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BCST 1198 - Photography & Lightroom: Building Your Photographic Vision

Broadcast Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

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?





Fall 2021

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

CRN 45344

Sat Sep 25 - Sat Nov 27 9 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 25 - Nov 27 Sat 10:00 - 14:00 Online


Zahra Darvishian

Course Outline




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. *Please note that the start and end dates of this course have been changed to September 25th and November 27th. *Students are required to have use of a DSLR or mirrorless camera (not supplied by BCIT) for the duration of this course. Compact cameras or Go-Pros are NOT acceptable. *This is not a self-paced course. Students are required to be available and participate ONLINE on the days and times shown on the registration page. Use of a desktop or laptop computer is required to participate in this course, along with a webcam with microphone. It is important to have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. *No class October 9th. **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.
  3. 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 or subscribe to receive email updates.

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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

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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