The Photography program at EvCC emphasizes the balance of concept and craft. Our course of study integrates the technical skills necessary for successful image making with the critical thought, visual literacy, and creativity required for effective and powerful communication. Students study and develop proficiency in digital photography from capture through print presentation. Along their learning pathway students receive practical experience in studio lighting, black and white processing, compositing, alternative processes, and presentation practices. Students complete their path with both a personal Thesis Project and a Professional Practices course in which they create a refined portfolio and website showcasing their work. Students graduate with a strong body of work and the practical skills to successfully begin their career in photography or transfer to a four-year art institution or university.  

Student Work


Housed in Whitehorse Hall our facilities include digital classrooms and labs, a fully equipped studio with three shooting bays and a cyclorama, many digital printing stations and a large format printer. Our labs are also equipped with film and flatbed scanners creating opportunities for analog and digital techniques to come together. Through the equipment check out room students have access to Canon DSLR cameras, DSLR speedlights and accessories, location lighting kits, and the necessary tools to complete projects off site when appropriate. Our workroom provides matt cutting tools, including the Wizard digital matt cutting system, and a clean space for finishing projects with the professional standards of contemporary photography.

Photography instructor Nancy Jones works with students

Career Options

Students complete our program with either an AFA or AAS and will be prepared to enter careers such as those listed here.

  • Commercial photographer
  • Portrait photographer
  • Digital Assistant
  • Creative content provider
  • Photo studio manager
  • Social Media image stream manager
  • Editorial photographer
  • Retoucher and print finisher
  • Photo Editor
  • Stylist
  • Assistant Art director