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Workshops & Events

Want to Learn More About Photography?

Our experienced instructors will help expand your photographic skillset with workshops held at various locations. These classes cover a wide range of topics, in colour or black-and-white photography, using the latest digital imaging options. Workshops use techniques that are best developed utilizing a digital SLR or at a very minimum a digital camera that has full manual features. Evening workshops are divided into multiple sessions of approximately 2 hours each. Saturday workshops are full days of approximately 6 hours.

Workshop spaces will only be reserved with payment. Should you wish to cancel a spot in a workshop, 5 working days notice is required. If you have any questions please call 1-800-661-6980, or email workshops@mcbaincamera.com

Our Workshops & Events

This 2 hour workshop covers the Library and Develop modules in Adobe Lightroom 4. You will learn everything you need to know to establish an effective workflow from importing your images, basic editing and conversions, to exporting your images and uploading them to social media. *Students must bring a laptop with Lightroom 3 or 4 installed. Installation issues will not be covered.

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Long exposures can create a sense of motion, or eliminate moving things completely. The creative use of long exposure limited only by what you can imagine. Students will require a tripod and ND filter. A remote trigger is recommended as well.

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Want to get better pictures with your new camera? DSLR Basics is a workshop that shows you what the different modes do, when to use them. Start getting better pictures with the knowledge you will get from this workshop. Designed for DSLR's, this workshop is applicable to any camera with interchangeable lenses.

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This workshop gives you the skills to easily edit your images to maximize their impact, and bring them to the next level, whether you use Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. Bring your laptop computer, and follow along through the steps.

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Just for Kids ages 11-14. Learn to use a camera and get great pictures. All of the basic concepts of digital photography will be covered including ISO, shutter speed, depth of field, and composition. This is a workshop spread over 3 afternoons. Day 1 will be in the classroom learning all of the concepts. Day 2 will be at Fort Edmonton Park. Day 3 will be at the Valley Zoo. Admission is included. instructors Corrie Side and June Chua, Register now before it is full.

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The Macro photography workshop explores close up photography. It will show you what macro photography really is, and explore the various techniques and equipment to get the most out of your close-up shots. This workshop is offered as 2 evening sessions.

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The foundation for all other workshops, Mastering your Digital Camera will teach you about the different shooting modes of your SLR. Some of the concepts covered are depth of field, aperture, shutter speed, and exposure. It is recommended that you take this workshop before attempting others as the other workshops assume you already know this information. This workshop is offered as either a 3 evening workshop, or a Saturday single day workshop.

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The foundation for all other workshops, Mastering your Digital Camera will teach you about the different shooting modes of your SLR. This installment of the workshop is offered as a women's only class to provide a comfortable learning experience you can feel confident in! Some of the concepts covered are depth of field, aperture, shutter speed, and exposure. It is recommended that you take this workshop before attempting others as the other workshops assume you already know this information.

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Due to unforeseen circumstances we unfortunately have to cancel this photo tour.

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Learn to capture breath-taking portraits in any situation. This six hour course will cover a broad range of portrait styles, from candid snaps to formal studio shooting. Experienced instructors will help you develop technical and conceptual knowledge that will take your portraits to the next level. This class includes hands-on studio shooting with flash and strobe, as well as a tutorial with a professional makeup artist.

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Everyone wants to be able to stop the action in sports. The sports photography workshop covers the techniques required to do exactly that. Covers shooting angles, timing, Offered as a 2 evening workshop.

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Street photography is not simply a style or method of photography. It is a combination of photo skills, creativity, composition, and the a special sense of timing. How we see the world around us is based on our personality, our life experiences and our power of observation. These all contribute to the ability of a street photographer to anticipate the precise moment to release the shutter.

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Learn how to use studio lighting to create amazing images. Learn about metering, triggering, and positioning of lights to maximize the impact and effect. Mastering your digital camera is a recommended pre-requisite to this workshop.

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Based on the "stay-cation" concept, this workshop will provide an opportunity to capture exciting local images and is ideal to assist in preparing for greater travel adventures. Here is a chance to become a tourist in your own town and discover a very vibrant Edmonton. Robert's Travel Photography workshop is conducted on a single day. The morning session provides best practice lecture, selecting your best equipment options and Q&A component. The afternoon session is designated to field work and will run rain or shine. If there is sufficient interest Robert will assign an Saturday for sharing and critique of images over coffee at Expressionz Cafe.

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