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Calgary Photography Courses

Digital I

 

Welcome to the amazing world of Photography. That camera that you’re holding in your hands has amazing power and potential. At Learn Photography Canada, we help you achieve that potential and gain full control of the camera, lenses and electronics. In one-day of our hands-on beginner photography course, we will show you just how amazing your camera is, and to use it to create amazing photographs and capture those special memories.

Our Digital I beginner photography course is fantastic. Hands-on, interactive and above all else, fun; our dedicated instructors will show you simple tips and photographic techniques that will have you amazed at the photographic results. The theme of our Digital I beginner photography course is “controlling your camera” and that’s exactly what you learn to do. Using simple tips and photographic techniques our expert instructors will guide you on how to move from that automatic setting to a more manual one and understand why you’re doing it.

COST: $245+GST – Buy a Package and Save

 

 

Details

CALGARY SUMMER: (April – October)

Time: 9am – 4pm

Location: Downtown Calgary – meeting at Eau Claire underneath the windmill in the small water park

 

CALGARY WINTER: (October – April)

– Time: 10am – 4pm

– Location: Heritage Park – 1900 Drive SW – meeting just inside the entrance to Gasoline Alley

 

CANMORE SUMMER: (May – September)

Time: 9am – 4pm

Location: Downtown Canmore – meeting at the North West Mounted Police Barracks 609 8 St, Canmore, AB T1W 2B1

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED: 

EVERYTHING!

– Admission to our amazing locations

– 6 to 7 hours of personalized tuition plus hours of support through our Alumni Group & Events

– A delicious lunch & snacks

– Course notes

– Small class sizes (capped at 10) AND

– Endless ongoing support.

 

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– Camera Requirements: You will need a camera that has a “manual mode”. So a full DSLR, or a bridge camera, or a mirrorless camera is fine. You do not need to have detachable lenses. What if I don’t have a camera? We can rent you one for the day for free – just let us know and we’ll make sure we put one in for you!

– Knowledge Requirements: NONE! We mean truly, none. If you know how to turn your camera on that’s great.

– Instructors: Learn more about our incredible instructors here.

– What to bring: Camera (with one lens), bottle of water, fully charged camera battery (and a spare if you have one), empty memory card (you’ll be taking HUNDREDS of photos on the day).

– Ongoing support: We pride ourselves on providing the very best ongoing support in the industry. This means that any time of day or night we will be available to answer your questions. Forgot what aperture you need to get a beautiful depth of field – drop us an email or give us a call and we’ll walk you through it again. We’re here to help you figure this out!

 

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

– Fundamentals of Photography

– Aperture, shutter speed and ISO and how they work

– Camera modes

– Depth of field

– Low light photography

– White balance

– Lens selection

– Equipment selection

– Distortion & compression

– Composition

– And much, much more!

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Digital II

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“Tell Your Story.’ That’s the theme on which we designed our brand new Digital II course from the ground up, and what our students are going to learn how to do in spades in this comprehensive course. The course teaches students how to recognize, evaluate and capture amazing works of art using simple, but extremely effective camera techniques that we teach. Our Digital II course is designed to be taken after our Digital I beginner SLR course.

Our fantastic instructors provide simple and practical tips to turn regular snapshots into amazing photos. We put you through a battery of hands-on practice sessions so you can truly understand what ingredients make a great photograph and more importantly, how to get it.

Are you looking to further develop your photography skills and unleash your inner artist? Our Digital II is all that and a box of film. We promise you will not be disappointed with this one-of-a-kind and outstanding course.

COST: $245+GST – Buy a Package and Save

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TIME & LOCATION:

– Time: 9am-4pm in Summer season (May – September) and 10am-4pm in Winter season (October – April).

– Location: Calgary Zoo (1300 Zoo Road NE). Meeting just inside the glass doors at the Northern Entrance.

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED: 

– EVERYTHING! 

– Admission to our amazing locations

– 6 to 7 hours of personalized tuition plus hours of support through our Alumni Group & Events

– A delicious lunch & snacks

– Course notes

– Small class sizes (capped at 10) AND

– Endless ongoing support.

 

MORE: 

– Camera Requirements: You will need a camera that has a “manual mode”. So a full DSLR, or a bridge camera, or a mirrorless camera is fine. You do not need to have detachable lenses. What if I don’t have a camera? We can rent you one for the day for free – just let us know and we’ll make sure we put one in for you!

– Knowledge Requirements: For this course, we ask that our participants have either taken Digital I, or have equivalent knowledge. The question we will ask you is how comfortable you are using “Manual” mode. If the answer is “pretty comfortable” and you know how to manipulate your aperture, ISO and shutter speed then we would suggest you start at Digital II. If not, then we’d probably recommend beginning at Digital I. The foundations of photography are essential so we want to make sure you’re comfortable with this before moving on.

