Photography

Course List

Term 1

DPH-1003: Digital Photography Techniques I

This course is the introduction to the fundamentals of digital photography and primarily focuses on technical aspects associated with the DSLR camera, lenses, and associated equipment. The learning is evaluated through assessments that have been designed to promote technical, creative and critical thinking, while encouraging the students to take a practical approach at capturing quality images. This course is delivered in a hybrid delivery method, meaning, two hours per week will take place in-class/studio/on-location while the remaining hour will be provided on-line.

COM-1113: Workplace Communication

DPH-1203: Design and Composition for Photographers

In this course students analyze the internationally recognized criteria for good image composition and design principles in photographic and multimedia applications. The Rule of Thirds (with layers), diagonals, texture, colour versus black and white, viewpoint and perspective, contrast and the theory of light and colour will be explored. Students will apply basic industry standards to critique the work of their peers and themselves.

DPH-1403: Lighting Techniques I

This course provides an introduction to choosing the appropriate light for your creative vision and making informed technical decisions about this light. By using demonstrations, theory, and practice, students will be given an opportunity to explore methods for the control and manipulation of available light and speed lights. Emphasis is placed on lighting principles, quality of light, techniques and effective use of associated equipment. The learning is evaluated through assessments that have been designed to promote technical, creative, and critical thinking while encouraging the students to take a practical approach at capturing quality images.

DPH-1102: Digital Darkroom I

Digital Darkroom 1 explores the fundamentals of modifying, manipulating and creating digital images with Adobe Photoshop. This course expands on Lightroom, Bridge and Camera Raw editing, archiving and raw processing skills obtained in Computing for Photographers. The learning is evaluated through assessments that have been designed to promote technical, creative and critical thinking, while encouraging the students to take a practical approach at editing quality images. This course is delivered in a hybrid delivery method, meaning, two hours per week will take place in-class/studio/on-location while the remaining hour will be provided on-line.

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

Term 2

DPH-1013: History of Art and Photography

This course will study the history of photography from its inception, including both technological and artistic innovations in Canada and around the world. The course will also provide an overview of Art History, concentrating on the period from the Old Masters through to modern times. Students will relate the posing, lighting, and composition of artists to photographic techniques. Students do NOT require a camera.

DPH-2003: Digital Photography Techniques II

Digital Photography Techniques II is a continuation of DPH 1003 and explores advanced techniques and theories of digital photography. The course will consist of discussions, demonstrations and supervised shooting with an emphasis on shoot production and studio management. The learning is evaluated through assessments that have been designed to promote technical, creative and critical thinking, while encouraging the students to take a practical approach at capturing quality images. This course is delivered in a hybrid delivery method, meaning, two hours per week will take place in-class/studio/on-location while the remaining hour will be provided on-line.

DPH-2103: Digital Darkroom II

This course will provide students with the essential skills and knowledge to produce vector graphic works such as brochures, logos, business stationery, advertising, etc. An emphasis will involve the incorporation of raster images, including photographs, into the desktop publishing materials produced. Students will use Adobe Illustrator in the initial desktop publishing course.

DPH-2403: Lighting Techniques II

Lighting Techniques II is a continuation of DPH 1403. This course analyzes principles and practices of studio and location lighting using available, continuous and studio strobe light sources. It also provides students with technical and theoretical skills in lighting ratios, traditional portrait lighting techniques and three-dimensional contrast as well as emphasizing the importance of safe handling and management of studio lighting equipment. The learning is evaluated through assessments that have been designed to promote technical, creative and critical thinking, while encouraging the students to take a practical approach at capturing quality images.

DPH-2113: Portrait and Wedding Photography I

This course provides extensive hands-on instruction on posing and capturing professional quality portraits and weddings, in the studio and on location. Students will also be taught the skills of running a portrait studio including marketing, pricing, dealing with clients and sourcing suppliers.

