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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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Moving forward, together

Toron­to has entered Stage 2 of reopen­ing busi­ness­es on June 24, 2020. Mov­ing for­ward, I am offer­ing pri­vate pho­tog­ra­phy lessons at pub­licly acces­si­ble loca­tions of your choice, or in a pri­vate office or domes­tic set­ting. To reduce the risk of spread­ing COVID-19, all par­tic­i­pants should wear masks or face cov­er­ings, main­tain ade­quate phys­i­cal dis­tance, and lim­it han­dling oth­ers’ equip­ment. Please reach out if you have any ques­tions or concerns.

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Exposure Therapy

4‑hour Pri­vate Lesson

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4‑hour Pri­vate Lesson
$320.00
4 hours
1–3 stu­dents
Pro instruc­tor
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Choice of loca­tion in GTA

Exposure Therapy

3‑hour Pri­vate Lesson

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3‑hour Pri­vate Lesson
$270.00
3 hours
1–3 stu­dents
Pro instruc­tor
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Choice of loca­tion in Toronto

Exposure Therapy

2‑hour Pri­vate Lesson

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2‑hour Pri­vate Lesson
$200.00
2 hours
1–2 stu­dents
Pro instruc­tor
Choice of topic 
Choice of loca­tion in Toronto

100% Mon­ey-Back Guarantee

To keep things sim­ple, we ask that you pro­pose three appoint­ment times when order­ing a pri­vate les­son. 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. Select a top­ic from any of our reg­u­lar work­shops, or sug­gest your own.

Overview 

About our private photography lessons

Every per­son learns pho­tog­ra­phy in a unique way. Those that pre­fer to learn online can face con­tra­dict­ing advice from dubi­ous sources. Although reli­able resources exist, you have to find them. Books offer a wealth of accu­rate infor­ma­tion but lack hands-on guid­ance and can’t address indi­vid­ual con­cerns or points of con­fu­sion as they arise.

Expo­sure Ther­a­py’s pri­vate pho­tog­ra­phy cours­es are in-per­son, one-on-one class­es cus­tomized to your learn­ing needs. You’ll have your pho­to teacher’s com­plete atten­tion and be able to ask ques­tions as they arise and receive swift respons­es. We can cus­tomize your pri­vate pho­tog­ra­phy class to your spe­cif­ic needs, or it can fol­low one of our exist­ing group pho­tog­ra­phy lessons plans.

Some stu­dents pre­fer an expe­ri­en­tial pho­to ‘safari’ where they learn new meth­ods or hone exist­ing tech­niques while prac­tic­ing in the wilds of the urban jun­gle. It’s your per­son­al course and learn­ing expe­ri­ence, and you call the shots.

Private photography lessons

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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.
  2. Explain what you’d like to learn, pro­pose three appoint­ment times (in order of pref­er­ence), and include your desired loca­tion in Toron­to or the GTA.
  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 issue a refund for 100% of your pay­ment if our sched­ules don’t align.

Available private lesson topics

Our per­son­al pho­tog­ra­phy lessons are flex­i­ble, and you can select from a vari­ety of top­ics. For exam­ple, if you pre­fer a struc­tured expe­ri­ence, choose a per­son­al les­son based on one of our exist­ing work­shops (101–203). Beyond that, a per­son­al pho­tog­ra­phy les­son can fea­ture any top­ic you want. Some ideas include:

  • How to oper­ate your new cam­era (menus, mode dials, but­tons, chang­ing lens­es, etc.)
  • Improve your trav­el photography
  • Learn Adobe Light­room: pho­to orga­ni­za­tion and image processing
  • Read­ing a scene and inter­pret­ing light
  • Long expo­sure class: tech­niques and practice
  • Expo­sure tech­niques for dynam­ic and high-con­trast scenes
  • On-cam­era flash pho­tog­ra­phy class­es:  tech­niques and operation
  • Off-cam­era flash pho­tog­ra­phy class­es: (stu­dio strobes, mod­i­fiers, etc.)
  • Exter­nal light meters for dig­i­tal or film photography
  • Pho­to equip­ment pur­chase consultations
  • Pho­tog­ra­phy shadowing

We’re more than hap­py to con­sid­er dif­fer­ent sug­ges­tions. How­ev­er, since our goal is to pro­vide you with a qual­i­ty learn­ing expe­ri­ence, we only teach top­ics with which we’re entire­ly familiar. 

Private lesson FAQ

Common Questions 

How many can attend? Can I bring a friend?

Our pri­vate pho­tog­ra­phy lessons are suit­able for 1 to 2 or 1 to 3 par­tic­i­pants, depend­ing on the length of the les­son you pur­chase, 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)1If 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.2 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.

Cancellation and refunds 

Cancellations

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

  • We accept can­cel­la­tions for a full refund up to five (5) days in advance of your ini­tial­ly-sched­uled course.
  • We accept sched­ule mod­i­fi­ca­tions up to 48 hours in advance of your ini­tial­ly-sched­uled course.