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Digital Photography Technology

NEXT CLASS BEGINS March 29, 2022 (Click Here for more information) 

The Digital Photography Technology program is a comprehensive training for the industry that will teach you how to take control of your digital SLR camera. Students will learn the basic functions of a camera so that they can begin to shoot on manual mode and create high-quality images. Instruction includes studio lighting and how to use professional lighting equipment for portraiture. Students will also learn to create how to videos and cinemagraphs.


Through the use of books, videos and demonstrations about digital photography, students develop proficiency in the use of compositional elements of design, studio lighting techniques, High Dynamic Range (HDR) images, indoor/outdoor silhouette images, and lifestyle portraits. Students learn image techniques and digital manipulation using Photoshop and have the opportunity to become certified. After completing the program, employment opportunities are available and range from working in a portrait studio to being a freelance photographer.


Course Number Course Title Length
PGY0190 Photographic Specialist 150 hours
PGY0191 Photography Technician 300 hours
PGY0192 Studio Photographer 300 hours
PGY0193 Digital Photographer 300 hours


Program Hours and Schedule

1050 hours ǀ 10 months ǀ Hybrid*

Class ǀ Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 11:30am

Online ǀ Monday – Friday, 12:00pm – 2:30pm


Enrollment: August, October, January, March and June


*Students enrolled in distance and/or hybrid programs must have daily access to a computer with internet and a valid email address that they check daily. Additionally, students must have all necessary hardware and software components required by their program.



Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) – Photoshop


Employment Opportunities

Commercial Studio Photographer ǀ School Photographer ǀ Freelance Photographer ǀ Still Life Photographer ǀ Photojournalist ǀ Science Photographer ǀ Nature Photographer ǀ Advertising Photographer ǀ Video Editor


College Credit

Graduates may be awarded credits towards an Associate of Science Degree or Associate of Applied Science Degree at select Florida state colleges. Please click here for additional details.


Program Costs

Florida Resident Tuition  $2,940
Out of State Tuition $11,760
Registration, Activity, Lab, Test, Insurance and Trust Fees $136
Books/Supplies $97
Industry Certification Costs Included
Florida Resident Total $3,559.00
Out of State Total $12,379.00

 *Prices are subject to change without notice.

Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Please visit https://studentaid.gov/ to apply.


Admissions Requirements

  • Schedule a basic skills assessment ($15) or provide official documentation of a basic skills exemption to your program counselor/advisor.
  • Schedule an appointment with your program counselor/advisor for basic skills assessment results and/or a program specific orientation.
  • Register for classes during open enrollment. Program registration runs on a first come, first served basis.


Program Counselor/Advisor

Meghan Emerson, Certified School Counselor

[email protected]


For additional information, please contact the Office of Admissions at (754) 321-5700.