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International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

In this course, students will study camera tools and apply photographic techniques to their pictures. Topics explored include; aperture settings, ISO settings, shutter speeds, on and off camera flash, depth of field, lens choice and compositional concepts. Through lectures and lab time, students will also study lighting for portraiture, low light photography, how and when to use a tripod, and common camera settings including: histograms, self-timers, as well as camera sensor cleaning, and camera care.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

1.5

Domestic fees

$353.59

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of MDIA 1099 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 54316

Duration

Tue Apr 02 - Tue May 07 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 54316
  • Domestic fees $353.59
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 02 - May 07 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

Mark Whitehead

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$353.59

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. Students must have access to a DSLR or Mirrorless camera system that has a lens and memory card, a tripod would also be recommended but not required. The camera system used must be able to provide full manual control over all settings as well as capture in camera RAW file format. Most DSLR or Mirrorless camera systems on the market would meet these criteria. This is not a self-paced course. You will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Please log into learn.bcit.ca using your BCIT student email and password on the first day of class.
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Define the tools in a 35mm digital camera
  • Analyze a photograph for technical details
  • Apply compositional techniques into images
  • Explore alternative lighting sources to create visual impact
  • Evaluate a scene prior to capturing
  • Develop a personal system of photo‐file management
  • Enhance images using different camera settings and filters
  • Differentiate between a strong image and a weak image
  • Demonstrate the three main exposure tools
  • Recognize the appropriate lighting conditions for the subject

Effective as of Fall 2013

Related Programs

Photography 1 (MDIA 1099) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Digital Photography
    Statement of Completion Part-time
  2. Media Techniques and Marketing Communications
    Certificate Part-time
  3. Media Techniques for Business
    Certificate Part-time

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