Introduction to digital photography

Learn to use your DSLR camera in manual mode!

Location: Ivan's Camera (Moncton, NB)

Start Date: February 19, 2020

Cost: $285


Course Description

The Class

The class consists of 6 evenings in the classroom and 1 workshop at a nearby scenic location.


We will meet in the classroom upstairs at Ivan's Camera every 2 weeks on Wednesdays (for about 2 hours per night) for theory and lectures on various photography topics.


Participants will also receive an invitation to join a private Facebook group for the class in which bonus course materials and photo critiques will be offered.

The final meeting will take place outside, at a scenic location, where we will put into practice the theory covered in previous classes.

To ensure that everyone has a good experience, the class is limited to 15 participants.

Your Instructor

André Audet has shared his passion for photography by teaching classes and leading workshops for hundreds of people in the Greater Moncton area for a number of years. 

Topics Covered

Camera settings
Exposure controls


Shutter speed and capturing motion


Aperture (those mighty f-stops!)

Focusing and Auto-Focus Modes

Depth of field (bokeh, baby!)

Lenses and other accessories

Exposure Compensation

Metering Modes

Light and shadows

White balance and colour of light

Dates for Winter 2020 Session

  • Classroom Session #1: February 19, 2020

  • Classroom Session #2: March 4, 2020

  • Classroom Session #3: March 18, 2020

  • Classroom Session #4: April 1, 2020

  • Classroom Session #5: April 15, 2020

  • Classroom Session #6: April 29, 2020

  • Outdoor Workshop: May 13, 2020

* If inclement weather forces us to postpone at any given time, we will push the schedule two weeks further, so plan to be free on May 27, just in case.

After taking this class, you will:

  • Know all the functions in your camera.

  • Be a superstar at composition.

  • Understand light and shadows.

  • Still get blurry shots (but WAY fewer!)

  • Master your camera's Manual Mode.

  • Have an improved creative vision.

  • Understand focus and depth of field.

  • Use cool techniques just like the pros.

  • Be a better photographer.

  • Impress your friends with your skills.

  • Live happily ever after.

Frequently asked questions

I've taken a photography course before. Is this workshop for me?

Absolutely! This workshop is designed to benefit both complete beginners and photographers at the intermediate levels. No matter what, this class will help you improve your photography game.

What is the cancellation / refund policy?

No refunds. However, you may try to sell your seat to someone else. If the class is full and I have a waiting list, I'll help you sell your spot to the next person in line. 

What are the payment methods?

You can pay via e-transfer, PayPal (which includes most major credit cards) or cash in person. It's up to you!

What happens if I miss a class?

No problem! You will still receive that week's notes, and if needed, I can take half an hour with you the following week to bring you up to speed. 

What is NOT covered in this class?

We won't be covering studio-lighting, as most beginners don't have a photography studio at home. Also, we will not be covering Lightroom/Photoshop or any other editing tool. The goal with this class is to get you as comfortable with the camera as possible, so that when comes time to edit your photo, you will have a better file to work with.

What equipment do I need?

  • A DSLR or mirrorless camera (These are cameras that allow you to interchange lenses. You may still benefit from the course if your camera does not have that capability, but some of the contents of the workshop will not apply to you.)

  • A Facebook account (for bonus course materials)

  • A tripod (will be useful for the outing on the 7th week)