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Toronto photography courses: learn in just two days or at your own pace.

Don’t let your camera’s auto mode ruin great moments. Expo­sure Ther­a­py will help you mas­ter your cam­era and learn the basics of pho­tog­ra­phy. Upgrade your skills to start con­fi­dent­ly using man­u­al mode in only two days or at your own pace.

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Advantages of Exposure Therapy’s photography courses


Toronto photography courses

Smallest class sizes

Our group class­es are lim­it­ed to 5 participants—the small­est in Toron­to. You’ll get ded­i­cat­ed atten­tion, more time for ques­tions, and help with your cam­era.

Toronto photography classes

Overseen by a single instructor

Since one instruc­tor teach­es every class in the pro­gram, you’ll ben­e­fit from a con­sis­tent learn­ing expe­ri­ence.

Toronto photography lessons

Learn at your own pace

Learn pho­tog­ra­phy at a pace that’s right for you: immerse your­self over the week­end or over a month—it’s up to you.

Toronto photography workshops

 Taught by a working pro

Your instruc­tor is a work­ing pro with in-depth knowl­edge of cur­rent trends, equip­ment, and soft­ware.

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Toronto photography courses for beginners

Beginner Courses

Photography courses

101: Camera Basics

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Auto­mat­ic mode let­ting you down? Feel­ing intim­i­dat­ed by the set­tings and but­tons? Join us to dis­cov­er your camera’s basic set­tings with the guid­ance of a pro­fes­sion­al pho­tog­ra­ph­er.

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102: Focal Length & Aperture

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We’ll dis­pel the com­mon mis­con­cep­tions and teach you every­thing you should know about lens­es, from focal length and expo­sure to per­spec­tive and depth of field.

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103: Shutter Speed & Motion

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Learn how to use your camera’s shut­ter to cap­ture move­ment, freeze time, and elim­i­nate blur­ry pho­tos in our shut­ter speed work­shop.

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104: Metering Light & Focus

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Learn to inter­pret your camera’s expo­sure meter and com­bine it with your knowl­edge of shut­ter speed, aper­ture, and ISO to take man­u­al­ly exposed pho­tographs.


It was my first pho­tog­ra­phy course and first with Expo­sure Ther­a­py. It was a lot of fun…in a friend­ly, safe envi­ron­ment. Lots cov­ered and a lot of time is need­ed to put what I have learned into prac­tice. Thanks Paul.”

Kat­ja B.

Paul was great. While my needs and expec­ta­tions may not have been what he was expect­ing, he quick­ly adapt­ed based on my ques­tions and pro­vid­ed me with the knowl­edge I was look­ing for and helped me select appro­pri­ate default set­tings for my cam­era. I would rec­om­mend him.”

Nina Y.

Paul was a fan­tas­tic teacher! He is pas­sion­ate in what he does and in teach­ing. He took the time to prop­er­ly explain every­thing and mak­ing sure every­one was on track before mov­ing onto the next les­son. HIGHLY rec­om­mend Paul as a teacher!!”

Urszu­la S

Paul was very infor­ma­tive and could eas­i­ly explain the basics about a cam­era to the aver­age con­sumer. He made myself and my class­mates real­ly under­stand all the basic func­tions which gave us greater under­stand­ing of image results. I am real­ly look­ing for­ward to com­plet­ing the course today and shoot­ing more!”

Amy M.

Paul was a very knowl­edge­able teacher, he paced the class to our speed, did a great job ensur­ing that we all under­stood the con­tent, […] and encour­aged ques­tions. I liked how the first half was the­o­ry and the sec­ond half was out­side try­ing every­thing we had just learned. Great class and teacher. Thanks!”

Mike S.

Paul was great! He real­ly takes his time to make sure that you under­stand what he is teach­ing. He’s very knowl­edge­able and explains things in a way that a begin­ner like myself can under­stand.”

Joshua J.



Join the 100s of begin­ners who’ve improved their pho­tog­ra­phy with Expo­sure Ther­a­py.

Work­shop 101: Cam­era Basics

Sat­is­fac­tion guar­an­teed

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Common Questions

Is my cam­era suit­able for your work­shops?

Our Toron­to pho­tog­ra­phy cours­es are suit­able for all dig­i­tal cam­eras capa­ble of man­u­al mode. We accept all brands of dig­i­tal cam­eras that meet this require­ment.

Do you have bun­dle dis­counts?

Yes. To take advan­tage of bun­dle pric­ing, pro­ceed with the check­out process for Work­shop 101. After select­ing your pre­ferred date and time, the order sys­tem will offer Work­shops 102, 103, and 104 for pur­chase at the dis­count­ed rate.

Please sched­ule the bun­dled pho­tog­ra­phy cours­es in the cor­rect chrono­log­i­cal order.

Where are the pho­tog­ra­phy cours­es locat­ed?

The loca­tion of our class­room-free 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 class, 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.

What’s your can­cel­la­tion pol­i­cy?

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.

What’s your 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 pho­tog­ra­phy work­shop on a future date (pend­ing avail­abil­i­ty).