Hamilton Beginner’s Photography Bootcamp: A One-Day Outdoor Workshop

A com­pre­hen­sive, begin­ner-friend­ly course to help you learn the essen­tials of pho­tog­ra­phy.

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$357 • 9 hours • Out­doors & In-per­son • Pro instruc­tor • 5 Par­tic­i­pants

This one-day course will teach you essential photography techniques and give you the confidence to fully control your camera’s basic settings.

Whether you’re a com­plete begin­ner or an enthu­si­ast look­ing to take your pho­tog­ra­phy to the next lev­el, Expo­sure Ther­a­py is the per­fect way to kick­start your jour­ney toward becom­ing a more skilled and cre­ative pho­tog­ra­ph­er.

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Learn to take control of your camera to make beautiful pictures in our one-day bootcamp-style workshop in Hamilton.


What you’ll learn in our Hamilton beginner’s photography bootcamp workshop:

  • Dif­fer­ent image for­mats, con­trol­ling white bal­ance and colour, cor­rect­ing auto-expo­sure errors, set­ting ISO, and focus­ing your cam­era cor­rect­ly.
  • How the lens focal length affects per­spec­tive, how and when to use dif­fer­ent aper­tures, and tech­niques for manip­u­lat­ing the depth of field.
  • How the shut­ter speeds affect scenes with move­ment, how and when to use shut­ter pri­or­i­ty mode, and how to trou­bleshoot blur­ry pho­tos.
  • How to cor­rect­ly adjust your expo­sure set­tings man­u­al­ly to achieve desired results.


Join Expo­sure Ther­a­py’s Hamil­ton Begin­ner’s pho­tog­ra­phy boot­camp and take con­trol of your cam­er­a’s fea­tures! Our pro­gres­sive cur­ricu­lum cov­ers every­thing from basic dig­i­tal cam­era func­tions to ful­ly man­u­al expo­sure tech­niques. You’ll learn about aper­ture and lens, shut­ter speed and motion, and how to set man­u­al expo­sures cor­rect­ly using your cam­er­a’s light mea­sur­ing modes. Our class­room-free lessons com­bine the­o­ry and prac­ti­cal exer­cis­es to rein­force your new knowl­edge. Whether you’re new to pho­tog­ra­phy or look­ing to take your skills to the next lev­el, our boot­camp is the per­fect way to gain a sol­id under­stand­ing of essen­tial pho­tog­ra­phy tech­niques, all in just one day!

Important Details

Meeting Locations:

TBD: This is an out­door work­shop:

Accepted cameras:

  • We accept all cam­eras capa­ble of man­u­al mode.
  • We accept all brands of dig­i­tal cam­eras.
  • Con­tact us if you’re unsure about your camera’s suit­abil­i­ty for this course.

What to bring:

  • Cam­era and lens
  • Bat­ter­ies (ful­ly charged)1Expect a long day of tak­ing pic­tures and review­ing the results, which will deplete most cam­era bat­ter­ies. You’re encour­aged to bring two or more bat­ter­ies plus your charg­ing cables.
  • Mem­o­ry card (emp­tied)
  • Cam­era man­u­al
  • Note­book and pen
  • Hydra­tion, sun pro­tec­tion, and an umbrel­la

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The scope of our photography lessons

At Expo­sure Ther­a­py’s pho­tog­ra­phy cours­es, I focus on build­ing a strong foun­da­tion in pho­tog­ra­phy that will work well with most cam­eras. How­ev­er, to ensure a con­sis­tent and pos­i­tive expe­ri­ence for all par­tic­i­pants, I can­not cov­er every fea­ture of every cam­era. If you have an advanced cam­era and would like to learn more, I’d be hap­py to offer pri­vate pho­tog­ra­phy lessons that explore those fea­tures in more depth.

What to wear

This is an out­door pho­tog­ra­phy work­shop, so it’s essen­tial to check the weath­er fore­cast and dress appro­pri­ate­ly for the con­di­tions on the day of the work­shop. This is espe­cial­ly impor­tant on wet days, so bring weath­er-appro­pri­ate cloth­ing to stay com­fort­able and pro­tect your equip­ment.2To ensure the best per­for­mance of your cam­era dur­ing the work­shop, I rec­om­mend bring­ing two or more ful­ly charged bat­ter­ies.

Meeting point and workshop location

My work­shops are held out­side and involve walk­ing to dif­fer­ent loca­tions. Please note that some places we vis­it may not be ful­ly acces­si­ble.

In the event of bad weath­er, I may need to change the meet­ing loca­tion for the work­shop. I’ll inform you in advance if this hap­pens and will ensure the new loca­tion is easy to get to by pub­lic trans­porta­tion.

Cancellation and refunds

Satisfaction guarantee

We want to ensure that you ful­ly under­stand the mate­ri­als cov­ered in our pho­tog­ra­phy cours­es. If you aren’t com­plete­ly sat­is­fied with your learn­ing expe­ri­ence, please let your instruc­tor know imme­di­ate­ly after your work­shop con­cludes. We’re more than hap­py to address any points of con­fu­sion on the spot or to offer you the oppor­tu­ni­ty to repeat the same work­shop on a future date (pend­ing avail­abil­i­ty).

Cancellations, refunds, and rescheduling

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

  • All sales are final, and no refunds are giv­en if you can­cel.
  • If unex­pect­ed issues occur, you can resched­ule up to 24 hours before your group pho­tog­ra­phy work­shop is sched­uled to start.