By the end of the course, you should be able to do the following:
- Discuss the benefits of an image series
- Define key principles of composition informed by the science of human vision
- Describe your approach to photographing people in candid situations
- Identify the benefits and liabilities of a RAW data file and a jpeg image file
- Apply knowledge gained from the course to improving your photography
Your online learning will include the following methods:
- Reading academic and non-academic articles, and other resources
- Participation in written discussions with other students
- Participation in videoconference seminars
- Hands-on photography in an optional assignment
For Liberal Arts for 55+ Certificate students: you will write a reflective essay.
Week 1: Storytelling in travel photography
Characteristics common to music and photography, considering the power of an image series, key compositional principles.
Week 2: The power of intention in travel photography
Responding to the sciences of human vision, from scenic grandeur to discovering the details. Basic and advanced camera settings.
Week 3: Including people or wildlife in your travel photography
Documenting a slice of life, discovering a stage set and waiting for the actors to come on stage. Capturing the spirit of place, an identifying characteristic of a particular location.
Week 4: The art and science of image editing
Maximizing flexibility in image editing. Working with selected student-submitted RAW data files and jpeg image files. Working with tone, colour, contrast and special effects.
Books, materials and resources
You will access course resources using SFU’s online course management system, Canvas.