Mike on the shores of Georgian Bay, Canada. Photo by Celso Mollo

Mike on the shores of Georgian Bay, Canada. Photo by Celso Mollo

You’ll find upcoming seminars and workshops listed below. You can join our mailing list for future listings, or Follow us on Facebook! View the slideshow of previous workshops at the bottom of this page. We also offer professional printing services. Bring us your image, or upload it direct. We offer a variety of papers as well as stretched canvas.

I just want to tell you that I left your studio excited today that I may actually finally know how to use my camera !!! I have done an online course and gave up 1/2 way through because I was too overwhelmed. I am now anxious to get out and practice a bit. Thanks so much and I look forward to learning more with you. ~ Jen
— Essentials of Digital Photography
Mike Guilbault, thank you for the wonderful course today. I learnt more today than I did in five weeks in a program at the college. Looking forward to taking my new understanding and seeing what I can do. - CherieAnne
— Essentials of Digital Photography

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Essentials of Digital Photography

Essentials of Digital Photography

Saturday, June 22, 2019

This 3 hour seminar is designed for those wanting to learn the basics and essential skills of photography. Beginners through novice, or anyone with a need to get back to basics will benefit. A digital camera (dSLR or mirrorless), one that you can change lenses with, is the preferred gear, but any brand is acceptable.

The seminar includes an in-depth camera orientation, a discussion on lenses and accessories such as tripods and filters, then controlling exposure through shutter speed, aperture and ISO; how to control the scene; shooting in RAW vs JPG (and why); colour spaces and white balance; when to use (and not use) automatic settings.

The main goal is to provide you with the knowledge to use your camera in MANUAL mode to allow more creative options and gain total control of your image captures.

9:00 am - Session begins
10:30 am - 15 minute break, general questions
12:00 pm - Workshop ends.

Where: 295 King St., Rear Entrance, Lower Level, Studio 2 (click for detailed directions - it’s a little tricky!).

Cost: $85 per person. Maximum of 6 students.
SEATING IS LIMITED. You must register to attend.


Waiting List

We can put you on a Waiting List for any particular workshop or seminar. If the event is full and we have a cancellation, we will work our way down the list (first come - first served) to refill the position. Email Mike with your contact information, the Workshop name and date and we'll contact you if an opening appears.

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Terms & Conditions

Thank you for your interest in our workshops. As with most things in life these days, there are certain terms and conditions with registering for a workshop.

Due to the nature of booking these workshops, once we receive your payment and reserve your place, there are no refunds unless we can re-fill your spot.

However, if you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to another person (friend, relative, etc), but please inform me of such situations so I can forward essential information to the new participant. You also have the option to 'hold' your registration for up to 12 months and apply it to another workshop. If you do not register for a new workshop within 12 months, the registration is forfeit and no refund will be given.

If we cancel a workshop due to low registration, weather (yeah right!), or some other unforeseen circumstance, we will issue a full refund.

If you have any concerns about these terms, please contact me before registering. Registering for any workshop, seminar or course is condusive to acceptance of these terms.

Thank you once again. I look forward to meeting you and sharing in the adventure we call photography.

Mike Guilbault, MPF