The saying “The best camera is the one you have with you” is one we stand firmly behind. Cellphone cameras are capable of capturing outstanding photographs, the key is learning how to make the best of your camera. We’ll take you through the basic functions, tips & tricks for better shooting, and outlining some of the best Apps out there!
“Who knew an iPhone had so many hidden camera functions! My on-the-go photos are so much better now – like, out of this world!”
– GTA Photography Student
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!
Tips & Tricks for faster and more accurate shooting
Composition: Great composition is key to any amazing photo regardless of what type of device you’re shooting with. This course will teach you the most important compositional rules to look for whenever you’re in a new or tricky location to help you see amazing shots.
You’d be surprised at all the awesome basic functions your phones are hiding from you! Let us reveal all the secrets to give you way more control over what your images look like. Students have told us that this section of the workshop “blew their minds”.
Yes, that’s right. There are now advanced shooting techniques that you can accomplish with just your phone cameras. We’ll teach you things like how to take multiple exposures of the same person in a single shot, what to use to get an underwater shot and how to create beautiful bokeh at night.
Editing is such a big part of digital photography and phones offer so many different apps that it’s good to know which are worthwhile. We’ll tell you our favourites and walk you through a hands-on editing demo where you can follow along with our instructor to enhance even the most mundane shots.
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?
• Smartphone with camera
• Phone charger and/or portable 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.