The Art & Craft of Creative Photography


Learn photography from a passionate and patient educator who wants to help
beginners & the advanced alike reach the next level of craft & creativity.

Tim’s pictures are exhibited internationally and held in gallery collections and museums including The National Gallery of Canada and Galerie Didier Devillez

His workshops are small, friendly, supportive and fun !
For more information, please e-mail Tim

 01.  PORTRAIT & FASHION WORKSHOPS Offer intensive, hands-on training in studio lighting, camera technique, shooting professional Tokyo models and portrait retouching.
All photos taken can be used for your portfolio and website.
 Maximum 3 students.

photo: Tim Porter / model: Alessandra Lupi
Please see: “Your Best Shots” by Karen Regan

02. NATURE & GARDEN WORKSHOPS Teach how to go beyond the ordinary and create memorable nature and garden photographs in sublime locations around Tokyo. Every aspect of landscape photography is covered, with an emphasis on composition and understanding light. Maximum 4 students.

Tim Porter, from the series “Paradise: The Gardens of Tokyo

03. STREET PHOTOGRAPHY (FOR SHY PEOPLE) Tokyo is famously known as a street photographer’s Paradise. This practical workshops will teach you how to master your camera and technique to make daring, compassionate images. Maximum 4 students.

photo: Tim Porter / Bus Rider / Diana Camera

04. BLACK & WHITE DARKROOM WORKSHOPS The magic of black & white printing is something every photographer should experience. Here you’ll learn all the basics and be bringing home beautiful prints, ready for framing. Maximum 3 students.

Please see: Tokyo Darkroom WorkshopsThomas’s darkroom in Antonioni’s 1966 film”Blowup” 

Taking the picture is only the first step in creating a great photograph. Students will also be taught to master the Digital Darkroom with on-line tutoring in Photoshop or Lightroom.

– Small, friendly, supportive and fun –

Please e-mail Tim for more information


New in 2016

Bespoken photo tours for individuals, couples and small groups who would like to experience Japan through the art of photography with an experienced and enthusiastic Canadian guide.

Please see: Japan Creative Photo Tours