In July I spent a week in Toronto on business: a 3 day street photography workshop, a photowalk with my friends at Fujifilm Canada, meetings, and a day of private instruction with a student. It was a whirlwind trip, to say the least.
When I teach, I rarely take photos as I am of the belief that my students should be the ones creating the images unless I am demonstrating something specific. Experiential learning is so important to a student’s development, and every photo that I don’t take is one that I can help a student create instead. Still, I did manage to grab an occasional frame during the week, mostly during walks between meetings, after each workshop day, or during quick meal breaks. That last part is so important: never forget to carve out a few minutes here and there with a camera in your hands doing what you love.
Now that the summer rush is over I finally have time to get to these images. This blog post will feature a few photographs taken during the sunny summer weather you’d expect in Toronto. Don’t think of them as a series though, they really are just small snippets of life observed as I walked around the city. We also had a few hours of torrential rain, however, and part two of this series will feature a few photos from that.
All of these images were taken with either the Fujifilm X100F or the X-Pro2 (usually with the 50mm f/2 lens). All processing was done using either the Classic Chrome film simulation (colour images) or Acros+R (black and white images).