Photography Classes for beginner and intermediate photographers

Beginner Photography Workshops

On our "Beginner Course" workshop you will learn how to develop and enhance your photographic eye and start to create great images rather than just taking snaps. The course will also allow you to get a better understanding about the functions of your camera.

The workshops are aimed at beginners and more advanced hobbyists alike, who are new to their camera or gear (whether a compact or DSLR) or  who are looking for an introduction or refresher in photography. Have you just purchased your first DSLR ? Your first full frame ? Let our professional resource workshop leaders assist you in  reaching a greater comfort level with your new equipment.

Your workshop will begin with a discussion on what makes "Good Composition".

  • Orientation and the rule of thirds
  • Leading lines, curves and S-bends
  • Framing and filling the frame
  • Perspective and depth of field
  • Colour and shapes

This part will be a 30 to 60 minute discussion showing examples of good photographs and photos that could be improved upon

After our discussion we will head out for a two hour photoshoot at a predetermined location so that we can focus on the topic of the day.

At the end of our photo-walk we will gather once again in our meeting room and we will give you an introduction to possible editing techniques of the photos we took while we are together. Our software that we will use to edit are Bridge, Photoshop, Lightroom and NIK Software.

You will also receive handouts of photography tips and techniques to take home with you to help your continuing learning easier.

Total workshop time runs between 4 and 5 hours including driving to and from our local destinations.

Instructors will be one of the following teachers: Kevin A. Pepper, Kevin K. Pepper or Chris Pepper.

Below we have outlined when we will be running the 2015 Composition Workshops. If you are interested you should book your spot now as we are limiting the spots on each workshop to a minimum of 5 photographers to a maximum of 15 attendees.


Kevin A Pepper

Kevin is a photographer and educator based in Waterloo, Ontario. His first love is photographing nature, regardless of the season or weather condition; the Ontario landscape and its wildlife are his inspiration. But you will also see other styles of photography in his portfolio. From street photography to urban exploration of abandoned buildings and architecture, he loves to capture it all with his camera for his corporate clients and his growing personal portfolio. Kevin’s images have been featured in Canadian Nature Photographer, PHOTONews Canada, Photo Technique Magazine, The London Free Press, The Weather Network, and National Geographic Online. His diverse client list includes the City of Cambridge, Olympus, GORE Mutual, TVO, and African Lion Safari. Kevin also operates “Northof49 Photography”, a company launched in 2012 dedicated to teaching amateur photographers through International and Canadian-based workshops. In the coming year, Kevin will be leading workshops in Iceland, Mongolia, Tanzania, Venezuela, Provence, and numerous destinations across Canada. Website: