Advanced Photography

International

Course List

Term 1

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.

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-1303: Design and Composition for Canadian 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-3353: Popular Culture for Canadian 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 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 specifically the Canadian photography industry. 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 online.

SCU-1603: FUNdamentals of Entrepreneurship

FUNdamentals of Entrepreneurship is a gamified business simulation where students assume the role of an entrepreneur pursuing their passion of selling clothing online and in their retail store. The player subcribes to the guidance of a business coach and will build a successful venture in a virtual neighbourhood. The player can upgrade their store and operations by completed learning modules and testing. Through self-paced gameplay, students learn important concepts from Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Health and Safety, Risk Management and more. In the process, they acquire the skills to effectively run a company as they upgrade their operation by completing learning modules and quizzes. Each student has a unique playing experience via ingame customizations, such as avatar creation, and store design. All content is contained within the game - no textbook is required.

Term 2

DPH-1313: History of Art and Canadian 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, and has a focus on how this has impacted photography in Canada. Students will relate the posing, lighting, and composition of artists to photographic techniques. Students do not require a camera.

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-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-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-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.

DPH-4023: The Business of Photography in Canada

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.

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.

Academic Break

Academic Break

Term 3

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-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-3002: Digital Darkroom III

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-2703: Drone Photography

This course enables students to learn aviation basic knowledge required for RPAS operations. The course is compliant with Transport Canada's regulations regarding Basic and Advanced RPAS Pilot training. Additionally, students learn hands-on photography techniques to incorporate drone aerial photography.

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.

Term 4

CPL-5559: WIL Project

Work Integrated Learning Project is aimed at enriching student success by connecting different program areas of study, cutting across subject -matter lines, and emphasizing unifying concepts. The focus is on making connections, allowing students to engage in relevant, meaningful activities that are connected and practiced in real life. This will attempt to enhance and strengthen the student's employability prospects post-graduation by exposing them to skills and knowledge in demand from today's employers. Students are required to attend the scheduled shifts in the WIL office, reporting to the WIL Supervisor. Weekly real-world challenges are presented in the WIL office, designed by industry professionals. In addition to the weekly assigned deliverables, students are also offered professional development sessions, and exposed to industry guest speakers, enhancing their opportunity to develop their professional network.

WIL Project Prerequisites (CPL-5559)

In order to continue onto Term 4, the following prerequisites must be met:

  1. Overall GPA of 1.8 or greater
  2. No more than two outstanding courses in addition to WIL Project
    • These courses must be able to fit your WIL schedule conflict free
    • Courses scheduled back-to-back with your WIL shifts are considered in conflict (applies to students studying in Sarnia ONLY)
     

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