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Amazing Hands On Photography Courses in Inspiring Locations

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Welcome to the amazing world of Photography. That camera that you’re holding in your hands has amazing power and potential. At Learn Photography Canada, we show you how achieve that potential and gain full control of the camera, the lenses and the electronics. In one-day of our hands-on beginner photography course, we will show you just how amazing your camera is, and how to use it to create amazing photographs that capture those special memories.

Our Digital I beginner photography course is fantastic. Hands-on, interactive and above all else, fun! Our dedicated instructors will show you simple tips and photographic techniques that will have you amazed at the photographic results. The theme of our Digital I beginner photography course is “controlling your camera” and that’s exactly what you learn to do. Using simple tips and photographic techniques our expert instructors will guide you on how to move from that automatic setting to a more manual one and understand why you’re doing it.

  • Everything!
  • Admission to our amazing locations
  • 6 to 7 hours of personalized tuition plus hours of support through our Alumni Group & Events
  • A delicious lunch and snacks
  • Course notes
  • Small class sizes (capped at 8) AND
  • Endless ongoing support
  • Fundamentals of Photography
  • Aperture, shutter speed, IOS and how they work
  • Camera Models
  • Depth of field
  • Low light photography
  • White Balance
  • Lens selection
  • Equipment selection
  • Distortion & compression
  • Composition
  • And much, much more!
  • Camera Requirements: You will need a camera that has a “manual mode”. So a full DSLR, or a bridge camera, or a mirrorless camera is fine. You do not need to have detachable lenses.
  • Knowledge Requirements: NONE! We mean truly, none. If you know how to turn your camera on that’s great.
  • What to bring Camera (with one lens), bottle of water, fully charged camera battery (and a spare if you have one), empty memory card (you’ll be taking HUNDREDS of photos on the day).
  • Ongoing support: We pride ourselves on providing the very best ongoing support in the industry. This means that any time of day or night we will be available to answer your questions. Forgot what aperture you need to get a beautiful depth of field – drop us an email or give us a call and we’ll walk you through it again. We’re here to help you figure this out!
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“Tell Your Story." That’s the theme on which we designed our brand new Digital II course from the ground up, and what our students are going to learn how to do in spades in this comprehensive course. The course teaches students how to recognize, evaluate and capture amazing works of art using simple, but extremely effective camera techniques that we teach. Our Digital II course is designed to be taken after our Digital I beginner SLR course.

Our fantastic instructors provide simple and practical tips to turn regular snapshots into amazing photos. We put you through a battery of hands-on practice sessions so you can truly understand what ingredients make a great photograph and more importantly, how to get it.

Are you looking to further develop your photography skills and unleash your inner artist? Our Digital II is all that and a box of film. We promise you will not be disappointed with this one-of-a-kind and outstanding course.

  • Everything!
  • Admission to our amazing locations
  • 6 to 7 hours of personalized tuition plus hours of support through our Alumni Group & Events
  • A delicious lunch and snacks
  • Course notes
  • Small class sizes (capped at 8) AND
  • Endless ongoing support
  • Looking for light - how to find the perect light
  • Direct light
  • Exposure compensation
  • Light contrast
  • Light metering
  • Sunstarring
  • Hard vs soft light
  • Composition
  • Action photography
  • Clearly capturing motion in all lighting situations
  • Camera Requirements: You will need a camera that has a “manual mode”. So a full DSLR, or a bridge camera, or a mirrorless camera is fine. You do not need to have detachable lenses.
  • Knowledge Requirements: For this course, we ask that our participants have either taken Digital I, or have equivalent knowledge. The question we will ask you is how comfortable you are using “Manual” mode. If the answer is “pretty comfortable” and you know how to manipulate your aperture, ISO and shutter speed then we would suggest you start at Digital II. If not, then we’d probably recommend beginning at Digital I. The foundations of photography are essential so we want to make sure you’re comfortable with this before moving on.
  • What to bring: Camera (with one lens), bottle of water, fully charged camera battery (and a spare if you have one), empty memory card (you’ll be taking HUNDREDS of photos on the day), any other lenses, reflector or external flash you’d like to try them out.
  • Ongoing support: We pride ourselves on providing the very best ongoing support in the industry. This means that any time of day or night we will be available to answer your questions. Forgot what aperture you need to get a beautiful depth of field – drop us an email or give us a call and we’ll walk you through it again. We’re here to help you figure this out!
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Learn Photography Canada is proud to relaunch our new and improved people photography course! When we originally put together the course, all the instructors and staff debated for many hours about what is people photography and how does it relate to modern day photography? How does an amazing cover in Time magazine differ from a quick snap on Instagram with an applied filter? What and how were we going to teach this diverse form of photography?

