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Sylvia Galbraith Photography Workshop presents “Photography Skills Level 1”

October 5, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - November 23, 2021 @ 10:00 pm

Sylvia Galbraith Photography Workshop presents “Photography Skills Level 1”

This is an 8-week course on Tuesdays from October 5 – November 23, 2021  |  7:00 – 10:00 PM

Classes will be held in the classroom at the Elora Centre for the Arts, and will run in-person following Public Health guidelines.

About the Course:
Based on my Conestoga College courses, this introductory level 8-week course is the first in a series of four courses that include Photography Skills – Levels 1 & 2,  Digital Imaging – Photoshop Levels 1 & 2, as well as single workshops such as Documentary Photography and The Photographic Art Form. 

This first course of the series is suitable for those with no experience.  You will gain confidence with your camera to be able to shoot in any situation, and is the first step in learning photography skills that can take you beyond the hobbyist or amateur level.  We’ll cover everything from lenses to exposure settings, as well as lighting, file formats, focus and much more.  You must have either a DSLR or advanced mirrorless camera for this course.  

Suitable for: dedicated amateur or hobbyist photographers, anyone who requires photographic skills for their profession, or for those looking to begin a career in photography.

Class sizes are limited to allow for distancing, register early to avoid disappointment.
Register online by clicking here.
Early Bird registration – before Sept. 5, 2021: $365.00 + HST
After Sept. 5, 2021: $395.00 + HST 
About the Instructor:

SYLVIA GALBRAITH, based in Fergus, ON, is a professional photographer whose traditional methods of image creation are joined with a contemporary practice of using video and installation.  She has worked with several art forms over the years including oils, charcoal and clay, but found that the restrictions inherent to the camera inspired and challenged her more than any other art form.  Her current practice demonstrates a deep connection with the landscapes and people found in some of Canada’s loneliest places. Galbraith has participated in residencies in Newfoundland, Banff and Northern Ontario, and has exhibited her work in solo shows as well as in numerous group exhibitions across Canada. She has photographs in corporate, public and private collections throughout Canada, and internationally, and has received many awards and bursaries for her work.

Galbraith has taught photography courses throughout Canada, including for the University of Toronto, University of Brandon, MB, Humber College, and various arts organizations. She has been an Associate Faculty Member for Conestoga College’s Commercial Photography Certificate Program for the past 11 years. In response to the need for higher level photography training as local colleges and universities reduce their course offerings, she has developed a series of courses that are based on the college-level programs she has developed over the years for various educational institutions.  Suitable for serious hobbyists, those requiring photographic skills for their profession, or those planning a career in photography, this program includes training in camera skills, studio photography and in digital editing.

In addition to her artistic practice, Galbraith is actively involved in the arts community; she was a photographer for the Bonavista Biennale (2017 & 2019, Newfoundland), and served a two-year term on the Board of Directors for the Elora Centre for the Arts. She is a member of The Elora Arts Council, The Guelph Arts Council, CARFAC, and Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography in Toronto. Galbraith also curates exhibitions for corporate venues throughout the GTA and locally, and is involved with the annual Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival in Toronto, both as an artist and a curator.

For more information about Sylvia please visit her website.


October 5, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
November 23, 2021 @ 10:00 pm
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