Ottawa Photography Courses / Beginner Package: Course Outline & Lesson Plan

Session 1: Introduction to Your Camera
Session 2: Composition and Framing
Session 3: Lighting Basics
Session 4: Practical Session and Review
Session 1: Introduction to Your Camera
Session 2: Composition and Framing
Session 3: Lighting Basics
Session 4: Practical Session and Review

Session 1: Introduction to Your Camera


Duration: 2 hours


Objective: Understand the basic functions and settings of your digital camera.


Topics Covered:

  • Overview of camera parts and functions.
  • Introduction to camera modes (Auto, Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual).
  • Basic settings: ISO, aperture, shutter speed, and white balance.


Activities:

  • Hands-on practice with different camera modes.
  • Experimenting with ISO, aperture, and shutter speed settings.


Homework:

  • Take photos using different modes and settings.
  • Create a photo journal to track results.
Session 1: Introduction to Your Camera
Session 2: Composition and Framing
Session 3: Lighting Basics
Session 4: Practical Session and Review

Session 2: Composition and Framing


Duration: 2 hours


Objective: Learn the fundamentals of composition to improve your photography.


Topics Covered:

  • Rule of thirds and other composition techniques.
  • Framing and leading lines.
  • Perspective and angles.


Activities:

  • Analyzing sample photos to identify composition techniques.
  • Practical exercises in framing and composing shots.


´╗┐Homework:

  • Capture images applying the composition techniques learned.
  • Review and critique own photos.
Session 1: Introduction to Your Camera
Session 2: Composition and Framing
Session 3: Lighting Basics
Session 4: Practical Session and Review

Session 3: Lighting Basics


Duration: 2 hours


Objective: Understand how lighting affects photography and how to manipulate it.


Topics Covered:

  • Natural vs. artificial light.
  • Basic lighting setups (front light, backlight, side light).
  • Using reflectors and diffusers.


Activities:

  • Experimenting with different light sources and setups.
  • Practical exercises in using reflectors and diffusers.


Homework:

  • Take photos in various lighting conditions.
  • Compare results and note the differences.
Session 1: Introduction to Your Camera
Session 2: Composition and Framing
Session 3: Lighting Basics
Session 4: Practical Session and Review

Session 4: Practical Session and Review


Duration: 2 hours


Objective: Apply the skills learned in real-world scenarios and review progress.


Topics Covered:

  • On-location shoot to practice composition and lighting.
  • Review of the photos taken during the course.


Activities:

  • Guided photo walk focusing on composition and lighting.
  • Group review and critique session.


Homework:

  • Continue practicing and refining techniques.
  • Prepare a final set of photos to showcase improvement.

Photography Course Packages & Pricing

Beginner Package


Starting at $400 - View Course Outline


Receive 4 two-hour long in-person or online sessions dedicated to helping you learn the basics of your camera, composition, and lighting to start capturing beautiful photos.

Intermediate Package


STARTING AT $700 - VIEW COURSE OUTLINE


Receive 6 two-hour long in-person or online sessions dedicated to enhancing your skills with advanced techniques and in-depth practical experience.

Photography Course Packages & Pricing

Expert Package


STARTING AT $900 - VIEW COURSE OUTLINE


Receive 8 two-hour long in-person or online sessions dedicated to mastering specific photography styles, advanced editing, and portfolio development.


Snap & Learn


STARTING AT $120 per session - Book a Consultation


Flexible, personalized coaching sessions that fit your schedule and specific needs. Ideal for those who want to learn at their own pace or need help with particular areas of photography.