Programs & Academics

Commercial Studio Photography


About Commercial Studio Photography

  • By Marci Manklow
  • By Matthew Padilla
  • By Kyle Phanroy
  • Sara Peterson
  • By Ana Hilleboe
  • By Nagisa Mizushima
  • By Adan Maldonado
  • Raechelle Apodaca
  • Judy Fong
  • Nagisa Mizushima
  • By Andrew Boone
  • By Judy Fong
  • By Amy Carver
  • Nick McCall
  • Diego Razera
  • By Marci Manklow
  • Robert Gonzalez
  • By Kristen Klier
  • By Haline Melendez
  • By Ranee Vespi
  • Diego Razera
  • Pat Simmons
  • Kevin Kim

Commercial photography is a highly rewarding profession requiring technical precision, creativity and a knowledge of current trends in both photography and advertising.

Photography majors learn the dynamics of visual communication to illustrate an idea, articulate a story, capture a mood, sell a product, or illustrate a concept. Our instruction focuses on the principles of image control directly in camera; enhancement of design and production through lighting techniques; image editing enhancements and high-quality output - all of which contribute to a comprehensive and rigorous curriculum that prepares students for the professional photographic industry.

Students work under expert professional photographers and instructors who specialize in photographing people and products for use in advertising and across media outlets.

Our Degree and Certificate Programs are designed to support you in cultivating industry contacts as well as develop a professional photography portfolio that will help you successfully launch your career.

Degrees & Certificate Information

Title image by SMC Student Emma D'Alessandro