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Learn Photography Canada offers the best hands-on photography courses in Edmonton. Our courses are tailored for beginners to learn the foundation of photography, as well as experienced photographers who are looking to increase their knowledge. We can take your understanding from a zero to a photography hero! Read more about our core 5 courses below, and be sure to look at our amazing Packages for incredible savings!

Digital I – Beginner Photography

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The Digital I beginner photography course is where it all starts.  Interested in taking amazing travel photographs to remember where you’ve been?  Or maybe you’re keen to capture those once-in-a-lifetime memories of your children growing up.  This is the place to start.

This introductory course is designed for people who are using their SLR camera in either “Auto”, the “P” setting or any of the automatic functions in the camera such as landscape, portrait of macro mode.  Whatever mode you’re using, we will show you how to better handle the camera and give you the power to express your artistic creativity in it’s best light.  By the end of the day you’ll be using terms like “aperture”, “shutter speed” and “ISO” fluently, understand what they mean and how they affect your overall picture.  Throughout the course we begin to touch on important topics such as how to best capture portraits of people, landscape and travel photography and a whole host of other photographic topics.

Details

COURSE COST: $220+GST – Buy a Package and Save (from only $55/month!).

TIME & LOCATION:

EDMONTON SUMMER: (April – October)

  • Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Location: Footbridge on the Alberta Legislature grounds – located in the waterworks section just a few hundred meters north of the building, but south of the visitor centre.
    • NOTE: Some classes may be held at Hawrelak Park – meeting at the Pavilion. Location will be confirmed in the registration confirmation email.

EDMONTON WINTER: (October – April)

  • Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Location: 11410 Kingsway Avenue NW – meeting at The Alberta Aviation Museum

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • EVERYTHING!
  • Admission to our amazing locations
  • 6 to 7 hours of personalized tuition, along with hours of support through our Alumni Group and Events
  • Delicious lunch and snacks
  • Course notes
  • Small class sizes (max. 10 people)
  • Constant ongoing support

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  • Camera Requirements: A camera with a “manual mode” setting, so a full DSLR, a bridge camera, or a mirrorless camera all work fine. You do not need to have detachable lenses. If you don’t have a camera already, do not worry. We can rent you one for free – just be sure to let us know before the course and we will put one in for you.
  • Knowledge Requirements: NONE! And we really mean it. If you already know how to turn on your camera, that’s a bonus.
  • Instructors: Learn more about our awesome instructors here.
  • What to bring: Camera (with one lens), a fully charged camera battery (a spare is always a good backup), empty memory card (you will be amazed at how many photos you take on the day), and a bottle of water.
  • Ongoing support: We are always there to help and answer any questions you may have, day or night. Did you forget what shutter speed to set your camera at to capture that perfect shot? Just send us an email or give us a call and we will help you understand it all again. We pride ourselves in having the best continuous support in this industry!

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 so much more!
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Digital II – Action & Composition

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Our Digital II course is perhaps our most eye-opening course, and designed to be the natural successor to our hands-on Digital I beginner photography course.  We take everything that you learn in the introductory course and refine the details to get that photo just so it’s perfect!  Have you ever wondered how those amazing photographs were taken in a magazine and why you can’t capture the same thing?  In this course you will learn to read the light, investigate the scene and refine your techniques so that you are able to see those scenes with the best potential.  Welcome to the art of photography.

Throughout the course you will cover topics such as appropriate exposure, evaluate the quality and direction of light, develop contrast and find those images that you can be particularly proud of.  Your professional instructors will work together with you to get those amazing photographs.  We guarantee that after this course you will be able to find and take those fantastic photographs that you can proudly display on your living room wall.

Our Digital II photography course is where you will start to begin to add the art into your photography.  Welcome to an elite group of photographers.

Details

COURSE COST: $220+GST – Buy a Package and Save (from only $55/month!).

TIME & LOCATION:

EDMONTON SUMMER: (April – October)

  • Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Location: Footbridge on the Alberta Legislature grounds – located in the waterworks section just a few hundred meters north of the building, but south of the visitor centre.
    • NOTE: Some classes may be held at Hawrelak Park – meeting at the Pavilion. Location will be confirmed in the registration confirmation email.

EDMONTON WINTER: (October – April)

  • Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Location: 11410 Kingsway Avenue NW – meeting at The Alberta Aviation Museum

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • EVERYTHING!
  • Learn photography at our amazing locations
  • 6 to 7 hours of personalized tuition, along with hours of support through our Alumni Group and Events
  • Delicious lunch and snacks
  • Course notes
  • Small class sizes (max. 10 people)
  • Constant ongoing support

MORE:

  • Camera Requirements: A camera with a “manual mode” setting, so a full DSLR, a bridge camera, or a mirrorless camera all work fine. You do not need to have detachable lenses. If you don’t have a camera already, do not worry. We can rent you one for free – just be sure to let us know before the course and we will put one in for you.
  • Knowledge Requirements: We ask for those looking to take this course to have already taken Digital I or have equivalent knowledge to it. What is considered “equivalent knowledge”? Well, if you are pretty comfortable using the manual mode on your camera and are able to properly use shutter speed, aperture and ISO, then we think you would do great in this course. If not, we suggest you begin with Digital I. We want you to be successful in every course you take here, so being comfortable with the foundations of photography is essential continuing on.
  • Instructors: Learn more about our awesome instructors here.
  • What to bring: Camera (with one lens), a fully charged camera battery (a spare is always a good backup), empty memory card (you will be amazed at how many photos you take on the day), any other lenses you have, a reflector or external flash (optional), and a bottle of water.
  • Ongoing support: We are always there to help and answer any questions you may have, day or night. Did you forget what shutter speed to set your camera at to capture that perfect shot? Just send us an email or give us a call and we will help you understand it all again. We pride ourselves in having the best continuous support in this industry!

