Use your camera the way it was intended

In-Person Camera workshops

With Tornado Hunter Greg Johnson

Two days to better photos...guaranteed.

My name is Greg Johnson and I have made my living for the past 20 years as a photographer. I was an early adopter of digital camera technology, however my real art is in the sharing of my knowledge with others. Over the past 15 years I have taught thousands of people how to use a camera. As a professional photographer I value time and simplicity. Camera Easy is my philosophy.

Tornado Hunter, Greg Johnson

Hear what others are saying

I took this course on a whim saying to myself¬† "this is my last attempt at understanding my camera". After completing the course I can confidently say that I had learned more in that weekend than in all the other attempts I had made in the past, and feel that he connected all of the dots and gave me a solid foundation. Thanks Greg ūüėČ
Cara
Swift Current, Saskatchewan
WOW! This course has created so many AH-HA moments for me. Greg not only simplify my camera to a tool that I finally understand, he made it fun and interesting. The two days flew by and I was disappointed when it ended. Even if you know absolutely nothing about photography, this is the course for you. Well worth the money, I would do it again in a heartbeat. Loved every minute of it!
Nadine Laliberte
Edmonton, Alberta
I walked in not sure what to expect. I walked out knowing how to use my camera with confidence. 14 hours of class and I cannot wait to go out and shoot anything I can possibly shoot. Greg was an amazing teacher, very patient, funny, interactive instructor and stopped to answer all and any questions. If you have a passsion for photography, or just want to take amazing photos,go to one of these workshops. I promise you will absolutely gain from it.
Wanda Stoesz
Morden, MB

What to expect

Workshop Overview

Your instructor is Greg Johnson, the Tornado Hunter. With over 20 years of professional photography experience Greg will give you the ‘ah-ha’ moment. The Intro course is designed to teach a technical understanding of your Digital SLR or Mirrorless camera.

Simply put, you will understand how your camera works by the end of the workshop, and you will have a ton of fun while learning! Over 15 hours of instruction throughout the 2 days. Generally, classes run from 9 am Р5 pm. 

What about Covid-19?

As we look toward the fall, and the re-opening of the economy across Canada we are making significant changes to our in-person workshops to ensure a safe environment for all our participants. Coming together as a group is truly the best way to learn and we are committed to doing so safely with the best standards in place such as limited participant numbers, larger spaces to accommodate distancing and strict hygiene practices.

If at any time after registering you feel unable or unwilling to attend due to Covid-19 concerns, you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. If we feel it is unsafe to proceed with a workshop, we will cancel without hesitation and again, registration fees will be fully reimbursed.

Live-event workshops across Canada

In-Person Workshop

2-Day workshop
$ 400 2 Day workshop
  • 15 hours of instruction
  • Money back Guarantee
  • You will get better photos

In-Person Workshop + a full year of CameraEasy online.

$500 value
$ 449 2 day workshop + annual membership
  • 15 hours of Live-Event instruction
  • Money back guarantee
  • One full year of access to CameraEasy online camera lessons
Best Value

Workshop topics

What is correct exposure
Aperture
Shutter Speed
ISO
Cheat Sheet

Navigating around the camera 
Holding the camera
Cleaning
Focal Length – effects on quality
Holding focus and recomposing

Manual Mode
Aperture Mode
White Balance
Continuous shooting
Focus Modes

Backlighting
Composition – Rule of thirds
Composition ‚Äď SCUFI
Composition – Perspective
Candid Photography 

Is it worth it?

This is a common sense course that applies to everybody. Greg covered a lot of material for all different levels of photographer and all different cameras in an entertaining fashion. The two days went by fast but I was able to retain a lot of information and use it confidently. My advice...just take the course!
Karen
Red Deer, Alberta
I would recommend this amazing two day course to anyone wanting to get using their camera in a real way. The instruction made this possible in only two days of super fun discussion and training. Thanks for being there Greg....
Anthony Stephan
Lethbridge, Alberta
The workshop hosted by Greg was fantastic. Using humour and repetition he taught us the skills to form a solid foundation in our photography. The course was definitely worth the time and money. I look forward to taking Greg's intermediate classes.
Kevin Sabo
Edmonton, Alberta

Frequently asked questions

Most frequent questions and answers

I cannot make it to a workshop. Do you have an online version of your workshops?

Yes! Camera Easy is my online course and I even recommend it as a followup to the live events. If you can’t make it out to a live event workshop, then Camera Easy is just what the doctor ordered.

I am a pure beginner. I literally know nothing about the camera and only use the auto stuff. Is this the course for me?

Yes. The intro course will allow you to understand how the camera works. Everyone has to start somewhere!

I have not yet purchased a camera but I intend to and would like to take the course. Do you provide cameras to learn with?

We have a camera we can lend for the course. Please email tracy@tornadohunter.ca to make these arrangements.

Am I able to purchase a gift certificate for someone?

Yes, gift certificates are available in any denomination and can be purchased by emailing tracy@tornadohunter.ca.  We will wait to contact the recipient until after the gift has been received.

I have a camera which is an advanced travel camera, it has the usual capabilities but no interchangeable lens. Is it worth me taking the course when I have a limited camera?

Although it is not a dslr camera, it has every bit of the necessary functionality and is totally suitable for the workshop. That being said, one of the outcomes from the workshop will likely be that you will discover that there are a few limitations with this camera. I suggest taking the workshop with this camera and if and when you decide to upgrade to a better version, you will have a great idea of what you need and want. 

I have a mirrorless camera and would love to know how to use it. Are these classes beneficial for my type of camera.

Yes. Although most cameras are DSLR, mirroless in newer technology and everything we do in the workshop applies to mirrorless as well as DSLR cameras.

I have an older Camera. Is it ok to use at the workshop?

The technology may be older but they are great for learning. It will be fine for the workshop and then you can make a more informed decision about purchasing after your two days with Greg. If you want to purchase something prior to the workshop, I can provide you some advice.

If I am already quite familiar with my camera is the intro workshop right for me? What topics will be covered?.

Yes, this is definitely the correct workshop. There will of course be some repetition on a few items, however, I have a very different approach and from my experience, with thousands of photographers that have come through this course, everyone benefits starting here.

With that being said, going straight into the Intermediate course is right for some people. The following questions will help direct you to the correct workshop:

  1. What camera are you using?
  2. Do you shoot in manual mode?
  3. Do you have an external flash?
  4. Please list your two favourite lenses that you currently own?
  5. If you shoot at night (aurora/stars/lightning) please attach one or two images.
  6. By answering these questions I will be able to ensure we get you in the right workshop. 
  7. Please email your responses to tracy@tornadohunter.ca

In-Person Workshop

2-Day workshop
$ 400 2 Day workshop
  • 15 hours of instruction
  • Money back Guarantee
  • You will get better photos

In-Person Workshop + a full year of CameraEasy online.

$500 value
$ 449 2 day workshop + annual membership
  • 15 hours of Live-Event instruction
  • Lunches, snacks and beverages
  • Money back guarantee
  • One full year of access to CameraEasy online camera lessons
Best Value