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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, approximately 300 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, 8, or 12-hour blocks. Three-hour blocks must be taken in a single session. Six, eight, 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.

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. Classes are normally offered from April to June.

The class discusses the same topics covered by my Introduction to Photography course. It is an eight week program (2-hrs per week for 8 weeks). 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 view upcoming programs. If the course is full, please join the waitlist. Multiple classes may be offered if demand warrants.

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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