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Claire Chao

                                                                                     Photo by Claire Chao (alum) 

Please note:  Our 2020 summer semester courses will be offered entirely online. If date, time, and instructor information is missing from a course in the listings below, that course is not being offered this term. 

We offer Basic Digital Photography and Digital Intermediate Photography in an online format accessible to anyone with high speed internet access. The courses are delivered using Brightspace by D2L , a state-of-the art educational delivery platform that students have access to whenever they choose.

Courses

This course is designed to familiarize students with the capabilities of Adobe Photoshop. Students learn methods of enhancing and working with high-resolution images for various media outputs, and are given the confidence to tackle complex photo-illustrations.Prerequisites: Mac or PC experience.Note: This course is taught on a Mac.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70390 12 day Sa Sep 12, 2020 1000-1300 Online Kevin Lanthier $549 Online
70391 12 eve We Sep 16, 2020 1830-2130 Online Kevin Lanthier $549 Online

Using the newest Adobe technology, students will learn advanced methods of photo-illustration and composing multi-layered images. Emphasis in this course is placed equally on technical and aesthetic imaging considerations, and production techniques for photo-composites.Prerequisites: Adobe Photoshop Level 1 or equivalent.Note: This course is taught on a Mac.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70400 12 eve Th Sep 17, 2020 1830-2130 Online Istvan Pinter $549 Online

Photoshop is an essential tool for providing visual solutions to our most demanding projects. Photoshop contains many advanced features that allow you to produce creative composites and explore your creativity further. This compelling course is aimed at those who want to hone their Photoshop techniques and delve deep into Photoshops powerful functionality.Prerequisites: Adobe Photoshop Level 2.Note: This course is taught on a Mac.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
60789 12 eve Tu/Th Aug 04, 2020 1830-2130 Kevin Lanthier $549 Main Campus (Map)
70401 12 eve Th Sep 17, 2020 1830-2130 Online Kevin Lanthier $549 Online

Abstract Photography is for students who want to explore the use of light and composition as their main subjects, and produce images that are void of representational qualities and 3-dimensional objects. It will present historical and contemporary abstract work to describe this elusive method of image capture and students will explore existing and new methodologies for creating abstract photography.Prerequisite: Digital Intermediate Photography

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70398 12 eve Th Sep 17, 2020 1830-2130 Online Andrea Sirois $578 Online

Expand upon the experience gained in Practical Lighting with lectures, demonstrations, student shooting sessions, and an intensive, in-depth look at photographic lighting. Experiment with unconventional techniques and the manipulation of sunlight in relation to a variety of subjects including people, still life, editorial, automobiles, and architecture.Prerequisites: Photography Assistant Level 1 or equivalent.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70429 3 eve We Sep 16, 2020 1830-2130 Calvin Gehlen $561 Main Campus (Map)
  and 1 eve We Oct 07, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 1 eve We Oct 14, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 1 eve We Oct 21, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 2 eve We Oct 28, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 2 eve We Nov 18, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 2 eve We Dec 02, 2020 1830-2130    

This course introduces students to the very specialized genre of interior and exterior architectural photography. Aspects such as equipment selection, lighting, contemporary styles, and aesthetics, as well as the business side of the genre are all addressed. For the shooter that appreciates the beauty and challenge of photographs that adorn the pages of contemporary home-style magazines, this course is a must.Prerequisites: Practical Lighting

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70399 1 day Sa Sep 12, 2020 1000-1300 Sharon Tenenbaum $513 CS-Off Campus (Map)
  and 2 day Sa Oct 03, 2020 1000-1300    
  and 1 day Sa Oct 24, 2020 1000-1300    
  and 1 day Sa Oct 31, 2020 1000-1300    
  and 2 day Sa Nov 07, 2020 1000-1300    
  and 1 day Sa Nov 21, 2020 1000-1300    
  and 2 day Sa Nov 28, 2020 1000-1300    

This course teaches you how to go from A to Z with your digital photos. It will help you take your photos through the necessary process to do what you want with them, as well as show you how to obtain maximum quality in every photo, through exposure to archiving, and from digital-specific techniques to digital-specific problems. Taught on a Mac.Prerequisites: Basic computer skills.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70388 12 aft Sa Sep 12, 2020 1400-1700 Online Kevin Holloway $518 Online
70389 12 eve Mo Sep 14, 2020 1830-2130 Online Kevin Holloway $518 Online

This introductory course focuses on developing the necessary communication andtechnical skills to obtain the most out of models and people they are photographing.Students will gain practical experience through thematic studio and location sessions ranging from character to drama, movement, beauty, and sports as they further investigate their DSLR or SLR camera functions. Also explored are strategies in effective auditioning and hiring of talent. Prerequisites: Basic Photography (film or digital).