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

Academic Break

Academic Break

Term 3

DPH-3053: Popular Culture for Photographers

Industries of popular culture like fashion, music, art, and entertainment all enjoy a close relationship with photography. Mindful photographers are driven by popular culture to capture its most striking features and create provocative images that resonate with viewers. In turn, popular culture influences contemporary movements in visual art and photography. By practicing mindful critical thinking, students will identify, interpret, and evaluate popular culture's dialogue with the photographic arts. The learning is evaluated through assessments that have been designed to examine the reciprocal relationship between popular culture and photography. This course is delivered in a hybrid delivery method, meaning, two hours per week will take place in-class/studio/on-location while the remaining hour will be provided on-line.

DPH-3002: Digital Darkroom II

Instead of using conventional darkrooms, today's photographers process digital images using computer software and monitors. Digital Darkroom II explores advanced digital image editing and processing, printmaking, colour calibration, enhancement techniques and asset management using Adobe Photoshop and Bridge. The learning is evaluated through assessments that have been designed to promote technical, creative and critical thinking, while encouraging the students to take a practical approach at editing and creating quality images and prints. This course is delivered in a hybrid delivery method, meaning, two hours per week will take place in-class, while the remaining hour will be provided on-line.

DPH-3223: Photojournalism

This course emphasizes the story-telling aspects of photography. From the historical importance to the ability to enact societal changes, photography is a powerful media that has a huge presence in our lives. With that presence, comes the ethical and moral issues that a Photojournalist must consider and understand. The course explores the many facets of Photojournalism including; sports; documentary; news; feature; portraiture photography.

DPH-3403: Commercial Photography

Recognize the inter-relationship between theory and practice of photography and the range of professional and commercial applications of photographic technique. The course explores commercial photography, the creation, sub-categories, marketing, sales and value of images produced for corporate, marketing and business purposes.

DPH-3113: Portrait and Wedding Photography II

This course explores the contemporary and historical methods of portrait and wedding photography. Through lectures and in-class demonstrations, students develop the skills of posing and capturing, as well as marketing and sales, of unique and professional quality portraits.

DPH-2703: Drone Photography

In this course students learn how to safely fly drones for photography. The course introduces the basics of aerial photography, drone systems, essential aviation knowledge and business possibilities. Students learn to plan missions, safely fly a drone and capture images from the air. During the course students fly drones to create a collection of aerial photographs they can add to their portfolios. The course covers the knowledge required to pass the Transport Canada Basic Drone Certification.

Term 4

MKT-1103: Social Media Marketing

This course focusses on industry trends, feasibility studies and marketing techniques with concentration on using social media to promote a fiscally responsible operation. This hybrid delivered course with both face-to-face class time and on-line applications allows the student to build a business plan, determine the business viability based on market research and develop marketing plans utilizing differing platforms of social media. By applying self-management techniques and interpersonal skills, students will recognize management and leadership traits essential for today's successful business operations. Hybrid developed courses provide the learners with opportunities in self-discovery and self-assessment.

DPH-4023: The Business of Photography

Being a great photographer is only part of the equation: you also have to be a great business person. A photographer's longevity is based not only on talent and skill, but on the financial aspects of being in business. In this course, we will navigate our way to a successful Canadian photography business through the practice of maintaining your artistic integrity while carefully integrating the components of Canadian business commerce. The learning is evaluated through assessments that have been designed to promote technical, creative and critical thinking.

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

DPH-1703: Video Production

This course teaches Photography students key competencies integral to understanding and executing video production from the perspective of a professional photographer. This course provides students with foundational knowledge to learn and apply timeline-based video editing software with the video capabilities of their cameras.

DPH-4006: Portfolio Development

A portfolio is a showcase of an artist's best work, and an effective presentation is a vital foundational piece to a professional career. Self-promotion is crucial in the competitive world of photography and creative methods of showcasing your work will garner attention. Developing a collection of outstanding photographs to promote yourself is a key, first step in the pursuit of gainful employment. This course enables you to create and curate an original body of work for display in a public space, on-line, and in a traditional portfolio. Throughout the term, students have ongoing support and the opportunity to receive feedback on their in-process work and completed projects.

For more information about the Winter 2021 intake and course list, please contact the School of Business & International Education at busschool@lambtoncollege.ca or at 519-542-7751 x 2433.

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