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Course Description

This studio workshop introduces students to the best practices for photographing products for online business. It will help students visually convey the full product experience and context to customers. Topics include camera basics, studio lighting, colour accuracy, avoiding glare, and image size. Students will also gain an understanding of how to use Adobe Photoshop to enhance their images and produce documentation for online formats. For online courses, students must have access to Adobe CC Photoshop to complete assignments. Students are responsible for purchasing their own software for class. Trial versions of the software are sometimes available on the company website, but at this time there are no discounts available for Continuing Studies students.

LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon the successful completion of this course, students will learn:

  • What equipment to use for Product photography
  • How to use form, geometry and the basic theory of composition thoughtfully
  • How to photograph using natural light
  • What Lighting Techniques to use when photographing reflective objects
  • What is the difference between Diffused and Specular light
  • How to use Photoshop for edit and design of Product Photographs
  • How to create a Composite Product Photo
  • What are the best business practices for Product Photography

After enrolling in a course, please allow up to 5 hours for your student data to migrate to Canvas. Please note that courses may fill up early or be cancelled due to low enrollment. Students are encouraged to register early, at least ten (10) days prior to the start date of the course.

Recommended Prerequisites

CSAP-N121 Introduction to Digital Photography, or equivalent experience.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Ecommerce Photography Workshop
Type
Online
Dates
Mar 04, 2021 to Mar 25, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
12.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $345.00
Instructors
Required Software/Supplies
Regular access to a computer with a high speed broadband internet connection is required. For online courses, students must have access to Adobe CC Photoshop to complete assignments. Students are responsible for purchasing their own software for class. Trial versions of the software are sometimes available on the company website, but at this time there are no discounts available for Continuing Studies students.
Section Notes

Online courses are delivered in an asynchronous format through a series of tutorials and related assignments which students may complete at their own pace on our Learning Management System, Canvas. The instructor is available throughout the course time period for questions and discussions. Learn more about what to expect in an online course at OCAD U.

As a Continuing Studies student, you will receive an OCAD U user account, which will grant you access to Canvas, and our on-campus WiFi network. Your Canvas account will be enabled one week prior to the start date of your course. Please log in at https://canvascloud.ocadu.ca. If you do not know your OCAD U User ID, please check your registration confirmation email. You can reset your password here: https://login.ocadu.ca/forgot. If you need further help, please contact us at continuingstudies@ocadu.ca

After enrolling in a course, please allow up to 5 hours for your student data to migrate to Canvas. Please note that courses may fill up early or be cancelled due to low enrollment. Students are encouraged to register early, at least ten (10) days prior to the start date of the course.