Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.

Dorthea Lange

The Photography Department offers a curriculum that prepares students for employment in the expanding and ever changing photographic profession. In addition to teaching job skills the program develops the creative and critical thinking potential of students. The program also offers those already employed in the photographic profession opportunities to update both technical and aesthetics skills. These courses guide students toward transfer to four-year institutions, associate degrees, vocational training, and certificate opportunities for lifelong learning.

Student using a camera

What You’ll Study
  • Photography
  • Special Projects
  • Wedding and Event Photography
  • Portrait Photography
  • About Faces: Portraiture
  • Available Light Photography
  • Photo Laboratory
  • Conceptual Photography
  • Professional Photo
  • Contemporary Photography
  • Studio Lighting Techniques
  • History of Photography
  • Studio Practices
  • Careers in Photography
  • Film Photography
  • Digital Photography
  • Editorial Photography
  • Alternative Photo Processes
  • Retouching and Digital Workflow
  • Drone Photography and Video
  • UAV Flight Lab-Photography
  • Food Photography

Visit our catalog for more information about the degrees and certificates, courses, and program learning outcomes for students majoring in Photography.

Careers & Salary


  • Photographer


  • Low: $22k
  • Average: $40k
  • High: $89k

Program Mapper

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Visit our Program Mapper for more information.

  • Tony Maher
  • Aydinaneth Ortiz
Adjunct Faculty
  • Renee Chartier
  • Courtney Coles
  • Mark Flanders
  • Michael Goulding
  • Elizabeth Preger
  • Eric Reed
  • Alejandro Sanchez
Photography Department

Location: Technical Education I, Room 244
T: (714) 484-7244
Department Chair: Tony Maher,