Introduction to digital photography

Photography Course in Moncton, New Brunswick

Learn to use your DSLR camera in manual mode!

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Location: Ivan's Camera (Moncton, NB)

Start Date: February 19, 2020

Cost: $285

*Space is limited to only 15 people.

 

DEVELOPING YOUR CREATIVE VISION

The goal of this class is to help you take "photographs" rather than "snapshots". We will explore various ways you can create images that convey emotion and that tell a story, no matter what genre of photography you wish to shoot in. 

We will also dig into the technical aspects that are required in order to achieve your creative vision. We cover things like aperture, shutter speed, autofocus modes and much more.

 

By the end of the course, you should have a good understanding of how to operate your DSLR or Mirrorless camera in Manual mode.

THE CLASS

The class consists of 6 evenings in the classroom and 1 workshop at a nearby scenic location.  (We meet for a couple hours once every other week, on Wednesdays)

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 learning experience, the class is limited to only 15 participants. You're free to ask questions during the sessions and on the Facebook group throughout the duration of the course as well.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED IN CLASS

  • Composition

  • Storytelling and conveying emotion

  • Shutter speed and capturing motion

  • ISO and Noise

  • Aperture (those mighty f-stops!)

  • Focusing and Auto-Focus Modes

  • Depth of field (bokeh)

  • Lenses and other accessories

  • Exposure Compensation

  • Metering Modes

  • Light and shadows

  • White balance and colour of light

Composition
Camera settings
Exposure controls

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 (results may vary)

COURSE DETAILS

WINTER 2020 SESSION DATES

Classroom Sessions (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

  • Week #1: February 19

  • Week #2: March 4

  • Week #3: March 18

  • Week #4: April 1

  • Week #5: April 15

  • Week #6: April 29

 

Outdoor Workshop

  • May 13 (weather permitting, time TBA)

* 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.

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ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR

André Audet is a photographer born and raised in Moncton, New Brunswick. He has been sharing his passion for photography by teaching classes and leading workshops since 2016, in both English and French.​

While his work focuses on nature photography and landscapes, André also shoots architecture, events, weddings and portraits.

André's work has published by Canadian Geographic and Saltscapes Magazine. He has been featured by CBC, Radio-Canada, l'Acadie Nouvelle and Times & Transcript. He has appeared on the Picturing Success Podcast, and has done photography work for a number of clients and organizations, such as Parks Canada, Acadian Seaplants and Steven Page.

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 improve your photography.

What is the cancellation / refund policy?

No refunds, sorry. 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 course notes, and you will have access to the discussion and posts on the Facebook group. If needed, I can take half an hour with you the following week to bring you up to speed on the material you have missed.

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 is required?

  • 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)

  • Your smile!

 
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André Audet is a bilingual Canadian nature and commercial photographer and photography educator based in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.