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Course Code: CEPH 109
Just because you have a camera on your smart phone, doesn't make you a photographer. Or does it? Maybe you'd like to find out? This course can help. In it, you'll examine photography from a social context. You'll study the tendencies in commercial, fine art and digital photography while viewing photos from some of the world's finest photographers. You'll learn the technical basics like exposure, lenses and focal lengths, f-stops and more. Then, when you've finished the course, you can say you're on your way to becoming a photographer. If that sounds like it might be fun, you know what to do: "Smile!"

Your take-away

This course is a great way to help you:
• Acquire basic knowledge about the operation of a camera;
• Experiment with photography for visual investigation and artistic creation;
• Familiarize yourself with a wide variety of works from well-known photographers;
• Learn about digital imaging and advertising;
• Become familiar with a range of photographic techniques;
• Gain confidence critiquing photos and supporting your point of view.

Our approach

In this course, slide shows will give you the chance to view, reflect upon and discuss a wide range of photographic works. You'll also have plenty of hands-on learning with cameras as you explore your creative potential.

Who benefits the most?

• Anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of photography.
• Anyone who wants to put photography into a social context.
• Artists who want to expand their creative horizons.
• Art students who want to broaden their capacity for creative expression.
• Anyone who is contemplating a career in photography.
• Anyone looking for a new hobby.

Important details

Students are required to have their own digital single lens reflex, 35mm or medium-format 120 camera.

Concordia CCE Loyalty Discount

All students who meet at least one of the following conditions, will receive a 10% discount on their CCE course or workshop tuition fees:

1)   Have completed a CCE, Undergraduate or Graduate course at Concordia University in a prior academic term;

2)   Have completed a language proficiency test (IELTS) at CCE;

3)   Have completed a CCE Professional Development Seminar/Workshop.

This discount is based on the information maintained in the Concordia University student information system.

NOTE: This discount does not apply to a language proficiency test enrollment (IELTS) nor to application fees for admission to a CCE program of study.


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