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This workshop has been cancelled. Please visit the Education section of our website for more courses and workshops.


Wednesdays | 5 weeks/6 sessions 

Photography is a simple way to capture the beauty of the world around you, from candid images of friends and family, to carefully crafted artistic shots. Learn to master skills such as framing, lighting, and using rule of thirds; what editing apps to use to achieve the most striking images, and how to share and print your photos to have as keepsakes. Students will have the opportunity to get outside and learn to photograph elements of nature. This class is intended for both DSLR and smartphone users and can be tailored to your personal interests and aims. Prerequisite checklist available for download above.

Meet Your Instructor

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. His 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.

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