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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 Desire2Learn (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
70293 12 day Sa Sep 09, 2017 1000-1300 Kevin Lanthier,
Pablo Mercado Margain
$545 Main Campus (Map)
70290 12 eve We Sep 20, 2017 1900-2200 Kevin Lanthier $545 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
70291 12 eve Th Sep 21, 2017 1900-2200 Istvan Pinter $545 Main Campus (Map)

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
70292 12 eve Th Sep 21, 2017 1900-2200 Kevin Lanthier $545 Main Campus (Map)

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.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70067 12 eve We Sep 20, 2017 1830-2130 Greg Blue $540 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
70068 12 day Sa Sep 16, 2017 1000-1300 Luke Potter,
Douglas Williams
$494 Main 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. A DSLR is a must for this course.Students are required to supply their own tripod by week 3Prerequisites: Basic computer skills.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70071 12 aft Sa Sep 16, 2017 1400-1700 Andrea Sirois $473 Main Campus (Map)
70070 Sep 18, 2017 Online Andrew Tripp $473 Online
70072 12 eve Tu Sep 19, 2017 1830-2130 Kurtis Stewart $473 Main Campus (Map)
70073 12 eve We Sep 20, 2017 1830-2130 Kurtis Stewart $473 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
70074 12 aft Sa Sep 16, 2017 1400-1700 Kevin Holloway $499 Main Campus (Map)
70075 12 eve Mo Sep 18, 2017 1830-2130 Kevin Holloway $499 Main Campus (Map)

This introductory course focuses on developing the necessary communication and technical skills to obtain the most out of models. Students will gain practical experience through thematic studio sessions ranging from commercial comedy to corporate drama, music, 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
70076 12 eve Th Sep 21, 2017 1830-2130 Lurenda Mastromonaco $515 Main Campus (Map)

Learn the basics of colour printing. Emphasis is on printing from a master and your own negatives. Students will learn about the colour wheel, filters, film and papers, processing and print spotting with extensive hands-on in our colour lab.Prerequisites:Basic Darkroom or equivalent

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70069 12 eve We Sep 20, 2017 1830-2130 James Balderston $515 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
70078 12 eve Mo Sep 18, 2017 1830-2130 Rick Etkin $515 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.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70086 12 eve Tu Sep 19, 2017 1830-2130 Sharon Tenenbaum $535 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
70105 12 aft Sa Sep 16, 2017 1400-1700 Ross Durant,
Tracey Kusiewicz
$530 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

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70089 12 eve We Sep 20, 2017 1830-2130 Sharon Tenenbaum $556 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, set etiquette, to hands on studio set-up, this course will introduce you to the role an assistant 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 assistant. 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.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70090 12 eve Th Sep 21, 2017 1830-2130 Calvin Gehlen $535 Main Campus (Map)

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
70091 12 day Sa Sep 16, 2017 1000-1300 Calvin Gehlen $535 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.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70092 12 eve We Sep 20, 2017 1830-2130 Maria Harper $447 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
70093 12 eve Mo Sep 18, 2017 1830-2130 Joaquin Pedrero $535 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
70094 12 eve Mo Sep 18, 2017 1830-2130 Christopher Morris $556 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
70096 12 eve Tu Sep 19, 2017 1830-2130 Calvin Gehlen $535 Main Campus (Map)
70097 12 eve We Sep 20, 2017 1830-2130 Christopher Morris $535 Main Campus (Map)

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
70098 12 eve Th Sep 21, 2017 1830-2130 Lisa Kaulback $546 Main Campus (Map)

This course covers the many skills that are needed to run a retail portrait photography studio. You will learn how to align your personal style, your photographic style, and your business style to create a product that your retail clients will love. You will learn how to create portrait sessions that work for both you and your clients and how to develop products that enhance your photography and your sales. Prerequisite: Practical Lighting

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70099 12 eve We Sep 20, 2017 1830-2130 Leonard Grinke $535 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
70100 12 eve Th Sep 21, 2017 1830-2130 Christopher Morris $546 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 Lighting

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70101 12 eve Tu Sep 19, 2017 1830-2130 Christopher Morris $556 Main Campus (Map)

Stock photography has grown enormously in the last 30 years. It has also gone through many stylistic, technical and economic changes. The stock photography market requires every type of imagery from still life to action, from landscape to architecture. In particular, stock agencies are interested most in lifestyle content. With the increase in the availability of HD and 4K video capable DSLR cameras, stock video has become a new revenue stream for photographers. It is essential that any photographer considering submitting to stock agencies be proficient in the technical aspects of both video and stills. This course is designed to teach students how to create technically and aesthetically compelling images and video clips for acceptance into stock agencies. Prerequisites: Practical Lighting.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70102 12 eve Mo Sep 18, 2017 1830-2130 John Lee $546 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.

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
70104 10 aft Su Oct 01, 2017 1400-1800 Lloyd Barnes,
Jason Delaney,
Deanna Flinn,
Calvin Gehlen,
Mark Gibbon,
Tanya Goehring,
Ehsan Haji-Mahdizadeh-Zargar,
Kurtis Stewart
Main Campus (Map)

In this course you will learn all aspects of travel photography, both in the field and in the classroom. Great photographers come from all over the world to document Vancouver; learn travel photography by visiting your own home town and seeing it for the first time.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70920 12 eve Th Sep 21, 2017 1830-2130 Ross Durant $546 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
70095 12 eve Tu Sep 19, 2017 1830-2130 James Balderston $535 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.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70082 12 eve Mo Sep 18, 2017 1830-2130 Andrea Sirois $473 Main Campus (Map)
70081 Sep 19, 2017 Online Andrew Tripp $473 Online
70083 12 eve Tu Sep 19, 2017 1830-2130 Andrea Sirois $473 Main Campus (Map)

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.

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
70077 12 eve Tu Sep 19, 2017 1830-2130 Rick Etkin,
Sandra Leung
$515 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.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70080 12 eve We Sep 20, 2017 1830-2130 Andrea Sirois $499 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
70085 12 eve We Sep 20, 2017 1830-2130 Thomas Fillingham $469 CS-Off Campus (Map)

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
70084 12 eve We Sep 20, 2017 1830-2130 Dirk Erkau $540 Main Campus (Map)

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
70079 12 eve Th Sep 21, 2017 1830-2130 Andrea Sirois $546 Main Campus (Map)