Courses

Courses

Claire Chao

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Please note: If date, time, and instructor information is missing from a course in the listings below, that course is not being offered this term. 

Online Courses

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

This course is not offered at this time. Please email jbalderston@langara.ca for details.

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.

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60451 12 eve Th May 09, 2019 1900-2200 Istvan Pinter $549 Main Campus (Map)

This course examines the world of magazine photography and what it takes to get those juicy assignments, produce the images and make a living in one of the most highly-charged areas in today's photography market. Students will work on a wide range of typical editorial assignments such as portraiture, travel, conceptual photo illustration, fashion and still life images.Prerequisites:Advanced Studio Lighting or equivalent

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

This course is not offered at this time. Please email jbalderston@langara.ca for details.

Advanced Digital Workflow focuses on the tools and processes needed to approach any photo assignment in a systematic and creative way from inception to final delivery. Expanding on the skills learned in Basic Digital Workflow, this course adds steps such as determining project scope and defining style to the workflow, as well as examining colour and tone in more detail to enable the photographer to combine capture and post production decisions to replicate a given look. This course is a must for photographers who want full creative control over their workflow. Prerequisites: Basic Digital Workflow, Practical Lighting, Photoshop:1, Photography Assistant:1 Students must be proficient in a Lightroom environment, or own a laptop if using an alternative program.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

This course is not offered at this time. Please email jbalderston@langara.ca for details.

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: Practical Lighting or equivalent.

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60213 12 eve We May 01, 2019 1830-2130 Greg Blue $550 Main Campus (Map)

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

This course is not offered at this time. Please email jbalderston@langara.ca for details.

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.

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60187 12 eve Tu Apr 30, 2019 1830-2130 Kurtis Stewart $482 Main Campus (Map)
60202 12 eve We May 01, 2019 1830-2130 Kurtis Stewart $482 Main Campus (Map)
60245 12 eve Tu/Th Jul 23, 2019 1830-2130 Andrea Sirois $482 Main Campus (Map)

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.

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60247 12 eve Mo Apr 29, 2019 1830-2130 Kevin Holloway $508 Main Campus (Map)

Basic Darkroom is your foundation course for all of the darkroom arts and sciences. Working under amber safelights, you will experience the magic of black and white photographs emerging from the darkness before your eyes. The main goal of this course is to get you entirely safe and self-sufficient in the black and white darkroom from shooting film to efficient work habits to mixing chemistry to processing film to handling enlargers to printing, toning and finishing your photographs its all here. With diligence, you will finish this course with better-than-lab quality mounted black and white prints and the confidence to continue working in the darkroom on your own. An added benefit: by week 4 you should be self-sufficient enough to use the darkrooms during Open Studio on Sunday afternoons. You must have a film camera (35mm or 120 medium format) and a light-meter (in-camera is best!) for this course please bring them to our first session.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

This course is not offered at this time. Please email jbalderston@langara.ca for details.

This course introduces students to the extraordinary world of Macro Photography. Whether shooting scientific, natural, or abstract images, Macro Photography exposes students to an entirely new world of image making. Students will learn about the tools and technical considerations of macro work and will explore a world where detail and limited depth of field create extraordinary landscapes.Prerequisites: Intermediate Photography

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60205 12 eve Th May 02, 2019 1830-2130 Andrea Sirois $556 Main Campus (Map)

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.

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60198 12 eve We May 01, 2019 1830-2130 Andrea Sirois $508 Main Campus (Map)

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).

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60210 12 eve Th May 02, 2019 1830-2130 Calvin Gehlen $525 Main Campus (Map)

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
60178 12 eve Mo Apr 29, 2019 1830-2130 Andrea Sirois $482 Main Campus (Map)
60243 13 eve We/Mo Jul 24, 2019 1830-2130 Andrea Sirois $482 Main Campus (Map)

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

This course is not offered at this time. Please email jbalderston@langara.ca for details.

This course examines the world of magazine photography and what it takes to get those juicy assignments, produce the images and make a living in one of the most highly-charged areas in today's photography market. Students will work on a wide range of typical editorial assignments such as portraiture, travel, conceptual photo illustration, fashion and still life images.Prerequisites:Advanced Studio Lighting or equivalent

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

This course is not offered at this time. Please email jbalderston@langara.ca for details.

Discover the various aspects of fashion photography including styles and types of fashion shooting, lighting techniques, and the technique and protocol of working with models. Shooting sessions with models, make-up artists and fashion stylists, along with a guest lecture by a modelling agency director are included in this coursePrerequisites:Advanced Studio Lighting.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
60182 12 eve Tu Apr 30, 2019 1830-2130 Candace Meyer $508 Main Campus (Map)

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.

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60193 12 eve Th May 02, 2019 1830-2130 Sharon Tenenbaum $545 Main Campus (Map)

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

This course is not offered at this time. Please email jbalderston@langara.ca for details.

