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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. 

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

Time: 10am - 4pm on just one day

Location: Eau Claire (April - October), Private 3-hour sessions (October - April)

Upcoming Dates:

October - March: Create Your Own Course Date (3-hour session)

Sun. Apr 10, 2022

Sat. Apr 23, 2022

Sun. May 8, 2022

Sat. May 28, 2022

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 the winter, we will organize private, outdoor 3-hour sessions with one-on-one instruction with our amazing instructors.

Our Digital II – Motion & Light Photography course takes place at the Baker Park. This is an amazing location for our students to learn more about action photography and composition, whether in our spring/summer group sessions, or during the winter in our 3-hour private sessions.

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 n the beautiful and varied landscape that is Fish Creek Park. This location provides 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 via Zoom, which allows you to attend this course from the comfort of your own home. We keep the class size small, so there will never be too many faces on your screen.

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).