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Photo 101: 5 Weeks

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Price: $275.00
Level: Beginner
Duration: 10 hours
Prerequisites: Flickr account for image posting
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Photo 101: 5 Weeks

Our Photo 101 multiweek experience is our most popular and best-reviewed course. Over five consecutive weeks, you’ll learn both the creative and technical side of photography from a professional photo educator, completing hands-on assignments and collaborating with your classmates in a fun, interactive environment. Whether you're looking to take your technical & creative skills to the next level, or to simply explore your passion for photography with a group of soon-to-be friends, discover why our Photo 101 graduates consistently give this course such rave reviews.

This course runs for five sessions consisting of two hours each, the last of which is a field trip (weather permitting).

Bring your camera and get ready for a rich and immersive program. Each week, you’ll be lead through a combination of new topic introductions and hands-on activities. Students can expect to be given light weekly ‘homework’ photo assignments which are to be posted on the course Flickr group for the following week’s in-class discussion.


Flickr account for image posting

Course Outline:

- Getting acquainted with the essential controls and menus of your camera
- Configuring your camera for shooting
- Understanding how auto focus works and how to take control to focus on what you want every time
- Getting the right brightness in your photos
- What makes a more interesting photo?
- Understanding aperture and its creative effect on depth of field
- Going semi-automatic with Aperture Priority for controlling the creative effect of depth of field
- Understanding the creative effect of shutter speed
- Going semi-automatic with Shutter Priority for controlling motion effects
- Lenses: Understanding focal length and its effect on perspective.
- Composition ‘rules’, tips and other advice which make for more interesting photos.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for early stage users of interchangeable lens cameras (DSLR and mirrorless). If you’re an aspiring photographer or just looking for a solid foundation in photography basics, this course is for you. Although this course is intended for owners of interchangeable lens cameras (DSLR and mirrorless), owners of other cameras with advanced modes (M, S/Tv and A/Av) are also welcome. This course is not recommended for owners of simple point & shoot cameras.

Note: If you have recently purchased your camera, please take the time to familiarize yourself with the basic preparation of your equipment prior to the first session (charging the battery, loading your memory card, etc.).

What To Bring To Class:

- DSLR or 'mirrorless' interchangeable lens camera
- Charged battery and memory card
- Notebook and pen

- This course is offered at the following Henry's store locations: Ancaster, Barrie, Dartmouth, Halifax, Kanata, Kingston, London, Markham, Mississauga, Nepean, Newmarket, Oakville, Oshawa, Ottawa, Scarborough, St. Johns, Sudbury, Thornhill, Toronto, Vaughan, Waterloo, Windsor, Winnipeg.

- This course runs for five weekly sessions with a duration of two hours each. When choosing a location and time, please note that all five sessions will occur on the same day of the week and at the same start time.

- Please note that each session will be scheduled around statutory holidays and classroom availability. In some cases the course may skip a week.

- Students are required to attend all 5 sessions at the location of the original booking. We cannot accommodate requests to attend sessions at other locations.

- Make up sessions are not available if a student is unable to attend any of the scheduled sessions.

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  • *****
  • Excellent Course

  • August 08, 2016
  • By: Peter

I took this course at the Vaughan location with Jacqueline. My goal was to use my DSLR camera without having to use the Auto mode. This course accomplished that for me. So many valuable lessons were taught. If you are a beginner and you want to get your feet wet I highly recommend this course. You will notice a considerable difference with your photos.

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  • *****
  • Ancaster Photo 101

  • June 18, 2015
  • By: Roger

I took this with Matt at the Ancaster store. It was great, Matt is a good instructor. It was a good beginner's course. I have a fixed lens zoom camera rather than a DSLR but this still worked well for me.

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  • *****
  • March 26, 2015
  • By: Nancy

This was an amazing class; lots of information in a short amount of time. The instructor was very knowledgeable with lots of real life examples. Very personable as well.

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  • *****
  • What Is My Creative Intent?

  • April 20, 2014
  • By: Nadine

This class is fun, easy going and gives you a solid base to work your DSLR with confidence and creativity. When I decided to take the plunge and invest in a DSLR it was on a semi whim. I did some research but it wasn't until I had the camera in my hands that the terror set in. This class demystified all and now I feel confident that I can take beautiful photos that I can be proud of. Bob, our fantastic leader, had fabulous energy and passion which is infectious without you realizing it. His gentle but practical encouragement makes you believe that you are a master photographer already - it's just that you are just honing your skills more. I am thoroughly glad I took this course. It has allowed me to think more deeply about the photos I take and venture into creative streams I would never have dared to. Definitely a must for those who want to venture beyond auto mode! Class: Scarborough - March 2014

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  • *****
  • Great course!

