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Commercial photography allows you to take a skill that you love and turn it into a career.

Learn techniques and technology from experienced photographers who know the industry and can guide your development as a commercial artist. Collin College’s Photography Department teaches historic and contemporary photographic practices and offers training for students to pursue a career in the industry.

Studies include a variety of commercial shooting styles, with emphasis in natural, studio and location lighting, management of a commercial studio, and the skills to assist professional photographers, art directors and stylists. The commercial photography program will prepare you to freelance and/or start an independent photography practice.

The department’s state-of-the-art photography facility is one of the best in the state and includes a fully-equipped 20 work station MAC lab, a digital media room with Nikon / Imacon / Epson scanners and 20 Epson printers from 13 to 44 inches, a double studio with Profoto strobe set-ups and a continuous artificial lighting set-up for digital video, a 20 enlarger archival black and white dark room and film processing room; an alternative processing room and black arts facilities with a Davey board cutter; and equipment check out with digital, 35mm, medium and large format film cameras, and portable strobe lighting equipment available.

Program Options

AAS – Commercial Photography

Certificate Level 1 – Studio Production

Certificate Level 2 – Commercial Photography Specialist

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