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Introduction to Photography for Beginners (4‑course Package)

Learn a bunch and save a bun­dle with our 4‑course pack­age of pho­tog­ra­phy class­es for begin­ners. We’ll guide you from being an Auto-mode novice to using man­u­al expo­sure mode with ease, all in as lit­tle as two days or at your own pace.

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$280 • Four 3‑hour work­shops • One pro instruc­tor • 5 stu­dent lim­it

Join our beginner’s photography lessons to learn the essential techniques of photography. Discover how to control your camera’s setting to achieve the aesthetic effects you’ve always wanted.

Expo­sure Ther­a­py will kick­start your jour­ney towards tak­ing con­trol of your dig­i­tal cam­er­a’s essen­tial set­tings to make bet­ter pho­tos using proven tech­niques. 

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What you’ll learn in our Photography for Beginners package

  • In Work­shop 101, you’ll learn about dif­fer­ent image for­mats, the impor­tance of white bal­ance and pic­ture pro­files, and how to cor­rect the expo­sure.
  • In Work­shop 102, you’ll dis­cov­er how the focal length affects per­spec­tive, how and when to use dif­fer­ent aper­tures, and tech­niques for manip­u­lat­ing the depth of field.
  • In Work­shop 103, you’ll find out how expo­sure dura­tion affects our per­cep­tion of move­ment, how and when to use shut­ter pri­or­i­ty mode, and how to trou­bleshoot blur­ry pho­tos.
  • In Work­shop 104, you’ll real­ize the pow­er of your cam­er­a’s light mea­sur­ing modes to set man­u­al expo­sures cor­rect­ly, and how to effec­tive­ly focus your lens on mov­ing and sta­t­ic sub­jects.

In-depth

This intro­duc­to­ry pho­tog­ra­phy course for begin­ners will teach you the main pic­ture-tak­ing fea­tures found on DSLR, mir­ror­less, and enthu­si­ast com­pact cam­eras. Our pho­tog­ra­phy cours­es for begin­ners are designed to pro­gres­sive­ly ramp up your the­o­ret­i­cal and prac­ti­cal under­stand­ing of pho­tog­ra­phy. We start with the basics fea­ture of your dig­i­tal cam­era and grad­u­al­ly ramp up towards ful­ly man­u­al expo­sure tech­niques. Our class­room-free pho­tog­ra­phy lessons pro­vide an effec­tive mix­ture of easy-to-under­stand the­o­ry and tried and true prac­ti­cal exer­cis­es that rein­force your new knowl­edge.

Important Details

This page allows you to enrol in all four class­es of our Intro­duc­tion to Pho­tog­ra­phy for Begin­ners pro­gram. You’re wel­come to choose a sched­ule accord­ing to your pre­ferred pace; how­ev­er, we strong­ly rec­om­mend attend­ing class­es in their cor­rect order. 

Each work­shop is option­al­ly avail­able as a pri­vate pho­tog­ra­phy course for 1–2 peo­ple. 

Meeting Location:

In front of The Roy­al Con­ser­va­to­ry of Music.

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
  • 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
  • Note­book and pen
  • Ques­tions and thirst for knowl­edge!

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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.

Meeting point and workshop location

Our class­room-free work­shops take place out­doors, involve walk­ing and fea­ture loca­tions that may not be ful­ly acces­si­ble. Cur­rent­ly, we meet in front of The Roy­al Con­ser­va­to­ry of Music (273 Bloor St W, Toron­to, ON M5S 1W2).

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

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

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.