Author: Kurtis

Teaching – Langara Professional Photography Program

Alright,

I finally did it.

This semester, I was hired to teach for Langara’s Professional Photography Program (the daytime program). Specifically, I’ve been teaching Technical Photography 1 and Photographic Industry Topics.

I’ve been teaching for the Langara Continuing Studies Department (evening classes) for a couple years but this new position involves teaching for the photography program I attended back in 2007. I have been wanting to teach for the program ever since I graduated so it’s nice that the “10 year overnight success” mentality has finally come to fruition.

The first week of classes, I did some portrait of all the students by just running through a whole bunch of random questions to get some candid reactions you can enjoy below.

Langara Professional Photography Class of 2019

 

 

 

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Portrait – Courtney McGillion

Alright,

Sometimes all it takes is one photo.

Courtney was starting to send out applications for Masters programs and wanted to polish her online presence. No sense in having a jaw-dropping resume if a LinkedIn search has you not looking your best (<squints>…I’m looking at you vacation photo people).

Her reaction upon getting the photo;

What is this? A photo of myself that’s not a selfie?! And doesn’t have kids in it? 🙂

Wow. 

Thank you so much, again!

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Portrait – Kristi-Lea Abramson

Alright,

In case you didn’t know, everyone’s got to have a go to Graphic Designer. Mine is Kristi-Lea Abramson, the founder of Conceptually Speaking. There’s not been a design problem I’ve sent her that she can’t solve. In addition to her Design hat, she runs a paper goods company that pops up around Vancouver at places like Portobello West and Got Craft?.

“I’m a busy freelancer who hates the limelight.

This seems like an impossible recipe for a photographer but Kurtis not only made it super easy to book a shoot, he calmed my nerves to really let my best self shine through in photos. He assured me we were just going for a walk to take some shots and nothing was overly serious. This was probably the best thing he could have said. From that moment on it was all conversation and laughs.

Nothing felt forced or contrived; it was just a walk. We even had (if you can believe it) fun! He got me dancing, joking and giving a genuine smile; ultimately leading to beautiful, natural photos of myself that I am excited to share with the world.”

– Kristi-Lea Abramson, Founder, Conceptually Speaking

Kristi-Lea and I finally found some time to wander through Railtown and into Gastown and get her some fresh promo images…enjoy!

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