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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
60447 12 eve We May 09, 2018 1900-2200 Kevin Lanthier,
Pablo Mercado Margain
$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
60448 12 eve Th May 17, 2018 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

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

The prerequisite courses Basic Darkroom and Practical Darkroom lay the foundations of best practices and techniques to produce high quality photographic silver gelatin prints. Advanced Black and White concentrates on taking those same materials far beyond their design boundaries and perhaps far beyond photography. In a highly experimental environment, you will take charge of your materials, and in combination with your personal aesthetic, and with just a little luck, you will transform your ingredients from basic materials to art medium. Your results may no longer be recognizable as photography, but they will be instantly recognizable as art. The exact path you will take is not pre-determined the combinations of techniques and ideas are truly endless. Well explore physical and chemical photographic phenomena together in a directed, but truly experimental manner, so your final destination is unknown but wherever you go, there you are.Prerequisites: Practical Darkroom (or equivalent).Note: This course is film-based, and not designed for digital photographers.

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.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location

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

Add to your stylistic repertoire and technical abilities while exploring unconventional processes. Focusing on non-traditional and historical methods, students will create photographs using hand-coated paper, pinhole photography, photograms, photomontage and solarization. Students are encouraged to experiment, and challenged to use these techniques to create contemporary photographic art.Prerequisites:Basic Darkroom

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
60055 11 day Sa Apr 21, 2018 1000-1300 Andrea Sirois $473 Main Campus (Map)
60128 12 eve Tu Apr 24, 2018 1830-2130 Kurtis Stewart $473 Main Campus (Map)
60162 12 eve Tu/Th Jul 24, 2018 1830-2130 Andrea Sirois $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
60130 12 eve Mo Apr 23, 2018 1830-2130 Kevin Holloway $499 Main Campus (Map)
  and 1 eve Mo Jun 25, 2018 1830-2130    

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
60132 12 eve Th Apr 26, 2018 1830-2130 Calvin Gehlen $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

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
60134 12 eve We Apr 25, 2018 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
60138 12 eve We Apr 25, 2018 1830-2130 Thomas Fillingham $469 CS-Broadway 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
60137 12 eve Tu Apr 24, 2018 1830-2130 Andrea Sirois $473 Main Campus (Map)
60163 11 eve Mo/We Jul 23, 2018 1830-2130 Andrea Sirois $473 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
60164 13 eve We/Mo Jul 25, 2018 1830-2130 Christopher Morris $556 Main Campus (Map)

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
60140 12 eve Tu Apr 24, 2018 1830-2130 Candace Meyer $499 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

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

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.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
60144 12 eve We Apr 25, 2018 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

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
60052 12 eve Mo Apr 23, 2018 1830-2130 Greg Blue $540 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
60142 12 aft Sa Apr 21, 2018 1400-1700 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

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
60049 12 eve Tu Apr 24, 2018 1830-2130 Christopher Morris $556 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
60148 12 eve Tu Apr 24, 2018 1830-2130 James Balderston $535 Main Campus (Map)

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.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
60316 9 eve Tu Apr 24, 2018 1800-2200 Russel Kwan,
Wendy Kwan
$488 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
60149 12 eve Tu Apr 24, 2018 1830-2130 Calvin Gehlen $535 Main Campus (Map)
60150 12 eve We Apr 25, 2018 1830-2130 Christopher Morris $535 Main Campus (Map)
60161 10 eve Tu/Th Jul 31, 2018 1830-2130 Christopher Morris $535 Main Campus (Map)
  and 2 eve Tu/Th Sep 04, 2018 1830-2130    

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

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

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
60152 12 eve Th Apr 26, 2018 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

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

This course is designed to teach students how to capture the essence of the urban landscape in a personalized and generally edgy fashion. Comprised largely of field trips, the course tackles equipment issues, the ethics and practicalities of photographing street life, and when and where to best break photographic rules.Prerequisites: Intermediate Photography.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
60154 12 eve We Apr 25, 2018 1830-2130 James Balderston,
Wayne Kaulbach
$488 Main Campus (Map)

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.

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

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

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.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
60156 3 eve Tu Apr 24, 2018 1830-2130 Sandra Leung $540 Main Campus (Map)
  and 7 eve Tu Jun 05, 2018 1830-2130    

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.

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
60681 12 eve Mo May 07, 2018 1830-2130 Kevin Lanthier $535 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
60482 12 eve Th Apr 26, 2018 1830-2130 Andrea Sirois $546 Main Campus (Map)