Course Description

This course builds on the foundational photographic principles learned in PHOT 021 and focuses on more advanced concepts and theory. You will develop an understanding of manual exposure control and how to apply this knowledge to available lighting conditions as well as basic external (on-camera) flash photography.

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:

  • customize an image using ISO, shutter speed, and aperture to control exposure
  • produce a controlled lighting set-up, by changing the quality and direction of light on a subject
  • evaluate different focal lengths and how they affect perspective, depth, and compression in photography
  • apply proper on-camera flash photography techniques under a variety of lighting conditions, using the flash as a main light as well as a fill light
  • demonstrate basic portraiture using advanced on-camera flash photography techniques.


PHOT 021 (Photography Foundations 1) is strongly recommended prior to taking this course.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Photography Foundations 2
Lecture - Online Synchronous
T, Th
6:00PM to 9:00PM
May 30, 2023 to Jun 15, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $309.00
Drop Request Deadline
Nov 04, 2022 to May 31, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Nov 04, 2022 to May 31, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jun 01, 2023 to Jun 07, 2023
Required Software
In addition to the camera needed in PHOT 021 you will need the following to complete assignments in this course: • An external portable flash unit that can be controlled using manual flash mode (M), and has a pivoting head (NOT the built-in pop-up flash on your entry level digital camera) 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 course. More information is included on your course receipt after purchase. Adobe Bridge and Adobe Photoshop. Student pricing can be found at https://www.adobe.com/ca/creativecloud/buy/students.html
Section Notes

PHOT 021 is strongly recommended prior for success in this course.

This course will be delivered virtually using MS Teams & Brightspace/D2L. MS Teams sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays  between May 30 and June 15  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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