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)
|Sat. Oct 12
Sun. Oct 27
|Sat. Nov 9
Sun. Nov 17
|Sat. Dec 7|
|Sat. Jan 18||
Sun. Feb 2
Sat. Feb 15
Sun. Mar 8
Wed. Mar 11
Sat. Mar 28
Sun. Apr 5
Wed. Apr 15
Sat. Apr 25
Sun. May 10
Tue. May 19
Sat. May 30
Mon. Jun 8
Sun. Jun 14
Sat. Jun 27
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)
|Sun. Oct 13
Sat. Nov 16
Sun. Dec 8
Sat. Jan 25, 2020
Sun. Feb 16
Thu. Mar 12
Sat. Mar 21
Thu. Apr 16
Sun. Apr 26
Wed. May 20
Sat. May 23
Tue. Jun 9
Sun. Jun 28
Some of our amazing locations
We take great pride in holding our courses in amazing locations around the city. Here are just a few:
Courses held here: Digital I (summer)
Rotary Centre for the Arts
Courses held here: Digital I - Winter, Digital II - Winter, People - Winter
Courses held here: Digital II - Summer, People - Summer
Kelowna Art Gallery
Courses held here: Digital II - Winter
Kelowna City Park
Courses held here: Digital II - Summer, People
Okanagan Heritage Museum
Courses held here: Digital I - Winter
Knox Mountain Park
Courses held here: Digital III
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 – Action & Composition 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).