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What’s in a picture? Anyone can take a photo, but understanding photography as a powerful tool to communicate can truly change the world.  At the Hart House Camera Club, we believe a solid grounding in photographic techniques is only one part of creating compelling images that communicate volumes.  A subtle medium, photography is endlessly flexible in meeting your needs to create, express, witness, or simply just have some fun.  So, clearly, there’s a lot in a picture and that includes you.

In addition to offering darkroom facilities to develop and process film, HHCC also provides a wide variety of photography courses designed to improve skills and deepen photography as a creative practice. Take a class, improve your skills, discover your talent, and share with other photography lovers.

 

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Spring/Summer 2016 Photography Classes

 

Registration now open at www.harthouse.ca/classes

 

 

DSLR Photography: an introduction

Instructor: Jonathan Groeneweg

Learn how to use your digital camera. The class will be a practical, hands-on introduction to your digital camera and how to use its features. In the first class, we start with the absolute basics, looking at exposure, aperture, shutter speed, focal length, image quality, and other introductory stuff. We will look at intermediate-level features in the second class including white balance, built-in flash, exposure compensation and more. Bring your cameras and your questions!

 

2 weeks        

Fee:    $60 (U of T students & HH members)

            $ 90 (General public)

Day of Week

Time

Start date

End date

 Location

Monday

6:30-9:30pm

May 30

June 6

 TBA

Note: Deadline to withdraw from this class is 5:00 pm on May 26. A $7 to $15 withdrawal fee applies.

 

Black & White Darkroom Techniques 101 – Session 1

Instructor: micah donovan

This course introduces basic darkroom procedures: developing black and white negative film and printing photographs from negatives. You will learn various techniques to enlarge and control the quality of prints with time to develop your own photographs. Each week lesson consists of a short orientation followed by supervised time in the darkroom. Basic materials are included in course fee.

 

5 weeks        

Fee:    $240 (U of T students & HH members)

            $360 (General public)

Session 1

Day of Week

Time

Start date

End date

Location

Thursday

6:00-8:30pm

May 26

June 23

Camera Club Darkroom

Note: Deadline to withdraw from this class is 5:00 pm on May 24. A $15 withdrawal fee applies.

 

Session 2

Day of Week

Time

Start date

End date

Location

Wednesday

6:00-8:30pm

June 29

July 27

Camera Club Darkroom

Note: Deadline to withdraw from this class is 5:00 pm on June 27. A $15 withdrawal fee applies.

 

 

35mm Black & White Photography: An Introduction

Instructor: Jonathan Graham

This introductory 3-hour workshop teaches the basic use of a film camera: understanding film exposure, the relationships between f-stops, shutter, and film speeds, while paying particular attention to the effects composition, light, and depth of field have on image quality. The instructor will provide photographic examples and slides. You are encouraged to ask questions related to your camera equipment.

 

1 day

Fee:    $30 (U of T students & HH members)

            $45 (General public)

Day of Week

Time

Date

 Location

Wednesday

6:30-9:30pm

June 8

 TBA

Note: Deadline to withdraw from this class is 5:00 pm on June 6.  A $7 withdrawal fee applies.

 

 

Composing and creating dynamic images

Instructor: micah donovan

This introductory workshop teaches what conditions make for a good photograph, and introduces strategies for making meaningful and visually pleasing photographs. Photography depends on many relationships between moment, space, light, texture, composition, subject and concept. The workshop will explore the interests of the students, different techniques, and successful, historically significant images. Bring a working camera to class.

 

2 weeks        

Fee:    $60 (U of T students & HH members)

             $ 90 (General public)

Day of Week

Time

Start date

End date

 Location

Wednesday

6:30-9:30pm

June 15

June 22

 TBA

Note: Deadline to withdraw from this class is 5:00 pm on June 13. A $7 to $15 withdrawal fee applies.

 

 

DSLR Photography: intermediate level

Instructor:  Jonathan Groeneweg

The intermediate class builds on the fundamentals learned in our introductory DSLR class (or the equivalent). Why choose one lens instead of another? What is dynamic range? Does sensor size matter? What are some basics of composition? Bring your cameras!

 

2 weeks        

Fee:    $60 (U of T students & HH members)

            $90 (General public)

Day of Week

Time

Start date

End date

 Location

Monday

6:30-9:30pm

June 20

June 27

 TBA

Note: Deadline to withdraw from this class is 5:00 pm on June 16. A $7 to $15 withdrawal fee applies.

 

 

Black & White Darkroom Techniques 201

Instructor: micah donovan

This advanced workshop provides an overview of the photographic printing process as well as advanced contrast control, and dodging and burning techniques. You will develop the skills to work with a range of photographic equipment, materials and techniques, and will further develop your creativity, discipline and critical faculties. Please be sure to bring a variety of black & white negatives, a sheet of cardboard 8 x 10 or larger, and a pair of scissors. Students are also expected to supply their own printing paper. All other basic materials are included in the course fee.

