Commercial Photography Technology 1 & 2

  •   Commercial Photography
    Length 1,650 Hours
    Admissions Contact Nancy Randolph -
    Course Information M. Landes - 727-893-2500 ext. 2582
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     Program Gainful Employment Disclosure Notices:  CPT 1 * CPT 2

    Mission: To provide the education and experience for an exciting career in professional digital photography.

    Commercial Photography Technology consists of two programs: Commercial Photography Technology 1 – K610100 (700 hours) and Commercial Photography Technology 2 – K610200 (950 hours).

    Students must complete Commercial Photography 1 or demonstrate mastery of the program outcomes prior to enrollment in Commercial Photography 2.

    These programs consist of a planned sequence of courses.

    Commercial Photography Technology 1

    Photographic Imaging Specialist, 1 of 2 – Course PGY0180 (250 hours) – Includes training in the areas of operation of cameras, using Windows Explorer and Adobe Photoshop, the camera’s creative controls, and determining available light exposure.

    Photographic Imaging Specialist, 2 of 2 – Course PGY0181 (250 hours) Includes training in the areas of composing the subject, compositional leading lines, using portable flash, developing photographic rates, and marketing and advertising your work.

    Photography Specialist/Lab Technician – Course PGY0182 (200 hours) – Content includes training in the following areas: Adobe Photoshop, making prints, scanning images, and outputting digital images.

    Commercial Photography Technology 2

    Portrait Photographer, 1 of 2 – Course PGY0183 (250 hours) – Content includes training in basic portrait lighting, lenses and their effects, creating low and high key portraits, and posing men, women, children and pets.

    Portrait Photographer, 2 of 2 – Course PGY0184 (250 hours) – Content includes training in photographing business portraits, groups, couples, model composites, window light portraiture, and environmental portraiture.

    Commercial Photographer – Course PGY0185 (450 hours) – Includes training in computer tethered digital cameras, commercial lighting, multimedia presentations, table top product photography, architectural, and product photography and preparing a business plan.

    Distance Education: None at this time.

    Industry Certification(s): Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA)

    Related Links

    Tampa Area Professional Photographers Association -
    Florida Professional Photographers -

    Minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirement:  70%

    Minimum Attendance Requirement:  70%

    Basic Skills Entrance/Exit Requirements:  Student's competency in computation (mathematics) and communication (reading/language arts) is pre-assessed; required basic skills grade levels are: Computation - 9 and Communication - 9.

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    Program length and costs are approximate, and subject to change.

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