Photography Assistant 2 introduces students to the skills required to work as a First Assistant on large-scale commercial photography shoots. Building on the knowledge acquired in Photography Assistant 1, students in Level 2 will gain the experience of participating in advanced hands-on technical sessions in the studio. Guest speakers comprising of veteran photography assistants, and photographers will share their expertise and tips on creating a successful career and business as a Photography Assistant.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

This course is not offered at this time. Please email jbalderston@langara.ca for details.

This course explores the world of fine art figure study photography. Students learn stylistic approaches from both historic and contemporary perspectives, along with various lighting techniques and considerations, for full-length and detail figure photography. Both digital and film photography can be applied to this challenging and rewarding area of practice.Prerequisites: Advanced Studio Lighting.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

This course is not offered at this time. Please email jbalderston@langara.ca for details.

Explore portraiture within the realms of several photographic applications: classic (traditional), commercial (editorial & advertising) and fine art (interpretive & abstract). The course covers lighting, posing, style and concept of the photographic portrait.Prerequisites:Advanced Studio Lighting

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
60177 12 eve Mo Apr 29, 2019 1830-2130 Greg Blue $550 Main Campus (Map)

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
60183 12 eve Tu Apr 30, 2019 1830-2130 Calvin Gehlen $545 Main Campus (Map)
60195 12 eve We May 01, 2019 1830-2130 Christopher Morris $545 Main Campus (Map)
60246 10 eve Tu/Th Aug 06, 2019 1830-2130 Calvin Gehlen $545 Main Campus (Map)

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
60191 12 eve Tu Apr 30, 2019 1830-2130 James Balderston $545 Main Campus (Map)

This course is a survey of the history of photography from its origins to its present state. Students explore the historical context in which the medium was invented and evolved. Photography is not a single process but rather a new way of seeing and thinking. This course looks at photographers and their styles and artistic movements in photography. Students need to be familiar with Kaltura, Brightspace, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office and have access to a computer with video capabilities.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

This course is not offered at this time. Please email jbalderston@langara.ca for details.

This course introduces students to the enormous video-capture potential of the latest DSLR cameras. It covers camera functions, as well as lighting and continuity. Students must have their own camera capable of HD video capture.Prerequisites: Basic Digital Photography.Note: This class is held at 601 West Broadway, unit L4.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

This course is not offered at this time. Please email jbalderston@langara.ca for details.

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

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60204 12 eve Th May 02, 2019 1830-2130 Christopher Morris $556 Main Campus (Map)

This course will introduce you to the exciting world of sports photography. Topics include equipment choices, the ethics of sports photography, dealing with venues, and numerous photographic techniques. Students shoot with actual athletes in a variety of sports including fencing, gymnastics, and hockey. You will also learn how to shoot sports effectively using both available and controlled lighting.Prerequisites: Practical LightingPleasenotesomeshootstakeplaceoutsideofregularclassroomhours.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

This course is not offered at this time. Please email jbalderston@langara.ca for details.

This second course in the black and white darkroom focuses on producing fine-art quality prints in the gold-standard medium of black and white photography: archival fiber-based silver-gelatin. Along the way, you will learn how to influence and control the structural and tonal qualities of your negatives and prints by thoughtfully choosing and manipulating films, papers, developers and toners these tools are the keys to the myriads of undiscovered looks and styles possible within the black and white medium. Diligent students will finish this course with gallery-quality mounted prints the entry point for an exhibition career. Basic Darkroom or recent experience with photo chemistry, film processing and colour head enlargers are prerequisites for this course. If you have completed Basic Darkroom at Langara, you may use the darkrooms during Open Studio on Sundays, starting Week 1 otherwise, you must satisfy your instructors with your competence before being granted this privilege. You must have a film camera (35mm or 120 medium format) and a light-meter (in-camera is best!) for this course.Prerequisites: Basic Darkroom or equivalent.

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60386 12 eve Th May 02, 2019 1830-2200 Russel Kwan,
Wendy Kwan
$497 Main Campus (Map)

This course introduces students to traditional and alternative approaches to travel photography. Alternating between location shoots around the city and in class reviews students will have the opportunity to expand their skill set while exploring their creative vision. Learn to become fluid and confident handling gear and responding to the ever changing situations the exciting world of travel photography presents. The instructor will provide extensive resource material for students to take away at the end of the course.

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60211 12 eve Th May 02, 2019 1830-2130 Ross Durant $556 Main Campus (Map)

This is an introductory course to today's contemporary and competitive world of wedding photography designed to help students grasp basic issues and techniques of wedding photography, from communicating with your subjects to stylistic and technical approaches that range from formal to candid. It also addresses business and marketing, allowing photographers to provide contemporary wedding photography with an artistic sensibility.Prerequisites:Practical Lighting.

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60194 12 eve Th May 02, 2019 1830-2130 Sandra Leung $550 Main Campus (Map)

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

This course is not offered at this time. Please email jbalderston@langara.ca for details.

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

This course is not offered at this time. Please email jbalderston@langara.ca for details.