Professional Photography Essentials

This certificate provides students with the necessary skills to become a professional special event photographer. They will learn important needed skills from the understanding of how to manually operate a camera in a vast array of lighting situations, how to start and operate a photographic business, how to create a cohesive photographic style, professionally edit photographs, and create a photographic portfolio that is needed to enter the field of photography.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Understand the core requirements for creating a successful photography business.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the manual control of a camera for a commercial photographic environment.
  • Identify an introduction to lighting equipment used for professional photography assignments. 
Required Courses (9 units)  Units
PHO-14 Lighting for Photographers 3
PHO-20 Introduction to Digital Photography 3
PHO-67 Business Practices for Photographers 3