Photographic Technology - Commercial Photography

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[A30280CP] Associate in Applied Science Degree

Commercial Photography is a concentration under the curriculum title of Photographic Technology. This curriculum provides in-depth study of professional commercial photography. Its segments, business practices, tools, techniques, and applications are explored via demonstrations, assignments, and on-the-job internships.

Course work includes in-depth study of advertising photography and product illustration; studio and location camera techniques and lighting; model, food, and architectural photography; layout specifications and art direction; corporate and stock photography; digital imaging applications; and current commercial business practices.

Graduates should be thoroughly prepared to successfully perform the duties required in entry-level positions within the commercial photography industry.

Click here for a list of Humanities/Fine Arts and Social/Behavioral Sciences courses approved for this program.


Upon successful completion of all Photographic Technology Concentrations, the student should be able to

  • Demonstrate the ability to control photographic exposure.
  • Execute photographic imaging processes.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in digital photography workflow.
  • Utilize lighting equipment.
  • Utilize design elements to produce photographs.



Click the image below to learn more about the partnership between RCC and Victory Junction in which graphic design and photography students intern at the camp.
An Internship at Victory Junction Video Link
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Commercial Photography

In-depth study of advertising, product illustration, models, food, and architectural photography.

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Coverage of professional practices in print, broadcast, and online publishing.

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Portrait Studio Management

Equipment operations and photo techniques specific to studio and location portraiture of individuals and groups.

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