Use your camera the way it was intended
In-person camera workshops, with tornado hunter greg johnson, two days to better photos...guaranteed..
My name is Greg Johnson and I have made my living for the past 25 years as a photographer. I was an early adopter of digital camera technology, however, my real art is in the sharing of my knowledge with others. Over the past 15 years, I have taught thousands of people how to use a camera. As a professional photographer, I value time and simplicity. Camera Easy is my philosophy.
Greg will give you the ‘ah-ha’ moment. The Intro course is designed to teach a technical understanding of your Digital SLR or Mirrorless camera.
Simply put, you will understand how your camera works by the end of the workshop , and you will have a ton of fun while learning! Over 15 hours of instruction throughout the 2 days . Generally, classes run from 9 am – 5 pm.
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- Saskatoon, SK 8 Seats left Sept 7-8 2023 (Grosvenor Park United Church)
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- Tisdale, SK 12 Seats Left Oct 5-6 2023 (Rec Plex)
- Saint John, NB 14 Seats Open Oct 12-13 2023 (Location TBD)
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- Lethbridge AB 14 Seats Open Oct 31-Nov 1 2023 (Location TBD)
- Red Deer, AB 11 Seats Left Nov 2-3 2023 (Kerry Wood Center)
- Edmonton, AB 13 Seats left Nov 4-5 2023 (Strathcona Hall)
- Brandon, MB 13 Seats left Nov 11-12 2023 (Seniors for Seniors)
- Weyburn, SK 14 Seats Open Nov 16-17 2023 (McKenna Hall)
- Yorkton, SK 12 Seats left Nov 18-19 2023 (Western Dev Museum)
- Kamloops, BC 14 Seats Open Nov 23-24 2023 (N Shore Community Ctr)
- Kelowna, BC 14 Seats Open Nov 25-26 2023 (Location TBD)
- Courtenay, BC 14 Seats Open Nov 30-Dec 1 2023 (City of Comox Marina)
- Nanaimo, BC 14 Seats Open Dec 2-3 2023 (Quality Inn)
- Victoria, BC 12 Seats left Dec 9-10 2023 (Coast Hotel and Marina)
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- 15 hours of instruction
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- You will get better photos
What to expect
What To Expect: My goal with every guest (experienced or not) is to give them the tools needed to understand the camera. I have a procedure for taking photos. We do the first step and then practice it, by actually taking pictures, then move on to the next step. By the end of the first day you will be shooting in manual mode and understand why and how to adjust the photo to make it look the way you want. Every guest will feel comfortable, no matter their previous level of experience with the camera.
General topic areas
- Manual mode
- Aperture Priority
- Hands-on shooting
- White Balance
- What causes blur
- Understanding exposure
- Creative Process
- Handling the camera
- Cheat sheet
Is it worth it?
Frequently asked questions, most frequent questions and answers, i cannot make it to a workshop. do you have an online version of your workshops.
Yes! Camera Easy is my online course and I even recommend it as a followup to the live events. If you can’t make it out to a live event workshop, then Camera Easy is just what the doctor ordered.
I have not yet purchased a camera but I intend to and would like to take the course. Do you provide cameras to learn with?
We have a camera we can lend for the course. Please email [email protected] to make these arrangements.
Am I able to purchase a gift certificate for someone?
Yes, gift certificates are available in any denomination and can be purchased by emailing [email protected] . We will wait to contact the recipient until after the gift has been received.
I have a mirrorless camera and would love to know how to use it. Are these classes beneficial for my type of camera.
Yes. Although most cameras are DSLR, mirroless in newer technology and everything we do in the workshop applies to mirrorless as well as DSLR cameras.
If I am already quite familiar with my camera is the intro workshop right for me? What topics will be covered?.
Yes, this is definitely the correct workshop. There will of course be some repetition on a few items, however, I have a very different approach and from my experience, with thousands of photographers that have come through this course, everyone benefits starting here.
With that being said, going straight into the Intermediate lessons on CameraEasy.ca is right for some people. The following questions will help direct you to the correct workshop:
- What camera are you using?
