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IMPORTANT FALL / WINTER 2020 PROGRAMMING UPDATE

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IMPORTANT UPDATE

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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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).

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Digital I Photography Course Date Options

Time:  10am – 4pm on just one day

Location:  Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens (April – October),

Centennial Park Conservatory (October – April)

dates are tentative due to possible COVID-19 updates

 

July August September
Sun. Aug 23 Sat. Sep 12

Sun. Sep 20

 

October November December
Sun. Oct 4

Sat. Oct 24

Sat. Nov 7

Sun. Nov 22

Sat. Dec 5

 

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Digital II Photography Course Dates

Time:  10am – 4pm on just one day

Location: Adamson Estates (April – October), Centennial Park Conservatory (October – April)

 

Upcoming Dates:

dates are tentative due to possible COVID-19 updates

Sun. Jul 19

Sat. Aug 29

Sat. Sep 26

Sun. Oct 25

Sat. Nov 28

Sun. Dec 13

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Digital III Photography Course Date Options

Time:  10am – 4pm on just one day

Location:  Hilton Falls & Mount Nemo Conservation Area (April – October only)

** Please note there is considerable walking involved in this day.

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

Sat. Aug 15
Sun. Sep 27
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People Photography Course Date Options

Time:  10am – 4pm on just one day

Location:  Lakeside Park (April – October), Royal Botanical Garden (October – April)

 

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

Sun. Aug 30
Sat. Oct 17
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Night Photography Course Date Options

Time:  8pm – 12am on just one day

Location:  Kariya Park (April – October only)

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

Fri. Aug 7
Fri. Sep 4
Fri. Sep 25
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Lightroom Photo-Editing Course Dates

Time:  10am – 4pm on just one day

Locations: Possible remote delivery due to COVID-19 restrictions

Upcoming Dates:

dates are tentative due to possible COVID-19 updates

Sun. Jul 12

Sat. Sep 5
Sun. Oct 4
Sat. Dec 19
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Flash & Indoor Photography Workshop Dates

Time:  1pm – 4pm on just one day

Location:  TBA

Dates:

dates are tentative due to possible COVID-19 updates

Sat. Sep 19

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Lightroom II Workshop Dates

Time:  1pm – 4pm on just one day

Location: TBA

Dates:

dates are tentative due to possible COVID-19 updates

Sun. Oct 18
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Brueck Rhododendron Gardens
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Centennial Park Conservatory
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Adamson Estates
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Crawford Lake
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Kariya Park
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Mississauga is one of the GTA’s most underrated photography areas, and we just love the variety and quality of locations here to run our photography courses in!

Our Digital I – Beginner Photography course takes place in two different locations depending on the season and the weather. During summer we run our classes in the gorgeous Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens. This wonderfully colourful backdrop provides the perfect space to learn all about shutter speed, aperture, ISO, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual Mode, depth of field, composition, lens selection, distortion & compression. In winter, we head indoors to the Centennial Park Conservatory, where we have a warm, dry backdrop to run this fantastic hands-on photography course.

Our Digital II – Motion & Light photography course heads down to the Adamson Estate during summer. Here we take advantage of fresh air and warm breezes while we learn all about action photography and composition using light. We explore exposure compensation, directional light and spotlighting as well as set ourselves the challenge of capturing the perfect sunstar! During the colder month’s we head back indoors to the Centennial Park Conservatory and explore this area with a whole new set of skills.

Our Digital III – Landscapes & Travel Photography course heads a little out of town to some of the region’s most beautiful sights. We start this course at the gorgeous Hilton Falls, where our students get the chance to practice long exposure photography using filters. From here we head up to the lookouts at Mount Nemo Conservation Area to practice a wide variety of fantastic compositional techniques. This is a beautiful course and a great way to get out and explore your local area!

For our People Photography course, we head back to the Bruecker Rhododendron Gardens as those flower beds and benches provide the perfect backdrop to learn how to pose, organize and use natural light to capture the perfect portrait image. Winter takes us back indoors again to the always lovely Centennial Park Conservatory!

Our Night Photography course takes place at the lovely Kariya Park – a Japanese inspired garden right near the centre of Mississauga. Here you will have the chance to explore everything great about night photography, from capturing crystal clear long exposure images, to having fun with light trails and light painting. This is a great location to explore the beauty of night photography!

The final of our 6 core courses, our Lightroom Photo-Editing course is one of the only stationary courses we offer. This course takes place in one of the many gorgeous cafe’s we’ve organized to run this day out of. We always choose an interesting location with plenty of food and drink to keep you well fed and hydrated throughout the entire day.

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.

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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).