In the Introductory Photography course, students will develop essential skills in camera use with a focus on composition, set-up and camera operation, examination of exposure, basic lighting, image processing, and proofing and display. In this course, students will gain hands on experience with the Nikon DSLR camera and will be able to capture images and produce final display proofs. Students will learn in-depth the technical and creative uses of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO and demonstrate how combinations of the three elements give very different results. This is a great introductory course that will allow students the opportunity to explore their creative side with the use of a camera. Students will travel to the Calgary Zoo in order to capture creative images of animals in this course.
In the Intermediate Photography course, students will expand their photography skills in the areas of composition, exposure, basic lighting, camera operation, image processing and proofing, and display. Students will explore in further depth photographic concepts by using various lenses and applying depth of field in composition. As the final project for this course, students will use photographic prints or digital images to communicate a message or tell a story. Students will travel to Eau Claire Market in Calgary’s Downtown area in order to capture creative images in this course.
In the Advanced Photography course, students are introduced to various techniques used to create high-quality color photographs through understanding the process, parameters, and issues that arise when working on color photographs. In the next portion of the course, students plan and respond to outdoor conditions to capture and produce high-quality outdoor images. In the final project for this course, students will develop skills and explore processes to present a story primarily through the use of pictures and text. Students will travel to Johnston’s Canyon in Banff, Alberta in order to capture creative images in this course