Alanna St. Laurent.  An amazing weekend would be an understatement.  If you ever get the chance to visit this city don’t think twice.  There is more packed into 2 or 3 square miles than most cities can offer and it’s just 3.5 hours away from Detroit, Michigan.  Instead of a long post with words I will let the pictures do the talking from the weekend.  Here are a few from me and one of our Olympus hosts, Kathy.

These images of the restaurant El Catrin where the presentation was held are by Kathy Nugent, National Account Executive – Canada.  If you are in the Distillery District when visiting Toronto I suggest stopping by for lunch or dinner.  You will not be disappointed.

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After the presentation and answering questions of course, I was able to get with our workshop group.  Alanna and I had a great group of photographers from around Michigan and Chicago as well our guests from Olympus.  It was a fun group and very talented.

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We hit the streets for the rest of the day working on Street Photography and started back up when the evening came where we worked on perfecting our Live Composite and long exposure shots.  One other guest, who was in town for the weekend and able to stop by, was my fellow Olympus Trailblazer, Peter Baumgarten.  If you haven’t seen Peter’s work go over to his website and check it out.  He produces amazing nature and landscape images as well as some very cool street images from the weekend:)  The entire event was extraordinary weekend and I am looking forward to returning and speaking again in this great city!

Some images from the day:

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