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Professional Photography Certificate

Arts
Study Type
On Campus
Education Level
Certificate
Duration
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In the first term, students study the fundamentals of photography, such as using a digital SLR camera, controlling light, colour theory, design and composition, introductory studio lighting and the basics of black and white darkroom processing.

During the second and third terms, students use their skills in specialty applications including portraiture, advertising photography, editorial and photojournalism, landscape, nature photography, and computer photo enhancement. Students participate in field trips to a range of diverse locations.

Students also complete a two-week work experience practicum, giving them valuable hands-on experience in the field of photography. Student placements may be with portrait, wedding or commercial photographers, newspapers, photo retail stores, processing labs or graphic designers. Placements can be based either on Vancouver Island or elsewhere, if practical.

As part of their final evaluation, students assemble a portfolio of work representative of their photographic talent and technical skill.

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