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Digital Photography and Imaging

Digital Photography and Imaging Ontario College Diploma

What is Digital Photography and Imaging?

The 2-Year Digital Photography and Imaging program provides students with both the technical and visual communication skills required for a variety of careers related to photography and imaging. The three main areas that the program focuses on are digital capture, imaging technologies, and entrepreneurial skills. Students use industry standard hardware and software to capture and manipulate images in a way that demonstrates their skill and creativity. Students learn how to integrate digital imaging techniques with the fundamentals of photography in order to create images that communicate effectively and meet the needs of a client. Furthermore, students develop business and career development skills that are relevant to the digital photography and imaging industries.

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
DPAI
Length:
2 Years
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
4 Semesters
Credential:
Ontario College Diploma
Location:
Barrie
Start:

Fall - Barrie

Contact:
Terry Hrynyk
Email:
Terry.Hrynyk@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1108

The 2-Year Digital Photography and Imaging program provides students with both the technical and visual communication skills required for a variety of careers related to photography and imaging. The three main areas that the program focuses on are digital capture, imaging technologies, and entrepreneurial skills. Students use industry standard hardware and software to capture and manipulate images in a way that demonstrates their skill and creativity. Students learn how to integrate digital imaging techniques with the fundamentals of photography in order to create images that communicate effectively and meet the needs of a client. Furthermore, students develop business and career development skills that are relevant to the digital photography and imaging industries.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • capture professional quality images using the appropriate equipment and techniques


  • utilize design elements and lighting techniques to capture images that communicate effectively


  • create and edit well-designed and technically sound digital images using industry standard software


  • finish and distribute images in a format that meets the needs of the client
  • critically evaluate the effectiveness of images in written and verbal format
  • develop a portfolio that demonstrates creative and professional skills and abilities in digital image capture and editing


  • communicate effectively with clients and suppliers to provide high quality services


  • participate in ongoing professional development and adhere to ethical and industry standards


  • develop a business plan for the establishment and operation of a photographic services company


  • produce a marketing plan for a new and an established photographic services company


  • produce professional quality business cards, flyers and other promotional material for a photographic services company


  • perform colour calibration as it applies to Digital Imaging and Illustration


  • create a document outlining basic contract law and rights as they pertain to selling images for publication


  • produce an outline for digital workflow including cataloguing, archival and backup strategies for images and prints


  • employ environmentally sustainable practices within the profession


  • apply basic entrepreneurial strategies to identify and respond to new opportunities.
Fall Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3 | Sem 4

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Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter

2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018

OSSD or equivalent with

- Grade 12 English (C or U)

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

- OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent, with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

- Any credit Communications course taken at Georgian College

- College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Art and Design Fundamentals and General Arts and Science

- Equivalent courses in English taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)

- Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications

- Mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*

- Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)

- English, Literature or Communication credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

- Applicants can write the mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.

19 Mandatory Courses

2 Communications Courses

3 General Education Courses

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Mandatory Courses

PHOT1000 Photography 1: Camera Techniques
PHOT1001 Visual Concepts
PHOT1002 Photo 2 - Lighting Techniques
PHOT1003 Trends and Issues in Photography
PHOT1008 Imaging 1 - Fundamentals
PHOT1009 Imaging 2 - Retouching Techniques
PHOT1010 Introduction to Studio
PHOT1011 History of Photography
PHOT1012 Multimedia
PHOT1013 Creative Techniques
PHOT2001 Photography 3: Creative Lighting
PHOT2002 Portfolio Development 1: Digital Photography and Imaging
PHOT2004 Aesthetics and Criticism
PHOT2005 Portfolio Development 2: Digital Photography and Imaging
PHOT2006 Photography 4: Professional Lighting Practice
PHOT2009 Imaging 3 - Compositing
PHOT2010 Imaging 4 - Advanced Image Creation
PHOT2011 Photographic Self-Promotion
PHOT2012 Photographic Business Practices
Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.
General Education Courses

To be selected from College list

View the Digital Photography and Imaging articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.

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Justin Russo

Owner of Justin Russo Photography

Program:

Digital Photography and Imaging

Year:

2009


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Peter Stranks

A graduate of the BAA program, Peter has spent the last 26 years shooting photos for editorial clients like Flare, Canadian Living, Today?s Parent, Food & Drink and advertising clients such as Holt Renfrew, LCBO, Royal Bank, CIBC, Club Monaco and Microsoft. The last 10 years he has specialized in shooting for the film industry working on many films including Cheaper By The Dozen 2, Eloise, Grey Gardens, One Week, American Pie?s “The Naked Mile” and “Beta House” and The Kennedys, with stars Drew Barrymore, Steve Martin, Harvey Keitel, Katie Holmes, Jessica Lange and Greg Kinnear. Read more...

