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Creative Photography: Basic Photography and the Creative Process (Shortened and intensified version)

Content: Focus of the course is on the creative aspect of photography. Essential technical training is also included to enable a greater ability to create. An attentive student can use this course as a fundamental step into photography. The topics covered are: • Human eye vs. Camera’s eye • Aperture • ISO • Exposure • Lenses • Light/Exposure (& white balance) • Line, shape, texture, form, colour • Composition • Cropping • Digital Photography vs. film based photography and the age of Computer Enhanced Photography • Class exhibit (optional & highly recommended)

Grade Suitability:

10-12, younger if students may participate if focused and attentive

Maximum Class Size:

14, participant numbers may be increased if assistance is provided

Time Required:

4 days at 6 hours per day – Ideally split into two 2 day blocks. Days are divided into course material, case studies and review of photographic assignments.

Material Required:

Students or the school must have access to cameras, preferably digital, and CDs. DVDs, or other memory device to submit assignments. Additional materials include photocopied material, plus photo-prints, or print-outs of photographs if there is a class exhibit. If the school can provide these, there is no cost for materials. We will use of a laptop projector during the sessions. (The instructor will arrive with a laptop to plug into the projector.) If this is not available, the instructor can rent one, the cost of which will be charged back to the school.

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Leslie Leong

Leslie Leong has two photography books to her credit on Canada’s Northwest Territories. The results of her camera and pen show up in Northern Canadian books, magazines and other publications. Her other creative endeavors include ceramics, silversmith work, sculpture, painting & illustration, with an emphasis on reclaimed & recycled materials. She has participated in over 30 exhibitions, half of which were solo exhibits. She shares her art with the intention of engaging others in the inquiry into the human condition, society, and our disassociation with our natural environment. Leslie has years of experience developing art based programs and teaching them to a wide range of ages in Yukon schools. Leslie is available throughout the school year, except for late Nov./December 2019 and June 2020 (Profile Photo Credit: GBP Creative)

Contact: (867) 456-7633


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