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Private Lessons | Courses | Workshops


I offer private photography lessons, introductory photography courses, and photography-related workshops in the Greater Moncton area. I have been teaching basic photography since the fall of 2011. Over the past several years, more than 200 people have taken one of my courses or benefited from personalized, one-on-one instruction.

My goal as an instructor is to provide students with a strong foundation in the fundamentals of photography. The emphasis, therefore, is on exposure and its components (aperture, shutter speed, and ISO) and how they work both individually and cooperatively.

Details on private instruction, photography courses, and photography workshops can be found below.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are geared toward those who: prefer to learn in an informal, personal, one-on-one setting; are unable to commit to fixed schedules; have previously taken a photo course and are looking for a refresher; or, have specific needs they wish to address.

For beginners, topics include (subject to time constraints): camera care; basic camera operation with an overview of the shooting modes; an introduction to exposure and metering; white balance; focus; memory cards, file formats, and file transfer and storage. The topics can be adapted to meet the specific needs and interests of the student.

Private lessons can be purchased in 3, 6, 9, or 12-hour blocks. Three-hour blocks must be taken in a single session. Six, nine, or twelve-hour blocks can be broken down into smaller sessions (minimum of 2-hours) over multiple days. Private lessons are intended for individuals: however, I am willing to accomodate small groups (a maximum of four people) in certain circumstances, and group rates are available.

Lessons are normally held at the student's home (additional costs may apply for travel outside of the Greater Moncton area). I find this provides a more comfortable learning environment for the student and makes it easier on those with an already hectic day. Lessons can also be given "in the field" for more practical, hands-on instruction.

Gift certificates are available. To purchase a gift certificate, either contact me via email after placing your order or leave a note in the "Instructions to Seller" area during the PayPal checkout process.

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Introduction to Photography courses are offered in the fall and winter (September to June). Each course is seven weeks long with approximately 18 hours of teaching time. Class size is limited to a maximum of 10 students per course. Emphasis is placed on exposure and its components (aperture, shutter speed, and ISO).

For further information, or to register for one of the courses, please click on the appropriate link below.


Various weekend, afternoon, or evening workshops may be offered throughout the year. Please check the list below for upcoming topics and dates.

For further information, or to register for one of the courses, please click on the appropriate link below.

Town of Sackville

The Town of Sackville, New Brunswick, has asked me to facilitate an Introduction to Photography course through the Department of Parks and Recreation community programs. The next class is being offered from 24 April to 12 June 2019.

The class discusses the same topics covered by the NBCC-Moncton course, although in a slightly reduced time-frame of only 16 hours of instruction. It is an eight week program. Class size is limited to approximately 12 students.

For further information on upcoming classes, please contact the Town of Sackville at (506) 364-4930 or click on the link above to register. If the course is full, please join the waitlist. Multiple classes may be offered if demand warrants.

NBCC Moncton

Since 2011, I have taught an Introduction to DSLR Photography course through the Continuing Education program at NBCC-Moncton. Classes are offered during both the fall and winter semesters, starting in September and January respectively.

The course presently consists of 21 hours of classroom instruction over a period of 7 weeks, broken down into one 3-hour session per week. Class size is limited to a maximum of 12 students per group. Topics include: camera care; photo accessories; exposure and its components; metering; focus; white balance; basic composition; and, file transfer and storage.

For further information or to register for an upcoming class, please contact the New Brunswick Community College at (833) 658-2577.

About Dan

Dan MacDonald - Fine Art Landscape Photographer from Moncton, NB, Canada

I am a photographer and photography instructor based in Moncton, NB, Canada. I specialize in fine art landscapes.




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