Day2 Workshop
Presented by Glenn Springer, TIF, RHCC

This is the optional second day workshop for our Basic Course

This will also be useful for our DSLR Course students who want a chance to get out and shoot in the field under supervised conditions

Who is this session for?

Anyone who has completed at least our Basic Skills workshop.*

* "or equivalent". We will assume that you have basic knowledge: you're familiar with your camera, you know what the exposure triangle is, how to do exposure compensation, etc.

This session will also be useful for those who have done the full DSLR course and want an extra opportunity to practice in the field.


Note: all of the images on this page except the one at left were made with a simple Point-and-Shoot camera.
Some of them were edited afterwards in Photoshop.

What will I learn?

You'll have an opportunity to practice what you learned in the Basic course.

The idea is to do a quick review of the basic concepts, then go out and shoot some pictures in various field locations. Time permitting, we'll return and upload some pictures to the computer and critique them, or we'll do that after the fact via online communications.

By the end of this session, you'll have a better understanding of the concepts of quality photography, because you'll have had a chance to try various things yourself in real conditions.

Will you be an expert after the course? After one day? You're kidding, right? I've got 50 years in and I'm not an expert yet. But you will know a lot more than you did going in! But it's a good start!

How long is the course? What do I need to bring?

It's one day. About 7 or 8 hours.

This workshop is mostly outdoors, shooting at one or more venues that let you practice your skills.

Several things decide where we'll shoot, from the number and skill level of the participants, to their specific desires, to, yes, the weather and the time of year!

You need to bring appropriate clothing and footwear. You must have a tripod. Bonus, if you have an external flash. The more you have, the more you can do.

You must be familiar with your camera. Read the Manual (AGAIN!)

Note: I'm 68 years old, in terrible shape and you don't want to have my knees. We will NOT be doing any challenging hiking.



Where is the course held? When? How many students?

We're up in the Haliburton Highlands.

We start at my house, right near the intersection of highways 35 and 118. It's about 10km from Minden (exactly 10km from the Tim Horton's!), 20 or 25km from Haliburton. We will then drive to nearby locations.

Dates are really flexible! But most people prefer weekends.

But it's really easy to find a weekday to run a workshop, if enough people ask for it. It's your call, I'll do my best to fit your schedule. Use the contact button to ask, if you have a specific date in mind.

We need at least two students to run a Day2 session, no more than 4.


Workshops run on demand. You tell us when you want to attend! Because they're small classes, we'll accommodate your needs, so let us know what date you have in mind.

Really, really small groups.

I guess when we go public on the TSE, we'll have to run bigger classes. Maximum 6 students. Usually less. We do courses even when we only have two students. I like classes of 4 or less because (a) it's easier to match skill levels, (b) we can often go in one or two vehicles and (c) you get more personal attention.

Want to shoot at Dawn? Sunset? Anything's possible. Let's Talk!

How much does it cost?

It's a surprisingly low $100 per person.

Personal attention. Small group. An experienced, qualified instructor. You tell me where you can do better!

And if you are a group, let's talk!



What about the fine print?

There's not an awful lot. Just common sense.

  • You have to prepay for the workshop.
  • If you don't show up, we keep your money.
  • If you want to cancel or reschedule, you have to give us time to fill your seat.
    • 3 weeks or more before, you get your money back
    • 2 weeks before, we keep $25
    • 1 week before, you'll get $50 back if we can fill your space.
    • Special circumstances are special circumstances and we're human too.
  • What if the weather's lousy?
    • Hey. We're Canadian, Eh? When did a little weather stop us?
    • Besides, you get great pictures in bad weather!
    • Dress appropriately.
    • Special circumstances are special circumstances and we're human too.
  • We're going to need some information about you before the course.
    • Who you are, how to contact you, your age (ok, at least are you over 18)
      • If you're not over 18 we'll need a parent or guardian's signature
    • Your equipment and experience.
    • You'll be asked to sign a waiver. If you fall down and hurt yourself, it's your fault, not ours.
    • You'll be asked to sign a model release. If you end up in one of my pictures and I want to use it to promote the courses, I can.
    • A photo release. If you submit pictures during the course, we can use them to promote the courses. You still keep the copyright and we can't sell them without your permission.
  • We'll be adding you to our newsletter mailing list. You can unsubscribe at any time with one single click.
  • We promise not to sell or provide your information to anyone outside our company.

OK, that was a longer list than I thought, but it all makes sense, right?

Are we friendly to those who are physically challenged? Not this session. Contact me if you want to put something together for special challenges.

How do I contact you?



I'm really sorry about not just giving you my phone number and private email address, but I'm really tired of those 3am phone calls from Spokane Washington wanting to sell me SEO services for my websites, or the emails from the Nigerian Prime Minister's office who wants me to help dispose of $3 million in gold bars.

If I'm sure you're a real person and of course if you book a session, you'll get all that, but for the first contact, you need to use the form. OK? I'm sure you understand.

If you have any questions, I'll try to answer them as quickly as humanly possible!

How do I register and pay for a course?

Payment is via PayPal. You can use a credit card without opening a PayPal account.
It's a really secure way to do business.

If you want to make alternate arrangements, please use the contact form.