Join us in Ottawa for our interactive and hands on photography courses. Learn to capture the moments that are special in your life!
Courses offered in Ottawa
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 (date options below)
Location: Maman Statue (April – October),
National Gallery of Canada (October – April)
|Sat. Jan 18
Sun. Jan 26
|Sat. Feb 8
Sun. Feb 23
|Sat. Mar 7
Sun. Mar 15
Sat. Mar 28
|Sun. Apr 5
Sat. Apr 18
Wed. Apr 29
|Sun. May 3
Sat. May 9
Sun. May 24
|Sat. Jun 6
Sun. Jun 14
Mon. Jun 22
Sat. Jun 27
|Sun. Jul 5
Sat. Jul 18
Thu. Jul 23
|Sat. Aug 1
Sun. Aug 9
Sat. Aug 22
|Sun. Sep 6
Sat. Sep 12
|Sun. Oct 4
Sat. Oct 17
Sun. Oct 25
|Sat. Nov 7
Sun. Nov 22
|Sat. Dec 5
Sat. Dec 12
Digital II Photography Course Dates
Time: 10am – 4pm on just one day
Location: Confederation Park (April – October), National Gallery (October – April)
|Sat. Feb 15 – CLOSED
Sun. Mar 8
Sat. Apr 25
Thu. Apr 30
Sun. May 17
Sat. Jun 13
Tue. Jun 23
Sun. Jul 12
Fri. Jul 24
Sat. Aug 8
Sun. Sep 13
Sat. Oct 10
Sun. Nov 8
Sat. Nov 21
Sun. Dec 13
Some of our amazing locations
We take great pride in holding our courses in amazing locations around the city. Here are just a few:
Maman Statue and Surrounds
Courses held here: Digital I - Summer
National Gallery of Canada
Courses held here: Digital I - Winter, People - Winter
Confederation Park and Surrounds
Courses held here: Digital II - Summer
Canadian Museum of History
Courses held here: Digital II - Winter
Courses held here: Digital III
Jacques Cartier Park
Courses held here: People - Summer
Courses held here: Night Photography
More About Our Amazing Ottawa 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!
We love running our Photography Courses in Ottawa! Canada’s capital city is so full of amazing museums and galleries that we are spoiled for choice.
Our Digital I – Beginner Photography course takes place year round at and around the National Gallery of Canada. This unique and incredible location provides a gorgeous mix of outdoor splendour in the surrounding gardens, and architectural interest in the Gallery itself. It’s the perfect place to learn all about the foundations of photography, including aperture, shutter speed, ISO, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual Mode, depth of field, white balance, composition, lens selection, compression and distortion. Depending on the weather you will find a mix of enjoyable outdoor activities and / or some great indoor ones.
Our Digital II – Motion & Light photography course takes place in the same area. The Gallery provides the perfect backdrop to learn all about action photography and start discovering how light plays an incredibly important role in composition. You will be able to experiment with exposure compensation, directional light, natural light portraits, spotlighting and sun stars.
Our Digital II – Landscapes & Travel photography course heads to a few of Ottawa’s incredible local landscape scenes. Starting at the gorgeous Hogs Back Falls, you will learn all about the art of long daytime exposures using filters. Moving on through the day you will head down to the Dominion Arboretum and wander through the hectares of gorgeous flower and tree displays. Here you will learn all bout the various compositional techniques you can employ when out and about in nature.
Our People Photography course takes you to either the Jacques Cartier Park or back to the National Gallery (to escape the weather). In this wonderful course you will learn all about posing individuals and groups of people and using natural light to create stunning portrait images.
For our Night Photography course you will be heading up to Major’s Hill Park to capture some gorgeous long exposure images of the city. Learn how to take crystal clear photos at night in this spectacular location and have fun with light painting, light trails and zoom lines.
Finally, our Lightroom Photo-Editing course takes place in one of a few carefully selected venues across the city. Sit down with your laptop for the day and learn all about organizing and editing your photos while sipping on delicious beverage and eating delicious food.
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? 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).