Photography at Brookhaven

Taking photography classes at Brookhaven is an affordable way to get started on a path to a brighter future. Whether you’re taking classes to transfer to a four-year college or university, or for personal enrichment, our curriculum will give you the foundational skills you need.

Photography as Personal Expression

Photography is the ability to capture light on film or in a digital file in a manner that satisfies the vision of the photographer. Light is the essence of photography, and it also represents the greatest challenge to photographers in mastering the mood, focus and style of a composition. Location and lighting offer the photographer infinite possibilities for personal expression. Your mind visualizes an image, and your photographic talent and skill enable you to bring it to fruition.

Photography Careers

Many photographers find jobs with newspapers, magazines, advertising agencies, design studios and government agencies. Most photographers work for themselves by freelancing.

Among many others, some possible careers in photography include:

  • Industrial and corporate photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Advertising photography
  • Artist photography
  • Travel photography
  • Portrait and wedding photography
  • Documentary photography
  • Forensic photography
  • Public relations photography

Recent figures show that the availability of jobs in photography and related fields, such as film editing and processing and computer support, is increasing.