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Professional Photography

 
​​Tec Voc is Canada’s largest and oldest Photography School. We have an over 8000 square foot, state of the art photographic facility supported by Professional Photographers of Canada/Manitoba. It is the only school that offers four entry levels. In Grade 9 students are introduced to the world of photography. Grade 10 to 12 is a three year diploma program, 10 credits, Grade 11 to 12 is a two year certificate program, 8 credits. Tec Voc also offers a Post high one year certificate program, 8 credits. If students want to commit to the program and have an interest in photography, they should come to see this facility:
• schedule an appointment for a visit
• Go the our website. www.tecvoc.ca.
• Talk to one of our graduates that completed the program and are working in the Photographic Industry.
 


Photo01.jpgGrade 10

(PHOV20) Grade 10 introduces students to many basic technical skills and processes. They learn how to operate large format cameras as well as 35mm SLR cameras. They learn to do accurate exposure readings using different types of light meters. Students work exclusively with black and white film to learn proper development techniques as well as custom printing techniques. Basic lighting and camera techniques are emphasized in tabletop photography and portraiture assignments. 2 Credits
 

Grade 11

(PHOV30) The course becomes more specialized in grade 11. Students start working full time in the digital world. They are taken to the next level of lighting and camera techniques. They are supplied with professional digital camera equipment and lenses, 15 mm fisheye lens to macro to 300 mm. Specialized types of studio lighting are emphasized. Students use 7 fully equipped studios with professional equipment and studio sets. They are taught the principles of design and composition and use many programs such as: Adobe Photoshop CS4 professional quality image editor, Final Cut Pro for multimedia programming, Dreamweaver for website development. Students are encouraged to photograph family and friends. 4 Credits
 

Grade 12​

(PHOV40) In the final year, students continue to refine their skills. Students explore advanced techniques, experimenting and print manipulation. They study creative advanced professional techniques of formal, environmental and fashion portraiture. Heavy emphasis is placed on digital imaging and data management with each student producing a digital multimedia portfolio that showcases his/her best work. Some students spend their final term in a work experience position suited to their specific photography interests. 4 Credits
 

Post High

This is a full time photography program. Heavy emphasis is placed on digital imaging and data management Post high students learn advanced techniques in studio lighting. They work in fully equipped studios with professional equipment and studio sets. They study creative advanced professional techniques of formal, environmental and fashion portraiture. Their assignments range from fashion, portraiture, commercial, advertising, still life, table top. One of the many assignments is a business proposalwere they develop a business identity. They learn the principles of design and composition and use programs Adobe Photoshop CS4 professional quality image editor, Final Cut Pro for multimedia programming, Dreamweaver for website development. Each student produces a digital multimedia portfolio that showcases his/her best work. There are many career opportunities for the photography students graduating from the photography program.
 
For more information about the Photography program at Tec-Voc, please contact:
• MR. R. GILFILLAN MPA, F.Ph Registered Professional Photographer, Master of Photographic Arts and Fellowship of Photography (Instructor for the Gr.11 Gr.12 and PostHigh)
• MR C. Lauder Registered Professional Photographer (Instructor for the Gr. 9 and 10 programs)
 
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