Hokkaido Photo Tour with Taku Kumabe

Hokkaido, Japan Wildlife and Landscape Photo Tour

Are you interested in photographing wild eagles, Japanese red-crowned cranes, deer, foxes, and more? Are you mesmerized by minimalist winter landscapes? Taku is currently planning on a future photo tour in February 2023 and 2024! This is your chance to let him know what you would like to do in this tour!

–> Head to Taku’s Hokkaido Photo Tour Survey and tell him what you would like to do during his Hokkaido Winter Photo Tour! <–


Speaking Engagements

If you are interested in having me speak virtually or in-person to your group, club, or company, please connect with me through the contact form and we can discuss details about your idea.

As a photographer with a passion to connect with nature and the landscape in front of me, I have spoken on a number of occasions including:

  • ProFusion (photography expo)
  • CONTACT Photography Festival
  • Nikon Canada Inspire Series
  • Toronto Public Library
  • Private and public companies

Subject matter can be tailored to your specific needs. Examples can include:

  • Sunrise photography
  • Seeing things from a photographer’s POV
  • Connecting with nature through photography
  • Finding the art in photography
  • Minimalism photography
  • My workflow, gear, editing, etc.
  • Adobe Lightroom

If you are interested in a one-on-one session, please see the Private Workshop section below.

2022 Photography Workshops

Aurora Borealis Photography Workshop at Blachford Lake Lodge

August 25 – August 28, 2022
Aurora at Blachford Lake Lodge

Learn how to take beautiful photographs of one of the most amazing natural phenomenons of the world: the Aurora Borealis. This workshop takes place in one of the most beautiful fly-in lodges outside of Yellowknife, Blachford Lake Lodge.

Click for more information or to register!


Toronto Sunrise Meetup

Saturday November 6, 2021 | 7:20am | Colonel Samuel Smith Park

Taku Kumabe hosts his annual Toronto Sunrise Meetup on the last day of Daylight Savings to allow as many people as possible to experience the wonders of a sunrise. With the sun rising around 8:00am, it’s a great time to be outside with like-minded individuals.

Free for anyone to attend—all skill levels, and non-photographers welcome!

Registration is required and is currently full. Please feel free to register for the waiting list and you will also be notified of any future photowalk and workshop opportunities.


Private Workshops

Taku Kumabe is also available for private one-on-one or small group workshops and can cater the content to the individual’s needs. One-on-one workshops can be held by Zoom or in-person when allowed.

Examples of workshops can include:

  • Understanding your camera
  • Photography fundamentals
  • Long exposures
  • Night photography
  • Sunrise/Sunset photography
  • Aurora borealis photography
  • Compositional techniques
  • iPhone photography
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • File organization

Please feel free to Contact Taku if you would like more details on his private workshops.


Archives

2020 Photography Workshops

Aurora at Blachford Lake Lodge

Aurora Borealis Photography Workshop at Blachford Lake Lodge

August 23-26, 2020

Learn how to take beautiful photographs of one of the most amazing natural phenomenons of the world: the Aurora Borealis. This workshop takes place in one of the most beautiful fly-in lodges outside of Yellowknife, Blachford Lake Lodge.

This workshop has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

Toronto Sunrise Meetup

Saturday October 31, 2020
7:30am

Location to be announced.

Taku Kumabe hosts his annual Toronto Sunrise Meetup on the last day of Daylight Savings to enable as many people as possible to experience the wonders of a sunrise. With the sun rising around 8:00am, it’s a great time to be outside with like-minded individuals.

Free for anyone to attend—all skill levels welcome!


2019 Photography Workshops

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Aurora Borealis Photography Workshop at Blachford Lake Lodge

Learn how to take beautiful photographs of one of the most amazing natural phenomenons of the world: the Aurora Borealis. This workshop takes place in one of the most beautiful fly-in lodges outside of Yellowknife, Blachford Lake Lodge.


FULL
Lavender Workshop at Terre Bleu

Stroll through Ontario’s largest lavender field after-hours without the crowds and lineups, and learn how to take beautiful photos! 


Toronto Sunrise Meetup

Saturday November 2, 2019
7:30am

Sheldon Lookout

Taku Kumabe hosts his annual Toronto Sunrise Meetup on the last day of Daylight Savings to enable as many people as possible to experience the wonders of a sunrise. With the sun rising around 8:00am, it’s a great time to be outside with like-minded individuals.

Free for anyone to attend—all skill levels welcome!

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