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Photographic Arts

A Continuing Education Program

In this program, you will learn how to get the most out of your digital camera by fully understanding all of its menus and controls. You will learn how to compose shots, professional techniques for portraiture and black and white photography, and how to download and edit photographs using Photoshop. You will explore composition techniques for cityscapes and landscapes, the effects of lighting on composition and what makes some photographers consistently better than others. The Photographic Arts courses may be taken individually or as part of the certificate program.

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Macomb for Photographic Arts

  1. Learn from faculty with real-world experience
  2. Take classes at times convenient to your life
  3. Access to job placement through Career Services

Photographic Arts Courses at Macomb

  • Digital Fundamentals
  • Principles of Photography
  • Travel Photography
  • Digital Black and White
  • Portraiture
  • Photoshop for Photographers 1 & 2
  • Creative Lighting for Photography

Career Opportunities in Photographic Arts

This program can advance your skills as a photographer and help prepare you for freelance or full-time photography work. Further education may be required depending on your chosen career path.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Photographic Arts Certificate Program?

For more information, contact the program coordinator at 586.498.4100 or

What is a Continuing Education Program?

Our Workforce and Continuing Education programs are designed to help you develop in your career, learn a new skill or explore a personal interest. These programs are open enrollment, which means you do not have to fill out on application. These programs are not eligible for financial aid or for academic credit toward an associate degree or related certificate.

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