The MSJC Photography program offers adult learners digital production and workflow skills. Photography students are immersed in project-based, active, and real-world production challenges as well as creative skill set development. Career-oriented photographers embark on a path of inquiry that explores visual communication by creating images with professional visual impact, industry-standard quality, and mastery of digital asset management.
Images are fixed by digital sampling varying light energies with light sensors and sophisticated software. The chemical process is obsolete and was officially displaced when the RAW photographic file format was developed shortly after the turn of the millennium. Full-frame ‘Mirrorless’ technology and computational photography are now pushing the DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras into its own obsolescence. MSJC photography students will ride the wave of their own era into professionalism. None of your precious time and financial resource will be spent trudging through obsolete technologies. The MSJC digital photography program wrote and offered its first digital photography course in 1998. We have been ‘forward-thinking’ for over two decades.
You can start the program without even owning a camera. In fact, you are better off delaying any equipment purchase until you have mastered the fundamentals of professional quality in order to wisely collect only the equipment necessary to compete and succeed as a professional photographer.