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Photography & Lightroom: Building Your Photographic Vision BCST 1198

Broadcast Communications Part-time Studies Course

Course details

What matters the most in photography is finding a voice which represents personal perspectives and notions. It's all about how you see the world and how you express your vision through photography. This course examines the necessary fundamental components of photography, including camera settings, exposure triangle, depth of field, white balance, color wheel, visual depth as well as complete training in post processing in Adobe Lightroom. Black and White, Color and Landscape Photography are being highlighted in this course. By exploring the most influential photographs of all time and expanding skills on evaluating their purposes and stories, students will learn how to create an effectual and evocative image. Ultimately, by the end of this course we aim to answer this question: How photography can push emotions and perception into something pure and powerful?


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.





Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of BCST 1198 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 45344


Sat Sep 24 - Sat Dec 03 (9 weeks)

  • 9 weeks
  • CRN 45344
  • $570.55
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 24 - Dec 03 Sat 11:00 - 15:00 Burnaby SE10 Rm. 234

Zahra Darvishian

Course outline




Important information
  1. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  2. Students are required to have use of a DSLR or mirrorless camera for the duration of this course (compact cameras are not suitable). There will be no classes on October 8th and November 12th. Adobe Creative Cloud is required in order to complete this course. Students who are actively registered in one or more part-time courses can purchase a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud Pro at a discount through BCIT’s new software portal:

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Successfully use the manual mode and fully understand aperture, shutter speed and ISO.
  • Embellish photographs with intriguing depth of field.
  • Adjust and fine tune images in Adobe Lightroom.
  • Showcase their photographs through slideshows and books in Adobe Lightroom.
  • Discover the maverick photographers and their specialties and to realize how 'good' photographs are created.
  • Discover the subject matter they are most passionate about.
  • Understand artistic photography and the vision it brings to life.
  • Become their own critic and be thoughtful every time they push the shutter button.

Effective as of Winter 2021

Related Programs

Photography & Lightroom: Building Your Photographic Vision (BCST 1198) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Broadcast and Digital Journalism
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Radio Arts and Entertainment
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  3. Video Production and Editing
    Associate Certificate Part-time


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