Private photography lessons

Our pri­vate pho­tog­ra­phy lessons are tai­lored to your needs. Learn what you want, when you want, where you want.

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5‑hr in-per­­son
Com­pre­hen­sive top­ics
  • Max. 2 stu­dents
  • Pro instruc­tor
  • Choice of top­ic 
  • Any­where in GTA
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3‑hr in-per­­son
Basic top­ics
  • Max. 2 stu­dents
  • Pro instruc­tor
  • Choice of top­ic 
  • Any­where in Toron­to
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100% Mon­ey-Back Guar­an­tee

To keep things sim­ple, we ask that you pro­pose three appoint­ment times when order­ing an in-per­son pri­vate les­son1Not nec­es­sary if you wish for pri­vate lessons via remote video.. On the off chance that our sched­ules don’t align, we’ll refund 100% of your mon­ey.

1‑on‑1 private photography lessons customized for you. 

Expo­sure Ther­a­py’s pri­vate pho­tog­ra­phy lessons are pre­cise­ly tai­lored to teach you what you want, wher­ev­er you want, even from the com­fort of your own home via remote video. Select a top­ic from any of our reg­u­lar work­shops, or sug­gest your own.


About our private photography lessons

Are you tired of sift­ing through con­flict­ing advice from online sources while try­ing to learn pho­tog­ra­phy? Books can be a great resource, but they can’t offer the per­son­al­ized guid­ance and sup­port that you might need. At Expo­sure Ther­a­py, we offer pri­vate, one-on-one pho­tog­ra­phy cours­es that are cus­tomized to your unique learn­ing style and needs.

Whether you want to focus on spe­cif­ic tech­niques or just want to get some hands-on prac­tice, your expe­ri­enced instruc­tor will be there to sup­port you every step of the way. We can even cus­tomize a course just for you, or you can choose from one of our exist­ing group pho­tog­ra­phy les­son plans.

Ready to take your pho­tog­ra­phy skills to the next lev­el? Sign up for a pri­vate course with Expo­sure Ther­a­py and get the per­son­al­ized atten­tion and sup­port you need to suc­ceed.

Private photography lessons


How it works

We’ve worked hard to make book­ing a pri­vate pho­tog­ra­phy les­son with Expo­sure Ther­a­py smooth and has­sle-free. Here’s how it works:

  1. Select the dura­tion of your per­son­al les­son to con­tin­ue to the secure Square pay­ment page.
  2. Pro­pose 1–3 dates for the les­son (in order of pref­er­ence), include your desired loca­tion in Toron­to or the GTA, and briefly explain what you’d like to learn.
  3. Enter your pay­ment infor­ma­tion and place the order.
  4. We’ll reply with­in the busi­ness day to con­firm our avail­abil­i­ty and ask fol­low-up ques­tions, as need­ed.
  5. After con­firm­ing the top­ic, appoint­ment, and loca­tion, we’re set and ready to go.

We’ll refund 100% of your pay­ment if we can’t accom­mo­date your pre­ferred dates.

Private photography course offerings

Take con­trol of your learn­ing expe­ri­ence with per­son­al­ized pho­tog­ra­phy lessons from Expo­sure Ther­a­py. With a vari­ety of top­ics to choose from, you can tai­lor your les­son to your spe­cif­ic inter­ests and goals. Whether you want to fol­low one of our struc­tured work­shops (101–203) or focus on a cus­tom top­ic, we’ve got you cov­ered.

Some ideas for pri­vate lessons include:

  • Get­ting to know your cam­era: menus, but­tons, and lens­es
  • Cap­tur­ing stun­ning trav­el pho­tos
  • Mas­ter­ing Adobe Light­room for orga­ni­za­tion and image pro­cess­ing
  • Read­ing and inter­pret­ing light in a scene
  • Long expo­sure tech­niques and prac­tice
  • Han­dling dynam­ic and high-con­trast light­ing
  • On-cam­era and off-cam­era flash tech­niques
  • Using exter­nal light meters for dig­i­tal or film pho­tog­ra­phy
  • Get­ting expert advice on pho­to equip­ment pur­chas­es
  • Shad­ow­ing a pro­fes­sion­al pho­tog­ra­ph­er in action

Don’t see what you’re look­ing for? Just let us know and we’ll do our best to accom­mo­date your needs. Your expe­ri­enced instruc­tor is ded­i­cat­ed to pro­vid­ing you with a high-qual­i­ty learn­ing expe­ri­ence – sign up for per­son­al­ized pho­tog­ra­phy lessons today.

