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Photography Workshops

Workshop Overview

 

The Intro course is designed to teach a technical overview and understanding of your Digital SLR or Mirrorless camera. The goal is to ensure all course participants gain technical knowledge of the camera and the skills used by professionals to to find solutions to common and uncommon photo issues. Simply put, you will understand how your camera works by the end of the workshop, and you will have a ton of fun while learning! Over 15 hours of instruction throughout the 2 days. Generally, classes run from 9 am – 5 pm. Lunches, snacks and beverages are included.

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  • To register, please scroll down and fill out the registration form.  At the bottom, click the drop down bar for location options.  Click Submit.  You will be directed to a payment page where you can choose to pay via Paypal or with a credit card.
  • To use a credit card, click “Pay with a Credit or Visa Debit Card” .  This will allow you to enter your credit card information. Please ensure the name, address and phone number entered in this portion match that of your credit card.
  • To pay via E-transfer, please email Tracy at tracy@tornadohunter.ca for instructions.

 

Workshop Dates and Locations

 

Sept 14-16 2018 (Fri-Sunday) INTERMEDIATE, Saskatoon SK – $525 Champetre County Retreat, St. Denis 16 Seats OPEN
Sept 22-23 2018 (Sat-Sun) INTERMEDIATE, Regina SK – $525 Dallas Valley Camp 16 Seats OPEN
Sept 27-28 2018 (Thurs-Fri) Regina SK – $425 Conexus Art Centre 20 Seats Open
Oct 10-11 2018 (Wed-Thurs) Lethbridge AB – $425 TBD 20 Seats OPEN
Oct 12-13 2018 (Fri-Sat) Medicine Hat AB – $425 TBD 20 Seats OPEN
Oct 18-19 2018 (Thurs-Fri) Yorkton SK – $425 Western Development Museum 20 Seats OPEN
Oct 25-26 2018 (Thursday-Friday) Moose Jaw SK – $425 TBD 20 Seats OPEN
Oct 27-28 2018 (Saturday-Sunday) Swift Current, SK – $425 Maverick School 20 Seats OPEN
Nov 1-2 2018 (Thurs-Friday) Saskatoon SK – $425 TBD 20 Seats OPEN
Nov 3-4 2018 (Thursday-Friday) Prince Albert SK – $425 TBD 20 Seats OPEN
Nov 15-16 2018 (Thurs-Friday) Edmonton AB – $425 Fort Edmonton Park 15 Seats OPEN
Nov 17-18 2018 (Saturday-Sunday) INTERMEDIATE Edmonton AB – $525 Fort Edmonton Park 15 Seats OPEN
Nov 22-23 2018 (Thursday-Friday) Carlyle SK – $425 Kenosee Inn, Kenosee Lake 20 Seats OPEN
Nov 24-25 2018 (Saturday-Sunday) Brandon MB – $425 TBD 20 Seats OPEN
Nov 29-30 2018 (Thursday-Friday) INTERMEDIATE Cypress Hills AB  – $525 TBD 16 Seats OPEN
Dec 6-7 2018 (Saturday-Sunday) Red Deer AB$425 TBD 20 Seats OPEN

 

Workshop Registration Form

 

Workshop Registration

  • Use this drop down to select the location you would like to register for and view the price.

Workshop Topics

 

Intro

Welcome
What is correct exposure
Aperture
Shutter Speed
ISO
Cheat Sheet

Technicalities

Navigating around the camera – What does it all mean
Holding the camera
Cleaning
Focal Length – effects on quality
Holding focus and recomposing

Shooting Basics

Aperture – exposure compensation
Shutter Speed – hand hold vs tripod
White Balance
Continuous shooting
Single shot focusing
Continuous focusing
Aperture – bracketing exposure
Shutter Speed – bracketing exposure
Manual Exposure

Creative Photography

Composing photos
Manual Focus
Backlighting
Composition – Rule of thirds
Composition – SCUFI
Composition – Perspective
Candid Photography techniques

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: I am a pure beginner. I literally know nothing about the camera and only use the auto stuff. Is this the course for me?

A: Yes. The intro course will allow you to understand how the camera works. Everyone has to start somewhere!

Q: If I am already quite familiar with my camera is this the workshop for me?  What topics will be covered?

A:, Yes, this is definitely the correct workshop. There will of course be some repetition on a few items, however, I have a very different approach and from my experience, with thousands of photographers that have come through this course, everyone benefits starting here.  

With that being said, I have a few questions for you: 

What camera are you using?

Do you shoot in manual mode?

Do you have an external Flash?

Please list your two favourite lenses that you currently own?

If you shoot at night (aurora/stars/lightning) please attach one or two images.

By answering these questions I will be able to ensure we get you in the right workshop. 

email tracy@tornadohunter.ca

Q: I have a Panasonic ZS100 which is an advanced travel camera,  it has the usual capabilities but no interchangeable lens.  Is it worth me taking the course when I have a limited camera?

A:  ZS100 is a fantastic camera. Although it is not a dslr camera, it has every bit of the necessary functionality and is totally suitable for the workshop. That being said, one of the outcomes from the workshop will likely be that you will discover that there are a few limitations with this camera. I suggest taking the workshop with this camera and if and when you decide to upgrade to a better version, you will have a great idea of what you need and want. 

Q: Am I able to purchase a gift certificate for someone?

A: Yes, gift certificates are available in any denomination and can be purchased by emailing tracy@tornadohunter.ca.  We will wait to contact the recipient until after the gift has been received.

Q: Is a micro 4/3 camera is suitable to take this class?

A: Yes

Q: I was wondering about these classes as I have a mirrorless camera and would love to know how to use it.  Are these classes  beneficial for my type of camera.  I was hesitant to sign up because of this. 

A: Yes

Q:  I have an older Camera – Canon T3i

A: Perfect

Q:  I have a Nikon D90 which is about 10 yrs old.  Would that suffice for the workshop?

A:  Perfect

Q: I have taken the Intro course.  What does the intermediate course offer that is different?  What if I “forget” some of the stuff I learned in the beginner course?

A:  You are absolutely ready to take the Intermediate course.  We will review a few things from the Intro class before we get started.  The intermediate workshop will build on the skills you learned in the intro workshop and focus on more advanced techniques like bracketing, tripod shooting, long exposures, workflow, night shooting and some editing

 

  • I have been using my camera on auto mode since I got it and have tried everything possible to learn. No Luck. 2 Days with Greg and I swear I will never use auto again! 

    Cheryl T
  • The camera has always been a huge frustration. Not anymore. I totally get it and whats even more important, its fun again! 

    Steven P
  • I have taken several photo ‘classes’ in the past. Online, community college and the one they offer at the camera store. I learned more in two days than all of it combined and I retained it. Loving the camera now. 

    Denise R
  • Since I paid good money for the camera I should have taken this workshop 5 years ago, it would have saved a lot of headache. Highly recommended. 

    Shannon L

 

 

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