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Harvey Walk, March 23rd

Monday, March 18th, 2019

This photo walk we are going to meet up and have brunch together.

We are going to have a meal, a few drinks and tell Harvey stories.

Meet up: 10am
Brad posted an update: We will be meeting up at this coffee shop. Second Cup at 324 Bloor Street West.

Lunch: noon at the Pogue Mahone Pub (unconfirmed), 777 Bay St on the College St side near Bay

After lunch we can go for a walk through downtown and see where we will stop for a rest and drinks to end the walk.

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Walk Leader: Brad 416-305-0266

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Seasonal Lights 2018, December 22nd

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

As is tradition in recent years, Vicki is organising a Seasonal Lights walk, our last event of the year:

Meet 4pm Fairmont Royal York 100 Front St W
(lobby beside the circular staircase)

We will weave our way, visiting outdoor seasonal light displays and make our way through indoor exhibits to warm up. Let’s hope for snow, to make it even more festive.

Ending at (TBD) for nosh and drinks.

Vicki 416-428-6631

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Winter Flowers, December 8th

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

Thanks to Nuşin for organising our penultimate walk of the year:

Meet at Balzac’s by Ryerson Image Center (Corner of Bond and Gould) at 10 am. Walk over to Allan Gardens to see the Winter Flower show.
https://www.blogto.com/events/winter-flower-show-2018-toronto/

We will make a stop at Friar’s Music Museum at Yonge-Dundas Square afterwards. This micro museum is housed on the second floor of the Shoppers Drug Mart that took over the landmark space occupied by the Hard Rock Café from 1978 until 2017.
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/toronto/article-shoppers-drug-mart-dedicates-museum-to-yonge-streets-music-history/

Lunch will be at 3 Brewers, located at 120 Adelaide Street West
https://les3brasseurs.ca/locations/3-brewers-adelaide

In the afternoon we can check out the Christmas market and Lego mystery mural at Nathan Phillips Square.
https://indie88.com/the-largest-lego-mystery-mural-is-coming-to-nathan-phillips-square/

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Old City Hall, November 11

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Brad has organised an off-schedule walk for Sunday, November 11th.

Meet at 10:00am at the Cenotaph at Old City Hall to get a good spot to take photos.

Take photos of the 100 Anniversary of the end of World War 1

Meet up at TD bank on the SW CORNER at 11:45 and for a drink to remember our veterans that that fought for Canada.

We will go to 3 Brewers on Adelaide to have a drink.

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Brad walk leader 416-305-0266

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Flash Photography Workshop, July 14th

Sunday, July 8th, 2018

Brad is leading a Flash Photography Workshop in Graffiti Alley:

This photo walk we are going to do a workshop on using flash with your camera. We are going to shoot in Graffiti Alley around Spadina and Queen. (If you don’t have a flash, you can use your camera’s built-in flash or just go ahead and shoot the Alley.)

We are meeting up at Aroma Espresso Bar at 535 Queen St West
We will meet for 9:30 am and have a coffee and start the workshop at 10:00 am.
You find me in the alley because I need to do some set up work.

You will need to bring your flash if you have one for your camera. And mount to use off-camera and also any triggers you use.
We will take turns being models.

During the workshop we are going to learn the following flash techniques:

  • The camera flash sync speed (Look this up for your camera)
  • On-camera flash using TTL and flash compensation
  • On-camera flash with a modifier
  • On camera flash in manual mode
  • How to use a ND filter with a flash
  • On-camera flash using high speed sync

Demonstration of off-camera flash doing the following shooting

  • Off-camera TTL Flash and high-speed sync
  • Off-camera manual flash
  • Off-camera flash a with a modifier
  • Using a grid on the flash

I will have a couple of manual flashes that will fit some cameras.

My flashes and triggers are for Sony and can be shared.
I use Godox flashes and triggers so if you have a Godox transmitter you can use my flashes.

We can stop for a coffee break after 2 hours.
After the 3 to 4-hour workshop, we will walk down to the Firkin on King, 461 King St West (unconfirmed) 416-979-5464

If the weather is calling for rain, we will still meet up and do a leaderless walk through Queen West and do the workshop on the next walk weather permitting.

I am parking at the GreenP lot and returning my equipment to my car before the pub. Anyone bringing their equipment can do the same.

Walk Leader: Brad 416-305-0266

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