Private lesson FAQ

Common Questions

How many can attend? Can I bring a friend?

Our pri­vate pho­tog­ra­phy lessons are suit­able for up to 2 par­tic­i­pants, so feel free to bring a friend, spouse, or part­ner. Pri­vate lessons are a great way to ensure that you receive your instructor’s full and uncom­pro­mis­ing atten­tion.

Where are your pri­vate pho­to class­es held?

The loca­tion of our pri­vate pho­tog­ra­phy lessons is entire­ly up to you, so feel free to get cre­ative or choose your favourite part of town. The four-hour les­son includes your instruc­tor’s trav­el to any­where in the GTA; the two- and three-hour lessons include your instruc­tor’s trav­el to any­where with­in the City of Toron­to. 

Our pri­vate pho­to cours­es are not restrict­ed to out­door or pub­lic loca­tions. For exam­ple, if you need help set­ting up and using Adobe Light­room, we can offer a pri­vate les­son in your home. If you enjoy pho­tos of ani­mals, we’d be hap­py to meet with you at Riverdale Farm or the Metro Toron­to Zoo. 

Can we hold the pri­vate les­son at home?

Absolute­ly! Some stu­dents pre­fer to learn the ins and outs of pho­tog­ra­phy in the pri­va­cy of their homes. Are you a bud­ding blog­ger or vlog­ger? If your home is your stu­dio, we’d love to help you learn how to effec­tive­ly use your pho­tog­ra­phy equip­ment in the envi­ron­ment that mat­ters. 

We can even help you set up an effec­tive post-pro­cess­ing and data stor­age and back­up solu­tion.

Important details

Important Details

Accepted cameras:

  • Our pri­vate pho­tog­ra­phy lessons are suit­able for all cam­eras capa­ble of man­u­al mode. 
  • All brands of dig­i­tal cam­eras are accept­ed for this work­shop.
  • Con­tact us if you’re unsure about your camera’s suit­abil­i­ty for a pri­vate work­shop.

What to bring:

  • Cam­era, lens(es), and acces­sories you want to learn about
  • Bat­tery (ful­ly charged)2If you’re par­tic­i­pat­ing in more than one work­shop, please bring either your bat­tery charg­er or a sec­ond bat­tery to ensure you can oper­ate your cam­era through­out the day.
  • Mem­o­ry card (emp­tied)
  • Cam­era man­u­al

What to wear

Much like our stan­dard work­shops, our pri­vate pho­tog­ra­phy lessons fea­ture out­door exer­cis­es where you learn to apply the the­o­ret­i­cal con­cepts into prac­tice. Mon­i­tor the weath­er fore­cast and ensure you dress appro­pri­ate­ly for the conditions—especially on cold days.3 Please note that the lithi­um bat­ter­ies pow­er­ing your cam­era may exhib­it dimin­ished pow­er out­put in cold con­di­tions. When sub­ze­ro air tem­per­a­tures are fore­cast for the day of your work­shop, we rec­om­mend bring­ing two or more cam­era bat­ter­ies.

Location of private photography lessons

Pri­vate pho­tog­ra­phy lessons are held at a loca­tion of your choice. This can be your home, office, or favourite scenic spot or café. The 2- and 3‑hour les­son fees include our trav­el with­in the City of Toron­to (except the islands). The 4‑hour les­son fee includes our trav­el with­in the Greater Toron­to Area (defined as the City of Toron­to, Mis­sis­sauga, Vaugh­an, Rich­mond Hill, Markham, and Pick­er­ing). 

Paid admission

The price of our pri­vate pho­tog­ra­phy lessons does not include your instruc­tor’s admis­sion fee to loca­tions or venues that have an entry charge. When your pre­ferred les­son loca­tion has paid admis­sion, you will be need to pur­chase your instruc­tor’s entrance tick­et.

Remote video lessons

You may choose to take your pri­vate les­son in per­son or via remote video, but you can­not com­bine both into one pur­chase. You do not have to pro­pose appoint­ment times for online pri­vate lessons at the time of your pur­chase.

Cancellation and refunds

Cancellation of in-person private lessons

Our full can­cel­la­tion and refund pol­i­cy is found in the Terms of Sale. The fol­low­ing sum­ma­ry is for your con­ve­nience:

  • You can request a full refund up to 7 days after pay­ment if no date for the les­son has been set.
  • You can also resched­ule up to 24 hours before the les­son. How­ev­er, if a new time can’t be agreed upon and it’s more than 7 days after pay­ment, no refund is giv­en.