The Specialized Workshops offer resources for photography in particular situations or from specific points of view. They provide insight and guidance to the photographic craft, from choice of equipment to solutions for technical problems. They also discuss questions of photographic style, attitude and aesthetics. During the hands-on photo sessions you will experiment and gain experience solving problems photographing different subjects.
These courses and workshops are offered at various institutions in the Ottawa (Canada) area and as independent workshops at various locations across Canada. Please send us an email for further information about these workshops or to enquire about private workshops.
Looking at the world close up, enlarged and magnified, reveals a new and wondrous perspective. Flowers in your garden, butterflies and insects, small objects you collect, jewels, miniature models... all present an amazingly different reality. This workshop will guide you in the use of appropriate equipment and technique to make effective macro-photographs.
Low light and night situation provide extraordinary opportunities for photographers. Subjects that look mundane in daylight often appear outstanding in night light. Complicated and distracting backgrounds disappear. During this workshop, you will learn about appropriate equipment, how to evaluate light and how to use cameras and accessories to make unusual photographic images.
Your eye scans the world and you form mental images in your mind that are far wider that one can usually capture in a single photograph. Digital imaging software permits you to seamlessly stitch together photographs to produce images that can even display 360 degree rotations. In this workshop, you will learn how use conventional digital cameras to make composite panoramic images. Aesthetic aspects of panoramic images will also be addressed.
Since the invention of photography, we incessantly make images of people around us, from simple snapshots of family and friends to carefully composed studies of the human form. In this workshop you will learn about equipment, essential techniques and aesthetic aspects in making available light portraits. The use of basic flash equipment will also be discussed.
If you enjoy telling others about your travel experiences, this course provides a wealth of insights and techniques for creating and presenting visual stories about travel. Participants learn skills to create effective visual travel stories as printed documents, slideshows, CDs, multimedia presentations and pages for the Web.
Digital photography offers new tools for architects, urbanists, preservationists, historians and others interested in architecture. The course is designed for persons who wish to use digital photography to explore and express the aesthetic aspects of architecture and the urban environment.
This course is specifically designed for persons involved in the promotion, sales or rental of residential or commercial real estate. Participants learn how to use digital photography to make effective images of architecture and how digital images can be used as promotional tools, in printed, as audio-visual presentations or on the Internet.
Anyone who uses photography to communicate information and ideas will find this course of interest. Participants acquire a practical knowledge of digital photography necessary to make effective visual statements. The course includes techniques for recording information photographically, processing images and integration of images in printed and electronic forms of presentations.
Insurance inspectors, building inspectors, real estate evaluators, historians, detectives, engineers, architects, biologists, orthodontists... anyone who uses photography to record information will find digital photography is a powerful and economic tool. Participants learn about basic concepts of digital imaging and explore problems and solutions of gathering and conserving photographic records. Techniques for archiving images and prepare images for reports, audio-visual presentation and the Internet are also explored.
This is a workshop for visual artists, graphic artists, sculptors, collectors... anyone who creates or collects two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects. Participants will learn how to make clear and expressive documents of art and other objects
Painters, graphists, interior designers, architects, landscape architects, sculptors, photographers, actors... anyone who uses professional portfolio will find digital imaging is a required new tool. Participants learn skills for using digital photography to produce printed and electronic forms of portfolios.
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