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.

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-1002: Computing for Photographers

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.

ENG-1073: Language and Communications

Provides an overview of important communication concepts and skills required in business. Topics covered include: writing clear reports and documentation, making effective presentations, and fostering interpersonal skills.

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

Term 2

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-3043: Digital Video

As an introduction to digital video production, DPH 3043 serves as a foundational course to teach Digital Photography students key competencies integral to understanding and executing video production from the perspective of a professional photographer.

DPH-2002: 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.

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-4043: Digital Video II

Digital Video 2 builds upon the basic video-production skills acquired in Digital Video 1. In DPH 4043, the learner demonstrates a combination of advanced video production techniques as well as project-based visual storytelling assignments.

GED-XXX3: General Education Elective

Term 4

ENG-3183: Writing for Media

Success in today's business world requires an understanding of the demands and possibilities of different forms of media. Building on the foundations of communication provided in ENG-1073 (Language and Communication), this course provides students with the practical and theoretical knowledge necessary to communicate successfully in a variety of print and digital media.

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 business through the practice of maintaining your artistic integrity while carefully integrating the components of commerce. The learning is evaluated through assessments that have been designed to promote technical, creative and critical thinking.

DPH-4033: Web and Social Media Fundamentals

Advanced Web Fundamentals builds on the web presence students created for themselves in Web Fundamentals I. This course will help students build and manage their digital presence using multiple social media platforms including: Facebook; Twitter; Pinterest and Flickr. Students will also learn how to create mass emails to promote their businesses. In order to facilitate online transactions, students will learn how to create and manage a PayPal account.

DPH-5043: Digital Video III

Students will create an online presence for themselves through a variety of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo and Instagram to begin market penetration and promote their business. Students will also complete a short form documentary project and demo reel.

DPH-4006: Portfolio Development

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