Effortless Camera Control: Learn To Shoot What You See

  • September 8, 2012 · 1:30 PM
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Finally, Understand Your Camera's Controls
-Intuitively- So You Can Shoot What You See

*Everyone attending this event will receive a complimentary ticket to the Toronto Exposure Expo, Oct 12-14. $20 value:

Still confused & fiddling with your camera's dials & settings?

Not getting the results you expect to see?

This event will give you tonnes of personal attention and the skills you need to finally control your camera clearly, intuitively & effortlessly in ANY situation, with no technical jargon... it's actually fun to learn.

Who Is This Workshop For?

This workshop is for any photographer who's frustrated or mystified by their DSLR or Compact Camera beyond the [Auto] or [P] setting.

If you're thinking of upgrading to a more advanced camera & want to get a solid foundation & understanding of camera controls before they invest, this workshop is the ideal place to start too.

It's a highly personalized workshop where I'll teach you a clear, memorable method to control your camera intuitively - even if you don't know what the terms 'ISO', 'Aperture' or 'Shutter Speed' mean, or what those complex dials and menus are for.

Why Learn Your Camera Controls Intuitively?


When you have intuitive control of your camera, you can shift your focus away from fiddling with those dials, and start spending 100% of your time on the one thing that really matters to you - the creative aspect of your photography & capturing the pictures you envision effortlessly & quickly... the reason you bought your camera.

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Here's how one of our members described their frustrations:

"My challenge in a nutshell is I have no idea what the boundaries of what combination of ISO, aperture & shutter speed would work under what conditions, and then proceed to change those factors to achieve the right effect. This challenge is so big that it interferes and sometimes overwhelms the non-technical aspects of my photography..."

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Here's what another said AFTER learning I.C.E.:

"Al, Thank you so much for a great workshop. I've owned my DSLR for approximately 3 years and have read all of Scott Kelby's books and so I knew the basics quite well, but I could not execute my knowledge with confidence and was often letting the camera do most of the thinking. Your patient hands-on advice led me to have an epiphany after all of these years of how to select the optimal settings. Thanks again."

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Discover The I.C.E.™ Method

My unique & fun I.C.E. Camera Control Method allows you to understand, navigate & set your camera's controls using an unforgettable system - no mystery, no mix-ups, no complex calculations.

I've found that books and technical approaches have zero impact if the concepts aren't presented to students in a way that's memorable and clear to YOU... so you can shoot effortlessly. That's why I developed I.C.E.

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Concepts you'll understand fully after this event:

• Shutter speed

• Aperture

• ISO

• Exposure compensation

• Exposure modes Auto, P, A, S, Av, Tv and M

You'll learn what these settings are for, how, when & why to adjust them...  quickly & intuitively. And you'll remember them for life.

Control your camera intuitively so that you can concentrate on what matters - your creative photography!

We'll meet at the library, then walk around the grounds & the park behind the building, working on practical solutions 1-on-1.

PS: If you're unsure if your camera is suitable for this event, leave a comment below, tell me your camera model & I'll check it for you.

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  • Al U.

    Hello I.C.E. graduates - I've had a few requests for a followup course, so here it is. FYI, it comes with a full version of the ICE Manual as well, as it's now semi-officially a book: http://meetu.ps/qLVjK

    December 5, 2012

  • Al Q.

    Fun informative new way to learn about shutter speed apeture and iso

    September 9, 2012

  • Al U.

    Great group - lots of interaction, shared knowledge and more than a few laughs. And the weather held up!

    September 8, 2012

  • Al U.

    Looks like the weather will settle by 1:30pm, but on the off chance Environment Canada is wrong (!), feel free to call /txt me before you head out. My #'s in the email I sent out yesterday re: what to bring.

    September 8, 2012

  • Al U.

    Hi everyone, weather may be an issue tomorrow... since some of our event would be better held outdoors, will everyone be ok with a venue change to Withrow Park? It features a building with a large covered porch, so we'd be all set there in case there's rain. Location: just south of Chester Subway Station, or if you're driving it's near the Bayview / Bloor exit on the DVP with parking on Logan & Carlaw. http://goo.gl/maps/fQs12 **** Give me you thumbs up/down here in the comments section please! ****

    September 7, 2012

    • Elizabeth D.

      Totally fine with me....let me know what the consensus is.

      September 7, 2012

    • Adrian

      Works great for me ... no problem.

      September 7, 2012

  • Al Q.

    Venue change is fine with me.

    September 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do you think you'd ever hold something like this in the west or north ends of the city?

    August 31, 2012

    • Al U.

      Hi Michele, right now I find this location ideal for the material we'll be covering. Suggestions always welcome - email me!

      August 31, 2012

  • Al Q.

    Will class go on if i'm the only one attending?

    August 14, 2012

    • Al U.

      Hi Al, I like this class being smaller, one more student working with you would be very good - I've sent you an email. Thanks.

      August 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd love to attend but I don't think I will be back from out east by then.

    August 2, 2012

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Additional notes: Full refund if the event fills up & someone takes your place. Full refund if the event is moved & you can't access the location. If, at any time, anything in the course is unclear to you, email me & I'll make sure you get all your questions answered.

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