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Commercial Photography 1

The goal of this program is the foundational work for students to be competent and proficient in the field of commercial photography.

Program Overview

Commercial Photography Technology I will introduce students to the business skills and contemporary practices of the freelance, studio and fine art photographer. This course concentrates on the operations of the digital SLR, maximizing photographic effects through a variety of lenses, exposure to different types of photographic equipment and caring for photographic equipment. Students will learn post capture editing processes and workflow through Adobe Lightroom CC and Adobe Photoshop CC. Additionally students will explore compositional techniques, color theory, digital printing techniques, how to speak about photography through peer review, practice client communication skills and custom framing skills.

*Basic computer skills not required but strongly encouraged

Commercial Photography
Commercial Photography

Employment Opportunities

  • Photographer
  • Image Editor
  • Custom Image Printer
  • Custom Framer

What You'll Learn

  • Full operations of a digital DSLR with lenses
  • Camera’s creative controls
  • Caring for photographic equipment
  • Printing techniques
  • Image techniques (composition, color theory, outdoor lighting, flash)
  • Post Capture Editing (Adobe Lightroom CC & Adobe Photoshop CC)
  • Scanning Images
  • Outputting digital images
  • Color management workflow
  • Developing photographic rates
  • Image Presentation & Framing Techniques
  • Advertising your work
Commercial Photography

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 1 · K610100/K610200 · 700 Hours

OCPCourse NumberCourse TitleCourse LengthSOC Code
APGY0180Photographic Imaging Specialist 120051-9151
APGY0181Photographic Imaging Specialist 225051-9151
BPGY0182Photographic Specialist/Lab Tech25051-9132

Program Costs

$2,044.00Florida Resident Tuition ($2.92 x 700 hours)
$1,087.30Bookstore 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 $3,811.30

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