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Fundamentals of Photography Certificate Program

Are you interested in photography as a career or passionate hobby? Do you want to take consistently better photographs? This series of photography classes offers the flexibility to take a class of particular interest or step through all four of the skill-building modules to earn the certificate of completion. Learn to master the necessary camera functions to create beautiful imagery with an emphasis on technique, mechanical control, and exploration of light plus have opportunities to learn through hands-on projects and review sessions. Instructors are all experienced professional photographers.

Students who successfully complete the following courses, will earn a certificate of completion.

  • FOTO1000 Basic Photography
  • FOTO1001 Beyond Basic Photography,
  • CMPA1158 Intro to Adobe CS6 Photoshop for Photographers
  • FOTO1002 Creative – Black and White

Students who complete all 4 courses may also earn 3 credits (as the equivalent of ART130) applicable toward their NECC associate degree or certificate program. Courses can also be taken individually for those not interested in achieving the certificate.