About Taku


Taku Kumabe is a freelance photographer based in Toronto, Canada.
He is a proud ambassador for Nikon Canada, f-stop, and Fusion TLC.


Taku’s passion for the outdoors has him photographing nature and landscapes in his hometown and throughout his travels around the world. Whether it’s hiking up mountains or exploring the grounds in -40 degrees celsius temperatures, Taku is always up for the challenge.


No event is too small or large. Taku’s passion for capturing the essence of the moment has him photographing concerts to theatre to outdoor productions at large-scale festivals and smaller events alike. For more information on Taku’s event photography, head to his website at http://www.theFestographer.ca.

Taku has been published in a number of magazines including enRoute, Lifestyles Magazine, Canadian Geographic, and Islands. His photography has been featured in various media outlets including The Toronto Star, CBC Radio, The Guardian, Huffington Post Canada, Toronto Life, BlogTO, and The Nikka Times.

The Toronto Sunrise Series

What began as a simple outing with friends in the winter of 2013 is now a personal project that has Taku photographing the sunrise from various locations along Toronto’s waterfront no matter what the weather. His Toronto Sunrise Series documents the city’s waterfront at sunrise, and inspires others to explore their own neighbourhoods. Click here to view Taku’s Toronto Sunrise Series page.

Every year on the last day of Daylight Savings—first Saturday of November—Taku hosts the Toronto Sunrise Meetup. With a vibrant Toronto photography community, it’s a great chance to spend time with like-minded individuals. Check the Workshops page for the meeting spot for this year’s meetup!


Past clients have included:

  • Visa Canada, Mazda Canada, Bell Canada, Huawei Canada, LG Canada
  • City of Toronto, Grain Farmers of Ontario, Instagram Canada, CBC Radio, Becel, MaRS, HP Canada
  • Langdon Hall Hotel & Spa, Thompson Hotel, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
  • Pilot Coffee Roasters, Social Print Studio, Choose
  • The North Face, Pacsafe, My Cinema Lightbox
  • Nova Scotia Tourism, Ottawa Tourism

Event photography clients have included:

  • Luminato Festival, The Stop, Langdon Hall’s BBQ Series, Nespresso Canada
  • Toronto International Film Festival, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Reel Asian Film Festival, Toronto After Dark Film Festival

Product Reviews

On occasion, I do provide product reviews on this blog. If you would like me to review your product, please feel free to get in touch with me; perhaps we can be a great fit together.

Print Purchasing and Licensing

Most of Taku’s photographs from social media and his websites are available for print and/or licensing. Click this link to purchase photographs through his online store. If you don’t see a photograph in the store that you saw on his social media account, please let Taku know and he will put it up for you. For licensing enquiries, please fill out the form below and Taku will respond promptly.

Taku’s photos have been used worldwide by small businesses to international advertisement agencies, in addition to being purchased by home owners for their personal collection.

Contact Taku

Please feel free to contact me through the form below, and/or follow me on any one of the following social media outlets.


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