Composition, Color, and Craftsmanship define today's digital
photographer. If you enjoy taking photographs - consider making
it a career or taking classes for personal interest.
Photographers need to have a good eye for composition,
imagination, and creativity, as well as a good technical
understanding of photography. The LCC Photo Program can help you
achieve your personal and/or professional goals.
Photograph of Fan by Brian Kurtz, Adjunct Faculty
The LCC Photo Program offers 18 courses ranging from the
basics of camera operations, electronic imaging programs,
lighting, and color to advanced courses in commercial
illustration photography, portrait photography, and
Whether you are an amateur photographer who wants to get
better or you are an aspiring professional photographer, the LCC
Photo Program can help you achieve your goals.
NOTE: To finish an Associate's Degree or Certificate in
Photography in the shortest possible time, you must enroll in
PHOT111, PHOT112, PHOT113, and ARTS 102 in your first semester.
LCC Photography Portfolio 2017
Congratulations to the 10 graduating photo students for a
wonderful show at the Keys to Creativity Gallery
(in the Lansing Mall). Outstanding work from a very talented
group of image makers. We had a large crowd for the show, with
many friends, family and alumni viewing the images and meeting
with the graduates. If you missed the opening, the framed images
will remain up in the gallery through May 27.
Snow Queen SuperShoot
The LCC photography students transformed their photo studio into a Winter
Wonderland the week of March 13th, 2017 as students from the Photo program built
a fantastic snowy scene for a day of photographing costumed characters from the
Snow Queen theater production.
The large winter scene included 20 flocked trees, over 120 gallons of instant
snow, 200 pounds of potato flakes and the 20 x 30 foot backdrop created for the
Dart auditorium production. Seven cast members from the theater production were
photographed by LCC photo students during the 6 hour photo session on Thursday
March 16th. Setup of the winter scene started on Monday the 13th with
construction of the set continuing through Thursday morning when over a hundred
gallons of artificial snow were added to create the final scene. A large number
of photo students participated in the even including helping to paint and flock
the trees, mix artificial snow and lighting. LCC faculty member Jeff Hamlin and
DMAC students also joined the fun during Thursday afternoon capturing video
footage of costumed characters in the winter scene.
“We have wanted to stage a big production shoot like this for a couple of years
now” said LCC Photo Faculty Chair Ike Lea. “We wanted to be able to create a
project where students could get the experience of working on a large production
that incorporated building a set and coordinating with costumes and models”. “We
also had the opportunity to coordinate with the DMAC program to light a large
set and shoot both stills and video in the same session.”
Thanks to the LCC theater department, Bob Fernholz and the Snow Queen cast
members for all of their help in pulling off a great project. Special thanks to
the Costume Shop personnel and Marina and Morgan White. A special thanks also to
Bob’s Red Mill for donating 200 pounds of potato flakes to use as snow and
thanks to Ryan Cummins for helping to make it happen.