Digital Photography

  • Program Description: 

    The Digital Photography instructional program prepares students to use technical expertise, creativity, and composition skills to produce and preserve images that communicate information, convey ideas, moods and feelings, tell a story, or record an event. Students who successfully complete the Digital Photography program’s coherent sequence of instruction will develop an in-depth understanding of the operation and maintenance of professional-grade digital cameras and specialized photographic equipment; natural, on-camera, off-camera, and modified lighting; image composition; and the use of computers and specialized software to record, enhance, and manipulate digital images. Digital Photography students will explore the history and societal and economic impact of the digital photography industry and will examine legal and ethical considerations and business best practices unique to digital photography and related industries. Throughout the Digital Photography instructional program, students learn and practice valuable real-world skills using professional-grade digital cameras and industry-standard image editing software to create high-quality media products.

    Program Location:

    Maricopa High School

    Median Salary Range:

    $35,000 - $55,000

    Related Careers:

    • Art Directors
    • Craft and Fine Artists
    • Desktop Publishers
    • Film and Video Editors
    • Camera Operators

    Student Organization/CTSO: 

    SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. We provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education in the nation’s classrooms.


    The Internship program allows students in the Digital Photography program to expand upon their education and practical skills in a real world setting. Students, under the direct supervision of a professional photographer, media director, or other industry professional.  

    • InMaricopa Magazine Graphic Design
    • Maricopa Unified School District, Public Relations/Media 


    Coursework and practical skills development in preparation for the credential testing below:


    • Art for the Heart - Art & Fine Crafts Festival, Benefiting the American Heart Association
    • MHS Digital Photography

    Advisory Board:

    Bob McGovern - InMaricopa Magazine, Photographer and Editor

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  • Kyle Norby