Workshop 200: Review the Basics

four course bundle

A brief review of the basic concepts taught in the beginner’s guide to photography.

This work­shop is a review of the basic prin­ci­ples of dig­i­tal pho­tog­ra­phy designed for stu­dents who plan on tak­ing our inter­me­di­ate pho­tog­ra­phy lessons and want to refresh an exist­ing knowl­edge base.

$90 • 3‑hour work­shop • Lim­it­ed to 6 stu­dents • Pro instructor

Overview and Description 


This 3‑hour photography workshop will:

  • Use an inter­ac­tive (and fun) approach to iden­ti­fy the crit­i­cal tech­ni­cal gaps in your basic knowl­edge of photography.
  • Explain the tech­ni­cal con­cepts iden­ti­fied in your knowl­edge gaps and con­tin­ue the les­son by reit­er­at­ing the basic con­cepts (the pho­to­graph­ic stop, ISO, aper­ture, depth of field, shut­ter speed, focus­ing, light meter­ing, etc.) to ensure you’re well ground­ed and have an ade­quate under­stand­ing of the terminology.
  • Per­form sev­er­al prac­ti­cal exer­cis­es designed to chal­lenge your under­stand­ing and pin­point any remain­ing tech­ni­cal gaps, with assis­tance on the spot.


This work­shop is a brief overview of the fun­da­men­tal prin­ci­ples of pho­tog­ra­phy, specif­i­cal­ly those cov­ered in Work­shops 101–104. It’s high­ly rec­om­mend­ed for stu­dents that wish to pur­sue our Inter­me­di­ate Pho­tog­ra­phy Work­shops, but show deficits in their full under­stand­ing of the basic tech­niques. 

We designed this work­shop for stu­dents with pri­or knowl­edge and under­stand­ing, or rel­e­vant train­ing in, the basic con­cepts and tech­niques of pho­tog­ra­phy; how­ev­er, it’s not an ade­quate sub­sti­tute to the four Begin­ner Pho­tog­ra­phy Work­shops for novice pho­tog­ra­phers. 

This work­shop was cre­at­ed to serve one of two goals. It serves as a brief review for stu­dents that have attend­ed our intro­duc­to­ry work­shops in the past, or have learned pho­tog­ra­phy else­where, and require a quick refresh­er on the mate­ri­als. And, it brings you to the base lev­el of knowl­edge required to effec­tive­ly under­stand and imple­ment the mate­ri­als cov­ered in the Inter­me­di­ate Pho­tog­ra­phy Work­shops. 

Important Details

Accepted cameras:

  • 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

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.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

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).


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.