When you’re trying to show off a handmade piece of jewelry or one of a kind scarf it’s the images that are really going to sell the product. So how do you get beautiful product shots at home? This hands-on workshop will teach you how to get stunning Pinterest, Etsy or Shopify worthy images by teaching you easy at-home lighting, colour and composition as well as what kind of equipment you need for a simple indoor setup.
“Class was very fun and insightful. Teaches you great ways in making your product look good in all cases. The practical experience in the class using the various tools was fun.”
– Robert Stanczyk
All of our classes incorporate a hands-on approach to learning. To really make it ‘click’, we get our students shooting outdoors and putting the principles they learned into practice.
5 Star Reviews
Not only do we consistently get 5 star reviews, we’re also listed as one of Toronto’s Top 10 Photography Schools by BlogTO.
Our instructors are professional photographers AND excellent teachers! They know how to simplify technical concepts and teach through exploration, and creativity.
Small Class Sizes
We have small class sizes to ensure the attention every student needs. Many of our classes have 1:10 instructor to student ratio; that’s only 10 students per instructor!
Finding your own style by looking at current Etsy and Pinterest trends
Colour and composition to represent your products appropriately and to build your brand with the right mood
What props to use to highlight your products instead of taking away from them
Easy at home lighting so you can make the most of natural daylight with a few extra DIY tricks like how to make creative backdrops
Equipment and lens info to invest your money in what really counts
Key camera settings to get the most out of your camera or device
Easy at Home Lighting
Learn how to make the most out of natural daylight at home by using window light and a few extra tips like a reflector or DIY light box. We’ll look at the do’s and don’t of product lighting to ensure your stuff always looks its best.
Key Camera Settings
Whether you’re shooting in full auto or manual mode, we’ll cover some other key settings to help you get the most out of whatever device you’re using to shoot.
Find Your Style
Branding is so important when trying to establish your own look or style for your products. We’ll talk about colour, composition and propping to help you build the right mood and aesthetic for Pinterest, Etsy, Instagram or Shopify!
Registration is open right up until the day the session begins. Please note however, that some of our classes sell out well in advance. In order to guarantee enrolment, we recommend registering as soon as you know your schedule.
What are your class and cancellation policies?
Prepayment is required to confirm your registration and spot in the class / camp / workshop.
All sessions begin promptly at the stated time. Any missed material is forgone by the student.
Register early: If you wait until the last minute, the class might be filled or cancelled due to insufficient enrolment.
Cancellation by Student:
CLASS/WORKSHOP: Cancellations are non-refundable whether the student cancels or fails to show up for class; however, if we are notified within 7 days prior to the scheduled session, we will reschedule you to another session but a $50 administration fee will apply*.
PRIVATE LESSONS: Cancellations are non-refundable whether the student cancels or fails to show up for the lesson; however, if we are notified 48 hours prior to the scheduled session, we will reschedule your session, but a $50 administration fee will apply.
GTA Photography Classes reserves the right to cancel or postpone any class if there is inadequate enrolment. In the event that a class must be cancelled, you will be notified by email in advance (please be sure to register using the email address where you can best be reached). You may then either reschedule for another session or receive reimbursement of class fees.
*Exclusions: Travel Photography purchased as a Photo 101 add on is non-refundable and non-transferable prior to or post your scheduled session.
Do you offer certificates?
We offer a certificate of completion to students upon request. Please contact us through email or by phone to speak with an instructor to receive your certificate if you require one. Certificates will be delivered through email. There will be a $25 admin fee if you would like a physical certificate mailed to you.
What equipment should I bring to class?
• DSLR Camera or point & shoot camera that can shoot in manual mode
• Memory Card
• Fully Charged Battery Pack
• Class notes (you’ll be able to download these in your confirmation email)
What type of payment do you accept?
Most of our registration is done ONLINE using MC and VISA. We do however, except CASH / CHEQUES in person at the studio. (Note: We do not accept Debit) Please phone ahead to make an appointment to register if paying by cash, as we may be in session or out on assignment.
Cheques can also be mailed to our studio. Please make them payable to GTA Photography Classes.
25 Toronto St.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Do I need prior training or experience?
For the introductory courses (Photo 101) and photo tours, no prior training is required. More advanced courses such as Photo 201 and our workshops, do require prior experience as they build on basic techniques taught in Photo 101. If you have some prior knowledge or experience and not sure if you need some of the prerequisites, give us a call and talk to an instructor today!
Do I get more instruction in the in-class Weekend Boot Camp or the 4 week program?
All of our programs include the exact same lecture / workshop material. You will not get any more or less in any of the sessions. We design our courses and workshops so that we equip all our students with the knowledge they need! You just select the class type that works best for your schedule. Leave everything else with us!
Where are you located? Is there parking?
For all of our classes in Toronto, they are located at 25 Toronto Street, Suite #200. Parking is available on Toronto St and at several other paid-parking lots around the area.
For all information about our location, contact and map with parking options, please visit our Contact Page for more details.