Experienced photographers know that patience leads to capturing a subject in its natural state, such as a hermit crab swapping shells or a university student on a weekend. Learn to capture nature’s multifaceted beauty with today's Groupon: for $39, you get a three-hour Digital Photography 101 workshop for beginners, intermediates, or advanced students at the Academy of Photo Arts on Supertest Road.
The Academy of Photo Arts imprints students with image-capturing expertise through interactive workshops at its studio. The beginner 101 workshop teaches composition fundamentals, the basics of exposure such as aperture, shutter speed, ISO specs, and light metering to optimise key camera settings for challenging conditions like shooting in fog or inside the belly of whale. The intermediate 101 workshop reviews topics from the beginner curriculum, then moves on to more advanced camera settings such as custom white balance and autofocus modes, equipping students to master tricks and creative techniques like panning before embarking on an advanced 101 class. Students must bring a digital camera, or be expedient at producing lifelike watercolours. For class dates beyond those listed, please see the Academy of Photo Arts workshops page, or call to inquire.
Academy of Photo Arts
It’s tough to get tree frogs, toucans, and monkeys to sit still in a studio. That's why the leaders of the Academy of Photo Arts take photography trips to Costa Rica, where they can find exotic wildlife in its natural habitat before capturing it on film. The photography academy’s travel courses can also whisk students off to Venice’s picturesque canals, or to Las Vegas to capture shots of the Grand Canyon or the landfill where all copies of Vegas Vacation are buried.
The school hosts Toronto-based courses as well, where keen-eyed photographers lead interactive workshops on wildlife photography and landscape photography. The in-studio courses, meanwhile, focus on techniques that help artists create flattering lighting setups, perform seamless Photoshop edits, and unscrew lens caps rather than smashing them to pieces in frustration. The Academy also provides photo- and video-booth rental that allows photo-takers to capture as many photos and video as they want in both color or black-and-white.
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