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70450 1 eve Th Sep 17, 2020 1830-2130 Calvin Gehlen $535 Main Campus (Map)
  and 1 eve Th Sep 24, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 2 eve Th Oct 01, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 1 eve Th Oct 15, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 1 eve Th Oct 22, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 1 eve Th Oct 29, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 1 eve Th Nov 05, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 1 eve Th Nov 12, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 1 eve Th Nov 19, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 1 eve Th Nov 26, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 1 eve Th Dec 03, 2020 1830-2130    

This entry-level course covers the basics of photography as they apply to Digital SLR cameras. Covering traditional aspects such as exposure, depth-of-field, and composition, the course also delves into basic digital controls such as white balance, histograms, and elemental workflow. A DSLR is a must for each session/class of this course.Students are required to supply their own tripod by week 3Prerequisites: Basic computer skills.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70386 12 day Sa Sep 12, 2020 1000-1300 Online Andrea Sirois $491 Online
70387 12 eve Tu Sep 15, 2020 1830-2130 Online Kurtis Stewart $491 Online

Business Management focuses on the logistics of running a photographic business. Various methods for pricing your photography service and how to produce well-presented estimates are covered. This course also explores legal and ethical considerations such as copyright laws, photography contracts, and legalities around what you can or cannot shoot. General business issues such as taxes, licenses & permits will also be discussed. Prerequisite: Business Practices or taken concurrently with Business Practices.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70395 12 eve Tu Sep 15, 2020 1830-2130 Online Sandra Leung $535 Online

This course is designed to help students explore all aspects and avenues for marketing their skills as photographers and illustrators. The topics covered in the course are relevant to all specialties in photography and illustration, from commercial and editorial to portraiture, wedding, photojournalism, and freelance illustration. You will gain in-depth knowledge of the traditional methods of marketing, including portfolio development and formats, advertising, public relations, networking, personal selling, photographic agents, websites, and social networking. For those looking to identify their place in the dynamic world of photography and illustration, this course will help you research potential markets and find your niche. Prerequisites: Advanced Studio Lighting or equivalent.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70392 12 eve Mo Sep 14, 2020 1830-2130 Online Rick Etkin $535 Online

Learn to make rather than take photographs by exploring the fundamentals of composition, design, and conceptualization. Focus on contemporary and historical issues of photography and its vocabulary (balance, movement, contrast, juxtaposition, etc.). Also study the impact of these visual aspects on commercial and fine art buyers. Practical applications and practices are demonstrated throughout the course.Prerequisites: Practical Lighting or equivalent.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70396 12 eve We Sep 16, 2020 1830-2130 Online Andrea Sirois $518 Online

This course is designed for students who are beyond the basics of photography and covers aspects such as shooting RAW versus JPEG, custom white-balance control, a review of depth of field and composition, as well as lighting theory and practice for still-life and people. Students require their own digital SLR, and a flash is also recommended.Prerequisites: Basic Digital Photography or equivalent, and Basic Digital Workflow. Prerequisite for online Digital Intermediate Photography is Basic Digital Photography only.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70393 12 eve Mo Sep 14, 2020 1830-2130 Online Andrea Sirois $491 Online

This course will provide you with an understanding of what Fine Art Photography is as well as expand your awareness of different approaches to art interpretation. You will start by learning through the works of the classic masters in painting and transition into the masters of photography, to reach a comprehensive understanding of artistic expression. Students will learn to create images with vision and intention through lectures, slide shows, shooting sessions and critiques. Please note: 3 of the 12 classes will be shooting sessions held on Saturdays at 10am.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70404 2 eve Tu Sep 15, 2020 1830-2130 Sharon Tenenbaum $555 CS-Off Campus (Map)
  and 1 aft Sa Oct 03, 2020 1400-1700    
  and 2 eve Tu Oct 06, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 1 aft Sa Oct 24, 2020 1400-1700    
  and 2 eve Tu Oct 27, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 1 aft Sa Nov 14, 2020 1400-1700    
  and 3 eve Tu Nov 17, 2020 1830-2130    

