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It's about your journey

It's about learning to use your camera so you never miss the moment again - whatever that moment may be. 


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Calgary Photography Courses

If you are looking for a truly unique experience that brings out the best in every one of our students, we encourage you to try out one of our photography courses.  Our hands-on, practical learning style is supported by science as one of the most effective ways to learn a new skill (Check out some of the resources we have used to design our courses here).

Upcoming Course Dates

CALGARY

  • digital i

  • digital ii

  • digital iii

  • People

  • Night

  • Lightroom

  • Flash

  • lightroom ii

  • other advanced workshops

Digital I - Beginner Photography Course - Course Date Options

CALGARY

Please Note: due to Covid, during fall 2020/winter2021, this course will be run as a 3-hour private session.

Time: 10am - 4pm on just one day

Location: Eau Claire (April - October), Heritage Park (October - April)

Upcoming Dates:

Sat. Apr 10, 2021

Sun. Apr 25, 2021

Sun. May 2, 2021

Sat. May 15, 2021

Sun. Jun 6, 2021 - CANMORE

Sat. Jun 19, 2021

Sun. Jul 4, 2021

Sat. Jul 17, 2021

Sat. Aug 7, 2021 - CANMORE

Sun, Aug 22, 2021

Sun. Sep 12, 2021

Sat. Sep 25, 2021

It's all about location!

We have some of the best, most interesting, most photographic spots to run our courses in. Read more!

We love Calgary for our Photography Courses. There are so many fantastic locations to choose from in this wonderful city, and we are so thrilled to be able to take our students to some of our favourites.

Our Digital I – Beginner Photography course takes place in two locations depending on the seasons. From April through to mid-October our courses take place in the Eau Claire / Princes Island Park area. This area is perfect for our students to practice all of the techniques they will learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO, Aperture and Shutter Priority, Manual Mode, depth of field, composition, lens selection and so much more. During winter, our students are lucky enough to have an amazing hands-on photography class in the warmth of Gasoline Alley at Heritage Park.

Our Digital II – Motion & Light Photography course takes place at the Calgary Zoo year round. This is an amazing location for our students to learn more about action photography (who doesn’t love capturing penguins in the penguin plunge!!) and composition. We get to use the gorgeous filtered light of the exhibits to explore exposure compensation, to capture beautiful spotlight style photos and to enjoy the challenge of capturing the perfect sunstar.

Canmore provides the perfect backdrop for our Digital I – Beginner Photography course in Canmore as well as our Digital III – Landscapes & Travel Photography course. We get the chance to explore downtown, the river, meandering falls, spectacular lakes, and awe-inspiring mountain scenes.

Our People Photography course takes place either in the warmth of Gasoline Alley again or during summer in the beautiful and varied landscape that is Fish Creek Park. Both locations provide so many wonderful opportunities to explore the art form of posing, communicating and using natural light during photo-shoots. This course is really your perfect first step into the world of Portrait Photography.

During our Night Photography course you’ll be exploring some of Calgary’s fantastic downtown energy – with stops such as the Peace Bridge, or the Wonderland statue (the enormous head outside the Bow Building), you will have so much fun being able to discover incredible night photography techniques such as light trails, light painting and of course spectacularly clear long exposures.

The last of our 6 core courses is a little more stationary… Our Lightroom Photo-Editing class takes place in one of a number of great venues that allows us to sit, eat, drink and (of course) spend the day editing on our computers. It is with the support of amazing organizations such as the Calgary Library and ActionEdge Business Coaching that we can run our full day photo-editing course.

Want to take all of these courses? Make sure you check out our Ultimate Bundle to see what amazing savings you can enjoy.

Where do we get our unique style from?

From research! We have carefully designed our courses to provide the best and most effective learning to all of our students – and we’ve done this by looking at the best research regarding teaching methods. Want to read where we got some of our ideas from? Here are just a few of our favourite resources regarding teaching theory:

  • Deans for Impact (2015). The Science of Learning. Austin, TX: Deans for Impact,
  • Principles of Instruction (2010), Barak Rosenshine, International Academy of Education, American Educator,
  • Cognitive Load Theory: Research that teachers really need to understand (2017), NSW Centre for Education Statistics & Evaluation,
  • Putting Students on the Path to Learning, A Case for Fully Guided Instruction (2012), Richard E. Clark, Paul A. Kirschner & John Sweller, American Educator).