Terry Hrynyk Faculty DPAI Program

Terry Hrynyk

A practising professional photographer for over 25 years, Terry operates a studio in the Muskoka region. He is the winner of many national awards including Portrait Photographer of the year for Canada in 1999. He also holds a Masters Award with the Professional Photographers of Canada. Read more...

Faculty member Tony Pickard wearing black leather jacket looking into camera

Anton Pickard

Tony brings over 35 years of creative production experience in photography, multimedia, software and game development and fine art photography to the Georgian Digital Photography and Imaging program. Read more...

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"Photo graffiti" celebrates student work

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Hairstyling and Photography students team up for fashion photo shoot

This was a joint assignment for which four photography students interested in shooting fashion made images using Hairstyling students as models. The Hairstyling students supplied the hair design, makeup and subjects and in return have received images to help promote the program and Georgian Hair Studio services. Read more...

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Photography grads help humanize homelessness

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Student photography on display at Campus Gallery

From now until March 23, students in the Digital Photography and Imaging program will showcase their work as part of a juried exhibition in the Campus Gallery (Barrie). For students, learning how to professionally present their work is an important takeaway from the show. Read more...

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Nikon comes through for Digital Photography and Imaging students

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Students capture moving motorcyclists

For the second year in a row, Digital Photography and Imaging students brought their cameras and creativity out to Parking Lot 6 at the Barrie Campus to explore ways to photograph subjects in motion. Read more...

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Students share what’s behind and in front of the lens at photo exhibition

Digital Photography and Imaging students in the Portfolio Development 1 course showcased their work in December at an exhibition exploring parenthood, faith and rites of passage. Paula Hernández and Crystal Baker were two of many talented individuals whose powerful work and stories were on display. Read more...

Industry representatives talking to Georgian photography students

Photography students organize Toronto portfolio exhibit

For their final project, Digital Photography and Imaging students put on a pop-up portfolio exhibit at Idea City in Toronto. The students created the artwork to be displayed and were responsible for developing a professional display for their work. Read more...

Student Arnav Anand photographs body builder Dean Carney

Photographing the human figure

Four local body builders volunteered their time to come in and give our students the opportunity to work with lighting the human figure. In turn, the students supplied the models with images for their portfolio. Read more...

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Photos offer rare glimpse of homelessness in Barrie

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Portrait of photographer Ron Erwin

Photography experts focus on Georgian College

Toronto photographer Ron Erwin took centre stage at a national conference for photography teachers hosted by Georgian College May 27 to 29. Read more...

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Georgian student among talented Canadian photographers

The 2014 Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) National Image Salon features the best of the best – and Ally Campbell, a student in Georgian’s Digital Photography and Imaging program, is among them. Read more...

Student in a photography class about to take a photo

Digital Photography hosts professional trade show

Georgian College’s Digital Photography program hosts a professional photography trade show at the Barrie Campus. Exhibitors include Broncolor, Mola Softlights, Hasselblad, Hahnemuhle, Awagami Papers, Henry’s, B3K Digital, Nikon, Canon, Amplis Foto, Extreme Imaging and CG&B Insurance Group. Read more...

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Students donate funds from small enterprises to local SPCA

As part of their Small Business class, graduating students in the Digital Photography program created and ran various enterprises at the college this year for education, experience and fun. They donated proceeds from their enterprises to the local SPCA last week. Read more...

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New book with student art raises funds for Busby

Acknowledging a partnership with Georgian College that has spanned four years, the David Busby Street Centre has published a coffee table book with inspirational quotes and powerful photography from the recurring Visibly Unseen exhibit. The book is available at the Busby Centre for a gift of $75. Read more...

Picture of Georgian alumni Justin Russo

Justin Russo

Owner of Justin Russo Photography

Program:

Digital Photography and Imaging

Year:

2009


Georgian alumnus Justin Russo, a 2009 graduate of the Digital Photography and Imaging program, had the best seat in the house as official photographer of the Blue Jays during the 2015 season. Justin credits his program with giving him the fundamentals he needed to become a versatile photographer. Read more...

Alumnus Cole Bennett

Cole Bennett

Photographer and Filmmaker, Cole Bennett Enterprises

Program:

Digital Photography and Imaging

Year:

2010


What I loved most about Georgian was learning about something I'm passionate about, with a group of individuals who are passionate about the same thing. I learned the benefit of immersing oneself in a topic of study, with a community of other students. Read more...

Alumna Allison Milne

Allison Milne

Lifestyle Portrait and Wedding Photographer

Program:

Art and Design Fundamentals and Digital Photography and Imaging

Year:

2010


I run my home based photography business independently, operating everything from creative to administration. I am the primary photographer, but also staff a collection of second photographers and assistants that accompany me to weddings and sessions. Read more...

For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
Terry Hrynyk
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1108

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