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Course details

This course is an introduction to hands-on digital photography and the image optimization processes. The course is designed to provide an emphasis on effective composition, core principles of photography and meaningful photographic contents for web, print and mobile applications. Students will learn how to plan and shoot photos; use DSLR or their own cameras; and explore techniques on lighting, optics, and image management/storage. Other topics include, HDR images, panoramic photos and processing camera RAW files. Students will be assessed by a combination of group and individual projects and a final exam.






Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2023

Below is one offering of MDIA 2099 for the Spring/Summer 2023 term.

CRN 67191


Thu May 18 - Thu Jun 22 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 67191
  • $334.09
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
May 18 - Jun 22 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Online

Mark Whitehead

Course outline




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. 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 using your BCIT student email and password on the first day of class. You will require access to the Adobe Creative Cloud in order to complete this course. Students who are currently registered in one or more part-time courses can purchase a subscription for Adobe Creative Cloud Pro at a discount through BCIT’s new software portal

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Review and apply professional protocols regarding commercial photography.
  • Develop an understanding of the business of photography and working professionally in today's competitive industry.
  • Operate technical features of DSLR and mirrorless cameras.
  • View and operate a variety of lenses and how this will change image composition and creative application.
  • Manipulate light sources and recognize how light modifiers can control and alter both artificial and natural light.
  • Analyze different lighting designs to create unique imagery.
  • Plan, setup and execute photography assignments for new media applications (print, web, video and mobile).
  • Mange digital content and file storage professionally with redundant measures.

Effective as of Fall 2020

Related Programs

Photography 2 (MDIA 2099) 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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