Digital Photography (Introductory Level)

October 15, 22, 29 and November 5 (Sundays, 4 weeks)

10:30 am to 1:30 pm

Corey Katz & Steve Wadden

$130 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $149.50 plus HST (Non-Members)

Corey Katz and Steve Wadden present their four-part workshop “Intro to Digital Photography” — a hands-on learning experience, held at the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design.

This fun back to basics workshop includes four different, 3-hour classes that will provide beginners with the knowledge and confidence they need to tap into their creative potential while building a strong foundation in digital photography.

Participants will learn about their cameras, and how to use manual settings to get the most out of their D-SLR. The workshop covers all the bases of technical and artistic fundamentals through instruction, Q&A, a photo field trip, photo assignments, and constructive critiques from two of the island’s leading young professionals.

Only 15 seats available. Participants will be required to arrange their own travel for photo field trip day. Location yet to be determined.

Participants are also required to have a D-SLR or Mirrorless with manual controls and interchangeable lenses.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Class 1:

In class instruction at the Centre for Craft and Design— covering the basics. The first half of the class will cover instruction on general camera and lens operations, as well as technical fundamentals including manual mode, focus, exposure, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, depth-of-field and white balance. Handouts will be provided. A short break will follow.

The second half of the class will cover artistic fundamentals including composition, the rule-of-thirds, leading lines, colour, contrast, layering and dimension, perspective, emotion and moment. Handouts will be provided.

Class 2: 

In class instruction at the Centre for Craft and Design –  Starts with a quick summary and recap of the previous week, followed by in-class shooting demo. 

Class 3:

Photo field trip. Location to be determined. Starts with a quick summary and recap of in-class instruction, followed by in-person instruction and advice while shooting on location.

Class 4:

In class instruction at the Centre for Craft and Design. Final critiques followed by an in-class discussion with time for Q&A. Workshop wraps up with individual assessments and advice for students as they move forward with digital photography. Time will be allotted for breaks.

For more information on this program or to register, email or phone 902.539.7491 ext 111.