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WORKSHOPS & CLASSROOM PROGRAMS


This is an opportunity to go live with a seasoned pro!  Our workshops and classroom sessions are run by working professional photographers. Learn the fundamentals, then move on to the tricks of the trade, or try one of our custom workshops where you get a 1 on 1 experience with a working pro who will help you fine tune your photography skills.


We also offer programs for educational institutions, associations, clubs and businesses. These programs are generally tailored to specific requirements and fall into our custom workshop category. Please contact us via the email link at the bottom of this page for further information.

Workshops will be held in an outdoor setting, or in a classroom for the institution/business presentations. All of our outdoor workshops will include time to actively use some of the skills that are covered in the sessions. Detailed information will be provided to registered participants prior to the dates.

Our outdoor workshops will commence in April. With warmer temperatures and longer days we will take advantage of the prime lighting conditions that late day and early evening bring. Registered participants will receive further information on times, locations and content.

Some of our workshops are out of town and will require traveling to a specific locations. All of these locations will provide you with prime locations to practice what we cover. Workshops that take us into the popular National Parks such as Banff are run during the shoulder seasons or low season to avoid crowds and restrictions. We often have participants carpool to some of our out of town destinations, and this will be discussed as we get closer to the date.

A few things to know:

  • Participants are expected to bring a DSLR camera or equivalent (manual control recommended),  camera manual, fully charged batteries, a tripod, and the appropriate camera memory card/cards.
  • Workshops are limited to 12 people, with a minimum number of 4.
  • Registration is on a first come basis, and will close once we are full.
  • We also encourage students to understand where their camera controls are and what they do, before attending the sessions. We don’t want to spend our entire workshop time ‘discovering’ 12 different cameras. 

Our workshops and classrooms are run by Doran Clark, who has been not only been a professional photographer and videographer, but also an educator at a number of post secondary institutions within the province. He has been a sessional instructor at the University of Alberta, ACAD, and Mt. Royal University, and has also been host and quest speaker/instructor at various clubs, associations and conferences held in Western Canada. He has also been a long time photo and video contributor to a number of stock photo/video agencies, and is currently with iStock/Getty Images. 

His expertise in photography, videography, digital content, and the advertising/marketing industries has always filled classrooms and lecture halls at any venue. Always one to enjoy a bit of humour, his talks are often filled with stories and anecdotes about everyday life that will keep you smiling.


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PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS


Photo#1: Introductory Photo Workshop

This full day workshop will provide an introduction to digital photography for those people who are either new to photography, or trying to make the transition from the film world to the digital realm. We will cover some basic points of digital photography,   some key features and controls of the camera, composition and capturing images under different conditions.

As with all of our workshops we will follow the principle of practice makes perfect, so students will have time to put into practice what we talk about.

  • The cost per person is $120.00, payable by cheque, cash or Paypal. 

This a very popular workshop, so we recommend contacting us ASAP. 



Photo#2: Intermediate to Advanced Photo Workshop 

This full day workshop is a great follow-up on our introductory course, as we will be providing more information about cameras, lenses, file types, shooting techniques and when not to follow the rules. We will also talk about lighting and how to control it and change it, as well as some of the advanced techniques that break some of the rules of photography. The use of artificial lighting, mixed lighting, camera and subject movement, and a few other topics will be covered.

As with all of our workshops we will follow the principle of practice makes perfect, so students will have time to put into practice what we talk about.

  • We recommend our introduction to digital photography course for those people who are not that familiar with some of the basics of photography.
  • The cost per person is $120.00, payable by cheque, cash or Paypal.


Photo#3: Close-up/Macro Photo Workshop

This is a full day workshop, broken into two 3 hour sessions. Be prepared to discover all the things that we overlook right at our feet!

  • We recommend our introduction to digital photography course for those people who are not that familiar with some of the basics of photography.
  • Please note, because this is a close-up/macro photography class, students are advised to have their own macro lens.
  • The cost per person is $120.00, payable by cheque, cash, e-transfer or PayPal.

Photo#4: Natural Light Portraiture

Better baby and kid pictures. it is possible with a few tricks.