- Do you shoot in manual mode?
- Do you have an external flash?
- Please list your two favourite lenses that you currently own?
- If you shoot at night (aurora/stars/lightning) please attach one or two images.
- By answering these questions I will be able to ensure we get you in the right workshop.
- Please email your responses to [email protected]
I am a pure beginner. I literally know nothing about the camera and only use the auto stuff. Is this the course for me?
Yes. The intro course will allow you to understand how the camera works. Everyone has to start somewhere!
I have a camera which is an advanced travel camera, it has the usual capabilities but no interchangeable lens. Is it worth me taking the course when I have a limited camera?
Although it is not a dslr camera, it has every bit of the necessary functionality and is totally suitable for the workshop. That being said, one of the outcomes from the workshop will likely be that you will discover that there are a few limitations with this camera. I suggest taking the workshop with this camera and if and when you decide to upgrade to a better version, you will have a great idea of what you need and want.
I have an older Camera. Is it ok to use at the workshop?
The technology may be older but they are great for learning. It will be fine for the workshop and then you can make a more informed decision about purchasing after your two days with Greg. If you want to purchase something prior to the workshop, I can provide you some advice.
What is the cancellation policy:
In cases of emergency, it is our policy to refund registration fees. In all other cases, we offer a credit for the next available workshop or for any product or service with camera easy, camera adventures, or tornado hunter. A $50 admin fee will be charged on all refunded workshops. If you cannot attend the workshop, please contact [email protected]
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Chris Attrell Photography Class Get the Most out of Your Camera and Learn Creative Photography Techniques in Just 3 Hours! Taught to over 10,000 students in 1,000 classes all over BC, AB, SK & MB Since 2016. My Books | My Media Interviews | My Animal Rescue Fundraisers
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No matter how new you are to photography, in 3 hours I will get you off of auto mode easily!
Learn Night Photography! I’ll show you how with your own camera.
Small Classes! I’m familiar with almost every camera & you’ll receive hands on training.
“Strongly recommend taking this class. Chris is such a relaxed teacher but can share so much knowledge in an easy to understand way.”
Heather, Swift Current
“My wife and I took Chris’s course and I can’t say enough about how good he is and how much fun I had learning about my camera all over again. I highly recommend him”
Terrence , Calgary, AB
Are you still taking pictures in auto-mode? Well, in just three hours, I can teach you everything I wish I knew when I got my first digital camera way back in 2003! This class is not your ordinary photography class, but it’s all about learning a few easy, yet impressive features on your camera, and some important concepts to help you move away from auto-mode right away.
By attending my class, you’ll be able to take awesome pictures just like the one at the top of this page with your own camera and equipment. I’ll teach you the two semi-manual modes and skills that will apply to 95% of your photos . From there, the excitement and experience will take you to the next level!
In class, we’ll cover 5 essential camera features your camera wishes you knew , 3 underrated skills in the digital age, basic portraits, night photography like auroras, effective compositions, slow shutter speeds for capturing waterfalls, action shots, the bokeh effect, and painting with light. Plus, I’ll show you some quick editing tips that take just 5 minutes.
But that’s not all! I’ll also inspect your camera and make sure there are no irregular settings that might affect your photo quality. You’ll even get a handy 7-page cheat sheet to help you remember everything you’ve learned .
Learning everything about photography can be tough, but learning the basics can be simple and fun! Have you ever wanted to learn night photography but thought it was too hard? Well, I’ll make it super easy for you, even if you’re brand new to photography.
And one last thing – I’m a minimalist photographer , which means I use minimal settings, minimal equipment, and minimal editing. So, what are you waiting for? Come to my class with high expectations, and let’s get started!
I know your camera! Even mirrorless ones.
A camera with manual settings is recommended for this class . Call/Text if you are not sure. 306-297-9005.
“I just took this in Tisdale a couple weeks ago and it is so worth it! I highly recommend! My advice…TAKE THE CLASS!”
