Commercial Photography 1

The goal of this program is to prepare students to be competent and proficient in the field of commercial photography.

Program Overview

This program will concentrate on the operations of a digital DSLR & a variety of lenses and caring for photographic equipment. Students will develop finished images and prints that involve composition, outdoor lighting, color theory, studio lighting and posing techniques. Students will learn post capture editing & color management workflow through Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CC. Additionally, students will learn digital printing techniques, final print image presentation and custom picture framing skills. This program introduces students to business skills that relate to the freelance, studio, and fine art photographer. Basic computer skills not required but strongly encouraged before taking this program.

Commercial Photography
Commercial Photography

Employment Opportunities

  • Photographer
  • Image Editor
  • Custom Image Printer
  • Custom Framer

What You'll Learn

  • Full operations of a digital DSLR with lenses
  • Caring for photographic equipment
  • Advanced Printing
  • Image techniques (composition, color theory, outdoor lighting, flash)
  • Studio Lighting
  • Post Capture Editing (Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop CC)
  • Color Management Workflow
  • Image Presentation & Framing Techniques
  • Business Skills
Commercial Photography

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Program Requirements

Commercial Photography 1 · K610100/K610200 · 700 Hours

OCPCourse NumberCourse TitleCourse LengthSOC Code
APGY0180Photographic Imaging Specialist 120051-9151
APGY0181Photographic Imaging Specialist 225051-9151
BPGY0182Photographic Specialist/Lab Tech25051-9132

Program Costs

$2,044.00Florida Resident Tuition ($2.92 x 700 hours)
$834.36Bookstore Costs
$150.00Registration Fee ($75.00 per semester x 2)
$30.00Facility Usage Fee ($15.00 per semester x 2)
$500.00Lab Fee ($250.00 per semester x 2)
Total Costs $3,558.36

Employers of Graduates

Program Instructors

Becki Rutta
Becki Rutta
Photography Instructor

Phone: 850-487-7439

Email: [email protected]

Occupational Advisory Committee

Amanda Thompson
Council on Cultural & Arts, Committee Chair

Email: [email protected]

Wayne Denmark
Denmark’s Photography at Studio 715

Email: [email protected]

Kira Derryberry
Kira Derryberry Photography
John Mann
FSU Associate Photography Professor

Email: [email protected]

Preston McClane
Attorney, Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Email: [email protected]