Photography class photo shoot with a model

Introduction to Photography

Learn to become a creative with a camera in this introductory course to digital photography. Students will learn how to make strong compositions, shoot in challenging lighting situations and correct exposure. Students are required to bring their own DSLR cameras for each class, along with their camera manuals for instructional assistance. This class is suitable for beginners. 

Students are asked to bring their receipt (printed or digital) and meet in Seminar Room 3 located in the Weston Family Learning Centre for the start of the first class. The course instructor is not responsible for knowing the operation of each camera. 

Terms and Conditions of Participation 

Please review the Terms and Conditions prior to the start of class. 

Participants must be 18 or older. 


Assignments are given each week to be completed in-between classes and reviewed with the instructor during class time. 

Week 1: Introduction. Presentation of camera controls (shutter & aperture), depth of field, metering, exposure, white balance. 

Week 2: Review of Treasure Hunt Assignment. Presentation of a selection of photographs from The Photographer’s Eye and Mirrors and Windows exhibitions.

Week 3: Introduction to portrait photography. Lighting Demonstration. 

Week 4: Review of Portrait Photography Assignment. 

Week 5: Review of Series/Sequence Assignment. Overall review.  


  • Fully functioning digital camera or device with manual settings

  • Compact or SD card with a minimum 8 to 16 GB of storage

  • USB key to transfer digital files for presentation

These are the recommended materials for this course. On your first day of class, your instructor may recommend additional optional materials. 





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Wednesdays, - | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (5 weeks)


Fridays, - | 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm (5 weeks)



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