Learn the Fundamentals of Photography

Toronto, Canada

Experience hosted by Elie

90 mins, Hosted in English
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Up to 10 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

I would love to teach you how to work your camera and feel more comfortable using it so that you have the confidence to go out on your own and let your creative mind go to work.

We will begin with walking around the downtown core and photographing subjects on the street, which include people and buildings, so that I can help you learn to capture your subject. In this 2 hours, I will be teaching you the fundamentals of photography and how to use your specific camera/lens setup and how to get the most out of it. I will also be teaching you how to think critically with a creative eye and learn to notice things in a different light, all while walking around with our cameras.

When we're done, we will sit down at my favourite cafe and upload the photos to Lightroom so that we can review them and discuss.
Other things to note
This experience is for anyone! If you've always wanted to learn the basics of photography, I can help you! You don't need previous experience
I would love to teach you how to work your camera and feel more comfortable using it so that you have the confidence to go out on your own and let your creative mind go to work.

We will begin with walking around the downtown core and photographing subjects on the street, which include people and buildings, so that I can help you learn to capture your subject. In this 2 hours, I will be teaching you the fundamentals of photography and h…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Digital Camera as well as Laptop so that we can review the photos on Lightr...

Meet your host, Elie

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 6 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi there!

My name is Elie and I'm a professional photographer based out of Toronto, Canada!

My love for photography started 10 years ago when I discovered my first camera, and it's been a love affair ever since. I've had the opportunity to photograph different subjects in many different places for magazines, weddings, advertisements and small businesses. I'm obsessed with messing around with different cameras and learning new techniques, and I would like to share these techniques with you!

I've always had an eye for the unusual moments that would normally go unnoticed, and I definitely have a love for bold colours. I would like to teach you the fundamentals of photography, but also how to think critically and see the world in a different way.

Can't wait to meet you!

-Elie
Hi there!

My name is Elie and I'm a professional photographer based out of Toronto, Canada!

My love for photography started 10 years ago when I discovered my first camera, and it's been a love affair ever since. I've had the opportunity to photograph different subjects in many different places for magazines, weddings, advertisements and small businesses. I'm obsessed with messing around with different cameras and learning new techniques, and I would like to share these tech…
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Where you'll be

We will be walking around the downtown core near Nathan Phillips Square, then walk down to the lake and finish off at my favourite cafe downtown so that we can review the photos!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 6 reviews.

Estevan
March 2020
I can't say enough positive things about the experience I had with Elie. His knowledge of photography, cameras, art, design and beyond is bottomless - you can tell he does this out of the sheer love of sharing his craft because he knows it inside out. We made the most of a somewhat rainy day and I genuinely enjoyed the time I spent with Elie, both while shooting and while getting to know each other. 5/5, would highly recommend!
I can't say enough positive things about the experience I had with Elie. His knowledge of photography, cameras, art, design and beyond is bottomless - you can tell he does this out…
Dave
March 2020
Elie did a great job explaining and showing me the fundamentals of photography! He gave me detailed instructions how to use my camera and I left with a much better understanding of photography and how to use all the features of my camera.
Greg
March 2020
Elie was a wonderful instructor and collaborator, providing lots of information and a variety of tips & tricks to improve my skills! I really appreciated his warm and outgoing personality, and I hope we can shoot together again soon.
Mylène
March 2020
I really enjoyed Elie’s class - I’ve had a DSLR camera for so long now but never knew how to use it. He really took the time to properly explain concepts and show me some useful tips. Definitely would recommend!
Ying
January 2020
Elie is a great teacher, he is really knowledgeable on almost every topic of photography and he will make sure you understand before moving on to something new and customize the class according to your needs and is quite personable. He is very passionate of what he does for photography, you will not regret the experience!
Elie is a great teacher, he is really knowledgeable on almost every topic of photography and he will make sure you understand before moving on to something new and customize the cl…
Jalal
March 2020
This was well worth it - id happily sign up again. Thanks Elie!

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Optional: your own camera