Join professional photographer and author Craig Koshyk for the free lecture/workshop on photographing dogs. Learn some tips and tricks that can help you take better photos of your 4-legged companions as Craig shares his story of a career that evolved from fine art photography to commercial/fashion photography to focussing almost exclusively on photographing and writing about gun dogs.
Want to go beyond just snapshots of friends and family? Want to how to really capture them at their best? Join us for lively two-day workshop and learn techniques you need to take memorable portraits of the people you love.
I absolutely loved this class and my people pictures are turning out so much better now. Jon S.
This course is all about taking your people picture skills to the next level. Through a series of in-depth lessons and shooting opportunities, your shots will go from good to great.
Wow, what a great class. The lessons were excellent, everyone learned a lot and I have way more confidence now when I take photos of my friends and family. Karen M.
Learn how to capture the special beauty of any woman and capture gorgeous images that celebrate sensuality. Get professional advice on wardrobe, makeup and styling. Learn lighting setups for different looks from romantic to sassy.
Note: This class is open to women participants only.
Mastering the technical side of photography is never enough. Great images also require that we develop our creative side. And that is what this course is all about; taping into and developing the creative side of photography! Learn how to explore and recognize creative possibilities anywhere. Learn how to create stunning images by capturing the essential qualities of a scene. Learn the classic rules of composition -- and how to break them. Learn how to avoid cliches and create truly original images.
A class where you learn to think outside of the box and your creativity just keeps flowing. Excellent class! Thanks Sarah! Robyn W.
Do you only use your flash indoors? Do you avoid using your flash on anything other than 'auto' because all the buttons and settings are too confusing? If so, we can show you how to get much, much more from your flash, indoors and out, in auto, program and full manual modes on or off your camera!
I wish I had taken this class years ago. I was very impressed with how patient the instructor was, he explained everything so clearly. Now when I use my flash, I am the one in charge, not the flash unit. Cam M.
If you love lighting but struggle to understand how to control it in the studio or on location, then PrairieView has a great workshop for you! This course is designed to make studio lighting understandable, approachable and fun. Learn what you need to know to be confident using studio lights to improve your photography. This workshop is for beginner level photographers who wish to learn how to use studio lighting and for intermediate level photographers who want to build upon the skills they already have. We’ll share creative tips and tricks as we explore creative and exciting lighting setups. Learn essential lighting patterns from butterfly to clamshell, from Rembrandt to split. We will explain the in’s and out’s, highlight and shadow placement, controlling background tone, hard and soft light, lighting angles, fall off and much more. A professional model styled by a makeup/hair artist will be on hand for everyone to photograph individually in different lighting scenarios.
Prerequisite: Photography 101 or equivalent
Explore the exciting possibilities of night photography within the urban and rural landscapes of Winnipeg and the surrounding area. Learn how to get the best out of late evening, night and low light situations to produce stunning and unusual photographs.
This was the best class I've taken so far. The field trips were a lot of fun and I learned so much. The instructor was really patient and answered all my questions. I can't wait to take more classes! Kristen A.
Street photography is all about capturing the life and culture of a time and place. And cityscape photograpy is all about creating images of the environment in which that life and culture thrive. This course covers the basic principles, tools and techniques common to both styles of photography.
I loved this workshop! I can't wait to take Night and Low-Light next! Kelly B.
Learn how to create stunning black and white images with your digital camera. We'll show you how to convert your colour images into magnificent monochromes, how to add atmospheric toning, enrich their contrast, add drama through 'dodging' and 'burning' and much more.
What a great class! I did not take many black and white shots before because I couldn't get the look I wanted. But now I know how to get exactly what I am after. I've turned into a black and white junky! Rob W.
Planning a big trip? Want to learn how make sure that your travel photographs capture the true spirit of your destination? Sign up for our Travel Photography course and learn the basics of taking great vacation shots. Topics covered include, selecting and preparing your gear, what to shoot while you are there, tips and tricks for capturing the mood and spirit of the location, special techniques for shooting in the street or in the landscape, sharing your shots as you go and when you get back home.
I took this course just before my trip to Central America and boy I am glad I did! I came back with some of my best shots ever. I highly recommend this class to anyone planning a trip. Don C.
From sunrise to sunset, discover awe-inspiring fall landscapes as you explore the southern part of the province with a passionate Manitoban landscape photographer. Then show off your best images in a public gallery display at the PrairieView Gallery!
Thanks PrairieView, I rediscovered how beautiful the Manitoba landscape is. Greg K.
Don't hibernate, grab your camera and head outside. It may be cold outside, but with the right clothing and some valuable winter shooting tips and instruction, you'll be loving every minute you spend capturing brilliant winter landscape photographs. Don't forget to dress for the weather.
The most valuable part of this course may have been, "How to Dress for Winter"! The field trips were so much fun and I learned so much. I can't believe I haven't taken this course before! Jessica P.
Capture the Manitoba landscape as it awakens from its long winter slumber. Learn how to create your best landscape images ever and then show them off in a public exhibit at the PrairieView Online Gallery.
I never thought PrairieView could top the Colours of Autumn course that I took last fall but it turns out Celebrate Spring was equally amazing! The instructor knew all the best locations and he was so informative! Thanks! Abi T.
This course is specifically designed for teens aged 14 to 16. During this series of fun, interactive lessons, students will learn how to use a DSLR, how to “read” light, and how to properly compose a photograph. They will also learn how to share their images online with friends and family.
The teacher was super friendly. The class was a lot of fun and really interesting. I am definitely signing up for Photography for Teens 2. Lori R.
After Photography for Teens 1, kick it up a notch with Photography for Teens 2. In this course, you will learn how to become an even better photographer. You will go on some cool field trips and get to shoot in our studio with professional studio lights. We will also show you how to adjust and enhance your photos in our digital imaging room using the latest Mac's running Adobe Lightroom software.
I always liked photography, but now I love it. I learned so many new ways to be creative, I can't wait to try them all out. Matt R.