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Course Description

The Photography Foundations 1 course focuses on the foundational skills you need to master the technical basics of your digital camera while introducing you to the fundamentals of digital imaging and best practices in file management. Whether you are a beginner wanting to take better pictures of your family, or a communications professional looking to add a visual component to your professional skillset — this course will get you started with those foundations. Through a combination of experiential learning and classroom theory, you will gain the basic skills and knowledge needed to start creating images that reflect your photographic vision.

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:

  • demonstrate best practices in digital image processing and file management
  • control the main components of a digital camera with interchangeable lenses
  • employ the tools and techniques used to improve image composition
  • demonstrate shutter speed and its relationship to exposure and moving subject matter (Shutter Priority Exposure Mode)
  • demonstrate aperture and its relationship to exposure and depth of field control (Aperture Priority Exposure Mode).

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Photography Foundations 1
Type
Laboratory - In Person
Days
T
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Jun 11, 2024 to Jul 16, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
18.0
Location
  • Main Campus
Delivery Options
Classroom  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $349.00
Drop Request Deadline
Sep 26, 2023 to Jun 17, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Sep 26, 2023 to Jun 17, 2024
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jun 18, 2024 to Jul 05, 2024
Required Software
You must have a digital camera with interchangeable lenses (DSLR or Mirrorless) to complete assignments. The camera should have these features: Changeable Lens: most point and shoot cameras and phones are not suitable for the course Required modes: Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Program Please visit your local camera experts to discuss options for your budget and ambitions. We suggest The Camera Store in Calgary, who have provided a discount for students of this certificate. More information is included on your course receipt after purchase. A memory card reader is also required. If your computer does not have a built-in SD card reader, you will need to purchase an external memory card reader. Adobe Bridge and Adobe Photoshop. Student pricing can be found at https://www.adobe.com/ca/creativecloud/buy/students.html
Reading List / Textbook
N/A
Section Notes

Prerequisites: 
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Schedule: 
This course will be delivered in person in NH05 & Brightspace/D2L for assignments. Class will be held on Tuesdays between June 11 and July 16 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm in NH05.

Section Title
Photography Foundations 1
Type
Laboratory - In Person
Days
Th
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Jul 04, 2024 to Aug 08, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
18.0
Location
  • Main Campus
Delivery Options
Classroom  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $349.00
Drop Request Deadline
Dec 12, 2023 to Jul 10, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Dec 12, 2023 to Jul 10, 2024
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jul 11, 2024 to Jul 29, 2024
Required Software
You must have a digital camera with interchangeable lenses (DSLR or Mirrorless) to complete assignments. The camera should have these features: Changeable Lens: most point and shoot cameras and phones are not suitable for the course Required modes: Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Program Please visit your local camera experts to discuss options for your budget and ambitions. We suggest The Camera Store in Calgary, who have provided a discount for students of this certificate. More information is included on your course receipt after purchase. A memory card reader is also required. If your computer does not have a built-in SD card reader, you will need to purchase an external memory card reader. Adobe Bridge and Adobe Photoshop. Student pricing can be found at https://www.adobe.com/ca/creativecloud/buy/students.html
Reading List / Textbook
N/A
Section Notes

Prerequisites: 
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Schedule: 
This course will be delivered in person in NH05 & Brightspace/D2L for assignments. Class will be held on Thursdays between July 4 and August 8 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm in NH05.

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