Digital Photography

Photographers use their technical expertise to photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects. They use their technical expertise, creativity, and composition skills to produce and preserve images that visually tell a story or record an event.

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Jackson College Offers the following program options:

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Photographers rely on talent and skill, and some find work with only a high school diploma. Further study will enhance their technique and experience. Jackson College offers a digital photography certificate that provides the foundational skills to expand their portfolio and apply to a fine arts degree program or a career in the field.


Median wages for photographers in Michigan is $26,000, with a range from $17,100 to $72,600.

Career Outlook

Employment of photographers is expected to increase about 4 percent in coming years.