Kirkland Lake – now taking registrations for 2023

Level 1: Beginner Digital Photography 4-Week Workshop.

When: Tuesdays, April 18th, April 25th, May 2nd, and May 9th from 7. p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Riverside Community Church Gymnasium, Swastika, Ontario (old Swastika Public School).

Cost: $125.00 (taxes incl.). Contact me for payment and registration details.

COURSE OBJECTIVES – To introduce the do’s and don’ts of digital photography through proper technique and use of digital equipment. Each two hour class will feature presentations, instructional handouts, and hands-on workshops with an emphasis on composition, lighting, and  aperture/shutter-speed/ISO. Participants will be given photo assignments for review the following week.

REQUIREMENTS – No previous photography experience needed. This is an entry level course suitable for beginners, anyone who wants a refresher, and enthusiasts who just want to get out and join the fun.


Week 1: Intros and Inspirations – An overview of digital camera makes and models, accessories and their functions. Students will learn proper camera handling and shooting techniques and their dialogues.

Weeks 2 through 4 – Featuring the more popular automatic settings and when to use them. Learn the different modes for auto focus and light metering, when to use a flash or tripod, and how to translate the many auto settings into their manual equivalents using ISO, shutter speed, aperture and white balance in the following situations:

Landscapes and Light – explore the dynamics of shooting landscapes and the do’s and don’ts of working with natural light.

Macros and Magnification – combine light and technique with on-camera settings for bigger understanding of small object photography.

Low Light and Night – a broad spectrum of low light conditions, lighting problems, and their solutions through on-camera/menu settings and techniques.

Portraits and Poses – use of light, shadow and backgrounds for effective portraiture. Learn how to position subjects in a group and individual setting as well as think outside the box.

Shutters and Sports – the camera’s wheel in motion as we explore the sports icon, it’s manual equivalents and their many applications.

These fun, hands-on and interactive workshops are great for anyone starting out or wanting to take better images. Perfect for someone needing a refresher or just wanting to get out of the house. Come on out and beat the winter blues. Hope to see you there!

Perry 🙂