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Creative Photography with Steve Somerville


Class Dates

  • September 27
  • October 4
  • October 11
  • October 18
  • October 25
  • November 1
  • Saturday Excursion to be confirmed with Instructor

September 27 - November 1, plus one Saturday excursion (date TBD)

(Thursdays) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Ages 16+

6 weeks / 7 sessions

$195.00 (HST included)

Register Over-the-Phone or In-Person (no online registration)

Get outside this Fall and discover the techniques to take better personal, family, and travel photos. Learn and develop skills such as panning, zooming, framing, using rule of thirds, as well as shooting silhouettes and close-ups.  Topics range from seeing light in various situations, understanding reflections, shooting at night, as well as scenics, indoor studio style versus outdoor portraits, capturing action and much more. This course is intended for 35mm camera users, beginner and intermediate levels, and can be tailored for your personal interests and aims.


Instructor Steve Somerville launched his photography career working for Western University’s school newspaper, The Gazette.  He has photographed Premier League soccer, rugby, cricket, the NFL, Wimbledon and other events with Colorsport Photographic Agency and is a current and long-time Metroland – York Region photojournalist.  Steve has also freelanced in a range of topics, including photographing stock images of nature and wildlife with many large organizations, namely the Toronto Sun among other publications. In the late 1990s, Radisson Hotels and Resorts hired Steve for his keen eye to continue an ad campaign started by renowned photographer Elliot Erwitt, photographing hotel employees interacting with guests. Steve’s images ran in many major publications, including the New York Times, USA Today, BusinessWeek and Forbes. Steve has been teaching with the Centre for over 5 years.