103: Shutter Speed

Learn how to freeze action, cap­ture long expo­sures, and avoid blur­ry pho­tos.

$1201$108 when pur­chased as part of the 5‑course bun­dle. • 3‑hour work­shop • Small class­es • Pro instruc­tor

Fed up with blurry photos? Master your camera’s shutter to capture movement or freeze time in my shutter speed workshop.

Learn to freeze action, cap­ture long expo­sures, and fix blur­ry pho­tos. Under­stand how your cam­er­a’s shut­ter shapes the per­cep­tion of move­ment in pho­tog­ra­phy.

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Learn how to photograph motion.


What you’ll learn:

  • How shut­ter speed affects expo­sure
  • How to use shut­ter pri­or­i­ty (S or Tv) expo­sure mode
  • How to freeze the motion of mov­ing sub­jects
  • How to make motion-blurred streaks of mov­ing sub­jects
  • How to choose the cor­rect shut­ter speed for any sit­u­a­tion
  • How to trou­bleshoot cam­era shake


I will intro­duce you to the shut­ter’s sec­ondary pho­to­graph­ic effect, the por­tray­al of motion. This course will empow­er you to decide which shut­ter speed is ide­al for tak­ing pic­tures of chil­dren, pets, or beau­ti­ful vis­tas. Final­ly, I’ll share tips for trou­bleshoot­ing motion blur caused by unsteady hands.

In the prac­ti­cal ses­sion, we’ll apply these con­cepts to real-world pho­tog­ra­phy. Bring a tri­pod if you have one for the best results.

Accepted cameras:

  • All cam­eras with man­u­al mode.
  • All brands of dig­i­tal cam­eras.
  • Unsure? Con­tact me to check your cam­er­a’s suit­abil­i­ty.

What to bring:

  • Cam­era and lens
  • A tri­pod (rec­om­mend­ed)
  • Ful­ly charged bat­tery 2or charger/extra bat­tery for mul­ti­ple work­shops
  • Mem­o­ry card (emp­tied)
  • Cam­era man­u­al
  • Notepad and pen

Recommended prerequisites

Enrol in Work­shop 103 as part of my Intro to Pho­tog­ra­phy for Begin­ners 5‑course pack­age and save.

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Important details

Course 103 is also avail­able as a pri­vate pho­tog­ra­phy course for indi­vid­u­als.

Meeting Locations:

One of two loca­tions depend­ing on the time of year and weath­er.

April – Novem­ber: In front of The Roy­al Con­ser­va­to­ry of Music:

Decem­ber – March: The Allen Lam­bert Gal­le­ria inside Brook­field Place, just by the RBC Domin­ion Secu­ri­ties facade:

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What to Wear

This out­door pho­tog­ra­phy work­shop requires weath­er-appro­pri­ate cloth­ing to stay com­fort­able and pro­tect your gear, espe­cial­ly on wet days.3Bring two or more ful­ly charged bat­ter­ies for your cam­era.

Meet­ing Point and Loca­tion

Work­shops are held out­doors and involve walk­ing. Some loca­tions may not be ful­ly acces­si­ble. In case of bad weath­er, I’ll noti­fy you of any changes to the meet­ing loca­tion.

Cancellation and refunds

Cancellations, refunds, and rescheduling

My com­plete 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.