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Courses

Claire Chao

                                                                                     Photo by Claire Chao (alum) 

Please note:  Our 2021spring semester courses will be offered online and mixed mode. 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.

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50167 12 eve We Jan 20, 2021 1900-2200 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.

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50177 12 eve Th Jan 21, 2021 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

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: Photography Assistant Level 1 or equivalent.

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50172 3 eve We Jan 27, 2021 1830-2130 Rick Etkin $561 Main Campus (Map)
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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
50186 11 day Sa Jan 16, 2021 1000-1300 Online Andrea Sirois $491 Online
50159 12 eve Tu Jan 19, 2021 1830-2130 Online Kurtis Stewart $491 Online

This introductory course focuses on developing the necessary communication and technical 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).Please note this course consists of 7 online lecture/critique sessions and 5 in person studio sessions at Langara.

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50180 1 eve Tu Jan 19, 2021 1830-2130 Christopher Morris $535 Main Campus (Map)
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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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50165 11 eve Mo Jan 18, 2021 1830-2130 Online Kevin Holloway $518 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

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

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 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

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50176 12 eve Th Jan 21, 2021 1830-2130 Online Andrea Sirois $567 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.

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50173 12 eve We Jan 20, 2021 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

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

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

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.

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50184 11 aft Sa Jan 16, 2021 1400-1700 Online Kevin Lanthier $555 Online

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.

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

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

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.Please note this course consists of 6 online lecture/critique sessions and 6 in person studio sessions at Langara.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

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

Want to take your lighting skills to a whole new level? Study still life. This course explores the world of product and still life shooting, from jewellery to automobiles, commercial to conceptual. Students will hone their lighting skills on large and small objects with a variety of surfaces and challenges all in a specialty that demads perfection from the photographer.Prerequisite: 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.

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.

In this courses creative environment, students fully develop a cohesive body of photographic art. Students participate in slide lectures, discussions, and field trips that examine contemporary photographers, trends, and theories in photography. Students are guided through the production of an independent, personal photographic project. 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.

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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50183 12 eve Tu Jan 19, 2021 1830-2130 Online Ross Durant $567 Online
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70876 1 aft Sa Dec 05, 2020 1300-1630 Online Kurtis Stewart Online

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. Please note this course consists of 6 online lecture/critique sessions and 6 in person studio sessions at Langara.

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50179 1 eve Th Jan 21, 2021 1830-2130 Christopher Morris $567 Main Campus (Map)
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