Answer – go back to the basics. People photography is all about capturing the soul of somebody and those special moments in time. Our people photography course teaches students how to evaluate the moment and what it takes to make it special. Like a good memory, we take our time with our People course to make sure that students truly understand how to best capture those memories. Our people course is a must for anybody looking to get the best out of their photographs and capture their best memories.

  • Everything!
  • Admission to our amazing locations
  • 6 to 7 hours of personalized tuition plus hours of support through our Alumni Group & Events
  • A delicious lunch and snacks
  • Course notes
  • Small class sizes (capped at 8) AND
  • Endless ongoing support
  • Posing people and groups
  • Communication with subjects for best, most flattering photos
  • Continual focus
  • Portrait tips & tricks
  • Directional light
  • Neutral light
  • Artificial light and what equipment to use
  • Equipment selection for the budget and time conscious
  • Camera Requirements: You will need a camera that has a “manual mode”. So a full DSLR, or a bridge camera, or a mirrorless camera is fine. You do not need to have detachable lenses.
  • Knowledge Requirements: For this course, we ask that our participants have either taken Digital I, or have equivalent knowledge. The question we will ask you is how comfortable you are using “Manual” mode. If the answer is “pretty comfortable” and you know how to manipulate your aperture, ISO and shutter speed then we would say you will be able to get the most out of this course. If not, then we’d probably recommend beginning at Digital I. The foundations of photography are essential so we want to make sure you’re comfortable with this before moving on.
  • What to bring: Camera (with one lens), bottle of water, fully charged camera battery (and a spare if you have one), empty memory card (you’ll be taking HUNDREDS of photos on the day), any other lenses, reflector or external flash you’d like to try them out.
  • Ongoing support: We pride ourselves on providing the very best ongoing support in the industry. This means that any time of day or night we will be available to answer your questions. Forgot what aperture you need to get a beautiful depth of field – drop us an email or give us a call and we’ll walk you through it again. We’re here to help you figure this out!
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When others go to bed, the best photographers know that evening and night time represent some of the best opportunities to create amazing photographs. This night photography course will leave you in awe of the fantastic pictures that you will be able to easily create. We teach you the most effective ways to take crystal clear city night photos, pictures of the moon and stars, and even how to capture the northern lights.

We even go one step further and bring fun tools to work with during our nighttime class. These toys include vintage flash bulbs, torches, sparklers and a whole host of other fantastic photographic tools to help you create and personalize your pictures. Ever wonder how to write your name on the photo without actually being there? Come and visit us and we’ll show you just how easy it can be.

The Night Photography course unleashes an amazing new world of possibilities for the avid photographer. We apologize for you not getting enough sleep after this course but you can thank us for the stunning images that you capture later.

  • Everything!
  • Admission to our amazing locations
  • 4 to 5 hours of personalized tuition plus hours of support through our Alumni Group & Events
  • The coolest Night Photography tips ever!
  • Snacks
  • Course notes
  • Small class sizes (capped at 8) AND
  • Endless ongoing support
  • How to take awesome photographs at night - what else really matters??
  • Long exposures
  • Sunsets
  • Low light photography
  • Flash modes
  • Night portraits
  • Physiograms
  • Photographing the moon and stars
  • Light painting
  • Light writing
  • Camera Requirements: You will need a camera that has a “manual mode”. So a full DSLR, or a bridge camera, or a mirrorless camera is fine. You do not need to have detachable lenses.
  • Knowledge Requirements: For this course, we ask that our participants have either taken Digital I, or have equivalent knowledge. The question we will ask you is how comfortable you are using “Manual” mode. If the answer is “pretty comfortable” and you know how to manipulate your aperture, ISO and shutter speed then we would say you will be able to get the most out of this course. If not, then we’d probably recommend beginning at Digital I. The foundations of photography are essential so we want to make sure you’re comfortable with this before moving on.
  • What to bring: Camera (with one lens), bottle of water, fully charged camera battery (and a spare if you have one), empty memory card (you’ll be taking HUNDREDS of photos on the day), any other lenses, reflector or external flash you’d like to try them out.
  • Ongoing support: We pride ourselves on providing the very best ongoing support in the industry. This means that any time of day or night we will be available to answer your questions. Forgot what aperture you need to get a beautiful depth of field – drop us an email or give us a call and we’ll walk you through it again. We’re here to help you figure this out!
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Organization nuts and perfectionists rejoice! Your saviour has arrived in the form of Adobe’s easy to use photo editing software, Lightroom. Lightroom combines the ability to organize volumes of photographs and make fantastic photo edits to them into one program. Are you drowning in a haphazardly named file system or can’t seem to make that special photo just perfect? Join us for our amazing Ligthroom course and never lose a photograph again!