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

  • How to find the perfect light for your shot
  • 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 Photography

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Portrait photography is one of our most popular courses and favourites to teach!  Throughout the entire day we teach you how to capture your subject in the best light.  The course covers a number of important areas such as posing, natural and artificial lighting, lens selection and a whole host of other important topics!  The instructors that will be teaching you have been classically trained in the art of portrait photography and have years of experience to help you bring out the soul of the subject being photographed.

During the course we begin to explore the many facets of lenses from different angles.  Learn Photography Canada also includes many light manipulation techniques and tools including reflectors, external flashes or even spot lights or panels to get those amazing shots that really capture somebody.  Hard and dramatic, or soft and beautiful – we teach it all to you.

Details

COURSE COST: $220+GST – Buy a Package and Save (from only $55/month!).

TIME & LOCATION:

EDMONTON SUMMER: (April – October)

  • Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Location: Footbridge on the Alberta Legislature grounds – located in the waterworks section just a few hundred meters north of the building, but south of the visitor centre.
    • NOTE: Some classes may be held at Hawrelak Park – meeting at the Pavilion. Location will be confirmed in the registration confirmation email.

EDMONTON WINTER: (October – April)

  • Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Location: 11410 Kingsway Avenue NW – meeting at The Alberta Aviation Museum

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • EVERYTHING!
  • Learn photography at our amazing locations
  • 6 hours of personalized tuition, along with hours of support through our Alumni Group and Events
  • Delicious lunch and snacks
  • Course notes
  • Small class sizes (max. 10 people)
  • Constant ongoing support

MORE:

  • Camera Requirements: A camera with a “manual mode” setting, so a full DSLR, a bridge camera, or a mirrorless camera all work fine. You do not need to have detachable lenses. If you don’t have a camera already, do not worry. We can rent you one for free – just be sure to let us know before the course and we will put one in for you.
  • Knowledge Requirements: We ask for those looking to take this course to have already taken Digital I or have equivalent knowledge to it. What is considered “equivalent knowledge”? Well, if you are pretty comfortable using the manual mode on your camera and are able to properly use shutter speed, aperture and ISO, then we think you would do great in this course. If not, we suggest you begin with Digital I. We want you to be successful in every course you take here, so being comfortable with the foundations of photography is essential continuing on.
  • Instructors: Learn more about our awesome instructors here.
  • What to bring: Camera (with one lens), a fully charged camera battery (a spare is always a good backup), empty memory card (you will be amazed at how many photos you take on the day), any other lenses you have, a reflector or external flash (optional), and a bottle of water.
  • Ongoing support: We are always there to help and answer any questions you may have, day or night. Did you forget what shutter speed to set your camera at to capture that perfect shot? Just send us an email or give us a call and we will help you understand it all again. We pride ourselves in having the best continuous support in this industry!

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

  • Posing people and groups
  • Communication with subjects for the best, most flattering photographs
  • Continual focus
  • Portrait tips and tricks
  • Directional light
  • Natural light
  • Artificial light, and what equipment to use for it
  • Equipment selection for the budget and time conscious
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Night Photography

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Our Night Photography course is one of our most popular and with good reason!  We only run this course 2-3 times each year when the weather is warm and our instructors are happy to spend ample amounts of time in the great outdoors.  Night Photography is one of our absolutely favourite courses to teach.  It’s one of the few photographic mediums that look better on picture than what the human eye can see.  What that means is that by using the correct techniques, you are able to create effects that nobody else has been able to create  – and that’s an art form in of itself.

Our photography instructors get absolutely giddy when they find out that they are teaching the night course.  We always bring several flashlight, sparklers, glow rods and an assortment of tools to make sure that you get the most out of shooting after the sun goes down.  Subjects that we cover include physiograms, light painting, startrails, and light trails.  This is of course combined with lots of hands-on practice in taking crystal-clear and beautiful night photographs of the Alberta Legislature.

Join us for one of our favourite courses.  We would love to see you there!

Details

COURSE COST: $220+GST – Buy a Package and Save (from only $55/month!).

TIME & LOCATION:

EDMONTON SUMMER: (April – October)

  • Time: 8:00pm – 12:00am
  • Location: Footbridge on the Alberta Legislature grounds – located in the waterworks section just a few hundred meters north of the building, but south of the visitor centre.

