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  • Digital Arts & Photography

With its range of architectural styles, quirky neighborhoods filled with rich cultural diversity, and vernacular histories, Toronto has become one of the most photographed cities, much like New York City. Using film or digital cameras, students will create a body of work featuring various neighborhoods, returning to the same spot each week to further their investigation into what makes a place unique, both during the day and at night. We will engage the architectural visual composition of the city—structures, people, vehicles, light, and all of the clutter of the chaotic street scene—into well-thought-out and organized photographs, while always allowing for the unexpected surprise. Technical aspects of architectural photography will be thoroughly explained and practiced. Weekly assignments will be discussed in a group setting. The course will include field trips and presentations on historic and contemporary architectural photographers with a myriad of styles such as Berenice Abbott, Walker Evans, Vivian Maier, Fred Herzog, Lee Freidlander, Saul Leiter etc.

Spring 2020:

8 Weeks: Base Tuition: $349 + Lab Fee: $20 = Total: $369

Notes: A digital camera of any type is essential for this course and some knowledge of computers is helpful but not essential. This course uses Adobe CC Suite.
* This course is not currently open for registration

What you will learn

  • Understand how to set up your digital camera.
  • Understand the connection between digital photography and the digital darkroom.
  • Learn the basic rules of exposure.
  • Develop the ability to take street photos.
  • Learn to develop creative images using Adobe Photoshop and/or Lightroom.

Materials to Bring

  • Digital camera - either "point & shoot" or DSLR
  • Fully charged camera battery(s)
  • Hard drive with space or USB key
  • An empty SD card