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MDIA 1099 - Photography 1

Media Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

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Course Details

In this course, students will study camera tools and apply photographic techniques to their pictures. Topics explored include; aperture settings, ISO settings, shutter speeds, on and off camera flash, depth of field, lens choice and compositional concepts. Through lectures and lab time, students will also study lighting for portraiture, low light photography, how and when to use a tripod, and common camera settings including: histograms, self-timers, as well as camera sensor cleaning, and camera care.

Credits

1.5

Cost

$338.09 - $348.09 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 33638

Mon Sep 14 - Mon Oct 26 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 14 - Oct 26 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 BBY Online Delivery

Instructor

Jennifer Walton

Course Outline

Cost

$348.09

Notes

  1. Students required to bring a 35mm digital camera with lens, tripod and camera manual to each class. Off camera flash an asset, not needed for first class. No class Oct. 12

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

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Winter 2021

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

CRN 70572

Mon Jan 04 - Mon Feb 08 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Feb 08 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$338.09

Notes

  1. *Students required to bring a 35mm digital camera with lens, tripod and camera manual to each class. Off camera flash an asset, not needed for first class. 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. 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, or more of it’s a condensed course, starting Week 1. System Requirements are: Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit) version 1809 or later [OR] Apple® macOS® 10.13, 10.14 or later (64-bit Intel-based) Processor: 64-bit Intel® or AMD® multi-core processor with SSE4.2 instruction set Memory: 8 GB minimum, 16 GB or higher recommended (32 GB for 4K media or higher) Graphics: NVidia GeForce GTX 1050 or equivalent; NVidia GeForce GTX 1660 or Quadro T1000 is recommended [OR] AMD Radeon Pro 555X or higher S[OR] Intel UHD Graphics 630 or higher Storage: 250GB SSD or higher Monitor: 1920 x 1080 or higher Internet: Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services Important course information will be sent to your myBCIT account prior to your course start date.
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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Define the tools in a 35mm digital camera
  • Analyze a photograph for technical details
  • Apply compositional techniques into images
  • Explore alternative lighting sources to create visual impact
  • Evaluate a scene prior to capturing
  • Develop a personal system of photo‐file management
  • Enhance images using different camera settings and filters
  • Differentiate between a strong image and a weak image
  • Demonstrate the three main exposure tools
  • Recognize the appropriate lighting conditions for the subject

Effective as of Fall 2013

Related Programs

MDIA 1099 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Digital Photography
    Part-time   Statement of Completion
  2. Media Techniques for Business
    Part-time   Certificate

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Fall 2020

Books for Fall 2020 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

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Cei Digital: A Short Course In Photography
Author London
Publisher Ph
Copyright 2018
Binding Digital Version
ISBN 978-0-13452-605-8
Price $49.50
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Short Course In Photography: Digital
Author London
Publisher Pearson
Copyright 2018
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-13452-581-5
Price $99.95
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Winter 2021

No information on books is currently available for Winter 2021 offerings of this course.

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