Portrait Photography – Occupational Skills Certificate

Top Code: 1012.00

This certificate provides students with the skills to work in a freelance capacity or as an assistant to a portrait, wedding, event, or headshot photographer. Skills acquired include digital photography, digital workflow, professional lighting, and working with models/subjects. If students decide to pursue the more in depth Photography Certificate of Achievement, many of the courses from the Portrait Photography Occupational Skills Certificate will apply to the Photography Certificate of Achievement.

An Occupational Skills Certificate is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate thorough understanding of film and digital cameras, exposure controls, and photographic principles.
  2. Produce a portfolio of images that exhibits knowledge of natural and artificial lighting techniques and portraiture techniques.

Requirements for the Occupational Skills Certificate 

PHOT 021INTRODUCTION TO BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY3
PHOT 031BEGINNING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY3
PHOT 033PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY3
or PHOT 040 FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY
Total Units9