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Claire Chao

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Please note:  Our 2021 fall semester courses will be offered online, mixed mode and in person. 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

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

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

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
70260 12 eve We Sep 22, 2021 1830-2130 Online Kevin Lanthier $559 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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70271 11 eve Th Sep 23, 2021 1830-2130 Online Istvan Pinter $559 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
70272 11 eve Th Sep 23, 2021 1830-2130 Online Kevin Lanthier $559 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.

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70265 12 eve We Sep 22, 2021 1830-2130 Rick Etkin $572 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.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

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

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

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

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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70274 3 eve Tu Sep 21, 2021 1830-2130 Christopher Morris $545 Main Campus (Map)
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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.

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

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

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
70262 12 eve Mo Sep 20, 2021 1830-2130 Andrea Sirois $500 Main 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

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
70277 12 eve Tu Sep 21, 2021 1830-2130 Sharon Tenenbaum $566 Main Campus (Map)

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

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.

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.

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

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

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
70278 1 eve Th Sep 23, 2021 1830-2130 Christopher Morris $589 Main Campus (Map)
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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.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70273 1 eve We Sep 22, 2021 1830-2130 Christopher Morris $578 Main Campus (Map)
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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
70280 12 eve Tu Sep 21, 2021 1830-2130 Online Maria Harper $473 Online