CAT987 - Photography - Intermediate

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Subject Title
Photography - Intermediate

Subject Description
This subject is for those with some mastery of the camera, its controls, subject selection and composition. Students learn to control light by use of reflectors and gain a sense of composition and cropping in terms of personal perspective. Creative camera use is highlighted. Students must bring their own 35mm SLR (Film) or digital DSLR camera to classes (NO POINT AND SHOOT CAMERAS PLEASE)

Credit Status
Special Interest

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

1. Explore the creative use of shutter speed, tight composition, zoom lens and macro lens.

2. Create interesting compositions with awareness of lighting.

3. Balance compositions with positive and negative space.

4. Create an interesting silhouette with strong composition.

5. Create an abstract composition by creative cropping.

6. Use multiple exposures to create an interesting layered image.

7. Explore web sites to share images and information.

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.

CAT986 or equivalent experience

Topic Outline
Topic Outline

    Depth of field and exposure
    Tight composition and macro lens
    Lighting and composition
    Shutter speed and zoom lens
    Positive and negative space
    Abstract composition
    Multiple exposures

Mode of Instruction
Lectures 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