About the Program
The Las Positas College Photography program offers a broad array of
course opportunities crossing a full spectrum of the imaging field.
The Certificate assures a solid grounding in photography fundamentals
upon which to build one’s further photographic field experiences.
Students become familiar with traditional film-based and digital
(electronic) imaging technologies for making artistically rendered,
captivating photographic images (both black & white and color) used
in all areas of visual communications and media. Students do hands-on
work in the College’s well-equipped studio, darkroom and computer
laboratory. They master digital imaging in preparation for print and
web distribution, create short programs in videography, and work with
artificial lighting for portrait and commercial applications.
Most students take a history of photography class and a course
concentrating on doing documentary work.