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PHO 101 Photography I - Digital

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Course Description

Focus on Digital SLR cameras — cameras that are fully adjustable with the ability to change lenses. Topics include: composition, exposure control, automatic versus manual operation, aperture, shutter speed, white balance, using flash and available light, and evaluating the final pictures. Please bring camera and manual to first class.

Course Details

Before coming to the first class, students should familiarize themselves with their camera manuals and be able to locate the shutter release, and the shutter speed and aperture dials.

By mastering and understanding the basic controls on your digital SLR camera, capture more effective and creative images.Learn basics about your light meter, adjusting aperture and shutter speed, different lenses and focal lengths, using your flash effectively, and balancing exposure in the Manual Mode.

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand basic technical photographic principles in order to comfortably use your camera in the manual setting.
  • To understand and use visual elements of design in order to create stronger compositions and communicate your ideas
  • To increase your ability to experiment and try creative techniques

For this course, you will need a SLR camera with a "manual mode" in which you can adjust both aperture and shutter speed simultaneously. Please read your camera manual and bring it to class. Optional equipment for the course: tripod and cable release

This course is non-graded, unless you are taking it for credit as part of the Certificate of Visual Design. http://conted.ucalgary.ca

Course content will include:

  • Understanding your camera
  • Photographic terminology and concepts
  • File formats, sizing images, emailing and uploading files
  • Sensors and Metadata
  • Exposure and light meters
  • Properties of Light (temperature, colour, direction, intensity)
  • Colour Balance and White Balance
  • ISO
  • Aperture and "depth of field"
  • Using aperture priority mode
  • The shutter: function and different types
  • Motion photography (video)
  • Balancing aperture and shutter speed in Manual Mode
  • Equivalent Exposures
  • Common problems
  • Long exposures and Bulb mode

Content may vary slightly to meet needs of class


Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)




Sections

  PHO 101 - 081 Photography I- Digital  
  Winter 2017   Status:  Available
 
Class:   Wed 7:00PM - 9:00PM
01 Feb 2017 to 08 Mar 2017
Number of Sessions: 6 Sessions
Hours: 12.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    195.00
Potential Price Adjustments:
 
Campus: Main Campus
Delivery Options:  Class
Instructor(s): Greg Debicki
  Section Notes:  

A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers. For our standard Refund, Withdrawal and Transfer Policy visit conted.ucalgary.ca/refund

Receive a discount of 5% per course by registering at the same time for three or more courses within the Visual Design Certificate. To receive the discount, you must register by calling 403-220-2952. Offer valid for the 2016 school year.

  
 
  PHO 101 - 084 Photography I- Digital  
  Winter 2017   Status:  Available
 
Class:   Thu 7:00PM - 9:00PM
09 Feb 2017 to 16 Mar 2017
Number of Sessions: 6 Sessions
Hours: 12.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    195.00
Potential Price Adjustments:
 
Campus: Main Campus
Delivery Options:  Class
  Section Notes:  

A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers. For our standard Refund, Withdrawal and Transfer Policy visit conted.ucalgary.ca/refund

Receive a discount of 5% per course by registering at the same time for three or more courses within the Visual Design Certificate. To receive the discount, you must register by calling 403-220-2952. Offer valid for the 2016 school year.

  
 
  PHO 101 - 083 Photography I- Digital  
  Spring 2017   Status:  Available
 
Class:   Mon 7:00PM - 9:00PM
03 Apr 2017 to 15 May 2017
Number of Sessions: 6 Sessions
Hours: 12.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    195.00
Potential Price Adjustments:
 
Campus: Main Campus
Delivery Options:  Class
Instructor(s): Mehran Imamverdi
  Section Notes:  

A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers. For our standard Refund, Withdrawal and Transfer Policy visit conted.ucalgary.ca/refund

No  class April 17

  
 


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