Please contact us for winter dates/options.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • EVERYTHING!
  • Learn photography with an amazing walking tour of the city at night
  • 4 to 5 hours of personalized tuition, along with hours of support through our Alumni Group and Events
  • Snacks
  • Course notes
  • Small class sizes (max. 10 people)
  • Constant ongoing support

MORE:

  • Camera Requirements: A camera with a “manual mode” setting, so a full DSLR, a bridge camera, or a mirrorless camera all work fine. You do not need to have detachable lenses. If you don’t have a camera already, do not worry. We can rent you one for free – just be sure to let us know before the course and we will put one in for you.
  • Knowledge Requirements: We ask for those looking to take this course to have already taken Digital I or have equivalent knowledge to it. What is considered “equivalent knowledge”? Well, if you are pretty comfortable using the manual mode on your camera and are able to properly use shutter speed, aperture and ISO, then we think you would do great in this course. If not, we suggest you begin with Digital I. We want you to be successful in every course you take here, so being comfortable with the foundations of photography is essential continuing on.
  • Instructors: Learn more about our awesome instructors here.
  • What to bring: Camera (with one lens), a fully charged camera battery (a spare is always a good backup), empty memory card (you will be amazed at how many photos you take on the day), a tripod, shutter release (optional, but handy), a flashlight, very warm clothing (it can get quite cold out there – the price for beautiful photography!), and a bottle of water.
  • Ongoing support: We are always there to help and answer any questions you may have, day or night. Did you forget what shutter speed to set your camera at to capture that perfect shot? Just send us an email or give us a call and we will help you understand it all again. We pride ourselves in having the best continuous support in this industry!

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

  • How to take breathtaking photographs at night
  • Long exposures
  • Sunsets
  • Low light photography
  • Flash modes
  • Night portraits
  • Physiograms
  • Photographing the moon and stars
  • Light painting
  • Light writing
Book Now!

Lightroom Photo Editing

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is the standard photo editing and organizing software for amateur and professional photographers alike!  ‘Lightroom’ (as the people in the know say) is a perfect blend of workflow, photo editing, cataloguing all wrapped in a very cost-effective and easy to use software.

Throughout the Learn Photography Canada Lightroom course, we teach you the many tricks and tips of the trade making photo organizing and edits easy and memorable.  Like all of our classes, the Lightroom course is hands-on and you will have the opportunity to work on a huge variety of photographs including portraits, landscapes, travel and family photographs.  You will also have ample time to work on your own photographs in class and ask our professional instructors on how to fix problems.

Lightroom is an essential tool for any budding or amateur photographer.  Come join us today to see the power of this amazing software.

Details

COURSE COST: $220+GST – Buy a Package and Save (from only $55/month!).

TIME & LOCATION:

EDMONTON SUMMER: (April – October)

  • Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Location: The Edmonton City Arts Centre (10943 – 84th Avenue NW)

EDMONTON WINTER: (October – April)

  • Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Location:  The Alberta Aviation Museum (11410 Kingsway Avenue NW)

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • EVERYTHING!
  • Learn photography at our amazing locations
  • 6 hours of personalized tuition, along with hours of support through our Alumni Group and Events
  • Delicious lunch and snacks
  • Course notes
  • Small class sizes (max. 10 people)
  • Constant ongoing support

MORE:

  • Computer Requirements: A laptop with Adobe Lightroom already installed – we can provide a link to a free 30 day trial. If you don’t have access to a laptop, please let us know – with plenty of warning – and we will bring one in for you!
  • Knowledge Requirements: Basic computer skills are ideal, but you do not need any previous experience using Lightroom or similar programs before.
  • Instructors: Learn more about our awesome instructors here.
  • What to bring: A laptop with Lightroom already installed (installation instructions will follow once you have signed up for the course), a laptop charger, an external mouse and/or keyboard (if desired), and a variety of photos to work on during the session.
  • Ongoing support: We are always there to help and answer any questions you may have, day or night. Did you forget how to import an image or change the brightness of a photo? Just send us an email or give us a call and we will help you understand it all again. We pride ourselves in having the best continuous support in this industry!

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

  • Why Adobe Lightroom is one of the best organizing and editing programs out there
  • Importing and 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

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

Are you new to Adobe Lightroom? We can help with set-up! We can help you set-up your files in Lightroom to create the ideal location for your catalogue, find the best location for storing your files (typically an external hard-drive), and arranging the best set-up for editing and viewing photographs when using multiple computers. Get in touch with us today for a quote.

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Private Tuition – One-on-One or Small Groups

Do you have a specific area of photography that you want advice on, or just need a quick lesson to brush up on your skills? Sign up for our one-on-one lessons under our private tuition course!

The time and location of these private sessions can be arranged where and when it is convenient for you – we can even come to your home or workplace! Due to the private nature of the sessions, we are able to personally tailor them specific content and areas of photography of your choosing. If you are having difficulty understanding how to correctly adjust the aperture setting, we can spend as much time as you like on it until you have fully grasped the concept. Typically we can cover the entire contents of a course in a condensed 3-hour session, but we can focus on specific areas photography if that is what you would prefer.

Prices start at $129/hr, for up to 3 people, with a minimum of a 2 hour session.

Please contact us to learn more about our private tuition products, and how we can help you become a pro at photography!

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