Commercial Photography Technology 2

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

Program Overview

Commercial Photography Technology II will focus on the entrepreneur and creating an individualized business plan for beginning a photography business which includes the creation of a business website, print portfolio and social media platforms. 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 Technology 2 · K610100/K610200 · 950 Hours

OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length SOC Code
A PGY0183 Portrait Photographer 1 250 27-4021
A PGY0184 Portrait Photographer 2 250 27-4021
B PGY0185 Commercial Photographer 400 27-4021

Program Costs

$2,546.00 Florida Resident Tuition ($2.68 x 950 hours)
$141.60 Bookstore Costs
$90.00 Registration Fee ($45.00 per semester x 2)
$100.00 Facility Usage Fee ($50.00 per semester x 2)
$500.00 Lab Fee ($250.00 per semester x 2)
Total Costs $3,377.60

Employers of Graduates

Program Instructors

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

Email: info@kiraphoto.com

Website: Click Here

Preston McClane
Attorney, Director of the Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts

Email: pmclane@fsu.edu

Leroy Peck
Denmark’s Photography at Studio 715

Email: personalperspectiveimages@gmail.com