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Edmonton Photography Courses

Join us in Edmonton for our interactive and hands on photography courses!

Courses offered in Edmonton

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).

Digital I Photography Course Date Options

Time:  10am – 4pm on just one day

Location:  Alberta Legislature Grounds (April – October),

Royal Alberta Museum (October – April)

October November December
Sat. Oct 5

Sun. Oct 20

Sat. Nov 2

Sun. Nov 17

Sat. Dec 7

 

January (2020) February March
Sat. Jan 18
Sun. Feb 2
Sat. Feb 15
Sun. Mar 1
Sat. Mar 14

 

April May June
Sun. Apr 5
Sat. Apr 18
Sun. May 3
Wed. May 6
Sat. May 16
Sun. May 31
Sat. Jun 13
Sun. Jun 28

 

Digital II Photography Course Dates

Time:  10am – 4pm on just one day

Location:  U of A Botanical Gardens (April – October), Art Gallery of Alberta (October – April)

Upcoming Dates:
Sat. Nov 23 – CLOSED

Sun. Dec 8

Sun. Jan 26, 2020

Sat. Feb 8

Sun. Mar 15

Sat. Apr 4

Sun. Apr 26

Thu. May 7

Sun. May 17

Sat. Jun 6

Digital III Photography Course Date Options

Time:  10am – 4pm on just one day

Location:  UofA Botanical Gardens (April – October only)

Upcoming Dates:
Sun. Oct 13

Sun. Apr 19, 2020

Sat. May 23

Sun. Jun 14

People Photography Course Date Options

Time:  10am – 4pm on just one day

Location:  Alberta Legislature Grounds (April – October), Art Gallery of Alberta (October – April)

Upcoming Dates:
Sun. Oct 27

Sun. Nov 24 – CLOSED

Sun. Feb 23, 2020

Sat. Apr 25

Sun. Jun 7

Night Photography Course Date Options

Time:  8pm – 12am on just one day

Location:  Alberta Legislature Grounds (April – October only)

Upcoming Dates:
Fri. May 1, 2020

Fri. May 29

Fri. Jun 19

Lightroom Photo-Editing Course Dates

Time:  10am – 4pm on just one day

Location:  Tabletop Cafe 2.0 (April – October), City Arts Centre (October – April)

Upcoming Dates:
Sat. Oct 19

Sun. Dec 15

Sun. Feb 9, 2020

Sat. Mar 21

Sat. May 2

Flash & Indoor Photography Workshop Dates

Time:  6pm – 9pm on just one day

Location:  TBA

Dates:

Wed. Oct 30, 2019

Thu. Mar 19, 2020

Thu. Jun 18

Lightroom II Workshop Dates

Time:  6pm – 9pm on just one day

Location: TBA

Dates:

Wed. Nov 13, 2019

Thu. Mar 26, 2020

Thu. Jun 11

Some of our amazing locations

We take great pride in holding our courses in amazing locations around the city. Here are just a few:

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Alberta Legislature Grounds

Courses held here: Digital I (summer), Night Photography

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Muttart Conservatory

Courses held here: Digital II, People

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Royal Alberta Museum

Courses held here: Digital I & Digital II (winter)

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Art Gallery of Alberta

Art Gallery of Alberta

Courses held here: Digital I & People

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U of A Botanical Gardens

UofA Botanic Gardens

Courses held here: Digital III - Summer

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Edmonton Valley Zoo

Edmonton Valley Zoo

Courses held here: Digital II - Winter

More About Our Amazing Edmonton Locations

It's all about location! And we have some of the best, most interesting, most photographic spots to run our courses in. Read more!

Edmonton is home to some of our favourite Photography Course locations. In this fair city we have some of Alberta’s best sights to choose from, and we just love taking our students to see some of the best spots!

In Edmonton, our Digital I Beginner Photography course takes place at the iconic Alberta Legislature grounds during summer, from April through mid-October. Once the weather cools off, we head indoors to the Royal Alberta Museum from October through to mid-April. Both of these locations are perfect for 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.

For our Digital II Action & Composition Photography course we use the Muttart Conservatory. This is an incredible location for our students to learn the finer art of composition and how to look for and use beautiful lighting situations. The grounds that the Conservatory resides on provide the perfect place to explore action photography and embrace the challenge of capturing the perfect sunstar.

For our Digital III – Landscapes & Travel Photography course we head a little out of town to the gorgeous UofA Botanical Gardens south of Edmonton. These gorgeous and sprawling grounds provide the perfect backdrop to learn more about the art of landscape and nature photography, with flowing water, blooming flowers and amazing vistas this is the perfect outing for a photography course.

Our People Photography course takes place year round again in Edmonton’s beautiful Muttart Conservatory. In this fantastic and hands on course you will learn all about the art of portrait photography, from posing individuals and groups, to maximizing the use of natural light. You will find many tips and tricks here that will set you up for taking gorgeous portrait images – all with the backdrop of the gardens of the Muttart.

Our Night Photography course in Edmonton heads back to the Alberta Legislature Grounds. With so much beauty to explore in this area 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.

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? Check out our favourite resources below.

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).