Private photography lessons

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

$279 • 3-hours • 1–2 stu­dents • Pro instruc­tor • Wher­ev­er you want

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.



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 lessons are in-per­son, one-on-one lessons cus­tomized to your learn­ing needs. You’ll have your instructor’s com­plete atten­tion and be able to ask ques­tions as they arise and receive swift respons­es. 


How it works

There are two ways to book a pri­vate pho­tog­ra­phy les­son with Expo­sure Ther­a­py. In the first, you check our pub­lished avail­abil­i­ty (above) and select and reg­is­ter for the 3-hour times­lot that aligns with your sched­ule. We ask sev­er­al ques­tions regard­ing your top­ic of inter­est, your equip­ment, and your pre­ferred loca­tion (Toron­to only). 

Do you pre­fer a pri­vate les­son with a dif­fer­ent sched­ule and dura­tion? Please use the con­tact form below to get in touch:

  1. Explain what top­ic you want to learn, your avail­abil­i­ty, and your pre­ferred meet­ing loca­tion.
  2. We’ll reply with­in 24 hours to con­firm our avail­abil­i­ty and ask fol­low-up ques­tions, as need­ed.
  3. After con­firm­ing the top­ic, appoint­ment, and loca­tion, we’ll send you an online pay­ment link.
  4. Suc­cess­ful pay­ment con­firms your reser­va­tion! 

Available topics

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

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

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 Contact Form

Inquire about private photography lessons

Private Photography Lesson

What would you like to learn dur­ing this pri­vate pho­tog­ra­phy les­son? What’s your cur­rent skill lev­el? What kind of equip­ment is avail­able to you?

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 les­son fee includes our trav­el with­in the City of Toron­to (except the islands).

There’s an addi­tion­al trav­el fee of $49 for those that pre­fer to meet in the Greater Toron­to Area, such as Mis­sis­sauga, Vaugh­an, Rich­mond Hill, Markham, and Pick­er­ing. 

Cancellation and refunds


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 four (4) weeks in advance of your ini­tial­ly-sched­uled course.
  • We accept sched­ule mod­i­fi­ca­tions up to sev­en (7) days in advance of your ini­tial­ly-sched­uled course.