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Everything from using digital-imaging software to scouting locations for photo shoots to understanding the business side of the industry.

Develop your skills.

Working with instructors who are photography professionals, you’ll start by covering the fundamentals of composition, lighting, darkroom techniques, color and design.

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What you can learn

You’ll sharpen your creative edge and grow technically as your education helps you grow your set of skills, from using digital-imaging software programs to scouting locations for photo shoots to understanding the business side of the industry. It’s about exploring the possibilities as you work your way through areas including:

  • Digital photography
  • Color management
  • Studio photography
  • Location photography
  • Portraiture
  • Digital darkroom
  • Natural & artificial light
  • Digital image management
  • Digital image illustration
  • Editorial photography
  • Advertising photography
  • Documentary photography
  • Business of photography
  • Studio techniques
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The next application deadline is

May 6, 2016

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Notable alumni

Learn more from some of our grads who’ve made a name for themselves as they talk about their education, their careers, what Creativity for Life means to them, and their advice for aspiring creative professionals.

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Andrea Cardenes

Andrea Cardenes

Photographer, Monty Nuss Photography

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Jon Kopacz

Jon Kopacz


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Brandon Lepasti

Brandon Lepasti

Photographer, Clear Channel Outdoor

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Tiffany B. Dyer

Tiffany B. Dyer

Photographer, Norwegian Cruise Land

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A. Kaye

A. Kaye

Photographer, Mother Was Right, LLC

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