Classes & Conferences

Friday, October 25


1:15pm - 2pm

Classroom 1

Classroom 2

The recipe for sharp images

Presented by Jean-François Landry, Collège Gosselin

[French conference] To get the most accurate images possible, there is a series of steps to take. Each of these is important and the more we cumulate, the more the image will be detailed. Here, in 45 minutes, how to create the perfect file.

The composition of an image : attracting and retaining attention

Presented by A.J. Gentile, Collège Gosselin

[French Conference] A well composed image presents a clear subject and the image space is well used. Every element is in its place and has its reason to exist. Of course, we will talk about the rule of thirds, but also other tips that will make your images more effective.


2:15pm - 3pm

Classroom 1

Classroom 2

Mirrorless Cameras, the future of photography

Presented by Jean-François Landry, Collège Gosselin

[French Conference] We can no longer hide it: the mirroless cameras pave the way of photography. Electronic viewfinder, extremely efficient focusing … Let us take a complete tour of the models of the market.

How to use the histogram while shooting

Presented by A.J. Gentile, Collège Gosselin

[French Conference] When taking an image, this small graphic is of great importance when it comes time to evaluate if the exposure is perfect. Just take a look, just to make sure everything is fine, that all the details are there.


3:15pm - 4pm

Classroom 1

Classroom 2

What is the ISO sensitivity in Digital Photography?

Presented by Jean-François Landry, Collège Gosselin

[French Conference] All will remember the sensitivity “ASA” on silver films; a film that can be more or less sensitive to light. But what about digital devices? Can a digital sensor become more sensitive to light on request?

Make a video sequence, from shooting to final editing

Presented by A.J. Gentile, Collège Gosselin
[French Conference] If we know each step well, the realization of a video sequence can be childish. It is enough to be well prepared, and to have the material necessary for its realization. Once done, all you have to do is open a good editing software and you’re done! Let us show you the step-by-step.


4:15pm - 5pm

Classroom 1

Classroom 2

Control you camera with P/A/S/M semi-automatic modes

Presented by A.J. Gentile, Collège Gosselin

[French Conference] Images created by intelligent automatic modes, sometimes, disappoint. But how to take control of the camera without having the necessary “manual” knowledge? Let us guide you to semi-automatic modes.

Photograph Quebec’s Wildlife

Presented by Valérie Derome-Massé, Gosselin Ambassador // @valerie_deromemasse

[French Conference] Valérie is a Quebec photographer who specializes in wildlife photography and landscape photography. Over the years, she has developed a great passion for wild animals and her work has gradually turned into a great book of portraits in nature. His primary goal is to seek authenticity in the eyes of his subjects while overcoming the many challenges of wildlife photography. It is by using a lot of patience and perseverance that she explores the forests in search of her favorite subjects.


5:15pm - 6pm

Classroom 1

Classroom 2

Lightroom Classic: Managing an image bank

Presented by Jean-François Landry, Collège Gosselin

[French Conference] Are you able to find yourself among the thousands of images saved on your hard drive? Do you know how to quickly find a photograph of a few years ago? Lightroom Classic is an exceptional ranking software that will allow you to save hours of research. Discover it here!

Aurora, twilight and sunset: moments to be privileged

Presented by A.J, Gentile, Collège Gosselin

[French Conference] In photography, there are better lights than others and the sun brings its share of problems: at noon, the highlights become too bright and the low lights lack details … but a solution exists! Let us tell you about the “magic hours”.


6:15pm - 7pm

Classroom 1

Classroom 2

Lightroom Classic: Enhance sharpness and reduce noise

Presented by Jean-François Landry, Collège Gosselin

[French Conference] Enhancing the sharpness of an image is not easy. Neither manage noise, “color noise”, “luminance noise”, difficult to navigate! During this workshop, we will discuss the [Details] module tour… in detail!

Experience a photo safari in Africa

Presented by Daniel Dupont

[French Conference] Many amateur photographers dream of living a photo safari in Africa. This presentation will allow you to know what to expect and to distinguish between an observation safari and a photo safari.

I will make recommendations regarding clothing, equipment (camera, lenses, memory cards, etc.) and specific shooting techniques.

The presentation will be illustrated by many photos and videos taken during my five trips to South Africa, totalling 73 days of photos.

7:15pm - 8pm

The power of photography through a media brand

Presented by Éliane Cadieux – BESIDE // @beside_magazine

[French Conference] Too often, we find that in the media the image is not used to its true value. It is by combining photos, history and design that BESIDE manages to communicate, transmit and tell stories that make you think and move the world. It’s the art of storytelling. These three elements are in constant symbiosis and the choice of the image and its sequence is of great importance. Its aestheticism becomes a point of difference in the different branches of the media. A big question remains: how do we get by keeping this editorial and visual line when we appeal to all over the world?

8:15pm - 8:45pm

Classroom 1

Classroom 2

The white balance explained clearly

Presented by Jean-François Landry, Collège Gosselin

[French Conference] When the colors of an image look wrong, when a color dominance appears, the culprit is often the “white balance”. A white wall that becomes orange, a subway that turns green or a bluish cloudy landscape has nothing out of the ordinary and it is easy to remedy!

Spyder X … or why calibrate your screen

Presented by A.J. Gentile, Collège Gosselin

[French Conference] Computer monitors are usually not calibrated at the time of purchase. Often too light, sometimes very cold rendering, it is important to normalize them so that the images that we take are correctly displayed. Whether you have a Mac or a PC does not change anything! Only a screen probe can do it properly.

Saturday, October 26


10:15am - 10:45am

Classroom 1

Classroom 2

What is the ISO sensitivity in Digital Photography?

