AGO, view of back of building from Grange Park

Outdoor Street Photography Intensive

Students will gain a greater appreciation for the development of the genre of street photography and its practitioners with the AGO's neighbourhood as inspiration. Emerging in the 19th century, street photography reveals the medium’s ability to represent the liveliness of street culture. Students will gain hands-on experience to realize engaging images of people in public spaces. This in-person course is intended for students who are familiar with the controls of their camera or mobile device.

Instruction will start from the Art Gallery of Ontario and in the neighbourhood for direct observation. 

Students are asked to show a copy of their receipt and meet your instructor at the south doors of the AGO in Grange Park. Spots are limited to 15 participants.

Rain or Shine: Should inclement weather occur, students will be notified by the email used to register for the course.

Terms and Conditions of Participation 

Please review the Terms and Conditions for course experience optimization. 

Participants must be 18 or older.


Day 1:

Location: Meet at Grange Park, south entrance doors of AGO off Beverley Street. Introduction to the course. Discussion of equipment and camera controls. Students will observe and photograph the behavior of people occupying the park and the surrounding area.

Day 2: 

Location: Meet at Kensington Market. Students will observe and photograph the interaction of individuals and groups of people engaged with commercial enterprises.

Day 3: 

Location: Meet at Nathan Phillips Square. Students will observe and photograph tourists visiting the area surrounding Toronto City Hall and including Osgoode Hall.

Day 4: 

Students will continue to observe and photograph the public as they interact with the surroundings.

Location: Mutually agreed upon location – students’ choice decided in previous class.


  • A camera: can be a mobile device or digital camera 
  • Fully charged battery: We will be outside for this class. There will not be a way to charge your device.                                                                    
  • Memory: Either a Compact Flash or an SD card for your camera with lots of free space on your mobile device. 
  • Weather appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes. 

These are the recommended materials for this course. On your first day of class, your instructor may recommend additional optional materials. 

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- | 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm (1 week)



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