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Kelowna Courses

Join us in Kelowna for our interactive and hands on photography courses. From beginner to professional, our Kelowna offerings have you covered. See what's on offer below!

Courses offered in Kelowna

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:  Dolphin’s Statue (April – October),

Okanagan Heritage Museum (October – April)

dates are tentative due to possible COVID-19 updates

 

April May June
Sat. Jun 20

 

July August September
Sun. Jul 5

Sat. Jul 18

Sat. Aug 8

Sun. Aug 23

Sun. Sep 6

Mon. Sep 14

Sat. Sep 26

 

October November December
Sun. Oct 4

Sat. Oct 17

Sun. Nov 8

Sat. Nov 21

Sat. Dec 12

 

Digital II Photography Course Dates

Time:  10am – 4pm on just one day

Location:  Kasugai Gardens and Waterfront (April – October),

Rotary Centre for the Arts (October – April)

Upcoming Dates:

dates are tentative due to possible COVID-19 updates

Sat. Jun 27

Sun. Jul 19

Sat. Aug 29

Sun. Sep 13

Tue Sep 15

Sat. Oct 10

Sun. Nov 22

Sun. Dec 13

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Digital III Photography Course Date Options

Time:  10am – 4pm on just one day

Location:  Knox Mountain Park (April – October only)

Upcoming Dates:
dates are tentative due to possible COVID-19 updates

Sun. Jun 28

Sat. Aug 15
Sat. Sep 12

People Photography Course Date Options

Time:  10am – 4pm on just one day

Location:  Dolphin’s Statue (April – October), Okanagan Heritage Museum (October – April)

Upcoming Dates:
dates are tentative due to possible COVID-19 updates

Sat. Jul 11
Sun. Aug 30
Sat. Sep 19
Sun. Nov 15

Night Photography Course Date Options

Time:  8pm – 12am on just one day

Location:  Quail’s Gate Winery (April – October only)

Upcoming Dates:
dates are tentative due to possible COVID-19 updates

Fri. Jun 12

Fri Jul 10
Fri. Aug 7
Fri. Sep 4
Fri. Oct 2

Lightroom Photo-Editing Course Dates

Time:  10am – 4pm on just one day

Location: Possible remote delivery due to COVID-19 restrictions

Upcoming Dates:

dates are tentative due to possible COVID-19 updates

Sun. Jul 12
Sat. Oct 3
Sun. Dec 6

Flash & Indoor Photography Workshop Dates

Time:  6pm – 9pm on just one day

Location:  TBA

Dates:

dates are tentative due to possible COVID-19 updates

Sun. Jun 14
Sun. Oct 18

Lightroom II Workshop Dates

Time:  6pm – 9pm on just one day

Location: TBA

Dates:

dates are tentative due to possible COVID-19 updates

Sat. Jul 25
Sun. Oct 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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Waterfront Park

Waterfront Park

Courses held here: Digital I (summer)

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Rotary Centre for the Arts

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Courses held here: Digital I - Winter, Digital II - Winter, People - Winter

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Kasugai Gardens

Kasugai Gardens

Courses held here: Digital II - Summer, People - Summer

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Kelowna Art Gallery

Kelowna Art Gallery

Courses held here: Digital II - Winter

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Kelowna City Park

Kelowna City Park

Courses held here: Digital II - Summer, People

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Okanagan Heritage Museum

Okanagan Heritage Museum

Courses held here: Digital I - Winter

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Knox Mountain Park

Knox Mountain Park

Courses held here: Digital III

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Quail's Gate

Courses held here: Night

More About Our Amazing Kelowna 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!

Kelowna provides the most spectacular backdrop for our hands-on Photography Courses. With so many fantastic locations to choose from, you will rarely see the same thing twice.

Our Digital I – Beginner Photography course has two locations depending on the seasons. From April through October we take advantage of the gorgeous Kelowna waterfront area by strolling through Waterfront Park. Meeting at the Dolphin’s statue, we have a wonderful backdrop for learning about aperture, shutter speed, ISO, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual Mode, depth of field, white balance, composition and lens selection and distortion and compression. During winter we take this photography course indoors to the Okanagan Heritage Museum. Here we get the chance to practice the same concepts in a warm, dry setting that has lots of great photography subjects!

Our Digital II – Motion & Light photography course takes place at the Rotary Centre for the Arts during winter (just look at that lobby!), and outdoors at Kasugai Gardens during summer. Each location is perfect for exploring action photography and discovering how to up your composition game by looking for, and using your camera to capture, unique and interesting light. Learn how to perfect your natural lighting game and capture that perfect sunstar.

Our Digital III – Landscapes & Travel photography course takes you to a few wonderful location sites – such as Knox Mountain Park for some spectacular views, Mill Creek Regional Park, to spend some time by the water, and when the occasion fits, a short stop at a local winery to capture the vineyards. These locations provide wonderfully varied scenes for you to learn how to capture varied and interesting landscape compositions, learn how to use filters, and what goes into making an HDR image. You’ll have a great time and get the chance to explore your local area too!

For our People Photography course you will be back at the Kasugai gardens during summer and off to the Rotary Arts Centre again during winter. These locations provide wonderful backdrops to learn all about the art of portrait photography – from posing, to using natural light to capture the best portrait image.

Our Night Photography course takes you to the vineyards at Quail’s Gate, overlooking the valley. Here you’ll be able to master the art of capturing long exposure images, as well as be able to play with light painting, light trails, zoom lines and more!

And our final core course, our Lightroom Photo-Editing course takes place at one of a number of amazing coffee shops in the Kelowna area. This is our only seated course and rather than use a classroom, we always aim to have you in a great location to enjoy some delicious eats and drinks while working your way through the Adobe Lightroom software, from importing to organizing, and editing to exporting.

Want to take all 6 of these fantastic courses? Make sure you check out our fantastic Ultimate Bundle and get your hands on some great savings.

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).