Photography Workshops

Learn the methodology, creativity, and techniques of a professional photographer and digital artist, then apply it to your own photographic images whether you are an amateur, intermediate, or advanced photographer. Become a better photographer, and experience photography at its highest form of art and adventure, or just learn to take better photos of your vacation, family, or landscapes, no matter what camera you are using!

Carsten Arnold is a full time commercial photographer who has been photographing landscapes, nature, wildlife, architecture, interiors, industrial, corporate, and aerial photography for the past 40 years. His teaching style makes it easy to learn in a fun and relaxed atmosphere whether it is in a group setting or one on one. 

Available Workshops Include:

  • Photography 101
  • Photoshop Basics for Photographers
  • Lightroom Basics for Photographers
  • Photography One on One
  • Photo Walks - The Art of Seeing
  • Interiors & Real Estate Photography
  • Architecture, Interiors, & Real Estate Photography for Photographers

Scroll down to view details on each workshop. 

Photography 101

This is the perfect class for anyone who wants to get a solid foundation for taking good photographs, no matter what camera you use. Two course types are offered, classroom sessions with 4 or more participants, or our unique Family & Friends At Your Home session. 

Topics and photography genres covered include:

  • Travel photography
  • People photography
  • Pets
  • Kids
  • Landscape
  • Composition rules
  • Lighting
  • Camera basics
  • Post processing
  • File storage

Classroom 3 hours - $49 - minimum 5 people. 6 - 9 pm. weekday evenings held monthly at The Royal Hotel, Homestead Room. Next available date to be announced. Sign up here

Family & Friends at Your Home - $249 - Invite the entire group over for a photography lesson in your backyard, family room, or any other location of your choice in Chilliwack or the Fraser Valley. Workshops are held evening weekdays, or daytime weekends depending on your schedule. Sign up here.

Photoshop Basics for Photographers

Bring your creative ideas to life with Adobe Photoshop, the professional digital imaging standard, used by photographers and designers who want to perfect their digital images. Photoshop allows you to create powerful images and designs. This workshop is designed to get you up and running with Adobe Photoshop in just three hours. The focus will be on step-by-step instruction leading students through the most important tools and concepts in Photoshop.

What you will learn:

  • Photoshop interface
  • Essential tools and panels
  • How to scale, rotate, opacity, etc
  • Basics of editing a photograph
  • Color correction using adjustment layers
  • Plugins

Prerequisites & Preparation

This is an introductory bootcamp designed for first time and beginning Adobe Photoshop users. No prior experience with Adobe Photoshop is required for this class. 

Students must supply their own laptop (PC or Mac) with Photoshop CC installed and ready to go.

Classroom 3 hours - $79 - minimum 3 people. Evenings weekdays. Next session coming this fall. Location is at the Royal Hotel, Homestead Room. Sign up here

Lightroom Basics for Photographers

How to manage your digital images from start to finish using Adobe Lightroom. Two of the most challenging aspects of working with your digital images are maintaining a proper workflow and how to properly post-produce an image for best results. In this 3 hour workshop, Carsten will take you through the proper steps & features of using Adobe Lightroom CC, to help you become proficient with image management and manipulation. 

What you will learn:

  • From camera to computer and archiving
  • Importing and organizing within the Library module
  • Using the Develop module to post process your images
  • An introduction to Map, Book, Slideshow, Print & Web modules
  • Exporting your images for use

What to Bring:

  • Laptop computer with Adobe Lightroom CC installed
  • Folder of 5-10 of your images to use in class
  • Students will be given a class booklet for taking notes

Prerequisites & Preparation

This is an introductory bootcamp designed for first time and beginning Adobe Lightroom users. No prior experience with Adobe Lightroom is required for this class. 

Students must supply their own laptop (PC or Mac) with Lightroom CC installed and ready to go.

Photography One on One 

This is the perfect workshop for anyone who is struggling with the use of their camera, image processing, or photography in general. Designed as one on one sessions they are catered specifically to your needs without the distraction of being in a classroom situation. You choose what areas of photography you need help with, whether you are using a cellphone camera, a DSLR, or anything in between. Carsten will make sure you have the skills and confidence to take your photography to the next level. 

2 hours - $129, 3 hours $189, 4 hours $249 - Evenings weekdays. Sign up here.  

Photo Walks - The Art of Seeing

Take a walk in the country or city with Carsten Arnold and learn The Art of Seeing in photography, or how to think about the composition of your photographs. Learn valuable camera tricks and techniques and take your photos to an entirely new level no matter what type of camera you have, or what skill level you're at.  

What you will learn:

  • The concept of The Art of Seeing
  • Advanced camera techniques
  • Post processing techniques

4 hours - $99 - minimum 4 people. Weekends, weather permitting. Next available dates to be announced. Sign up here.

Interiors & Real Estate Photography

Designed for builders, trades people, interior designers, real estate agents. Learn the fine art of interiors Photography from your instructor, Carsten Arnold. He has photographed thousands of homes and buildings for hundreds of architects, builders, trades, manufacturers, interior designers and Real Estate Agents over the past 10 years.   

What you will learn:

  • Your goals and objectives
  • Equipment needs
  • Lighting
  • How to photograph interiors
  • Post processing techniques
  • Image storage solutions

2 days - $499 - minimum 4 people. Weekends. Next available dates to be announced. Sign up here.

Architecture, Interiors & Real Estate Photography for Photographers

Designed for photographers who are wanting to get into the business or already are. Your instructor, Carsten Arnold has photographed thousands of homes and buildings for hundreds of architects, builders, trades, manufacturers, interior designers, and Real Estate Agents over the past 10 years.   

What you will learn:

  • Your goals and objectives
  • How to acquire clients
  • Equipment needs
  • The business side of real estate photography
  • How to photograph real estate
  • Workflow
  • Post processing techniques
  • Image storage solutions

2 days - $499 - minimum 4 people. Weekends. Next available dates to be announced. Sign up here.

Refund Policy

We understand that sometimes plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the workshop.

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Bring us your old photos, negatives, slides, transparencies, or artwork to scan before December 20th and save! Take your old photos out of the closet and turn them into unique, thoughtful prints and gifts!