Photography Classes

LVL UP Presents

Photography Classes in Toronto with Alex Buts

Foundations of Photography: A Beginner’s Guide to Crafting Visual Stories” is a comprehensive six-week course designed to introduce beginners to the fundamental principles of photography. Led by seasoned professional Alexander Buts, each class explores essential topics such as camera settings, lighting techniques, composition rules, and photo processing. Through engaging lectures, hands-on exercises, and personalized feedback, students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to capture stunning images and tell compelling visual stories. Whether you’re an aspiring photographer or simply looking to enhance your skills, this course offers a structured and supportive environment to kickstart your journey into the world of photography. Join us for six immersive sessions and unlock your creative potential behind the lens!

Foundations

6 Week Class – $840 +HST
$140/ session
  • Week 1: Camera and Its Settings
  • Week 2: The Role of Light in Photography
  • Week 3: All About Cameras and Lenses
  • Week 4: Composition – Enhance Your Visual Storytelling
  • Week 5: Practical Session (Shooting)
  • Week 6: Photo Processing in Lightroom

Week 1: Camera and Its Settings – Use Your Camera Like a Pro

  • Exposure Control: Master lighting techniques to highlight your subject with precision.
  • Freezing Motion: Learn to capture crucial moments without missing a beat.
  • Adding Blur: Infuse dynamism into your shots while maintaining focus.
  • Optimizing ISO: Ensure the highest quality shots in any lighting condition.
  • Aperture Mastery: Take command of blur and focus effortlessly.
  • Semi-Automatic Mode: Harness the power of assistant modes for various photography genres.

Week 2: The Role of Light in Photography

  • Light Direction: Understand how light direction impacts your subject.
  • Light Character: Explore how different light qualities influence your final image.
  • Perception of Lighting: Develop an eye for interpreting lighting characteristics on the scene.
  • Continuous & Natural Lighting: Learn to work with both artificial and natural light sources effectively.

Week 3: All About Cameras and Lenses

  • Lens Selection: Discover the right lens for every type of shot, from portraits to landscapes.
  • Lens Progression: Chart your photography skills growth with appropriate lens choices.
  • Focus Techniques: Refine your focus skills to capture those decisive moments.
  • Choosing the Right Camera: Navigate through camera differences to find the perfect fit for your needs.

Week 4: Composition – Enhance Your Visual Storytelling

  • Rule of Thirds: Master this fundamental rule for balanced compositions.
  • Diagonal Lines & Symmetry: Explore techniques to create dynamic and harmonious compositions.
  • Framing & Fibonacci Rule: Use framing and mathematical principles to enhance visual appeal.
  • Avoiding Composition Mistakes: Learn common pitfalls and how to sidestep them gracefully.

Week 5: Practical Session (Shooting)

  • Model Psychology: Understand how to elicit the desired response from your models.
  • Lighting Analysis: Evaluate lighting conditions to optimize your shots.
  • Angles & Posing: Experiment with different shooting angles and posing techniques.
  • Hands-On Shooting: Apply learned concepts in a real-world shooting environment.

Week 6: Photo Processing in Lightroom

  • Raw File Development: Create mood through exposure, contrast, and color adjustments.
  • Curves & Contrast: Enhance image depth using curves and contrast adjustments.
  • Adding Dimension: Learn techniques to add depth and dimensionality to your photos.
  • Color Management: Master the art of working with colors to evoke emotions.
  • Toning Examples: Explore various toning styles to elevate your images.
  • Masks for Focus: Utilize masks as a tool to direct viewer attention effectively.

LVL UP Presents

Photography Classes in Toronto with Alex Buts

Foundations of Photography: A Beginner’s Guide to Crafting Visual Stories” is a comprehensive six-week course designed to introduce beginners to the fundamental principles of photography. Led by seasoned professional Alexander Buts, each class explores essential topics such as camera settings, lighting techniques, composition rules, and photo processing. Through engaging lectures, hands-on exercises, and personalized feedback, students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to capture stunning images and tell compelling visual stories. Whether you’re an aspiring photographer or simply looking to enhance your skills, this course offers a structured and supportive environment to kickstart your journey into the world of photography. Join us for six immersive sessions and unlock your creative potential behind the lens!