The Learn Photography Canada Lightroom course is a hands-on session where students practice by editing all types of photographs. Examples include people, landscape, black and white, sepia toned amongst many others. Learn the true difference between raw and jpeg and find out how to tweak those pictures to bring them over the top. This all day course has students working and familiarizing themselves with Adobe Lightroom.

Be able to find your pictures and showcase your amazing photographs the way that they were meant to be seen. Sign up for our fantastic Lightroom course now.

  • Everything!
  • 6 to 7 hours of personalized tuition plus hours of support through our Alumni Group & Events
  • A delicious lunch and snacks
  • Course notes
  • Small class sizes (capped at 8) AND
  • Endless ongoing support
  • Importing & exporting photographs
  • Organizing in Lightroom
  • Finding and sorting your photographs
  • Using the map function
  • Editing photographs
  • Using the Develop Module
  • Standard and complex editing functions
  • Why Lightroom is one of the best organizing and editing programs out there
  • Computer Requirements: You will need a laptop, loaded with Lightroom (we will provide you with the link for the 30 day free download).
  • Knowledge Requirements: Simple computer skills are great, but you don’t need to have ever used Lightroom before.
  • What to bring: A computer (with Lightroom loaded on it already – instructions will follow once you’ve signed up), computer charger, external mouse or keyboard (if desired), selection of images to work on during the class.
  • Ongoing support: We pride ourselves on providing the very best ongoing support in the industry. This means that any time of day or night we will be available to answer your questions. Forgot how to keyword, import or change the saturation of a photo? – drop us an email or give us a call and we’ll walk you through it again. We’re here to help you figure this out!

New to Lightroom? We offer set-up assistance! This is where we can help you to set-up your files in Lightroom and to ensure that you have the correct location for your catalogue, the best location for your file storage (usually an external hard-drive) and the best set-up for viewing and editing photos on multiple computers. Get in touch with us today for a quote.

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Upcoming Photography Course Dates

Digital 1 Beginner Photography:

Mon 30 Oct at The Canadian Museum of Nature

Digital 2 The Next Level:

Sat 04 Nov at The Canadian Museum of History

People Photography:

Sun 05 Nov at The National Gallery of Canada

Night Photography:

Fri 27 Oct at Major's Hill Park

Lightroom Digital Editing:

Sat 21 Oct at Nate's Deli

Course Duration: 1 day

Course Times: 10am - 4pm

Course Locations include: The National Gallery; The Canadian Museum of History; The Candian Museum of Nature; Major's Hill Park; Parliament Hill; The Rideau Canal;

Lunch Included

Note: Night course timings are sunset dependent, and Lunch is not included for obvious reasons.

Camera Rental Available: No Camera No Problem. We have an easy and affordable rental option for your course. When you've selected your course just add Camera Rental to your Cart and we'll take care of the rest.

If you have a group of 2 or more we can generally run a course on any day that fits your schedule. Simply Contact us at: ottawa@cameracourses.ca and we can arrange everything.

Why Choose Learn Photography Canada

We’re like that super awesome aunt that always brought you candy as a kid or that fresh pot of coffee on a long Monday morning. We give you the opportunity to enhance your photography skills in a friendly, exciting environment. We’re always going to be right beside you during your photographic journey, answering your questions, your phone calls, your emails, etc! Learn photography is about more than just the technicalities – knowing the terms and the buttons – it’s a complete package of tools, knowledge, and most importantly, experience. We know this comes with time, and we are there to support you as you learn and grow your own unique photographic style. Become part of our family today!

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Looking for more than just a one-day adventure? Why not package our incredible courses for ongoing fun! We have 5 core courses to take you from beginner to fully skilled and confident. With amazing inclusions such as a free companion ticket to your Digital I course (Ultimate Package), you have HOURS of photography fun coming your way! Extend your photographic learning and start on your journey to master the trade. Did we mention there are great savings to be had too! Starting at $59 per month (Three's a Crowd Package) you really can’t go wrong.

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Package Options

Purchase a package now and save! Choose your course dates later... We find that our students learn best when they schedule one course at a time, practicing lots in between. That's why we always let our students who purchase a package choose their course dates on their own schedule! There's no rush.

Single Course

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$245

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For Digital I, Digital II, People, Night, Lightroom: Our Single Course Registration allows you to register for any one photography course, giving you maximum flexibility to focus on what you want to learn!

  • 2 Months FREE Access to our Digital I ONLINE course.
  • Incredible ongoing support & exclusive membership to our closed LPC Aperture Alumni Group!
  • All admission fees included as well as comprehensive course notes,snacks and lunch are provided.
  • Refresh your skills and retake the course for just $120.