Challenge yourself to look at the landscape from a new perspective. Through a series of lectures, in-depth critiques, and location shooting sessions, students will gain an understanding of various approaches to photographing the landscape from the natural to the urban and from the conventional to the unconventional. Prerequisites: Intermediate Photography (film or digital) or equivalent.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70406 1 aft Sa Sep 12, 2020 1400-1700 Kevin Lanthier $555 CS-Off Campus (Map)
  and 1 aft Sa Sep 19, 2020 1400-1700    
  and 1 aft Sa Sep 26, 2020 1400-1700    
  and 1 aft Sa Oct 03, 2020 1400-1700    
  and 1 aft Sa Oct 17, 2020 1400-1700    
  and 1 aft Sa Oct 24, 2020 1400-1700    
  and 1 aft Sa Oct 31, 2020 1400-1700    
  and 1 aft Sa Nov 07, 2020 1400-1700    
  and 2 aft Sa Nov 14, 2020 1400-1700    
  and 1 aft Sa Nov 28, 2020 1400-1700    
  and 1 aft Sa Dec 05, 2020 1400-1700    

In this course the students will learn what distinguishes long exposure photography as an art form: the essence and importance of time and how to mindfully compose an image utilizing the strengths and abilities of long exposure, from dramatic to subtle.Prerequisite: Digital Intermediate Photography Please note: 4 of the 12 classes will be shooting sessions held on Saturdays at 2pm.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70397 1 eve We Sep 16, 2020 1830-2130 Sharon Tenenbaum $578 CS-Off Campus (Map)
  and 1 aft Sa Sep 26, 2020 1300-1700    
  and 2 eve We Sep 30, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 1 aft Sa Oct 17, 2020 1300-1700    
  and 1 eve We Oct 21, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 1 aft Sa Oct 31, 2020 1300-1700    
  and 1 eve We Nov 04, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 1 aft Sa Nov 21, 2020 1300-1700    
  and 3 eve We Nov 25, 2020 1830-2130    

Create compelling images using natural light-no strobes or expensive studio gear required! With decades of experience creating natural light images, we use science to find beautiful light. This course is a fun-filled adventure finding stunning light and environments. Window light, reflecting light, and field trip locations, every type of natural light is considered. Students will gain valuable knowledge as they create their own natural light images of both people and objects.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70434 2 day Sa Sep 12, 2020 1000-1300 Calvin Gehlen $525 Main Campus (Map)
  and 1 day Sa Sep 26, 2020 1000-1300    
  and 1 day Sa Oct 03, 2020 1000-1300    
  and 1 day Sa Oct 17, 2020 1000-1300    
  and 5 day Sa Oct 24, 2020 1000-1300    
  and 1 day Sa Nov 28, 2020 1000-1300    
  and 1 day Sa Dec 05, 2020 1000-1300    

This course is designed for photographers looking to establish a strong online presence. In this course students will have the opportunity to build their own website using Squarespace templates. The course will benefit those looking for personal portfolio display or for full commercial use. Additionally, we delve into the world of Social Media and Search Engine Optimization, and learn how to integrate the two together to create a unified, and impactful brand.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70402 12 eve Th Sep 17, 2020 1830-2130 Online Sharon Tenenbaum $578 Online

Photojournalism is the art of telling stories with your photos. While writers tell their stories with words, as photographers, we use use pictures. You will learn how to create a narrative through a diverse set of assignments,hear from guest speakers,and learn the craft of working as a photojournalist. Please note; writing stories is not part of this course. Prerequisites: Practical Lighting.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70394 12 eve Tu Sep 15, 2020 1830-2130 Online Christopher Morris $578 Online

A photographers portfolio has always been their most important marketing tool. It is important for you to have a portfolio that not only impresses the viewer with your vision, but also your mastery of technique. In this course you will have the opportunity to create a portfolio that shows the unique aspects of your work from concept to completion. Group critiques and discussions will be important elements.Prerequisites: Advanced Studio Lighting

