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Beginner’s Crash Learn Photo

March 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Instructor: Trina Koster
Limit 8 people
Includes a pizza lunch and healthy snacks and refreshments throughout the day.

$125 + hst (this fee is for ONE workshop)

Other Beginner’s Crash Learn Photo Workshop Dates:
April 12th, 2020 (10am-5pm)

This one day workshop is ideal for people who want to understand aperture and shutter speed better and shoot in manual mode.

What you will learn:

  • How to have manual control over your camera and not be “stuck” in auto mode all the time
  • The technical and creative applications of using aperture, shutter speeds and ISO settings to make your pictures how you have always wanted them to look
  • How to use your light meter in the camera
  • How to see the elements of design and incorporate

In the morning session there will be an emphasis on the balance of technical side of photography. In the afternoon we will focus on the creative side of photography. With the use of beautiful slideshows Trina will teach you about visual language and the elements and principles of design. Highlights of the workshop will include feedback session on your photos, learning how to adjust your photos on the computer to improve them.
Trina has been teaching this workshop for over 20 years out of her studio. To provide a personal “hands-on” environment, the class size is limited to 8 people to maintain a personal atmosphere. Instructor: To view Trina’s portfolio click here.

Requirements: Point and Shoot Digital Camera or a DSLR Digital Camera (any brand), camera manual and laptop.

“Great group and instructor and it felt like a comfortable learning atmosphere. I finally understand my camera and I can shoot manual!”
Daria Pidzamecky – Crash Learn Photo, April 2019

“Absolutely the best understanding and explanations to help any level of photographer. Personally this covered what I was looking to get out of the workshop. Any question were answered in a way I believe everyone in the group could understand.”
Dani Reichertz – Crash Learn Photo, April 2019

“I feel more confident in exploring manual settings, some of those mysteries have been solved.”
Pat Sandford – Crash Learn Photo, April 2019

“Intimate and comfortable setting, lots of personal attention.”
Jackie – Crash Learn Photo, April 2019

“Good basic overview and a fun day that flew by!”
Suzanne Duiker Kroon – Crash Learn Photo, April 2019

“You learn everything you really need to know to get started and it was extremely interesting.”
Vicky Windsor – Crash Learn Photo, March 2019

“I learned so much about how to use my camera!! Trina’s energy and enthusiasm are contagious. Absolutely worth the time- you will learn so much!”
Leah Graff – Crash Learn Photo, March 2019

“Trina made everything so easy to understand”
Bernie Mitchell – Crash Learn Photo, March 2019

“Very good way to ground you in picture, editing basics. My highlight was everyone’s photo review, it’s good to see what each person individually captured and evaluate that”
Jasper Harlaar – Crash Learn Photo, March 2019

“Not intimidating at all, great for a beginner and novice.”
Steve Bowier – Crash Learn Photo, January 2019

“Everyone with a digital camera should attend this session to learn the basics.  Very enjoyable.”
Jeff – Crash Learn Photo, January 2019

“Anyone can understand. Get a lot from 1 day, very fun, the time flies by.”
Mike Mahoney – Crash Learn Photo, January 2019

“Fantastic workshop that covers all the basics in an accessible way, and really emphasizes the artistic side of taking photos. I learned a lot!”
Nicola Lower – Crash Learn Photo, January 2019

“Very educational and taught in understandable methods. The highlight was learning how to use my light meter.”
Marg Klein Herenbrinks – Crash Learn Photo, June 2018

“Trina Koster is an excellent teacher. She knows how to breakdown complex ideas, the most technical aspects of photography, making the necessary information accessible to the most novice of learners.”
Roseanne Morris – Crash Learn Photo, June 2018

“I learned how to use settings quickly in different conditions and environments to get the results you want.  The highlight was learning the light meter, sharing photos with people and talking about them.”
Arlen Griswold – Crash Learn Photo, June 2018

“This one day course give you enough tools and information to get you on your photography journey.  Trina is an excellent teacher. The highlight was step by step break down of technical and composition with enough time to test it out.”
Janet Doner- Crash Learn Photo, June 2018

“A great informative workshop to take at the start of you DSLR journey. There was an open and respectful environment that allowed us the courage to experiment and ask questions.”
Paul Burns, Crash Learn Photo, April, 2018

“Trina is amazing at relaying information. She is knowledgeable, approachable and patient.”
Sasha MacInnis, Crash Learn Photo, April, 2018

“Perfect for beginners, great hands on learning.”
Jeff Aitkens, Crash Learn Photo, April, 2018

“Broke the basics down really well!”
Meryl Dacosta, Crash Learn Photo, April, 2018

“Take this course and you will come away with a deeper knowledge of all those buttons and be inspired to use your camera to produce ART. A great beginner’s course!”
Sharon Price, Crash Learn Photo, Jan 13th, 2018

“The fundamentals were explained really well and there was a lot of opportunity to apply what we learned.”
Lindsay Robinson, Crash Learn Photo, Jan 13th, 2018

“This course is great at understanding how to create a good photo and to be more connected to your camera. The highlight was taking photos and putting it into practice.”
Liza Crouse, Crash Learn Photo, Jan 13th, 2018

“Fun, easy to understand. Broken into easy to digest chunks. Really practical. This workshop is worth it for beginner and/ or advanced photographers to really get a handle on how to apply the 3 core elements: ISO, Aperture and Shutter. Highlight- the workshop booklet that’s included with the course!”
Jeff Bersche, Crash Learn Photo, April 2017

“The steps were put together so well that you will learn step by step all the necessary information. Trina is a great instructor in terms of knowledge and the whole energy throughout the workshop, keeps you so interested and energized all day!”
Mary Zahedi, Crash Learn Photo, April 2017

“Loved the small group atmosphere and photo reveal and discussion at the end. Highlight: Going out and implementing elements of design in our shooting. Also real life stories Trina offered about her photo journey.”
Sabrina, Crash Learn Photo, April 2017

“I loved the practical application portion; the ability to take the things learned in class, which were often one steep learning curve and apply them quickly to practice.”
Matthew Walmsley, Crash Learn Photo, April 2017

“This workshop will give you more than just the basics of photography, it will help you to “see” what is in the frame. Highlights: Going downtown to practice photographing, one on one time with Trina and learning in a small group session.”
Sheila Smith, Crash Learn Photo, April 2017

“Fun and everything presented in a way that anyone can learn.”
Andrea Curtis, Crash Learn Photo, April 2017

“The highlight of this workshop for me was taking pictures and seeing everyone else’s photos.”
Morgan Curtis, Crash Learn Photo, April 2017

“Trina breaks down the technical aspects of photography in an easy to understand way. Excellent!”
Alison Springate, Crash Learn Photo, Jan 2016

“Excellent, fun, informative, casual.”
Holly Klassen, Crash Learn Photo, Jan 2016

“Great one day course which got me past the digital camera phobia. Trina conveys a real sense of enthusiasm about her art.”
Peter Kauss- Crash Learn Photo, Jan 2012

“I really enjoyed this course. Even as someone with some experience using my camera, you helped explain concepts and technical elements in a simple, easy to understand way. You’ve motivated me to get out and use my camera more often!”
Jamie Whitfield- Crash Learn Photo, Jan 2012

photography workshop guelph


March 14, 2020
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Trina Koster Photography Studio
54 Preston Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 3C3 Canada