Learn Photo

Instructor Trina Koster
January Workshop SOLD OUT- Next workshop:
Wednesdays May 1st- June 5th, 2013
Limit 10 participants
$255 + 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 in depth the technical and creative applications of using aperture and shutter speeds, 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.

To provide a personal “hands-on” environment,  Trina has been teaching this workshop for 18 years out of her studio.  

The class size is strictly limited to 10 people to maintain a personal atmosphere, because of this, spots fill up quickly!

Instructor: Trina Koster has been a professional wedding and portrait photographer and workshop instructor for 18 years. To view her portfolio click here

Requirements: Digital SLR camera, camera manual, tripod, laptop or mobile device for weekly review sessions.  Alternatively, you can bring in 4x6 prints to for feedback on your photo assignments.


"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