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Toronto photographer captures the city from a bird's eye view

Photographer Max Whitehead picked up his first camera in September after getting inspired by his photographer roommates. Since then, he's started going out to shoot approximately three times a week to capture bird's eye shots of the city.

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Whitehead, who's in his second year studying nutrition at Ryerson University, says photography's helped him learn more about Toronto.

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"I really hadn’t experienced the city before I bought a camera," says Whitehead. He's originally from Windsor, Ontario. "It’s fuel to explore. There are so many places that I would not have gone to if wasn’t for a camera."

Some of those spots include rooftops, but Whitehead also uses a drone to get his overhead shots.

He originally got a drone to do video work, but soon started using it solely for photography.

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Whitehead says he uses Adobe Photoshop Lightroom to process his work in a way that makes it stand out from other Toronto-based Instagram feeds.

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He has, however, connected with other local photographers via this social media platform and often goes out to shoot with the folks behind accounts such as @pb.11, @vsnapshot, @samverbisky and @benpayne.

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He's had some professional opportunities surface, but he's also happy pursuing photography as a hobby. "I have my academic life," he says, "and this is what I do in my free time."

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