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Getting to know your camera and learning how to take better pictures

What you'll learn in this 6 week in-person course:

Lesson 1

Introduction to your camera

Shooting modes, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, camera equipment

Lesson 4

Let's get focused

Focus settings, focus points, composition 

Lesson 2

Feeling Exposed?

Exposure, exposure triangle (shutter speed, aperture ISO)

Lesson 5

Getting DoF

Exploring depth of field and how to create different effects with your settings

Lesson 3

Light is your best friend

Natural light, different lighting situations, white balance

Lesson 6

Sip and Click

Putting it all together and practicing with models

Course also includes a workbook for reference, weekly exercises and a private Facebook group to share photos and receive feedback, support & encouragement.



I really liked how supportive everyone is and I love our practice classes where everyone is together! I also really like how in depth Sophy gets in every subject and answers our questions. I also really like the group that we have on Facebook where we can have feedback from Sophy and everyone else in the group as well! I really recommend her class to anyone who wants to learn more about photography:)


You have your own DSLR or mirrorless camera
You are new or a beginner to photography

This course is for you if: 

You are open to learning in a non-traditional learning environment
You want to know how to take better pictures and understand your camera
Willing to read your manual before starting

Things you should know:

  • You need to have your own DSLR or mirrorless camera

  • This course is in-person

  • The course is 6 weeks long

  • The course is taught in English

  • Evening classes will use artificial lighting to emulate natural light

  • Morning classes will use natural light only

Meet your Instructor

Hey there, I'm Sophy! I'm the owner and founder of Sophy Cee Photography, Studio Arc and The Academy.


Here's my story.


Teaching isn't just a chapter of my story—it's the heartbeat that fuels every aspect of The Academy.

After 14 years of guiding minds from grade 1 through to adulthood, I've discovered that my passion for helping others is unwavering, no matter what path I tread.

From the very first click of the shutter in 2010, photography became more than just a hobby; it became my voice. Through the lens, I found a way to translate emotions, stories, and beauty into visual narratives that resonate with the soul.


But my journey wasn't just about capturing moments; it was about the deep-seated desire to impart knowledge, ignite creativity, and watch others thrive.

Amidst the pursuit of this passion, two burnouts served as poignant reminders of the importance of balance and self-care. As I transitioned from teaching to photography, the urge to assist fellow photographers in navigating the business side of their art grew stronger. This is how Sophy Cee Coaching came to life


This transformative experience not only breathed life into their endeavors but also rekindled my teaching spirit.

And so, The Academy was born—a space where creativity finds its wings, and education is fueled by innovation. I  saw a void in the realm of non-traditional photography education in the West Island, and with that realization, our commitment to offering a unique and inspiring haven for learning took shape.


With every click, every frame, and every shared insight, I'm here to cultivate your journey, transforming aspirations into realities. Join me, as we redefine the boundaries of education and creativity, one image at a time.

Hope to see you at The Academy. Can't wait to "click" with you!


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