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Learn Photo

May 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - July 10, 2021 @ 9:15 pm

Due to Covid we will not be hosting a group photo workshop this year. Check in next January 2022 for possible dates for an 8 week workshop that would run in May with a maximum of 8 participants lead by instructor Trina Koster

7:00-9:15 pm
Tuesday Nights
8 Weeks
Instructor: Trina Koster
Limit 8 participants

$350 + hst

Level: Beginners (can be total beginner as in just took the camera out of the box to some experience with photography)

What you will learn:
In this workshop you will learn how to have manual control over your camera. Trina will teach you the in depth technical and creative applications of using aperture, shutter speeds and ISO settings to make your pictures how you have always wanted them to look. (Instead of being stuck with how the camera takes it in AUTO mode!) You will learn how to use your light meter in the camera and how to read your histogram so that your technique in making photo art improves.

There will be an emphasis on your creativity development through the weekly photo assignments.  With the use of beautiful slideshows Trina will teach you about visual language; the elements and principles of design.  Highlights of the workshop will include weekly feedback sessions on your photos, learning how to adjust your photos on the computer to improve them, a portrait photography night and an experimental lighting session.

Our workshop wraps up with a wine and cheese critique to celebrate your accomplishments and growth.

The class size is strictly limited to 8 people to maintain a personal atmosphere.  Because of this, spots fill up quickly!

Instructor: Trina Koster has been a professional photographer specializing in commercial headshots, wedding and portrait photography. Throughout her whole career she has kept inspired by teaching workshops and sharing the joy of photography.  Trina Koster’s portfolio

Requirements: Digital SLR camera, camera manual, tripod, laptop or mobile device for weekly review sessions.  Alternatively, you can bring in 4×6 prints to for feedback on your photo assignments.

I learned more in 8 weeks than reading dozens of books.
Colin Sim – Learn Photo, Spring 2018

If you want to actually “enjoy” taking pictures and have your own creative touch – take this course! I really got a great deal of info on the basics; aperture, ISO, shutter which gave me a strong foundation on what I want my pictures to reveal.
Sharon Price – Learn Photo, Spring 2018

Loved the critiques each week and doing photos together as a class.
Nicole Davis – Learn Photo, Spring 2018

I learned not to be afraid to experiment with different photos. The highlight was critiquing in a supportive, empowering way!
Ellen Pavanel – Learn Photo, Spring 2018

What I learned the most was composing and thinking about the final shot I have in my mind and learning the power of my camera from a technical point of view.
Thank you for bringing back the joy of photography for me.

Carol Newell – Learn Photo, Spring 2017

I learned how to compose pictures and landscapes rather than snapshots.
Glenn Parkin – Learn Photo, Spring 2017

The (Learn Photo) workbook was amazing, filled with lots of great information and resources. I loved how each class ended by looking at each other’s photos, it was a great learning experience.
Ann Ilika – Learn Photo, Spring 2017

Trina is an excellent teacher. Not only does she cover the technical aspects of the camera she opens your mind to a new way of seeing!
Kristen Clancy – Learn Photo, Spring 2017

My knowledge going into the class (Learn Photo) and coming out is ten fold more, I really learned how to use my camera.
Jenny Fulton – Learn Photo, Spring 2017

“I learned about the functions of the camera, enough to go on learning on my own. Very informative about use of digital camera, warm spirited instructor.”
Ria Marentette – Learn Photo, Spring 2016

“Excellent introduction to elements of photography and use of camera features. It covered everything I had hoped.”
Greg McCreary – Learn Photo – Spring 2016

“I wish I had taken this workshop sooner. Accessible, clear, useful information.”
Mary Beth Templeton – Learn Photo, Spring 2016

“I feel like I am more curious to explore photography again with the knowledge I gained through this course.”
Karen Crawford – Learn Photo, Spring 2016

“The highlight for me was sitting through and working with our cameras as Trina instructed all of us step by step.”
Jennifer Betzner – Learn Photo, Spring 2016

“The feedback on weekly assignments really helped me to see my art differently. I feel my photos have improved over the six weeks.”
Alison Springate – Learn Photo, Spring 2016

”I now fully understand how the manual settings will effect the outcome of the photo.”
Andrea Smith – Learn Photo, Spring 2016

“Absolutely take this course.”
Bang Ly – Learn Photo, Winter 2014

“This was, by far, the best workshop I’ve ever taken in terms of learning a new skill.  It was the perfect balance of information, hands on learning and individual experimentation.”
Christie Zimmer – Learn Photo, Fall 2012

“I would highly recommend this workshop because the class was small, informal, informative and very practical.  Homework assignments were a great practice tool to reinforce new concepts.”
Kate Vanderhorst – Learn Photo, Fall 2012

“You learn so much in such a short time.  I was forced out of my comfort zone and thoroughly enjoyed myself!”
Lisa Gabourie – Learn Photo, Fall 2012

” I wanted mainly to learn to understand my camera but go more than that.  Beyond the basics, all the way to understanding more about composition and capturing portraits, and using light.”
Wendy Jespersen – Learn Photo, Spring 2012


May 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
July 10, 2021 @ 9:15 pm


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