What will you be able to do?

  • Chemical/Electronic Photography
  • Operate cameras including: Digital, 35mm, medium format, and large format
  • Process film
  • Calculate and formulate chemical solutions for processing photographic material
  • Produce photographic prints: black and white, and color
  • Study legal issues (model release and copyright law)
  • Learn how to establish a personal photography business
  • Learn news and sports photography
  • Learn portraiture techniques
  • Landscape photography
  • Study advertising/commercial photography
  • Operate underwater cameras
  • Learn lighting techniques for still photography
  • Use electronic photographic capture equipment
  • Operate an electronic SLR camera
  • Use computer work stations to manipulate images
  • Utilize electronic imaging and photo enhancement programs

Available Certifications

  • WorkForce Ready Photography Certification
  • Skill Point Certification by the National Education Team


  • Neuhoff Communications Inc.
  • Grussenmeyers Photography
  • Class Act
  • Dean Williams Photography Studio
  • J.C. Penney Portrait Studio
  • Sears Portrait Studio
  • Terry Farmer Photography
  • Comcast Cable TV
  • Illinois Channel
  • Lincoln Land Community College
  • University of Illinois-Springfield
  • Memorial Medical Center
  • St. Johns Hospital
  • SIU School of Medicine
  • State of Illinois
  • Illinois National Guard
  • Illinois Secretary of State

Employment Opportunities

  • Art Photographer
  • Wedding Photographer
  • Bio/Medical Photographer
  • Sports Photographer
  • Forensic Photographer
  • Advertising Photographer
  • Newspaper Photographer
  • Magazine Photographer
  • Photo-Journalist
  • Movie still Photographer
  • TV Photographer

Hands-On Curriculum

  • Photography student holding camera
  • Photography teacher showing students how to use camera
  • Photography looking through the viewer
  • Photography shooting with telephoto lens
  • Photography shooting a portrait