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Photographic Studies


Photographic Studies

Duration: 2 semesters
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Faculty: Creative Studies
Certification: Diploma of Applied Arts

Program Description

The Photographic Studies program provides students with comprehensive training in all elements of still photography. Students will learn the creative and technical skills needed to take artistic photographs and portraits as well as the business background required to work in the photography industry. In addition to formal training, students also have the opportunity to experience real-world aspects of being a photographer by servicing a client base during Academy Canada’s client days. Client days provide students with the chance to work with a client base on such things as intermediate portrait techniques, background coordination, basic posing techniques, glamour photography, and studio propping. The program also allows for weekly field trips and potential sales of scenic and portrait photography.

Course Topics

Accounting for Small Business Photographic Composition
Bookkeeping Photographic Portfolio
Business Development Photoshop I
Business Plan Construction Portfolio Construction
Camera Handling Techniques Portrait Photography
Child and Baby Photography Price Setting for Current Markets
Copyright Laws Professional Digital Camera Operations
Digital Production Fundamentals Real Estate Photography
Electronic Flash Resume Writing
Field Trips Retouching Film Characteristics
Film Characteristics Sales and Marketing Methods
Framing/Matte Cutting School/Passport Photos
Fundamentals of Photography Small Business Management
Glass Cutting Student Success
Home Based Business Operation Studio Lighting
Introduction to Computers with Publisher Tax Write Offs for the Self-Employed
Outdoor Photography Topics include
Pet Photography Wedding Photography
Photo Journalism Work Ethics

Employment Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the Photographic Studies program, graduates may specialize in a range of areas, some of which include portrait, commercial, industrial, medical, or scientific photography, police work, photo-journalism or photo restorations. Graduates may choose a career as a photographer with an established photographic or advertising firm or as a free-lance photographer offering services to a variety of clients. Business skills taught in this program can be applied to various areas of employment. 

Entrance Requirements

For detailed program Entrance Requirements please click here.

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