Presented by Jean-François Landry, Collège Gosselin

[French Conference] All will remember the sensitivity “ASA” on silver films; a film that can be more or less sensitive to light. But what about digital devices? Can a digital sensor become more sensitive to light on request?

Make a video sequence, from shooting to final editing

Presented by A.J. Gentile, Collège Gosselin
[French Conference] If we know each step well, the realization of a video sequence can be childish. It is enough to be well prepared, and to have the material necessary for its realization. Once done, all you have to do is open a good editing software and you’re done! Let us show you the step-by-step.


11am - 11:45am

Classroom 1

Salle 2

Lightroom Classic: The transformation into black & white

Presented by Jean-François Landry, Collège Gosselin

[French Conference] There is nothing more beautiful than a black & white image. Unfortunately, the devices create monochrome images of poor quality, soft and without contrast. Fortunately, this transformation is something Lightroom is doing brilliantly!

Control you camera with P/A/S/M semi-automatic modes

Presented by A.J. Gentile, Collège Gosselin

[French Conference] Images created by intelligent automatic modes, sometimes, disappoint. But how to take control of the camera without having the necessary “manual” knowledge? Let us guide you to semi-automatic modes.


12pm - 12:45pm

Classroom 1

Salle 2

Sublime cities: A photographic essay from National Geographic

Presented by Mathieu Dupuis, Gosselin Ambassador// @mathieu_dupuis_photo

[French Conference] At the beginning dedicated to a photo book for the National Geographic, the photographic essay Sublime cities realized from 2010 to 2015 by Mathieu Dupuis, was the subject of a series of reports published on the different platforms of National Geographic. Discover this project that made the photographer traveled thousands of kilometers, through the most beautiful cities in the world.

Studio Photography

To be confirmed.

1pm - 1:45pm

Havana like you’ve never seen it!

Presented by Heidi Hollinger, photographer and writer // @heidihollinger

[French Conference] Discover Havana with Heidi Hollinger,  internationally renowned photographer, TV Host and writer. Immerse yourself in some of the most beautiful art galleries and museum collections in the world. Discover its culinary wonders, stroll and indulge your sensibilities along the beloved Malecón. Discover what lies behind each photo and revel in anecdotes about the challenges encountered. What do you say? Havana awaits you!

2pm - 2:45pm

How does the popularity of Instagram and other social platforms impact the creative process?

Don’t miss the Photo Show Panel: four complementary speakers from the industry will be present to discuss, comment and debate on the place of image in social media and the issue it has raised in the practice of their profession. An animated event not to be missed!

3pm - 3:45pm

Classroom 1

Classroom 2

The white balance explained clearly

Presented by Jean-François Landry, Collège Gosselin

[French Conference] When the colors of an image look wrong, when a color dominance appears, the culprit is often the “white balance”. A white wall that becomes orange, a subway that turns green or a bluish cloudy landscape has nothing out of the ordinary and it is easy to remedy!

Preparation of an Outdoors photo and video session

Presented by Alexis Caron-Pageau, Gosselin Ambassador // @alexis.pageau

To be confrmed.


4pm - 4:45pm

Classroom 1

Classroom 2

The recipe for sharp images

Presented by Jean-François Landry, Collège Gosselin

[French conference] To get the most accurate images possible, there is a series of steps to take. Each of these is important and the more we cumulate, the more the image will be detailed. Here, in 45 minutes, how to create the perfect file.

Aurora, twilight and sunset: moments to be privileged

Presented by A.J, Gentile, Collège Gosselin

[French Conference] In photography, there are better lights than others and the sun brings its share of problems: at noon, the highlights become too bright and the low lights lack details … but a solution exists! Let us tell you about the “magic hours”.

Sunday, October 27


11:15am - 11:45am

Classroom 1

Classroom 2

Mirrorless Cameras, the future of photography

Presented by Jean-François Landry, Collège Gosselin

[French Conference] We can no longer hide it: the mirroless cameras pave the way of photography. Electronic viewfinder, extremely efficient focusing … Let us take a complete tour of the models of the market.

Studio Photography

To be confirmed.


12pm - 12:45pm

Beyond the image

Presented by Tzara Maud, photojournalist // @tzaramaud

Tzara Maud is an ambassador for Nikon Canada, a photojournalist and freelance photographer. She will tell us, with a lot of self-deprecation and through her photos, anecdotes and tips that will allow everyone to find inspiration and resourcefulness in front of topics and more complex events.

1pm - 1:45pm

Classroom 1

Classroom 2

Lightroom Classic: Enhance sharpness and reduce noise

Presented by Jean-François Landry, Collège Gosselin

[French Conference] Enhancing the sharpness of an image is not easy. Neither manage noise, “color noise”, “luminance noise”, difficult to navigate! During this workshop, we will discuss the [Details] module tour… in detail!

From an idea to a career

Presented by David Mamàn, Gosselin Ambassador // @david_maman

[French conference] When you are a photographer, you are often asked the same question: “How do you make a living from photography?” This question comes as much from the general public as from people who aspire to be professional photographers. During this conference, David will talk about his personal experience, but especially his knowledge of the environment in general and the different ways of making a living from this domain!

2pm - 2:45pm

To be confirmed

3pm - 3:45pm

Classroom 1

Classroom 2

How to use the histogram while shooting

Presented by Jean-François Landry, Collège Gosselin

[French Conference] When taking an image, this small graphic is of great importance when it comes time to evaluate if the exposure is perfect. Just take a look, just to make sure everything is fine, that all the details are there.

The composition of an image : attracting and retaining attention

Presented by A.J. Gentile, Collège Gosselin

[French Conference] A well composed image presents a clear subject and the image space is well used. Every element is in its place and has its reason to exist. Of course, we will talk about the rule of thirds, but also other tips that will make your images more effective.

4pm - 4:30pm

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