– Instructors: Learn more about our incredible instructors here.

– What to bring: Camera (with one lens), bottle of water, fully charged camera battery (and a spare if you have one), empty memory card (you’ll be taking HUNDREDS of photos on the day), any other lenses, reflector or external flash you’d like to try them out.

– Ongoing support: We pride ourselves on providing the very best ongoing support in the industry. This means that any time of day or night we will be available to answer your questions. Forgot what aperture you need to get a beautiful depth of field – drop us an email or give us a call and we’ll walk you through it again. We’re here to help you figure this out!

 

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

– Looking for light – how to find the perfect light

– Direction of light

– Exposure compensation

– Light contrast

– Light metering

– Sunstarring

– Hard vs soft light

– Composition

– Action photography

– Clearly capturing motion in all lighting situations

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People

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Learn Photography Canada is proud to relaunch our new and improved people photography course! When we originally put together the course, all the instructors and staff debated for many hours about what is people photography and how does it relate to modern day photography? How does an amazing cover people in Time magazine differ from a quick snap in Instagram with an applied filter? What and how were we going to teach this diverse form of photography?

Answer – go back to the basics. People photography is all about capturing the soul of somebody and those special moments in time. Our people photography course teaches students how to evaluate the moment and what it takes to make it special. Like a good memory, we take our time with our People course to make sure that students truly understand how to best capture those memories. Our people course is a must for anybody looking to get the best out of their photographs and capture their best memories.

COST: $245+GST – Buy a Package and Save

Details

TIME & LOCATION:

– Time: 10am-4pm

– Location: Heritage Park, Address 1900 Heritage Dr SW. Meeting just inside the entrance to Gasoline Alley.

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED: 

– EVERYTHING! 

– Admission to our amazing locations

– 6 hours of personalized tuition plus hours of support through our Alumni Group & Events

– A delicious lunch & snacks

– Course notes

– Small class sizes (capped at 10) AND

– Endless ongoing support.

 

MORE: 

– Camera Requirements: You will need a camera that has a “manual mode”. So a full DSLR, or a bridge camera, or a mirrorless camera is fine. You do not need to have detachable lenses. What if I don’t have a camera? We can rent you one for the day for free – just let us know and we’ll make sure we put one in for you!

– Knowledge Requirements:For this course, we ask that our participants have either taken Digital I, or have equivalent knowledge. The question we will ask you is how comfortable you are using “Manual” mode. If the answer is “pretty comfortable” and you know how to manipulate your aperture, ISO and shutter speed then we would say you will be able to get the most out of this course. If not, then we’d probably recommend beginning at Digital I. The foundations of photography are essential so we want to make sure you’re comfortable with this before moving on.

– Instructors: Learn more about our incredible instructors here.

– What to bring: Camera (with one lens), bottle of water, fully charged camera battery (and a spare if you have one), empty memory card (you’ll be taking HUNDREDS of photos on the day), any other lenses, reflector or external flash you’d like to try them out.

– Ongoing support: We pride ourselves on providing the very best ongoing support in the industry. This means that any time of day or night we will be available to answer your questions. Forgot what aperture you need to get a beautiful depth of field – drop us an email or give us a call and we’ll walk you through it again. We’re here to help you figure this out!

 

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

– Posing people and groups

– Communication with subjects for best, most flattering photos

– Continual focus

– Portrait tips & tricks

– Directional light

– Natural light

– Artificial light and what equipment to use

– Equipment selection for the budget and time conscious

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Night

When others go to bed, the best photographers know that evening and night time represent some of the best opportunities to create amazing photographs. This night photography course will leave you in awe of the fantastic pictures that you will be able to easily create. We teach you the most effective ways to take crystal clear city night photos, pictures of the moon and stars, and even how to capture the northern lights.

We even go one step further and bring fun tools to work with during our nighttime class. These toys include vintage flash bulbs, torches, sparklers and a whole host of other fantastic photographic tools to help you create and personalize your pictures. Ever wonder how to write your name on the photo without actually being there? Come and visit us and we’ll show you just how easy it can be.

The Night Photography course unleashes an amazing new world of possibilities for the avid photographer. We apologize for you not getting enough sleep after this course but you can thank us for the stunning images that you capture later :).

COST: $245+GST – Buy a Package and Save

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TIME & LOCATION:

– Time: 8pm – 12am (April – October only. Please contact us for winter dates / options).

– Location: Sien Lok Park (address Riverfront Avenue & 1 Street Southwest). Meet at the Memorial Cone in the park.

WHAT’S INCLUDED: 

– EVERYTHING! 

– An incredible walking tour of the city at night.

– 4 to 5 hours of personalized tuition plus hours of support through our Alumni Group & Events

– The coolest Night Photography tips ever!

– Snacks

– Course notes

– Small class sizes (capped at 10) AND

– Endless ongoing support.

