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BCST 1198 - Photography & Lightroom: Building Your Photographic Vision

Broadcast Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

To support you and your education, BCIT is adapting applied learning in formats appropriate to the unfolding global situation. All PTS classes are being delivered in an online format unless you are notified otherwise.

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?





Winter 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2021 term.

CRN 86258

Sat Jan 09 - Sat Mar 13 9 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Mar 13 Sat 10:00 - 14:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below


Zahra Darvishian

Course Outline




  1. *Students are required to have use of a DSLR or mirror-less camera for the duration of this course (no compact cameras accepted). *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 to have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. To be successful in this online course, plan to spend 7-10 hours per week on your studies, starting Week 1. *No class February 13th for Family Day weekend.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress

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

BCST 1198 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

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

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