Private Photography Lessons

Are you feeling frustrated with your camera?
Disappointed with your pictures?
Ready to challenge yourself to be more creative?

Learn from a Certified Professional Photographer
and improve your confidence and your photography.

Private Photography Lessons

Choose the option that works best for your schedule, your skill level, and your photography goals.

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Private Photography Course

In-person private photography lessons
Detailed notes and hands on photo walks
Practice exercises to master techniques
Book at your convenience
Customized for different skill levels and cameras

Learn in 4 weeks, totally focused on you!

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Individual Private Lessons

Pre-lesson conversation on learning goals
Location selected for photography techniques
Notes and ‘after-care’ help by email
2 hour session – additional time available
Add-on studio space, models, equipment, etc

Specific skills to be more creative with your camera.

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Image Critique on Video

A video recording of your feedback session
Refer back to it over and over again
Submit up to 10 images in each review
Feedback on both the technical and creative aspects
Tips to help your pictures look more like the pros

Pro feedback to help you grow as a photographer.

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Aura has a contagious passion for photography and a true gift for helping others learn to love it too.

When I first got my camera, I set out to take amazing photos out of the box and failed miserably. Nothing looked the way I wanted it to look! That's when Aura stepped in and changed everything.

Private Photography Course

A comprehensive private photography course combining in-person private lessons, detailed notes, hands on practice, and more!

Photography Lessons That Work

The commercials make it look so easy!
Just take it out of the box and start shooting like a pro.

But…there are a lot more buttons than you thought!

  • You’ve tried going on youtube.
  • You’ve done online tutorials.
  • All that got you was bored and even more confused.
  • You are a busy person
  • You don’t have time to be stuck in a classroom for weeks.

You want to learn at your own pace, when it fits with your schedule,  and a lot of feedback to build confidence and explore your creativity

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Your Course Includes:

A Certified Professional Photographer right there with you to answer your questions and teach you the stuff you really want to know.

Detailed Notes
Practice Exercises
Customized Lessons
After-Care by Email

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What You Will Learn

How do I avoid blurry photos?

  • Auto Focus modes
  • Using shutter speed to prevent camera movement
  • Using shutter speed to prevent (freeze) subject movement
  • Using depth of field

What do these buttons do?

  • Setting up for success – metering mode, raw versus jpg, drive mode
  • Understanding the exposure mode dial
  • When to use Manual and tips for making it easier

How can I make my photos look more like the pros?

  • Does equipment really matter?
  • Rules of composition for adding impact and telling stories
  • Picture styles and white balance
  • Exposure bracketing – being smarter than your camera

Customized creativity and technical tips

  • Personalized lesson with specific tips on how to best capture your favourite subjects
  • Explore the foundational concepts with more depth
  • Custom final assignment and review video with feedback

All this for only $875

Individual Private Photography Lessons

Live in-person photography lessons in the Greater Vancouver Area. Limit of 2 participants. Custom quotes for other areas and small group workshops. Please contact me for more information.

Private photography lessons in Vancouver with Certified Professional Photographer, Aura McKay

Frustrated with technical
aspects of your photography?

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Do you have specific questions about lenses, camera settings, lighting, posing, or something you saw online?
Looking for shortcuts to creative techniques?
Want personal attention and feedback on your pictures?

Private photography lessons are:

  • convenient – book them to work with your schedule
  • fun – learn new creative tips and tricks
  • custom – your camera, your skill, your creative goals
  • educational – combine theory with hands on practice
  • supportive – includes notes and after-care by email

Learn from an experienced professional in a 2 hour session guaranteed to help you feel more inspired, creative, and confident whatever your current skill level. 

Private photography lessons in Vancouver with Certified Professional Photographer, Aura McKay

Learn specific skills and creative techniques.

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AuraMcKay, CPP, MPA
Photographer, Instructor, Business Coach

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” – Picasso

Private Photography Course & Lessons – Online Booking

Please fill out this booking form. You may select options for adding a second photographer at no extra charge or purchasing as a gift.

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Image Feedback & Critique Videos

A video recording of an your images being reviewed by an award winning photographer to help you improve your skills and creativity.

Example of An Image Critique Video

All images may not be reviewed.
The most useful feedback will be determined by Aura and may apply to more than one image.

Personal and constructive feedback to help you grow.

Watch and learn as an award winning photographer reviews your images using Lightroom to offer feedback on your creative and technical choices. Aura McKay, CPP, CPA will critique based on her extensive experience and offer specific suggestions for improvement suitable for YOUR skill level.

  • Submit both the raw and your finished version
  • Feedback is ready to view within one week
  • Videos are between 15 and 25 minutes long
  • Your video is password protected
  • Download your critique to view offline
  • Email with follow up questions
Submit up to 10 images for $85