Photography Adult Education: An Overview

If you are interested in learning more about taking pictures with your digital or still camera, or if you would like to make a career out of photography, you can find a course or program to suit your needs. Photography courses are offered at adult education centers, colleges, universities, and art schools everywhere.

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Interested in photography as a hobby? Perhaps you'd like to learn more about it - learn some of the tricks the pros use. Or perhaps you, too, would like to become a professional photographer, and turn your hobby into an exciting career! Why not investigate photography classes offered at a college, university, or art school near you?

Photography Classes for the Hobbyist

Photography classes are always one of the most popular offerings at adult education centers. You can learn from professional photographers - everything from the basics to advanced studio techniques. Course offerings might include:

  • Digital Cameras and Photography for Beginners
  • The Art of Photography
  • Digital Photo Editing
  • Turn Your Photos into DVD Movies

Photography Classes for the Aspiring Professional

If you are serious about making a career out of photography, you will need to enroll in a professional preparation program which will include not only coursework in photography techniques (both digital and still camera) but also coursework in the business of photography - how to market your services. Courses may include:

  • Portrait Photography
  • Commercial Photography
  • Portfolio Preparation
  • Digital Imaging Workflow
  • Tools and Techniques of Digital Imaging
  • Digital Capture
  • Digital Foundations
  • Studio Operations
  • Studio Layout and Design
  • Packaging and Allied Products

Salary Information

Salaries will, of course, vary by what type of photography you are engaged in - are you photographing children at the mall, or soldiers in a war zone, or models on a runway? The median annual salary for professional photographers is $26,080 according to the 2005 Occupational Outlook Handbook (www.BLS.gov), with the low end of the range being $15,000 or below and the high end of the range being $54,180 and above.

Economic Outlook

Employment opportunities for photographers are expected to grow by 9% to 17% through the year 2014 as projected by the 2005 Occupational Outlook Handbook (www.BLS.gov). The greatest areas of expansion should be portrait photography and commercial photography.

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    • Must be a high school graduate or have completed GED
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    • Florida (1 campus)
    Areas of study you may find at University of Miami include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Non-Degree: Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Bachelor
    • Visual and Performing Arts
      • Design and Applied Arts
      • Drama and Theatre Arts
      • Fine Arts and Studio Art
      • Musical Arts
      • Photography, Film, and Video
        • Cinematography and Film Production
        • Film and Cinema Studies
        • Photography
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    • New York (1 campus)
    Areas of study you may find at Syracuse University include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Non-Degree: Certificate
      • Post Degree Certificate: Post Master's Certificate, Postbaccalaureate Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Associate, Bachelor
    • Visual and Performing Arts
      • Design and Applied Arts
      • Drama and Theatre Arts
      • Fine Arts and Studio Art
      • Musical Arts
      • Photography, Film, and Video
        • Cinematography and Film Production
        • Photography
  • School locations:
    • New York (1 campus)
    Areas of study you may find at New York University include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Non-Degree: Certificate
      • Post Degree Certificate: First Professional Certificate, Post Master's Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Associate, Bachelor
    • Visual and Performing Arts
      • Dance
      • Design and Applied Arts
      • Drama and Theatre Arts
      • Fine Arts and Studio Art
      • Musical Arts
      • Photography, Film, and Video
        • Cinematography and Film Production
        • Photography
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    • Pennsylvania (1 campus)
    Areas of study you may find at Temple University include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Post Degree Certificate: First Professional Certificate, Post Master's Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Associate, Bachelor
    • Visual and Performing Arts
      • Dance
      • Design and Applied Arts
      • Drama and Theatre Arts
      • Fine Arts and Studio Art
      • Musical Arts
      • Photography, Film, and Video
        • Film and Cinema Studies
        • Photography
  • School locations:
    • Columbia (D.C.) (1 campus)
    Areas of study you may find at George Washington University include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Non-Degree: Certificate, Coursework
      • Post Degree Certificate: Post Master's Certificate, Postbaccalaureate Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Associate, Bachelor
    • Visual and Performing Arts
      • Dance
      • Design and Applied Arts
      • Drama and Theatre Arts
      • Fine Arts and Studio Art
      • Musical Arts
      • Photography, Film, and Video
        • Photography
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    • Oregon (1 campus)
    Areas of study you may find at University of Oregon include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Post Degree Certificate: Postbaccalaureate Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Bachelor
    • Visual and Performing Arts
      • Dance
      • Drama and Theatre Arts
      • Fine Arts and Studio Art
      • Musical Arts
      • Photography, Film, and Video
        • Film and Cinema Studies
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