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Toronto & GTA photography courses: learn in just two days or at your own pace.
Don’t let your digital camera’s auto mode spoil great moments. Exposure Therapy will help you master your camera and discover the basics of photography. Our photo education program will upgrade your skills to use manual mode with confidence in a single weekend or at a pace that’s right for you.
COVID-19 Update: moving forward, together
Toronto’s COVID-19 lockdown is in effect indefinitely. Moving forward, our Toronto group photography courses are cancelled until further notice. Private lessons are available outdoors, or using remote video (which gives you double the time). To reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, all participants should wear masks or face coverings, maintain adequate physical distancing, limit touching others’ equipment, and wash hands before starting workshops. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
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Advantages of Exposure Therapy’s Toronto and GTA photography courses
Smallest photo classes
Our group photo classes are limited to 5 students—the smallest in Toronto, Canada. You’ll get dedicated attention, more time for questions, and help with your camera’s features.
Overseen by a one instructor
Since one instructor teaches every class in the program, each student will benefit from a consistent learning experience.
Education at your own pace
Learn digital photography at a pace that’s right for you: immerse yourself in our photo program over the weekend or over a month—it’s up to you with our simple admission process.
Taught by a working pro
Every student will learn from a working pro with in-depth knowledge of current digital photo trends, equipment, and software.
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Toronto and GTA photography courses for beginners
101: Digital Camera Basics
Automatic mode letting you down? Feeling intimidated by your camera’s settings and buttons? Join us to discover your camera’s basic settings with the guidance of a professional photographer.
102: Focal Length and Aperture
We’ll dispel the common misconceptions in photo education and teach you everything you should know about lenses, from focal length and exposure to perspective and depth of field.
103: Shutter Speed and Motion
Discover how to control your digital camera’s shutter to capture movement, freeze time, and eliminate blurry photos in our shutter speed workshop for beginners.
104: Metering Light and Focus
Find out how to interpret your digital camera’s exposure meter and apply it to your education of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO to take manually exposed photographs.
Our Toronto photography courses for beginners are suitable for all digital cameras capable of manual mode. We accept all brands of digital cameras that meet this requirement.
Yes. You can save $42 dollars ($294 vs $336) by booking our four introductory courses (Workshops 101, 102, 103, and 104) as a 4‑course Intro to Photography for Beginners bundle. Bundles are not schedule restricted and you may set your own pace of study.
The location of our classroom-free digital photography classes changes throughout the year, with the most up-to-date meeting place indicated on every course description page. Currently, we meet in front of The Royal Conservatory of Music (273 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1W2).
After registering for a photo course, you will receive an email confirming the precise meeting point. Sometimes, to ensure a better learning experience for everyone or to coordinate around a significant and interesting event, we may alter the meeting location after you have registered. If this happens, we will provide notice of at least 48 hours; the new site will be within 500 m of a subway station in or near the city centre.
You may cancel your registration and receive a full refund so long as your initially-scheduled photography course is no less than four weeks from the date of the request.
You may reschedule your enrollment once, no less than seven days from the date of your initially-schedule course.
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 photography workshop on a future date (pending availability).
Exposure Therapy’s Toronto-based photo courses are quite unique when compared to the traditional college academic photo programs in Canada. Typically, the academic courses offered by college programs involve a lengthy admission process and adherence to a strict schedule and substantial time commitments. For example, the photo program at Ryerson University is a four-year bachelor degree that requires students to take multiple unrelated electives. Some colleges offer students shorter photo programs, but the schedule is just as rigorous (example: every Saturday for two months).
Our approach to the photo program gives students the luxury of a concentrated education with hands-on classes and flexible scheduling that’s offered by traditional academic programs.
Our goal at Exposure Therapy is make photo education simple and accessible for all students. With that in mind, students don’t “apply” and there’s no “admission” process. To get into our classes, view our academic schedule above and select the courses that suit your needs and work with your schedule. Each of the photo classes in our program is up to 3 hours long.
Provided there is availability, you may register for any of our Toronto group photo classes for beginners up to midnight on the night before the class. If you can see a lesson in the calendar, it’s not too late to register.