Private Photography Lessons

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Learn photography in a private lesson customized to your needs. 

Our pri­vate pho­tog­ra­phy work­shops allow you to learn pho­tog­ra­phy with your instructor’s full and uncom­pro­mis­ing atten­tion. Select a top­ic from any of our reg­u­lar work­shops, or sug­gest your own. 

$234 plus tax for indi­vid­ual class­es.

Overview

3-hour private photography lessons for individuals:

  • Per­fect for you and up to two friends
  • Select a top­ic from one of our stan­dard group work­shops
  • Sug­gest a top­ic for a bespoke expe­ri­ence. Some ideas include:
    • I’m going on a long trip and need help fig­ur­ing out my cam­era.”
    • I upgrad­ed to a fan­cy new DSLR hop­ing for bet­ter results, but it’s not doing what I want.”
    • Got a new cam­era and flash for xmas–can you help me work them out?”

Private photography lessons for businesses and institutions:

  • Ide­al for three or more par­tic­i­pants
  • Per­fect for:
    • team-build­ing
    • staff train­ing
    • skills devel­op­ment
  • Select a top­ic from one of our stan­dard group work­shops
  • Sug­gest a top­ic for a bespoke expe­ri­ence. Some ideas include:
    • We’re tak­ing our pho­tog­ra­phy in-house and need to acquire basic stu­dio equip­ment and train sev­er­al peo­ple on its use. Can you help?”
    • Our real estate team is inter­est­ed in tak­ing bet­ter pic­tures of house inte­ri­ors.”
    • Our com­pa­ny has a small pho­tog­ra­phy club and I think they’d love to learn more.”
  • Please inquire for rates.

Private Lesson Request Form

Please use the form below only if our preset availability does not work with your schedule.

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What would you like to learn dur­ing this pri­vate work­shop? What’s your cur­rent skill lev­el? What kind of equip­ment is avail­able to you?
Pri­vate lessons are held at our stan­dard group work­shop loca­tion (see below). For an addi­tion­al fee of $45 dol­lars, we can hold the les­son at a cus­tom loca­tion, such as your home or busi­ness.

Important Details

Accepted cameras:

  • All brands of dig­i­tal cam­eras are accept­ed for this work­shop
  • Pri­vate lessons are suit­ed for DSLR and mir­ror­less inter­change­able lens cam­eras, and enthu­si­ast com­pact cam­eras.
  • 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.

Meeting/workshop location

Unless you’ve opt­ed for an in-home or in-office les­son, our class­room-free pri­vate work­shops take place out­doors, involve walk­ing and fea­ture loca­tions that may not be ful­ly acces­si­ble. In gen­er­al, we meet in a café at the South­west cor­ner of Dan­forth Ave and 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.