Credentials You Can Earn
The NGTC photography program has a well-deserved reputation for excellence. Diploma and associate degree programs prepare graduates for employment in the diverse and growing field of photography. Instruction includes camera, multimedia, and digital imaging techniques applied to portraiture, advertising, and photojournalism. Graduates leave with a credential as well as a portfolio of work illustrating their skill.
Each instructor has unique professional experience, and as with most professionals, each has completed assignments in a broad range of specialties. The result is a photography program that gives a solid foundation in the technical, creative and business skills you need to be a professional photographer. NGTC is equipped with a full range of studio equipment and lighting, and supports both Nikon and Canon based camera systems with additional lenses available to loan to students to complete assignments. Students will need to acquire their own digital SLR camera, the essential kit for all who take photography seriously. Overall costs, including all books and equipment, are going to be substantially less than almost any other photography program. The program uses the latest digital imaging software, teaches marketing and business and gives regular field trips. Our building has over 7,000 sq ft of studio space, computer lab, print room, amphitheatre and classrooms.
The photography department at North Georgia Technical College is dedicated to providing skills for a variety of photographic professions including:
- Commercial Photography: Advertising, food, architecture, fashion – at NGTC you will learn the skills to produce magazine quality images. The final result will be a portfolio you will be proud to present to clients for freelance work or to take to your job interview. The instructors are interested in your success and know it takes a lot of dedication to reach your potential.
- Portraiture: Family events, portraits, weddings... images that capture the moments that matter. You will learn how to attain the very highest quality in all styles of portraiture.
- Photojournalism: We can all remember the significant moments in history through pictures, and only they stand the test of time as they represent the truth. The NGTC instructors are committed to teaching the highest standards in the business and will teach you how to develop skills to create images that stand the test of time, as a photographer and story teller.
At NGTC students participate in a well-rounded program that provides a solid foundation to develop your skills in any direction.
The Photography associate degree program prepares students for employment in the diverse and growing field of photography. The Photography associate degree program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in the area of photography. Graduates of the program receive a Photography Associate of Applied Science Degree.
The Photography diploma program prepares students for employment in the diverse and growing field of photography. The Photography program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in the area of photography. Graduates of the program receive a Photography diploma.
NGTC‘s Photography program offers a certificate for those who want to specialize in a particular area or to refresh the skills they may already have:
- Digital Photographer Certificate
Individuals who graduate from NGTC’s Photography program can hit the ground running if they choose to specialize in:
- Portraiture Photography
- Advertising Photography
Graduates of the Photography Technology program may work in a variety of fields including:
- News Reporting
- Public Relations
There are many employment fields that require skills similar to those required to be a photographer, such as:
- Jewelry Designer
- Fashion Designer
- Industrial Designer
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Meet the Faculty
Jeff Gulle joined the NGTC Photography faculty in 2007 and has more than 20 years of occupational experience. He has a Diploma in Photography and an AAS in Commercial Photography, both from North Georgia Technical College. He also holds a BA in Liberal Studies from Armstrong Atlantic State Unversity. He is a Certified Professional Photographer, a Photographic Craftsman, a Master Photographer, and an active member of the Professional Photographers Association. Mr. Gulle consistently wins awards on the national and international levels. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jim Loring's photographic experience spans more than thirty years with over 65 assignments worldwide. As photographic editor and photographer, he has worked for some of the world's leading relief and development agencies including Care International, World Vision, and Save the Children. He has travelled throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America, bringing stories of human interest to light. His teaching expeience began in 1997 (Photojournalism/Surrey Institute of Art and Design, UK), and he joined the NGTC Photography faculty in 2007. Jim Loring is a Certified Professional Photographer and has a Diploma (degree equivalent) in Advertising and Editorial Photography from Medway College of Design, UK. Contact: email@example.com.
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