In this workshop we will discuss and demonstrate some simple and effective ways of improving individual and group photos. We will discuss camera settings, lens choices, subtractive and additive lighting, and a few other simple methods to improve your family photos.

This is a full day workshop, broken into two 3 hour sessions. Bring your equipment, an open mind and your best smile, as we will be working with each other to bring out your best side!

  • We recommend our introduction to digital photography course for those people who are not that familiar with some of the basics of photography.
  • The cost per person is $120.00, payable by cheque, cash or PayPal.

Photo#5: Landscape Photography

For those of you who want to refine their skills at capturing the beautiful scenery that we are so blessed with in Canada, this workshop is for you. We will meet at two locations that will provide ample opportunity to practice what we cover during the workshop. Several locations with an easy drive from Calgary will provide landscapes that will offer different opportunities to capture the perfect scene.

This is a 2 part workshop that will take advantage of the early morning light and the late day light – the magic times of the day. Each session will be ~3 hours long. Travel time to the site should be factored into your day, as we will be starting early with the morning shoot, and ending late with the late day shoot.

  • We recommend our introduction to digital photography course for those people who are not that familiar with some of the basics of photography.
  • The cost per person is $220.00, payable by cheque, cash, e-transfer or PayPal.

Photo#6: Getting to Know Your Equipment

This is a 3 hour course for those people who would rather get their hands on the equipment and play with the settings, than read their manuals and try to fathom what the manufacturers are saying. It often helps having somebody who can walk you through the finer points of what all the technical jargon actually means.

We will talk about:

  • Camera settings and features.
  • The use of various types of lenses.
  • Holding your camera, when it’s OK, and when it’s not, and how to.
  • Tripods and alternatives
  • Some off the shelf products that are a cheap alternative to some of the expensive ‘photo’ equipment.

There will definitely be time for questions and answers, and as with all our workshops, time to play with our new found settings and information.

  • We recommend our introduction to digital photography course for those people who are not that familiar with some of the basics of photography.
  • The cost per person is $120.00, payable by cheque, cash, e-transfer or PayPal. 

Photo#7: All About Stock Photography

This workshop will enlighten you to the fast growing business of stock photography. We will talk about the various stock agencies, what their expectations are, and what you need to do in order to become a contributor. We will also spend some time behind your cameras looking at scenes with a new perspective as a potential stock photographer. The post production process will also be discussed, as this is an integral part of the stock process.

This workshop is a 3 hour session, and will be in an outdoor environment where we can put into practice what we are talking about.

  • The cost per person is $120.00, payable by cheque, cash, e-transfer or PayPal.

INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOPS AND CLASSROOM SESSIONS


Individual Workshops

With our individual workshops and classes, we offer clients the opportunity to tailor their sessions to to a more specific learning environment and experience.

  • All of the photo workshops are available on an individual basis, where you can work with the professional photographer in a more intimate environment.
  • There is no better way to learn the tricks of the trade than in a one on one situation.
  • The duration of some of the workshops may also be different, depending on which one interests you.

* Some restrictions apply and will be outlined at the time of booking

The costs and time for the individual workshop sessions are as follows:

  • Workshop#1: $250.00 for a 3 hour session
  • Workshop#2: $300.00 for a 4 hour session 
  • Workshop#3: $300.00 for a 4 hour session 
  • Workshop#5: $400.00 for a 3 hour on location session – either early or late day light
  • Workshop#6: $250.00 for a 3 hour session
  • Workshop#7: $250.00 for a 3 hour session

*payable by cheque, cash, e-transfer or PayPal.Classroom Sessions:


Classroom workshops


Classroom workshops for schools, offices, clubs and associations can be tailored by the client for individual presentations or ongoing sessions (popular with schools) to suite a particular area of expertise, or for a more general learning experience.

We generally recommend discussing what you want to achieve, who your audience is and when we can actually schedule the sessions, before we get into the content details and costs. For long term sessional instruction workshops we offer very attractive rates, and will tailor the learning experience for all ages and expertise levels.

Please contact us with the request form below to discuss your interest in classroom sessions.


For further information on our workshops and classrooms please send us an email detailing your area of interest. You can expect a reply within 24 hours. Thank you for your interest in Litebox.


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