Photo walks can be a great way to explore an area, socialize with other photographers and engage in some two-way learning. On June 22 and 23, I had the opportunity to lead two photo walks sponsored by Olympus and Henry's Cameras. The first was through the historic Distillery District in Downtown Toronto, while the second was at beautiful Riverwood Park in Mississauga. They each had about a dozen photographers in attendance, and one person decided to attend both.
The Distillery District
During a photo walk I actually find myself taking very few photos. I am focused on assisting others in the group, because I know that if I get in full photographic mode it is very easy to ignore everyone else and just focus on the image. I asked the participants to send me some of their favourite photos to share.
Situated along the Credit River in Mississauga, Ontario, Riverwood Park covers approximately 60 acres and is home to 475 species of plants and animals. About 5 minutes before our photo walk was to begin, the heavy rain stopped. It turned out to be a great day for some nature photography.
Thanks to all of the people who came out to support these two photo walks, and to those who took the time to share their images. It's wonderful to see what caught the eye of each photographer.
Peter Baumgarten is a professional photographer and educator. He is also an Olympus Visionary and NiSi Official Photographer.