Commercial Photography 2

The goal of this program is to prepare students for employment as commercial photographers.

Program Overview

Commercial Photography Technology II will focus on an individualized business skill plan for beginning a photography business which includes creating a personal website, social media platforms and printed portfolio. Students will concentrate on the advanced operations of a digital SLR and explore in-depth studio practices and lighting techniques for both portraiture and table top product photography. Additionally, students will learn advanced editing and compositing skills through Adobe Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC. Upon completion of CPT II students will be certified with the ACA (Adobe Certified Associate) Photoshop.


Employment Opportunities

  • Commercial Photographer
  • Professional Image Editor
  • Custom Image Printer/Framer

What You'll Learn

  • Basic portrait lighting, group portraits, business portraits
  • Lenses and their effects
  • Creating low and high key portraits
  • Posing men, women, children and pets
  • Training in computer tethered digital cameras
  • Commercial lighting
  • Multimedia presentations
  • Table top product photography
  • Preparing a business plan
  • Business marketing skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Personal website and social media platforms

Links to see more about our program

Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/livelytechphoto/

Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/photoltc/

Program Requirements

Commercial Photography 2 · K610100/K610200 · 950 Hours

OCPCourse NumberCourse TitleCourse LengthSOC Code
APGY0183Portrait Photographer 125027-4021
APGY0184Portrait Photographer 225027-4021
BPGY0185Commercial Photographer40027-4021

Program Costs

$2,774.00Florida Resident Tuition ($2.92 x 950 hours)
$131.36Bookstore 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 $3,585.36

Employers of Graduates

Program Instructors

Becki Rutta
Becki Rutta
Photography Instructor

Phone: 850-487-7439

Email: ruttab@leonschools.net

Occupational Advisory Committee

Amanda Thompson
Council on Cultural & Arts, Committee Chair

Email: Amanda@tallahasseearts.org

Wayne Denmark
Denmark’s Photography at Studio 715

Email: Denmarksphoto@gmail.com

Kira Derryberry
Kira Derryberry Photography
John Mann
FSU Associate Photography Professor

Email: jmann@fsu.edu

Preston McClane
Attorney, Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Email: pmclane@fsu.edu