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70403 12 eve Tu Sep 15, 2020 1830-2130 Online James Balderston $555 Online

Learn the fundamental theories and techniques of lighting. This course covers equipment selection and lighting techniques with an emphasis on practical shooting sessions in and out of the studio, some using models. Learn to harness the potential of lighting, using it to suit the needs of your subject.Prerequisites: Intermediate Photography or equivalent.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70421 1 eve Tu Sep 15, 2020 1830-2130 Calvin Gehlen $555 Main Campus (Map)
  and 1 eve Tu Sep 22, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 1 eve Tu Sep 29, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 1 eve Tu Oct 06, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 1 eve Tu Oct 13, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 2 eve Tu Oct 20, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 1 eve Tu Nov 03, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 2 eve Tu Nov 10, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 2 eve Tu Nov 24, 2020 1830-2130    
70425 3 eve We Sep 16, 2020 1830-2130 Christopher Morris $555 Main Campus (Map)
  and 1 eve We Oct 07, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 1 eve We Oct 14, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 1 eve We Oct 21, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 1 eve We Oct 28, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 1 eve We Nov 04, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 1 eve We Nov 18, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 3 eve We Nov 25, 2020 1830-2130    

The role of an assistant to a commercial photographer is one of the best routes into a career as a professional photographer. From business basics and set etiquette, to hands on studio set-up, this course will introduce you to the role an assisstant plays within a team to produce a successful shoot. Special guest speakers, photographers who work with assistants and top local assistants, will offer invaluable advice on current trends in commercial shoots/gear/software, and the best assets for being a great assisstant. This practical course is recommended for students seeking to work as a photography assistant and for photographers who plan to hire assistants and work with them on their own shoots.Prerequisite: Practical Lighting

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70426 3 eve Mo Sep 14, 2020 1830-2130 Calvin Gehlen $555 Main Campus (Map)
  and 1 eve Mo Oct 05, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 1 eve Mo Oct 19, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 3 eve Mo Oct 26, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 1 eve Mo Nov 16, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 1 eve Mo Nov 23, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 2 eve Mo Nov 30, 2020 1830-2130    

This course is the long-awaited expansion of photographer/instructor Christopher Morris acclaimed speedlight workshop. To heck with expensive battery-powered strobe rentals; see what you can do with just a couple of good quality flash units and a little imagination. Lighting master Morris will take students through the theory and practice of small flash lighting and introduce them to the incredible potential of modern units when combined with numerous methods of triggering them.Prerequisites: Practical Lighting

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70449 1 eve Th Sep 17, 2020 1830-2130 Christopher Morris $567 Main Campus (Map)
  and 2 eve Th Sep 24, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 1 eve Th Oct 08, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 2 eve Th Oct 15, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 1 eve Th Oct 29, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 1 eve Th Nov 05, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 1 eve Th Nov 12, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 1 eve Th Nov 19, 2020 1830-2130    
  and 2 eve Th Nov 26, 2020 1830-2130    

Challenge yourself to look at the landscape from a new perspective. Through a series of lectures, in-depth critiques, and location shooting sessions, students will gain an understanding of various approaches to photographing the landscape from the natural to the urban and from the conventional to the unconventional. Prerequisites: Intermediate Photography (film or digital) or equivalent.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70406 1 aft Sa Sep 12, 2020 1400-1700 Kevin Lanthier $555 CS-Off Campus (Map)
  and 1 aft Sa Sep 19, 2020 1400-1700    
  and 1 aft Sa Sep 26, 2020 1400-1700    
  and 1 aft Sa Oct 03, 2020 1400-1700    
  and 1 aft Sa Oct 17, 2020 1400-1700    
  and 1 aft Sa Oct 24, 2020 1400-1700    
  and 1 aft Sa Oct 31, 2020 1400-1700    
  and 1 aft Sa Nov 07, 2020 1400-1700    
  and 2 aft Sa Nov 14, 2020 1400-1700    
  and 1 aft Sa Nov 28, 2020 1400-1700    
  and 1 aft Sa Dec 05, 2020 1400-1700