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 2019

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

Fees: $495.00 taxes included.

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).



Born and raised on Cape Breton Island, Ryan received diplomas in Professional Photography and Advanced Visual Communications from Western Academy of Photography. She’s an award-winning portrait and wedding photographer, a member of Atria Collective, and the owner/photographer at Ryan MacDonald Photography based out of Victoria, BC.

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.