 

4 weeks        

Fee:    $200 (U of T students & HH members)

            $300 (General public)

Day of Week

Time

Start date

End date

Location

Thursday

6:00-9:30pm

Aug 4

Aug 25

Camera Club Darkroom

Note: Deadline to withdraw from this class is 5:00 pm on Aug 2. A $15 withdrawal fee applies.

 

 

Colour night photography

Instructor: tony gray

Explore the strange and wonderful world of colour night photography! The workshop starts with a two-hour introductory class followed by an evening shooting in the field. Students will learn the basics of night photography, focusing on exposure, lighting, colour temperature, and colour cast. Open to all levels of experience. Bring your own camera (any kind) and a tripod (recommended).

 

1 Day            

Fee:    $30 (U of T students & HH members)

             $45 (General public)

 

Session 1

Day of Week

Time

Start date

 Location

Sunday

7:00-10:00pm

June 26

 TBA

Note: Deadline to withdraw from this class is 5:00 pm on June 22. A $7 withdrawal fee applies.

 

 

Cyanotype Printing

Instructor: Sally AYre

This workshop offers the experience of combining new, contemporary image-making, with the old using one of the earliest photographic printing processes. Cyanotype is a non-silver process that can be combined or used independently to create distinctive blue-toned imagery on natural materials such as silk or art papers. This hands-on workshop will teach proper coating, exposing and developing techniques for Cyanotype.

 

1 day

Fee:    $140 (U of T students & HH members)

             $210 (General public)

Day of Week

Time

Date

 Location

Sunday

10:00am-5:00pm

June 12

 TBA

Note: Deadline to withdraw from this class is 5:00 pm on June 8.  A $15 withdrawal fee applies.

 

 

Portraiture

Instructor: Shlomi Amiga

Students will approach the idea of finding their own personal vision while looking at the personal styles and techniques of eminent portrait photographers. In looking at various photographers work we will consider their relationships with and approaches to their models/subjects, lighting equipment and techniques used, and how the images produced form unique and recognizable bodies of work. Students will work together on practical assignments in class and independently on personal assignments outside of class.

 

3 weeks        

Fee:    $90 (U of T students & HH members)

            $135 (General public)

Day of Week

Time

Start date

End date

 Location

Tuesday

6:00-9:00pm

June 14

June 28

 TBA

Note: Deadline to withdraw from this class is 5:00 pm on June 10. A $15 withdrawal fee applies.

 

 

masters of photography I

Instructor: tony gray

This class will survey the work of four or five influential photographers spanning the history of photography. We will look at the photographers’ images, ideas, styles, and impact – and we will consider what we might learn to help us take better photographs ourselves. This is a two part class, though students don't have to take both parts. Part I and Part II can stand alone.

This first class will focus on earlier masters such as Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham, Dorothea Lange, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Ansel Adams and others.

 

1 class           

Fee:    $30 (U of T students & HH members)

             $45 (General public)

Day of Week

Time

Start date

End date

Location

Thursday

6:30-9:30pm

June 9

June 9

TBA

Note: Deadline to withdraw from this class is 5:00 pm on June 7. A $15 withdrawal fee applies.

 

 

masters of photography II

Instructor: tony gray

This class will survey the work of four or five influential photographers spanning the history of photography. We will look at the photographers’ images, ideas, styles, and impact – and we will consider what we might learn to help us take better photographs ourselves. This is a two part class, though students don't have to take both parts. Part I and Part II can stand alone.

This second class with focus on modern masters form the late second half of the 20th century on, such as Diane Arbus, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Sebastião Salgado, Steve McCurry, Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Edward Burtynsky, Uta Barth, An-My Lê and others

 

1 class           

Fee:    $30 (U of T students & HH members)

            $45 (General public)

Day of Week

Time

Start date

End date

Location

Thursday

6:30-9:30pm

June 16

June 16

TBA

Note: Deadline to withdraw from this class is 5:00 pm on June 14. A $15 withdrawal fee applies.

 

 

travel and street photography basics

Instructor: tony gray

In this class we will consider some of the ideas and techniques behind compelling travel and street photography. This will be a practical, hands-on class, with an emphasis on developing approaches to making better travel and street photographs. Students should bring their cameras to class.

 

1 class           

Fee:    $30 (U of T students & HH members)

            $45 (General public)

Day of Week

Time

Start date

End date

Location

Thursday

6:30-9:30pm

June 23

June 23

TBA

Note: Deadline to withdraw from this class is 5:00 pm on June 21. A $15 withdrawal fee applies.

 

 

Analogue photography: What, How and why

Instructor: tony gray

Analogue photography is experiencing a renaissance in some quarters, from Lomography, to instant film, to classic film cameras in all formats. This class will focus on why that might be, how to get started (or re-started) in film photography, and what makes it interesting. For many, film represents a high-quality, low-cost way to discover the craft and art in photography.

 

1 class           

Fee:    $30 (U of T students & HH members)

            $45 (General public)

Day of Week

Time

Start date

End date

Location

Thursday

6:30-9:30pm

June 30

June 30

TBA

Note: Deadline to withdraw from this class is 5:00 pm on June 28. A $15 withdrawal fee applies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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