Automatic mode letting you down? Not achieving the results you envision? Exposure Therapy is here to help!
Join us to kickstart your journey towards taking full control of your camera and taking better pictures. This introductory workshop sets you up for success by introducing the basic concepts of digital photography and semi-automatic exposure.
$78 plus tax.
This 3-hour photography workshop presents the following:
- Basic anatomy of DSLR and mirrorless cameras
- The Mode Dial: AUTO versus other shooting modes
- Image formats: JPEG and RAW, and when to use them
- Setting the white balance
- Introduction to exposure
- Introduction to ISO speed
- How to review images and interpret the histogram
- Exposure compensation
Contemporary cameras are marvels of electronic and software engineering. They feature high-definition video, Wi-Fi connectivity, advanced filters and image processing, face detection and tracking, and the ability to stitch together sweeping panoramas. Unfortunately, in a race towards padding their growing feature lists, many camera manufacturers have muddled the intuitive operation of their cameras’ core functions: making photos.
This introductory lesson in our four-course series of photography workshops for beginners will acquaint you with the main picture-taking features found on DSLR, mirrorless, and enthusiast compact cameras. Our lesson will discuss the camera mode dial and its primary functions. You’ll be introduced to setting different image formats, adjusting picture resolution and quality, and selecting the most appropriate colour style for your subject. We will also discuss the concept of white/colour balance and its importance to pleasing colour photography. Beyond that, you’ll be presented with a brief overview of exposure, ISO speed, and their effect on picture brightness. The theoretical part of our course will conclude with a lesson on interpreting your photo exposure using the histogram and making automatic exposure adjustments via exposure compensation.
During the practical portion of the workshop, we’ll explore how you can apply the concepts learned in the first half of the lesson to real-world photography.
- All brands of digital cameras are accepted for this workshop
- This course is designed for DSLR and mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, and enthusiast compact cameras.
- Contact us if you’re unsure about your camera’s suitability for this workshop.
What to bring:
- Camera and lens
- 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
Most of our photography workshops feature outdoor exercises to apply the theoretical concepts into practice. Monitor the weather forecast and ensure you dress appropriately for the conditions—especially on cold days.2Please 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.
Our classroom-free workshops take place outdoors, involve walking and feature locations that may not be fully accessible. Currently, we meet in front of 1417 Danforth Ave (at Monarch Park Ave) in Toronto’s east end (5-minute/300m walk from the Greenwood subway station).
We reserve the right to change the meeting location and will notify you at least 48 hours in advance of such changes. A modified meeting location will always be within 500m of a TTC subway station.
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.