Alberta Cancer Foundation

Get Outside, with your Camera

As the snow melts away, the greening landscape pulls Albertans outside. Photography is a great way to enjoy the season. With warmer days just around the corner, it’s perfect timing to take a photography course in the province. Use your lens to capture the changing lighting of the sun, the landscape, wildlife and even the joyful images of fellow Albertans bidding adieu to the long days of winter. There are a few places to go looking for the right class for you to expand your skills behind the lens.


Local pro: Some local professionals offer weekend workshops and photography tours. The benefits of this approach are usually a smaller class size and a passionate pro who offers advice specific to your situation.

Photography club: Many photography clubs around Alberta are open to new members. Depending on the club, they might offer seminars, photo contests and social gatherings. It is a great way to meet people who are enthusiastic amateurs with experiences to share.

Adult learning: Call the extension program at your local community college or continuing education venue to find out about courses. This option allows you to learn in an environment with clear goals described in the course outline. A course is often the best choice for beginners or people who want to improve their technical skills.