ONLINE! Basic Photography – Single Session

Arts Workshop

Workshop Details

Photography is an art form in of itself. That said, it can also be an incredible tool for creating references! This single session workshop will be all about learning how to use and understand the functions of a 35mm SLR or mirrorless camera.
Learn the basics of photography, how cameras think, using the functions, and getting off auto. Learn how to communicate with your camera, develop a style and think outside the box.

Go over topics such as:

  • What makes a good photo.
  • The triangle of photography (Aperture Shutter Speed and ISO)
  • Action shots and focus modes.
  • Composition, the hero and the villains to create photos with impact.
  • Reading, understanding and measuring light through white balance.
  • How to go on a photographic journey, make extraordinary from ordinary.
  • Thinking outside the box
  • Standing out and creating your own style.


This workshop requires Internet Access and will take place via Google Meetings / Hangouts. Sessions will be recorded and shared with students.

  • 35mm Camera (SLR or mirrorless preferred).

*Concepts can be related to iPhone photography but 35mm camera recommended for homework assignments.

About the Instructor

Instructor Shawn Hamilton will be educating students on how to use a 35mm slr camera. Helping them develop their own photography style in Max the Mutt's online basic photography workshop on Wednesdays!

Photographer Shawn Hamilton on Sable Island

SHAWN HAMILTON has been a professional equestrian photographer for over 35 years. Starting out as a horse show photographer she has covered three Olympics, six World Equestrian Games, been the official photographer of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair as well as published four children’s books with Scholastic Publishing. Shawn has spent the last ten years covering horseback riding vacations worldwide for various publications.

Shawn continues to sell her images to commercial and editorial publications, sells her photos as art and runs online classes and workshops understanding photography.

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