• "My experience at the St. Petersburg College Photography Program was really valuable and influential in the way I work and perform today. The facilities and the individual attention from professors helped me build a strong background of technical and conceptual knowledge. Also the valuable information that I gained from the program at SPC helped me be prepared for the transfer process on to a university’s Fine Art program."
    Gabriel Ramos
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  • Facilities

    SPC photographic facilities include a professional shooting studio, color processing area, 20-station digital studio, medium to large format industry-standard printers and private labs for students.

  • Take a course or two to enhance your skills

    Our photography classes can be taken as part of our Digital Media Associate in Science degree program, can help satisfy the elective requirements for the Associate in Arts degree or meet the common prerequisites for your chosen four-year major.

    The Digital Media A.S. degree provides an excellent way to explore an interest in photography either as a hobby or for professional development. It is ideal for those who wish to enhance their knowledge of commercial photography, or to complement careers in public relations, graphic design or writing.

  • Note: The Photographic Technology (PGY-AS) program is no longer accepting students. Please refer to the Digital Media (DIG-AS) program suplan Digital Photography (PGY) for further photography program information.  

    Our photography classes give you a strong foundation in the craft and expressive potential of photography, as well as the technical aspects of the field in both digital and analog production methods.

    What you will learn

    • Fundamentals of camera function
    • Photographic film and paper processing techniques
    • Composition and lighting
    • Advanced techniques in digital image capturing and manipulation
    • Creative critical thinking
  • Careers

    Our program can prepare you for a career as a:

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    Jonathan Barnes
    Chair, Humanities & Fine Arts
    (727) 791-5997
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