  • November 12, 2013
  • By: Lauren

Just recently completed this course in Winnipeg, and I am so glad I did. Dylan is a fantastic instructor...very knowledgeable, has a great personality and is very patient! I feel a lot more confident in using the manual features of my camera now and actually understand what I am doing and why. This is a great course as after learning about certain features in class, you actually put them to work for a week before moving on to the next lesson. This is so much better for memory retention and far better than just reading about it in a 'dry' manual. This was money well spent. Thanks Dylan and Henry's!

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  • *****
  • A "Must" for every new DSLR owner

  • July 05, 2013
  • By: Dana

Just finished the course at the Oakville location and my only regret is that I did not take such a course sooner. While is requires to commit a certain amount of your free time for 5 weeks in a row, at the very end you will be obsessed with taking pictures of everything you see around you (in Manual mode, of course!). It is well structured and presented (Cyndal did a fantastic job!), and primes you to want to learn more. I hate reading user manuals and tutorials and this course saved me the effort. Money well spent!

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  • *****
  • Super Cool-Just the kick in pants I needed!!!!!!!!!

  • April 30, 2012
  • By: SimonSez42

Well done Henry's SOI and a special thanx to your instructor, Trevor in Ottawa. This course was precisely what I needed to tear myself away from the dreaded "auto" function. The course material was well thought out, very informative, layman based for a budding amateur and incentive driven to learn even more. The weekly assignments are key and really get you thinking about the image that you want to capture, not to mention applying just the right amount of theory to understanding the basic mechanics of DSLR camera, lens and optic fundamentals in the progression of producing a satisfying end result. After the first class, I found myself obsessed with learning all I could for the duration of the course; which by the way, hasn?t stopped, and I?m loving this ?seeing everything as a picture? evolution. Interacting with the other participants is also refreshing, as the ?I?m not the only newbie? feeling quickly dissipated and made sharing concepts and ideas exhilarating. Again, kudos to the SOI for making this a great experience, one that will require continuing with further courses. Ciao,

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  • *****
  • Ingrid rocks!

  • April 27, 2012
  • By: Teena

I just finished this course last night and would highly recommend it. I've have a DSLR since last summer (and an SLR for many years) and have never taken it off "auto". I'd heard about shutter speeds and aperture but had no idea what they meant. Now I do! It's amazing how much I learned and how much better my photos are.

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  • *****
  • Great Class!

  • March 29, 2012
  • By: christina

This class was worth every penny! Our instructor, Glenn, was able to share his knowledge in manner that was level appropriate. His practical tips gave me that little bit of extra confidence to practice the technical workings of my camera as well as take that "perfect picture". Thank you, Glenn. When are you teaching 201?

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  • *****
  • Awesome Class - wish there was a Photo 201!!!

  • March 15, 2012
  • By: Hillary

I absolutely loved this class. Our instructor, Glenn, was friendly and always willing to help! I feel so much more confident using my camera and will never shoot in automatic again! We loved this class so much that I wish there was a part two! :-)

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  • *****
  • Excellent class!

  • March 09, 2012
  • By: Doaa

Before taking this class, all I ever used was the auto and scene modes. Using the manual or priority modes was a nightmare because my images always turned too dark. Now I feel I have great knowledge of how my DSLR works and how I could adjust the shutter speed, aperture and ISO to get the best results possible! I really recommend the class to everyone! We got great tips and tricks from the instructor, who is a Professional Photographer. I'm ready to go out and explore the world with my camera!

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  • *****
  • Excellant for taking the leap from point and shoot

  • November 08, 2011
  • By: Mike

Like everyone, I've had my share of point and shoot digital cameras. Each new iteration included more and more of the creative controls /features normally found on DSLR's. But not knowing how to use any of those controls, I usually picked Automatic or a Scene mode. I've always wanted to take the step to DSLR but I feared that without the knowledge, my shots would get worse, not better. This course teaches you everything you need to know to gain control over your photos. I learned a great deal of very useful information that I was able to apply immediately with excellent results. I took a 2 week trip to Italy and fired off 3000+ shots,using a very useful feature "bracketing". This literally saved my bacon. I also learned how to maximize the light coming into the camera so I could take low light photos in museums and churches where flashbulbs are either discouraged or prohibited. Terms like White Balance, Aperature, ISO, Diopter and Exposure compensation are no longer a mystery. I saw alot of people in Italy with $5000 camera's firing flashes in Museums, and also banging their glasses into their viewfinders ! Too bad they didn't take this Henry's course !!

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  • *****
  • An excellent foundation

  • August 03, 2011
  • By: Gregory

This course provides a solid foundation for ANY photographer, be they digital or film. As per the course description, it covers ISO, aperture, shutter speeds and depth of field but, more importantly, it ties them all together and teaches you how they affect one another, ultimately giving you far greater creative control over your pictures. With the instructor being a professional photographer we picked up useful insights and tips for various situations. I highly recommend this course! One recommendation: You will get more from this course if you are already familiar with the basic controls on your camera. Consider taking one of the camera specific courses first if needed!

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