Spring 2019

Beginner Photography Course

Have a nice camera but not quite sure how to use it?

The 8-week Beginner Photography Course will teach you how to shoot like a pro!


  • How to change the settings on your camera

  • How to shoot in Aperture, Shutter and Manual modes

  • How to edit photos

  • How to capture a great photo

  • And much more!

    The course will run on Wednesday evening from 7-9 pm starting on April 9th -

    location will be at either Town Brewery or Studio 117 in Whitby.

    The course will end with a gallery show, where you will showcase one of the images taken throughout the course, and invite family and friends for a fun evening of drinks, food and art.


Sarah’s course definitely took learning photography to a new level for me. Now, I can proudly say that I am able to create creative images rather than just ordinary snapshots.

Her teaching style was fun, interactive and authentic. I loved every session with Sarah as she always managed to make the most of our time together. I felt comfortable asking questions that I had always felt intimidated to ask professional photographers. There are no secrets with Sarah....she’s an open book!

She taught me everything from the very basics of understanding shooting modes, to the most important aspect of photography...LIGHTING!
Shooting without a flash was key to making my photos look different.

She is definitely passionate about empowering women in any aspect of photography whether it’s helping you navigate on how to use your DSLR, focus, composition, working with clients, launching your own business, learning editing or just wanting to share her knowledge on how to take simple , bright, beautiful candid photos.

I really enjoyed Sarah’s teaching approach as she gave me her honest, expert opinions on my work and helped simplify exactly what I needed to do to make my photos look professional. Key note - simplifying made everything so much easier and less stressful when shooting. 

She encouraged me and helped give me the confidence I was lacking. I appreciated all of Sarah’s advice and would 110% jump on the opportunity again to learn from a cool talented pro like her.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is it located?

The location is still being finalized, but will be at either Town Brewery in South Whitby, or Studio 117 downtown Whitby.

Do I need a DSLR?

Yes you do as there will be assignments each week. If you don’t have one yet, see if you can borrow one from a friend or family member :)

What is the cost?

The course is $395 which includes the gallery show.

What if I miss a week?

I will send you the weeks materials and assignment and walk you through whatever you missed.

Will you offer more courses in the summer?

Absolutely! I have a wait list for the summer session, so let me know if you’d like to be added.

Do you have online courses?

This is in the works and I hope to have it launch in July.

Will you teach editing?

We will definitely cover editing and post-processing, and even some instagram tips and tricks :)

Course Schedule

Week 1

Camera set-up, all about light and the exposure triangle

Week 2

Exposure triangle continued: Mastering ISO, Aperture and Shutter-speed

Week 3

Focus and Composition

Week 4

Shutter-speed / Capturing Motion

Week 5

Equipment and Editing

Week 6

Shooting in Manual

Week 7

Manual continued and final review

Week 8

Gallery Show!


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