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.
$84 • 3‑hour workshop • Limited to 5 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.
- 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.
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
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.