Part-Time Evening Classes at PDA

Digital Photography

This class gives students a basic understanding of digital photography. Students will learn to understand ISO, aperture & time value; enabling them to use a fully manual setting on the camera.

Together with leaning the camera manual settings, students will obtain a basic understanding of photography theory including perspective and movement as well as the difference between camera RAW and jpeg.

Knowledge of Lightroom and Photoshop will be obtained through metadata, archival and basic photo retouching.

Course Length: 6 weeks, 36 hours

Materials needed:
A Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera (DSLR) is required for this course

Program Start: 
September 11, 2017

Course Hours: 5:30pm-8:30pm. Mondays & Wednesdays.

Fees: $495.00

Course Outline:

Class 1:
Shooting manual; ISO, aperture, time value.

Class 2:
Shooting manual continued; time value, dragging the shutter (project one distributed).

Class 3:
Theory; perspective, movement, rule of thirds (Quiz 1).

Class 4:
Light control; bounce boards, white vs. black, gold vs. silver (project one due).

Class 5 :
Light control continued; painting with light (project two distributed).

Class 6:
Light control continued; camera flash (mid-term exam).

Class 7:
Light control continued; on camera/off camera slave (project two due).

Class 8:
Lightroom; personalization, meta data, archiving (Quiz 2).

Class 9:
Lightroom & Photoshop; basic retouching (project three distributed).

Class 10:
Photoshop; basic retouching continued.

Class 11:
Photoshop; shooting and assembling panorama (project three due/final exam).

Class 12:
Photoshop; shooting and assembling panorama continued (project four distributed and due).


Head of Photography & Imaging

Since a young age Kara has been infatuated by the arts. The tranquil setting of the countryside where she was raised triggered a passion for creating beautiful images. What started as a love of landscape photography has rapidly grown to a passion for all types of photography. Kara graduated from Georgian College School of Design and Visual Arts in Barrie, Ontario and has achieved a high level of academic standing and is a Dean’s List honorary and she attained the Arts Council of Muskoka scholarship. Kara is a successful photography business owner and operator. She also finds great pleasure in sharing her knowledge of photography with those eager to learn.

Classes with insufficient registration will be cancelled. Should this occur, a full refund will be issued. So don't delay, register today!

Please call 250-383-3631 for more information.