Professional Photography
Eric Stewart Department Chair

Eric-Stewart.jpgEric Stewart is technical photo-geek and lover of all genres of photography. He strives to impart the technical expertise students need to excel in the field of photography. A curator for Canada's World Photographic Cup team, and an international photography judge. His true passion lies in teaching students how to critique images in order for them to grow and create even better photographs. Through innovative teaching practices, students take ownership of their own learning, and push themselves towards excellence.

Eric’s work, as well as the work of Langara students and alumni can be found on instagram: @Langaraphoto

Phone: 604.323.5511 ext. 2479
Office: A291a

Sara McIntyre Instructor

Sara-McIntyre.jpgSara McIntyre’s multi-disciplinary career is grounded instorytelling. She trained as a film director through Women in the Director’s Chair; as a co-active coach through The Coaches Training Institute; and as a sexual health educator through Options for Sexual Health. Sara has collaborated on short and feature-length films about indigenous culture (Two Indians Talking, The Healing Dance), and with Canadian author, Kim Clark on stories about sexuality anddisability (Disease & Desire). She has also earned her living in corporate communications and as a casting director, and holds a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies. Sara’s approach to teaching photography and video production centres curiosity, creativity and personal narrative.

Phone: 604.323.5511 ext. 2439Office: A244a

Caroline Ross Instructor

Caroline-Ross.jpgCaroline Ross is a commercial and portrait photographer. She also runs an international photography awards program (WCWA), which recognizes and celebrates new and experienced photographers in the wedding industry. Caroline’s education is in Fine Arts, and after graduating from Laurentian University, worked as a Graphic Designer and Creative Director. Caroline has been published in the areas of fashion, editorial, travel, food and weddings and recently exhibited at the Round Hole Square Peg 4 in West Hollywood in February 2020.

Office: A291a

Catharine-OBrian-Bell.jpgAfter a successful career as a commercial photographer and producer, Catharine joined the Professional Photography Department at Langara where she has now taught for over 25 years. In the Diploma program Catharine has taught studio lighting, technical photography, B&W and colour technology and printing, history of photography, professional issues, as well as organizing guest speakers, seminars, and conferences. She is a past Department Chair and one of the architects and original instructors of PHOT1100. She has won awards for photography and community service and worked in the Media Centre at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Her clients now are mostly architects, landscape architects, and horticulture related businesses and services. She also coaches emerging artists in areas of business and strategic planning and works with First Nations Communities. She loves outdoor sports, travel and gardening.

Phone: 604.323.5272
Office: A291

Greg Blue Instructor

Greg-Blue.jpgGreg Blue is a 30+ year veteran commercial photographer and has also taught photography at Langara for over 25-years. Greg has extensive experience shooting both still life and portraiture in studio and on location. His work has won numerous industry awards from the Lotus Awards in BC to the Cannes Advertising Awards in France.

He is a past National President of CAPIC (the Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators) and Copyright Chair of the PPOC (Professional Photographers of Canada). He has extensive knowledge and experience in business and legal considerations for photography.

Greg loves working with people new to photography, helping them to develop a keen sense of composition and purpose to their work. He finds it inspiring to watch how far students can develop their skills in photography in such a short period of time.

Office: A244a

Jon Chater Instructor

Jon-Chater.jpgJon is a Vancouver-based photographer who brings to the classroom 20 years of experience in the photography industry. His academic training includes a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design, a Master of Arts in Photographic Studies, and a PGCE in Post-secondary Education.

Jon’s approach to teaching is to get students ‘hands-on’ with cameras as much as possible. His classes encourage experimental and creative approaches to photography. Students gain a new understanding about how a photograph engages a viewer and effectively communicates the photographer’s intentions.

When he’s not teaching, Jon enjoys wandering the streets of Vancouver with his camera. He is an active member of Vancouver Street Photography Collective, a non-profit society bringing together photographers to create and share diverse street photography approaches and aesthetics. He has participated in several group exhibitions in London and Vancouver.

Office: A291

Kevin Smith Instructor

Kevin-Smith.jpg“Imagination, engagement and exploring our student’s own innate creativity is what gets me really excited and is what I enjoy most about what I do at Langara."

Kevin has over 35 years of retail visual presentation, fashion exhibition, styling and show production as well as tradeshow and special event experience. His work can be found throughout the city, subtly communicating to the public with humour, good looks and insight. He has been an instructor in the Design Formation Program for the past 15 years and in Professional Photography for the last 6. 

Phone: 604.323.5305
Office: A118l

Istvan-Pinter.jpgIstvan (Steve) Pinter has spent his life studying, capturing, crafting and presenting the beauty of light.

 Steve is graduate of Langara College’s Photography Program. He is well versed in the old ways. Film is where he started color and printing, scanning and proofing; CMYK and prepress; page assembly and typography; one by one he mastered them all. He embraced digital early, working in prepress was where digital retouching was done first. Later, retouching found its way into the hands of the photographer and the studio artist.

11 years in pre-press, four years at an advertising agency offered him a deeper understanding of the workflows of Photographers and Art Directors.

Currently he operates Pinter Creative Studio to collaborate with Photographers and Art Directors to deliver award winning work to the advertising, film and marketing industries.

To view examples of Steve’s work go to

Office: A244a

Richard Lam Instructor


Richard-Lam.jpegRichard Lam is a Vancouver, B.C.-based freelance photographer specializing in editorial, sports and commercial photography. He is currently freelancing for The Canadian Press and several other publications as well as the official photographer for the University of British Columbia’s Athletic Department. His work has appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines around the world.

Phone: 604.323.5511 ext. 2038

Andrew Hudyma Photography Lab Technician


Andrew (Andy to most) is a photographer and educator who strives to help students achieve their photographic vision and career goals. A self-professed photo nerd, Andy loves technical knowledge and works to demystify and explain these aspects of photography in a way that is accessible to everyone. He uses his compulsion for problem solving to assist students with planning their photo shoots and to help them develop a photographic tool-kit to use in their careers. When not at the college, he shoots still life and product photography for a roster of commercial clients. 

Phone: 604.323.5304
Office: A278a