CAT964 - Introduction Photography for Weddings and Events

Outline info
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Subject Title
Introduction Photography for Weddings and Events

Subject Description
This course provides students with the techniques, application methods, and technical skills required for wedding and event photography. The importance of proper equipment, lighting, and staging is discussed.

Credit Status
Special Interest

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Apply basic business principles to wedding and event photography.
  2. Produce professional and accurate estimates.
  3. Communicate effectively with clients and suppliers.
  4. Capture professional quality candid images in an event setting.
  5. Properly use and control an on-camera speedlight.
  6. Demonstrate effective time management and understanding of the dynamics of the wedding day.
  7. Finish and distribute images in a format that meets the needs of the wedding client (i.e. digital or traditional album, dvd slideshow)

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Topic Outline

  • Equipment, flash and ambient light
  • How to shoot a wedding
  • Shooting on location
  • Customer relations and contracts
  • Digital workflow
  • Shooting events
  • Output and the finished product

Mode of Instruction
Lecture, labs and demonstration

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Approved by: Lisa Somers