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Digital Photo 201 - Taking Creative Control!

Our 15th Year teaching workshops at Stewart Hall!

Starts: Tuesday - April 11, 2023 at 7:30pm

Places available - register now!

12 1/2 hours over 5 nights
Pointe Claire Cultural Centre - Stewart Hall
176 chemin Bord-du-Lac / Lakeshore Road

Designed exclusively for DSLR and mirrorless camera owners, learn how to shoot and process your images using the superior RAW format. In this Advanced workshop, learn the techniques for engaging portraiture, ethereal landscapes, fantastic panoramas, plus slow-motion, time-lapse and night photography imagery.

Take creative control using Manual mode, selective focus, different lenses and apertures, and mixing ambient light with flash fill for SFX - special effects! Learn easy processing techniques with Adobe Photoshop Elements.

Four unique assignments with helpful critiques and a Q&A session, will improve your techniques and enhance your skills!

This workshop will be given inside a large spacious room with good spacing between participants. Masks are optional.

Dates: * Tuesday April 11, 19, 25, May 2 and 9 2023.
* except week 2 on Wednesday April 19

12 1/2 hours over 5 evenings - from 7:30pm till 10pm at Stewart Hall

Skill level: Intermediate.
Suggested prerequisite: Digital Photo 101 or 102
For DSLR and mirrorless cameras with RAW mode.
(I will show you how to set it up!)
Mostly in English, with questions answered in English and French.
Bring your camera and operating manual.

Maximum class size: 10

Course Outline:

- the RAW format: What it is and How to use it
- The Histogram- How to Read and Use Successfully
- How to effectively use Manual mode for sunsets, night imagery, silhouettes and more
- How to use in-camera bracketing for best exposure & HDR imagery
- How to create dreamy landscapes & feathery waterfalls with slow shutter speeds using polarizers and Neutral Density (ND) filters
- Exposure Compensation - How to use this setting for superior images
- Metering: When & How to use Matrix/Evaluative, Center Weight and Spot modes
- How to use Selective Focus and large Apertures to create smooth backgrounds and images with impact
- Learn flash fill techniques combining natural light with on and off camera electronic flash
- How to create big, stunning, multiple-image panoramic images

Adobe Photoshop Elements basics:

- How to use the Adobe RAW converter including the Highlights, Shadows, Clarity, Vibrance tools and more
- Noise reduction tips for high ISO images
- Cropping methods to create stronger images
- How to effectively use the Dodge, Burn, Clone and Healing tools
- Shadow and highlight adjustment
- How to stitch multiple photos to create breathtaking panoramic images
- Using Levels and Curves to improve an image
- Adding multiple borders and type to enhance your images
- Resizing and sharpening techniques - for printing, email, or social media

Workshop information and assignments (homework!) will be emailed to participants after each class for at-home reading and practice.

Four unique photo assignments with easy-to-follow instructions, will help you practice techniques learned in class. Workshop assignments will be projected onto the BIG screen and evaluated to provide helpful suggestions and critiques of your photo projects.

The cost for this special, 5 night workshop is just $94.00 (taxes included)

Register now to secure your spot!

Register online at:


At the top left of the page, select your Language: English or French

Next, go to Step 1: Search For Activities / Étape 1: Recherchez vos activités
In the search box, type: Photo 201
Proceed to register and pay.


Register by phone, or in person from
Monday to Thursday- 8:30 am to 7 pm; Fridays- 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
at the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre,
176 chemin Bord-du-Lac/Lakeshore Road in Pointe-Claire.

For more information, please call:

This workshop is crafted and produced exclusively for
the Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre at Stewart Hall
by professional photographer and a/v multimedia instructor

Frederic Hore
Not to be missed!