MORE: 

– Camera Requirements: You will need a camera that has a “manual mode”. So a full DSLR, or a bridge camera, or a mirrorless camera is fine. You do not need to have detachable lenses. What if I don’t have a camera? We can rent you one for the day for free – just let us know and we’ll make sure we put one in for you!

– Knowledge Requirements:For this course, we ask that our participants have either taken Digital I, or have equivalent knowledge. The question we will ask you is how comfortable you are using “Manual” mode. If the answer is “pretty comfortable” and you know how to manipulate your aperture, ISO and shutter speed then we would say you will be able to get the most out of this course. If not, then we’d probably recommend beginning at Digital I. The foundations of photography are essential so we want to make sure you’re comfortable with this before moving on.

– Instructors: Learn more about our incredible instructors here.

– What to bring: Camera (with one lens), tripod, shutter release (optional, but very handy), a flashlight, bottle of water, fully charged camera battery (and a spare if you have one), an empty memory card (you’ll be taking HUNDREDS of photos through the evening), incredibly warm clothing (yes, it can get pretty cold out there!).

– Ongoing support: We pride ourselves on providing the very best ongoing support in the industry. This means that any time of day or night we will be available to answer your questions. Forgot what aperture you need to get a beautiful depth of field – drop us an email or give us a call and we’ll walk you through it again. We’re here to help you figure this out!

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

– How to take awesome photographs at night – what else really matters??

– Long exposures

– Sunsets

– Low light photography

– Flash modes

– Night portraits

– Physiograms

– Photographing the moon and stars

– Light painting

– Light writing

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Lightroom

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Organization nuts and perfectionists rejoice! Your saviour has arrived in the form of Adobe’s easy to use photo editing software, Lightroom. Lightroom combines the ability to organize volumes of photographs and make fantastic photo edits to them into one program. Are you drowning in a haphazardly named file system or can’t seem to make that special photo just perfect? Join us for our amazing Ligthroom course and never lose a photograph again!

The Learn Photography Canada Lightroom course is a hands-on session where students practice by editing all types of photographs. Examples include people, landscape, black and white, sepia toned amongst many others. Learn the true difference between raw and jpeg and find out how to tweak those pictures to bring them over the top. This all day course has students working and familiarizing themselves with Adobe Lightroom.

Be able to find your pictures and showcase your amazing photographs the way that they were meant to be seen. Sign up for our fantastic Lightroom course now.

COST: $245+GST – Buy a Package and Save

 

Details

TIME & LOCATION:

– Time: 10am – 4pm.

– Location: Loft 112 (#112, 535 8 Ave SE)

WHAT’S INCLUDED: 

– EVERYTHING! 

– A delicious lunch & snacks

– 6 hours of personalized tuition plus hours of support through our Alumni Group & Events!

– Course notes

– Small class sizes (capped at 10) AND

– Endless ongoing support.

 

MORE: 

– Computer Requirements: You will need a laptop, loaded with Lightroom (we will provide you with the link for the 30 day free download). If you don’t have a laptop then just let us know (with plenty of warning) and we will bring one for you!

– Knowledge Requirements: Simple computer skills are great, but you don’t need to have ever used Lightroom before.

– Instructors: Learn more about our incredible instructors here.

– What to bring: A computer (with Lightroom loaded on it already – instructions will follow once you’ve signed up), computer charger, external mouse or keyboard (if desired), selection of images to work on during the class.

– Ongoing support: We pride ourselves on providing the very best ongoing support in the industry. This means that any time of day or night we will be available to answer your questions. Forgot how to keyword, import or change the saturation of a photo? – drop us an email or give us a call and we’ll walk you through it again. We’re here to help you figure this out!

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

– Importing & exporting photographs

– Organizing in Lightroom

– Finding and sorting your photographs

– Using the map function

– Editing photographs

– Using the Develop Module

– Standard and complex editing functions

– Why Lightroom is one of the best organizing and editing programs out there.

Set-Up Assistance (offered outside of this course):

New to Lightroom? We offer set-up assistance! This is where we can help you to set-up your files in Lightroom and to ensure that you have the correct location for your catalogue, the best location for your file storage (usually an external hard-drive) and the best set-up for viewing and editing photos on multiple computers. Get in touch with us today for a quote.

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Private Tuition

Need some specific photography advice or looking for a touch-up lesson? Get one-on-one training with our private tuition course!

Private tuition sessions can be arranged at a time and place that is convenient for you, including the comfort of your own home or place of work. Normally we can cover the entire contents of a course over a 3-hour span. The best news of course, is that we can personally tailor the private session exactly to your needs and cover content specifically.

Prices start at $129/hr+GST with a minimum 3 hour commitment. We also have packages for couples, families and small groups.

Contact us to learn more about our private tuition products and what we can help you learn in photography!

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Calgary: (403) 970-2531
Email: calgary@cameracourses.ca