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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
70278 12 day Sa Sep 14, 2019 1000-1300 Kevin Lanthier $549 Main Campus (Map)
70312 12 eve We Sep 18, 2019 1900-2200 Kevin Lanthier $549 Main Campus (Map)

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

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

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.

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: Photography Assistant Level 1 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 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.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70279 12 day Sa Sep 14, 2019 1000-1300 Andrea Sirois $491 Main Campus (Map)
70292 12 eve Tu Sep 17, 2019 1830-2130 Kurtis Stewart $491 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.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70281 12 aft Sa Sep 14, 2019 1400-1700 Kevin Holloway $518 Main Campus (Map)
70287 12 eve Mo Sep 16, 2019 1830-2130 Kevin Holloway $518 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).

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70306 12 eve Th Sep 19, 2019 1830-2130 Calvin Gehlen $535 Main Campus (Map)

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
70290 12 eve Tu Sep 17, 2019 1830-2130 Rick Etkin,
Sandra Leung
$535 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.

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
70299 12 eve We Sep 18, 2019 1830-2130 Andrea Sirois $518 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
70285 12 eve Mo Sep 16, 2019 1830-2130 Andrea Sirois $491 Main Campus (Map)
70814 12 eve Tu Sep 17, 2019 1830-2130 Andrea Sirois $491 Main Campus (Map)

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
70307 12 eve Th Sep 19, 2019 1830-2130 Carlo Ghioni $487 CS-Broadway Campus (Map)

Current photographic production utilizes digital technology more than ever. Many shoots involve having camera directly connected to a computer. Today, management of the captured files is also very important. The Digital Technician course complements skills learned in Assistant 1 & 2. Students will participate in classroom and hands-on sessions, learning tethered setups using Capture One, as well as other photo management software. Equipment and data management, integral to any successful shoot, are covered in detail. Required: Laptop computer. Prerequisite: Photography Assistant Level 1

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 offer students a thorough survey and practice of digital fine art printing. Many contemporary fine art photographers are now choosing digital processing to produce their limited edition prints, and galleries have become much more accepting of digital media as worthy of fine art photography collections. The course covers everything from ICC profiling to piezography, which is the finest method of producing a black and white print, and students will be able to produce numerous archival quality prints throughout the twelve session course.Prerequisites: Advanced Studio Lighting and Adobe Photoshop Level 1.Note: Students must have own laptop computer with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop software.

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
70294 12 eve Tu Sep 17, 2019 1830-2130 Sharon Tenenbaum $555 Main Campus (Map)

Explore the problems and solutions specific to shooting food and beverages. Students will produce their own work with the help of a professional food stylist.Prerequisites: Practical 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 fast-paced course is aimed at students who have existing bodies of work and are ready to get their photographs out there! By considering a variety of presentation methods, each student will ultimately determine the most effective means of displaying their own work. Students will develop personal goals, well discuss how to find the resources to make them happen. The aim is to combine individual and collaborative assignments for developing photographic projects, emphasizing effective and fun methods when working both on your own and in a group setting. Well explore printing options from fine art prints to working with fabricators to mount large-scale photographic work on non-traditional surfaces. Participation and group discussion are key elements.

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.

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
70310 12 eve We Sep 18, 2019 1830-2130 Sharon Tenenbaum $578 Main Campus (Map)

This course is recommended for students who want to stretch their creative boundaries by creating composite images. Composites are made up of more than one image, seamlessly merged together. This course will help you master that process. The course provides a practical foundation of the technical and planning skills required to capture images that you will be able to blend into believable composite images. Hands-on shooting sessions, with technical direction, are included, as are tips to put your Photoshop knowledge to practical use. Professional retouchers as guest speakers are also included.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

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

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
70288 12 eve Mo Sep 16, 2019 1830-2130 Calvin Gehlen $555 Main Campus (Map)

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
70289 12 eve Tu Sep 17, 2019 1830-2130 Christopher Morris $578 Main Campus (Map)

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
70284 12 eve Mo Sep 16, 2019 1830-2130 Joaquin Pedrero $555 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

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.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70295 12 eve Tu Sep 17, 2019 1830-2130 Calvin Gehlen $555 Main Campus (Map)
70297 1 eve We Sep 18, 2019 1830-2130 Christopher Morris $555 Main Campus (Map)
  and 11 eve We Sep 19, 2019 1830-2130    

This course is for photographers planning on producing large-scale shoots for projects such as advertising, editorial and fine art. This course teaches students how to produce their own work including propping, location scouting, stylists, animal wranglers, and set building. Students will produce two of their own shoots using these production techniques.Prerequisites: Advanced Studio Lighting and Adobe Photoshop Level 2.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70305 12 eve Th Sep 19, 2019 1830-2130 Lisa Kaulback $567 Main Campus (Map)

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
70308 12 eve Th Sep 19, 2019 1830-2130 Christopher Morris $567 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
70313 12 eve Tu Sep 17, 2019 1830-2130 Maria Harper $464 Main Campus (Map)

This no-fee course provides students access to the facilities outside class times. To register, students must have successfully completed the Practical Lighting power pack test (for studio access), OR Basic Darkroom. Current students in the latter will also be offered access to the darkroom.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70317 8 aft Su Oct 06, 2019 1300-1700 Nathan Chen,
Jason Delaney,
Mark Gibbon,
Bridget Shacklette,
Kurtis Stewart,
Michal Urbanek
CS-Off Campus (Map)

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. In addition, the use of digital filters and internal flash are covered. This course is offered in Mandarin.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

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

In this workshop, students will have the opportunity to refine their conceptual and technical skills while working on independent photographic projects. This workshop is for Photography Alumni and current students who want to pursue self-directed photographic projects in a state of the art studio and darkroom environment while continuing to develop their professional and artistic practice. A Studio Assistant will be available at all times to provide technical support and access to the facilities.

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
70827 12 eve Th Sep 19, 2019 1830-2130 Greg Blue $578 Main Campus (Map)