The Passionate Photographer

City Area Date Instructor Price (Member) Price (Non-Member)
Toronto, ON 19-MAR-2011 Steve Simon $224 $254 Sold out

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10 Steps To Becoming Great with Steve Simon.

There are no secrets, at least not in this session based on the new best-selling book, The Passionate Photographer: 10 Steps Toward Becoming Great.

Nikonians Academy Photographer, Author and Workshop Leader Steve Simon deconstructs the elements that make good photographers great. This workshop will take you to a higher level in your own photographic journey.

Through his innovative 10-step process, you’ll be inspired to transform your passion into a unique personal vision. Steve will take you out of your comfort zone, helping you determine what you want to say in your work, while providing practical knowledge to translate your feelings into strong, meaningful content.

Some of the concepts included in the 10 Steps are:
- Finding inspiration and the importance of mastering the technical, simplifying your process and let your creativity soar.
- How persistence, practice and the 10,000 hours theory can transform your work
- How following the light increases image quality and photographer satisfaction along with strategies for the crucial art of editing.
- Strategies for even the shyest of photographers for finding success photographing people by establishing trust to gain access.
- Setting goals, following through and sharing your work.

We will look at ethics and overcoming photographic fears, recognizing your strengths and weaknesses as well as following your instincts and troubleshooting technical and practical issues.

A big part of this workshop is the critique session where Steve and the class share ideas and constructive criticism as we look at six images in each of participants’ portfolio.

Steve’s presentation combines humor and poignancy as he takes you on an inspirational journey through his personal, compelling projects. His presentation is full surprises and incorporates tips for balancing personal and more commercial work while pushing your photographic limits.

This will be an intense and fun experience, providing you with a reinvigorated passion for your work and a clear and concise plan of action, maximizing your strengths and talents to move forward toward becoming a great photographer.

  • You will learn

    • To trust your intuition and rid yourself of preconceptions that hold you back
    • How to transform photographic weaknesses into strengths
    • An approach to translate your vision to compelling photographs and find direction and meaning in your work
    • Composition and concentration techniques that can have an immediate positive impact on your work
    • How to connect with your subject and improve your people pictures
    • How to create an effective plan for improvement
    • Steve's personal approach for working in new environments and rekindling your passion for photography
  • What to bring

  • Required

    • A portfolio of 6 images in print form or JPEGS on a USB FlashDrive
    • Camera
    • Lens
    • Battery
    • Memory card
  • Optional

    • Your own laptop or iPad to take notes or review images
  • What is provided

    • Course materials
    • Training and instruction
  • Venue Information

    • The Park Hyatt Toronto
    • 4 Avenue Rd
    • Toronto, ON M5R 2E8
    • Phone: +1 416 925 1234, 1-888-421-1442
    • This venue is for Steve Simon's workshops 3/15/2012 - 3/18/2012 Easily accessible via public transit, bus and subway. Valet parking for $25 for the day, but cheaper parking available @around $10 per day all around the hotel. Perfectly situated in the heart of the fashionable Yorkville area, lots of retail stores and great restaurants within walking distance including some of downtown’s most renowned sites, including the Royal Ontario Museum.


Let Steve Simon show you his personal 10 Steps to Becoming Great.

Workshop Runs from 8am - 6pm.


Following The Passionate Photographer workshops are organized in Toronto, ON:

Date Instructor Price (Member) Price (Non-Member)
19-MAR-2011 Steve Simon $224 $254 Sold out
16-MAR-2012 Steve Simon $224 $254 Sold out

Other workshops in Toronto, ON:

Topic Date Instructor Price (Member) Price (Non-Member)
Master the Nikon D7000 D90 and D80 17-MAR-2011 Steve Simon $224 $254 Sold out
Master the Nikon D300/D300s - In Depth 18-MAR-2011 Steve Simon $224 $254 Sold out
Master the Nikon D700 & D3/D3s/D3x In Depth 20-MAR-2011 Steve Simon $224 $254 Sold out
Master the Nikon D300/D300s - In Depth 21-MAR-2011 Steve Simon $224 $254 Sold out

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