Calgary, It's Time to Ditch those Boring On-Line, One Size Fits All Photo Lessons!

PHOTOGRAPHY 101 is an Interactive, In-Person, Hands-On Photography Course

designed to get you taking better pictures immediately!

"Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst"

Henri Cartier-Bresson


Instead of sitting in a stuffy classroom or staring at your computer screen, you will be outside with me by your side practicing what you just learned!

We will spend all our time 'in the field on location' in various spots around Calgary, AB where I will introduce topics which you can then practice immediately. Fun exercises will get you thinking like a photographer right away and I'll be there to provide instant feedback. Learning has never been more fun!


Anyone and everyone! If you want to start taking better pictures, this class is for you.

This course is geared for the absolute beginner but is also great for those who already have a little experience under their belt.


What kind of camera do I need?

Any camera at all. This course will help you get the most out of any camera you are using. Fancy DSLR, cellphone or pinhole camera, it doesn't matter.

What do I need to bring with me?

A fully charged camera, lots of memory (memory card or room on your phone) and the thirst for learning. A digital version of the class notes will be available for download after the class.

Are there any prerequisites?

The only prerequisite is to have a basic understanding of your camera or phone camera.

What if the weather is rotten?

If the weather is not conducive to holding an outdoor class, as Calgary often can be, you will be given the option to re-schedule to another date or receive a refund.

Where does the class take place?

Each class takes place at a different Calgary location so you can book the location that is closest or of most interest to you.

Each location covers the same topics but with different imagery to photograph. If you are interested in street photography, be sure to sign up for my Downtown class. If you are interested more in flowers and nature, be sure to sign up for my Park classes.

I am willing to offer classes in any location in or around Calgary. If you have a specific spot in mind, contact me and we can set it up.

I am currently offering classes at the Calgary Zoo, Heritage Park, Downtown Calgary, Fish Creek Park and Edworthy Park.

How big is each class?

Class size is limited to a maximum of 6 people. This guarantees that everyone gets lots of personalized attention.

These classes will still run even if only one person signs up. Play your cards right and you could get a private lesson for the price of a group class!

How much does this class cost?

Starting at $79 (+ gst), each class varies and is dependent upon location. As some locations (Calgary Zoo, Museums, etc.) charge an admission, the price of admission (and possibly parking) will be extra and not included in the price of the course.

For all Dates, Locations and Pricing, visit my Booking page (link below).

How long is the class?

The class lasts approximately 3 hours.


What won't you learn! This beginner level course is designed to get you thinking like a photographer right away but with simple, easy to understand concepts and limited technical jargon. Photography doesn't have to be complicated!

Here is a summary of the topics we will discuss and practice together:

HOW YOUR CAMERA WORKS - A primer on how cameras do what they do.

VISION - Start seeing like a photographer.

COMPOSITION - Learn the Jedi mind tricks that will take your pictures from good to great.

EXPOSURE - You'll be seeing light differently at the end of this course.

POST PROCESSING - Small tweaks to make your photos really pop.

CAMERAS, LENSES & MORE - What's what in the photography world.

MUCH MORE! - This course is highly personalized to the attendees. Bring your questions, problems, challenges and we'll tackle them all.

Dates & Locations

Photography 101

This course is great for beginner to intermediate level photographers! It is 3 hours of learning, shooting and fun and takes place at various locations around Calgary.

Pick your date and location and join us!

Book Now!