This certificate provides hands-on instruction in both ambient and electronic strobe equipment and lighting techniques as applied to professional portrait photography.Includes a foundation in design. Students completing this certificate program will be qualified for employment in the fields of portrait photography,wedding photography, public relations, event and fashion photography,documentary photography, photojournalism, sports photography, travel photography, and to work as a photographer’s assistant.
From 2011-Spring 2018 approximately 182 degrees and Certificate of Accomplishments were delivered in PHOT. We are seeking to convert our current CTE programs to Certificate of Achievements.
|CB01: Course Department Number||CB02: Course Title||Annual # Sections||Cap per class||Annual Enrollment Totals|
|PHOT51||Beginning Photography||24-28||25 per class||600|
|PHOT100||Design Fundamentals||6-8||30 per class||200|
|PHOT 80||Outdoor & Ambient Lighting||2-3||30 per class||60|
|PHOT 85||Beginning Lighting Techniques||3-4||25 per class||75|
|PHOT 90||Portraiture||1||25 per class||20|
In the bay area event and portrait photography is likely the strongest genre of photography in demand as proximity to wine country and the wedding industry is dominant. Corporate headshots for annual reports are also a strong demand. Courses that make up this certificate prepare students for work in professional portrait photography, wedding photography, public relations, event and fashion photography. Skills learned also lend themselves to documentary photography, photojournalism, sports photography, travel photography, and to work as a photographer’s assistant or second photographer.
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
· Apply portrait lighting design concepts and principles to photographic images using iterative processes.
· Apply the proper use of the techniques and aesthetics of light to the requirements of portrait photography.
· Apply techniques for portraiture posing, 3-light settings and lighting ratios.
(Y1 or S1)
|PHOT 100||Design Fundamentals||3||S1|
|PHOT 80||Outdoor & Ambient Lighting||3||S2|
|PHOT 85||Beginning Lighting Techniques||4||S2|
Students must complete 3 of 5 courses at City College of San Francisco.
All courses must be taken within a 4-year period.