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photography Overview

Photography is more than just a visual art form; it's a powerful means of storytelling and self-expression. Our Photography program invites you to step into a world of creativity, where you'll learn to capture the essence of life, culture, and emotion through the lens of a camera.

Develop your vision in the San José City College photography program! Discover inspiration all around you. Capture everything from abstract ideas of culture and identity to the small, human details of everyday life. 

Experience traditional black and white photography in our state-of-the-art studios and darkroom or join the digital wave that makes photography accessible to all who wish to establish a global online presence. 

Develop your creative vision, your technical skills, and produce those images that impact your personal life and professional growth.

Department Contacts

  • Humanities, Social Sciences, and Arts Division
  • (408) 288-3785


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Photography Student Learning Outcomes

  • Apply a variety of lighting techniques to the production of photographs.

  • Produce photographs using various camera, film and digital choices.

  • Produce photographs using various photographic papers and digital output.

  • Create a portfolio and related materials for job preparation.

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