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Creative Photography with Steve Somerville


Class Dates

  • April 12
  • April 19
  • April 26
  • May 3
  • May 10
  • May 17
  • Saturday Excursion to be confirmed with Instructor


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

Ages 16+

6 weeks / 7 sessions

$195 (HST included)

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

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. You will also learn how to shoot interesting subject matter including nature, wildlife scenery, portraits, and candids using artistic techniques. 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 has been practicing the art of photography since he was a student at Western University (then the University of Western Ontario) working for their school newspaper, The Gazette.  His love of photography continued into his adult life, and since then Steve has 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. Today Steve contributes daily to Metroland’s newspapers and specifically at the website yorkregion.com, where he shoots lifestyle and news videos as well as writing articles on photography and other topics. Steve still finds time to freelance and has been teaching at the Centre for almost five years.