This course can be applied toward a program:

When to Register

If you’re registering for the Spring 2023 term (January - April), the registration period is:

  • January 9 to 29

You’ll be able to access the online classroom one to two business days after you register. Once you enrol in the online classroom, you’ll have 90 days to complete the course. During these 90 days, you’ll have access to all courses materials as well as the mentor.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the fundamentals of digital image capture (pixels, sensors, etc.)
  • Select the right lens for a shot
  • Achieve the correct exposure and manipulate it to achieve desired effects
  • Manipulate the speed of exposition to freeze motion or create the feeling of motion
  • Manipulate the aperture size to achieve the desired depth of field
  • Choose the aperture-priority, shutter speed priority, manual, and automatic mode appropriately for a situation


Module 1: Getting to Know Your Camera

Module 2: Exposure and Shutter Speed

Module 3: Aperture and Depth of Field

Module 4: Exposure Compensation & Shooting Modes

Module 5: Putting it All Together and Using it in New Settings

Evaluation Method


Required Materials

  • Learners must have access to a digital SLR camera.
  • A tripod is strongly recommended, but not required.
  • High-speed internet (at least 25 Mbps download speed) – Find out your internet connectivity speed


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250-125 Victory Ship Way
North Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V7L 0G5
604 984 4901


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