Course Description

This course builds on your basic understanding of photographic principles, moving into more advanced equipment and theory.

You will develop an understanding of how your camera interacts with light meters, speedlights and other more advanced accessories. You will sharpen your critical thinking skills to analyze the message communicated through your images. Finally, you will gain a deeper understanding of how to use social media to strengthen your brand as a photographer.

Required Equipment and Supplies:
Students must have access to their own digital SLR camera and a speedlight (external flash) to participate in the course and complete assignments.

Note: If you would like to use a mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera; MILC’s must be approved by the instructor.

Cell phone or tablet cameras are not recommended.

This course is part of SAIT's Photography Certificate of Achievement.

Earn a SAIT micro-credential 

This course qualifies for the SAITMicro badge. Students who successfully complete this course with a final grade of A- (80%) or higher will earn a micro-credential and receive a shareable digital badge. Learn more

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Explain exposure compensation and how to use it effectively
• Produce a photograph using a speedlight as both a main light (key) and as a supplementary light (fill)
• Prepare a creative brief that outlines how an image will be photographed and how it will support client messaging
• Formulate your own copyright language to embed in the metadata of your images
• Deliver an elevator pitch introducing yourself as a photographer and selling your services
• Predict location-specific challenges that impact your gear requirements and photographic approach


PHOT 003 - Basic Photography course is strongly recommended to be successful in this course.

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Section Title
Photography - Intermediate
Lecture - Online Synchronous
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Oct 05, 2022 to Nov 09, 2022
Lecture - Online Synchronous
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Oct 24, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $295.00
Potential Discount(s)
Service charge(s)
  • Tech Fee ($10)  
Drop Request Deadline
Jul 13, 2021 to Oct 13, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Jul 13, 2021 to Oct 13, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Oct 14, 2022 to Oct 29, 2022
Section Notes

Strongly recommended taking Basic Photography course (PHOT 003).

This course will be delivered virtually using MS Teams & Brightspace/D2L. MS Teams sessions will be held on Wednesdays between October 5 and November 9 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

We encourage you to use your webcam and microphone to contribute to a more collaborative learning experience. 

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