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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.

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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
Lecture - Online Synchronous
Days
T
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Jan 03, 2023 to Feb 07, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
18.0
Delivery Options
Virtual  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $309.00
Potential Discount(s)
Drop Request Deadline
Oct 18, 2022 to Dec 30, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Oct 18, 2022 to Dec 30, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Mar 14, 2023
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
Section Notes

Prerequisites: 
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Schedule: 
This course will be delivered virtually using MS Teams & Brightspace/D2L. MS Teams sessions will be held on Tuesdays between January 3 and February 7 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

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

Section Title
Photography Foundations 1
Type
Lecture - Online Synchronous
Days
W
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Feb 01, 2023 to Mar 08, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
18.0
Delivery Options
Virtual  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $309.00
Potential Discount(s)
Drop Request Deadline
Oct 18, 2022 to Feb 07, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Oct 18, 2022 to Feb 07, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Feb 08, 2023 to Feb 28, 2023
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
Section Notes

Prerequisites: 
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Schedule: 
This course will be delivered virtually using MS Teams & Brightspace/D2L. MS Teams sessions will be held on Wednesdays between February 1 and March 8 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

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

Section Title
Photography Foundations 1
Type
Lecture - Online Synchronous
Days
T, Th
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
May 02, 2023 to May 18, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
18.0
Delivery Options
Virtual  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $309.00
Potential Discount(s)
Drop Request Deadline
Nov 04, 2022 to May 03, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Nov 04, 2022 to May 03, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
May 04, 2023 to May 12, 2023
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
Section Notes

Prerequisites: 
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Schedule: 
This course will be delivered virtually using MS Teams & Brightspace/D2L. MS Teams sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays  between May 2 and May 18 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

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

Section Title
Photography Foundations 1
Type
Lecture - Online Synchronous
Days
W
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Aug 02, 2023 to Sep 06, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
18.0
Delivery Options
Virtual  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $309.00
Potential Discount(s)
Drop Request Deadline
Nov 04, 2022 to Aug 08, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Nov 04, 2022 to Aug 08, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Aug 09, 2023 to Aug 18, 2023
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
Section Notes

Prerequisites: 
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Schedule: 
This course will be delivered virtually using MS Teams & Brightspace/D2L. MS Teams sessions will be held on Wednesdays  between August 2 and September 6 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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