Lisa, Tisdale, SK
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Shaunavon, SK (2 of 5 Left) Learn night photography at 3 abandoned places. More details Sept 2nd ( Sat ) @7PM (4hrs) $125 Canalta Meeting Rm– Hi 37 & 3rd Ave
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“took a Photography course with Chris tonight! it was FANTASTIC! Highly recommend! Everything was made simple to understand”
“Thank you Chris, my camera is a lot less intimidating now. Wish I took your class years ago!”
Megan, Spruce Grove, AB
Hey Chris just wanted to thank you again, that class blew me away! I’m so pumped to go out and shoot.
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New Kamloops workshop: Camera and foundational photography basics
camera basics before each workshop. However I’m now adding a more in depth ‘Camera Basics’ course that concentrates on foundational and fundamental principles of DSLR photography. Topics covered will include: Exposure (working in manual or M mode), understanding the importance of your histogram, creative control with depth of field, focus modes and focal cursor selections, composition, lighting, raw vs. jpg, filters and more.
Class dates will be floating. Minimum of 4 required with a maximum of 8. Duration will be approx. 4 hours and take place at TRU. Cost is $90, taxes included. Discount for group bookings of 4 or more.
~ by Kelly Funk Photography on March 5, 2012.
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25 Responses to “New Kamloops workshop: Camera and foundational photography basics”
I’m interested in this workshop, as long as it is scheduled on a weekend.
Hi Kelly, me again ;-). I am thinking that this would be a great place to start. If I leave it any longer, my camera will be completely obsolete – actually think it is! I know someone else who may be interested as well and will pass it on.
Bye for now, Britt Antoniuk
Please let me know when you are planning onof these classes I would be interested in signing up.
Hi Pat. Can you shoot me a message to [email protected] and I’ll get the details to you… Cheers, Kelly
Wanted to make sure I’m in for this class. Did you chose a date yet? Thanks.
Is there another class soon? Looks like I missed Mar 5 sign up.
Hi Kim, please email me at [email protected] for details.. Cheers, Kelly
Hi Cathy, I’ll put you on the list for the next one, probably about 2 weeks…please send me an email at [email protected] . Thanks!
Hi Kelly I would like to join your class I Havnt even purchased a camera yet, thought I’d wait for some suggestions. Could you please let me know your next avail. class Thanks Rob 250 318 7553
Hello Kelly! Are there any classes in the winter for beginners?
Hey Trish, yes, I’ll be running floating Camera Basics workshop as they fill up…Do you want to be on the next list? Cheers, K
Hi, Mt friend and I are interested in taking a beginners workshop. Do you have any spots availlable? Thank you. Leanne
Hi Leanne. My next Camera Basics is full but I’ll be running another shortly. Please send me an email to: [email protected] and include your friend’s name and email and I’ll put you on the list.. Cheers, Kelly
Hey Kelly Very interested in camera and foundational workshop…please let me know when it will be. Thanks Al
when is your next workshop? I am taking photos of still pictures. need to learn how to use my nikon as a quick snap and shoot and get excellent results whether outside or inside. also need to enlarge the pictures if needed to banner size.
Hi Wendy, it’s soon…would you like to be added to the list? Cheers, Kelly
Hi kelly please add me to the list..Al Brundritt 250 374-1778…thanks
When will you be having your next Camera Basics class? Very interested in signing up for this class. Thank you!
Hi Tracy, I think Sept 8th will be the next class. If you’re interested, send me an email at [email protected] . K
Hi Kelly, Will you be having another Camera Basics class this fall? I see you are have a 2 course on Oct 5 will you be doing anything after that? Thanks, Lynnette
Hi Lynette! Yes, possibly this upcoming weekend. If that works send me an email to [email protected]
hi, im interested in taking classes. when does the class start? thanks Kailee
This Sunday’s workshop starts at 0830 and goes til 12:30. Send me an email at [email protected] if that works… cheers, Kelly
Hi Kelly! I am interested in taking a class. Just wondering if you are planning on doing any this winter? I’d love to get into a class !! Thanks, Melissa
Hi Melissa, I take it you couldn’t attend this Sunday’s class? I do have room I believe.. Cheers, Kelly
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