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Professional Photography

Friday, November 4 - 9:00-11:00 a.m., Willmar Campus

  • Information session
  • Tour of the department
  • FREE mini-photo session

Willmar Campus - Park in the visitor lot and enter into the Student Center

This is a program that often has a waiting list for students to get in, so explore and apply early! October is free application month at Ridgewater!

To Register
(320) 222-5971 or (800) 722-1151​
  • STATE-OF-THE-ART equipment and studios
  • HANDS-ON experience through REQUIRED INTERNSHIPS
  • INDUSTRY-EXPERIENCED faculty
  • REAL-WORLD workflow experience

Skills in photography are developed by a combination of lecture and laboratory experiences. Students will work and learn in a modern, state-of-the-art studio/program area. Our emphasis is on quality results in all aspects of photography.

  • Operate a digital camera
  • Demonstrate knowledge of portrait studio operation
  • Demonstrate entry level product photography skills (lighting, composition, positioning, camera handling)
  • Have mastered Adobe Photoshop® software
  • Communicate verbally and in writing at a level appropriate for the professional environment

Students who enroll in the program are required to purchase a digital SLR (Single-Lens Reflex) type camera before the second semester of their first year. Other equipment such as computers and lighting equipment will be provided by the college. There is a lab fee to help cover the cost of digital media.