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Photo-walk: Downtown Toronto

Today’s Photo-walk in Downtown Toronto was nothing special. I’ve done it many times. I went out because I had an urge to get out and shoot. If I ignore that feeling for too long, I do go out eventually, but I usually end up shooting everything in sight.
This photo-walk however was more thoughtful. I was more in-tuned with my surroundings and open to everything that caught my eye.

Strollin’

This isn’t always the case. Sometimes I’m out and I’m looking for something in particular. That ‘Instagram Banger” you might say. But that’s not always realistic. Not only is it unrealistic, but it’s not the right way to go about creating. I can admit that. Don’t do it for the Instagram, do it for your love of the craft.

I wanted to go out and just stroll today. I had nothing in mind, just whatever caught my eye. The CNE Airshow was on this weekend, so it would have been cool to get a shot of the Snowbirds flying behind the CN Tower, but I never made it over that far. There’s always next time.

Museum Station

What I did end up getting, was a few more shots of Museum Station. I’ve shot here before, but this time I used what I learned from those occasions and applied it to this one. I have to say, I’m happier with these shots.
I also went back to Atrium at Brookfield Place. Even though the lighting here frustrates me. But my goal is to master it. And today I took another step in that direction.

Union Station

I also took a few shots at Union Station. I’ve never pointed my lens at anything in Union Station before. There’s always so many people milling about. Not happy with THIS spot they’re standing in, so they move to ANOTHER ONE (thanks DJ Khalid). Which typically ends up being in the vicinity of where I wanted to shoot.
But today I discovered that if people already see you pointing your camera in a particular direction, they won’t stand there. Because it makes them uncomfortable to know that someone is taking their picture. But, if you’re already pointing your camera at the train when they get off, well, what can they do? Sometimes it’s cool to catch them off guard. Which is what I did today.

So there you have it, my thoughts on today’s Photo-walk.

Until next time…

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