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.
This course is designed for those who are confident with the fundamentals of digital photography and are now ready to broaden one's skills by refining shooting style and expanding on elements of design. Each session will explore multiple approaches to photography, with the aim of challenging one's understanding of visual aesthetics. Students will learn what's essential to add and subtract from the scene in order to obtain an intriguing and unique composition, and more importantly how to fill the frame with a distinguishable narrative. There is an emphasis on using the camera's shutter speed creatively to generate unusual and impactful photographs. Students will have the opportunity to explore Street, Documentary and Landscape Photography, while relying on one's own judgement to turn mundane situations into extraordinary moments. We finish off this course by optimizing the highlights, shadows, color shades and tones in Adobe Photoshop. Use of a DSLR or Mirrorless camera (not supplied by BCIT) is REQUIRED for the duration of this course. Compact cameras and GoPros are NOT acceptable. BCST 1198 is suggested but not required as a prerequisite. Students with a solid understanding of manual camera operations are welcome.
$561.26 - $572.30 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.
*Please note that the start and end dates of this course have been changed to September 29th and November 24th. *This is not a self-paced course. Students are required to be available and participate online on the posted 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. **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. https://kb.bcit.ca/student/adobe-creative-cloud-subscription-part-time-student-3130
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Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.
Students are required to have use of a DSLR or mirror-less camera for the duration of this course (no compact cameras or Go-Pros 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. Please log into https://learn.bcit.ca using your BCIT student email and password on the first day of class.
A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students.
International students: this may impact your ability to register.
This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 27 at 9:00 am (PDT)
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Overcome the fear of design in photography and start discovering it in the world around them
Understand the power of lines, patterns, shapes, form, etc.
Compose photographs with acute proficiency
Gain a solid understanding of their own style in designing photographs
Experience the main genres of photography in real life situations
Add to their skills by studying the styles and approaches of celebrated photographers
Blur any moving subject to create unpredictable quirky shots
Shoot long exposure and capture good bokeh in the landscape or the streets
Touch up and boost the colors and tones in Photoshop by creating multiple adjustment layers
Effective as of Fall 2021
BCST 2198 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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