Silver Creek Photography | Sylvia Galbraith

Distance Learning with On-line Programs

Starting in Fall 2020, I will be offering on-line courses in response to the growing trend in distance learning.  Each course will be taught live via Zoom, an easy to use teaching and conferencing program, with the instructor's screen shared with participants to follow along and ask questions as they arise.  Depending on the course, participants will receive a pdf of class material.  Classes will be held at scheduled times with daytime and evening offerings.  Don't see a time  or a topic that works for you?  Private sessions are an option, and can be arranged at a time to suit you.

On-line Private Classes & Mentorship - Ages 13+

Don't have time for a scheduled class?  Have you bought a new camera and are looking for some tips to get you started?  Need some help with Photoshop or Lightroom?  Or is there a specific topic you're interested in...studio lighting, flash photography, portraits, or wedding photography?  If you don't see a workshop that suits your schedule or individual needs, consider taking a series of private lessons.  These can be scheduled during weekdays, evenings or weekends as time allows, and can be purchased as single 1 hour lessons, or you can purchase a block or 5 or 10 hours, to be used in sections that suit your schedule.  You will access to a computer  with internet & webcam for class participation.
Download information for Zoom will be provided upon registration.

       1 hour lesson        $75 +hst
       5 hour package    $350 +hst
       10 hour package  $650 +hst

Contact me for details or Register Online

Fall 2020 Courses:

Currently I am scheduling the following online classes on an as-needed basis. Contact me to register your interest in the next session.  Once I have 4 names, I can schedule the next session at a time that suits everyone.

8 weeks
Ages 16+

Digital Imaging - Photoshop 1This course is designed for photographers who are serious about learning the features of Photoshop CC to edit and enhance their images.  This is an 8 week course, which covers a broad range of topics, including image sizing for various outputs, workflow, colour corrections, black & white processes, retouching, selections, layers, printing and more.  Each class will allow hands-on practice as you follow along with the instructor.  Participants need a laptop or computer with Adobe Photoshop CC (or a recent earlier version) installed, internet and webcam capabilities and should have a working knowledge of basic computer skills.

Download information for Zoom will be provided upon registration.

Includes:

    8 weekly on-line classes of approx. 2.5 hours each.
    3 assignments for which you will receive written feedback
    option of recording each class to your computer
    additional mentoring opportunities for 2 months after the course end date
    course material in pdf form

Fee: $320.00 + HST

Daytime - TBA
Evenings - TBA

Register Online or call 519-787-7040 to register by phone or mail.
 

8-weeks
Ages 16+

Online Photography Skills 1This introductory level 8-week course will give you confidence with your DSLR or mirrorless camera to be able to shoot in any situation.  This course is the first step in gaining 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.  Suitable for those with no experience.  You must have either a DSLR or advanced mirrorless camera, and access to a computer with internet & webcam for class participation.

Download information for Zoom will be provided upon registration.

Includes:

    8 weekly on-line classes of approx. 2.5 hours each.
    3 assignments for which you will receive written feedback
    option of recording each class to your computer
    additional mentoring opportunities for 2 months after the course end date
    course material in pdf form

Fee: $300.00 + HST

Daytime - TBA
Evenings - TBA

Register Online or call 519-787-7040 to register by phone or mail.

8 weeks

Online Photography Skills 2This is the second course in my series and will take you beyond the skills learned in Level 1. You will expand on your knowledge of advanced metering & exposures, using the RAW format, lighting, composition, and more.  We'll work with external flash, and explore creative aspects of photography.  Suitable for those who already have basic camera skills, and are comfortable with the concept of shutter speeds and apertures.  It is highly recommended that you take Level 1 first.  You must have either a DSLR or advanced mirrorless camera, and access to a computer with internet for class participation.

Download information for Zoom will be provided upon registration.

Includes:

    8 weekly on-line classes of approx. 2.5 hours each.
    3 assignments for which you will receive written feedback
    option of recording each class to your computer
    additional mentoring opportunities for 2 months after the course end date
    course material in pdf form

Fee: $300.00 + HST

Daytime - TBA, late Spring 2020
Evenings - TBA, late Spring 2020

Register Online or call 519-787-7040 to register by phone or mail.

1 to 4 pm
2 classes, Ages 16+

Online Photographic Art FormPhotography has a long history as an art form, but is one that is often misunderstood when considering it's place in the greater world of art.  How does it fit in when considered with painting or sculpture or other media?  How do we know when a photograph is simply a snapshot, or something more compelling?  

 

In this new course, we will examine these questions.  We'll look at the evolution of photography through different genres, and learn how to evaluate our own images in terms of artistic merit rather than as a purely technical endeavour.  

 

Week 1  will include a discussion on photography's place in the art world and how it compares to other art forms.  We'll discuss how to develop a body of work, and how to identify trends or styles that influence how we both perceive and create our work.  

Week 2  will continue with information on pricing your photographs, archival printing methods, creating limited editions, submitting to galleries and other ways to show your work.

This course is designed for those who want to take their photography to a higher level by considering dynamic content rather than technical skills.  

 Fee: $175.00 + HST

 Register Online or call 519-787-7040 to register by phone or mail.