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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. Please log into https://learn.bcit.ca using your BCIT student email and password on the first day of class. 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 If this section is full, you can add your contact information to the School of Business Waitlist: https://sobptswaitlist.bcitsitecentre.ca
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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: