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