Yorkton, Saskatchewan

In-Person Camera workshop

With Tornado Hunter Greg Johnson

Two days to better photos. Feb 17-18th.

My name is Greg Johnson and I have made my living for the past 25 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

Workshop Overview

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 – 4 pm.

The Details

  • February 17-18th 2024
  • Western Development Museum
  • 9-4 pm both days

What Camera do you need?

Any Mirrorless or DSLR camera will work. (Sorry not phone Cameras)

  • Nikon Camera D-series, Z-series
  • Nikon Coolpix Cameras
  • Canon DSLR or Mirrorless Cameras
  • Canon EOS Rebel Cameras
  • Sony Cameras
  • Olympus
  • Fuji 
  • If the lens is removable and can be changed it will work
  • If you are unsure, send us an email to check tracy@tornadohunter.ca

In-Person Workshop

Yorkton, SK 2-Day workshop
$ 375 2 Day workshop
  • 15 hours of instruction
  • Money back Guarantee
  • You will get better photos

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 😉
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

In-Person Workshop

Yorkton, SK 2-Day workshop
$ 375 2 Day workshop
  • 15 hours of instruction
  • Money back Guarantee
  • You will get better photos

What to expect

What To Expect:  My goal with every guest (experienced or not) is to give them the tools needed to understand the camera. I have a procedure for taking photos. We do the first step and then practice it, by actually taking pictures, then move on to the next step. By the end of the first day you will be shooting in manual mode and understand why and how to adjust the photo to make it look the way you want. Every guest will feel comfortable, no matter their previous level of experience with the camera. 

General topic areas

  • Manual mode
  • Aperture Priority
  • Composition
  • Hands-on shooting
  • Focusing
  • White Balance
  • What causes blur
  • Understanding exposure
  • Troubleshooting
  • Creative Process
  • Handling the camera
  • Cheat sheet

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!
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 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 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.

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 lessons on CameraEasy.ca 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

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 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 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.

What is the cancellation policy:

In cases of emergency, it is our policy to refund registration fees.  In all other cases, we offer a credit for the next available workshop or for any product or service with camera easy, camera adventures, or tornado hunter. A $50 admin fee will be charged on all refunded workshops. If you cannot attend the workshop, please contact tracy@tornadohunter.ca

In-Person Workshop

Yorkton, SK 2-Day workshop
$ 375 2 Day workshop
  • 15 hours of instruction
  • Money back Guarantee
  • You will get better photos