Dynamic Duo

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$469

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Dynamic Duo includes our amazing Digital I and Digital II photography courses in one package!

  • 2 Months FREE Access to our Digital I ONLINE course.
  • Incredible ongoing support & exclusive membership to our closed LPC Aperture Alumni Group!
  • All admission fees included as well as comprehensive course notes,snacks and lunch are provided.
  • 5% Package pricing savings.
  • Refresh your skills and retake the course for just $120.

3's a Crowd

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$669

or $59/month (for 12 months)

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3s a Crowd gives you the confidence to be that amazing photographer you dreamed of being! Take any three of our courses.

  • 2 Months FREE Access to our Digital I ONLINE course.
  • Incredible ongoing support & exclusive membership to our closed LPC Aperture Alumni Group!
  • All admission fees included as well as comprehensive course notes,snacks and lunch are provided.
  • 10% Package pricing savings.
  • Refresh your skills and retake a course for just $90.

Fantastic Four

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Fantastic Four!

$863

or $72/month (for 12 months)

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Our Fantastic Four package allows you to take any four of our courses! This package will take your photography to the next level of beauty and versatility.

  • 2 Months FREE Access to our Digital I ONLINE course.
  • Incredible ongoing support & exclusive membership to our closed LPC Aperture Alumni Group!
  • All admission fees included as well as comprehensive course notes,snacks and lunch are provided.
  • 15% Package pricing savings.
  • Refresh your skills and retake a course for just $90.

The Ultimate

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Best Value!

$989

or $83/month (for 12 months)

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Choose this package to get ALL five of our courses! Includes one extra free ticket to our Digital I Beginner class, VIP support and our best ever value.

  • 2 Months FREE Access to our Digital I ONLINE course.
  • Incredible ongoing support & exclusive membership to our closed LPC Aperture Alumni Group!
  • All admission fees included as well as comprehensive course notes,snacks and lunch are provided.
  • 20% Package pricing savings.
  • One free companion ticket to your Digital I class.
  • Retake each course once for absolutely free.

Gift Certificates

Give the gift of photography! These electronic vouchers make a perfect gift for that special budding photographer. Choose denominations of $50, $100 or scroll up and choose to give any of our photography packages.

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Private Tuition Courses and Training

Fully customizable training either one-on-one or for small groups

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Learn Photography Canada provides private tuition for whatever your photographic heart desires! Lightroom, photoshop, portrait photography, model shoots, group tours and so much more can be learned through a one-on-one (or small group) private tuition sessions with our professional and amazing instructors.

Private tuition sessions can be arranged at a time and place that is convenient for you, including the comfort of your own home or place of work. Our private tuition sessions are surprisingly affordable and we can even cover our standard course fare in a one-on-one condensed format.

For a one-on-one tuition session our prices start at $129/hr+GST with a minimum 3 hour commitment. We also have packages for couples, families and small groups. Contact us to book a session and we’ll help schedule your incredible Private Tuition course today!

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Amazing Instructors

We hire our photography instructors based on their talents and ability to translate their photography knowledge into simple tips for our clients! Each instructor goes through a battery of rigorous training exercises before being certified to teach our students, and represent the best of Learn Photography Canada! The talent of Michaelangelo, the patience of a saint and the communication skills of a winning coach; our instructors can do it all.

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A Photography Course for everyone

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We have an incredible course or package option for everyone! Our courses are perfectly timed over just one day and with our fantastic packages you can choose to have a one day experience of incredible fun, or take up a project that spans over a few months (or in some cases, years!). We also have the most hands-on photography classes in Canada and we’ve designed all our classes to be super interactive with lots and lots of practice for our photography students. Held in incredible locations, such as the National Gallery, the Canadian Museum of History, Major's Hill Park, Parliament Hill, and the Rideau Canal our philosophy is that students learn best when they practice and actually take fantastic pictures! Ditch the classroom and get shooting in real world situations. Come for the photography class, stay for the amazing surroundings and leave with iconic photographs...

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We're more than just a photography course

Learn Photography Canada’s courses are carefully crafted to provide for your every need. Each course is held over one day and is designed to be the perfect balance of hands-on practice, information giving and continual feedback. We believe in holding our courses in incredible locations that are interesting and varied (ditch the classrooms!).

But it goes beyond our courses. We have the very best customer support, and are there at any time of day or night to answer your questions, assist with any queries and provide you with more information than you may be able to handle! We have an incredible Alumni group, and offer ongoing, FREE Alumni sessions that are open to everyone.

And did we mention we have incredible 5 star reviews? So we’re not making this up.

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