Learn the basics of DSLR photography including the ins and outs of your camera, and how to get great photos in every situation.


Be confident that you know your camera and equipment inside and out! Many photographers would be surprised at how a small change that they may not have known about can make a HUGE impact in the professionalism of their photos. This class will be taught by both Chris Mortensen and Matt Kennedy. Chris teaches you in studio for the first half of the class, ensuring you feel confident with using your camera to its fullest potential; while in the second half, Matt takes you through some real shooting and posing demonstrations on location.


This course will cover important topics like:

  • Review everything you need to know about your camera bodies and lenses

  • Master your camera settings (looking at ISO, shutter speed, aperture & white balance in both Manual & Auto mode)

  • Posing tips and tricks

  • Look at shooting different aspects of the wedding day

  • Confidence with composition and artistry



Chris Mortensen is a husband, father and photographer specializing in elopements & intimate weddings on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada. His business Lucid Imaging has served his local community for the past 11 years in which time he has contributed photography to major publications, served local businesses with branding collateral, and documented over 500 weddings.

Beyond photography, Chris enjoys playing music for his church, teaching in both workshop and classroom settings, as well as taking time off to explore the world with his family whenever possible.

“I’m always available, always willing to share. I love to see the spark of knowledge grow in others”.

Matt Kennedy is an local and destination Wedding Photographer & Educator based out of Vancouver, BC. He and his wife, Carissa, have built their wedding photography business around serving their clients and other photographers. Matt graduated with a Bachelor of Education from The University of British Columbia and is excited to teach photographers how to grow their business, and because of his high school teaching background, he is able to do this in a clear and enjoyable way. Matt has been a presenter at WPPI, United and many online webcasts, as well as a writer for F-Stoppers and featured in various magazines internationally including ‘MacLeans’, ‘Brides to Be’ from Australia and Real Weddings to name a few.


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