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Art and Photography

Photo Classes Fall 2017

Welcome to Photography at LBCC. Today, photography is everywhere and whether you’re online or in print, being a photographer is more than just knowing how to take a strong image. It's essential to be armed with skills that include video, graphics, audio...all in service of telling a story. Whether it's the story of two people getting married, creating a Lookbook for a new fashion line, or what happened in popular entertainment, photographers are way beyond just working with a camera. Just as essential is figuring out what to do with that "story" once you've created it. How to broadcast and get that message out, how to build an audience for your work.

This is why we created our Fundamentals of Digital Media certificate, which gives you an introduction to a basic set of interdisciplinary skills: imaging, motion, graphics and sound. Beyond that, we have extensive facilities and course offerings in Photography as part of the GE transfer and the Art Curriculum Guide and our courses are spread over both our Liberal Arts and Pacific Coast campuses.

At the Liberal Arts Campus (LAC):

  • 24 station b&w traditional wet lab, with small, medium and large format capabilities.
  • 26 station digital MAC computer lab.
  • 5 station digital print and scan lab, with film and flatbed scanners.
  • Individual darkroom space for independent or alternative projects.
  • Print making classroom, which is also used for Alternative Processes.

At the Pacific Coast Campus (PCC):

  • 28 station digital MAC computer workstations in lab with scan and print capabilities.
  • Large studio with hot lights and studio strobes

Our photography courses cover Advertising, Editorial, Location, Studio, Photo Journalism and even Fine Art with an emphasis on professional experience in our faculty and staff. Our two full-timers (Ann Mitchell and Brian Doan) are joined by our Lab Supervisor, Neil France and our Instructional Associate Jeff Smeding, all of whom are active photographers. 

Faculty Coordinator

Ann Mitchell 
Office: K 118 
Phone: 562.938.4802