toronto photography

Winter Favourites

Living in Toronto, we see our share of winter weather throughout the cold months. My favourite weather to shoot in is definitely a good snow storm. It adds a unique mood and it's something I thoroughly enjoy. 

Here are some of my favourite images I've captured this winter.

The story behind this photo is pretty awesome. I was taking some photos of a few Police officers in Toronto. This officer I chatted with for a few minutes, and asked him to snap a quick portrait. This was a super genuine moment and smile. One of my favourite photos to date.

When shooting in snow storms, I am always thinking to have the shutter as fast as possible to freeze the snow and create somewhat of a dreamy look. 

 

Photo of @soteeoh

Photo of @soteeoh

These are just a few of my favourites. I'm looking to get back into my blogs so keep checking back! I am visiting Hong Kong in the next week, make sure to keep a look out for the adventure!

One of my many goals.

One of my dreams as photographers is to someday be able to be an influencer for Nike/Jordan. I was always into sports growing up and have always been into Nike and Jordan sneakers. 

Recently I was approached to meet up with Jay (@realjaylife) to meet up and shoot in Toronto. Jay was visiting Toronto for the first time, being from NYC. Nearing the end of the night, passing the harbour front basketball court, we decided to do a Nike style shoot. 

These are my favourites from the shoot. Big thanks to Jay, check his page out! @realjaylife 

 

SBC x Bad Etiquette - Part 2

When I first started doing collaborations, Bad Etiquette was one of the first brands I worked with. With our first project being a success, it was about time to work together again. Bad Etiquette is a street clothing brand based in Toronto. They have a very unique style, a brand I personally dig.

Founder of Bad Etiquette, Lionel Wong and I had discussed a project we wanted to tackle for quite sometime, with summer finally here this was finally possible to happen. The idea was to do a smoke out type shoot. 

I decided to take the shoot to an old abandoned factory just outside the city. I was looking to capture the grunge and darkness of the building, it fitted with the smoke perfectly. 

In this shoot, we are showcasing Bad Etiquette's new lineup of gear. 

 

Collaborating is one of my favourite things about being a photographer. It gives me the opportunity to work with very cool people. Lionel is a dope guy with a vision of success for his brand.  Like the gear? You can grab your gear here!

Models 

Lionel Wong + Katherine Flores

Victoria Day Fireworks!

Every year In Canada, on the last Monday before May 25th we celebrate Queen Victoria's Birthday. For most of us, this means an extra day to our weekend, and of course fireworks! I recently just moved into the city so I wanted to check out the firework display in Toronto. The show was held at Ashbridges Bay (In the beaches area of Toronto)

This was my first time shooting fireworks, I had an idea of what I wanted to do but with the show lasting just under 10 minutes I had to learn on the fly quickly.

I am pretty happy with how these turned out for my first time shooting fireworks! I will be in Paris for Bastille Day, cannot wait to see fireworks off the Eiffel Tower!

Hope you enjoyed the series!

 

Lens in the clouds

If you asked me a few months ago to scale these kind of heights, I would say you were crazy. Rooftopping has taken storm over the last year or so in Toronto. Whether being done for photography or just taking in a view of the downtown core, it's quite the adrenaline rush.

Recently, I revisited one of my favourite spots in the city. Usually I wouldn't be so hyped to get back and see the same view, but my from my own personal growth in my photography I wanted to recapture the view.

The plan was to get to the lookout for sunrise, but some hiccups along the way changed the plans. An old saying really holds true "A picture doesn't quite do justice". It's something you really have to see in person.

One of my favourite shots from the shoot. I wanted to get a light trail of the cars on the highway. As you would imagine being up this high creates some challenges in taking long exposures, mainly high winds.

The main reason why this is my favourite spot is because you have a 360 degree view of the city, which allows you to capture everything.

We got lucky to get a pretty nice evening, considering the last time I was at this spot it was about -20 with the windchill. It was a decently warm evening with the beautiful moon behind us, as you can see here!

Hope you enjoyed the read + photos!

 

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