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Education Leads to Success

Education leads to Success  

Insights from one of our students

We’ve all heard the saying: Practice makes perfect. It says that it takes 10,0000 hours to master a skill. Wow! If we wanted to fast track this process (and it is a process!), what would be the best way to do it?

In this short article, I look at the importance of the role of education and how it leads to Success.

Maria Killam is a renowned interior designer who leads many successful workshops in Canada and the USA for interior design. She is also one of the most talented artists I have ever met.

Here is her testimony after taking one of my photography classes:

Maria Killam

I have had my DSLR Camera for over 2 years and had no idea how to use it. As a colour expert, decorator and design blogger, it’s so important for me to have pretty images on my blog. I had tried many times to take photos that included a window but my automatic functions (auto settings in camera) would not allow it. That one day when I learned how to turn an image from dark and bleak to a light filled space was worth the entire price of the course. Your patience and sense of humour with a bunch of novices in the class was great! Thanks again for a great boot camp! I look forward to learning more from you! Thank you so much!
Maria Killam, Colour Expert and Design Blogger,

Over the last several years Maria has taken some of my classes and workshops and hired me for photography and editing consultation. Recently she wrote a blog post and mentioned the importance of education for success. In the part of her article she wrote:

“I would like to thank Ted Karlsalr my photography instructor (pictured below). I hired him to give me some extra photography tips while I was shooting my home; I wanted to make sure I was using all the right settings. Ted introduced me to the world of Lightroom. I didn’t know that it comes with Photoshop when you buy the monthly plan from Adobe. Lightroom manages all your photos, automatically saves all your changes, and is much faster for editing. You only need to move them into Photoshop if you need to do things like take out wires, etc. And you can download them right into Lightroom when you are shooting so you can easily see what has to be moved in order to get the photo absolutely perfect. Ted regularly holds classes on photography, Photoshop and Lightroom; it was only when I started taking his classes 3 years ago that my photos on this blog started to improve dramatically. After I took his Photoshop class, every couple weeks I would go to his office for an hour or two of private lessons so I could learn exactly what I needed to know to edit my design photos and these lessons were hugely valuable. Go here to see his available courses.”

Click HERE to read the full article on her blog and see her wonderful images; they are visual evidence of how education has brought her to a level of professionalism with her photography.

I want to thank Maria for her kind words and continued support. Education is the key to success, especially when it comes to technical skills.  Great pictures are the result of good composition and correct exposure, regardless of what equipment you use. Our photography workshops are focused on teaching you important skills for getting good exposures and composition. No matter what kind of camera you use, you can make wonderful photos when you learn the fundamentals of photography. Our Digital Camera Bootcamp is an 8 week program which covers all the major topics and equips you with the skills to confidently capture amazing photos. It includes two field trips (one daytime and one night time photography) where you put all the lessons to good use out in the “real world” with a variety of settings and conditions.

We encourage you to make a commitment to educating yourself to success by registering for one or two workshops in 2017. Together let’s make the New Year a time when you see real advancement in the quality of your photographs.



Event Venue Date
Beginners Photography Bootcamp High Street Office
  • February 2, 2023 6:00 pm
Vancouver Skyline at Night Totem Poles at Brockton Point
  • February 18, 2023 5:00 pm
  • February 24, 2023 4:00 pm
Landscape Photography Workshop Maple Ridge Dyke
  • April 1, 2023 8:00 am
Nitobe Garden Photo Walk Nitobe Garden
  • April 22, 2023 10:00 am
Digital Camera Crash Course 2023 High Street Office
  • April 29, 2023 9:30 am
LAC DU BOIS PHOTO TOUR Lac du Bois, British Columbia
  • May 5, 2023 4:00 pm
  • June 15, 2023 6:00 pm
Chasing Shadows High Street Office
  • June 17, 2023 9:00 am
Youth Summer Photography Program High Street Office
  • July 12, 2023 2:00 pm

That is all for now. Stay tuned for my next photography Tips. We love to hear from you. Let us know if you have any questions, feel free to send us your questions, and we will be more than happy to answer them. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more Free Tutorials and Tips.

Ted and the Omnilargess Team

New Advanced photography Workshops

Developing an advanced photography workshop is not an easy task; it requires the instructor to be up to date on the latest information about new digital cameras and editing softwares. An instructor should also consider how to break down the advanced topics into smaller pieces without sacrificing important elements.

I am very pleased to announce that starting in 2017 we are going to offer a stimulating lineup of new intermediate to advanced photography workshops and editing classes. All of the advanced photography workshops will have this icon;

Advanced Photography Workshop

Special icon for intermediate to advanced photography workshops

Let’s get started with two Advanced photography Workshops for now and Stay tuned for more!

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Field Photography Manual Shooting

Two part hands on workshop in Field Photography


Spring is coming with exciting opportunities to photograph the most amazing scene. Field Photography, especially in Spring, needs specific know-how techniques. Field Photography Manual Shooting is scheduled for March 11th 2017 from 10 am to 4 pm  and all camera makes and models are welcome.

This four hour workshop is part of our Advanced Photography workshops series and will be in outdoor. You will learn how to shoot in Manual and set your camera for different light conditions, how to use correct metering mode, and the most important things, how to find the location and compose a photo. Click HERE to see more information

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HDR Pro Workshop


HDR stands for High Dynamic range. For refreshers on this style and technique, please check out past articles where I explained the HDR and ZONE SYSTEM in detail.

Successfully shooting HDR requires special techniques: understanding the Zone System and how our cameras “see” the zones and how to accurately calculate exposures and the number of shots to create a perfect HDR. Our HDR Pro workshop also covers the Editing Techniques for HDR in popular software such as Photoshop and Lightroom. The HDR Pro Workshop is developed for intermediate to advancedphotographers who want to take their skills to next level and explore this exciting style of imagery. This workshop consists of two parts (Shooting Techniques and Editing Guide Lines).

HDR Pro workshop is another Advanced photography class and it is scheduled for April 8th 2017. For more information please click Here

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As always we love to hear from you. Please check our UPCOMING CLASSES and let me know if you have any questions or suggestions for upcoming classes.

Ted and the Omnilargess Team

Upcoming Advanced Photography Workshops

Exciting news about our intermediate to advanced Photography Workshops 

I am very pleased to announce that starting in 2017 we are going to offer a stimulating lineup of new intermediate to advanced photography workshops and editing classes. All of the advanced photography workshops will have this icon:

Advanced Photography Workshop

Special icon for intermediate to advanced photography workshops

The icon makes it easy for you to spot intermediate to advanced workshops at a glance. I have some interesting topics for these series of advanced classes that I will post in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

I want to thank all of you awesome people for supporting Omnilargess Photography classes all these years and to invite you to check out our new line up of amazing pro classes. If you have had some photography classes before and are looking to expand your skills, the new Advanced Photography classes are for you!

And, as always, if you have suggestions for new pro classes you’d like to see offered please feel free to contact us.  We love to hear from you.

Happy shooting,

Ted and the Omnilargess Team