What is Photography?

ABOUT THIS MAJOR

The creation and preparation of photographic images to display in published mediums. A photographer selects and assembles equipment according to subject matter, anticipated conditions, and knowledge of function of various types of cameras, lenses, films, and accessories. Photographers plan compositions and camera angles to produce a desired effect, and may retouch prints.

The Photographic Technology program is designed to meet individual students' needs for either further study or immediate employment in the field of commercial and industrial photography. Students develop a wide variety of photographic and art-related skills and the ability to use these skills to produce commercially viable photographs. Instruction covers portrait photography, still photography, fashion photography, illustrative photography as well as the business skills needed to manage a photographic enterprise. Various internships such as in biomedical and forensic technology are available to students.

Students develop a wide variety of photographic skills and the ability to use these skills to produce commercially viable photographs. Instruction covers various photographic careers as well as the business skills needed to manage a photographic enterprise.

WHAT SKILLS WILL I LEARN?

Portrait Photography

Still Photography

Fashion Photography

Illustrative Photography

Biomedical or Forensic Photography

Photo Editing Software

Production of Studio Projects

Portfolio Preparation

WHERE CAN I WORK? HOW MUCH CAN I EARN?

Photographers work for portrait studios, ad agencies, newspapers and magazines, or even on their own as freelance photographers.