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Commercial Photography

Commercial Photography Career Technical Education Pathway

Start Your Photography Career

The Commercial Photography Pathway gives students an inside look into a career in photography, while also preparing them for college. Students will learn professional, creative, and technical skills – including
the ins and outs of photographing people, places, and products. This pathway helps students interested in commercial photography develop their skills, talents, and creativity through both coursework and work-based learning.

Career Pathways help students explore their talents and use their experiences in the classroom to select a career path they’re passionate about.

Prepare in the Classroom

Build a strong foundation with A-G approved courses and prepare yourself for an exciting new commercial photography career. Classes include:

  • Commercial Photography
  • Advanced Commercial Photography (H)

Get Real

Take what you learn out into the real world and see first-hand what awaits you in the field of commercial photography. Hands-on, indepth immersive experiences may include:

  • Universities
  • Professional Studios
  • Guest Speakers
  • Workplace Tours
  • On-or-Off-Site Internships

Valuable Training for Exciting Careers

Kickstart your career path in commercial photography and college studies with the help of our academic instruction and industry insight. Potential career paths these programs help prepare you for include:

  • Commercial Photographer
  • Artistic Director
  • Commercial Prop Stylist
  • Advertising Agent
  • Layout Artist
  • Graphic Artist
  • Branding Artist
  • Web Designer
  • Museum Curator
  • Set Builder

Industry Average: $20,000 - $94,000/Year
Projected Growth in the Field: 10% to 14%

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Ready to Take Pictures?

Contact your college & career technician for availability.
Programs are subject to change.

CTE Teacher:
Rainey Tanner
(805) 278-2907

Interested in pursuing this career after graduation?


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